HMG Strategy 2017 CIO Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 24, 2017 – Digital disruption is moving full throttle. For organizations to move quickly and execute effectively on digital strategies, the CIO needs to be at the center of digital transformation efforts and draw upon their unique view of the enterprise and how people, processes, and technology need to be interwoven. The courageous leadership required by CIOs to propel the enterprise forward and succeed with digital transformation activities will dominate the discussion at the upcoming 2017 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on November 9, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.

“The CIO is perfectly positioned to lead digital transformation, thanks to their distinct vision across the enterprise and their expertise in managing the interconnections between people, processes, and technology,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “In addition to orchestrating all of the moving pieces with digital transformation, the CIO is also well-suited to identify and communicate revenue-generating opportunities via digital to the CEO and fellow members of the C-suite.”

The Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit will open with a star-studded executive panel featuring Angela Yochem, SVP & CIO, Rent-A-Center; Mike Giresi, CIO, Aramark; David Schoenholz, VP, IT Global Infrastructure Services, Tyco; Sandeep Katarnavre, CIO & VP of IT, Saint-Gobain; and moderated by Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc. who will discuss the steps they’re each taking to recast the enterprise, empower innovation, and cultivate a culture of genius.

Other captivating sessions at the Philadelphia Summit will include a stirring executive briefing by Edward Amoroso, Former SVP and Chief Security Officer at AT&T and Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC who provide his take on current cyber security issues and concepts; an executive panel of security leaders who will offer best practices for balancing cyber security with agility and innovation; an executive panel of top search executives who will discuss the key attributes and strategies that are making technology executives successful today; an executive panel that will explore technology advancements that are accelerating speed to market and opportunities to gain a competitive edge; an executive keynote by John Engates, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace, who will outline the steps that Rackspace has taken to continually reinvent itself along with best practices for fostering a culture of innovation and transformation; and executive panel of celebrated technology executives including Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Cenlar FSB; and John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls, who will share their experiences in courageous leadership for creating value and new waves of business growth in the enterprise.

Distinguished speakers at the summit will include Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Lawrence Bilker, Director, Performance Improvement Partners, LLC; John Engates, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace; John Fidler, Managing Director, Retained Search, Fidato Partners, LLC; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Mike Giresi, CIO, Aramark; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Cindy Harro, Security, Compliance and Risk Program Director, Healthcare Cloud, IBM Watson Health; Sandeep Katarnavre, CIO & VP of IT, Saint-Gobain; David Lavin, Global Chief Enterprise Architect, QVC; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Cenlar FSB; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Viktor Ohnjec, President, M2VP; Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.; John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls; Andrew Santacroce, VP, Technology Development, TMNA Services, LLC; Anahi Santiago, CISO, Christiana Care Health System; David Schoenholz, VP, Global Infrastructure Services, Tyco International; Candida Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC; Dave Snyder, Chief Information Security Leader, Director of Information Security and Risk Management, Independence Blue Cross; Joe Talik, VP Digital Transformation, Neoris; Gabriella Vacca, VP, System Engineering, Comcast; Angelo Valletta, Regional President & Executive Director, FIS; Sydney Weinstein, Member of the Board of Advisors, Near-Miss Management; Chad Wilson, Director, Information Security, Children’s National Health System; and Angela Yochem, SVP & CIO, Rent-A-Center.

Platinum Partners for the summit include Rackspace. Gold Partners include Apptio, CenturyLink, Nutanix, and ServiceNow. Supporting Partners include Pure Storage. Research Partners include Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Strategic Partners include Diversified Search, Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, and Russell Reynolds Associates. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. Association Partners include SIM Philadelphia.

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

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