The Call for Transformational Leadership Tops the Agenda at HMG Strategy's Upcoming 2016 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Mar 14, 2016, 13:47 ET from HMG Strategy

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital disruption, combined with the accelerated pace of change in business, is forcing CIOs to provide transformational leadership across the enterprise. The courageous leadership qualities demanded by CIOs to lead these changes will be among the hot-button topics discussed at the 2016 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on April 14, 2016 at the W Washington D.C.  The summit will be produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, in association partnership with the Capital Area Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).

"Thanks to their comprehensive view of how business units and corporate functions interoperate across the enterprise, CIOs are well positioned to orchestrate transformational change," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "The CIO can take a starring role in the C-suite by leading innovation and leveraging technology to enable the enterprise to respond effectively to seismic shifts in the business landscape."

The Washington, D.C. summit will get underway with an executive panel discussion focused on summoning the courage to lead and drive innovation. The morning sessions will feature a panel discussion on the challenge of enterprise security today and into the future.

Other topics include best practices for strategic leadership in a world of accelerated change; an Executive Briefing by Federal Communications Commission CIO David Bray on steps being taken in the public sector to deliver transparent communications and innovation to citizens; digital interviews with Silicon Valley thought leaders sharing insights about emerging technologies CIOs should be familiar with; the CIO and CMO connection; leadership strategies of women in IT leading global organizations; and the future role of the digital technology executive.

Distinguished speakers participating at the Washington, D.C. summit will include Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner – Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Snehal Antani, CTO, Splunk; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Kevin Barnes, CIO & SVP, Ferguson Enterprises; Tom Berray, Managing Partner, Cabot Consultants; Amy Doherty, SVP & CIO, AARP; Paul Fipps, CIO, Under Armour; Ed Goetz; VP & CSO, Exelon Corporation; Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP IT, General Dynamics Information Technology; Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO & SVP, Global Business Services, The AES Corporation; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Freddie Mac; Joe Malfesi, VP, Infrastructure Services, Transaction Network Services, Inc.; Israel Martinez, Chairman & CEO, Axon Global; Matthew McCormack, CSO, EMC; Shamim Mohammad, SVP & CIO, CarMax; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Bob Osborn, Chief Technology Officer – Federal, ServiceNow; Terry Owens, CIO, Congressional Budget Office, United States Congress; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Nuria Simo, CIO, Inter-American Development Bank; Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group; James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, FBI; Gary Washington, CIO, USDA APHIS; and Debbie Wheeler, CISO, Freddie Mac.

Sponsor partners for the summit will include ServiceNow, Splunk Inc., Comcast Business/Juniper Networks, Newtek, Apptio, CenturyLink, Clearpath Solutions Group, Cloudera, Datalink, Information Builders, MetTel, Pure Storage, and Workday.

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 110,000 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 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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