ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Massive market disruption is prompting true leaders to step to the fore. Bold CIOs are acting on these opportunities to lead business transformation with courage and conviction. The leadership traits that CIOs will need to drive transformational change will be the heart of the discussion at the 2016 St. Louis CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy to be held on October 25, 2016 at the Four Seasons St. Louis.
"Digital disruption has resulted in a leadership void," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President & CEO. "The CIO is uniquely positioned to drive enterprise transformation and enable the business compete in the digital age."
The St. Louis summit will open with an enthralling fireside chat on leadership, innovation, and transformation at Monsanto between Hunter Muller and Jim Swanson, CIO at Monsanto. Swanson will share the leadership strategies he's installing to drive a global digital transformation effort at Monsanto aimed at improving operational excellence, business productivity, customer centricity, revenue growth, and disruptive innovation.
Other scintillating topics at the St. Louis conference will include the future role of the technology executive in the digital enterprise; interviews with Silicon Valley luminaries revealing the top trends and innovative technologies that IT leaders need to be aware of; innovation at the tech hub 1871; tips on visualizing how to become a change agent; the top challenges facing enterprise security today and into the future; forthcoming trends that are expected to impact the enterprise; and the new and dynamic mindset required by the CIO to lead with courage and drive innovation.
Revered speakers participating at the St. Louis summit will include Ladi Adefala, Senior Security Strategist, Fortinet; Linda Beaman, IT CTO, Monsanto Company; Wm. Kenneth Freeman, CIO & VP, IT, Webster University; Sharon Gietl, VP IT & CIO, The Doe Run Company; Gary Harbison, CISO, Monsanto; Shawn Henry, President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO, CrowdStrike; Josh Knopp, VP, Information Security Officer, Enterprise Holdings; Chris Laping, Co-Founder & CEO, People Before Things, LLC; Frank LaQuinta, Principal, Information Systems, Edward Jones; John Meister, CIO, Panera Bread; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; John Newcomer, SVP – Information Security, Citi; Bob Putnam, CIO, Suddenlink Communications; Lynn Shaw, Director of IT, Enterprise Holdings Inc.; Joey Smith, CISO, Schnuck Markets, Inc.; Michael Smith, VP & CIO, American Academy of Family Physicians; Subbu Subramanian, CIO, American Railcar Industries; Jim Swanson, CIO, Monsanto; Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871; and Gary VonderHaar, Chief Technology Officer, Architecture, MasterCard.
The Association Partners for the summit are Technology Partners and WITI (Women in Technology International). Sponsor Partners for the summit include ServiceNow, Workday, CenturyLink, Datalink, Delphix, Pure Storage, Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), and Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The Breakfast Partner is appOrbit. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. The Research Partner for this year's summit series is Hewlett Packard 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 Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network of over 300,000 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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