2018 St. Louis CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Top technology leaders at the 2018 St. Louis CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Jim Swanson, CIO, Monsanto; Ron Guerrier, SVP & CIO, Express Scripts; Christy Barker, VP & CIO, Olin Corporation; and Vijay Sankaran, CIO, TD Ameritrade.

St. Louis, MO – September 17, 2018 – CIOs are witnessing groundbreaking opportunities to leverage how emerging technologies can be combined with people and processes to transform the business and generate new revenue streams. The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation to drive business transformation on the path to genius will be the focus for the upcoming 2018 St. Louis CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on October 4, 2018 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

CIOs and technology executives have an unprecedented opportunity to lead, reimagine and reinvent the business like never before,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “In order to do this successfully, CIOs must demonstrate fearless leadership in working with the CEO and the board of directors in identifying and executing on the strategic initiatives that will power their organizations into the future.”

The St. Louis CIO Summit will kick-off with a series of hard-hitting, 20-minute HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talks. The first will feature Jim Swanson, CIO at Monsanto, followed by Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and Chairman, Delphix, who will share why classic books on innovation such as The Innovator’s Dilemma are failing businesses along with the frameworks that are helping Silicon Valley businesses to succeed. This will be followed by a presentation from David Karandish, CEO at Jane.ai who will discuss how artificial intelligence is poised to radically transform the modern workplace.

Other gripping sessions will include an executive panel that will assess emerging technologies that are driving speed to market and a competitive edge; an executive panel that will examine the ‘secret sauce’ that seasons a business-impact customer-centric culture from the inside out; a panel of leading search industry executives who will explore the key attributes that make some technology executives more successful than others; an executive keynote by Ron Guerrier, SVP & CIO, Express Scripts; a set of executive roundtable workgroups that allow attendees to collaborate on the top opportunities for applying cutting-edge technologies such as AI and blockchain along with the challenges that must be overcome for successful deployment; followed by an all-star panel of technology leaders who will share the new and dynamic mindset that CIOs must employ to lead courageously and drive innovation.

Prominent speakers at the St. Louis Summit will include:

  • Gary Harbison, CISO, Monsanto
  • Peter Hogan, VP Enterprise Applications and Chief Privacy Officer, Post Holdings
  • Carla Lambrecht, AVP IT, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Teresa Sanzottera, VP & CIO, Specialty Generics, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals




Platinum Partners for the St. Louis Summit include Jane.ai and Rubrik. Gold Partners include eSentire, Ivanti, Nutanix, Pure Storage and Workday. Supporting Partners include Cohesity, Delphix and Zerto. Local Partners include iSymplify. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. 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 Technology Partners.

To visit the St. Louis 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 digital Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

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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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