ATLANTA, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitization is changing how we work, how companies communicate with customers, along with other significant changes. The CIO is at the center of these changes in the enterprise and the role that IT leaders play in driving the digital revolution will be the focus of discussion at the 2016 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on August 23, 2016 at the St. Regis Atlanta. The summit will be produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, in association partnership with the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GeorgiaCIO) and the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM Atlanta).
"Digital transformation is creating incredible opportunities for companies to drive growth," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President & CEO. "CIOs are being called upon to provide bold leadership and deliver innovation to create new sources of value for the enterprise."
The Atlanta summit will open with a captivating executive keynote given by Don Tapscott, the world's foremost authority on the digital age. Tapscott, who recently co-authored Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, will describe how blockchain technologies are poised to have profound ramifications for businesses across all industries. This includes the impact that blockchain will have on the architecture of the enterprise, the development of the Internet of Things, and how it will reshape the world of business.
Other beguiling topics at the Atlanta conference will include how IT can help the business to tackle the accelerated pace of change; the new and dynamic mindset needed by the CIO to lead with courage; best practices for CIOs to adapt to new situations and lead innovation to create value in the enterprise; an executive Q&A between HMG Strategy's Hunter Muller and Avnet, Inc. SVP & CIO Steve Phillips on how to successfully lead technology innovation and transformation at a Fortune 500 company; disruptions and challenges with technology and how to address them; the top challenges for enterprise security today and into the future; future trends that will impact the enterprise; and re-imagining the IT function for the next era of the digital age.
Eminent speakers participating at the Atlanta summit will include Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner – Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Michael Anaya, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI; Eric Anderson, Partner – Global Head of FinTech Practice, Egon Zehnder; Muthu Arumugham, Corporate VP – Technology, Ebix, Inc.; Chris Bedi, CIO, ServiceNow; John Beisty, Vice President, WW Transformation Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Shoukat Ali Bhamani, CIO, CPO & VP Digitization, Schaeffler Group Americas; Jay Ferro, EVP, Chief Information and Product Officer, EarthLink Holdings Corp.; Adam Ghetti, Founder/CEO, Ionic Security; Art Hopkins, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates; Trevor Horwitz, CISO, TrustNet; Steven Kendrick, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Rohit Lal, Director, Enterprise Architecture, CONA Services – A Coca-Cola System IT Services Company; Bruce Leidal, CIO, Carestream Health, Inc.; Jamie MacLean, Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Michael Noel, SVP & CTO, Cox Automotive; Krish Parikh, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners; Steve Phillips, SVP & CIO, Avnet, Inc.; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Janet Sherlock, SVP & CIO, Carter's; David Stafford, Head of Enterprise Solutions, Dropbox; Hilton Sturisky, CIO, Spirit Airlines; Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group; Don Tapscott, Digital Strategist and CEO, The Tapscott Group; James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, FBI; William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation.
Partners for the summit include CA Technologies, CenturyLink, Cloudera, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Neudesic, Pure Storage, Rural Sourcing Inc., ServiceNow, and Technology Partners. Alliance Partners include Lightspeed Venture Partners. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. 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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