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PALO ALTO, CA – 1/3/2017 – With business moving at warp speed, technology executives need to act with courageous leadership to deliver innovation and help find new ways to grow the business. Re-imagining the Enterprise for the Next Era of the Digital Age will be the prevailing theme at the 2017 Global Innovation Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on January 12, 2017 at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto.

“Thanks to their expansive view of the enterprise, CIOs are in a prime position to identify and help their companies act on innovative opportunities to grow the business and add value,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “To enable the enterprise to move forward with innovative initiatives, the CIO must display fearless leadership and forge partnerships across the value chain.”

The Global Innovation Summit will open with a scintillating panel discussion led by Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners, that will be focused on opportunities for leveraging emerging technologies to deliver business advantage.

Other captivating areas of discussion at the Global Innovation Summit will include the evolving role of the CIO as the CEO of technology as shared by Naresh Shanker, CIO, HP Inc.; effective tactics for striking a balance between innovation and information security; the leadership qualities that search executives look for to drive transformational change; venture capitalists sharing the top leadership qualities required by entrepreneurs; what the future holds for CXOs in different roles; and the bold vision needed to re-imagine the enterprise in the next era of the digital age.

Distinguished speakers participating at the Global Innovation Summit will include Sunny Azadeh, VP IT & IS, Guidewire Software; Alex Blanter, Partner, PwC; David Blumberg, Founder and Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital; Rafi Brenner, VP, Information Technology, ForeScout Technologies, Inc.; Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Paul Chapman, CIO, Box; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Chris Cook, President and CEO, Delphix; Julie Cullivan, CIO and EVP of Business Operations, FireEye; Mike Dauber, General Partner, Amplify Partners; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, Visa Inc.; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Arun Ganesan, CTO & VP, Technology, Esurance; Rajiv Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Skyhigh Networks; Arif Janmohamed, Venture Capitalist, Lightspeed Venture Partners; Debra Jensen, SVP & CIO, Charlotte Russe; Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Tisson Mathew, CTO, Cambia Health Solutions; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Amit Pandey, CEO, Avi Networks; Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation; Naresh Shanker, CIO, HP Inc.; Bipul Sinha, Co-founder and CEO, Rubrik; Pranab Sinha, VP, IT, Seagate Technology; Patrick Steele, Chair, CIO Advisory Board, Blumberg Capital; Peter Weis, VP & Global CIO, Matson Navigation Company; and Naveen Zutshi, CIO, Palo Alto Networks.

Sponsor Partners for the summit include Rackspace, Symantec, Platform9, Delphix, and Tintri. Association Partners include WITI (Women in Technology International). The Research Partner for the summit series is Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart.


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 300,000 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.”