2018 Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit















Prominent CIOs scheduled to speak at the 2018 Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Steven John, CIO, Ameripride Services; Jeff Kubacki, VP & CIO, Winnebago Industries, Inc.; Kate Lanners, Global Supply Chain IT Program Leader, Ecolab; and Mike Larson, SVP, Chief Information Officer, Universal Hospital Services.

Minneapolis, MN – April 17, 2018 – Digital transformation is creating extraordinary opportunities for executives to create new business models and new experiences that companies can deliver to customers. But in order to execute successfully, CIOs must embrace a new mindset – one that’s focused on close collaboration with fellow members of the C-suite along with a willingness to forge new partnerships outside traditional channels. The disposition that’s required for CIOs to succeed in the new digital era will shape the discussion at the upcoming 2018 Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on May 17, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN.

Successful CIOs view digital transformation as a business strategy – not as a technology strategy,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “But because digital represents a new way of doing business, CIOs and technology executives need to approach it differently than traditional technology deployments.”

The Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with a series of compelling ‘HMG Tech Talk’ discussions that will explore the business, technology, and geo-political trends that are influencing executive strategy. These include presentations by former Amazon executive Wes Arens on effective approaches to leading a culture of innovation; Mark Moore, COO and Co-Founder of Inxeption who will discuss the transformational promise of blockchain; and Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and Chairman, Delphix and author of Disrupt or Die: What the World Needs to Learn from Silicon Valley to Survive the Digital Era who will share effective frameworks for succeeding in the digital era.

Other compelling sessions at the summit will include an executive panel that will explore how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and analytics are driving speed to market and a competitive edge; a panel of leading search executives who will weigh in on the key attributes that make technology executives successful; a set of executive roundtable discussions that enable summit attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying technologies such as AI, blockchain and cloud applications along with the top challenges that must be overcome to succeed; an executive panel that will explore effective approaches for developing a roadmap for the future; followed by an executive panel that will explore how to lead, reimagine and reinvent the enterprise while driving a culture of genius for success.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include:

  • Bryce Austin, Strategist & CEO, TCE Strategy
  • Paul Calatayud, CSO Americas, Palo Alto Networks
  • Mark Gingrich, CIO, Surescripts
  • Jonathan Shoemaker, CIO, Allina Health

Presenting Partners at the Minneapolis Summit will include The Nerdery. Platinum Partners for the summit include Magenic. Gold Partners include Adobe, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and Tintri. 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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