HMG Strategy's 2017 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 16, 2017 – In order to drive enterprise innovation and disruption, executives must first disrupt themselves by shifting their mindsets and being more open to taking risks. For CIOs who are now in the center of digital disruption, this requires courageous leadership to help drive the enterprise forward and execute effectively on digital business transformation. These and other leadership topics will dominate the discussion at the upcoming 2017 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on November 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine in San Diego, CA.

“Digital disruption plays to a CIO’s strengths in connecting the business to the right technologies and orchestrating how people, processes, and technologies intersect,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “But in order to succeed, the CIO must play a prominent role within the C-suite and break out of his or her comfort zone and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to guide the future direction of the company.”

The San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit will open with a brilliant 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 successfully navigate digital transformation efforts.

Other mesmerizing sessions will include an all-star executive panel featuring Drew Martin, CIO, Jack in the Box, that will explore the steps required by CIOs to reimagine the enterprise and empower innovation on the organization’s path to a culture of genius; an executive panel of leading search executives who will examine the top attributes shared by best-in-class CIOs and technology executives; an executive panel that will highlight advancements in technology that are enabling companies to drive speed to market and gain a competitive edge; a presentation of SIM San Diego scholarship awards that are bestowed to local university students who show promise in becoming future technology executives; 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; an executive panel featuring Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc., that will offer best practices for balancing cyber security with agility and innovation; an executive discussion featuring Mary Gendron, SVP & CIO, Qualcomm, who will share her data-driven approach to talent assessment; and closing comments by Yasmin Shah, Co-Founder, President Emeritus, Marketing Chair, SIM San Diego and Founder & CEO, Seenager.

Venerated speakers at the summit will include Geoffrey Aranoff, Vice President, Information Security, Western Digital Corporation; Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and CIO Evangelist, HMG Strategy; Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.; Jason Callahan, Chief Information Security Officer & Sr. Director IT Operations, Illumina; John Caruthers, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Mary Gendron, SVP & CIO, Qualcomm; Johnson Lai, Chief Information Officer, NuVasive; Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search; Drew Martin, CIO, Jack in the Box; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation; Dan Roberts, President & CEO, Ouellette & Associates; Yasmin Shah, Co-Founder, Marketing Chair, and President Emeritus of SIM San Diego, CIO and Board Member, Village to Village Network; George Sheth, MBA, FHIMSS, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners; Muddu Sudhakar, Entrepreneur & Executive; and Steve Trautman, Principal and Founder, The Steve Trautman Co.

Platinum Partners for the summit include Pure Storage. Gold Partners include ASG Technologies, Box, Datalink, Nth Generation, ScaleArc, Tintri, Trace3, Workday, and Zendesk. Supporting Partners include Accenture 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 SIM San Diego.

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

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. 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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