It’s Monday, and I’m still riding the incredible tidal wave of excitement we created at the 2019 CIO Summit of America in New York last week. In addition to breaking attendance records, we truly set a new standard for professional conferences and I’m delighted by the positive feedback we received from our audience of technology executives and professionals.
From my perspective, we have genuinely raised the bar. We are extremely proud of the amazing content and genuinely useful knowledge that was created and shared at our high-value summit.
Additionally, we’re honored and gratified by the awesome support of our unmatched and unparalleled global network of professional peers and colleagues. Unquestionably, HMG Strategy has become the trusted provider of essential knowledge, networking opportunities and career ascent for 21st Century technology leaders who are committed to lead, innovate, disrupt and invent.
Our roster of world-class executive keynote speakers included Ralph Loura, SVP & CIO, Lumentum; Vipul Nagrath, Global CIO, ADP, LLC; Naveed Husain, Vice President Office of the CIO, RingCentral; Liam Frazier, Engineering Operations Manager, Nutanix; Cindy Finkelman, Chief Information Officer, FactSet Research Systems; Sajawal Haider, CISO, National Advisory Council Member, NPower, Oak Hill Advisors; Mike Daoust, Director of GTM Chrome, Google Chrome Enterprise; and David Reilly, CIO, Global Banking and Markets, Bank of America.
HMG Strategy 2019 Top Technology Executives to Watch Awards were presented to Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO, TAG Cyber; Karen Beebe, CIO, Vineyard Vines; Andrew Campbell, CIO, Terex; Paul Chapman, CIO, Box; Kirsten Davies, SVP & CISO, Estee Lauder; Bernadette Gleason, VP, Business Information Security Officer, Citi; Justin Lahullier, CIO, Delta Dental of NJ & CT; Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Ralph Loura, CIO/CDO/CTO, Lumentum; Vipul Nagrath, Global CIO, ADP; Shamla Naidoo, Global CISO, IBM; Edwina Payne, SVP & CIO, Avanos Medical; Michael Palmer, VP & CISO, NFL; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Korn Ferry; Phyllis Post, Former VP & CIO, Merck; Anna Ransley, VP IT, Heineken; John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG; Michael Salas, CIO & CDO, Suez in North America; Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham; Sangy Vatsa, EVP & CIO, Comerica Bank; and Angela Yochem, EVP, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health.
Presenters, speakers and executive panelists included Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC; Colleen Berube, CIO, Zendesk; Ben Cabrera, VP & CIO, Covanta; Nick Caley, Vice President, Financial Services & Regulatory, ForgeRock; Andrew Campbell, CIO, Terex Corporation; Mignona Cote, Former Global Head of Identity and Access Management, AIG; Mahrya Dakubu, Document Cloud Team, Adobe; Kirsten Davies, SVP & CISO, Estée Lauder Companies; John Doucette, VP of Consulting Operations, Magenic; Kevin Dunne, General Manager, Tricentis Flood, Tricentis; Ursuline Foley, Board Member & Strategic Advisor; Michael Frankel, Managing Director, Deloitte New-venture Accelerator, Deloitte Investments LLC; Tsvi Gal, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Michael Golz, Chief Information Officer, Americas, SAP; Chuck Gray, Partner, Egon Zehnder; Marc Hamer, Global CIO and Digital Delivery, Sealed Air Corporation; Patty Hatter, CIO/GM, Board Member, Start-Up Advisor; Lonne Jaffe, Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners; Joe Kane, Executive Director, Global Technology Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search; Alan Lepofsky, VP of Evangelism, Quip; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac, General Motors; George Maddaloni, Global CTO, AIG; Israel Martinez, NACD® Board Leadership Fellow, nominated "Top 100" Director HITEC Top 100, Cyber Risk & Governance Expert, Chairman and CEO, Axon Global; Michael Mazza, Executive Director - Enterprise Technology & Risk, Morgan Stanley; Michael Miller, Chief Information Officer, Ziff Brothers Investments; David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group, The HSG; Shamla Naidoo, Global CISO, IBM Corporation; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Phyllis Post, Former VP & CIO, Global Human Health IT, Merck; Frank Price, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, CVS Health; Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive, Stealth Mode Startup Company; Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital; Sangy Vatsa, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Comerica Bank; Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and Chairman, Delphix; and Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO and CTO, BUNGE LTD.
Key topics at the summit included Innovating the Future of Work; the CIO Mandate; Preparing Yourself to be Boardroom-Ready; New Technologies: Gaining an Inside Track on the Competition; Accelerating Your Career Ascent: Crafting Your Personal Brand as a Talent Magnet; Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise; Adapting to the Accelerating Pace of Change; Top VCs on Startup Leadership; Turn Your Frontline Workers Into Cloud Workers; and Driving the Digital Roadmap to a Customer-Centric Enterprise.
From my perspective, our agendas are trend-setting and unparalleled in quality and content. Quite simply, our intense and laser-sharp focus on relevant themes and topics continue to raise the bar for our industry worldwide.
At HMG Strategy, we're actively supporting the next great generation of technology leaders. We've created a truly global peer-to-peer platform to deliver world-class insights and ideas to the global audience. Please join us at one of our upcoming summits and learn how to lead, re-imagine and reinvent the modern enterprise to create a culture of genius and drive growth in unprecedented times.