DALLAS, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When top IT leaders gathered in Dallas in April, one of the key messages they heard was straightforward and clear: The primary role of the modern CIO is transforming IT into a high-value partner to the business. The 2012 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit, held April 2, 2012 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, "attracted an A-list audience of world-class IT leaders and industry executives," said the event's producer, Hunter Muller.
With the current IT world changing at an unprecedented speed, "Events such as the 2012 Dallas 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 Muller. "This is peer-to-peer networking at the highest level of value."
Keynote and panel topics included Transforming IT into a Highly Valued Business Partner; Leadership Strategies and Transformation; Innovation in IT; Mobility in A Connected World; Driving Business Results through Mobility; and CIO Leadership Competencies for Success.
Keynote speakers and presenters included:
- Ramon Baez, VP IT & CIO, Kimberly-Clark
- Robert Dixon, SVP & Global CIO, PepsiCo Inc.
- Brian Dirking, Director, Product Marketing, Box
- Michael McKiernan, VP Business Technology, Citrix Systems
Additional speakers and panelists included Stefan Andreasen, Founder and CTO, Kapow Software; Charles Bess, Fellow, Hewlett-Packard Services Research; David Beuerlein, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International; Nellson Burns, VP IT, HollyFrontier Corporation; Brian Bonner, VP & CIO, Texas Instruments; Kendra Bonner, Organization Effectiveness Director, Dal-Tile; Karen Calvert, Vice President, Information Services & Technologies, Mary Kay; Mignona Cote, SVP, Consumer Information Security, Bank of America; John Cole, Managing Partner, Farr Systems; Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Shannon Gibbons, National Director of Development, NPower; Joe Lacik, CIO/Vice President, Morrison Supply Company; Steve Holland, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, 7-Eleven, Inc.; Debbie Jowers, President, Dallas SIM and Administrative Director Apps, Texas Health Resources; M. Steven Kendrick, President, KER Partners, LLC; Paul Langenbahn, President, Hospitality Division, Radiant Systems, Inc.; Sean Magee, Sr. Director, IT, Baker Hughes; Chris Patrick, Senior Partner and Global CIO Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder International, Inc.; Mario Skertchly, Strategy and Business Development, Barcel USA; Steve Reiter, Managing Director, SCA and Annika Tycer, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates.
"Thought leadership content with high level interaction provides a unique learning and networking opportunity, driving the highest level of success for modern CIOs," said Muller.
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, Cisco, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Good Technology, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Okta, Netsuite, Quest Software, Rimini Street, Salesforce.com, 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."
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