HMG Strategy's 2018 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Top-tier technology executives who will speak at the 2018 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Ken Grady, CVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories; Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, Schneider Electric; Sean Lennon, SVP & CIO, Allergan; and Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox

Boston, MA – August 22, 2018 – As organizations move forward with their digital strategies, the CIO is ideally positioned to navigate how the various moving parts must be orchestrated to achieve optimal transformational success. The courageous leadership qualities required by CIOs to foster a culture of innovation and power the company into the future will drive the discussion at the 2018 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on September 13, 2018 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston.

For CIOs to succeed in these highly disruptive times, they need to think like a CEO and act as the Digital Change Agent for the enterprise,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “This includes leveraging how digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics can be used to identify and execute on new business models that can successfully catapult the company into the future.”

The Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with compelling set of `HMG Tech Talks’ on strategies to Lead, Innovate and Disrupt the enterprise. HMG President and CEO Hunter Muller will lead the first discussion on why IT matters more than ever along with other critical trends that are shaping the future path for technology executives. Muller’s presentation will be followed by an HMG Tech Talk given by Dr. Stephanie Woerner, Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), on the six critical questions that executives must answer to successfully execute an enterprise’s transformation strategy. Woerner’s presentation will followed by an interview between Hunter Muller and Sean Lennon, SVP & CIO at Allergan, who will describe his role in driving the digital roadmap for the world’s most dynamic pharmaceutical company.

Other valuable sessions at the summit will include an executive panel that will examine 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 effective approaches to balancing agility and innovation with security; a panel of top search executives who will share the key attributes that make some technology executives more successful than others; a set of executive roundtable workgroups where attendees can participate in discussing the top opportunities and challenges associated with applying technologies such as AI, machine learning and digital as well as fresh practices for powering your career trajectory; and an executive panel of leading technology executives who will examine the CIO’s role in leading customer-centric strategies.

Distinguished speakers at the summit will include:

  • Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Sharon Kaiser, CIO, Director of IT, New England Biolabs
  • Jeff Lamoreaux, CIO, Global Partners LP
  • Paul Lanham, SVP & CIO, J. Jill

Platinum Partners at the Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Adobe, Forcepoint, Magenic, ServiceNow and Zendesk. Gold Partners include Datalink, Ensilo, Ivanti, Pure Storage, and The Judge Group. Supporting Partners include AutonomIQ, Datrium/Zerto, and Delphix. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. 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.

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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 digital Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

The HMG Strategy global network consists of more than 300,000 senior technology 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 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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