PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital transformation is fueling an unprecedented pace of change in business today. How the CIO communicates the impact of the digital revolution to the C-suite and the leadership traits that are needed to drive these epoch shifts will be the focus of discussion at the 2016 Palo Alto CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on August 18, 2016 at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, produced by HMG Strategy, LLC.
"As a growing number of consumers and businesses increase their use of digital channels to interact with companies, it's absolutely essential for enterprises to place digital transformation at the core of their business strategies," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President & CEO. "The C-suite is looking upon the CIO to help lead the digital agenda."
The Palo Alto summit will begin with an enthralling executive Q&A between HMG Strategy President & CEO Hunter Muller and Ramón Baez, SVP, Customer Evangelist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise regarding the expectations that the CEO, Board of Directors, and Line of Business (LOB) leaders have for the CIO to lead the way forward in the modern day enterprise.
Other captivating topics at the Palo Alto conference will include best practices for transforming business applications into systems of engagement; how the shift to the digital enterprise is forcing the CIO to change the mindset and language of IT with the C-suite; recommendations for strategically mapping the technology road ahead; a presentation of the HMG Strategy Transformational CIO Award to Kathy McElligott, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation; challenges of enterprise security today and into the future; Silicon Valley venture capitalists who will share the latest technology trends and opportunities ahead; the four leadership styles of CIOs for driving digital transformation; and re-imagining the IT function for the next era of the digital age.
Distinguished speakers participating at the Palo Alto summit will include Ramón Baez, SVP, Customer Evangelist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise; Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.; Vic Bhagat, former EVP, Enterprise Business Solutions & CIO, EMC; Jeff Brzycki, CIO, Autodesk; Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC; Paul Chapman, CIO, Box; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA; Julie Cullivan, CIO and SVP of Business Operations, FireEye; Mike Dauber, General Partner, Amplify Partners; Jessica Denecour, SVP & CIO, Varian Medical Systems; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, Visa Inc.; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Tom Frangione, COO, Greylock Partners; Clark Golestani, EVP & CIO, Merck; Jason Hengels, Founder, Exposure Security; Arif Janmohamed, Venture Capitalist, Lightspeed Venture Partners; Sreelakshmi Kolli, VP of Global IT & Head of Business Transformation, Align Technology; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Elinor MacKinnon, former Managing Director & CIO, Esurance; Hari Makkala, Group Vice President, Head of Information Technology, Delta Dental; Todd Mazza, Corporate VP & CIO, DCS Americas, AECOM; Kathy McElligott, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation; Declan Morris, CIO, Splunk; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Brad Strock, CIO, PayPal; Yvonne Wassenaar, CIO, New Relic; Tony Young, CIO, GoPro; and Elaine Zelby, Director Executive Programs, Capriza.
Strategic partners for the summit will include Apptio, Capriza, Commvault, Pure Storage, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Splunk, TelePacific Communications, and Workday. The Research Partner for the year's summit series is Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
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 150,000 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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