2017 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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2017-10-19 07:00:00 2017-10-19 18:00:00 2017 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit 1800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 America/Toronto

Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success

In today’s business landscape, survival depends on your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted.  The CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey and uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership and successfully navigate the business into the future.

Please join us on October 19th, at our Fairfield Westchester Society for Information Management 2017 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit to discuss the courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation, which will focus on:

  • Strategy, Process Improvement and Alignment
  • Innovation, Technology and the importance of Culture in achieving your strategy
  • Career Management and Leadership Development

Join us for a highly productive day of learning and discussion presented by Fairfield-Westchester SIM in partnership with HMG Strategy.


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome and Introduction

Ursuline Foley, Managing Director & Corporate Platform Officer, XL Catlin and President, Fairfield/Westchester SIM Chapter

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

8:30 AM – 8:50 AM EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Key Principles that are Required to Enable Business Transformations

Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy

All 20th Century businesses are going through some type of digital transformation. Ramon Baez will discuss, in a rapid fire presentation, some key principles that were essential for the business transformation that he and his teams used to successfully make a positive impact and are not industry specific. This talk will help any IT leader, new in role or well established in role, that is currently or about to go through a digital business transformation.

8:50 AM – 9:10 AM EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  All Transformation is Part Science and Part Sentiment – The Science is Usually Straightforward; The Human Element is Most Definitely Not

Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation, The Ogilvy Group

How do you articulate a transformation strategy in actionable terms? How do you bring key talent along for the journey and how do you measure success? This short session will cover five critical lessons learned from a Business Transformation – a practical look at what works well and the pitfalls that go with the best intentioned transformation programs.

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Inside How Facebook Reimagined The Enterprise – Why Abandoning Traditional Enterprise Software Helped Facebook Double Employee Productivity

Timothy Campos, Former CIO, Facebook

In 2010 Facebook was a next generation “cloud first” IT organization. Running on the latest cloud based software as a service – Facebook’s IT organization was a pioneering example of how to run IT on the cloud – and it wasn’t good enough. As Facebook’s first CIO, Tim Campos quickly learned that to achieve Facebook’s long term scaling objectives a very different kind of IT was required – from the mission of the organization, to the roles it was comprised of, to the technology strategy employed. Over the next 6 years, Facebook’s Revenue increased by over 20x, its workforce increased by 10x, and profit increased by a whopping 100x. Tim Campos will share how he led the transformation of IT to help achieve these results through changes in culture, leadership, and strategy.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:00 AM – 10:40 AM EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  Taking Cyber Security to the Next Level 

John Summers, VP & GM Enterprise Business, Akamai

The purpose of information systems security is to protect assets that matter – data, applications, devices, and users. Yet current cyber security approaches continue to center on networks and perimeters that we know are permeable. Detecting and deflecting cyber-attacks by analyzing network traffic is a needle-in-a-haystack problem with a poor signal to noise ratio and too much data. To compensate, Enterprises implement multiple layers of security controls, but that leads to fragmented controls, complexity and operational overhead. Now, as users, data and applications migrate to the cloud, these problems are compounded because the network is now largely the Internet and no longer under the control of the Enterprise.  It’s time to “move up the stack” and implement asset-level security across the board.  Akamai has operated a secure, high performance overlay infrastructure on the Internet for almost 20 years. Drawing upon Akamai’s vast Internet experience and its pioneering approaches to deploying security solutions, John Summers discusses how to secure assets and the business-critical transactions between them, especially cloud-based assets. The challenge for enterprises and their CIOs is to take security to the next level across all their systems as they adopt and evolve to the cloud.

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM BREAKOUT SESSION 1:  The Board of Directors – Landing a Paying Board Position & Shining as a Presenter

Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist HMG Strategy

Greg Fell, Chief Operating Officer, Gama Aviation

Jeanette Horan, Former IBM Executive, Experienced Board Member

Moderator: Tom McCurley, CIO, The Chefs Warehouse

This panel will share different perspectives and insights centered around The Boardroom. The conversation will cover: How do you get your first paying board position? From a board member’s perspective, what are best practices for developing relationships, trust, and presenting to the Board of Directors? Additionally, from an independent auditor’s perspective, what is the perception of the IT organization, and how can you and your organization shine?

BREAKOUT SESSION 2:  Leading and Innovating in Uncertain Times

Koby Avital, CTO, Priceline.com

Nicholas Colisto, SVP & CIO, Xylem Inc.

Nicholas Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Harman International

Andres Sadler, CEO Global Business Services, Wolters Kluwer

Moderator: Ursuline Foley, Managing Director & Corporate Platform Officer, XL Group

The new mantra in business today is disrupt or be disrupted. Consider that just 12% of the companies that were in the Fortune 500 in 1955 are still on the list today. Savvy C-suite executives recognize the need for their companies to constantly reinvent themselves and create new products and services that can differentiate them in the market. In this session, leading technology executives will share the steps they are taking to recast the enterprise, empower innovation, and foster a culture of genius.

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM Luncheon


Rhona Kannon, Director of Recruiting, CyberCoders

12:50 PM – 1:20 PM Dessert Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

1:20 PM – 2:00 PM EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  Lenovo

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:30 PM – 3:10 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 3:  Balancing Agility, Innovation, & Security

Dan Greer, Director of Systems Engineering, ExtraHop

Cindy Harro, Security, Compliance and Risk Program Director, Healthcare Cloud, IBM Watson Health

Ajoy Kumar, Business Information Security Officer, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Matthew Lagana, Chief Information Security Officer, MBIA

Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.

Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Hill, Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University

Competitive advantage requires agility and innovation. At the same time data, assets, intellectual capital must be protected. This panel will focus on how to foster innovation and leverage security as a competitive advantage, providing strategies that can be quickly implemented to achieve the overall goal of secure innovation.

BREAKOUT SESSION 4:  New Technologies – Driving Speed to Market and a Competitive Edge

Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac, General Motors

Andy Palmer, Co-Founder & CEO, Tamr

Anna Ransley, Vice President, Global Information Services, Heineken

Moderator: Sean Cross, Founder, CEO & Managing Director, Silicon Alley Advisers

As a corporate mantra, the innovative retail giant Amazon promotes a “Day 1” philosophy which means to always have a start-up mentality and be focused on the customer. This way of thinking drives innovation and technology implementations that quickly create new and  positive customer experiences that result in increased revenue. This panel of executives will discuss advancements in technologies that are driving a competitive edge and speed to market to lay the foundation for their new digital roadmap.

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:30 PM – 4:10 PM BREAKOUT SESSION 5:  The View on the New Presidential Administration

Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global

Israel Martinez has worked with multiple U.S. Presidential Administrations, including his involvement on President Trump’s 100-Day Team. During this executive briefing, Israel will share his perspective on the high-level direction of the Trump Administration in critical areas such as cyber security and policy making as it pertains to both the public and private sectors.

BREAKOUT SESSION 6:  Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful

Shawn Banerji, Managing Partner, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice, Caldwell Partners

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

Mark Polansky, Sr. Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, CyberSecurity Recruitment & Leadership Advisory Practice, ZRG Partners, LLC

Moderator: Larry Bonfante, Founder & CEO, CIO Bench Coach, LLC

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to the forces of change to become a digital enterprise, no matter what business they are in. 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. What are the skills and steps necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and fine-tune your personal brand to empower your career ascent?

This panel of top technology search executives will share valuable advice on what key attributes and strategies, beyond leadership, are making some technology executives more successful than others.

BREAKOUT SESSION 7:  Insights and Analytics in Human Performance and Sports

Jason Cooper, Owner and Managing Director, JGC LLC

Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox

Moderator: Greg Fell, Chief Operating Officer, Gama Aviation

Today’s business leaders realize that data analytics is driving every critical decision into the future. Join this session where two such business leaders will share how data and analytics are improving healthcare and accelerating or enabling healing in sports performance.

4:10 PM – 4:20 PM Transition Break

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM CLOSING EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  High Performance Leadership

Greg Wooldridge, Former Commanding Officer – Blue Angels, John Foley Inc.

The Blue Angels, known as the best in the aerobatic world, thrive in an environment fraught with the challenges of constant change. Greg Wooldridge, the only three time leader, will take us through the critical processes and mindset his teams used and present the opportunity to elevate your leadership and build a culture of excellence. Buckle up and explore with “The Boss”!

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Raffle Prize Drawings & Executive Networking Reception

Featured entertainment will be the exciting band, Cobert Operations.

The individual members making up Cobert Operations are a super talented group of musicians who have individually worked, performed, or recorded with a Who’s Who list of major musical legends such as John Lennon, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Keith Richards, Gladys Knight, James Taylor, Donna Summer, and many other great names. The band plays a selection of powerful, exciting music by artists such as Steely Dan, Elton John, Blood Sweat and Tears, the Stones, The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Chicago and many others.


Hyatt Regency, 1800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

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