Transforming the Enterprise in the Face of Disruptive Change Comes Into Focus at HMG Strategy's Upcoming 2015 Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit

May 22, 2015, 12:02 ET from HMG Strategy

WESTPORT, Conn., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The emergence of new business models, competitive threats, and continuous innovation are forcing business leaders for companies across all industries to rethink their approaches to leadership in order to drive transformational change. The role of the CIO and how IT leaders respond to these challenges will be the focus of the 2015 Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit on June 16, 2015 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit produced by HMG Strategy, LLC.

"Business is moving at a lightning-fast pace," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "Successful CIOs are stepping up to these challenges with bold leadership, innovation, and transformation strategies to address these market dynamics and deliver innovation to empowered customers."

HMG Strategy, LLC, the world's foremost CIO network of 80,000 thought leaders and executives, was recently recognized by as one of the Top Ten Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2015 ( The company will produce 44 events over the next 12 months across North America.

The Detroit event will kick off with a keynote address by Frank Capek, Chief Experience Officer at Customer Innovations, who will share the disciplines that are required by organizations to successfully engage with discerning customers. An afternoon keynote presented by President Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike Services will address the increasingly complex security threats facing organizational networks and how a paradigm shift is needed to protect sensitive data.

Other speakers for the day will include Renee Arrington, SVP, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Judy Asher, Director, IT Research & Innovation, Ford Motor Company; Steve Baker, IT Strategy and Innovation, DTE Energy; Colin Boyd, former CIO, Johnson Controls; David Bruno, Senior Client Partner and Managing Director, DHR International; Jim Clark, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Consumers Energy; Linda Cureton, President, Muse Technologies, Inc.; Gary Desai, SVP & CIO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts; Johnny Dranchak, CTO, CoreTech App Studio, GE; Mark Duhaime, Chief of Operations – United Health Technology, UnitedHealth Group; Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Greggory Garrett, CEO & Managing Director, CGS Advisors LLC; Greg Gilley, District Sales Manager, Pure Storage; Timothy McCabe, former SVP & CIO, Delphi; Greg Moran, SVP, CIO Infrastructure and Operations, Nationwide Mutual Insurance; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Kevin Parlette, VP, IT (CIO), Dana Holdings Corporation; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; and George Surdu, EVP & CTO, Comerica Bank.

Sponsor Partners for the summit include HP, Avanade, Comcast Business, Pure Storage, Appirio, Apptio, Jive, Okta, ServiceNow, and Splunk.

Engrossing panel discussions will explore best practices for building flexible enterprise architectures that can provide greater business agility; strategic leadership in an era of accelerated change; emerging technology shifts that will impact the enterprise; and leadership, innovation, and transformation dynamics that are shaping the future of the CIO role.

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 the recently launched Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation and transformation. The HMG Strategy global network of more than 80,000 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 changing 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 recently given the distinction by as one of ten must-attend conferences in 2015.

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