DALLAS, TX – 3/15/2017 – Successful CIOs are strengthening their positions in the enterprise by stepping up with the bold, game-changing leadership needed to drive digital transformation and grow the business. These themes, along with the courageous leadership qualities that the CIO must demonstrate to remodel the business with the C-suite and the board of directors, will power the discussion at the 2017 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on April 6, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas.

“With the dramatic forces that are changing the business landscape, there truly has never been a more exciting time to be a technology executive,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “CIOs have a fantastic opportunity to partner with the C-suite and the board to navigate the transformational change that can propel the business to new heights.”

The Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick off with a gripping executive interview between Hunter Muller and Stephen Gold, EVP Business and Technology Operations & CIO, CVS Health, regarding how the CIO needs to reinvent his/herself in new and unconventional ways to help deliver value to the enterprise.

Other captivating sessions will include an executive panel featuring Karenann Terrell, CIO of Walmart, Lety Nettles, VP, Digital Integration at Rent-A-Center, and Caroline Watteeuw, Technology Officer at Warburg Pincus, who will explore the proactive steps they’re taking to drive digital transformation strategies in their respective organizations; an executive keynote by Sonny Hashmi, Managing Director, Global Government, Box, on steps that every company needs to take to operate like a digital company; a panel of search executives that will examine the leadership qualities sought in senior executives; an update from Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global, on the high-level direction of the Trump Administration in critical areas such as cyber security and policy making; an executive panel discussion on fostering innovation while leveraging security for competitive advantage; an executive panel on laying the foundation for the digital business; and an executive panel of top-tier CIOs who will probe the dynamic mindset required by technology executives to lead with courage and drive innovation.

Distinguished speakers at the Dallas summit will include Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Nellson Burns, VP IT, HollyFrontier Corporation; Kevin Christ, Former Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Bill Daley, Head Information Security & Risk Management (ISRM) – United States for Technology & Infrastructure Services (TIS), Novartis; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, VISA Inc.; Greg Ericson, SVP & CIO, Essilor of America; Victor Fetter, CIO and Managing Director, LPL Financial; Juan Fontanes, VP IT & CIO, NEC Corporation of America; Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Stephen Gold, EVP Business and Technology Operations & CIO, CVS Health; Sonny Hashmi, Managing Director, Global Government, Box; Blake Holman, CIO, St. David’s Foundation; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Lety Nettles, Vice President, Digital Integration, Rent-A-Center; Ed Robben, SVP & CIO, Fossil; Jay Singh, SVP Infrastructure Group Manager, Oracle Database Administration, Mexico Sector, Citigroup; Karenann Terrell, CIO, Walmart; Andy Ulrich, Head of Security, North Americas, Ericsson; Peter Vogel, Partner, Gardere Wynn Sewell LLP; Caroline Watteeuw, Technology Officer, Warburg Pincus; and Angela Yochem, SVP & CIO, Rent-A-Center.

The Association Partner for the summit is the Dallas/Fort Worth Area Chapter of the Society for Information Management (DFW SIM). Presenting Partners for the summit include Box. Platinum Partners include appOrbit and Tintri. Gold Partners include Apptio, CenturyLink, Information Builders, ScaleArc, The Windsor Group, and Workday. Supporting Partners include BravoTECH. Research Partners include Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital.

About HMG Strategy

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