Top technology executives at the 2018 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Kevin Haskew, ON Semiconductor; Jim Haskin, Aspect Software; and Cynthia Nustad, HMS

Phoenix CIO Summit

Scottsdale, AZ – January 16, 2018 – In today’s fast-changing business landscape, a company’s willingness and ability to disrupt its existing business model is the key to its future success – and survival. Because the CIO is at the center of the organization’s digital transformation journey, he or she is uniquely positioned to deliver courageous leadership, meld emerging technologies with process redesign and changing work patterns, and partner with the C-suite and the board of directors to drive a culture of genius for business success. These overarching themes will capture the discussions at the upcoming 2018 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on February 8, 2018 at The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“In this era of unprecedented disruption, visionary executive leadership is critical for identifying and acting on opportunities for business innovation,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “To help their companies to accomplish their objectives, CIOs and technology executives must act as the CEOs of technology to successfully guide the enterprise into the next era of digital transformation.”

The Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with a distinguished executive panel featuring Steve Phillips, Chairman of the Board, Wick Communications and David Jarvis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Honeywell, who will explore what it takes to lead, reimagine and reinvent the enterprise along with their roles in leading digital transformation strategies and opportunities for working with fellow members of the C-suite to ensure successful execution.

Other compelling sessions will include an executive panel that will focus on best practices for balancing cyber security with agility and innovation; a panel of leading search executives who will examine the top attributes of effective technology executives; an executive panel that will share valuable approaches for providing a 360-degree omnichannel customer experience and strengthening share of wallet; a panel of technology executives that will explore emerging technologies that are driving speed to market and opportunities to obtain a competitive advantage; and an executive panel featuring admired technology executives including Cynthia Nustad, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, HMS; Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor; and Jim Haskin, SVP & CIO, Aspect Software who will share experiences of how courageous leadership can create value and generate new waves of business growth in the modern enterprise.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include:

  • Michael Guggemos, CIO, Insight Enterprises
  • David Jarvis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Honeywell
  • Steve Phillips, Chairman of the Board, Wick Communications
  • Morgan Reed, CIO, State of Arizona
  • Caren Shiozaki, EVP & CIO, TMST, Inc.
  • Michael Spandau, SVP Global IT & CIO, Fender Musical Instruments



Platinum Partners for the Phoenix Summit include Neudesic and Nutanix. Gold Partners include Cylance, Rubrik, Technical & Business Consulting, LLC, and Zerto. Supporting Partners include Gemalto. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Glynn Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia. Association Partners include Arizona Technology Council, the Arizona Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), and Year Up Arizona.

To visit the Phoenix 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. HMG Strategy’s exclusive CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program provides top-tier technology executives with unparalleled peer-to-peer off-the-record straight talk to strengthen their decision-making capabilities and accelerate their career ascent. The CELA program is complemented by the CELA Executive Decision Support services (EDS) which connects enterprise technology executives with their contemporaries who are able to offer their expertise, practical experience, and insights in disciplines ranging from effective C-suite communication strategies to crafting successful 1-3-5-year technology roadmaps.

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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