NEW YORK, NY – December 2, 2016 – As banks and other financial services companies fight to counter competition from financial technology companies, or “FinTechs,” industry CIOs are positioning themselves to drive digital disruption within their enterprises and enable a new wave of business growth. The impact of FinTechs on the financial services sector and the courageous leadership required by CIOs to propel innovative transformation will highlight the discussion at the 2016 Financial Services CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy to be held on December 6, 2016 at The Westin New York at Times Square.

“The financial services industry is undergoing a technology-driven metamorphosis,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “To help the business compete in the digital age, CIOs need to step up with bold leadership and draw upon their business and technology acumen to enable their companies to succeed.”

The half-day Financial Services summit will open with a captivating digital keynote by Dr. Howard Rubin, President and CEO of Rubin Worldwide, MIT CISR Research Associate and Professor Emeritus, Hunter College of New York. Dr. Rubin will discuss the dynamics of the digital economy and how decision-makers aren’t adequately equipped with the right indicators and tools to navigate today’s digital technology-based markets.

Other enthralling topics at the Financial Services conference will include emerging security challenges that threaten the enterprise; hot developments in the FinTech space; the leadership traits required by CIOs to succeed in a world of accelerated change; and the courageous leadership qualities needed by financial services CIOs to battle disruptive players and generate new opportunities to drive revenue, profits, and fuel innovation.

Distinguished speakers participating at the Financial Services summit will include Christopher Bernard, Managing Director, Global Security & Risk, Cushman & Wakefield; Mike Brady, Chief Technology Officer, AIG; Howard Bruck, President & CEO, Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc.; Susan Certoma, President, Enterprise Engineering Inc.; Mark DuBrock, VP, Global Head of Technology Operations, Standard & Poor’s; Dave Furtzaig, Chief Technical Strategist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Tsvi Gal, CTO, Morgan Stanley; Tom Golway, Chief Technologist, Financial Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Charles Gray, Financial Services Practice, Egon Zehnder; Jean Hill, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; Emmeline Kuhn, Principal, Global Financial Markets Practice, Korn Ferry; Edwin Marcial, Technology Advisor and Board Member, Ionic Security; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Jeetu Patel, Senior Vice President of Platform & Chief Strategy Officer, Box; Bernadette Rotolo, Group VP, Global Head of Solutions Delivery Management, Adecco Group; Dr. Howard Rubin, President and CEO of Rubin Worldwide, and MIT CISR Research Associate and Professor Emeritus, Hunter College of New York; Max Silber, VP, Mobility, MetTel; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC; and Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.

Sponsor Partners for the summit include Box, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, MetTel, and Thales Group. Association Partners include The Wall Street Technology Association. 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 CIO.com 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.”