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CHARLOTTE, NC – 2/17/2017 – As companies attempt to move forward with digital business strategies, there’s often a leadership void as to which member of the C-suite will be driving the digital agenda. Although the CIO has a unique view across the enterprise regarding how lines-of-business and organizational functions interoperate and can identify how digital technologies can be leveraged, CIOs must demonstrate courageous leadership to successfully communicate the changes needed to the C-suite and board of directors for digital transformation to occur. These topics will propel the discussion at the 2017 Charlotte CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on March 2, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte.

“Digital disruption is dramatically altering the business landscape, pushing aside Fortune 2000 companies that aren’t prepared to respond,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “To help the business succeed, CIOs need to operate outside their comfort zones, partner with the C-suite and the board to develop digital strategies, and bring people, processes, and technology into harmony.”

The Charlotte CIO Executive Leadership Summit will open with a captivating executive panel discussion centered on the proactive leadership qualities needed to steer business transformation, shape business strategy, and deliver value to the C-suite – Reimagining the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age.

Other thought-provoking sessions will include an executive keynote by Elaine Zelby, Director Executive Programs, Capriza, on transforming business applications from systems of record to into systems of engagement; an executive interview between Hunter Muller and Marc Hamer, Corporate VP, Digital and Global CIO, Sealed Air Corporation, on the evolving role of the CIO in driving the digital agenda; an enthralling executive panel discussion on the leadership qualities that search executives look for in driving change; an executive panel discussion focused on the top challenges and best practices for CISOs to address cyber risk management; an executive keynote by ServiceNow CIO Chris Bedi; digital interviews with Silicon Valley thought leaders regarding emerging technologies that CIOs and technology executives must track; and an executive panel discussion on future trends that will impact the enterprise.

Prominent speakers at the Charlotte Summit will include Kamesh Baratam, Director, Global IT Operations, JELD-WEN; Chris Bedi, CIO, ServiceNow; Shoukat Ali Bhamani, CIO, CPO, and VP Digitalization, Schaeffler Group Americas; Jenny Blackburn, Director, Business Intelligence, Charter Communications; Sadie Depew, Division Director, IT, Accrue Partners; Marc Hamer, Corporate VP, Digital and Global CIO, Sealed Air Corporation; John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI; Stephan LeMoine, CIO, Cree; Coleen McCray, Director, Major Corporate Initiatives, INMAR; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; John Murdock, Partner, Executive Search Partners LLC; James Powell, SVP, CISO, LPL Financial; Duke Prestridge, Former EVP & CIO, CommunityOne Bank, N.A.; AJ Ratani, President & CTO, Red Ventures; Kevin Rice, Sr. Manager Asset Protection and Investigations, Herbalife; Dan Roselli, Co-Founder & Managing Director, QCFintech; Chris Terhune, SVP – Chief of Staff, IT, LPL Financial; Joe Topinka, CIO, SnapAV; James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, FBI; and Elaine Zelby, Director Executive Programs, Capriza.

Presenting Partners for the summit include Capriza and ServiceNow. Gold Partners include AccruePartners, Apptio, CenturyLink, Datalink, Informatica, Pure Storage, Windsor Group, and Workday. Supporting Partners include appOrbit and Zerto. The Research Partner for the summit series is Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Association Partners include Apparo, IT-oLogy, the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), and IT-oLogy WISE (Women in Information Technology Science and Engineering). 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.

To visit the Charlotte summit website and register for the event, click here.