CHICAGO, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The far-reaching impact that blockchain will have on companies across industries and the courageous leadership that the CIO must exhibit to drive this transformation was the focal point of the discussion at the recently-held 2016 Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit. The summit was produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, in association partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), and took place on May 12, 2016 at The Palmer House Hilton. Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, represents a revolution where anything of value – money, titles, music, intellectual property – can be moved and stored privately and securely.
"The ripple effect that the blockchain revolution is going to have on all industries over the next ten years is going to require a new set of competencies around courage," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "CIOs that are able to execute on speed – speed to partnerships, speed to communications, speed to trust, and speed to performance – will position their companies to succeed in the digital business environment."
The Chicago Summit attracted more than 240 high-level technology executives and opened with an executive keynote by Don Tapscott, the world's foremost authority on the digital age. Tapscott, who recently co-authored Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, painted a picture about how blockchain technologies are going to have profound implications for businesses across industries. This includes the influence that blockchain will have on the architecture of the enterprise, the animation of the Internet of Things, and a shift in how government agencies will operate.
Insightful executive panel discussions at the Chicago event included an in-depth discussion on the future role of the technology executive in the digital age. Esteemed panelists included Ina Kamenz, former SVP & CIO, Eli Lilly and Company; Greg Meyers, Corporate VP and CIO, Motorola Solutions; Allison Radecki, CIO, Beam Suntory Inc.; and moderator Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry.
HMG Strategy, LLC, the world's foremost CIO network of 150,000 thought leaders and executives, was recognized by CIO.com as one of "Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015." The company will produce 54 events over the next 12 months across North America.
"The pace of change in business today is unprecedented," said Muller. "HMG Strategy's executive leadership events are designed to enable CIOs to network and learn from their peers about innovation and best practices that can help technology executives to lead the enterprise forward."
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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