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World-Class Gathering of Global CIO Executives to Present at the 2014 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Top IT Leaders from Netflix, The Clorox Company, Hewlett-Packard, KLA-Tencor, Marriott International, Carter's, Delta Dental of California, Avnet and McKesson Corporation Join Almost 30 Speakers to Address the "Big Shift" into the Global Digital Revolutio

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy, the leading producer of CIO Executive Leadership Summits in North America, will host the 2014 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit on March 20, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto.

Described as "the industry's most openly effective and dynamic peer-to-peer networking event," the annual summit will focus on the timely theme of THE BIG SHIFT:  Leadership, Innovation and Transformation in a Customer-Centric Economy.

"The timing of this summit is ideal, as we have entered a new phase in the history of the IT industry," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, of HMG Strategy. "I call it 'The Big Shift' because it represents an enormous change in the way technology drives real business value in our interconnected digital global economy. With this in mind, we have gathered the most influential, forward-thinking and successful IT leaders to share their knowledge, experience and wisdom."

Industry luminary speakers include Ramon Baez, SVP & Global CIO, Hewlett-Packard Company; Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D., VP &, CIO, KLA-Tencor Corporation; Eileen Boerger, CEO, CorSource Technology Group; Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Sham Chotai, Chief Technology Officer, GE Transportation, Global Services; Walter Curd, VP & CIO, Maxim Integrated Products; James Goetz, Partner, Sequoia Capital; Ben Haines, VP IT/CIO, Box Inc.; Patty Hatter, SVP Operations and CIO, McAfee; Bruce Hoffmeister, Global CIO, Marriott International, Inc.; Matthew Joe, VP & North American Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Avanade; Mike Kail, VP IT Operations, Netflix; Christopher Keene, Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Platform and Automation, BMC Software; Allan Leinwand, VP & CTO, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, ServiceNow; Peter Levine, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz; Ralph Loura, CIO, The Clorox Company; Steve Phillips, SVP & CIO, Avnet, Inc.; Ross Piper, VP Enterprise Strategy, Dropbox; Greg Roberts, Managing Director - Communications, Media and Technology Practice, Accenture; Janet Sherlock, SVP & CIO, Carter's; Avi Sokol, VP Global Information Technology, Marvell Technology Group Ltd.; Randall Spratt, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation; and Patrick Steele, Executive VP & CIO, Delta Dental of California.

Additionally, we have strategic partnerships with global and regional executive search firms that offer valuable advice in a session on the changing role of the CIO. Presenters include Sandy Bakken, Information Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry; Jason Kranz, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; George Sheth, MBA, FHIMSS, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC; and Ricardo Sunderland, Global FinTech Leader, Egon Zehnder International.

Sponsor partners include major organizations such as Accenture, Appian, Avanade, BMC Software, CloudVelocity, Code 42, CorSource, Dropbox, Okta, ServiceNow, Workday, TIBCO, and xMatters.

"The rapid adoption of newer technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud makes this an extremely exciting and important period of time for CIOs and IT leaders," said Muller. "To be successful, they need to acquire relevant and timely leadership, innovation and transformation knowledge and skills to make the best decisions to drive real business value across the enterprise. There is no better way to do this than to attend the San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit."

For more details and to register, please go to www.hmgstrategy.com.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy 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 60,000 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 www.hmgstrategy.com or contact Hunter Muller at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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