Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

World's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders recognizes CIOs, CISOs and top-tier technology executives who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership in Innovation; Business Transformation; Courageous Leadership; and Digital Disruption


Westport, CT – September 12, 2018 – HMG Strategy, the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leaders, is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 Top 100 Technology Executives to Watch Awards. These annual awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Senior Technology Leaders, Venture Capitalists and Search Executives who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership in the following areas: Innovation; Business Transformation; Courageous Leadership; and Digital Disruption in their businesses.

Recipients of this prestigious award include those executives who have also shared world-class thought leadership with the HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summit series audiences and/or on the HMG Strategy Digital Platform.

There’s never been a better time in history for technology executives lead, reimagine and reinvent their businesses in these highly disruptive and innovative times,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “HMG Strategy is honored to be associated with such awe-inspiring technology leaders who are at the pinnacle of leadership, innovation, and business transformation.”

The 2019 Top 100 Technology Executives to Watch Awards are an extension of the HMG Strategy Transformational CIO Awards, established in 2012, which recognize senior technology executives who have performed with distinction, excelling in areas such as Leadership, Innovation, Transformation, Industry Give-Back, Growth Management and Legacy Direction.

Nominees for the 2019 Top 100 Technology Executives to Watch Awards must be senior-level technology leaders for publicly-held or privately-held companies or for state and federal government agencies who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in one or more of the categories cited above. Nominees from for-profit companies must work for organizations that had a minimum 2017 gross revenue of $1 billion (USD). Nominations can be made by direct reports, peer-level colleagues or by technology executives themselves.

Technology executives who are recognized for their outstanding achievements will be selected based on their nomination criteria as well as a culmination of meetings, interviews, and conversations conducted by Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, along with members of the HMG community.

Applications must be fully completed and submitted to HMG Strategy by no later than November 1, 2018. Award recipients will be notified in December 2018. The awards will be presented in the following locations: HMG Strategy’s 2019 Global Innovation Summit, February 28, 2019 in Menlo Park, CA; at HMG Strategy’s 2019 Summit of America on March 27, 2019 in New York; and at additional HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits across North America and Europe throughout 2019.

To nominate a technology leader for the 2019 Top 100 Technology Executives to Watch Awards, click here. To learn more about the awards, call (203) 221-2702 or send email correspondence to

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 over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders.

There are 6 primary components to HMG Strategy’s unique business model:

  1. HMG Strategy’s Thought Leadership and Digital Research Platform is unlike any other in the industry, providing technology executives with unparalleled peer-driven insights and practical advice on the leadership, innovation, and transformation strategies needed to succeed in business today and tomorrow.


  2. HMG Strategy’s Media Model provides technology executives with fresh perspectives on the top business, leadership and customer trends that are defining the industry today and tomorrow. Our vast collection of research articles, videos, blog posts, white papers, and research reports generate more than 1 million impressions per week.



  3. HMG Strategy’s Research Advisory Services embrace the ‘No Analyst’ model, delivering peer-led, forward-looking insights and trends to watch to both Fortune 2000 technology executives and industry partners. 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. These service offerings are complemented by HMG Strategy’s CIO Bootcamp, a hands-on IT leadership development program for rising VPs and IT Directors who receive 1-to-1 expert coaching, practical webinars and custom research focused on enhancing skill sets and harnessing innovative leadership capabilities.


  4. HMG Strategy’s Executive Leadership Summits provide unparalleled networking between top-tier technology executives with leading search executives, executives at enterprise technology companies and leading venture capitalists to nurture fruitful relationships.



  5. HMG Strategy is a career accelerator for technology leaders, inspiring tech executives to lead, recruit and retain tech talent while powering their own career trajectories.


  6. HMG’s Next Ventures business enables HMG Strategy to invest side-by-side with leading VCs such as Blumberg Capital, Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, connecting members of the HMG community with cutting-edge tech startups that deliver real business value.

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.

Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving roles of the CIO and CISO.

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