DENVER, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the C-suite continues to place a high value on growth and operational efficiency, CIOs are being expected to deliver on those expectations, in part, by constantly identifying and creating new sources of value. The challenges and opportunities awaiting CIOs in this new world order will be among the pivotal discussion points that IT executives and other industry thought leaders will explore at the 2015 Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit. The summit is on September 24, 2015 and will be produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, in association partnership with the Colorado Technology Association, and held at the Ritz Carlton Denver.
"The Twenty-First Century CIO must move beyond the boundaries of traditional IT and collaborate with executives from across the enterprise in order to deliver on the needs of the business and a company's external customers," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "Thanks to their unique view of the enterprise and its various parts, the CIO can act as a bridge that helps the company meet its goals and objectives."
HMG Strategy, LLC, the world's foremost CIO network of 80,000 thought leaders and executives, was recently recognized by CIO.com as one of the Top Ten Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2015 (CIO.com). The company will produce 44 events over the next 12 months across North America.
The opening executive keynote "People Before Things" will be delivered by Chris Laping, Co-Founder & CEO of People before Things, LLC, who will challenge traditional change management notions and explore a simple path to inspiring followership - including three things leaders can do to enable transformation. Savvy CIOs are connecting across the C-suite on range of issues related to growth, transformation, and risk. Israel Martinez, Chairman & CEO of Axon Global, will subsequently lead a discussion where he will examine how cyber security has evolved into an enterprise risk management issue that represents a host of new business and executive challenges.
Other distinguished speakers at the Denver conference will include David Anderson, SVP & CIO, CH2M HILL; Martin Coover, EVP, Jobplex; Amy Fowler Stadler, Founder and Managing Partner, Lewis & Fowler; Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Chandy Ghosh, EVP, Technology, Intrado; Jeffrey Grayson, SVP & CIO, Intrawest; Mark Hellbusch, MBA, CISSP, Chief Information Officer, AAA Colorado; Anthony Hill, Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture, Kaiser Permanente; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Mike Marcotte, Chief Digital Officer – Retired, EchoStar Corporation; Rob Meilen, CIO, Hunter Douglas; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Steve Phillpott, CIO, HGST, a Western Digital Company; Chris Pope, Sr. Director, Office of the CSO, ServiceNow; and Marsha Williams, CIO and Technology Director, E-470 Public Highway Authority.
Sponsor partners for the summit include Colorado Technology Association, ServiceNow, Pure Storage, Symantec, Datalink, Neudesic, Okta, and Technology Partners.
Stimulating presentations at the conference will explore how the "Everything-as-a-Service" model is changing employee work behaviors; future technology trends expected to impact the enterprise; how the creation of more flexible enterprise architectures can provide greater agility and competitive advantage; and key ways in which the CIO role is continuing to evolve to create new business value and transforming the enterprise.
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 the recently launched Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation and transformation. The HMG Strategy global network of more than 80,000 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 changing 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 recently given the distinction by CIO.com as one of Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015.
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