DENVER, July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As 21st century businesses push the pedal to the metal, CIOs must become the CEOs of technology and demonstrate courageous leadership by embracing innovation, driving digital transformation, and delivering breakthrough performance. The opportunities and challenges facing CIOs to undertake this new mandate will be the central theme of the 2016 Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on September 1, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton Denver, produced by HMG Strategy, LLC.
"Accelerated change is prompting CIOs to act boldly and go outside their comfort zones," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President & CEO. "Courageous leaders are challenging the status quo, receptive to new approaches to problem-solving, and act decisively on innovative technologies to drive value for the enterprise."
The Denver summit will kick off with an executive interview between HMG Strategy President & CEO Hunter Muller and Stephen Gold, EVP & CIO at CVS Health. Gold will share a fresh perspective on how the CIO needs to reinvent him/herself in ways that conventional wisdom may not suggest.
Gold's executive interview will be followed by a star-studded panel discussion exploring the new dynamic mindset that's needed by CIOs to lead with courage and drive innovation to create value; how CIOs can help the business to tackle the accelerated pace of change through service integration; the top performance characteristics needed by CIOs to lead in today's changeable business environment; future trends that will impact the enterprise; the top challenges in addressing enterprise security today and tomorrow; emerging technologies revealed by Silicon Valley dignitaries; and the future role of the technology executive in the digital landscape.
Other prominent speakers participating at the Denver summit will include Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; David Bessen, Director and CIO, Arapahoe County Government; Curtis A. Carver, Jr., VP & CIO, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Steven Clagg, CIO, Aurora Public Schools; Tony Cole, VP and Global Government CTO, FireEye; Martin Coover, Partner & Executive Search Consultant; Jobplex; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practices, Korn Ferry; Tony Downs, Manager, Information and Business Support (CIO), Rio Tinto Energy; Rob Dravenstott, SVP & CIO, DISH Network; John Everson, VP, CISO, DISH Network; Amy Fowler Stadler, Founder and Managing Partner, Lewis & Fowler; Tom Frangione, COO, Greylock Partners; Chandy Ghosh, CIO, VSNI Corp.; Mark Hellbusch, MBA, CISSP, Former Director, Cyber Risk Advisory, CISO Services, Cyber Security & Risk Management, CoalFire Systems, Inc.; Shawn Henry, President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO, CrowdStrike; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Blair Linville, Chairman & CEO, Tectonic; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Sheryl Rose, CISO, Catholic Health Initiatives; Claire Rutkowski, CIO, MWH Global; Michael Spandau, SVP Global IT & CIO, Fender Musical Instruments; Brian Wallace, Managing Director, Access Venture Partners; Marsha Williams, CIO and Technology Director, E-470 Public Highway Authority; Jeff Wysocki, Business Unit CIO, Medtronic; Joe Zell, General Partner, Grotech Ventures; and Denis Zerr, SVP, ITS, Catholic Health Initiatives.
Strategic partners for the summit will include Birst, FireEye, IQ Clarity, MapR, MemSQL, Neudesic, Optiv, Pure Storage, ServiceNow, StarPoint Technologies, Symantec Corporation, WGroup, and Workday. 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 200,000 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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