Adaptability in an Age of Uncertainty a Central Theme at HMG Strategy's Upcoming 2015 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Jul 02, 2015, 15:44 ET from HMG Strategy, LLC

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful CIOs don't simply respond to changes in market conditions and customer behaviors. They deliver value to the enterprise by proactively offering broad, cutting-edge approaches for growing business and creating innovation across the organization. The expanding role of the CIO and how they are tackling current industry challenges head-on will be the focus of the 2015 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on August 27, 2015 at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto produced by HMG Strategy, LLC.

"CIOs are at a critical juncture in their evolution in the enterprise," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "Game-changing CIOs are stepping up to the top business challenges being faced by the C-Suite with daring leadership, innovation, and transformation strategies that are helping the enterprise to distinguish itself."

HMG Strategy, LLC, the world's foremost CIO network of 80,000 thought leaders and executives, was recently recognized by as one of the Top Ten Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2015. The company will produce 44 events over the next 12 months across North America.

The San Francisco event will open with a riveting panel discussion on the future of the CIO role. Distinguished speakers include Christopher Desautel, SVP & CIO, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies; Snehal Antani, CTO, Splunk; and other high-profile CIOs who will share the strategies that have led them to current success, plus valuable insights into challenges facing the CIO of tomorrow.

CrowdStrike Services President Shawn Henry will present an executive keynote in which he will examine the multifaceted security threats currently endangering our most vital networks.  He will emphasize the need for a collective mind shift among CIOs and other organizational leaders to protect sensitive data by focusing on actionable intelligence and detection instead of merely "vulnerability reduction" when mitigating these significant threats.

Gripping panel discussions will explore best practices for providing transparent access to information while maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy; how accelerated change demands new performance requirements from the CIO, including a prominent role in the C-Suite and a need to become more customer-focused; a look at the future trends that will impact the enterprise and best practices for spearheading innovation in a revolutionary era.

Other prominent thought leaders presenting at the San Francisco conference include David Baker, Chief Security Officer, Okta, Inc.; Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.; Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC; Tim Campos, CIO, Facebook; Gary Clark, Acting CIO, IT CTO and Corporate Vice President, Technology Services, Juniper Networks; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Richard R. Harris, Executive Director, Application Engineering, GE Software; Patty Hatter, Intel Security and Software IT & CIO, Intel Security Group, Intel Corporation; Bhushan Ivaturi, CIO – Downstream & Technology Solutions, CIO – Acquisitions & Integrations, GE Oil & Gas; Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec; Jason Kranz, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Bob Lord, former Director, Information Security, Twitter; Hari Makkala, Head of Applications Delivery & Enterprise Architecture, Delta Dental; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Malcom K. Palmore, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI – San Francisco; Joe Simon, CTO, Data Products, Cymer; Tim Stanley, President, CXO & Founder, Tekexecs/Innovatects/CXOCo; Alex Tosheff, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, VMware.

Distinguished partners for the summit include Comcast Business, Dropbox, Pure Storage, Symantec, Appirio, ServiceNow, xMatters, Adobe, Altia Systems, and Softtek.

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 the recently launched Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation and transformation. The HMG Strategy global network of more than 80,000 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 changing 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 recently given the distinction by as one of the Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015.

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