Successful IT Strategy Focuses on Mobility, Innovation and Agility: New Jersey 2012 CIO Executive Leadership Summit

'Epic Revolution' in New Technology Means CIOs Must Deliver Real Business Value Across the Enterprise

Apr 23, 2012, 17:30 ET from HMG Strategy

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An "epic revolution" in new technology provides incredible opportunities for growth and success, but also puts intense pressure on corporate IT leaders to deliver tangible business value across the modern enterprise. That was a key takeaway from the 2012 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit, held last week at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.

The invitation-only summit was an annual meeting of world-class IT executives, industry experts and respected thought leaders from the region. The full-day event was produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support. 

"High-value events such as the 2012 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit are crucially important for CIOs and senior IT leaders who must continuously acquire new knowledge, share experiences and meet face-to-face with top industry experts," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy. "This is thought leadership and peer-to-peer networking at the highest level.  The timing is perfect because IT is leading a truly epic revolution that is transforming the global economy."

Keynote and panel topics included Navigating the Perils of Transformation; Driving Business Results through Mobility; Creating an Innovation Synapse; Leadership Strategies and Transformation; and Emerging Leadership Roles of the CIO.

Keynote speakers and presenters included:

  • Michael Capone, Corporate VP & CIO, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Peter High, Founder and President, Metis Strategy, LLC
  • Jim Knight, EVP & Global CIO, Chubb & Son Insurance Company
  • Adrian Kunzle, SVP, Product Development,
  • Brian R. Lurie, SVP & CIO, Teleflex Corporation
  • Michael McKiernan, VP Business Technology, Citrix Systems
  • Thomas Murphy, SVP & CIO, AmerisourceBergen

Additional speakers and panelists included Shannon Gibbons, National Director of Development, Npower; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Jean Hill, CTO, First New York Securities; Judy Homer, President, JB Homer Associates; Daniel Mullin, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Adam Noble, SVP & CIO, GAF Materials Corporation; Margot Sharapova, CIO, GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics; Paul Strong, CTO, Global Field and Customer Initiatives, VMware; Hugo Toledo, CTO, Chateaux Software; and Hank Zupnick, CIO, GE Real Estate.

"These types of events, which focus solely on the needs and concerns of IT leaders, andsuccess and value for senior IT executives," said Muller.

HMG Strategy LLC, provides exceptional leadership, innovation and transformational strategies along with a global community to drive the success of CIO and IT leaders. The firm's sponsor partners include Accenture, Avanade, Avaya, Box, CA Technologies, CDW, Chateaux Software, Cisco, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Good Technology, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Okta, Netsuite, Quest Software, Rimini Street,, VMware, Wiley, Wipro and Workday.

"We are building the strongest CIO community on the planet," said Muller. "We deliver world-class value for the IT industry through our thought-leadership, proprietary research, International Advisory Board, and executive leadership events."

About HMG Strategy

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