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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 30, 2017 – In order to drive innovation and create value for the enterprise, CEOs and boards of directors recognize that they need transformational leaders to propel the organization forward. The CIOs for Walmart, McKesson Corporation, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will share the new and dynamic mindset required by CIOs to lead and mesh with the C-suite and the board at the 2017 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on April 20, 2017 at the Four Seasons San Francisco.

The San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with a compelling executive panel discussion including speakers Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson Corporation; Dan Puterbaugh, Senior Legal Advocate, Adobe; and Naresh Shanker, CIO, HP Inc., that will explore how successful technology executives are stepping up their leadership prowess to reinvent the enterprise in the next era of the digital age.

The closing panel discussion on “Fostering Leadership and Reaching the C-suite” will be moderated by Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The star-studded panel will include Karenann Terrell, Former CIO, Walmart; Kathy McElligott, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation; Manjit Singh, SVP & CIO, The Clorox Company; and Scott Spradley, CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

“Geo-economic trends and digital disruption are fueling business transformation,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “For companies to succeed, they need the unique perspective and insights from the CIO – but CIOs themselves must exhibit courageous leadership, be willing to go outside their comfort zones, and act as the CEO of technology in order to move the enterprise forward.”

Other enthralling sessions will include an executive keynote by Platform9 Co-Founder and CEO Sirish Raghuram; best practices shared by information security thought leaders for striking a balance between information security while driving innovation; an executive keynote by Aaron Levie, CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman, Box on the criticality of rethinking the company’s approach to products and customer experiences in the digital age; the presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Transformational CIO Award to Brad Strock, CIO, PayPal and Naresh Shanker, CIO, HP Inc.; and an executive panel discussion that will explore the leadership qualities that search recruiters look for in senior executives.

Distinguished speakers at the San Francisco Summit will include Ramón Baez, Former SVP, Customer Evangelist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Beth Devin, CTO/CIO, Digital Transformation Leader, Alvarez & Marsal; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Arun Ganesan, CTO & VP Technology, Esurance; Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson Corporation; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Aaron Levie, CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman, Box; Kathy McElligott, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Jeff Pashalides, Corporate, Sequoia Capital; Dan Puterbaugh, Senior Legal Advocate, Adobe; Sirish Raghuram, Co-Founder & CEO, Platform9; Dan Rubins, Co-Founder & CEO, Legal Robot; Naresh Shanker, CIO, HP Inc.; Manjit Singh, SVP & CIO, The Clorox Company; Scott Spradley, CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Brad Strock, CIO, PayPal; Ricardo Sunderland, Partner, Egon Zehnder; and Karenann Terrell, Former CIO, Walmart.

Presenting Partners for the summit include Box and Platform9. Platinum Partners include Adobe, Comcast Business, Dropbox, Nimble Storage, Pure Storage, and ScaleArc. Gold Partners include appOrbit, Apptio, CenturyLink, Information Builders, and Tintri. The Research Partner for the summit series is 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. Association Partners include Year Up Bay Area.

To visit the San Francisco summit website and register for the event, click here.

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