HMG Strategy's 2018 Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Prominent CIOs scheduled to speak at the 2018 Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Nancy Berce, CIO, Johnson Controls; Donagh Herlihy, EVP Digital & Chief Information Officer, Bloomin’ Brands; Paul Martin, SVP & CIO, Baxter International; and Yvonne Scott, CIO, Crowe Horwath LLP.

Chicago, IL – April 13, 2018 – Digital technologies are causing profound shifts in how businesses are being operated and new services that are being delivered to attract new customers. The steps being taken by forward-looking CIOs to execute on digital transformation strategies and the courageous leadership that’s needed in working with the C-suite and board of directors to execute effectively on these initiatives will dominate the discussion at the upcoming 2018 Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on May 8, 2018 at the Hilton Palmer House in Chicago, IL.

CIOs are at the center of digital transformation,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “Because of this, he or she is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, meld emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, and partner with the C-suite and the board to guide the enterprise into the future.”

The Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with a series of compelling ‘HMG Tech Talk’ discussions that will explore the business, technology, and geo-political trends that are influencing executive strategy.

Other captivating sessions at the summit will include an executive panel that will explore how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and analytics are driving speed to market and a competitive edge; an executive panel that will discuss their roles in leading digital transformation strategies and how they’re working with fellow members of the C-suite to propel the business forward; a panel of leading search executives who will weigh in on the key attributes that make technology executives successful; a set of executive roundtable discussions that enable summit attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying technologies such as AI, blockchain and cloud applications along with the top challenges that must be overcome to succeed; followed by an executive panel that will share experiences of how courageous leadership can generate new waves of business growth.

Distinguished speakers at the summit will include:

  • Wes Arens, Former Amazon Executive and Digital Business Model Strategist, Wes Arens Advisors, LLC
  • Scott Berkey, CIO, Illinois Housing Development Authority
  • Monica Caldas, CIO, Global Services & Digital Solutions, GE Transportation
  • Kelly Lyman, CIO-PECO, VP IT Real Time Strategy, Exelon

Platinum Partners for the Chicago Summit include Adobe. Gold Partners include Comcast Business, The Judge Group Neudesic, and Pure Storage. 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 SIM Chicago.

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

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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.

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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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