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The business impact of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud, blockchain and analytics will be shared at the 2018 Global Innovation Summit by distinguished technology executives including Salim Ali, CEO, Loyakk; Timothy Campos, CEO, Stealth Mode Startup Company; Ralph Loura, CTO, Rodan + Fields; Mark Moore, COO/Co-Founder, Inxeption; and Eric Yuan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zoom


Menlo Park, CA – January 22, 2018 – Transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cloud, blockchain, analytics and edge computing are ushering in new waves of enterprise productivity and opportunities to devise new customer-centric business models. But in order for companies to successfully deploy these technologies and obtain the anticipated operational and business benefits, CIOs must demonstrate courageous leadership in partnership with the C-suite and the board of directors to foster a culture of genius. These will be the prevailing themes that will be explored at the upcoming 2018 Global Innovation Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on February 21, 2018 at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, CA.

“Without question, we’re at a tipping point in the business innovation cycle,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “To fully leverage the impact that transformational technologies such as AI, machine learning and blockchain can have on the enterprise, CIOs and technology executives must harness their technological and business acumen and work closely with the C-suite and business leaders to bring these capabilities to fruition.”

The Global Innovation Summit will kick-off with a powerful executive panel featuring Tim Campos, the former CIO at Facebook who is CEO at Stealth Mode Startup Company; Salim Ali, CEO of Loyakk; and Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder & CEO of Rubrik. The panelists will explore how companies are harnessing AI, machine learning, data analytics and blockchain to automate key facets of company operations and to identify and act on new business opportunities.

Other outstanding sessions will include an executive panel that will examine how emerging technologies are driving speed to market and opportunities to obtain a competitive edge; a panel of leading search executives who will examine the top attributes that enable effective technology executives to succeed; an executive interview with Eric Yuan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Zoom who will share his views on the future of video communications, team collaboration, office design, and other key trends; an executive panel that will share valuable approaches for providing distinctive customer experience that can differentiate the brand; an executive panel that will explore best practices for preparing a company’s board of directors for digital transformation; and an executive panel who will share their experiences as to how courageous leadership can create value and generate new waves of business growth in the modern enterprise.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include:

  • Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D., CIO, Medallia
  • Norm Fjeldheim, SVP, CIO, Head of Global Facilities, Illumina
  • Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix
  • Patrick Steele, Chair, CIO Advisory Board, Blumberg Capital
  • Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and CEO, Delphix

Platinum Partners for the Global Innovation Summit include ASG Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise/Intel, Inxeption, Nutanix, PwC, SAP and Zoom. Gold Partners include Kaminario/Zerto and Zendesk. 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 WITI (Women in Technology International).

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