2013 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit: New CIO Manifesto Combines Strategy, Execution and Business Value

Modern CIOs Seen as Key Executive Leaders Driving Growth and Real Business Value to Competitive Markets

Apr 25, 2013, 12:29 ET from HMG Strategy

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new CIO playbook requires exceptional executive skills, highly trusted working relationships across the C-suite and expert knowledge of new technologies such as cloud, social, mobile and big data analytics.

Those were among the key themes and messages delivered at the 2013 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit, an invitation-only event for top-tier IT industry leaders. The summit was produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support. 

"This is an era of transformational leadership. The extremely rapid advance of new technologies has placed incredible pressure on IT to deliver value to markets and lead business growth in a highly dynamic global economy," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "The CIO's role as transformational leader and indispensable business partner is a key driver of growth and real business value."

CIOs, senior IT executives and business leaders from numerous market-leading organizations attended the summit, held April 18 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. Keynote speakers included:

  • Jack Danahy, Director for North American Security Consulting and Delivery, IBM
  • Roger Gurnani, EVP & CIO, Verizon
  • Peter High, Founder & President, Metis Strategy, LLC
  • John Iannarelli, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Additional speakers and panelists included Dennis Baden, Associate Principal, Heidrick & Struggles; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates; Edward Beesley, SVP & CIO, SGS; Richard M. Entrup, Executive Director, Media Technology & Applications, Disney/ABC TV Group; Jeffrey Grayson, CIO, Equinox; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Gerard Insall, CIO, Avis Budget Group; John Kavak, CIO, Sharp Electronics; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Gary Marshall, CIO, SunGard Availability Services; Adam Noble, SVP & CIO, GAF Materials Corporation; Michael Pellegrino, CIO, Sun Products Corporation; Mark Polansky, Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; John Repko, SVP & CIO, Tyco; Pete Sattler, VP IT & CIO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.; Brian Simmermon, VP & CIO, Subaru of America, Inc.; Jim Tosone, Managing Director, Tosone Associates; and Walter Yosafat, SVP & CIO, Corporate Services IT, Wyndham Worldwide.

Sponsor Partners of the summit included IBM, Code 42, Good Technology, Information Builders, Mindtree, Okta, ServiceNow and Tibco. Strategic Partners included Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates and Spencer Stuart. John Wiley & Sons is the firm's global media partner.

"We are building the strongest CIO community on the planet," said Mr. Muller. "We deliver world-class value for the IT industry through our thought-leadership, proprietary research, International Advisory Board and executive leadership events."

About HMG Strategy
HMG Strategy is a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support to CIO/Senior IT executives by focusing on the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT Leader. Our events and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of nearly 50,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of CIO/IT leadership resources, visit www.hmgstrategy.com or contact Hunter Muller at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at hunterm@hmgstrategy.com.