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!
As I shared with attendees for the sold-out events during my introduction, events such as our CIO & CISO summits are a unique opportunity to network with your peers and to stay attuned to the top macroeconomic and cultural issues impacting business technology executives and fellow members of the C-suite.
Headline speakers included Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx Services; John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG; Angela Yochem, Former EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health; Cindy Finkelman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; and Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, North America, Cargill.
Our roster of top-tier world-class speakers included Beena Ammanath, Executive Director, Global AI Institute, Deloitte; Don Anderson, CIO, Tiger Global Management; Renee Arrington, President, COO & Director, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Marianne Bachynski, CIO, Investments & Enterprise Systems, Corebridge Financial; Bertina Ceccarelli; CEO, NPower; Ann Dozier, SVP, Chief Information Officer, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; Denise Russell Fleming, CIO and EVP of Technology and Global Services, Becton, Dickinson and Company; Michael Frankel, Founder and Managing Partner, Trajectory Capital Partners; Tsvi Gal, Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Robert Galvin, CTO, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Kostas Georgakopoulos, Global CTO & CISO, Mondelēz International; Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal; Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray; Cate Heaman, Founder and CEO, Prelude Solutions; Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons Corporation; Tony Leng, Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head, H.I.E.C; Gala Lyne, GVP, Regional GM, Americas – East, Rimini Street, Lesley Ma, VP, Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer, NSF International; David Mahon, Global CISO, Deloitte; Vipul Nagrath, SVP Product Development, ADP, Inc.; Murali Nemani, CMO, Aisera; Rusty Patel, former SVP & CIO, Tenneco; Mark Polansky, Executive in Residence, HMG Strategy, Former Senior Partner, Korn Ferry; John Poli, Industry Principal for Healthcare, RingCentral; Frank Price, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Risk Officer, Labcorp; Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain & Company; Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, New College Institute, Commonwealth of Virginia; Serena Sacks-Mandel, Global Chief Technology/Transformation Officer – Education, Microsoft; Asha Saxena, Founder and CEO, Women Leaders in Data & AI; Cindy Taibi, SVP & CIO, The New York Times Co.; Mark Taylor, CEO, Society for Information Management; Mark Troller, CIO, Tangoe; Dan Turchin, CEO, PeopleReign; Cindy Warner, CEO/Founder, Strategic Board Member, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, 360ofme; Gabrielle Wolfson, CIO & CDO, Quest Diagnostics; and Gregory Zelo, CIO, Veeco Instruments.
Special thanks and congratulations to Melissa Marr of HMG Strategy, Cindy Finkelman of Alvarez & Marsal and Robin Brown of Cargill for organizing the 2023 Global Women in Technology Summit. We are also grateful to Prelude Solutions for sponsoring our 2023 Global Women in Technology Summit.
During the 2023 New York CIO Summit of America, we were delighted to recognize seven exceptional business technology executives for their visionary leadership as part of our 2023 Global Leadership Institute Awards program. The executives we recognized were:
- Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray
- Tony Leng, Managing Partner, CIO & CTO Global Functional Head, H.I.E.C.
- David Mahon, Global CISO, Deloitte
- Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO, Bain & Company
- John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG
- Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx Services
- Angela Yochem, Former EVP, Chief Digital and Transformation Officer, Novant Health
We're extremely grateful to our partners who sponsored the two summits without whose help none of this would have been possible: Aisera; AWS; Intuitive.Cloud; Moveworks; Netskope; NPower; Prelude Solutions; Pure Storage; Rimini Street; RingCentral; SIM New York Metro; Tangoe; and Tanium.
Both events showcased the incredible talent, creativity and energy of the leaders in the HMG community, and I am genuinely impressed by the ultra-high quality of thought leadership we assembled for these two memorable summits.
At HMG Strategy, we strive to produce the world’s best summits and events, custom designed and developed to lead effectively into the C-suite and to accelerate your career ascent. I urge you to check out our amazing schedule of high-powered summits and see for yourself how the strength and power of our world-class community can help you and your team. Our next two events are our 2023 Florida CIO Executive Leadership Summit on May 11 and our 2023 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit on May 18. Be sure to register for each of these events here and here, respectively.