Fostering Innovation Through Authentic and Inclusive Leadership Will Drive the Discussion at HMG Strategy’s Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit on April 21

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This exclusive in-person event will bring dynamic networking opportunities for top-tier CIOs, technology leaders and industry executives

Westport, CT — March 30, 2022 — 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 2022 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit on April 21 at Hotel Nia in Menlo Park, CA. 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, innovation, strategic, cultural, technology and career challenges and opportunities that they face today – and into the future.   

The 2022 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit will bring together the top minds and innovative leaders from Silicon Valley to explore effective techniques used by technology and innovation executives to foster creativity between their teams to help accelerate the 21st century business. 

“Thanks to their expanded view across the organization, CIOs and technology executives are playing a deeper role in helping to identify innovative opportunities for creating new revenue models and go-to-market strategies,” said Hunter Muller, President and CEO at HMG Strategy. “But as top executives all know, culture is key. There’s an incredible opportunity for technology executives to lead passionately and authentically and to foster an inclusive culture that draws insights from a variety of viewpoints to help innovation initiatives to fire on all cylinders.”

World-class CIOs, technology executives and industry experts who will be speaking at the 2022 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit will include: 

Snehal Antani, Co-Founder and CEO, Horizon3.ai

Andrew Bray, Vice President, Head of Information Systems Division, Renesas Electronics

Steve Caliger, Managing Partner, The Loring Group

Paul Chapman, VP, CISO, Cisco

Ekta Chopra, Chief Digital Officer, e.l.f. Beauty

Stuart Evans, Director of the Emirates, Carnegie Mellon University i-Lab

Patty Hatter, Chief Customer Officer, Palo Alto Networks

Rohit Jain, Senior Management – IT, Upwork

Sineesh Keshav, CTO & CIO, Prologis

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search

Ralph Loura, SVP & CIO, Lumentum

Jeff Miller, CIO, Quantinuum

Gautham Pallapa, Senior Executives Advisor, VMware, Inc.

Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners

Sahaar Rezaie, Executive Director, Genesys Works

Trevor Schulze, CIO, Alteryx

Hugo Vliegen, VP, Product Management, Aryaka

Tony Young, CIO, Sophos

Valued Partners for the 2022 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit include Aisera, Akamai, Aryaka, BetterCloud, Darktrace, Globant, Nutanix, OutSystems, Palo Alto Networks, RingCentral, SafeGuard Cyber, Skybox Security, SnapLogic, Strata, Synopsis, Tonkean, Upwork, Zendesk, Zoom, and Zscaler. 

To learn more about the 2022 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit and to register for the event, click here.

HMG Strategy will also be hosting its signature event – the 2022 New York CIO Summit of America at Current, Pier 59 on April 5. The 2022 New York CIO Summit of America will focus on the tech leader as enterprise change agent fostering cultural change and enabling the digital business enterprise. The summit will also feature bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey who will share how a ‘Trust and Inspire’ leadership style can help engage employees and enable technology executives to win the global war for talent. Covey will also be giving out autographed copies of his new book, ‘Trust & Inspire’ at the event.

Prominent technology leaders and industry executives speaking at the 2022 New York CIO Summit of America will include:

Bashir Agboola, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery

Roota Almeida, CISO, Delta Dental of NJ and CT

Timicka Anderson, Head Consumer Products & Retail Sector -U.S. Commercial Bank – Global and National Industries, Citi; Co-Chair Command Shift, NPower

Wolfgang Bauriedel, Practice Lead, Technology Sector, Russell Reynolds Associates

Christopher Bernard, VP Digital Employee Experience, Wheels Up

Candice Dixon, Coalition Development Director, NPower

David Fairman, Chief Security Officer APAC, Netskope

Steve Fernandez, Global CTO, AIG

Scott Glenn, Partner, BearingPoint

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

Yvonne Hyland, Head of Portfolio Business Development, B Capital Group

John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor FBI

Marcus Johnson, Managing Director of Delivery, Lumevity

Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons Corporation

Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search

Claudia Michon, VP, Product and Solutions Marketing, Automation Anywhere

Shola Oyewole, VP Digital Innovation, United Therapeutics

Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Executive Search, Korn Ferry

Rafail Portnoy, CTO, State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Anna Ransley, CIO, GODIVA

Shantala Sadananda, EVP & Regional Managing Director, Globant

Craig Stewart, CDO, SnapLogic

Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera

Hugo Vliegen, VP, Product Management, Aryaka

Sigal Zarmi, Board Director, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Valued Partners for the 2022 New York CIO Summit of America include Aisera, Akamai, Apptio, Aryaka, Automation Anywhere, BearingPoint, B Capital Group, BetterCloud, Centripetal, Darktrace, Genesys Works, Globant, Moveworks, Netskope, NPower, Nutanix, Palo Alto Networks, RingCentral, SafeGuard Cyber, SIM New York Metro, Skybox Security, SnapLogic, Software Improvement Group, Strata, Tonkean, Upwork, Zoom, and Zscaler. 

To learn more about the 2022 New York CIO Summit of America and to register for this custom event, click here.

HMG Strategy is also thrilled to be hosting its 2022 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit at the Brookhaven Country Club on April 7. The 2022 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit will focus on the role of technology executives in leading through unprecedented disruptions – supply-chain issues, energy shortages, the War in Ukraine – and how they can demonstrate bold and authentic leadership to help their companies work through challenging circumstances.

The Dallas summit will also feature bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey who will share in-person how a ‘Trust and Inspire’ leadership style can help engage employees and enable technology executives to win the global war for talent.


World-class technology executives and industry experts speaking at the 2022 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include: 

Mike Anderson, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Netskope

Renee Arrington, President, COO & Director, Pearson Partners International, Inc.

Chris Boult, President, DRG Consulting Partners

Nellson Burns, VP, IS, BU CIO, Mohawk Industries (Dal-Tile)

Kevin Christ, Partner, Concentre

Mark Connelly, Global Information Security Senior Director, CISO, Boston Consulting Group

Patricia Connolly, CEO, Founding Partner, SMC Squared

Mignona Cote, Chief Security Officer, NetApp

Stephen M.R. Covey, Bestselling Author, Global Practice Leader, Speed of Trust, FranklinCovey

Jamey Cummings, Partner – Cybersecurity and Technology, JM Search

John Ferguson, Senior Director, Solutions Architecture, Americas, OutSystems

Chris Gates, Group CIO and SVP Hosting Services, Allstate

Vipin Gupta, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Toyota Financial Services

Ebele Kemery, Managing Director, Head of Global Technology Diversity & Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Rusty Kennington, CIO, Henry Company

Janya Kieffer, CIO, Austin Industries

Aamir Lakhani, Lead Researcher and Cyber Security Expert, Fortinet

Maria Lensing, SVP & CTO, McKesson Corporation

Gerry Mecca, CIO, Tropicana Brands

David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions

Jason Pfeiffer, Chief Strategy Officer, ReliaQuest

Muddu Sudhakar, CEO, Aisera

Angela Venuk, Former CIO – Gamestop, President, SIM DFW

Jeanette Wayne, Vice President – Information Technology, Revision Skincare

Valued Partners for the 2022 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Aisera, Akamai, BetterCloud, Darktrace, Centripetal, Fortinet, Globant, Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation, Moveworks, Netskope, NPower, Nutanix, OutSystems, Palo Alto Networks, ReliaQuest, RingCentral, SafeGuard Cyber, SentinelOne, SIM Dallas Fort Worth, Skybox Security, SMC2, Strata, Tonkean, Upwork, Zoom, and Zscaler. 

To learn more about the 2022 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.

To learn about all of HMG Strategy’s Upcoming CIO & CISO Summits, click here.

About HMG Strategy 

HMG Strategy is the world’s leading digital platform for connecting technology executives to reimagine the enterprise and reshape the business world. The HMG Strategy global network consists of more than 400,000 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CDOs, senior business technology executives, search industry executives, venture capitalists, industry experts and world-class thought leaders.

HMG Strategy’s global media model generates more than 1 million impressions per week, providing vast opportunities for business technology leaders and sponsor partners to promote themselves and their brands. 

HMG Strategy was founded in 2008 by Hunter Muller, a leadership expert who has worked side-by-side with Fortune 2000 executives with strategic planning and career ascent for the past 30+ years.

HMG Strategy’s regional and virtual CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, authored books and Digital Resource Center deliver unique, peer-driven guidance from CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CDOs and technology executives on leadership, innovation, transformation and career ascent.

HMG Strategy offers a range of peer-led research services such as its CIO & CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program which bring together the world’s top CIOs, CISOs and technology executives to brainstorm on the top opportunities and challenges facing them in their roles.

HMG Strategy’s Global Peer Actionable Insights Services Stack is a unique set of research services that are designed to keep business technology executives up to speed on the latest leadership, business, technology and global geo-economic trends that are impacting businesses and industries.

HMG Ventures is a venture capital unit that’s designed to connect CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and other technology executives with innovative early-stage technology companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Ventures provides technology executives with a window into hot emerging technology companies that can help move the needle for their businesses while also offering these executives unparalleled personal investment opportunities. One early-stage investment in an enterprise-level AI-powered service management provider has generated a 100X return.   

HMG Strategy also produces the HMG Security Innovation Accelerator Panel, a new webinar series that’s designed to connect enterprise technology and security leaders with the most innovative technology and cybersecurity companies from across the world. 

To learn more about the 7 Pillars of Trust for HMG Strategy’s unique business model, click here

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