• Building Relationships Across the C-Suite: Jeff McKibben, CIO of Ultra Clean Technology

    I had a very thoughtful and illuminating conversation recently with Jeff McKibben, the CIO of Ultra Clean Technology, a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems, components and parts, and ultra-high purity cleaning and analytical services that are primarily created for the semiconductor industry. Jeff has more than three decades of experience managing IT in global high-tech manufacturing companies and he has extensive experience with international M&A, product development, supply chain complexity, sales and marketing innovation, program management and building organizational competency.

  • Visionary Leadership in a Complex and Rapidly Evolving Global Business Ecosystem: An Interview with Angela Yochem

    I had the honor of interviewing Angela Yochem for a recent edition of our HMG Strategy Global Spotlight video series. Angela is the former EVP and Chief Digital Officer for Novant Health, a super-regional healthcare system with one of the largest medical groups in the U.S. She is also a recent winner of our HMG Strategy 2023 Global Leadership Institute Recognition Program Award, and it was a thrill speaking with her about the future of visionary leadership.

  • Defining Visionary Leadership: An Interview with Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

    I had a wonderful conversation earlier this month with my good friend Scott Strickland, the EVP & Chief Information Officer at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Scott has been a valued member of the HMG Strategy community for many years and it’s always a pleasure catching up with him. In our conversation, we discussed the qualities and characteristics of visionary leaders who achieve success in dynamic and highly competitive markets.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Mike Anderson, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Netskope

    I had a fascinating conversation with Mike Anderson recently. Mike serves as Chief Digital and Information Officer for Netskope, a global cybersecurity company that is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles and protect data. Over the past 25 years, Mike has built and led high-performing teams across various disciplines, including sales, operations, business development, and information technology. He joined Netskope from Schneider Electric, a global Fortune 500 company, where he served as SVP, CIO and Digital Leader for North America.

  • Building Communities and Brands: An Interview with Mark Taylor, CEO of SIM International

    I recently interviewed Mark Taylor, the CEO at the Society for Information Management (SIM). Mark is a good friend and I deeply respect his long-term strategic commitment to our industry. SIM's national programs and core offerings create opportunities to engage in meaningful work with projects that range from independent research on IT trends to STEM outreach, enterprise architecture, procurement and other special interests. Joining SIM connects you with the top IT leaders in the industry including CIOs, senior business technology executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other top IT professionals.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Sanjay Beri, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Netskope

    Speaking with Sanjay Beri is always an energizing and illuminating experience. His intelligence, wisdom and experience are truly inspiring. Sanjay is the CEO and founder of Netskope, which he started in 2012 after seeing that cloud computing and remote work were going to transform business and lead to a ripple effect of security and networking challenges for organizations worldwide. Now, 11 years later, Netskope is rapidly growing, has more than 2,500 customers globally (including 25 of the Fortune 100) and is redefining cloud, data, and network security.

  • The 16th Annual New York CIO Summit of America with the Global Women in Technology Summit Showcases Top-Tier Leaders of Global Innovation and Digital Transformation

    I cannot begin to express how thrilled and truly grateful I am for the overwhelming success of our first-ever in-person 2023 Global Women in Technology Summit along with our 2023 New York CIO Summit of America, both held last week at the Harvard Club in Manhattan. I am absolutely delighted by the positive response and incredible energy generated by each of the summits. My sincerest compliments to Melissa Marr and the team at HMG Strategy for producing two high-value events simultaneously!

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Helen Norris, VP and CIO at Chapman University

    I had a genuinely enlightening conversation last week with Helen Norris, Vice President and CIO at Chapman University in Orange, California. Chapman is a distinguished institution of higher education with a reputation for world-class research. Helen, who is nominated for an HMG Strategy 2023 Global Leadership Institute award and is a Member at Large for the Southern California SIM chapter, began her career as a corporate technology leader, and I asked her to tell me what had attracted her to the world of higher education.

  • The Silicon Valley Bank Reverberations and the Impact on CIOs

    As the wide-ranging effects of the SVB situation continue to play out, we asked Michael Keithley, CIO at United Talent Agency, to share his insights on the SVB crisis and the ramifications for CIOs at our National Advisory Board meeting on March 17th. Not only is Michael a top-tier business technology leader, he’s also a start-up advisor, a limited partner at GTM Capital and a CXO advisor at leading venture capital firms such as Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Kin Lee-Yow, the CIO of CAA Club Group of companies

    I had an inspiring and illuminating conversation last week with Kin Lee-Yow, the CIO of CAA Club Groups of Companies. Kin is one of our top nominees for the 2023 HMG Global Leadership Institute Mid-Cap CIO of the Year Award and I am delighted that he took the time to share his insights and experience with the HMG Strategy community of 500,000+ business technology leaders.

  • The HMG Innovation Accelerator: Driving Business Innovation When It’s Needed Most

    Research conducted by HMG Strategy reveals that one of the top focus areas for technology executive leaders is working with the CEO and the executive team to enable innovation and grow the business. This is part of the reason why we’ve created the HMG Innovation Accelerator. The HMG Innovation Accelerator, developed in partnership with Saqib E. Awan, Founder & Managing Director at GTM Capital, is a forum which provides CIOs, CISOs and business technology leaders an opportunity to meet with the CEOs and founders of top technology startups and get an early view into hot technologies that can move the needle for the business and to tackle cybersecurity threats.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Ashu Varshney, CIO and SVP of Cloud Operations at RingCentral

    I had an insightful conversation last week with Ashu Varshney, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Cloud Operations at RingCentral, a global provider of cloud-based communication and collaboration products and services for businesses. I asked Ashu to scope out the major trends he sees impacting business technology executives and their organizations in the post-pandemic era. The first trend he sees is how companies are preparing for the anticipated global economic slowdown and its ripple effects.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Bipin Jayaraj, VP, CIO, Rogers Corp.

    I had an insightful and inspiring conversation last week with Bipin Jayaraj, VP and CIO at Rogers Corporation, a specialty engineered materials company headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. Bipin also serves as a Board Member of Make-A-Wish® Arizona and he is a top pick for the 2023 Global Leadership Institute Mid-Cap CIO of the Year Award. I asked Bipin how he helps Rogers Corp. stay on the cutting edge in a rapidly evolving technology space.

There has never been a more exciting time to be a technology executive.

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to these forces of change. In essence, they serve as conductors to orchestrate the three pillars of organizational success – people, processes, and technology – and to draw upon their unique view of the enterprise to bring these elements into harmony.


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