Greenwich CIO Summit: Leadership, Innovation and Transformation Drive Growth and Value in Modern Markets

Sep 25, 2012 (05:09 PM EDT)

Building Strong Relationships with the C-Suite, Adding New Skills and Networking with Peers Essential for Today's CIOs/IT Leaders

GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Exceptional CIOs excel at leadership, innovation and transformation. The critical qualities required to guide modern organizations through difficult times are the focus of the 2012 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit, being held October 16 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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 Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).

"Successful CIOs and IT leaders champion innovation, embrace greater transparency, hire top talent, and form productive partnerships across multiple industries to drive tangible business results in highly competitive markets," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "We are engaged in a truly epic revolution in which the CIO plays an absolutely critical role."

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 transformation, and leveraging 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 speakers and keynote panelists include:

  • Linda Ban, Global C-suite Study Program Director, IBM
  • Greg Buoncontri, EVP & CIO, Pitney Bowes, Inc.
  • Greg Fell, CIO, Terex Corporation
  • Michelle Garvey, CIO, Ann, Inc.
  • John Hill, CIO, Veyance Technologies.
  • Brian Kim, FX Strategist, Research & Strategy Markets, RBS
  • Carol Zierhoffer, Global CIO, Xerox Corporation

Additional speakers and panelists include Sean Andersen, Director of Interactive Services, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation; Snehal Antani, CIO Enterprise Architecture, GE Capital Americas; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates; Puneet Bhasin, SVP & CIO, Waste Management, Inc. and President, WM Logistics; Larry Bonfante, CIO, U.S. Tennis Association, Founder, CIO Bench Coach, LLC, Author, "Lessons in IT Transformation"; Susan Certoma, President, Brokerage Services, Broadridge Financial Solutions; Nick Colisto, VP & CIO, K. Hovnanian Companies, Inc.; Brian Dirking, Director, Product Marketing, Box; Ursuline Foley, CIO, XLReinsurance; Jon Harding, CIO, Conair Corporation; Jean Hill, CTO, First New York Securities; Lisa Hoffman, CIO, Marsh & McLennan Agency; Norm Jacknis, Director, IBSG Public Sector, Cisco; John Jones, Executive Creative Director, Retail, R/GA; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Paul Martine, CIO, Citrix Systems, Inc.; Christopher Morace, Chief Strategy Officer, Jive Software; Adam Noble, SVP & CIO, GAF Materials Corporation; Patrick O'Brien, Financial Services Practice Lead, Egon Zehnder International; Michael Pellegrino, CIO, Sun Products Corporation; Mark Polansky, Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; Anup Prasad, Principal, Deloitte Consulting; Paul Roehrig, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Phil Schneidermeyer, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Kelly Shen, CIO, Business Intelligence, GE Capital Americas; Sigal Zarmi, CIO, GE Capital Americas; and Ken Zimmerman, Senior Business Intelligence Architect, Chateaux Software.

"The Greenwich 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 Mr. Muller. "This is peer-to-peer networking and accelerated career building at the absolute 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, Cisco, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Digital Realty, Fulcrum Associates, Good, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Jive, 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

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