2013 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit: CIOs Must Focus on Enterprise Mobility

Yield unprecedented business results through harnessing the power of cloud, mobile and social computing

May 17, 2013, 16:11 ET from HMG Strategy

TORONTO, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The rapidly accelerating pace of the mobility revolution intensifies the pressure on CIOs to deliver innovation and transformational leadership to the enterprise. Designing effective mobile strategies that drive value and support business growth is a top priority for CIOs and IT executive leaders in highly competitive markets. 

This will be a key message at the 2013 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit, being held at the Westin Harbour Castle on May 30th. The summit is being produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support.

"Mobility is an incredibly powerful driver of growth and value in today's global economy. The CIO is perfectly positioned for a leadership role in guiding mobile strategy and execution," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC.

A special highlight of the summit will by a keynote by futurist Don Tapscott.  Tapscott has spoken at events such as TED and is one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology.  "Tapscott has a unique understanding the forces that are driving global economic change as well as profound insights for companies to embrace the digital revolution for driving innovation, new opportunities, and unprecedented business value.  Thought leadership is core to HMG Strategy, and we are excited to bring Don to the Toronto market, "said Muller as he described the summit. 

Qualified CIOs, senior IT executives and business leaders are invited to attend the summit and can register on the HMG Strategy website.  Other keynote speakers include:

  • Gia Lyons, Director of Product Marketing, Jive Software
  • Sumit Dhawan, Group VP & General Manager, Citrix Systems, Inc.
  • Dave Revell, SVP & CIO, Retail and Business Banking Technology, CIBC

Additional speakers and panelists include:  Catherine Booth, former CIO, Plexxus; Brian Chan, VP, Information Technology, Corporate Services Group, Avnet; Sumit Dhawan, Group VP & General Manager, Citrix Systems, Inc.; Susan Doniz, SVP & Global CIO, Aimia; Lisa Heidman, Senior Client Partner, The Bedford Group; Jeff Hutchinson, CIO Maple Leaf Foods; Jonathan Landon, Global IT – CTO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Andreas Liris, VP IS, Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.; Gerry McNamara, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International; Massimo Panaccio, Senior Director Master Data Shared Services, Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.; Lisa Porlier, Managing Director, Technology Sector Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates; Joe Sexton, President Field Operations, AppDynamics; Valerie Spriet, Partner, Egon Zehnder International; and George Watt, VP Corporate Strategy, CA Technologies.

Sponsor Partners of the summit include AppDynamics, CA Technologies, Jive, Citrix, Code 42, CommVault, Information Builders, Okta, ServiceNow, and TIBCO.  Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, and Russell Reynolds Associates.

"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 60,000 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