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CIO Executive Leadership Summit in Atlanta Focuses on Innovation and Business Growth in Rapidly Changing Competitive Markets
Aug 15, 2011 (06:08 PM EDT)

HMG Strategy Highlights Transformational CIO Strategies

WESTPORT, Conn., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Top management at leading competitive companies want IT leaders who can drive innovation and generate business growth, rapidly and without sacrificing efficiency. That's one of the main messages on the agenda at the 2011 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

The summit takes place Aug. 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta. HMG Strategy, LLC, the leading producer of the CIO Executive Leadership Series in North America, is presenting the invitation-only summit as part of its comprehensive schedule of transformational CIO leadership conferences.

Keynote presenter Dick Escue of will examine the changing role of the CIO in a new era in which cloud, mobile and social technologies are rapidly transforming the nature of competition. Executive briefings will be presented by Mark Ryan, CIO, Travelport, and Peter High, Founder and President, Metis Strategy, LLC.

Additional speakers and panelists include Rebecca Blalock, SVP & CIO, Southern Company; Martin Davis, Head of Technology Integration Program Office, Wells Fargo Technology and Operations; Lee Congdon, VP & CIO, Red Hat, Inc.; Brian Shield, EVP & CIO, The Weather Channel, Inc.; Jay Ferro, VP & CIO, Chartis Aerospace; Maryann Goebel, SVP & CIO, Fiserv, Inc.; Carrie Wheeler, CIO, CBeyond Communications; Edwin Marcial, SVP & CTO, Intercontinental Exchange; Anne Park Hopkins, Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International; Mark Polansky, Senior Client Partner & Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; Matt Aiello, Principal, Heidrick & Struggles; Carl Gilchrist, CIO Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart; Tony Leng, Managing Partner, Diversified Search.  

"This is an exceptionally high-value executive-level summit," said Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy. "Our roster of 'A-List' speakers and panelists will highlight the key issues confronting transformational leaders seeking optimal strategies for leveraging new technologies to drive innovation and business growth in evolving 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 Conferences and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of more than 16,000 global CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders.

Our CIO Executive Leadership Series offers unique event experiences 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.

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