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  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Executives: Max Chan, CIO at Avnet

    Successful business technology leaders learn to work closely with their C-suite executives and line-of-business leaders to effectively drive world-class, digital-first agendas. I spoke about this recently with Max Chan, CIO at Avnet, a global distributor of electronic components with end-to-end ecosystem capabilities and deep experience in developing and migrating cloud applications to IoT platforms using microservices.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Ken Spangler, EVP IT – CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics at FedEx

    I had an excellent conversation with Ken Spangler last week and I want to share the highlights with you. Ken is Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics at FedEx, the global leader in transportation, e-commerce and business services, operating in 220+ countries. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its 550,000 employees to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and on the needs of its customers and communities.

  • Davos 2023: Looming Global Economic Challenges Will Require World-Class Leadership from the C-Suite

    If you’re following the coverage of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting at Davos, it’s hard to escape the feeling that a recession is looming. How deep and how severe it will actually be remains to be seen, of course. Two-thirds of private and public sector chief economists surveyed by WEF expect a global recession this year, with 18% considering it “extremely likely” – more than twice as many as in the previous survey conducted in September 2022. But the simple truth is that we’ll be facing an economic reckoning in 2023, and we’ll need to prepare.

  • New Year’s Resolution: Strengthen Your Personal Brand in 2023

    As we look ahead to what is shaping up to be a tumultuous year, I am urging my friends and colleagues to focus on elevating their personal brands and extending the reach of their professional influence by leveraging the unique power of the HMG Strategy Global Platform. Our mission is supporting and enabling your career ascent as a world-class technology executive and global business leader.

  • Resilient Leadership in Tumultuous Times Lights the Path for Tech Executives Into 2023

    Without question, 2022 has been a tumultuous and turbulent year. But despite the uncertainties, we are truly grateful for the support and engagement of our global community of business technology executives and the valiant leadership they have demonstrated. We’re also grateful to our numerous partners and advisory board members who enabled us to offer and produce an amazing schedule of high-value summits and events featuring world-class speakers, panelists and thought leaders from globally recognized organizations.

  • HMG Strategy Spotlights Nominees for its 2023 Global Leadership institute Awards Program

    At HMG Strategy, we’re especially proud of our 2023 Global Leadership Institute Awards, which honor truly exemplary technology executives for their performance as courageous leaders, powerful innovators, and superior contributors to their organizations. These prestigious awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and other Senior Technology Leaders, Search Industry Executives, Venture Capitalists and Partner Executives who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in extremely challenging times in the following areas:

  • Recapping the Brilliance of the 2022 New York Global Innovation Summit

    On December 1, we hosted our final conference of the year, the 2022 New York Global Innovation Summit at the Harvard Club of New York City. The summit’s truly all-star roster of world-class speakers included Sean Lennon, CIO, Medtronic; Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal; Cat Lang, SVP Global Education, ServiceNow; Fred Harris, Head of Cybersecurity Risk, Data Risk and IT Risk, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking; Lee Caswell, SVP, Product & Solutions Marketing, Nutanix; David Mahon, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Deloitte Global; Harry Moseley, CIO Advisor, Zoom; and a “Who’s Who” of stellar leaders and executives from our industry.

  • Exploring the Role of Tech Executives in Driving Innovation Takes Center Stage at the 2022 New York Global Innovation Summit on Dec. 1

    In the current macro-economic climate, CIOs and technology executives are working closely with fellow members of the C-suite and line-of-business leaders to identify and execute on fresh sources of innovation. This includes exploring new opportunities for developing revenue-generating digital services and new go-to-market models. It’s one of the priorities we’ve singled out in our 2022 Research Agendas which draw upon the insights of technology leaders in our 400,000+ strong community.

  • Gratitude is an Essential Quality of the Modern Leader

    Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the importance of gratitude. The ability to experience and to express gratitude is essential to our health and happiness. It is also a fundamental part of our professional lives. Increasingly, gratitude is seen as a key attribute of world-class executives and leaders.

There has never been a more exciting time to be a technology executive.

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to these forces of change. In essence, they serve as conductors to orchestrate the three pillars of organizational success – people, processes, and technology – and to draw upon their unique view of the enterprise to bring these elements into harmony.

 

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