BOSTON, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital disruption and tectonic market shifts have created a sea of change in the competitive landscape. The courageous leadership that's required by CIOs to help the enterprise step up to these opportunities and challenges will be the focal point of the 2016 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 13, 2016. The summit, produced by HMG Strategy, will be held at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.
"As digital disruption continues to transform industries, there is a digital leadership void that CIOs need to step into," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President & CEO. "In order to drive the level of transformation that's needed for the enterprise to succeed, CIOs need to let go of traditional business practices and spearhead the way forward with courageous leadership and conviction."
The Boston summit will kick off with an enthralling panel discussion focused on the dynamic mindset the CIO must embrace to lead with courage. Eminent thought leaders on the panel will include Brook Colangelo, EVP & CTO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Steve Morin, CIO, Demandware; Jim O'Neill, CPO, Hubspot; and Clif Triplett, Senior Cyber Security Advisor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Other engrossing topics at the Boston conference will include the ability to grasp the economic, corporate governance, strategic and other requirements needed to make meaningful contributions to corporate boards; an executive interview with Ken Grady, VP & CIO at IDEXX Laboratories, regarding how the company is leading digital transformation; lessons in leadership from Vic Bhagat, CIO, Verizon Enterprise Solutions; leadership traits that are demanded in a business environment fraught with accelerated change; emerging technologies shared by Silicon Valley luminaries that IT leaders need to be aware of; future trends that will impact the enterprise; top challenges for enterprise security today and tomorrow; and the future role of the digitally-focused technology leader.
Additional distinguished speakers participating at the Boston summit will include Matt Aiello, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Global Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Gerald Beuchelt, CSO, Demandware; Bill Brown, CIO & CISO, Veracode; Jack Clare, SVP, Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Dunkin' Brands; Dave Fachetti, Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Neil Hampshire, SVP & CIO, ModusLink; Tom Harvey, VP & CIO, Alkermes, Inc.; Karl Hick, SVP & CIO, Shire Pharmaceuticals; Sharon Kaiser, CIO, Head of IT, New England Biolabs; Adriana Karaboutis, EVP Technology, Business Solutions & Corporate Affairs, Biogen; Jeff Lamoreaux, CIO, Global Partners LP; Sean McCourt, Founder & Managing Director, Longford & Company; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Meredith Rosenberg, Technology and Digital Transformation Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; James Ross, CIO Corporate Functions, GE; Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox; James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, FBI; Larry Wilson, CISO, University of Massachusetts President's Office; and Joanna Young, VP & CIO, Michigan State University.
Valued partners for the summit will include CenturyLink, Code42, Eagle Creek Software Services, Information Builders, Miro Consulting, Onapsis, Pure Storage, ServiceNow, Delphix, and Workday. Association partners include Women in Technology International (WITI). Alliance partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. The Research partner for this year's summit series is Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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 200,000 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 CIO.com 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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