hmg_aug2017_sf0109Technology executives are at the center of the transformation that's occurring in businesses across all industries. Successful CEOs recognize that they must disrupt their own businesses or risk being disrupted by existing or emerging rivals. 

CIOs and technology executives are perfectly positioned to help identify powerful ways to leverage emerging technologies to reimagine and reinvent the business. This includes harnessing digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, analytics, cloud computing and quantum computing to create differentiated customer experiences that can provide the company with a competitive edge.

These will be among the key themes discussed at the upcoming 2018 CIO Summit of America on March 28 in New York. In addition, we'll also explore how, in today's fast-changing business environment, CEOs expect CIOs to serve as trusted business advisors who can help the C-suite execute on new business models. This requires CIOs to draw upon new leadership skills and traits to successfully collaborate with the C-suite and the board and to execute effectively on digital transformation strategies.

One of the things we feel is truly unique about HMG Strategy's Executive Leadership Summits is the openness and candor that's shared by top-tier technology executives on what it takes to succeed in these highly disruptive times. The distinctive value technology executives draw from our summits helps explain why HPE recently named the 2018 CIO Summit of America as a 'must-attend' CIO Leadership conference for 2018.

The CIO Summit of America is packed with engaging sessions and incredible thought-leadership that attendees will be able to bring back to their organizations. The day will start with a series of HMG 'Lead, Innovate, Disrupt' Tech Talk sessions that will feature John Rossman, former Amazon executive and author of The Amazon Way Series. John will share how Amazon fosters a culture of innovation, with lessons that are applicable for executives across all industries.

Other HMG Lead, Innovate, Disrupt Tech Talks will feature Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and Chairman, Delphix and author of Disrupt or Die: What the World Needs to Learn from Silicon Valley to Survive the Digital Era. Jed will detail why classic business books such as The Innovator's Dilemma and The Lean Startup are failing businesses worldwide along with the mindset that executives need to adopt to succeed with digital disruption. Yueh's presentation will be followed by an executive interview I'm conducting with CTO Koby Avital. Koby and I will be discussing how best to attract and retain the talent that's needed to drive the kinds of disruptive changes that are needed to successfully power the business into the future. 

We'll also be streaming a live interview I'll be conducting with Michael Kay, the Emmy Award-winning New York Yankees play-by-play announcer and YES Network host.  

Join us for a truly remarkable day of incredible insights from the industry's most brilliant thinkers at The 2018 CIO Summit of America. Feel free to invite your colleagues and direct reports. 

I urge you to attend this high-value summit. We expect record-breaking attendance and I look forward to meeting you personally. Don't miss this unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge, network with peers and accelerate your career ascent.