2018 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Distinguished CIOs scheduled to speak at the 2018 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit cited by HPE as a ‘must-attend’ CIO conference this year will include Tom Cullen, CIO, Driscoll’s; Christopher Desautel, VP & CIO, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies; James Rinaldi, CIO, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Manjit Singh, SVP & CIO, The Clorox Company.

San Francisco, CA – March 23, 2018 – In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s success. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to embrace change and disrupt its existing business model. Because the CIO sits at the center of the business, she or he is uniquely positioned to partner with the C-suite and the board to identify and execute the changes that are needed to propel the business forward. The fearless leadership required by the CIO to drive these changes will be the focus of the discussion at the upcoming 2018 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on April 26, 2018 at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, CA.

“Successful CIOs are seizing the opportunity to act as the CEO of Technology,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “CIOs who lead courageously position themselves to reimagine and reinvent the enterprise in lockstep with the CEO and the board of directors.

The San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with a compelling executive panel discussion that will explore how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and data analytics are enabling companies to identify and act on new business opportunities, automate key aspects of their operations, and boost productivity.

Other captivating sessions will include an HMG Tech Talk given by Delphix Founder and Chairman Jedidiah Yueh on why the classics on innovation such as The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Lean Startup are failing businesses worldwide; an executive panel that will probe effective applications for putting AI, machine learning, blockchain and analytics to work; an executive panel that will examine the CIO’s role in leading digital transformation strategies; a panel of leading search executives who will weigh in on the key attributes that make technology executives successful; an executive keynote by a Google Chrome Enterprise executive; a set of executive roundtable discussions that enable summit attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying technologies such as AI and cloud applications along with the top challenges that must be overcome to succeed; followed by an executive panel that will share experiences of how courageous leadership can generate new waves of business growth.

Eminent speakers at the summit will include:

  • Beth Devin, Head, Innovation Network, Citi Ventures
  • Sven Gerjets, EVP, CTO, Mattel, Inc.
  • Prakash Kota, CIO, Autodesk
  • Eric Wilson, EVP & CIO, Security and Facilities, SAFE Credit Union

Platinum Partners for the San Francisco Summit include Adobe, Magenix, Nutanix, and Tintri. Gold Partners include Zerto. Supporting Partners include Delphix. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard. 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.

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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 online 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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