HMG Strategy Presents The 2014 CIO Summit of America - A Gathering of Global Executives in New York City

Top IT Leaders from ADP, Avon, GE, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Verizon Join More Than 35 Speakers to Address the "Big Shift" into the Global Digital Revolution.

Jan 14, 2014, 13:54 ET from HMG Strategy

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy, the leading producer of CIO Executive Leadership Summits in North America, in partnership with the NY Metro Chapter of the Society for Information Management, will host the renowned CIO Summit of America on January 28, 2014 at The Harvard Club of New York City.

Described as "the industry's most openly effective and dynamic peer-to-peer networking event," the annual summit will focus on the timely theme of Breakthrough Innovation:  Game-Changing Leadership Strategies and Business Models for Market Advantage.

"The timing of this summit is ideal, as we have entered a new phase in the IT industry," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, of HMG Strategy. "I call it 'The Big Shift' because it represents an enormous change in the way technology drives real business value in our interconnected digital economy. With this in mind, we have gathered the most influential, forward-thinking and successful IT leaders to share their knowledge, experience and wisdom."

Industry luminary speakers include Roger Gurnani, EVP & CIO of Verizon, who will deliver the opening keynote; as well as Michael Capone, CIO & CVP Product Development, ADP;  Donagh Herlihy, SVP eCommerce & CIO, Avon Products, Inc.;  Jeanette Horan, VP & CIO, IBM;  Stuart McGuigan, CIO, Johnson & Johnson; and Jamie Miller, SVP & CIO, GE, all who will participate in a closing "Super CIO Panel" on the Future Role of the CIO.

The full-day summit also includes keynotes by Linda Ban, Global C-suite Study Program Director at IBM;  Eric McNulty, Director of Research at Harvard's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative;  Dave Wright, Chief Strategy Officer at ServiceNow;  as well as an Executive Briefing on the New York City Economic Development Strategy by Robert Walsh, former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. A highlight of the summit will be the lunchtime presentation of the HMG Strategy 2014 Transformational CIO Awards.

Sponsor partners include major organizations such as IBM, ServiceNow, AppDynamics, BCS, CAI, Chateaux Software, CloudVelocity, Crisply, Icreon, Informatica, Netuitive, Okta, and xMatters. Our strategic partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. "We have a truly unique set of partnerships that genuinely differentiates us from the competition," said Muller.

"The rapid adoption of newer technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud makes this an extremely exciting and important period of time for CIOs and IT leaders," said Muller. "To be successful, they need to acquire relevant and timely leadership, innovation and transformation knowledge and skills to make the best decisions to drive real business value across the enterprise. There is no better way to do this than to attend the CIO Summit of America."

For more details and to register, please go to under 'Upcoming Events.'

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy 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 60,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of CIO/IT leadership resources, visit or contact Hunter Muller at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at