IT Innovators Share Key Insights in Business and IT Transformation at HMG Strategy's CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable

Apr 05, 2010, 11:03 ET from HMG Strategy

WESTPORT, Conn., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 120 Boston Area CIOs and executives met at the CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable on March 18 at the Boston Marriott Newton to discuss business transformation through innovation and leadership.

The event hosted by Boston's Society for Information Management (SIM) and produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, provided a high-level, private venue for the executives to share crucial knowledge, learn from the expert speakers about business transformation strategies and opportunities, as well as, to discuss the role of the 2010 CIO with the country's top search executives and to understand its implications on the their careers. These were highly interactive sessions.  Many challenging questions came from the audience.

The keynote was delivered by Rich Adduci, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Boston Scientific, a Natick, MA based medical device maker. Mr. Adduci spoke about the multiple challenges he faced four years earlier upon joining Boston Scientific.  "In transforming our IS organization we've been able to shift the value we provide to the business ...moving a Utility to being a true partner with the business that is focused on bringing innovative uses of technology to the business."

In addition to the keynote by Rich Adduci, there was a CIO panel that included Jo Hoppe, CIO at PAREXEL Corp. and Bill Oates, CIO of the City of Boston. Both of these CIOs spoke convincingly about the challenges and rewards of managing transformational efforts at complex organizations.  

Additional presenters included Mark Polansky, Senior Client Partner and Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; James Satterthwaite, Managing Partner, Boston Office and Head of East Coast Technology Practice, Egon Zehnder International; Phil Schneidermeyer, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; and Bill Wellman, President, Boston SIM.

"This was an extremely useful event for IT leaders who are seeking expert knowledge, visionary strategy and savvy career advice from successful executives at the top of their game," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy.

HMG Strategy events are sponsored by leading global, national and regional organizations including; IBM, McAfee, Polycom,, Verizon business, CA, Compuware, Digital Realty Trust, FusionStorm, Red Hat, Rackspace.  

HMG's strategic partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart.

Upcoming events include:

Chicago – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – May 21, 2010

Toronto – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – June 17, 2010

New York – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – July 13, 2010

Atlanta – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – August 20, 2010  

Dallas – CIO Executive Leadership Summit – Sept. 13, 2010

Memphis – Strategy Series for Executives (Summit) – Sept. 23, 2010

San Francisco - CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – October 8, 2010

Fairfield/Westchester – CIO Executive Leadership Summit – Oct. 26, 2010

Los Angeles – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – Nov. 3, 2010

Phoenix – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – Nov. 17, 2010

Chicago – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – Dec. 3, 2010

HMG Strategy of Westport, CT, produces a series of compelling CIO leadership events aimed at bringing together world-class IT leaders with C-level executives to discuss business transformation and the evolution of the CIO from technology chief to transformational business leader. Our thought leadership network helps CIO/Senior IT executives achieve their critical strategic, operational and career objectives by interconnecting them with leading business and technology professionals.

For more information about the CIO Executive Leadership Series and HMG Strategy go to

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