HMG Strategy Recognizes IT Thought Leaders, Business Partners for the Success of its 2015 CIO Executive Leadership Summits

Dec 11, 2015, 16:34 ET from HMG Strategy, LLC

WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Following record attendance at its 40-plus CIO Executive Leadership Summit events throughout 2015, HMG Strategy, LLC would like to pay tribute to the IT executives, industry thought leaders, and business partners that helped make its events incredibly successful.

In 2015, HMG Strategy hosted 21 regional CIO summits and a multitude of IT thought leadership events across the U.S. in cities such as Palo Alto, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Boston, MA; Houston, TX; New York, NY; Dallas, TX; San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; New Brunswick, NJ; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, Ontario; Greenwich, CT; Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA; and Detroit, MI.

World-class industry leaders who presented at these events include Rich Adduci, SVP & CIO, Boston Scientific; Ramón Baez, Global CIO, HP; Vic Bhagat, EVP, Enterprise Solutions & CIO, EMC; David Bray, CIO, Federal Communications Commission; Timothy Campos, CIO, Facebook; Jack Clare, SVP & CIO, Dunkin' Brands; Brook Colangelo, EVP & CTO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Ted Colbert, CIO, The Boeing Company; Tom Conophy, EVP & CIO, Staples; Vittorio Cretella, CIO, Mars, Incorporated; Mark Dajani, CIO, Mondelez International; Gary Desai, SVP & CIO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts; Sastry Durvasula, VP, Global Technology Head, of Information Management & Digital Capabilities, American Express; Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society; Marc Frons, SVP Head of Mobile Platform and Deputy Head of Technology, News Corp.; Adrian Gardner, CIO, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security; Michelle Garvey, SVP & CIO, Ann Inc.; Stephen Gold, EVP Business and Technology Operations and CIO, CVS Health; Jeffrey Grayson, SVP & CIO, Intrawest; Tom Greene, CIO, Colgate-Palmolive; Gary Harbison, CISO, Monsanto; Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor; Patty Hatter, Intel Security and Software IT & CIO, Intel Security Group, Intel Corporation; Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike Services; Bruce Hoffmeister, Global CIO, Marriott International, Inc.; Gerard Insall, CIO, Avis Budget Group; Bhushan Ivaturi, CIO – Downstream & Technology Solutions, CIO – Acquisitions & Integrations, GE Oil & Gas; David Jarvis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Honeywell; Matthew Joe, VP & North American Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Avanade; Ina Kamenz, SVP & CIO, Eli Lilly and Company; Timothy Kasbe, COO, Gloria Jeans; Sineesh Keshav, Vice President, IT Application Development, Safeway, Inc.; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Freddie Mac; Elinor MacKinnon, Managing Director & CIO, Esurance; Kathy McElligott, VP & CIO, Emerson; Miriam McLemore, CIO, Enterprise and Consumer Technology, The Coca-Cola Company; Howard Melnick, SVP & Global CIO, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation; Jason Molfetas, EVP & CIO, Amtrak; Keith Morrow, EVP & CIO, Epsilon; Filippo Passerini, Former Group President – Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer, Procter & Gamble ; Doug Rousso, SVP & CTO, CBS Corporation; Diane Schwarz, VP & CIO, Textron; Anup Sharma, Global CIO, GE Oil & Gas; Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox; Brian Simmermon, CIO, Subaru of North America, Inc.; Jeff Smith, Global CIO, IBM; Michael Spandau, SVP Global IT & CIO, Fender Musical Instruments; Tim Stanley, President, CXO & Founder, Tekeexecs/Innovatects/CXOCo; Vaughan Stewart, VP, Enterprise Architecture, Pure Storage;  George Surdu, EVP & CTO, Comerica Bank; Jim Swanson, CIO, Monsanto; Susan Swart, CIO, International Monetary Fund; Don Tapscott, Digital Strategist and CEO, The Tapscott Group; Ruth Thorpe, VP & US Country Head of IT, Novartis; Stephanie von Friedeburg, Group CIO & VP, IT Solutions, World Bank; Ajay Waghray, CIO, Verizon Enterprise Solutions; Deanna Wise, EVP & CIO, Dignity Health; Sigal Zarmi, Vice Chairman, Network CIO, PwC.

Distinguished partners include Adobe; Altia Systems; Appian; Appirio; AppSense; Apptio; Avanade; AT&T; BMC; Box; BravoTECH; CA Technologies; Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, Inc.; CenturyLink; Cervalis; Cherwell Software; Cisco; Citrix; Clearpath Solutions Group; CliQr Technologies; Cloudera; Comcast Business; CommVault; Consolidated Computing Inc.; Datalink; DataStax; Datto; Deloitte; Dell; Delphix; Digital Realty Trust, Inc.; Dropbox for Business; FireEye; Forsythe; Hortonworks; HP; Illumio; Infoblox; Information Builders; Informatica; Info-Tech Research Group; Jive; Kenandy; MarkLogic; Masergy; MetTel; Mindtree; Miro Consulting; Mobile Programming, LLC; MuleSoft; MultiTaction; NetApp; Neudesic; New Relic; Nth Generation; Okta; Optiv; PoPin; Pure Storage; Rackspace; Riverbed; SafeNet; Salesforce; ScaleArc; The Select Group; ServiceNow; Skyhigh Networks; Softtek; Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions; Splunk Inc.; Sprint Business; Symantec; Technology Partners; Tevora; Tidemark; Trace3; Verint; Veris Visalign; Veritas Technologies Corporation; Violin Memory; Virtustream; The Windsor Group; Windstream; Workday; xMatters, and Zerto.

"Our CIO Executive Leadership Summits are powered by the thought leadership of the CIOs and industry experts who are immersed in the opportunities and challenges facing IT leaders in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business environment," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "Along with our business partners that are positioned to support CIOs and enterprise organizations in this variable climate, we're fired up about the possibilities that 2016 hold in store for us and the industry."

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 80,000 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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