MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the pace of change in business continues to accelerate, CIOs will need to summon new leadership behaviors, including a willingness to go outside their comfort zones, embrace innovation, and forge partnerships with new participants in the value chain. These requirements and how CIOs respond to them will be among the key points addressed at the 2016 Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on May 19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, produced by HMG Strategy, LLC.
"To compete in today's ever-changing markets, CIOs have a need for speed – speed to partnerships, speed to communicate, speed to trust, and speed to performance," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "As many companies are struggling to respond effectively to disruption, the CIO is positioned to step up with bold strategies to move the enterprise forward."
The Minneapolis summit will commence with a star-studded panel of IT leaders who will explore the dynamic mindset that's required for courageous leadership. Other thought-provoking presentations will include an in-depth study as to why the IT organization needs to be better enabled to transform the business; best practices for strategic leadership in a world of accelerated change; a digital series highlighting the emerging technologies CIOs should know about; future trends that are expected to impact the enterprise; current and future challenges for enterprise security; and the future role of the digital technology leader.
Distinguished speakers participating at the Minneapolis summit will include James Alexander, Senior Vice President, Info-Tech Research Group; Bryce Austin, Strategist, Public Speaker, TCE Strategy; Tom Berray, Managing Partner, Cabot Consultants; David Black, SVP & CIO, CHS Inc.; Robin Brown, VP & CIO, Mortenson; Paul Calatayud, CISO, Surescripts; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Johnny Dranchak, CTO, CoreTech App Studio, GE; Sarah Engstrom, CISO, CHS; Renee Frey, Founder and President, TalentQ, Inc.; Kathryn Freytag, SVP & CIO, Stratasys; Rahoul Ghose, SVP & CIO, Lifetouch; Jackie Hartman, VP IT, Jack Link's Beef Jerky; Douglas Hegley, Director of Media and Technology, Minneapolis Institute of Art; Nick Hernandez, Co-Founder, Aeritae Consulting Group; Janet Hribar, CIO, G&K Services; Steven John, CIO, Ameripride Services; Michael Macrie, SVP & CIO, Land O'Lakes; John Madera, Corporate Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Mark Murphy, VP & CIO, St. Jude Medical; Michael M. Musto, III, SVP & Chief Security Officer, Merrill Corporation; Mary Lynne Perushek, CIO, VP Global Information Technology, Donaldson; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Carissa Rollins, SVP & CIO, Gander Mountain; William Scandrett, CISO, HealthEast Care System; Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group; Dee Thibodeau, CEO, Charter Solutions; and Shawn Woessner, Managing Director & EVP, DHR International.
Sponsor partners for the summit will include Info-Tech Research Group, CenturyLink, Eagle Creek Software Services, Gemalto, Information Builders, OneNeck IT Solutions, Pure Storage, Splunk Inc., Technology Partners, and WGroup.
About HMG Strategy
HMG Strategy is the world's foremost provider of pioneering networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT leader. Our regional CIO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network of over 150,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders is the strongest, most trusted network of executives. Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving role of the CIO.
The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summits were given the distinction by CIO.com as one of "Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015." HMG Strategy has a growing expanse of thought leadership housed on their open digital platform known as the 'Research & Resource Center.' The company's 'Transformational CIO Blog' was recently recognized by CDW's BizTech Magazine as one of "50 Must-Read IT Blogs 2015."
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