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WESTPORT, CT – November 30, 2018 - Hunter Muller, Founder, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, a global leader in executive thought leadership, independent research and executive career acceleration, is pleased to announce its schedule of HMG Strategy CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Summits for the first half of 2018.

“Our 2018 schedule is the most aggressive and ambitious program in our 10-year history. We are genuinely proud of our achievements and our unmatched ability to produce world-class peer-to-peer summits that offer unparalleled value and truly global networking opportunities for over 300,000 top-tier technology leaders in our network,” says Muller.

The 2018 HMG Strategy Schedule of Events includes Executive Leadership Summits in New York; Phoenix; Charlotte; Menlo Park, CA; Dallas; San Francisco; Iselin, NJ; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Minneapolis; and Detroit. For the full 2018 schedule, please visit HMG Strategy.

At HMG Strategy’s Executive Leadership Summits, you will:

  • Discover how to reinvent and reimagine the modern enterprise to drive a culture of genius for success.
  • Lead courageously into the C-suite and board in a customer centric enterprise.
  • Be immersed in the latest technology trends from Silicon Valley and around the world.
  • Accelerate your professional brand and up-level your professional network.
  • Absorb the new digital dialogue around business models and prototypes and why it’s the best time to be a top technology executive.

“HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits provide essential roadmaps for transformational change in a time of unprecedented disruption and upheaval,” says Muller. “HMG Strategy’s world-class digital platform and research services extends these discussions on the top leadership and technology trends shared by members of the HMG network and for members of our exclusive peer-to-peer CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Advisory Services (CELA) and CELA Executive Decision Support services, resulting in more than 1 million digital impressions each week. Visionary executive leadership is absolutely critical to business innovation, growth and success.”

Speakers and presenters at recent summits included Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, HPE and Executive-in-Residence and CIO Evangelist, HMG Strategy;John Engates, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace; Clark Golestani, President, Emerging Business & Global CIO at Merck; Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP & CTO, Starbucks; Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation; Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation at The Ogilvy Group; Jim Swanson, CIO, Monsanto Company; Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox; Jim Haskin, SVP & CIO, Aspect Software; Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac General Motors; Rich Adduci, Former Global CIO, National Grid; Bill Schlough, SVP & CIO, San Francisco Giants; Stephen Katsirubas, CIO, Hunter Douglas; Bhavani Amirthalingam, VP Information Technology (IPO), Schneider Electric; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Cenlar FSB; Kirsten Davies, Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays Africa Group; Ken Grady, Corporate VP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories; Brett Wahlin, SVP and Chief Security Officer, Staples; Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO Payflex, Sr. Director/Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna; Nicholas Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, HARMAN International; Angela Yochem, Former EVP & CIO, Rent-A-Center; Tom Peck, SVP, CIO and Global Head, Procurement & Travel, AECOM; Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor; Timothy Campos, Former CIO, Facebook;  Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.; Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto; John Repko, CIO, Johnson Controls; Bhushan Ivaturi, VP and Global CIO, MAERSK Oil & Gas; Steve Phillips, Former SVP & CIO, Avnet; John Rossman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; David Smoley, CIO, AstraZeneca; Bill Limond, Former CIO, National Health Insurance Co. Qatar Supreme Council of Health; Craig Walker, VP & CIO Shell Downstream, Shell International Petroleum Company; Gary Harbison, CISO, Monsanto Company; and Dana Deasy, Former CIO, JPMorgan Chase.

Throughout his career, Hunter Muller has been a trusted source of advice for C-suite and senior-level executives across multiple industry verticals.

Muller also guides and directs a full-time research team that produces custom research reports, newsletters, blogs, executive reports, research articles, white papers and videos.

HMG Strategy is home to the world’s strongest independent executive leadership network. In addition to its value as a career accelerator, the network creates an independent base of knowledge and information that is both unique and unparalleled.

Executive Summary

  • HMG Strategy provides an aggressive 2018 schedule of world-class Executive Leadership Summits in major markets.
  • HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits offer unmatched opportunities for discovering world-class leadership strategies from top-tier executives in a peer-to-peer environment.
  • HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits provide unparalleled opportunities for professional networking and career acceleration.


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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