NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The rapid pace of change in business is forcing CIOs to ramp up their leadership, strategic thinking, and creativity capabilities. The 2015 CIO Summit of America, taking place on January 27, 2015 at The Harvard Club of New York City, will gather the most forward-thinking IT leaders from around the world and explore best practices for addressing these challenges. HMG Strategy is hosting the summit, in association partnership with the New York Metro Chapter for the Society for Information Management (SIM).
This essential CIO event is expected to draw more than 300 top-level CIOs and IT thought leaders. Qualified executives can register complimentary for this unparalleled CIO conference at www.hmgstrategy.com.
"CIOs are under enormous pressure to deliver value to the business," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "IT leaders who are able to harness their personal strengths to synchronize the use of people, processes, and technology in this era of disruptive change will increase their stature in the C-suite and help their organizations to achieve competitive advantage."
The summit will offer sessions focused on leadership, transformation, innovation, and career development. The all-star speaker lineup includes Filippo Passerini, Group President, Global Business Services & CIO at Procter & Gamble and Jeff Smith, Global CIO at IBM.
Indispensable panel discussions will focus on topics such as:
-The future of IT leadership in an era of accelerated change.
-Emerging technology and macro-economic trends that will affect the enterprise.
-Best practices for crafting the data-driven enterprise.
-Challenges and recommendations for addressing top security threats.
-Opportunities for driving innovation in today's dynamic global markets.
Distinguished speakers presenting at the CIO forum include Matt Aiello, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Snehal Antani, CIO, Commercial Distribution Finance and Chief Architect & CIO, Enterprise Architecture, GE Capital Americas; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates; Kurt Brungardt, CIO and Managing Director, MSD Capital, L.P.; Sherry Comes, Watson Partner, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Distinguished Engineer, IBM; Vittorio Cretella, CIO, Mars, Incorporated; Craig Cuyar, Global CIO, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.; Cindy Finkelman, VP & CIO, Corporate Center, New York Life Insurance Company; Marc Frons, SVP & CIO, The New York Times Co.; Robert Galvin, CTO, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Michelle Garvey, SVP & CIO, Ann Inc.; Tom Greene, CIO, Colgate-Palmolive; Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike Services; Matthew Joe, VP & North American Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Avanade; Stuart Kippelman, VP & CIO, Covanta Holdings Corporation; Bruce Leidal, CIO, Carestream; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Robert Lux, SVP & CIO, Freddie Mac; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Kenneth Pleasant, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service – Criminal Investigations/Cyber Crime; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Peter Presland-Byrne, VP, Chief Architect, Freddie Mac; Doug Rousso, SVP & CTO, CBS Corporation; Leo Taddeo, Special Agent in Charge, Special Operations/Cyber Division, FBI; Dr. Robert Zandoli, SVP, Global CISO, AIG.
A gala luncheon at the event will feature the presentation of the HMG Strategy 2015 Transformational CIO Awards, honoring the top-performing CIOs and IT leaders who have excelled in leadership, innovation, transformation, industry give-back, management of extreme growth, and legacy leadership.
Sponsor partners for the summit include IBM, PureStorage, Cervalis, HP, KANA Software, Neudesic, Okta, Rackspace, ServiceNow, and Zerto.
About HMG Strategy
HMG Strategy has the strongest CIO network on the planet. HMG facilitates connections and thought leadership to elevate the role of the CIO/IT Executive. Yearly, HMG Strategy recognizes top performing Chief Information/Innovation/Technology Officers who have excelled in innovation, leaderships skills, transformation, and legacy leadership through the "Transformational CIO Leadership Awards." These awards are based on extensive in-depth research conducted over the course of multiple conversations and interviews with Hunter Muller and the HMG Strategy team. These awards demonstrate the critical relevance of the modern-day CIO as an innovative leader. Insights from these conversations are shared in HMG Strategy's weekly newsletter.
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