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HOUSTON, TX – 1/19/2017 – Companies need the ability to execute quickly in today’s digital business environment. The steps that the CIO takes to create agility and accelerate decision-making capabilities in the enterprise will fuel the discussion at the 2017 Houston CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on February 22, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.

“With business moving at a breakneck pace, organizational leaders need to be able to sense and respond to operational and market changes quickly,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “The CIO plays a pivotal role in allowing the enterprise to move at the speed of business in today’s digital economy.”

The Houston CIO Executive Leadership Summit will commence with a captivating executive interview between Hunter Muller and Clif Triplett, Senior Cybersecurity and IT Advisor at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Muller and Triplett will explore the macro economic trends that are occurring globally and offer recommendations for companies to act quickly on business opportunities as they emerge.

Other spellbinding discussion points at the Houston Summit will include an executive interview between Hunter Muller and Puneet Bhasin, EVP Corporate Operations & President of Recycling, Waste Management Recycle America, regarding Bhasin’s journey from CIO to operations executive and the steps he took to successfully drive the digitization of WM Recycle America; re-imagining the enterprise in the next era of the digital age; the top challenges of enterprise security today and into the future; best practices for managing the evolving workforce; identifying future trends that will impact the enterprise; a case study on how Sysco Foods is using “pacers” or individuals to ensure knowledge transfer across key initiatives; and the dynamic mindset required by the CIO to lead with courage.

Illustrious speakers participating at the Houston conference will include Derek Anthony, VP, Global Operations IT&S, BP; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Trent Aulbaugh, Consultant, Egon Zehnder International; Delaney Bellinger, VP & CIO, Huntsman Corporation; Puneet Bhasin, EVP Corporate Operations & President of Recycling, Waste Management Recycle America; Edward Block, Senior Attorney, Gardere Wynn Sewell LLP; Steven Carter, CIO, C&J Energy Services; Marc Crudgington, CISO, SVP Information Security, Woodforest National Bank; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Twila Day, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Jennifer Hartsock, Global CIO, GE Oil & Gas; Gene Janiszewski, Managing Partner, Paradigm Group, Inc.; Jeremy Jones, VP & CIO, Comfort Systems USA, Inc.; Ziad Katrib, Director, Operations Analytics, Calpine; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Dan Roberts, President & CEO, Oullette & Associates; Anup Sharma, GM – Digital Productivity, GE Digital; Wayne Shurts, EVP & CTO, Sysco; Allan Sommer, Global Partner, Digital and Cognitive Solutions, Industrial Sector, IBM; Steve Trautman, Principal and Founder, The Steve Trautman Co.; and Clif Triplett, Senior Cybersecurity and IT Advisor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Sponsor Partners for the summit include appOrbit, Absolute, CenturyLink, Pure Storage, TelePacific Communications, and Workday. Association Partners include Genesys Works Houston and SIM Houston (Society for Information Management). Research Partners include 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 Resource Center 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 CIO.com 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.” 

For more information please visit our website at www.hmgstrategy.com.