PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 21, 2016 – Digitization is transforming how business operates. The CIO plays a critical role in enabling strategic innovation and driving digital transformation efforts, which will be the center of the discussion at the 2016 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy to be held on November 9, 2016 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“CIOs need to be the CEOs of technology, understanding how digitization is shaping the future of the enterprise better than anyone in the organization,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “IT leaders who are able to anticipate and navigate the digital disruption that’s reshaping the business position themselves to deliver tremendous value to the company while laying the foundation for their future career paths.”

The Philadelphia summit will kick off with a captivating executive keynote presented by Don Tapscott, the world’s foremost authority on the digital age. Tapscott, who recently co-authored Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, will forcefully describe how blockchain technologies are poised to reshape business across all industries, representing the second generation of the Internet. This includes the impact that blockchain will have on the architecture of the enterprise, the development of the Internet of Things, and how it will reform the way that business is conducted.

Other compelling topics at the Philadelphia conference will include the courageous mindset needed by the CIO to drive innovation and deliver value to their organizations; the new range of performance attributes needed by CIOs to deliver results in a world of accelerated change; the top challenges encompassing enterprise security today and tomorrow; future trends that are expected to impact the enterprise; and re-imagining what the future enterprise will look like in the next era of the digital age.

Illustrious thought leaders participating at the Philadelphia summit will include Paul Amorello, VP Global IT Services, CIO, Campbell Soup Company; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Bryce Austin, CISM, Strategist and CEO, TCE Strategy; Chet Davis, VP – CISO, Campbell Soup Company; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Randy Gaboriault, CIO & SVP Innovation and Strategic Development, Christiana Care Health System; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Rachel Hayden, VP & CIO, Just Born, Inc.; Jean Hill, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; E. Jeffrey Hutchinson, VP, Enterprise Services Leader, Honeywell; John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI; David Lavin, Global Chief Enterprise Architect, QVC; Keith Morales, VP & Information Security Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Len Peters, VP & CIO, New York University; Joseph Puglisi, VP, IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.; Meerah Rajavel, CIO, Qlik IT; Anahi Santiago, CISO, Christiana Care Health System; Candida Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC; Don Tapscott, Digital Strategist and CEO, The Tapscott Group; Gabriella Vacca, VP, System Engineering, Comcast; Karla Viglasky, CIO – North America, Axalta Coating Systems; Phil Weinzimer, President, Strategere Consulting; and Matthew Wood, Chief Architect and Global IT Director, DFC Global Corp.

Sponsor Partners for the summit include CenturyLink, CyrusOne, Info-Tech Research Group, Neudesic, and CloudVelox. The Association Partner for the summit is WITI (Women in Technology International).  Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The Research Partner for this year’s summit series is Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world’s foremost provider of pioneering networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT leader. Our regional CIO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders is the strongest, most trusted network of executives. Additionally, our partnerships with the world’s leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving role of the CIO.

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. HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summits were given the distinction by as one of “Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015.” HMG Strategy has a growing expanse of thought leadership housed on their open digital platform known as the ‘Research & Resource Center.’ The company’s ‘Transformational CIO Blog’ was recently recognized by CDW’s BizTech Magazine as one of “50 Must-Read IT Blogs 2015.”

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