Courageous Leadership to Take Center Stage at HMG Strategy's 2016 CIO Summit of America in New York City

Dec 21, 2015, 16:24 ET from HMG Strategy, LLC

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a time when the pace of disruptive change is unprecedented, CIOs are being called upon to demonstrate courageous leadership to help their organizations navigate uncharted waters and deliver market-defining innovation. These are the key themes that will be explored at the 2016 CIO Summit of America produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, in Association Partnership with the New York Metro Chapter of SIM (Society for Information Management), and held on January 26, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City.

"The seismic shifts that are taking place in business are creating incredible opportunities for companies in their core and new markets," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "The CIOs that are winning are those that are stepping up with the courage to lead and the ability to drive new growth."

HMG Strategy, LLC, the world's foremost CIO network of 110,000 thought leaders and executives, was recently recognized by as one of the "Top Ten Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2015." The company will produce 54 events over the next 12 months across North America.

Now in its sixth year, the 2016 CIO Summit of America promises to deliver unparalleled experiences to CIOs and IT leaders who attend. The summit will kick off with an executive panel discussion on Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation, featuring Vic Bhagat, EVP, Enterprise Business Solutions & CIO, EMC; Michael Capone, COO, Medidata Solutions Worldwide; Michelle Garvey, SVP & CIO, Ann Inc.; Stephen Gold, EVP & CIO, CVS Health; Howard Melnick, SVP & Global CIO, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation; and moderated by Hunter Muller, President & CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC.

The opening panel discussion will be followed by two breakout sessions. One session, focused on Embracing Disruption to Survive and Thrive, will be moderated by Kurt Brungardt, former CIO and Managing Director at MSD Capital, L.P., and include thought leadership from Johnny Dranchak, CTO, CoreTech App Studio, GE; Bruce Leidal, CIO, Carestream Health, Inc.; Michelle Mosolgo, Executive Director Enterprise Programs, Merck; and Jonathan Yarmis, Senior Analyst, The Skills Connection.

Additional topical discussions will examine enterprise security challenges; strategic leadership in a world of accelerated change; future technology trends that will impact the enterprise; and the HMG Innovation Institute Video, with interviews from Silicon Valley venture capitalists on emerging technologies and innovative companies. The closing Executive Panel on Leading in Highly Disruptive and Innovative Times will feature Dana Deasy, Managing Director and Global CIO, JPMorgan Chase; Tom Greene, CIO, Colgate-Palmolive; Roger Gurnani, EVP & CIO, Verizon; Larry Quinlan, Global CIO, Deloitte; and moderated by Mark Polansky, Sr. Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice at Korn Ferry.

Additional speakers participating at the CIO Summit of America will include Dennis Baden, Principal, Heidrick & Struggles; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Global Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Craig Cuyar, Global CIO, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.; Norman Jacknis, Senior Fellow, Intelligent Community Forum; Clarice Kennedy, Senior Director of Information Technology, RGP; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Larry Quinlan, Global CIO, Deloitte; Jonathan Yarmis, Senior Analyst, The Skills Connection; and Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.

Sponsor partners for the summit include Masergy, xMatters, Exabeam, Neudesic, Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace, and Delphix.

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 110,000 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 "Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015."

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