Wednesday, September 25, 2019

JC Curleigh, President and CEO, Gibson Brands, former President, Levi Strauss & Company

Join us for an intimate, CIO-only dinner and conversation to kick off the 2019 CIO Summit. This is an invitation-only dinner.

Verbena Room

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Morning Sessions

Verbena Room and Patio

Rami Branitzky, Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures
Shruti Tournatory, Vice President, Business Development, Sapphire Ventures

At the five-year anniversary of the CIO Summit, we will take a look back at many moments, predictions, and insights. As we open the 2019 CIO Summit, we’ll play back the key highlights from previous Summits, and look at the key defining moments that have shaped the dialogue at this unique forum over the years.

Callippe Ballroom

Jason Pontin, Former Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review

Which of today’s emerging technologies actually have a chance at solving a big problem and creating new opportunities for consumers and businesses alike? Jason Pontin is a renowned futurist thinker, former CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the MIT Tech Review, and currently a Senior Partner at Flagship Pioneering. He has for decades explored the power and promise of truly transformative technology to connect people, scale businesses and solve the world’s most pressing challenges. In this keynote, Pontin will look back at predictions he made on stage previously at the CIO Summit, and look forward at the most significant breakthrough technologies and how they are setting the stage for disruption in artificial intelligence, communications and biotech — radically expanding the possibilities for how we live and work.

Callippe Ballroom

Shruti Tournatory, Vice President Business Development, Sapphire Ventures

featuring Jana Kanyadan, Global CIO, Mohawk Industries; and Tom Mildenhall, Global Head of Technology and Venture Capital Business Development, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Almost every CIO aspires to embed more innovation within their organization, but few have the ability to truly benchmark their innovation practices relative to other large organizations – especially when it comes to adoption of emerging digital and startup technologies. In this session, Sapphire Ventures will introduce a new innovation framework and data set focused on helping IT executives make a quantifiable assessment of their organization’s readiness to adopt startup innovation at scale.

Callippe Ballroom

Enjoy networking and explore the Innovation Lounge in the Callippe Foyer

Pedro Canahuati, VP, Security and Privacy Engineering, Facebook; Lakshmi Hanspal, Global CISO, Box; Bill Martin, CIO, AEG; Krishna Narayanaswamy, Co-Founder and CTO, Netskope; moderated by Michael Coden, Managing Director and Head of Cybersecurity Practice, Boston Consulting Group, Plantinion Division

From “Zero Trust” security models to a brand-new set of nation state actors, the plot continues to thicken on the cybersecurity front. This panel of top cybersecurity entrepreneurs, CISOs and CIOs will lay out a framework for CIOs to navigate an ever more dense and insecure IT and business landscape, while sharing the industry’s latest thinking on new paradigms such as “Shift Left’ and “Beyond Trust”.

Callippe Ballroom

Startup Showcase provides an intimate opportunity for attendees to hear from entrepreneurs and CEOs from companies redefining enterprise technology across a multitude of themes. The Startup Showcase allows you to be exposed to companies that are reimagining enterprise cloud, data, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.

AI In Context: Featuring AllyO and Moveworks 
Silverspot Room

Securing the Enterprise: Featuring Exabeam and Auth0
Surfbird Room

Afternoon Sessions

Verbena Room and Patio

Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD MPH ABIM

In this experiential and interactive session, acclaimed mindfulness expert Dr Brad Jacobs will demonstrate the measurable impact of stress on personal wellbeing and leader performance – and then discuss proven mindfulness and stress management strategies that individuals in high-octane professional environments can master.

Callippe Ballroom

Juergen Mueller, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Board Member, SAP; Patrice Valadeau, Group CIO, Suez; Max Wessel, Chief Innovation Officer, SAP; moderated by Benjamin Pimentel, Senior Technology Reporter, Business Insider

This panel of global technology executives will discuss the most critical macro trends expected to shape the business and technology environment over the coming years, and the trade-offs and opportunities tech stewards at large enterprises must be prepared to navigate. From machine learning at global scale to guaging the impact of geopolitical dynamics on global IT, this talk will provide the broadest possible canvas for a discussion on how big companies can make big swings in the next era of IT-led innovation.

Callippe Ballroom

Greg Schott, Former CEO, MuleSoft
in conversation with Rami Branitzky, Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures

In this entrepreneur spotlight fireside chat, we will hear from Greg Schott, former CEO of MuleSoft, a former Sapphire Ventures portfolio company that went from seed-stage startup to multi-billion dollar global enterprise. Greg will share lessons learned building an enterprise-scale “unicorn” company from scratch, as well as the biggest IT transformation challenges and opportunities facing CIOs and IT executives today.

Callippe Ballroom

Startup Showcase provides an intimate opportunity for attendees to hear from entrepreneurs and CEOs from companies redefining enterprise technology across a multitude of themes. The Startup Showcase allows you to be exposed to companies that are reimagining enterprise cloud, data, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.

DevOps-Driven Enterprise: featuring Portworx and JFrog
Silverspot Room

Simplifying the Cloud: featuring Matillion and SumoLogic
Surfbird Room

Callippe Ballroom Foyer and Terrace

Patty Morrison, Former Chief Information Officer, Cardinal Health; Tuck Rickards, Managing Director and Co-Lead, Technology Officers Practice, CEO and Boards Practice, Russell Reynolds; moderated by Elizabeth Patterson, VP Talent Network, Sapphire Ventures

As technology becomes mission critical to corporate performance, there is increasing discussion on CIOs serving as Board Directors and influencing Board dynamics at their companies. The rewards of serving on the boards of both public companies as well as hyper-growth technology startups can be multi-faceted. Choosing the right company board to join is critical for CIOs, and this session will shed light on the workings of company boards and what to expect.

Callippe Ballroom

Amy Brooks, President, Team Marketing and Business Operations, and Chief Innovation Officer, National Basketball Association (NBA)

Callippe Ballroom

Close out the 2019 CIO Summit with all summit attendees at our lively closing party overlooking Cavallo Point and the San Francisco Bay.


Platinum Sponsor

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, like SAP, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations. Visit us at

Silver Sponsors

Hitachi Consulting is the digital solutions and professional services organization within Hitachi Ltd., a global technology and social innovation leader. Hitachi Consulting is a catalyst for positive business change, propelling organizations to drive disruptive innovation and to accelerate digital transformation. We help organizations leverage data as a strategic asset to innovate faster, develop new revenue streams, and respond to global dynamics with insight and agility. We collaborate with clients to create solutions that help maximize operational efficiency and deliver measurable, sustainable business results. Visit us at


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