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Advice for CIOs: IT Must Become 'Central Nervous System' of the Business, Deliver Real Value Across the Modern Enterprise
Apr 10, 2012 (06:04 PM EDT)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When top IT leaders gather in New Brunswick next week, the prime topics of conversation will center on strategies for providing tangible business value to the enterprise in an era of continuous transformation. 

The 2012 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit, held April 19 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, is a meeting of world-class IT executives, industry experts and respected thought leaders. The invitation-only event is produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support. 

"Events such as the 2012 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit are incredibly valuable opportunities for CIOs and senior IT leaders to acquire knowledge, share experiences and meet face-to-face with top industry thought leaders," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy. "This is peer-to-peer networking at the highest level of value. And the timing is perfect because IT is leading a truly epic revolution across the global economy."

Keynote and panel topics include Navigating the Perils of Transformation; Driving Business Results through Mobility; Creating an Innovation Synapse; Leadership Strategies and Transformation; and Emerging Leadership Roles of the CIO.

Keynote speakers and presenters include:

  • Michael Capone, Corporate VP & CIO, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Peter High, Founder and President, Metis Strategy, LLC
  • Jim Knight, EVP & Global CIO, Chubb & Son Insurance Company
  • Adrian Kunzle, SVP, Product Development,
  • Brian R. Lurie, SVP & CIO, Teleflex Corporation
  • Michael McKiernan, VP Business Technology, Citrix Systems
  • Thomas Murphy, SVP & CIO, AmerisourceBergen

Additional speakers and panelists include Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates; Shannon Gibbons, National Director of Development, Npower; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Jean Hill, CTO, First New York Securities; Judy Homer, President, JB Homer Associates; Daniel Mullin, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Adam Noble, SVP & CIO, GAF Materials Corporation; Mark Polansky, Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; Margot Sharapova, CIO, GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics; Paul Strong, CTO, Global Field and Customer Initiatives, VMware; Hugo Toledo, CTO, Chateaux Software; and Hank Zupnick, CIO, GE Real Estate.

"Thought leadership content with high level interaction provides a unique learning and networking opportunity, driving the highest level of success for modern CIOs," Muller said.

HMG Strategy, LLC provides exceptional leadership, innovation, transformational strategies along with a global community to drive the success of CIO and IT leaders. The firm's sponsor partners include Accenture, Avanade, Avaya, Box, CA Technologies, CDW, Chateaux Software, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Good Technology, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Okta, Netsuite, Quest Software, Rimini Street,, VMware, Wiley, Wipro and Workday.

"We are building the strongest CIO community on the planet," said Muller. "We deliver world-class value for the IT industry through our thought-leadership, proprietary research, International Advisory Board, and executive leadership events."

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy, LLC is a leading global 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 30,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of IT leadership resources, visit or contact Amanda Vlastas at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at