CIO Executive Leadership Summit: Innovation and Transformation Drive Real Business Value for the Global Enterprise

Jun 08, 2012, 17:57 ET from HMG Strategy

TORONTO, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Top IT leaders partner for innovation, embrace greater openness, discover new sources of revenue, and leverage data analytics to gain insight and drive business results for the enterprise. Those were the key messages from an elite group of world-class CIOs, successful IT executives and respected industry leaders who met in Toronto to study the future state of IT leadership and share their strategies for providing real business value to the enterprise in an era of rapid change, epic revolution, and continuous transformation.  

The 2012 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit held May 30 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, gathered top-tier IT executives, industry experts and thought leaders. HMG Strategy LLC, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support, produced the event. 

"This is truly an epic revolution, and we are in the first inning of a long game. The magnitude of transformation will be nothing short of amazing," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy.

Keynote and panel topics included the Cloud Computing Paradigm: Transforming Business, Technology and the Industry; Managing Your Growing Network of Cloud Apps; Infrastructure and Technology; IT Strategies and Transformation; and Emerging Leadership Roles of the CIO.

Keynote speakers and presenters included:

  • Carol Fawcett, VP, Global Information Services, Quest Software
  • Mike Hill, VP Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
  • Jonathan Landon, Director – IT Strategy, Technology & Architecture, Kimberly-Clark

Additional speakers and panelists included Catherine Booth, CIO, Plexxus; Roman Coba, CIO, McCain Foods Limited; Michael Correa, VP Information Solutions, Maple Leaf Foods; Susan Doniz Firka, CIO, Aimia; Lisa Heidman, Senior Client Partner, The Bedford Group; Arik Kalininsky, VP, Information Technology, Willson International; John Mealia, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International; Ted Maulucci, CIO, The Tridel Group of Companies; Lisa Porlier, Technology Sector Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates; Dave Revell, SVP, Retail and Business Banking Technology, CIBC.

"The Toronto summit was an exceptional opportunity to learn, to network with peers, and to experience the newest wave of transformational thinking from the best and brightest minds in the industry," said Mr. Muller. "This is peer-to-peer networking and career building at the highest level of value."

HMG Strategy provides exceptional leadership, innovation, transformational strategies along with a global community to drive the success of CIO and IT leaders. The firm's sponsor partners include Accenture, Avanade, Avaya, Box, CA Technologies, CDW, Chateaux Software, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Good, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Okta, Netsuite, Quest Software, Rimini Street,, TCS, TSA, VMware, Wiley, Wipro and Workday. The CIO Association of Canada is also sponsoring the summit.

"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 and Regional Advisory Boards, and executive leadership events."

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy, LLC 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 more than 50,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of IT leadership resources, visit