CIO Executive Leadership Summit: Innovation, Speed and Agility Drive Real Business Value in Competitive Markets

Aug 23, 2012 (04:08 PM EDT)

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World-class CIOs and IT leaders champion innovation, embrace greater transparency, hire top talent, and form productive partnerships across multiple industries to drive business results in highly competitive markets.  Those key messages are on the agenda at the 2012 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit, being held August 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley in East Palo Alto. The event features an all-star line-up of top CIOs and industry thought leaders.

The summit will focus on the future state of IT leadership and developing practical strategies for driving real business value in an era of rapid change, epic revolution, and continuous transformation. The world-class event is being produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support. 

"We are in a truly epic revolution in terms of innovation, transformation and leadership," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "We are in the first inning of a long game -- the magnitude of transformation will be genuinely amazing."

Keynote and panel discussion topics include Transformational Leadership, Innovation and Growth Strategies, Creating and Maintaining Trusted Relationships in the C-Suite, Career Management and Development, Social Enterprise, Mobile Workforce, Cloud, Security, Strategic Sourcing, and Advanced Business Analytics.

Keynote speakers and presenters include:

  • Tim Campos, CIO, Facebook
  • Tim Dilley, EVP, Worldwide Services & Chief Customer Officer, NetSuite
  • Randall Spratt, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation
  • Patrick Steele, EVP & CIO, Delta Dental of California

Additional speakers and panelists include Jyoti Bansal, Founder and CEO, AppDynamics;  Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC;  Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International; Scott Fenton, VP & CIO, Wind River Systems; Norm Fjeldheim, SVP & CIO, Qualcomm Incorporated; Katie Graham, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles;  Bask Iyer, SVP & CIO, Juniper Networks; Sheila Jordan, SVP Communication and Collaboration IT, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Mike Kail, VP IT Operations, Netflix; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Ralph Loura, VP & CIO, The Clorox Company; Dr. Waheed Qureshi, Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Zenprise;  Naresh Shanker, VP & CIO, Printing and Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Company;  and Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and CEO, Delphix.

"The San Francisco summit will be an absolutely exceptional opportunity to network with peers, and to experience the newest transformational thinking from the best and brightest minds in the industry," said Mr. Muller. "This is peer-to-peer networking and career building at the highest level of value."

HMG Strategy LLC, provides world-class 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, AirWatch, Avanade, Avaya, Box, BMC Software, CA Technologies, CDW, Chateaux Software, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Fulcrum Associates, Good, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Level 3 Communications, Okta, Netsuite, QlikTech, Quest Software, Rimini Street,, ServiceNow, TCS, TSA, VMware, WatchDox, Wiley, Wipro and Workday. Strategic partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart.  Media partner is Wiley.

"We are building the strongest CIO community on the planet," said Mr. 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 nearly 50,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of CIO/IT leadership resources, visit or contact Amanda Vlastas at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at