Speakers and attendees in this highly interactive event will also explore recommendations to identify and execute on new opportunities for digital disruption, along with recommended steps for recruiting, attracting and building a global hybrid workforce

Westport, CT — August 26, 2021 — HMG Strategy, the World’s #1 digital platform for enabling technology executives to reimagine the enterprise and reshape the business world, is excited to be hosting its 2021 HMG Live! Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 16. HMG Strategy’s highly interactive events bring together the world’s most distinguished and innovative security and business technology leaders to discuss the most pressing leadership, strategic, cultural, technology and career challenges and opportunities that they face today – and into the future. 

The 2021 HMG Live! Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit will focus on insights on how best to address ransomware attacks - and whether organizations should be paying cyber-criminals.

“As these ransomware attacks continue to become more widespread and impact everything from government agencies to infrastructure and businesses, security leaders are divided on the most effective ways to respond to these threats,” said Hunter Muller President and CEO at HMG Strategy. “Knowing how best to address these risks and take action by drawing upon the knowledge, expertise and experience of fellow practitioners is crucial.”

Top-tier CIOs and business technology executives speaking at the 2021 HMG Live! Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 16 will include:

·      Benjamin Bingham, Senior Cybersecurity Executive for a Major Las Vegas Gaming/Entertainment Establishment

·      Stefanie Causey, Associate Partner, Salesforce Consulting Services - Financial Services Sector IBM Global Business Services

·      Max Chan, CIO, Avnet

·      James Costello, CISO, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

·      Ricoh Danielson, Cyber Security Incident Response, Digital Forensic, and Insider Risk

·      Gary Desai, CIO, Discount Tire

·      Frank Grimmelmann, President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance

·      Firasat Hussain, CTO, arrivia

·      Nilesh Joshi, Vice President and Head of IT, Global Nephrology Solutions

·      Rob Lloyd, CIO, City of San Jose

·      Bianca Lochner, CIO, City of Scottsdale

·      Jeff McKibben, CIO, Ultra Clean Technologies

·      Craig Moringiello, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Phoenix Cyber/Counter Intelligence/Technology

·      Pat Phelan, VP Market Research, Rimini Street

·      Rich Phillips, Senior Principal Security Architect, ON Semiconductor

·      Peter Robinson, VP of Global Applications and Digital, Avnet

·      Atul Sahai, SVP, Strategy and Operations, Ally.io

·      Kacey Sensenich, CTO, Rockingham County Schools

·      Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera

·      Melissa Vice, Interim Director, Vulnerability Disclosure Program, DoD Cyber Crime Center

·      Mark Wittenburg, CIO, City of Tempe

Valued Partners for the 2021 HMG Live! Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Aisera, Akamai, Ally.io, Arizona Technology Council, BetterCloud, Check Point Software, Darktrace, Forescout Technologies, Globant, Horizon3.ai, Illumio, Rimini Street, Inc., RingCentral, SafeGuard Cyber, SIM Arizona, Skybox Security, Zoom and Zscaler.

To learn more about the 2021 HMG Live! Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.

HMG Strategy’s 2021 HMG Live! Global CISO Executive Leadership Summit will be held on September 15. Timely topics to be discussed include the fresh skillsets that are needed to safeguard the enterprise now and into the future along with effective communication skills for educating the Board on the changing risk environment, along with effective approaches for educating the Board on cybersecurity issues.

World-class CISOs and industry executives speaking at the 2021 HMG Live! Global CISO Executive Leadership Summit on September 15 will include:

·      Abhishek Agarwal, CISO, Fresenius Medical Care North America

·      Mike Coogan, Director of Information Security and CISO, Waste Management

·      Mignona Cote, Head of Security, AWS Global and Strategic Accounts, Amazon Web Services

·      Anthony DeCristofaro, President and CEO, Qnext

·      Arun DeSouza, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Nexteer Automotive Corporation

·      Rocco Grillo, Managing Director – Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal

·      Fred Harris, Head of Cybersecurity Risk, Data Risk and IT Risk, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

·      Wanda Jones-Heath, CISO/DAF Principal Cyber Advisor, U.S. Air Force

·      Steve Katz, Owner, Security Risk Solutions, LLC

·      Susan Koski, Head of Security & Enterprise Response, The PNC Financial Services Group

·      Tomas Maldonado, CISO, National Football League

·      Israel Martinez, Industry Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

·      Shamla Naidoo, Head of Cloud Strategy, Netskope; Board Director, QBE, SAC and Reference Point

·      Frank Price, SVP & Chief Information Risk Officer, Hudson’s Bay Company

·      Jim Routh, Board Member, Advisor, Investor; Former CSO, CISO

·      Todd Thorsen, Director of Information Security, Risk Management and Compliance, Code42

·      Mike Towers, CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

·      Melissa Vice, Chief Operations Officer, Vulnerability Disclosure Program, DoD Cyber Crime Center

·      Steve Winterfeld, Advisory CISO, Akamai

Valued Partners for the 2021 HMG Live! Global CISO Executive Leadership Summit include Akamai, Auth0, BetterCloud, Code42, Darktrace, Forescout Technologies, Globant, Horizon3.ai, Illumio, Qnext, RingCentral, SafeGuard Cyber, Skybox Security, Zoom and Zscaler.

To learn more about the 2021 HMG Live! Global CISO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.

HMG Strategy will also be hosting its 2021 HMG Live! Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 8. Thought-provoking topics to be explored at this event will include the role of CIOs and CISOs in helping to shape the evolving workplace; recommendations for building a resilient global supply chain; along with hot technologies such as AI, data analytics, 5G and edge computing that can move the needle for the business.

World-class CIOs and business technology executives speaking at the 2021 HMG Live! Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 8 will include:

·      Autumn Bayles, SVP Global Supply Chain, Aramark

·      Lawrence Bilker, EVP & CIO, Pyramid Healthcare

·      Stephen M.R. Covey, Global Authority on Trust, Leadership and Culture, The FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice

·      Arun DeSouza, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Nexteer Automotive Corporation

·      Richard M. Entrup, Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions, Verizon

·      Francisco Fraga, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Campbell Soup Company

·      Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice, Diversified Search

·      Tammy Klotz, CISO, Covanta

·      Mario Maffie, Corporate CIO, VP, Digital Technologies, Mars, Incorporated

·      Dara Meath, Divisional CIO, Conair LLC

·      Tom Nogles, SVP & Head of Technology, Hartford Funds

·      Anne Plese, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Rimini Street

·      Joseph Puglisi, Former VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

·      Donna Ross, EVP & CISO, Radian

·      Atul Sahai, SVP, Strategy and Operations, Ally.io

·      Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO and Chairman, Zoom CISO Council, Zoom

·      Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera

·      Rhonda Vetere, EVP & CIO, Herbalife

Valued Partners for the 2021 HMG Live! Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 8 include Aisera, Akamai, Ally.io, Auth0, BetterCloud, Darktrace, Forescout Technologies, Globant, Horizon3.ai, Illumio, Insight, Rimini Street, Inc., RingCentral, SafeGuard Cyber, SIM Philadelphia, Skybox Security, Zoom and Zscaler.

To learn more about the 2021 HMG Live! Philadelphia CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.

HMG Strategy’s 2021 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit will be held on September 14. Timely topics to be discussed include the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), edge computing and other advanced technologies that can enable manufacturers to make the pivot to Industry 4.0 while applying these technologies securely; the benefits of embracing a low-code approach to application development and the challenges that must be overcome; along with mastering soft skills for leadership success.

Top-tier CIOs and business technology executives speaking at the 2021 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 14 include:

·      Mohamed (Mo) Abuali, Managing Partner/Chief Evangelist, IoTco

·      David Decker, Director IT, American Axle & Manufacturing

·      Arun DeSouza, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Nexteer Automotive Corporation

·      Tamara Faber-Doty, Chief Digital Officer and VP IT, Consumers Energy

·      Maru Flores, Global Collaboration and Productivity Technology Services, Ford Motor Company

·      David Franco, Director of Exceptional Academy, Living and Learning Enrichment Center

·      Dennis Hodges, CIO, Inteva Products LLC

·      Mike Homant, Director, Enterprise Technology Operations, Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Detroit

·      David Jackson, Partner, Mercer

·      Tony Kaczmarek, VP, Product Management, Plex

·      Adriana Karaboutis, Chief Information and Digital Officer, National Grid

·      Thomas Kelly, Executive Director and CEO, Automation Alley

·      Kelly Knepley, CIO, DexKo Global

·      Sanjay Kumar, Senior Principal, Siemens Digital Industries

·      Anne Plese, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Rimini Street

·      Miroslav Samoylenko, Director of Integration Architecture, Trane Technologies

·      Brandon Smith, VP of Development, human-I-T

·      Matthew Thomas, Managing Director, Accenture

Valued Partners for the 2021 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit include, Akamai, Apptio, Auth0, BetterCloud, Darktrace, Forescout Technologies, Globant, Horizon3.ai, Illumio, NPower, Rimini Street, Inc., RingCentral, SafeGuard Cyber, SentinelOne, SIM Detroit, Skybox Security, Zoom and Zscaler.

To learn more about the 2021 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.

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HMG STRATEGY’S UPCOMING WEBINARS AND DIGITAL ROUNDTABLES

On September 13, HMG Strategy will be hosting a webinar powered by Google Cloud on `Reimagining the Business Through Application Innovation.’In this event, which will feature Chris Hood, Head of Business Platform Strategy at Google Cloud; Ramesh Razdan, Global CIO at Bain & Company; andKen Russell, Chief Innovation Officer at Curran Biotech, the speakers will explore how innovative applications can help fuel collaboration, deliver personalized and insight-driven experiences and provide companies with a competitive edge.

To learn more about this event and to register, click here.

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HMG STRATEGY’S 2021 GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARDS

The HMG Strategy 2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards honor exemplary technology leaders and leadership teams who are delivering exceptional value to their organizations. This award recognizes those who have reimagined and reinvented themselves to place their organizations on the fast track to groundbreaking transformation in dynamic times. Technology executives and their teams who receive these awards are being recognized for accomplishments in the following areas: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Leading into the C-suite; Creating New Go-to-Market Business Models; Modernizing Enterprise Architecture; and Building a Culture of Trust.

To learn more about HMG Strategy’s 2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards and to nominate a deserving executive, click here.

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