2018 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Top technology executives speaking at the 2018 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation, The Ogilvy Group; Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Pyramid Healthcare; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Cenlar FSB; and Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health.

Philadelphia, PA – October 15, 2018 – As CIOs work alongside the CEO and fellow members of the C-suite in setting and executing on corporate strategy, they’re fully expected to come armed with ideas to drive innovation and achieve business transformation. The leadership and communication skills needed to encourage members of the IT team to embrace the art of the possible to power the business into the future will be focus of the discussion at the upcoming 2018 Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on November 8, 2018 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA.

In order to help their organizations to innovate and create new and differentiated business models, CIOs and technology executives need to think differently,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “This includes inspiring and convincing their teams to go outside their comfort zones, to question the status quo and to look for quantum improvements in business performance and productivity.”

The Philadelphia CIO Summit will kick-off with a series of HMG Lead Innovate Disrupt Tech Talks starting with an executive interview between Hunter Muller and Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health. This interview will be followed by a presentation from Dave Taddei, Founder & CEO of Integress, who will share new ideas for monetizing data as a strategic asset. Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation at The Ogilvy Group, will round out the HMG Lead Innovate Disrupt Tech Talks.

Other captivating sessions will include an executive keynote from Dr. Ajay Dholakia, Principal Engineer, Master Inventor, Lenovo, who will discuss how the explosive growth in data available to enterprises is creating new business challenges and driving a need for organizations to transform their IT architectures; an executive panel that will explore emerging technologies that can be used to improve speed to market and deliver a competitive edge; a panel of top search and industry executives who will share the key attributes and leadership capabilities that make some technology executives more successful than others; an executive keynote from The Judge Group; a panel of top information security executives who will explore effective approaches for striking a balance between agility, innovation and security; a set of interactive roundtable workgroup discussions where all attendees can participate in sharing successful approaches and challenges for utilizing technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud, and digital disruption as well as career and leadership strategies along with the evolving role of the CIO; and an executive panel of top-tier CIOs and technology executives who will share their roles in leading customer-centric strategies.


Distinguished speakers at the Philadelphia CIO Summit will include:

  • Chiranjoy Das, CIO, SimpleTire
  • Mark Eggleston, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Health Partners Plans
  • David Kaufman, SVP & CIO, Synovos
  • Anahi Santiago, CISO, Christiana Care Health System
  • Candida Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC



Presenting Partners at the Philadelphia Summit include Lenovo and The Judge Group. Platinum Partners include Integress, Rimini Street and Zendesk. Gold Partners include Pure Storage. Supporting Partners include Zerto. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year is 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.

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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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