IT Thought Leaders to Explore the Characteristics of the Next-Generation CIO at HMG Strategy's Upcoming 2016 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Mar 08, 2016, 11:58 ET from HMG Strategy, LLC

DALLAS, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation is driving massive disruption across all industries. CIOs have shifted from an era of cost-cutting to identifying and acting on opportunities that drive value across the enterprise. The qualities demanded by next-generation CIOs to lead these changes will be a key area of focus at the 2016 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on April 5, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The event will be produced by HMG Strategy, LLC in association partnership with the Dallas Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).

"The accelerated pace of change in business is forcing CIOs to draw upon a new set of leadership capabilities," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "Forward-looking CIOs are taking broader and more proactive roles in the enterprise and are delivering transformative change to the business."

HMG Strategy, LLC, the world's foremost CIO network of 110,000 thought leaders and executives, was recently recognized by as one of the "Ten Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2015." The company will produce 54 events over the next 12 months across the globe.

The Dallas event will kick off with a timely Q&A conducted by Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy President and CEO, with Stephen Gold, EVP & CIO at CVS Health, which will explore how the role of the CIO is at an 'inflection point' and the CIO needs to reinvent himself/herself – not necessarily only in the ways that conventional wisdom is suggesting.

Other intriguing presentations at the Dallas summit will focus on the evolution of security forensics; the need for companies to embrace innovation to survive and thrive; digital interviews with Silicon Valley thought leaders sharing insights about emerging technologies IT leaders should be aware of; and a look ahead at what's in store for the future role of the technology executive.

Thought-provoking speakers participating at the Dallas summit will include Mike Anderson, SVP & CIO, CROSSMARK; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; James Beeson, CISO, GE Capital Americas; Delaney Bellinger, Former CIO, EP Energy L.L.P.; Chris Boult, CIO, Greyhound Lines, Inc.; Kevin Chase, SVP – CIO & CPO, Energy Future Holdings; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, Visa Inc.; Amy Fowler Stadler, Founder and Managing Partner, Lewis & Fowler; Elliott Franklin, Information Security Officer, Essilor of America, Inc.; William Gordon, CIO, Enterprise Business Solutions, NetApp; Steve Holland, SVP & CIO, 7-Eleven, Inc.; Blake Holman, CIO, St. David's Foundation; Richard Jalkut, CEO, TelePacific Communications; Telvin Jeffries, Chairman, CHRO Partners LLC; Steven Kendrick, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Naveen Kumar, Vice President, Consulting Services, Info-Tech Research Group; Nate McKervey, Director of Technical Product Marketing, Splunk; David McLeod, VP IT, CISO, JCPenney; Brian Murphy, SVP & CIO, Dean Foods; Cynthia Nustad, EVP/CIO, HMS; Chris Patrick, Senior Partner and Global CIO Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder International, Inc.; Ed Robben, SVP & CIO, Fossil; Barry Sloane, President & CEO, Newtek Business Services Corp.; Peter Vogel, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP; and Ray Watson, VP Global Technology, Masergy Communications.

Sponsor partners for the summit will include Masergy, TelePacific Communications, Datalink, Dropbox, Info-Tech Research Group, Newtek, Splunk Inc., Tanium, Apptio, BravoTECH, CenturyLink, MapR, Miro Consulting, MuleSoft, Neudesic, Pure Storage, Technology Partners, Vormetric Data Security, WGroup, and Darktrace.

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 110,000 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 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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