I want to take a moment to acknowledge the amazing work of our team here at HMG Strategy. I am inspired and energized by their spirit of collaboration, invention and innovation as we continue our mission of delivering the best and most relevant content and advice to our incredibly strong global community of technology leaders and executives.
The ongoing crisis has been wrenching, but it’s an honor and a privilege to work with such a dedicated team. I am deeply grateful for their conscientious efforts and round-the-clock work. They embody the high levels of passion, courage and commitment required to move forward in these extraordinarily difficult times.
When the world changed in mid-March, we quickly pivoted to a virtual events model, branded as HMG Live!. Within the first 30 days, we scheduled and produced 10 virtual events, including Virtual Briefings (one-on-one interviews with world-class technology executives), Virtual Summits and webinars. In fact, our Virtual CIO Summit of America on March 27 drew more than 300 registrants while the San Francisco CIO Virtual Summit on April 23 drew more than 370 registrants.
We haven’t stopped there. We’ve since added 15 additional Virtual Summits, including our upcoming Houston CIO Virtual Summit on Friday, May 1 at 8 a.m. CT featuring an All-Star lineup, including Snehal Antani, Former CTO with the U.S. Department of Defense; Renee Arrington, President & COO, Pearson Partners International; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry; Jennifer Hartsock, VP & CIO, Baker Hughes; Venu Madduri, CIO, Mears Group; and Marie Myers, CDO, HP - with more Virtual Summits on the way.
Meanwhile, sponsors have shown incredible interest in our webinars, which tackle topical and compelling topics for the technology executives in the HMG community. We’ve added 12 webinars through the end of June, including upcoming events we have planned with Okta on May 5 at 1 p.m. ET on ‘Not All Rip and Replace: How to Successfully Transition to a Modern Infrastructure,’ along with our May 13 webinar with Citrix on ‘Business Continuity in a Crisis – and Beyond,’ beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
Together, we have made the pivot to digital at HMG Strategy. We are generating a continuous flow of highly valuable and relevant content in multiple formats to our incredibly strong global network of technology leaders and executives. We offer a rich series of high-value virtual events, summits, briefings and webinars, designed exclusively for technology leaders and executives. I urge you to visit the HMG Live! page on our website and learn more about our rich and genuinely unique schedule of digital experiences.
For all of us in the technology community, this crisis represents the ultimate challenge of our careers. We are meeting the challenge, and we are succeeding.
Today we are collectively experiencing a moment of transformational change. Great leaders will ramp up and accelerate their efforts to reimagine, reinvent, innovate and drive value across the enterprise. They will deepen and extend the strength of their relationships in the C-suite and boardrooms, and open new paths to success in receptive markets. They will complete the shift to digital and embrace the new normal. They will thrive and succeed.
Together, we are experiencing a crisis of truly global proportions. The sheer intensity and magnitude of this crisis would have been unimaginable last year. Today, we have no choice except to step up and meet the challenges ahead of us, boldly and courageously.
The modern technology leader will play a pivotal role in determining the future of the enterprise. I am exceptionally confident that as a group, we will provide the guidance, counsel, advice and experience required to drive forward and achieve success.
Remember, the enterprise is counting on us to overcome the hurdles and devise practical solutions on both the tactical and strategic levels. This is the true test of our character and our determination. I know in my heart that we will make the proper choices and navigate successfully through this storm.
I firmly believe that by working together and leveraging our incredible talents and abilities, we will emerge stronger and better from this crisis.
At HMG Strategy, we cover what matters most to you: Courageous leadership, inspiration, hope, resiliency, accelerating career ascent, driving a winning agenda and making the world a better place. Our primary mission is enabling and supporting you: the modern technology leader.
We focus exclusively on the issues and challenges that you face in your role as trusted advisor, counselor, pioneer, innovator and technology leader. That’s why we’ve invested so heavily in our research agenda. We fully understand your needs, because we live in your world, and we look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead.
We are the world’s largest independent global platform for technology leaders, with a growing network of over 400,000. Our global, social and digital platform has expanded significantly, and we welcome you to visit the HMG Strategy Resource Center to learn directly from the most innovative leaders of our time. As we continue to grow, we have launched unique executive services that include HMG Ventures, HMG CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA), Executive Decision Support (EDS) CELA, and HMG Adventures.