HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summit at Harvard Club Delivers Key Strategies for Success in a Reset World; Unique Event Highlights Crucial Role of Transformational IT Leadership

Jan 07, 2011 (05:01 PM EST)

WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy, the leading producer of CIO Executive Leadership Events in North America, will present its annual CIO Summit of America at the Harvard Club in New York, NY, on Jan. 31.

"This is an extremely high-value, executive-level event designed expressly for CIOs and IT leaders tasked with delivering successful strategies in a reset world," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy. "Our impressive roster of world class speakers and panelists will address the absolutely critical issues confronting transformational leaders seeking optimal strategies for leveraging technology to drive business growth in rapidly changing markets."

Dr. Howard Rubin, Founder, Rubin Worldwide, MIT CISR Research Associate, Gartner Senior Advisor, will deliver an executive briefing titled, "Global Technology Economics Update 2011: Dynamics, Sightings, and Competitive Implications for IT Leadership."

Pat Toole, VP & CIO, IBM Corporation; Robert Webb, CIO, Hilton Hotels Corporation; and Harry Pickett, SVP & CTO, Global Information Services, Manulife Financial are the keynote speakers.

Presenters and panelists include Yuri Aguiar, SVP & CTO, Ogilvy & Mather; Saad Ayub, SVP & CIO, Scholastic Inc.; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director Technology Sector, Russell Reynolds; Larry Bonfante, CIO, United States Tennis Association;  Greg Fell, CIO, Terex Corporation; Stephen Gold, SVP & CIO, Avaya, Inc.; Katie Graham, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Gordon Haff, Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat, Inc.; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; John Hill, CTO, Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc.; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Brian R. Lurie, SVP & CIO, Teleflex Corporation; Michael Pellegrino, SVP & CIO, Frontier Communications Corp.; Mark Polansky, Sr. Client Partner & Managing Director, Korn/Ferry International; John Repko, SVP & CIO, Covance; Richard Roseman, VP & CIO, News Corporation; Perry Rotella, SVP & CIO Verisk Analytics; Bryan Sartin, Director, Investigative Response, Verizon Business; Tony Stoupas, SVP & CIO, Moody's Corporation; Ajay Waghray, CIO, Verizon Wireless; Pamela Warren, Cybercrime Strategist and Director of Global Public Sector and Telecom Initiatives, McAfee; and Alan Wilson, VP, Infrastructure Consulting Technology Services, Hewlett-Packard Company.

Key areas of critical focus include Strategy, Process Improvement and Alignment; Innovation and Technology; Career Management and Leadership Development. Key topics on the agenda include Transformational Leadership; Creating and Maintaining Trust and Relationships with CXOs; Cloud Computing; Social Enterprise; Mobile Workforce; Security; Strategic Sourcing; and Business Analytics.

"The CIO Summit of America will be highly interactive and fully loaded with useful insights and actionable advice from world-class industry experts," said Muller. "The format includes substantial time for networking, meeting with peers, exchanging information and establishing key business relationships in a unique and intimate environment."

To register for this compelling full-day event and to view a complete list of HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Events, please visit the HMG Strategy website at

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 8,000 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.

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