Executive Connection 
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtalization, storage, Linux and middleware technologies.  Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services.  Red Hat is an S&P company with more than 70 offices spanning the globe, empowering its customer's businesses.


StorMagic is a leading provider of enterprise-class software-defined storage for virtual server environments. It delivers this storage through SvSAN, a software solution which enables enterprises to eliminate downtime and ensure high availability of business critical applications at the edge with just 2 servers onsite.

T-Systems is Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer arm. Using a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. With offices in over 20 countries and global delivery capabilities, T-Systems serves companies in all industries. Approximately 47,600 employees worldwide use their industry expertise and ICT know-how to provide top-quality service. T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 9.1 billion in the 2010 financial year.


  AppSense is the leading provider of enterprise workspace management solutions that enable productive, secure workforces across desktop and mobile environments. The AppSense workspace management suite has been deployed by over 3,000 customers worldwide with over 6 million endpoints under management.  Our solutions including DesktopNow, MobileNow and DataNow reduce IT complexity and improve the deployment and management of devices, applications, and data across the enterprise.

With more than 130,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.

Enaxis Consulting is a specialized firm operating as THE trusted advisor to the energy IT executive. Our consultants are focused on the business of IT and help minimize the time and cost associated with transformative changes. We offer the quality of a global firm without billing for global-size overhead. We have the ability to successfully leverage client resources by ensuring that every consultant has significant broad experience as well as expertise in specific areas. As a result, we take pride in the fact that referrals contribute significantly to our robust client base of Fortune 100 and 500 companies.

We power the people who build great companies. For more than a decade, K2 has been helping customers rapidly transform their companies with applications that connect the right people to the right information and work.With offices and distributors all over the globe and a powerful partner network, more than a million users in 40 countries rely on K2 to streamline operations, save money and reduce risk.

Peer 1 Hosting is a world class web infrastructure and cloud company delivering powerful enterprise sites across the globe. Our FastFiber Network™, global footprint, and expert FirstCall Support™ is essential to deliver exceptional hosting experiences with unstoppable connections, 100% uptime guarantee and bulletproof SLA’s all to empower your business to become incredible.

is a full-spectrum B2B mobility solutions provider that specializes in developing custom apps for iOS, Android, and Windows. We help businesses go mobile by rapidly developing engaging, secure mobile applications in the context of a solid mobile strategy.
Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, branch offices and the cloud.  The company’s software-defined acceleration solves network quality, capacity and distance challenges to provide fast and reliable access to data anywhere in the world.  Leveraging its leadership in data center class WAN optimization, Silver Peak is a key enabler for strategic IT projects like virtualization, big data and disaster recovery.

Tegile Systems is a leading provider of intelligent flash arrays. Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of IT by changing the performance and economics of enterprise storage. Our flash arrays, with patented IntelliFlash architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for databases, server virtualization and VDI. 


Marketing Associate Partner
  The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, now numbering 7,000+ members worldwide, is the only global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders. Regional chapters and advisory boards are active in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and Africa. 


  Society for Information Management (SIM) Houston Chapter
We are a group of local Houston based senior-level IT professionals that provide both strategic and tactical direction to our businesses.  If you are in a senior-level IT management role and find your staff is always looking to you for advice, guidance and answers to various IT issues then you are not alone.  But who do you go to for best practices and knowledge sharing at a strategic level of a CIO?  This is where SIM can help, that is who we are and what we do. Houston SIM is one of the 39 national chapters within the Society of Information  Management (SIM), a professional networking and collaborative society of Chief Information Officers, Vice Presidents of IT, Directors and their direct reports in the field of Information Technology. Society for Information Management has been around since 1969 and has inspired some of the most prestigious IT leaders in the industry.  Highly regarded as the premier network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT direction.

Event Partner
  The CIO Executive Council, now in its 10th year, is not only a global peer advisory community offering leadership services to the office of the CIO, but a tireless public advocate for your great profession. Through numerous programs tackling the inherent challenges you are all faced with, the Council has made a tremendous impact to practitioners, aspiring leaders and their organizations. Most recently the CIO Executive Council’s widely recognized Journey to the Future-State CIO and digital C-Suite work has raised the eye brows of CEOs in an effort to better position you and align you with expectations.