• Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Kin Lee-Yow, the CIO of CAA Club Group of companies

    I had an inspiring and illuminating conversation last week with Kin Lee-Yow, the CIO of CAA Club Groups of Companies. Kin is one of our top nominees for the 2023 HMG Global Leadership Institute Mid-Cap CIO of the Year Award and I am delighted that he took the time to share his insights and experience with the HMG Strategy community of 500,000+ business technology leaders.

  • The HMG Innovation Accelerator: Driving Business Innovation When It’s Needed Most

    Research conducted by HMG Strategy reveals that one of the top focus areas for technology executive leaders is working with the CEO and the executive team to enable innovation and grow the business. This is part of the reason why we’ve created the HMG Innovation Accelerator. The HMG Innovation Accelerator, developed in partnership with Saqib E. Awan, Founder & Managing Director at GTM Capital, is a forum which provides CIOs, CISOs and business technology leaders an opportunity to meet with the CEOs and founders of top technology startups and get an early view into hot technologies that can move the needle for the business and to tackle cybersecurity threats.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Ashu Varshney, CIO and SVP of Cloud Operations at RingCentral

    I had an insightful conversation last week with Ashu Varshney, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Cloud Operations at RingCentral, a global provider of cloud-based communication and collaboration products and services for businesses. I asked Ashu to scope out the major trends he sees impacting business technology executives and their organizations in the post-pandemic era. The first trend he sees is how companies are preparing for the anticipated global economic slowdown and its ripple effects.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Execs: Bipin Jayaraj, VP, CIO, Rogers Corp.

    I had an insightful and inspiring conversation last week with Bipin Jayaraj, VP and CIO at Rogers Corporation, a specialty engineered materials company headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. Bipin also serves as a Board Member of Make-A-Wish® Arizona and he is a top pick for the 2023 Global Leadership Institute Mid-Cap CIO of the Year Award. I asked Bipin how he helps Rogers Corp. stay on the cutting edge in a rapidly evolving technology space.

  • Meet HMG’s Rockstar Tech Executives: Michael Keithley, CIO at United Talent Agency

    I had a fascinating conversation last week with Michael Keithley, CIO at United Talent Agency, a global organization based in Beverly Hills, California. Established in 1991, United Talent represents artists and other professionals across the entertainment industry. Michael is a nominee for the HMG Strategy 2023 Global Leadership Institute Mid-Cap CIO of the Year Award, and he brings a truly unique perspective to the HMG Professional Network. In our recent conversation, I asked Michael to describe his path to success.

  • 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:

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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