HMG Strategy's 2018 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Prominent CIOs scheduled to speak at the 2018 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Jenny Alfandary, Chief Information Officer/Board Director/Professor, IT Management, Humber College; Phil Armstrong, EVP & Global CIO, Great-West Lifeco; Robert Garmaise, Chief Innovation Officer, Fasken Martineau; Jonathan Landon, President & Founder, Connectiv Innovation Corporation; and Eric Whaley, COO & CIO, Wolseley Canada Inc.


Toronto, ON – May 10, 2018 – As companies move forward with digital transformation initiatives, executives are increasingly discovering new opportunities for applying cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics to help create new customer-centric services that can deliver a competitive edge. The new way of thinking that’s required by CIOs and technology executives to identify new market opportunities and execute successfully with the C-suite will power the discussion at the upcoming 2018 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on June 7, 2018 at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto, ON.

Technology executives play a pivotal role in helping their organizations to respond to disruptive change in helping their companies become digital enterprises,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “In order to succeed, technology executives must collaborate with the CEO and the board of directors and demonstrate fearless leadership in navigating the journey forward.”

The Toronto 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. These will include presentations by HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller on why IT is more relevant than ever along with other critical trends that are shaping the future path for technology executives; and Mark Moore, COO and Co-Founder of Inxeption, who will discuss the transformational promise of blockchain.

Other compelling 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 explore emerging enterprise innovations from Silicon Valley; a panel of leading search executives who will weigh in on the key attributes that make technology executives successful; an executive keynote by Wesley McPherson, Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group on key IT trends such as user-facing AI, robotic process automation, Blockchain 2.0 and ‘The Digital Twin’; 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; and an executive panel that will explore how to lead, reimagine and reinvent the enterprise while driving a culture of genius for success.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include:

  • Saqib Awan, Vice President, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Alizabeth Calder, SVP, HomEquity Bank
  • John Mealia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
  • Bob Tapscott, Managing Partner, The Tapscott Group and The Blockchain Institute

Presenting Partners at the Toronto Summit will include Info-Tech Research Group. Platinum Partners for the summit include Lightspeed Venture Partners and Tintri. Gold Partners include CenturyLink, Ivanti, and The Judge Group. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. Strategic Partners include DHR International, 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 CIO Association of Canada and SIM Toronto.

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

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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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