LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy, in association partnership with the Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), is hosting the 2014 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach on November 20, 2014. Qualified executives can register at www.hmgstrategy.com.
This summit will address "The Big Shift: Leadership, Innovation, and Transformation in a Customer-Centric Economy." "Today's CIO has to reduce the bottom line, while driving the top line. A key component of top line growth is continually innovating while shifting the company's focus to exceed customer expectations," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's CEO. "This gathering brings together the most influential, forward-thinking and successful IT leaders to share their knowledge, personal experience, and insight in regards to the enormous change in the way technology drives real business value in our interconnected digital global economy."
Jay Ferro, CIO of the American Cancer Society, stated, "Today's CIOs are being challenged to deliver innovative solutions for their organizations at an unprecedented pace. The sharing of thought leadership at the HMG Strategy events is energizing and empowering – and it gives CIOs a huge advantage when they can walk away with real-life examples that can be used to drive their business results."
World-class speakers at the 2014 Southern California Summit include; Paul Brody, Vice President, Mobile & Internet of Things Consulting Practice and Founding Member, IBM Industry Academy, IBM; Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC; Frank Capek, Chief Experience Officer, Customer Innovations, Inc.; Jim Crawford, VP and Regional CIO – Southern California, Kaiser Permanente; Jamey Cummings, Principal, Korn Ferry; Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike Services; Rick Hopfer, CIO, Molina Healthcare; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Chris Lin, VP, IT Infrastructure, Autodesk; Joseph Martin, Director, Solution Engineering – Sales & Distribution, Sprint; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Frank Palase, SVP Strategy and Innovation, DIRECTV; Rasesh Patel, SVP Customer Experience, DIRECTV; Rob Phillips, Director of Solution Strategy, ServiceNow; Margot Sharapova, former VP & CIO Americas, AECOM; James Shira, Group CISO & Head of IT Security & Compliance, Zurich Insurance Group; Tim Stanley, President, CXO & Founder, Tekexecs/Innovatects/CXOCo; Neil Vachharajani, Chief Software Architect, Pure Storage; Ken Venner, CIO, Space Exploration Technologies; and Denis Zerr, Vice President, Information Systems, Amgen.
Sponsor partners for the summit are IBM, ServiceNow, Pure Storage, Sprint Business, American Digital, Okta, Riverbed, SafeNet, Tegile Systems, xMatters, and Softtek.
HMG Strategy has the strongest CIO network on the planet. HMG facilitates connections and thought leadership to elevate the role of the CIO/IT Executive. Yearly, HMG Strategy recognizes top performing Chief Information/Innovation/Technology Officers who have excelled in innovation, leaderships skills, transformation, and legacy leadership through the "Transformational CIO Leadership Awards." These awards are based on extensive in-depth research conducted over the course of multiple conversations and interviews with Hunter Muller and the HMG Strategy team. These awards demonstrate the critical relevance of the modern-day CIO as an innovative leader. Insights from these conversations are shared in HMG Strategy's weekly newsletter.
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