Greenwich_2017I am extremely proud of the energy, enthusiasm and thought leadership on display at the 11th Annual Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit last week. Presented in association with the Fairfield/Westchester SIM Chapter, the summit raised the bar in setting a new gold standard for technology leadership conferences. 

The theme of this year's summit was "Reimagine, Reinvent: Building a Customer-Centric Organization in Highly Disruptive Times." From start to finish, the conference was a remarkable and unique event, delivering fresh, original and compelling content in a highly interactive format that encouraged discussion and debate.  

Our keynote speakers were fabulous and amazing:

  • Michelle Wilson, Co-President, WWE, shared the company's story of succeeding against all odds in ultra-competitive markets by unleashing the power of data analytics and digital technologies.
  • Steven Tiell, Sr. Principal, Data Ethics + Technology Vision, Accenture, offered a nuanced and detailed perspective of the future of digital trust and data ethics and its impact on our lives.
  • Ken Venner, Former CIO, SpaceX, enthralled us with his stories of working alongside Elon Musk and the SpaceX team to envision, build and launch the next generation of space vehicles.

Presenters, panelists and moderators included Paul Barringer, Director of Strategic Alliances, SecurityScorecard; Karen Beebe, CIO, vineyard vines; John Bemis, President and Founder, Benchmark IT; Susan Certoma, President, Enterprise Engineering, Inc.; Tim Chang, Director of Sales Engineering, Imperva; Mitch Davis, VP & CIO, Dartmouth College; David Decker; Former VP & Divisional CIO, Adient; Johnny Dranchak, VP Innovation and Digital, oneworld Management Company; Thomas Farrington, EVP & CIO, Perrigo Company; Greg Fell, Chief Operating Officer, Gama Aviation; Ursuline Foley, Managing Director & Corporate Platform Officer, AXA XL, Division of AXA; Kevin Ford, Mobile Practice Lead, Magenic; Michael Frankel, Managing Director, Deloitte New-venture Accelerator, Deloitte Investments LLC; Dustin Goodwin, CIO, Icahn Enterprises; Donagh Herlihy, EVP & CTO, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.; Kimberly Holmes, Global Head of Strategic Analytics, XL Catlin; Rhona Kannon, Director of Recruiting, CyberCoders; Zackarie Lemelle, President/CEO, New Hope Coaching & Consulting; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac, General Motors; Israel Martinez, NACD® Board Leadership Fellow, nominated "Top 100" Director HITEC Top 100, Cyber Risk & Governance Expert, Chairman and CEO, Axon Global; Tom McCurley, Fairfield/Westchester SIM President and CIO, Chef's Warehouse; Lynn McMahon, Office Managing Director, Accenture; Rafi Mohamed, VP IT & Digital Strategy, ASSA ABLOY; Vipul Nagrath, Global CIO, ADP, LLC; Shamla Naidoo, Global CISO, IBM Corporation; Jim Panos, CIO, Central National Gottesman Inc.; Joseph Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.; Dan Roberts, President & CEO, Ouellette & Associates; JP Rosato, CEO, Sitehands; Jeffrey Skulsky, ICEO Senior Advisor, Lee Hecht Harrison; and Scott Strickland, CIO, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.

We've had so many outstanding summits and conferences this year, involving thousands of innovative and successful technology executives in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Toronto and London. We're looking ahead to summits in San Diego, Seattle, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Huntington Beach, Phoenix and New York.

At HMG Strategy, we're actively supporting the next great generation of technology leaders. We've created a truly global peer-to-peer platform to deliver world-class insights and ideas to the global audience. Join us at one of our upcoming summits and learn how to lead, reimagine and reinvent the modern enterprise to create a culture of genius and drive growth in unprecedented times. Bring your direct reports - they'll benefit from the experience.