MENLO PARK, CA – July 17, 2017 – Digital disruption is causing a sea change in how business is being executed. Because the CIO is situated at the intersection of business and technology, s/he is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing transformational leadership, drive transformational innovation, and cultivate a culture of genius. These will be among the prime discussion points at the upcoming 2017 Silicon Valley CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on August 24, 2017 at the Rosewood Sand Hill.

“CIOs have a distinctive view of how different parts of the business operate and interact with one another,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “CIOs must demonstrate courageous leadership to enable the business to disrupt itself and engender the transformative innovation needed to vault past competitors.”

The Silicon Valley CIO Executive Leadership Summit will open with a gripping executive panel discussion on the leadership, innovation, and transformation strategies being applied by prominent technology executives to reinvent the enterprise in the next era of the digital age.

Other captivating sessions will include an executive briefing by John Rossman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal and former Amazon executive on effective ways for building a culture of innovation; an executive keynote by a ServiceNow executive; an executive panel discussion of leading technology executives at the forefront of innovation who will explore emerging technologies that are generating disruption and creating value for enterprise companies; presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Transformational CIO Award to Ralph Loura, CTO at Rodan + Fields, as well as the presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Regional Champion Awards; an executive panel discussion that will probe the criticality and implications of becoming customer-focused from a CMO’s perspective; an executive panel discussion that will examine best practices for strengthening communications and relationships with the board of directors; an executive panel that will delve into successful approaches for achieving agility and driving innovation while securing intellectual capital; and an executive panel of top technology executives who will share advice for leading courageously as the CEO of Technology.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include Shobhana Ahluwalia, Head of Information Technology, Uber; Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D., CIO, Medallia; Timothy Campos, Former CIO, Facebook; Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, VISA Inc.; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Jeff Fochtman, VP of Global Marketing, Seagate Technology; Arif Janmohamed, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners; Jeffrey L. Javits, CIO, Fremont Bank; Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners; Ankur Laroia, Leader – Solutions Strategy, Alfresco; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Brian Lillie, Chief Customer Officer, EVP Technology Services, Equinix; Bob Lord, CISO, Yahoo! Inc.; Ralph Loura, CTO, Rodan + Fields; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto; John Rossman, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; Brandon Salmon, Principal, Office of the CTO, Tintri; Rama Sekhar, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners; Pranab Sinha, VP, IT, Seagate Technology; Michael Steep, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Digital Cities Program, Stanford University; Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe; and Muddu Sudhakar, Senior VP & GM, ServiceNow.

Presenting Partners include ServiceNow. Platinum Partners include Alfresco, Magenic, Pure Storage, and Tintri. Gold Partners include Adobe, Workday, and Zendesk. 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. Association Partners include Year Up.

To visit the Silicon Valley summit website and register for the event, click here.  

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