Recapping the Brilliance of the 2022 New York Global Innovation Summit

On December 1, we hosted our final conference of the year, the 2022 New York Global Innovation Summit at the Harvard Club of New York City. The summit’s truly all-star roster of world-class speakers included Sean Lennon, CIO, Medtronic; Rocco Grillo, Managing Director – Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal; Cat Lang, SVP Global Education, ServiceNow; Fred Harris, Head of Cybersecurity Risk, Data Risk and IT Risk, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking; Lee Caswell, SVP, Product & Solutions Marketing, Nutanix; David Mahon, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Deloitte Global; Harry Moseley, CIO Advisor, Zoom; and a “Who’s Who” of stellar leaders and executives from our industry.

Each of the presentations and panels were superlative and highly relevant to the current challenges and opportunities facing technology executives and fellow members of the C-suite. I was especially impressed by the Executive Panel focused on Women in Tech Sparking Change in the Organization which explored best practices for tackling the top challenges and opportunities facing women in technology leadership roles. The panel was moderated by Cindy Finkelman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal and Vice President, SIM NY Metro and included Michelle Garvey, Senior Advisor, Alvarez & Marsal; Daphne E. Jones, Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International and Founder, The Board Curators; Asha Saxena, Founder and CEO, Women Leaders in Data & AI; and Katherine Wetmur, Managing Director & Head, Technology and Operations Risk, Morgan Stanley.

The Executive Panel on Safeguarding the Enterprise Against Escalating Global Cyber Threats was also remarkable. The session was a deep dive into the current threat landscape with expert insights from the world-class security leaders on the panel. Fred Harris, Head of Cybersecurity Risk, Data Risk and IT Risk, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking, was the moderator and the panel included Michael Ferguson, Director of Security Transformation, Netskope; Frank Price, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Risk Officer, Labcorp; Steven Wallstedt, CISO and Head of Business Continuity, ABN AMRO Group; and Dale Zabriskie, Field CISO, Cohesity.

We couldn’t produce our world-class events without the support of our partners. Valued partners supporting the 2022 New York Global Innovation Summit include ANB Technologies; Box; Centripetal; Cohesity; Coupa Software; Delphix; Globant; Google Cloud; Lemon Learning; Nasuni; Netskope; Nutanix; PagerDuty; SentinelOne; ServiceNow; and Zoom.

Additionally, we announced our most recent 2023 HMG Global Leadership Institute Awards Program Nominations:

Chuck Gray, Partner, Egon Zehnder

Daphne Jones, Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International and Founder, The Board Curators

Sean Lennon, CIO, Medtronic

Harry Moseley, CIO Advisor, Zoom

Janet Sherlock, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation

Past winners include:

Bashir Agboola, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery
Roota Almeida, Head of Security Governance, Amazon Stores
Julia Anderson, Chief Technology & Information Officer, Campbell Soup Company
Snehal Antani, Co-Founder & CEO,
Raj Badhwar, Field CISO, Oracle
Lookman Fazal, Chief Information & Digital Officer, NJ Transit
Steve Fernandez, Chief Transformation Officer, NCR Corp.
Cindy Finkelman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Chris Gates, CTO, Allstate
Rob Lux, EVP, Co-CEO & COO, Cenlar FSB
Leslie Ma, VP, CIO, CDO, NSF International
Fernando Matzkin, Chief Business Officer, North America, Globant
Harry Moseley, CIO Advisor, Zoom
Vipul Nagrath, SVP, ADP
Earl Newsome, CIO, Cummins Inc.
Adam Noble, Operating Partner – IT, Littlejohn Company
Michael Palmer, CISO, Hearst Corporation
Ashish Parmar, CIO, Tapestry
Nicholas Parrotta, President, Digital Transformation Solutions Business, Harman International
Steve Phillips, Fractional CIO, TAG CXO
Anna Ransley, CIO, GODIVA
Sol Rashidi, SVP, Chief Analytics Officer, The Estee Lauder Companies
John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG
Janet Sherlock, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Jim Swanson, EVP and Enterprise CIO, Johnson & Johnson
Rhonda Vetere, Former EVP & CIO, Herbalife
Aleksandr Yampolskiy, Co-Founder & CEO, SecurityScoreCard

The HMG 2023 Global Leadership Institute Awards honor elite global technology, business and search leaders whose teams are delivering unparalleled value to their organizations. These prestigious awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and other Senior Technology Leaders, Search Industry Executives, Venture Capitalists and Partner Executives who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the following areas:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
Leading Into the C-Suite
Safeguarding the Enterprise
Building a Culture of Trust
Creating New Go-to-Market Business Models
Modernizing Enterprise Architecture

HMG’s 2023 Global Leadership Institute Awards recognize truly exemplary technology executives for their performance as courageous leaders, powerful innovators, and superior contributors to their organizations​​. Recipients of these awards include executives who have also shared world-class thought leadership with the HMG Strategy CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Summit series audiences and/or on the HMG Strategy Digital Platform as part of their ability to lead, reimagine and reinvent their companies and their organization’s business models.

The HMG Ecosystem also includes our HMG Global Advisory Services, a unique set of research services that are designed to keep business technology executives up to speed on the latest leadership, business, technology and global macro-economic trends that are impacting businesses and industries.

HMG Strategy’s latest advisory service is the HMG Genius Service, a unique peer-focused subscription service in which CIOs and other technology executives in the HMG community can submit inquiries regarding a particular challenge they may be facing (e.g.; negotiating a global ERP licensing agreement) and be matched with an expert in the HMG network who can offer qualified advice.

In addition, The HMG Leadership Development Academy is a five-month program offering practical advice and personal coaching for up-and-coming technology leaders on how to manage a P&L, sharpen their boardroom communication skills, drive innovation across lines-of-business, effectively manage tech debt and other vital skills needed by next-generation tech leaders.

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