Transformational Leadership in the Digital Economy to Shape the Dialogue at HMG Strategy’s Upcoming 2016 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The pace and breadth of digital transformation is having a profound impact on customer behavior, business models, and the competitive landscape. The courageous leadership that's required to navigate these unchartered waters will be the overarching theme of the 2016 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on September 22, 2016. The summit will be produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, in association partnership with the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management (FWSIM), and held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.

"Digital disruption is a call to arms for CIOs," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President & CEO. "To enable the business to compete and succeed in the digital age, CIOs need to embrace a bold new mindset to drive innovative approaches to doing business in the 21st century economy."

The Greenwich summit will open with a gripping executive keynote given by Don Tapscott, the world's leading authority on the digital age. Tapscott, who recently co-authored Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, will describe how blockchain technologies are poised to transform the world of business. This includes how blockchain will revolutionize financial services music, and other industries and the profound implications it holds for IT strategy, architecture, and leadership.

Other spellbinding topics at the Greenwich conference will include digital interviews with Silicon Valley's top venture capital executives that highlight innovation and disruption trends that IT leaders need to know; the leadership traits that enabled former CIOs to step into CXO roles; an executive interview with Sean Lennon, SVP & Global CIO of Allergan, Plc, on the keys to leading in unprecedented times; future trends that will impact the enterprise; top challenges for enterprise security today and into the future; the new range of performance capabilities needed to lead in a world of accelerated change; best practices for designing a flexible enterprise architecture; the future role of the digital technology leader; and a closing executive keynote by David Pogue, Founder of Yahoo Tech, regarding how disruptive technologies such as augmented reality and the Internet of Things will have a profound impact on society in coming years.

Other esteemed speakers participating at the Greenwich summit will include Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Snehal Antani, CTO, Splunk; Koby Avital, CTO,; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Global Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Linda Betz, CISO, Travelers; Vic Bhagat, Sr. VP & Global CIO, Verizon Enterprise Solutions; Susan Certoma, President, Enterprise Engineering Inc.; Mike Dauber, General Partner, Amplify Partners; Mario DiNatale, CIO, Spectrum Virtual; Anil Earla, Head of Information and Data Analytics, Global IS, Visa Inc., Ursuline Foley, Corporate CIO & Enterprise Enablement Strategy, XL Catlin; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; John Hill, EVP & COO, Virtustream; John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI; Rhona Kannon, Director of Recruiting, CyberCoders; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Matthew McCormack, CSO, EMC; Tom McCurley, CIO, Crane Co.; Ken Murdoch, VP/CIO of IT and Building Operations, Save the Children; Dan O'Brien, Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Division Compliance Officer, FBI; Joseph Puglisi, VP, IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.; Meerah Rajavel, CIO, Qlik IT; Julieta Ross, CTO, M&T Bank; Richard Ross, VP IT, Atlas Air; Bernadette Rotolo, Group VP, Global Head of Solutions Delivery Management, Adecco Group; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC; Nabeel Youakim, Vice President, Product Management & Strategic Partners – Windows Application Delivery, Citrix Systems; Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.; and Michael Zanga, CAO/CIO, Royal Bank of Scotland.

Partners for the summit will include Apptio, CenturyLink, Citrix, Neudesic, Pure Storage, ServiceNow, and Virtustream. Supporting partners include CloudVelox and Delphix. Association partners include FWSIM and WITI. Alliance partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. The Research partner for this year's summit series is Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's foremost provider of pioneering networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT leader. Our regional CIO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network of over 200,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders is the strongest, most trusted network of executives. Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving role of the CIO.

The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Seriesoffers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summits were given the distinction by as one of "Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015." HMG Strategy has a growing expanse of thought leadership housed on their open digital platform known as the 'Research & Resource Center.' The company's 'Transformational CIO Blog' was recently recognized by CDW's BizTech Magazine as one of "50 Must-Read IT Blogs 2015."

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