Cutting-Edge Silicon Valley CIOs to Talk Innovation and Leadership at HMG Strategy's Upcoming 2016 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Feb 29, 2016, 18:12 ET from HMG Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley is unquestionably at the cutting edge of technological innovation. Top CIOs from the area will share the steps they are taking to draw upon courageous leadership to successfully drive innovation at the 2016 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on March 17, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco produced by HMG Strategy, LLC.

"Silicon Valley CIOs are on the leading edge of innovation," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "The peer-to-peer networking opportunities offered by HMG Strategy's Executive Leadership Summits offer invaluable insights that fellow IT leaders can apply to C-suite and market-facing relationships in an age of digital disruption."

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.

The San Francisco event will kick off with a gripping panel discussion focused on summoning the courage to lead and drive innovation. The morning sessions will feature panel discussions on future trends that will impact the enterprise and strategic leadership in a world of accelerated change. Additional presentations will feature digital interviews with Silicon Valley thought leaders sharing insights about emerging technologies IT leaders should be familiar with; and a look ahead at what's in store for the future role of the technology executive.

Notable speakers participating at the San Francisco summit will include Shobhana Ahluwalia, Head of Information Technology, Uber; Snehal Antani, CTO, Splunk; Sandy Bakken, Information Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Mike Dauber, General Partner, Amplify Partners; Beth Devin, CTO/CIO | Digital Transformation Leader, Alvarez and Marsal; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, Visa Inc.; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Patty Hatter, VP/GM – Security & Software Group IT and CIO – Intel Security, Intel Corporation; Billy Hinners, VP, Technology, Sunrun; Arif Janmohamed, Venture Capitalist, Lightspeed Venture Partners; Jeffrey L. Javitz, CIO, Fremont Bank; Debra Jensen, CIO, Charlotte Russe; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Mike Kelly, SVP, IT, McKesson Corporation; Yousuf Khan, VP IT, Pure Storage; Ralph Loura, CTO, Rodan + Fields; Hamid Mashouf, CIO, Bebe Stores, Inc.; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Bill Schlough, SVP & CIO, San Francisco Giants; Scott Schwarzoff, VP of Product Marketing, Okta; Job Simon, CTO, Data Products, Cymer; Ricardo Sunderland, Global Fin Tech Leader, Egon Zehnder International; Mark Tonnesen, CIO, CSO, and VP Operations, Neustar, Inc.; Dave Wright, Chief Strategy Officer, ServiceNow; and Elaine Zelby, Director Executive Programs, Capriza.

Sponsor partners for the summit will include Appian, Capriza, Comcast Business, Datalink, Dropbox, Gemalto, Info-Tech Research Group, Okta, Pure Storage, ServiceNow, TelePacific Communications and WGroup.

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 Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network of over 150,000 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 evolving 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 given the distinction by as one of "Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015." HMG Strategy has a growing expanse of thought leadership housed on their open digital platform known as the 'Research & Resource Center.' The company's 'Transformational CIO Blog' was recently recognized by CDW's BizTech Magazine as one of "50 Must-Read IT Blogs 2015."

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