CIOs Must Drive Innovation and Transformation, Deliver Real Business Value and Growth Across the Enterprise

Apr 27, 2012, 17:52 ET from HMG Strategy

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World-class CIOs and successful IT executives will gather next week in Washington, DC, to examine and debate the future state of IT leadership and share strategies for providing tangible business value to the enterprise in an era of rapid change and continuous transformation. 

The 2012 Washington DC CIO Executive Leadership Summit, held May 3 at the Willard Hotel, is a meeting of top IT executives, industry experts and thought leaders. The event is produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support. 

"Events such as the Washington DC CIO Executive Summit are incredibly valuable opportunities for CIOs and senior IT leaders to acquire knowledge, share experiences and meet face-to-face with top industry thought leaders," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy. "This is peer-to-peer networking and career building at the highest level of value."

Keynote and panel topics include the Cloud Computing Paradigm; Risk, Security and Everything In Between; Driving Business Results through Mobility; Creating an Innovation Synapse; Leadership Strategies and Transformation; and Emerging Leadership Roles of the CIO.

Keynote speakers and presenters include:

  • Peter High, Founder and President, Metis Strategy, LLC
  • Michael McKiernan, VP Business Technology, Citrix Systems
  • Michelle Rudnicki, VP, Cloud Computing IBM NA, IBM

Additional speakers and panelists include Matt Aiello, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Dr. Dorine Andrews, CIO, Peace Corps; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates;  Mike Belak, CIO, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems; Tom Berray, Managing Partner, Cabot Consultants; Richie Etwaru, Director, Chief Technology Officer's Office, UBS Wealth Management Americas; Adrian Gardner, CIO & Director of the Information, Technology & Communications Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center; Eric Green, President, ELG Consulting; Vance Hitch, former CIO, Department of Justice; Bruce Hoffmeister, Global CIO, Marriott International, Inc; Yuvinder Kochar, CTO & VP-Technology, The Washington Post Company;  James Nelms, CISO, Treasury and Global Operations, The World Bank; Mark Polansky, Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; and Patricia Titus, VP & CISO, Symantec. 

"World-class thought leadership content, combined with high-level interaction, provides a unique learning and networking opportunity, driving the highest value for modern CIOs," Muller said.

HMG Strategy LLC, 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, Cisco, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Good, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Okta, Netsuite, Quest Software, Rimini Street,, VMware, Wiley, Wipro and Workday. The Capital Area Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) is a partner of the event.

"We are building the strongest CIO community on the planet," said 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, 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 30,000 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 or contact Amanda Vlastas at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at