San Diego Summit: CIOs Must Be Leaders of Innovation to Drive Transformation and Create Value in the Modern Enterprise

Sep 13, 2012 (05:09 PM EDT)

CIO Executive Leadership Summit Focuses on Peer-to-Peer Interaction, Career Development and Building Strong Relationships Across the C-Suite

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful CIOs excel at leadership, innovation and transformation. Those three critical capabilities are the focus of the 2012 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit, being held October 2 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The world-class event is produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support, in association with the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).

"The San Diego summit will be a truly exceptional opportunity to network with peers, and to experience transformational leadership from the best and brightest minds in the industry," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "This is peer-to-peer networking and accelerated career building at the highest level of value."

The summit will focus on the future state of IT leadership, developing practical strategies for driving real business value in an era of rapid change and continuous transformation, and leading innovation to create sustainable competitive advantages in swiftly evolving markets.

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

Keynote speaker Kim Stevenson, Global CIO, Intel Corporation, will address key critical IT leadership issues such as value creation, harnessing knowledge and information, transformation strategy, leveraging new technology, human capital management, and continuous innovation.

The roster of all-star speakers and panelists includes Mark Alcock, Forensic Examiner, M. A. Services; Bruce Carothers, Sr. VP & CIO, AMN Healthcare; Bob Cohen, Vice President, Information Technology, Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International; Carl Eberling, CIO, Encore Capital; Bob Gentile, VP, Information Technology, Qualcomm Incorporated; Jim Haskin, SVP Global Services, Cloud Trigger; Debra Jensen, CIO, Charlotte Russe; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Roger Marchetti, EVP Human Resources,  CareFusion; Kenneth McGuire, Special Agent, Cyber Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigation; JoAnne Starr, Assistant Dean for MBA Programs, UCSD Rady School; Herman Nell, VP & CIO, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.; Paul Peabody, CIO, Palomar Health; Brad Phillips, VP IS & CIO, Gen-Probe, Inc.; Steve Phillpott, SIM San Diego Program Chair and CIO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals; Phil Schneidermeyer, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Yasmin Shah, SIM San Diego Chapter President and Client Program Executive, Agfa Healthcare; and George Sheth, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC.

"Successful 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," said Mr. Muller. "We are engaged in a truly epic revolution in which the CIO plays an absolutely critical role."

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, Cisco, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Fulcrum Associates, Good, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Level 3 Communications, Netsuite, Okta, QlikTech, Quest Software, Rimini Street, ServiceNow, TCS, TSA, VMware, WatchDox, Wipro and Workday. Strategic partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. John Wiley & Sons is the firm's global media partner.

"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

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