DENVER, CO – September 19, 2017 – The world’s best companies are willing to constantly disrupt themselves. Identifying where those opportunities can occur and how technology can be leveraged to drive innovative business transformation has become a central requirement for CIOs. The CIO’s wherewithal to deliver the courageous leadership needed to enable the enterprise to pivot and to foster a culture of genius will be the central theme at the upcoming 2017 Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on September 26, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Denver.

“CIOs are at the center of the digital transformation journey but they can’t rely on conventional leadership approaches to succeed,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “CIOs who are willing to step outside their comfort zones can unleash new waves of creativity and help their companies to outmaneuver the competition.”

The Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit will open with a star-studded executive panel featuring Dan Fox-Gliessman, CIO of Quiznos, Brenda Horn, VP of IT & Global CIO at Arrow Electronics, Stephen Katsirubas, CIO of Hunter Douglas, and Allan Skov, SVP & CIO at Aera Energy, who will share the steps they’re taking to reimagine the enterprise, cultivate innovation, and foster a culture of genius for success.

Other enthralling sessions will include an executive keynote by Dave Charlesworth, VP Sales, Capriza, who will share recommendations for transforming business applications into systems of engagement; an executive panel that will explore how new technologies can drive speed to market and help companies to achieve a competitive edge; an executive panel of top search executives who will examine the key attributes that are allowing top technology executives to succeed; an executive panel that will reveal best practices for striking a balance between achieving agility and innovation while securing the enterprise; an executive panel that will assess the common attributes of world-class digital strategies; and an executive panel who will share examples of courageous leadership that have enabled successful CIOs to become the “CEO of Technology” and create new waves of business growth in the enterprise.

Distinguished speakers at the summit will include Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; JP Batra, Business/Technology Executive – CTO/CIO/Product & Program Management, Blue River International, Inc.; Dave Charlesworth, VP Sales, Capriza; Martin Coover, Partner & Executive Search Consultant, Jobplex; Rick Cranston, VP, Innovation and Product Development, Credit Union Strategic Partners; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Toby Everett, CIO – L48 Onshore, BP; Dan Fox-Gliessman, CIO, Quiznos, and CIO & Principal, Statera; Chris Haffey, VP of Software Engineering, ClickBank; Mark Hellbusch, MBA, CISSP, Cybersecurity, IoT, AI Advisor, SoT™ - Security of Things™; Anthony Hill, Executive Director, Business & Enterprise Architecture, Kaiser Permanente; Brenda Horn, VP of IT & Global CIO, Enterprise Computing Solutions and Arrow Intelligent Systems, Arrow Electronics, Inc.; Eric Hutto, SVP & President, Enterprise Solutions Group, Unisys; Stephen Katsirubas, CIO, Hunter Douglas; Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners; Matt Kixmoeller, VP, Products, Pure Storage; Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search; Manav Misra, Chief Data Science Officer, CenturyLink Cognilytics; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Ginna Raahauge, Chief Technology Officer & SVP, Strategy & Architecture, Catholic Health Initiatives; Allan Skov, SVP & CIO, Aera Energy; Christine Vanderpool, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Kaiser Permanente; Brett Wahlin, SVP and Chief Security Officer, Staples; and Denis Zerr, SVP, ITS, Catholic Health Initiatives.

Presenting Partners for the Denver Summit include Capriza and Unisys. Platinum Partners include Nutanix and Pure Storage. Gold Partners include Apptio, Box, Darktrace, and Tintri. Lunch Partners include HCL Technologies. 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.

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