CHICAGO, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The data-driven enterprise is recasting the role of the CIO and the IT organization in enabling the enterprise to adapt to change and respond swiftly to market opportunities. The leadership characteristics that CIOs will need to exhibit to foster these dramatic shifts will be among the focal points addressed at the 2016 Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on May 12, 2016 at The Palmer House in Chicago. The summit will be produced by HMG Strategy in association partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).
"Data is the new oil, and those CIOs that are able to equip senior business leaders with the information and tools to capture insights ahead of the market position their organizations to achieve competitive advantage," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO.
The Chicago summit will kick off with an executive keynote presentation given by Don Tapscott, arguably the world's foremost authority on the digital age. Tapscott will share how blockchain represents the second generation of the digital revolution and is delivering the Internet of value, a distributed platform that promises to transform business while carrying profound implications for IT strategy, architecture, and leadership.
Other hot topics at the Chicago conference will include an assessment of future trends that will impact the enterprise; best practices for strategic leadership in a world of accelerated change; a luncheon presentation of the HMG Strategy 2016 Transformational CIO Award to Ted Colbert, CIO of The Boeing Company; digital interviews with Silicon Valley thought leaders sharing insights about emerging technologies CIOs should be familiar with; the challenge of enterprise security today and into the future; and the future role of the digital technology executive.
Distinguished speakers participating at the Chicago summit will include Waqas Akkawi, Global Chief Information Security Officer, SIRVA Worldwide; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Colin Boyd, VP & CIO, Joy Global; Bob Bruns, CIO, Avanade; Ted Colbert, CIO & SVP, Information & Analytics, The Boeing Company; Daniel Fallon, COO, GFMI Metalcrafters, Inc.; Laszlo Gonc, CISO Partner, MVP Advisory Group, LLC; Mark Griesbaum, Managing Partner, Affinity4U, LLC; Ina Kamenz, Former SVP & CIO, Eli Lilly and Company; Robert Kress, Managing Director, Global IT, Financial & Operational Audit, Accenture; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Greg Meyers, Corporate VP and CIO, Motorola Solutions; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Michael Phillips, EVP, CISO, Rosenthal Collins Group; Ross Piper, VP Enterprise Strategy, Dropbox; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Allison Radecki, CIO, Beam Suntory Inc.; Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist, Citrix; Simona Rollinson, CIO, Cook County Government; Paul Ryan, VP, Mars IS & CIO, Wrigley; Eric Sigurdson, CIO Practice Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates; Don Tapscott, Digital Strategist and CEO, The Tapscott Group; Irwin Teodoro, National Practice Director – Data Center Transformation, Datalink; Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871; and Frank Yanan, Global Head of Security Operations, Zurich Insurance Group.
Sponsor partners for the summit will include Info-Tech Research Group, Avanade, Citrix, Comcast Business, Datalink, Dropbox, Apptio, CenturyLink, Cherwell, Gemalto, MetTel, MuleSoft, Neudesic, Optiv, Pure Storage, ScaleArc, and Technology Partners.
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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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