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CIO Executive Leadership Summit in Chicago Focuses on the Role of IT Leaders in Harnessing Innovation and Driving Business Growth in Fast-Changing Global Markets
Jun 17, 2011 (03:06 PM EDT)

HMG Strategy Highlights Transformational CIO Strategies

WESTPORT, Conn., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive organizations want IT leaders who can drive innovation and spur business growth, in addition to lowering costs through greater efficiency. That was the prime message delivered at the 2011 CIO Executive Leadership Summit at The Metropolitan Club at the Willis Tower in Chicago on June 3. HMG Strategy LLC, the leading producer of CIO Executive Leadership Events in North America, presented the invitation-only summit as part of its comprehensive schedule of transformational CIO leadership events.

Keynote speakers included Kim Hammonds, CIO & VP of IT, The Boeing Company, and Marc Ferrentino, Chief Architect, Enterprise Strategy, Ms. Hammonds spoke about the new role of the CIO in driving business growth in today's hyper-competitive global economy. Mr. Ferrentino spoke about the new emphasis on leveraging technology and innovation to generate top line growth in rapidly changing markets.

Peter High, Founder and President, Metis Strategy, LLC, presented "Innovation in IT: A Case Study." Bill Brennan, President and CEO, Forsythe Technology, Inc., presented "When 'Shift' Happens: Leading Some of IT, Enabling Most of IT, Influencing All of IT." Their presentations can be downloaded at

Additional speakers and panelists included Daniel Fallon, VP & CTO, Navistar; Charu Jain, Managing Director, Information Technology, United Airlines, Inc.; Nirup Krishnamurthy, Former CIO, United Airlines and Northern Trust Bank; and Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC.

"This was an exceptionally high-value executive-level summit," said Mr. Muller. "Our roster of 'A-List' speakers and panelists highlighted the key issues confronting transformational leaders seeking optimal strategies for leveraging new technologies to drive innovation and business growth in rapidly shifting markets."

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy, LLC is the leading provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support to CIO/Senior IT executives by focusing on the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT Leader. Our events and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of more than 10,000 global CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders.

Our CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a unique event experience to build relationships with peers and gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of information technology. Additionally, our partnership with the world's leading search firms provides you with invaluable insights into the changing role of the CIO.

For more information please visit our website at

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