2015 Global Innovation Summit to Address Market Disruption for Driving Competitive Advantage

Jan 06, 2015, 14:30 ET from HMG Strategy, LLC

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry movers are leveraging information technology to guide innovation and lead market disruption to achieve competitive differentiation, according to a prominent group of speakers who will be presenting at the 2015 Global Innovation Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley in East Palo Alto on January 13, 2015, hosted by HMG Strategy, LLC. Qualified executives can register complimentary at www.hmgstrategy.com.

"Thanks to their unique view across the enterprise, CIOs have a tremendous opportunity to foster inventive company cultures and drive transformational growth opportunities," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO.

The summit will feature an exceptional collection of speakers and panel discussions. The opening keynote presentation will be delivered by Ramon Baez, Senior Vice President & Global CIO at Hewlett-Packard Company who will share his insights on how a new style of IT is emerging that offers simplicity, greater agility, higher performance and lower costs.

Related panel discussions will explore how pioneering IT leaders are expanding the CIO role by creating transformational strategies that are enabling their organizations to reshape markets and generate new revenue streams. Associated panels will examine future trends that will impact the enterprise and best practices for evaluating technology startups.

World-class speakers at the summit will include Ramon Baez, SVP & Global CIO, Hewlett-Packard Company; Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D., VP & CIO, KLA-Tencor Corporation; Chad Cardenas, Chief Innovation Officer, Trace3; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Beth Devin, CIO, Silicon Valley Bank; Hayes Drumwright, CEO, POP, Inc.; Scott Fenton, VP & CIO, Wind River Systems; Bask Iyer, SVP & CIO, Juniper Networks; Arif Janmohamed, Venture Capitalist, Lightspeed Venture Partners; Matthew Joe, VP & North American Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Avanade; Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec; Sandra Kurtzig, CEO, Kenandy; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Ralph Loura, VP & CIO Enterprise Group & WW Sales Operations, Hewlett-Packard Company; Elinor MacKinnon, Managing Director & CIO, Esurance; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Tom Peck, SVP & CIO, AECOM Technology Corporation; Vincent Phillips, CTO & Founding Manager, Income & Technologies, Inc.; Lars Rabbe, Partner, StrataFusion; Bill Schlough, SVP & CIO, San Francisco Giants; Tony Scott, SVP & CIO, VMware; Narinder Singh, Co-Founder, Board of Directors; Tim Stanley, President, CXO & Founder, Tekexecs/Innovatects/CXOCo; Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, NetApp; Herb VanHook, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, BMC Software; Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and CEO, Delphix.

Sponsor partners for the summit include Appirio, BMC, Delphix, Kenandy, Rackspace, CliQr, POP, Skyhigh and Trace3.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy has the strongest CIO network on the planet. HMG facilitates connections and thought leadership to elevate the role of the CIO/IT Executive. Yearly, HMG Strategy recognizes top performing Chief Information/Innovation/Technology Officers who have excelled in innovation, leaderships skills, transformation, and legacy leadership through the "Transformational CIO Leadership Awards."  These awards are based on extensive in-depth research conducted over the course of multiple conversations and interviews with Hunter Muller and the HMG Strategy team. These awards demonstrate the critical relevance of the modern-day CIO as an innovative leader.  Insights from these conversations are shared in HMG Strategy's weekly newsletter. 

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