HMG Strategy's 2018 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Top technology executives speaking at the 2018 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Mignona Cote, CISO, Aetna International; Chris Gates, SVP, Global Head of Compute Hosting Services, AIG; Shamla Naidoo, Global CISO, IBM; and Thomas Sweet, VP IT, GM Financial

Dallas, TX – January 26, 2018 – As CEO sentiment at the World Economic Forum in Davos has demonstrated, geo-political risk is the top concern occupying the minds of top executives. For CIOs and technology executives, this means that dialing into the CEO’s agenda and helping the business to stay ahead of market disruption is a top priority. The courageous leadership qualities needed by CIOs in working with the CEO and board of directors to successfully propel the business into the future will be the prevailing themes that are shared at the upcoming 2018 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on March 7, 2018 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX.

CIOs that are focused on developing new business models and generating new waves of value for the enterprise must think and act like the CEO of Technology,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “Transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and analytics offer incredible opportunities for technology executives to reimagine and reinvent the business.”

The Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with an inspiring executive briefing presented by John Rossman, Managing Partner, Rossman Partners, former Amazon executive and author of The Amazon Way series. In his keynote, Rossman will describe how Amazon has developed a culture of innovation where innovation and invention is expected from all team members.

Other thought-provoking sessions will include captivating HMG Tech Talk sessions featuring Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and CEO, Delphix, and Mark Moore, COO/Co-Founder, Inxeption; an executive panel featuring Raveendra (Ravi) Boggaram, Sr. Director, Global Digital Services, PepsiCo; Chris Gates, SVP, Global Head of Compute Hosting Services, AIG; and Thomas Sweet, VP IT, GM Financial 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 deliver successful execution; an executive panel that will examine effective techniques for driving business innovation while securing the enterprise; a panel of leading search executives who will examine the top attributes that enable effective technology executives to succeed; an executive keynote by Tim Marshall, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Neudesic; a panel of technology executives that will explore emerging technologies that are driving speed to market and opportunities to obtain a competitive edge; and an executive panel who will share how CIOs must lead courageously as the CEO of Technology to create value and generate new waves of business growth in the modern enterprise.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include:

  • Nellson Burns, Vice President, Information Technology, CIO, Daltile-Mohawk Industries
  • Timothy Campos, CEO, Stealth Mode Startup Company
  • Relle Howard, CIO, Trinity Industries
  • Dan Roberts, President & CEO, Ouellette & Associates


Presenting Partners for the Dallas Summit include Neudesic. Gold Partners include enSilo, Inxeption, Nutanix and Pure Storage. Supporting Partners include BravoTech and Zerto. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard.Lunch Partners include HCL Technologies. 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 the Dallas/Fort Worth Area Chapter of SIM and Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth.

To visit the Dallas 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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