MINNEAPOLIS, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The dynamic pace of change in business is requiring CIOs to step up their leadership capabilities in new and transformative ways. CIOs and other industry thought leaders will examine these and other existing challenges and opportunities in-depth at the 2015 Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 3, 2015 produced by HMG Strategy, LLC and held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
"As we enter an era of extreme dynamism and unprecedented innovation, a new and higher level of IT leadership is required," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "IT leaders must embrace the challenges and opportunities of the new era and deliver real business value to the enterprise or fall by the wayside."
HMG Strategy, LLC, the world's foremost CIO network of 80,000 thought leaders and executives, was recently recognized by CIO.com as one of the Top Ten Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2015 (CIO.com). The company will produce 44 events over the next 12 months across North America.
Kicking off the Minneapolis event by addressing the new leadership mandate is John Foley, Founder and CEO of John Foley, Inc. As once the lead solo pilot of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, Foley is able to share what it takes to perform as a member of a close-knit team in an intense, high-stakes environment. Using the Blue Angel methodology as a model, Foley has developed a unique approach to high-performance leadership that enables others to embody discipline, commitment, and trust.
Late morning, an Executive Briefing on "Cyber Risk Management" will be given by Israel Martinez, Chairman & CEO, Axon Global. Israel will explore how cyber security has evolved into an enterprise risk management issue that represents a slew of new business and executive challenges. The CIO must meet a new set of demands in order to stay ahead of the risks posed by sophisticated cyber criminals.
Other distinguished speakers at the Minneapolis conference will include Bryce Austin, CIO, Digineer; Robin Brown, VP & CIO, Mortenson; Steven Christopher, SVP Enterprise Production Operations, US Bank; Mary Currier, VP of IT Services, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America; Kathryn Freytag, SVP & CIO, Stratasys; Rahoul Ghose, SVP & CIO, Lifetouch; Bhushan Ivaturi, CIO – Downstream & Technology Solutions; CIO – Acquisitions & Integrations, GE Oil & Gas; Ann Jones, Principle, Heidrick & Struggles; Harold Knutson, Principal Consultant, Bayside Associates, LLC; Michael Macrie, SVP & CIO, Land O'Lakes; John Madera, Corporate Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Jannell Mohn, CISO, Vista Outdoor Inc.; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; and Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry.
Sponsor partners for the summit include HP, Comcast Business, Delphix, Apptio, Information Builders, ServiceNow, Splunk, and Technology Partners.
Thought-provoking panel discussions will examine current and emerging security concerns that continue to become increasingly complex; how the pace of accelerated change in today's markets is requiring a new range of performance from the CIO, including taking a prominent role in the C-suite; innovation in enterprise IT that should be considered for investment; requirements for building an enterprise roadmap that provides the enterprise greater speed and agility; and how the CIO needs to think differently to help lead and drive innovation in an extraordinary business climate.
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 CIO.com as one of "Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015."
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