HMG Strategy, LLC

The 2013 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit

The 2013 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit
Breakthrough Innovation: Game-Changing Leadership Strategies & Business Models for Market Advantage

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
San Francisco, CA

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7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

8:10 AM - 8:40 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Dissintermediating Technology And Its Leverage to Create a Competitive Advantage

Barry Libenson, SVP & CIO, Safeway 

Markets form and change with intense velocity.  We've never seen an innovation cycle this steep, where opportunity or failure have such high stakes.  Companies that mine their customer data, and drive an intimate customer relationship through analytics are winning.  Learn how Safeway's C-suite is dialing in a winning strategy, in the marketplace through analytics, mobility, and cloud, that are enabling the business/ technology strategy.

8:40 AM - 9:20 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Deliver Business Advantage

Mike Dauber, Principal, Battery Ventures

Aaref Hilaly, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Bruce Taragin
, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital

Facilitator: Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners

Innovation in enterprise IT is accelerating, driven by massive platform and technology shifts.  Venture capitalists have the unique perspective to see today, many of the new technologies of tomorrow.  Gain insight into what radical shifts are coming to learn how you can harness these opportunities to drive a competitive edge.

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Convergence of Mobility, Analytics, Social and Cloud to Drive Innovation

Kerrie Holley,
IBM Fellow, Scalable Business Services 

The focus of this conversation is on how the intersection of cloud, mobility, social, analytics are fueling innovation at the edge of the enterprise and the hyper growth of business as a service economies.

Several questions will be raised and discussed such as have we entered a new era of IT computing? What innovations are here and now or on the horizon? What is the disruptive change? Is the enterprise changing? How do CIOs operate with this changing enterprise? What is the new value being created?

10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Breakthrough Innovation 

Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D., VP & CIO, KLA-Tencor Corporation
Aashish Chandra
, DVP, Application Modernization, Sears Holdings Corporation & Head, Big Data/Legacy Modernization, MetaScale

Bask Iyer, SVP & CIO, Juniper Networks 

Peter Weis, VP & Global CIO, Matson Navigation Company

Moderator:  Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow, Scalable Business Services


Given the global marketplace and fierce competition, companies are creating a culture of innovation to drive business value.  Innovation not only includes products and services, but also the consumer experience.  By being uniquely positioned to see across the enterprise, IT leaders can combine business insights with the power and opportunity of technology, such as the convergence of cloud, social and mobile computing, to drive innovation.


This distinguished panel of IT leaders will share ideas and best practices to create a culture of innovation to drive business value and the challenges and opportunities of applying these skills across business landscapes.

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM


Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC
Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International

Katie Graham Shannon, Global Practice Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search

Ricardo Sunderland, Global FinTech Leader, Egon Zehnder International

Moderator:  Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

The role of the CIO continues to change dramatically. The modern CIO must not only have effective strategy and leadership skills but also take a starring role in the C-suite, often with the CMO, to drive business value through transformation and innovation. In addition, talent recruiting, retaining and management can be a huge challenge in today’s economic environment, particularly for global organizations.

Learn from this distinguished panel of search executives what today’s expectations are of top-tier modern CIOs and what steps you can take to be one.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Appetizer Break

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM


EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  Using Big Data to Turn Customers into Fans

Inderjeet Singh, SVP & GM, Products and Technology, TIBCO Software, Inc.

Marketers today are re-thinking customer engagement, re-defining the customer experience - and in the process - re-discovering the customer relationship. Inderjeet will explain how omni-channel real-time interaction management - combined with Big Data in motion and predictive analytics - are the foundation of turning today’s customers into tomorrow’s fans. Case examples across several industries will also be discussed.

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Express Break

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE:  The Future of IT: Managing Service Relationships in the Enterprise

Frank Slootman, President and CEO, ServiceNow

Service relationships exist throughout the enterprise. They connect requesters of a service and providers of those services. While service relationships are well defined and automated within enterprise IT, they are inefficient, unstructured, or non-existent in other enterprise service domains.

Join Frank Slootman as describes his vision for the future of IT and the role IT leaders will play in the evolution of service. Frank will provide his perspective on applying the IT service model to automate and manage service relationships inside and outside the enterprise.

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL:  Enterprise Architecture Strategies 

Kai Gray, VP Operations, Upthere
Doug Harr, CIO, Splunk, Inc.

Troy McAlpin, CEO, xMatters

Joe Sexton, President Field Operations, AppDynamics


Moderator:  Mike Kail, VP IT Operations, Netflix

Today’s CIO/ IT leader needs to rethink the potential of IT, delivering innovation and new value streams to the business. Building an enterprise roadmap, moving from on-premise/ behind the corporate firewall to cloud providers and SaaS applications.  Cloud, social, mobile – anytime, anyplace, anywhere, the enterprise needs to stay connected. CIO/IT leaders that can successfully deliver this new flexible architecture with speed and agility will bring a competitive advantage to their organizations. Learn strategies and best practices from this panel of experienced IT Leaders, including their challenges and opportunities.

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:  The Emerging Industrial Internet

Greg Petroff, Chief Experience Officer & GM User Experience Center, GE Software Center for Excellence


The industrial world is undergoing a seismic shift in productivity and efficiency as machines become increasingly intelligent. This shift will result in the creation of an Industrial Internet that will have the same transformative effect as the consumer internet. Intelligence is brought about through innovative sensor technology, machine to machine connectivity, new approaches to automation, and most importantly software that gives insight to people in real-time. The big question for companies that want to win and survive in today's economy is: do you focus on existing products and business models or do you create new integrated hardware/software solutions and services that is greater than the sum of the individual parts. This talk will explore the notion of the Industrial Internet, emerging business opportunities and GE's strategic decision to focus on software and analytic-based services.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Innovation and the CIO:  What's Your Role? 

Ramon Baez, SVP & Global CIO, Hewlett-Packard Company 

Elinor MacKinnon, Managing Director & CIO, Esurance
Patrick Steele
, EVP & CIO, Delta Dental of California

John Strain, EVP & CIO, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.


Moderator: Randall Spratt, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation

Innovation and the CIO are synonymous, but it appears that there is a gap between the theoretical potential of innovation and the actual practice. Does innovation mean the invention of a new product or service never seen before, or does it mean a process or capability that drives efficiency or improvements?  Are all IT projects innovation? What is the definition of innovation for your company today? 

This panel of top IT leaders will help define the meaning of innovation and the role that they have played in it at their companies, and offer practical advice on how and how not to champion innovation in your organization. 

4:30 PM - 4:35 PM

CIO Summit Executive Highlights and Raffle Prizes

Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC

4:35 PM - 5:30 PM

Executive Networking Reception

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