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I had a very thoughtful and illuminating conversation recently with Jeff McKibben, the CIO of Ultra Clean Technology, a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems, components and parts, and ultra-high purity cleaning and analytical services that are primarily created for the semiconductor industry. Jeff has more than three decades of experience managing IT in global […]

I recently interviewed Mark Taylor, the CEO at the Society for Information Management (SIM). Mark is a good friend and I deeply respect his long-term strategic commitment to our industry. SIM’s national programs and core offerings ​​create opportunities to engage in meaningful work with projects that range from independent research on IT trends to STEM […]

I had a genuinely enlightening conversation last week with Helen Norris, Vice President and CIO at Chapman University in Orange, California. Chapman is a distinguished institution of higher education with a reputation for world-class research. Helen, who is nominated for an HMG Strategy 2023 Global Leadership Institute award and is a Member at Large for […]

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has long tentacles. Last week, I wrote about how the failure of SVB could have been avoided by not narrowly focusing on specialized markets such as tech startups and VCs. The SVB debacle also highlights the incredible value of building trusted global networks of experienced leaders who will pitch […]

From my perspective, the unfolding story of Silicon Valley Bank’s fall clearly demonstrates the risks of focusing too narrowly on specialized markets such as tech startups and VCs. It also highlights the incredible value of building trusted global networks of experienced leaders who will pitch in during a crisis. By the time SVB closed for […]

Research conducted by HMG Strategy reveals that one of the top focus areas for technology executive leaders is working with the CEO and the executive team to enable innovation and grow the business. This is especially needed during a period of economic uncertainty. CIOs and business technology leaders not only must identify opportunities to drive […]

I had an insightful conversation last week with Ashu Varshney, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Cloud Operations at RingCentral, a global provider of cloud-based communication and collaboration products and services for businesses. Ashu leads RingCentral’s global technology team in delivering world-class cloud-first unified communication products to global customers as well as leading-edge […]

I had an insightful and inspiring conversation last week with Bipin Jayaraj, VP and CIO at Rogers Corporation, a specialty engineered materials company headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. Bipin also serves as a Board Member of Make-A-Wish® Arizona and he is a top pick for the 2023 Global Leadership Institute Mid-Cap CIO of the Year Award. I […]