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Top technology executives at the 2018 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include David Bray, Executive Director, People-Centered Internet; Shamim Mohammad, SVP & CIO, CarMax; Denise Russell Fleming, VP IT, The Boeing Company; and Renee Wynn, CIO, NASA.


Washington, D.C. – March 12, 2018 – Since CIOs are expected to help guide digital transformation efforts and deliver value to the enterprise, they often question whether they’re too inwardly focused and whether their methods map with what other top-tier technology leaders are doing to succeed. The opportunity to network and collaborate with top technology executives from across the private and public sectors on business transformation strategies will be the focal point of the upcoming 2018 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on April 17, 2018 at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel.

CIOs are often so focused on day-to-day operations that they can lose sight of the big picture,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “To ensure that they’re moving their organizations in the right direction, CIOs and other technology leaders need to constantly benchmark themselves against their peers and competitors to better understand what’s working well along with other innovative approaches they could be taking to propel the company ahead.”

The industry’s premier CIO Leadership conference in Washington, D.C. will kick-off with a series of hard-hitting, 20-minute HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talks. The first will feature former Amazon executive Wes Arens who will share how Amazon fosters a culture of innovation, with lessons that are applicable for executives across industries.

Other compelling sessions will include an executive panel that will assess emerging technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge; an executive panel of top-tier CIOs and technology executives who will explore what’s needed to lead, reimagine and reinvent the enterprise to drive a culture of genius; a panel of leading search industry executives that will examine the key attributes that make some technology executives more successful than others; a set of executive roundtable workgroups that allow attendees to collaborate on the top opportunities for applying cutting-edge technologies such as AI and blockchain along with the challenges that must be overcome for successful deployment; followed by an all-star panel of technology leaders who will share how courageous leadership can create value and new waves of business growth in the modern enterprise.

Distinguished speakers at the Washington, D.C. Summit will include:

  • Esteban Deleon, Chief Executive Officer, Renegade Strategies Corporation
  • Saeed Elnaj, VP IT and CIO, National Council on Aging
  • Sajit Joseph, Chief Innovation Officer, American Red Cross
  • Caterina Luppi, Chief Innovation Officer American Psychiatric Association
  • Khuloud Odeh, VP IT & CIO, Urban FT
  • Dan Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, USDA-Risk Management Agency

Presenting Partners for the Washington, D.C. Summit include Celonis. Gold Partners include Nutanix and Tintri. Supporting Partners include ExaGrid/Zerto and Info-Tech Research Group. Breakfast Partners include Panzura. The Digital Partner of the Year includes Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard. Breakfast Partners include Panzura. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Glynn Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia. Association Partners include the SIM Capital Area Chapter.

To visit the Washington, D.C. Summit website and register for the event, click here.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and digital Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. HMG Strategy’s exclusive CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program provides top-tier technology executives with unparalleled peer-to-peer off-the-record straight talk to strengthen their decision-making capabilities and accelerate their career ascent. The CELA program is complemented by the CELA Executive Decision Support services (EDS) which connects enterprise technology executives with their contemporaries who are able to offer their expertise, practical experience, and insights in disciplines ranging from effective C-suite communication strategies to crafting successful 1-3-5-year technology roadmaps.

Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving roles of the CIO and CISO.

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. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

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