One of the greatest joys of my work is meeting and collaborating with the smartest minds in our industry. This week, HMG Strategy will be hosting one of our exclusive invitation-only CIO & CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) Roundtables, an intimate gathering of top-tier, world-class technology leaders and executives at the Rosewood Sand Hill in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Our CELA group, which was formed in 2010, is a unique forum for CIOs, CDOs, CTOs and CISOs to brainstorm on common opportunities and challenges they face in their roles and to draw upon the collective expertise and experiences of their peers.

Featured speakers and presenters for this week’s hybrid meeting include:

  • Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Leader and Office Managing Partner at Diversified Search
  • Patty Hatter, Chief Customer Officer, Palo Alto Networks
  • Paul Fipps, SVP, Customer and Partner Excellence, ServiceNow
  • Jeff Miller, CIO, Honeywell Quantum Solutions

    Our topics of discussion include:

  • Focusing a Fresh Lens on the Future of the Organization
  • Reimagining the Customer Experience
  • Quantum Computing – What You Need to Know

Upcoming CELA Virtual Discussions are scheduled for September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 15. To participate in a CELA event or to learn more, please contact Melissa Marr at

I am genuinely grateful for the strong interest and high levels of engagement generated by our CELA Roundtables and dinners. They exemplify what’s unique and special about our industry and its leaders.

Additionally, our truly unique HMG Innovation Accelerator is a highly interactive discussion that provides a remarkable opportunity for technology executives to meet with the founders and CEOs of innovative technology companies and learn about the business and operational challenges they solve for their customers and how they are differentiated in the market.

Our next Innovation Accelerator event is taking place on September 29. To learn more about the Innovation Accelerator, including opportunities to participate, please contact HMG Strategy’s Chief Engagement Officer Rob Kovalesky at