WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following record attendance at its 50-plus executive leadership events throughout 2016, HMG Strategy recognizes the IT executives, industry thought leaders, and business partners that helped make its summits and platform incredibly successful.
In 2016, HMG Strategy hosted 26 regional CIO summits and thought leadership events across North America and Europe, in cities such as Palo Alto, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Boston, MA; Houston, TX; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; London, U.K.; Dallas, TX; San Diego, CA; Charlotte, NC; Washington, D.C.; New Brunswick, NJ; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, ON; Seattle, WA; Greenwich, CT; Denver, CO; Huntington Beach, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Minneapolis, MN; and Atlanta, GA.
The theme for the 2016 events was "The CIO as CEO of Technology: The Courage to Lead in the Future Enterprise." As always, the content for the events was developed with HMG Strategy's regional and international advisory board members comprised of CIOs, technology executives, search executives, and vendor partners.
Looking ahead to 2017, HMG Strategy is proud to be adding 7 new events that are specifically tailored for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. The theme for the 2017 CISO summits is "Creating Organizational Champions to Secure the Future Enterprise."
In 2017, HMG Strategy will also broaden its digital platform to further enable technology executives to boost their career ascent. The HMG Strategy Resource Center will have expanded content for research articles, video interviews, white papers, research reports, and its award-winning Transformational CIO Blog.
World-class industry leaders who presented at 2016 events include Shobhana Ahluwalia, Head of Information Technology, Uber; Waqas Akkawi, Global Chief Information Security Officer, SIRVA Worldwide; Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner – Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Roota Almeida, Head of Information Security, Delta Dental of NJ and CT; Bharat Amin, VP & CIO, Newport News Shipbuilding; Paul Amorello, VP Global IT Services, CIO, Campbell Soup Company; Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Mike Anderson, SVP & CIO, CROSSMARK; Snehal Antani, CTO, Splunk; Yasir Anwar, SVP & Head of Digital Technology, Macy's; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Bryce Austin, CEO, TCE Strategy; Koby Avital, CTO, Priceline.com; Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Advocacy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Global Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates;Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.;Chris Bedi, CIO, ServiceNow;Linda Betz, CISO, Travelers;Sandeep Bhadra, Principal, Menlo Ventures;Vic Bhagat, CIO, Verizon Enterprise Solutions; Puneet Bhasin, EVP Corporate Operations and President of Recycling, Waste Management; David Black, SVP & CIO, CHS Inc.; Scott Bohannon, CEO, Info-Tech Research Group; Chris Boult, CIO, Greyhound Lines, Inc.; David Bray, CIO, Federal Communications Commission; Robin Brown, VP & CIO, Mortenson; Bob Bruns, Chief Information & Security Officer, Avanade; Jeff Brzycki, CIO, Autodesk; Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC; Paul Calatayud, CTO, FireMon; Jesse Carrillo, SVP & CIO, Hines; Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Paul Chapman, CIO, Box; Jack Clare, SVP, Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Dunkin' Brands; Brook Colangelo, EVP & CTO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Ted Colbert, CIO & SVP, Information & Analytics, The Boeing Company; Tom Conophy, EVP & CTO, AutoNation; Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA; Julie Cullivan, CIO and EVP of Business Operations, FireEye; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Craig Cuyar, Global CIO, Omnicom; Bob Dame, Executive Director, Year Up; Mike Dauber, General Partner, Amplify Partners; David Decker, VP & Divisional CIO, Adient; Gary Desai, SVP & CIO, IEH Autoplus and Pep Boys; Amy Doherty, SVP & CIO, AARP; Johnny Dranchak, CTO, CoreTech App Studio, GE; Rob Dravenstott, SVP & CIO, Dish Network, LLC; Sastry Durvasula, SVP, Enterprise Technology Head of Data & Digital, American Express; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, Visa Inc.; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Eric Ellis, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, State of North Carolina; Jay Ferro, EVP, Chief Information and Product Officer, EarthLink Holdings Corp.; Paul Fipps, CIO, Under Armour; Ursuline Foley, Corporate Platform Officer, Interim Chief Data Officer, Enterprise Enablement Strategy, XL Group and President of the Fairfield/Westchester SIM Chapter; Tom Frangione, COO, Greylock Partners; Scott Frost, Chief Security Officer, VP, Benefitfocus; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Randy Gaboriault, CIO & SVP Innovation and Strategic Development, Christiana Care Health System; Tsvi Gal, CTO, Morgan Stanley; Terrell Garren, Chief Security Officer, Duke Energy; Michelle Garvey, CIO, J. Crew; Chris Gates, Global Head of Compute Hosting Services, AIG; Rahoul Ghose, SVP & CIO, Lifetouch; Ed Goetz, VP & CSO, Exelon Corporation; Stephen Gold, EVP & CIO, CVS Health; Clark Golestani, EVP & CIO, Merck; Tom Greene, Chief Information & Business Services Officer, Colgate-Palmolive; Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP IT, General Dynamics Information Technology; Roger Gurnani, EVP, Chief Information and Technology Architect, Verizon; Graeme Hackland, CIO, Williams F1 Team; Gary Harbison, CISO, Monsanto; Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor; Patty Hatter, GM of Services for Intel Security, Intel Corporation; Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike Services and CSO, CrowdStrike; Jean Hill, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; Steve Holland, SVP & CIO, 7-Eleven, Inc.; Blake Holman, CIO, St. David's Foundation; E. Jeffrey Hutchinson, VP, Enterprise Services Leader, Honeywell; John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor on cyber matters; Bask Iyer, CIO & GM, IOT, VMware; Arif Janmohamed, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners; David Jarvis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Honeywell; Debra Jensen, SVP & CIO, Charlotte Russe; Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec; Sharon Kaiser, CIO, Head of IT, New England Biolabs; Ina Kamenz, SVP & CIO, Eli Lilly and Company; Adriana Karaboutis, EVP Technology, Business Solutions & Corporate Affairs, Biogen; Timothy Kasbe, Former COO, Gloria Jeans; Scott Kessler, EVP & CIO, Belk; Yousuf Khan, VP of IT, Pure Storage; Thomas Koulopoulos, Chairman and Founder, Delphi Group; Jeff Lamoreaux, CIO, Global Partners LP; Chris Laping, Co-Founder & CEO, People Before Things, LLC; Jonathan Landon, Senior Director -IT Global Strategy Innovation & Architecture, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Joyce Lee, VP & CIO, Asia Pacific Janssen Pharm Group of Companies, Johnson & Johnson; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Sean Lennon, SVP & Global CIO, Allergan, Plc; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Abe Lietz, CIO & VP, Customer Service Operations, Curves & Jenny Craig and President, SIM San Diego; Elwin Loomis, Sr. Director, Store of the Future, Target; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Freddie Mac; Elinor MacKinnon, Senior Advisor, DevCool; Michael Macrie, SVP & CIO, Land O'Lakes; Christopher Mandelaris, Chief Information Security Officer, Chemical Bank; Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP, CTO, Starbucks; Israel Martinez, Chairman & CEO, Axon Global; Matthew McCormack, VP & CISO, EMC; Tom McCurley, CIO, Crane Co.; Kathy McElligott, EVP, CIO/CTO, McKesson Corporation; Robert McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner, McEwen Mining Inc. and Founder and former Chairman & CEO, Goldcorp Inc.; David McLeod, Founding Board Member & Vice Chair, Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center; John Meister, CIO, Panera Bread; Howard Melnick, SVP & Global CIO, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation; Shamim Mohammad, Senior Vice President & CIO, CARMAX, The Auto Superstore; Jason Molfetas, EVP & CIO, Amtrak; Jana Monroe, VP Global Security and Enterprise Risk Management, Herbalife; Cynthia Nustad, EVP/Chief Strategy Officer, HMS; Jim O'Neill, CPO, Hubspot; Terry Owens, CIO, Congressional Budget Office, United States Congress; Michael Palmer, VP & CISO, National Football League; Kevin Parlette, VP IT (CIO), Dana Holding Corporation; Tom Peck, SVP, CIO and Global Head, Procurement & Travel, AECOM; Pat Petersen, CTO, Ally Financial, Inc.; Matt Peterson, SVP & CIO, Delphi; Steve Phillips, SVP & CIO, Avnet, Inc.; Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation; Todd Pierce, Chief Digital Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; David Pogue, Founder, Yahoo Tech, Columnist, TV Host, Correspondent and Author; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Joseph Puglisi, VP, IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.; Larry Quinlan, Global CIO, Deloitte; Meerah Rajavel, CIO, Qlik IT; John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls; Ed Robben, SVP & CIO, Fossil; Carissa Rollins, SVP & CIO, Gander Mountain; James Ross, CIO Global Functions, GE Digital; Bernadette Rotolo, Group VP, Global Head of Solutions Delivery Management, Adecco Group; Doug Rousso, SVP & CTO/CIO, CBS Corporation; Bill Schlough, SVP & CIO, San Francisco Giants; Janet Sherlock, SVP & CIO, Carter's; Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox; Manjit Singh, SVP & CIO, The Clorox Company; Raj Singh, EVP & CIO, FordDirect; David Smoley, CIO, AstraZeneca; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, Cybersecurity Practice Leader, ZRG Partners; Michael Spandau, SVP Global IT & CIO, Fender Musical Instruments; Randall Spratt, EVP, CIO & CTO – Retired, McKesson Corporation; Tim Stanley, President, CXO & Founder, Tekexecs/Innovatects/CXOCo; Vaughn Stewart, VP Architect, Global Technical Partners, Pure Storage; Brad Strock, CIO, PayPal; Hilton Sturisky, Global CIO, Crawford & Company; George Surdu, EVP & CTO, Comerica Bank; Jim Swanson, CIO, Monsanto; Susan Swart, CIO, International Monetary Fund; Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group; Don Tapscott, Digital Strategist and CEO, The Tapscott Group; Mark Tonnesen, CIO, CSO and VP Operations, Neustar, Inc.; Clif Triplett, Senior Cybersecurity and IT Advisor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871; James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, FBI; William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation; Gary VonderHaar, EVP, Operations & Technology – Processing, MasterCard; Ajay Waghray, EVP & CTO, Assurant; Craig Walker, VP & CIO Shell Downstream, Shell International Petroleum Company; Debbie Wheeler, CISO, Freddie Mac; Deanna Wise, EVP & CIO, Dignity Health; Mike Wright, Global CIO, McKinsey & Co.; Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.; and Michael Zanga, CAO Corporate and International Banking Americas, Royal Bank of Scotland.
Distinguished partners include Absolute; Accelerite; Accenture; AccruePartners; Appian; Appirio; appOrbit; AppSense; Apptio; Avanade; Benchmark IT; Birst; BMC; Box; BravoTECH; CA Technologies; Capriza; CenturyLink; Cherwell; Citrix; ClearDATA; Clearpath Solutions Group; Cloudera; CloudVelox; Code42; Comcast Business; CommVault; CyrusOne; Darktrace; Datalink; Deloitte; Delphix; Dropbox; Eagle Creek Software Services; EMC Corporation; Exabeam; FireEye; FreeStor; Gemalto; HCL Technologies; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; HR Strategies; Information Builders; Informatica; Info-Tech Research Group; Intel; IT-oLogy; IQ Clarity; Jive; Keeper Enterprise; Level 3 Communications; Levementum; LogRhythm; MapR; Masergy; MemSQL; MetTel; Microsoft; Miro Consulting; MuleSoft; Neudesic; New Relic; Newtek; Nimble Storage; Nth Generation; Okta; Onapsis; OneNeck IT Solutions; OpenText; Optiv; Palo Alto Networks; Persistent Systems; Pure Storage; Rackspace; Red Hat; Rural Sourcing Inc.; ScaleArc; ServiceNow; SOASTA; Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions; Splunk Inc.; Sprint; StarPoint Technologies; Symantec; Tableau Software; Tamr; Tanium; Technology Partners; TelePacific Communications; Tintri; Trace3; Tradeshift; Virtustream; Vormetric; WGroup; The Windsor Group; Workday; xMatters; Yash Technologies; and Zerto.
The theme for the 2017 CIO Executive Leadership Summits will be "Re-Imagining the Enterprise for the Next Era of the Digital Age." Truly successful leaders are advancing the traditional leadership role by stepping up with bold, game-changing strategies for growing the business, creating value, dominating markets, and delivering innovation to a new generation of empowered and demanding customers.
"Our CIO Executive Leadership Summits are powered by the thought leadership of the CIOs and industry experts who are deeply involved in both the opportunities and challenges facing executive leaders in today's turbulent business environment," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "In collaboration with our business partners that are positioned to support CIOs and CISOs in today's fast-paced business climate, we're extremely excited about the new opportunities we are creating for members of our network to further engage with one another and accelerate their career ascent through the HMG platform."
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 300,000 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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