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

Staying Ahead of Growing Demand for Mobile is Critical Challenge for IT Executives in Competitive Industries

May 10, 2013, 15:22 ET from HMG Strategy

WASHINGTON, May 10, 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. 

Those were among the key messages delivered at the 2013 Washington DC 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, in Association with, the Capital Area Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). 

"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. "The CIO's role as transformational leader and indispensable business partner is absolutely critical to the development of robust and effective mobile strategies."

CIOs, senior IT executives and business leaders from numerous market-leading organizations attended the summit, held May 7 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC. Keynote speakers included:

  • Peter High, Founder & President, Metis Strategy, LLC
  • Bruce Hoffmeister, Global CIO, Marriott International, Inc.
  • Paul Humphreys, Director Global IT, Avaya
  • John Lambeth, SVP & CIO, QinetiQ North America
  • Israel Martinez, Senior Managing Partner & President, Axon Global Services
  • Russ McGuire, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Sprint
  • Scott Schwarzhoff, VP of Market Development for Mobility, Citrix Systems

Additional speakers and panelists included Matt Aiello, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Tom Berray, Managing Director, Cabot Consultants; Tonya Hill, Strategic Enterprise Account Manager, Comcast; Peter Keen, Chairman, Keen Innovations; Scott Knell, Head, IS Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Innovation, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr; Jeff Kubacki, SVP & CIO, ATK; Michael Lucas, Global CIO, Hogan Lovells; André Mendes, CIO/CTO, U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors and Director, Technology Services and Innovation, U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau; Jason Molfetas, CIO, Amtrak; Mark Polansky, Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; and Dr. Richard Schroth, CEO, Executive Insights, Ltd.

Sponsor Partners of the summit include Avaya, Citrix, Code 42, Comcast Business Class, Good Technology, Information Builders, Okta, QlikView, ServiceNow, Sprint, and xMatters.  Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates and Spencer Stuart.

"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."

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