The New CIO Mandate: Be a Leader in Innovation and Transformation; Deliver Real Business Value to the Enterprise

May 14, 2012, 18:48 ET from HMG Strategy

TORONTO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World-class CIOs, successful IT executives and respected industry leaders will convene in Toronto to study the future state of IT leadership and share their strategies for providing real business value to the enterprise in an era of rapid change, epic revolution, and continuous transformation. 

The 2012 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit, held May 30 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, is a meeting of top IT executives, industry experts and thought leaders. The event is produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support and partnering with the CIO Association of Canada.

"All of us in the IT industry sense a monumental shift occurring -- this is truly an epic revolution," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "The Toronto summit is a great opportunity to learn, to network with peers, and to experience the newest wave of transformational thinking from the best and brightest minds in the industry."

Keynote and panel topics include the Cloud Computing Paradigm: Transforming Business, Technology and the Industry; Managing Your Growing Network of Cloud Apps; Infrastructure and Technology; IT Strategies and Transformation; and Emerging Leadership Roles of the CIO.

Keynote speakers and presenters include:

  • Carol Fawcett, VP, Global Information Services, Quest Software
  • Mike Hill, VP Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
  • Jonathan Landon, Director - IT Strategy, Technology & Architecture, Kimberly-Clark

Additional speakers and panelists include Catherine Booth, CIO, Plexxus; Roman Coba, CIO, McCain Foods Limited; Mike Correa, VP Information Solutions, Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.; Susan Doniz Firka, CIO, Aimia; Arik Kalininsky, VP, Information Technology, Willson International; John Mealia, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International; Lisa Porlier, Technology Sector Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates; Dave Revell, SVP, Retail and Business Banking Technology, CIBC; and Doug Schneider, VP & CTO -- Canadian Division, Manulife Financial.

"Events such as the Toronto CIO Executive Summit are incredibly valuable opportunities for CIOs and senior IT leaders to acquire knowledge, share experiences and meet face-to-face with top industry thought leaders," said Mr. Muller. "This is peer-to-peer networking and career building at the highest level of value."

HMG Strategy, LLC provides exceptional leadership, innovation, 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, Citrix, Cisco, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Good, 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 Mr. 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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