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Silicon Valley IT Executives Discuss Innovation, Business Transformation and Careers at HMG Strategy's CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable
Feb 25, 2010 (03:02 PM EST)

WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 Bay Area CIOs and executives gathered last week to discuss organizational transformation and transformational leadership from a hands-on point of view during the invitation-only CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable held at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. The event, produced by HMG Strategy, LLC, provided a private, high-level venue for sharing critical knowledge, exploring new strategies, and envisioning new revenue streams through innovative use of information technology.

The speakers and participants focused on the practical aspects of achieving strategic transformation in their organizations and in their leadership style – what works, what doesn't, and how to parlay successes.  It is clear that business leaders expect a lot from their CIOs.  CIOs now need a broader set of business skills to be successful.

"Thanks for the opportunity to participate in such a fantastic event – this event was among the very best that I have ever attended," said Dennis Self, Senior Vice President and CIO, Electronic Arts.  Mr. Self was among the prestigious group of executives at the forefront of IT transformation who guided development of the agenda and panels with HMG Strategy.

Phil Fasano, SVP and CIO, Kaiser Permanente, delivered the event Keynote by sharing his own personal experiences on what it takes to drive change and use technology to create competitive advantage, lower costs and customer (doctor and patient) satisfaction.  Advisory board members and speakers also included: Tony Leng, Managing Partner, Hodge Partners; Patricia Lawicki, SVP and CIO, PG&E; Patrick Steele, EVP and CIO, Delta Dental of California; John Strain, SVP and CIO, Williams-Sonoma; Jorg Heinemann, CIO, SunPower Corporation; Marina Levinson, SVP and CIO, NetApp; Naresh Shanker, VP and CIO, Palm, Inc.; David Smoley, SVP and CIO, Flextronics International; Mark Settle, CIO, BMC Software; Peter High, Founder and President, Metis Strategy, LLC and Author of World Class IT, Steven Kendrick, President, KER Partners; Hank Leingang, Senior Executive Search Consultant, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; and Ricardo Sunderland, FinTech Global Leader & Financial Services West Coast Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder International.

"It is rare that you have so many high caliber contributors and it is certainly unique in the Bay Area," said Tony Leng, Managing Partner, Hodge Partners and a key contributor to the development of the program. "The event was fast paced and content rich – largely as a result of the high quality panelists and speakers."

"We were thoroughly impressed with the response to this executive roundtable and we look forward to hosting more of these productive discussions among Silicon Valley IT executives in the near future," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy.

HMG Strategy events are sponsored by leading global organizations including McAfee, Polycom, Salesforce, Verizon Business, CA, Compuware, Digital Realty Trust, FusionStorm, Red Hat, Rackspace, Acme Business Consulting, CIBER, and Hexaware Technologies. HMG's strategic partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart.

HMG Strategy produces a series of compelling CIO leadership events aimed at bringing together world-class IT leaders with C-level executives to discuss business transformation and the evolution of the CIO from technology chief to transformational business leader.

Upcoming events include:

Houston – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – March 3, 2010

Boston – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – March 18, 2010

Chicago – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – May 21, 2010

Toronto – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – June 2, 2010

Atlanta – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – June 15, 2010  

New York – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – July 13, 2010

Boston – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – Sept. 9, 2010

Dallas – CIO Executive Leadership Summit – Sept. 13, 2010

Memphis – Strategy Series for Executives (Summit) – Sept. 23, 2010

Fairfield/Westchester – CIO Executive Leadership Summit – Oct. 26, 2010

Los Angeles – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – Nov. 4, 2010

Phoenix – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – Nov. 16, 2010

Chicago – CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable – Dec. 3, 2010

HMG Strategy, Westport, CT, provides innovative leadership, management and technology thought leadership to CIO/Senior IT executives. Through our CIO Executive Leadership Series, we provide CIOs/Senior IT leaders the opportunity to share knowledge, best practices and access world-class thought leadership from peers and industry leaders. Our thought leadership network interconnects you with the leading business and technology professionals that guide CIO/Senior IT executives with their strategic, operational and career management needs.  

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