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GREENWICH, CT – September 28, 2017 – Business leaders often talk about digital transformation as a future state objective. Successful digital transformations require a sense of urgency. The CIO’s role in helping members of the C-suite to identify which areas to prioritize with digital transformation efforts and in leading the cultural changes required for success will shape the discussions at the upcoming 2017 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on October 19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT.

“Smart companies start their digital transformation efforts by identifying new opportunities for reimagining the business and creating new and improved customer experiences,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “Thanks to their unique horizontal view of the enterprise, CIOs can help fellow executives to spot these opportunities along with the cultural and organizational barriers that must be overcome in order to succeed.”

The Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit will open with a captivating executive briefing presented by Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist at HMG Strategy, who will share the key principles required by IT leaders to execute on digital transformation.

Other gripping sessions will include an executive briefing by Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation at The Ogilvy Group, who will explore what works well along with the pitfalls of business transformation programs; an executive briefing by Former Facebook CIO, Tim Campos, on how he led the transformation of Facebook’s IT organization to help it boost revenue by 20X, profitability by 100X and employee productivity by 10X; an executive keynote by John Summers, VP & GM Enterprise Business at Akamai, who will share why current approaches to cyber security are falling short along with recommendations for implementing asset-level security across the board that can take cyber security to the next level; a breakout session on best practices for landing a board position and strengthening relationships with board members; a breakout session on effective ways for CIOs and technology executives to lead and innovate in uncertain times; an executive keynote by a Lenovo executive; a breakout session focused on best practices for striking a balance between achieving agility and innovation while securing the enterprise; a breakout session of executives who will explore emerging technologies that are delivering a competitive edge and enabling speed to market opportunities; a presentation by Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global, who will share his perspective on the high-level direction of the Trump Administration in critical areas such as cyber security and policy making; a breakout session of top search executives who will share the key attributes and strategies that are making some technology executives more successful than others;  a breakout session featuring business leaders who will share how data and analytics are improving healthcare and enabling healing in sports performance; followed by a closing executive keynote presented by Greg “Boss” Wooldridge, Former Commanding Officer – Blue Angels, John Foley Inc., who will share the critical processes and mindset his teams used to achieve excellence.

Distinguished speakers at the summit will include Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation, The Ogilvy Group; Koby Avital, CTO, Priceline.com; Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist, HMG Strategy; Shawn Banerji, Managing Partner, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice, Caldwell Partners; Vic Bhagat, CIO, Verizon Enterprise Solutions; Larry Bonfante, CIO (USTA), Executive Coach, CIO Bench Coach, USTA; Timothy Campos, Former CIO, Facebook; Nicholas Colisto, SVP & CIO, Xylem Inc.; Jason Cooper, Owner and Managing Director, JGC LLC; Sean Cross, Founder, CEO & Managing Director, Silicon Valley Advisers; Greg Fell, Chief Operating Officer, Gama Aviation; Ursuline Foley, Corporate Platform Officer, Interim CDO, Enterprise Enablement Strategy, XL Group; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Cindy Harro, Security, Compliance and Risk Management Program Director, Healthcare Cloud, IBM Watson Health; Dr. Jonathan Hill, Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University; Jeanette Horan, Former IBM Executive, Experienced Board Member; Rhona Kannon, Director of Recruiting, CyberCoders; Ajoy Kumar, Business Information Security Officer, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac General Motors; Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Andy Palmer, Co-Founder & CEO, Tamr; Nicholas Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Harman International; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Anna Ransley, Vice President, Global Information Services, Heineken; Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox; John Summers, VP & GM Enterprise Business, Akamai; Greg Wooldridge, Former Commanding Officer – Blue Angels, John Foley Inc.; and Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.

Presenting Partners for the Greenwich Summit include Akamai and Lenovo. Platinum Partners include Tamr. Gold Partners include Apptio, CenturyLink, and Neudesic. Lunch Partners include Benchmark IT. Research Partners include Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. Association Partners include The Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of SIM.

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

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