CIO Network

The Sierra Ventures CIO Network is made up of more than 70 Fortune 1000 top IT executives from across all major
industries, and meets regularly throughout the year to discuss emerging technology trends and provide feedback.

Sierra Ventures’ CIO Advisory Board
“Where Global IT leaders engage with tomorrow’s B2B technology”

View the 2014 CIO Advisory Board video where members share their experience and takeaways from this organization.

Dave Webb
CIO, Equifax

“There is a great deal of noise in emerging technologies, and a real need to understand what new opportunities are truly being created.”

Dave Webb
CIO, Equifax

Mark Carges
CTO and SVP, eBay
Leslie Jones
SVP and CIO, Motorola Solutions

“Many of the companies Sierra has introduced me to have become part of my own portfolio or architecture. Sierra’s work with these companies increases the probability that they’re relevant to enterprise-level needs.”

Rob Strickland
Cricket Communications

Andrew Wilson
CIO, Accenture

“This is one of the few forums that has led directly to improved business and technology decisions that I have been able to leverage to improve my business.”

Alan Boehme
Chief Enterprise Architect, Coca Cola

Sierra Ventures’ CIO Summit 2014

Sierra Ventures’ CIO Summit 9 was held September 30th – October 1st at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, CA. The turnout and participation in this annual event was tremendous with over 100 attendees. The event included presentations by CEOs/CIOs/CTOs from Adobe, BlackBerry, Coca-Cola, Fox Network, Marketo, Rackspace, Splunk and Workday.

View Sierra Ventures’ CIO Summit 9:
“Where Innovation Meets Entrepreneurship” video

Sierra Ventures’ CIO Summits and CIO Advisory Board exposes Technology Entrepreneurs to real-world situational needs to help refine their solution and go-to-market approach.

Sierra Ventures’ CIO Summit:
“Connecting startups with Global IT market makers” video

Alan BoehmeChief of Enterprise ArchitectureCoca Cola

“As a participant on the CIO board for over eight years, this is one of the few forums that has led directly to improved business and technology decisions that I’ve been able to leverage to improve my business.”

Randall SprattExecutive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology OfficerMcKesson

“If you’ve chosen the right VC to partner with, chances are, they know the industry well enough to give you the perspective you lack. They can help you find that diamond in the rough that will become your next strategic partner or vendor.”

Tim CamposChief Information OfficerFacebook

“The CIO Board is the best way for me to keep a pulse on cutting edge companies. Sierra is in a unique position to connect my peers and me to smart, current innovators--and I also get the opportunity to help influence new products.”

Dave WebbChief Information OfficerEquifax

“Sierra gives us unsurpassed opportunity to network across so many dimensions. The firm is remarkably connected to the leaders of some of the most important technology companies in the world, and the exposure to emerging companies creates an opportunity to think differently about how to solve some of the most complex challenges we face.”

Yuvi KocharChief Technology OfficerGraham Holdings

“The CIO Board gives me the opportunity to engage with both leading thinkers in my peer group of CIOs and interesting, enterprise-focused startups. I get a head start on planning for these technologies in our products and services, and can work with the entrepreneurs to help them understand our current and future needs.”

Hugh BradlowChief Technology OfficerTelstra

“Through Sierra, I gain exposure to new companies that are going to shape our world. Industry insiders never seem to see the disruptions coming at them--but engaging with young companies gives us a radically different view of the world and better equips us for change.”

Jerry McGlynnVice President, Global Technology and InfrastructureQuiksilver

“The value goes both ways. Important topics get on my radar screen when I listen to pitches from young companies. In turn, I add value by sharing applicable elements that need to be incorporated into the solution for it to be enterprise-class.”

Clark GolestaniChief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Merck Research Labs ITMerck

“I have come across some really valuable technologies from startup companies through the introductions made by the Sierra team. It would both be very hard to come across these companies and for the startups to get exposure if it was not for the CIO Board.”

Rick HopferChief Information OfficerMolina Healthcare

“Sierra is constantly assessing the market for technology trends and entrepreneur companies that will offer enterprises transformational opportunities. As a CIO Board member, being part of their network is like having an entire team of researchers available to you as an extension of your team.”

Rex CarterExecutive Vice President & Chief Information OfficerHitachi

“With the CIO Board, Sierra gives us a direct line of sight to thought leadership that is shaping the next generation of solutions, and exposure to the next generation of leading companies. This forum provides one of the best opportunities for open, unbiased exchange about new and innovative approaches that can deliver more value in our enterprises.”

Rob StricklandCo-FounderDigital Nexus

“In the course of our normal duties as senior executives, we seldom allow for emerging companies to land on our calendars. But many of the companies Sierra has introduced me to have become part of my own portfolio or architecture. And, Sierra’s work with these companies increases the probability that they’re relevant to enterprise-level needs.”

Esat SezerChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentCoca-Cola Enterprises

“We’ve started to take more of an ownership role in the innovation process. We’re bringing a portfolio of new ideas to the business.”

Bill BradleyChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentCenturyLink

“Working with early stage companies brings several benefits, including insight into new and innovative approaches to solving problems, as well as being able to help the startup company understand where greater benefits or challenges may exist.”

Mark CargesChief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Products, MarketplaceseBay

Philip FasanoExecutive Vice Presdient and Chief Information OfficerKaiser Permanente

Steve MillsChief Information OfficerMotorola

David ThompsonChief Information Officer and Executive Vice PresidentWestern Union

Sherrie LittlejohnSenior Vice President, Networks Services & OperationsWells Fargo

Dave BarnesChief Information OfficerUPS

Kurt RaoCorporate Chief Information Officer and Vice PresidentTime Warner

Steve RussellManaging Director and Global Head of Enterprise ComputingMorgan Stanley

K. Ananth KrishnanChief Technology Officer and Vice PresidentTata Consultancy Services

Beth DevinChief Information OfficerSVB Financial Group

David BuckholtzVice President, Divisional CIO, Corporate Information GechnologySony Pictures

James SimsVice President of Information Technology and CIOSave Mart Supermarkets

Josh JewettChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentFamily Dollar Stores

Mark ShowersChief Information Officer and Executive Vice PresidentReinsurance Group of America

Ryan RathmanSenior Vice President, Technology Partnership DevelopmentBank of America Merrill Lynch

Gregory MorrisonChief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Cox Enterprises

Mike BensonChief Information Officer and Executive Vice PresidentDirecTV

Joe SimonChief Technology OfficerConde Nast

Paul ObermeyerExecutive Vice President and Chief Information OfficerComerica Bank

Martin BrodbeckChief Technology Officer Sterling Backcheck

Mike O'DellChief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Raley’s

Mike BradySenior Vice PresidentKaiser Permanente

Mark SundayChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentOracle

Kalyan RamanChief Technology OfficerNielsen

Michael KingstonChief Information OfficerNeiman Marcus

Michael MorrisSenior Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerMLB

Mike RobinsonSenior Vice President, Technology and

Emmanuel GaudinChief Information OfficerLagardere

Steve GarskeChief Information OfficerKootenai Health

Dr. Ashwin BallalChief Information Officer and Vice PresidentKLA Tencor

Ed SteinikeChief Technology Officer and Vice PresidentCoca-Cola

Bask IyerSenior Vice President and Chief Information OfficerJuniper Networks

Erik BrocklebankExecutive DirectorJPMorgan Chase

Bill MaguireChief Information OfficerClearEdge Power

John GarrisDirector Information Technology ExecutiveUBS

Brad WheelerVice President for Information Technology & CIOIndiana University

Jerry McGlynnVice President, Global Technology and InfrastructureQuicksilver

Piyush SinghChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentGreat America Insurance

Patrick NaefDivisional Senior Vice President Emirates Group IT & Head of mercatorThe Emirates Group

Ashwin RanganChief Innovation and Information OfficerICANN

John MarshallExecutive Vice President Technology StrategyCiti

Marty MillerVice President and Chief Information OfficerChildren’s Hospital Los Angeles

Charlie WestonChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentBloomin’ Brands

Mark SettleChief Information OfficerIHS

Tsvi GalChief Technology OfficerMorgan Stanley

Katrina LaneExecutive Vice President, Consumer Cards & ExperiencesAmerican Express

Gerri Martin-FlickingerChief Information Officer and Senior Vice PresidentAdobe

Andrew WilsonChief Information OfficerAccenture

Tim SegneriVice President, Applications Management24 Hour Fitness

Bill KrivoshikChief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Time Warner