Click here to close now.


News Feed Item

2014 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit Tackles "The Big Shift" to Drive Unprecedented Business Value

IT Executives from Leading Innovative Companies Gather to Share Thought Leadership to Propel Businesses Forward

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy is excited to present the 2014 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit, in Association Partnership with the Capital Area SIM Chapter.  The Summit on April 23, 2014 is located at the W Washington D.C. Hotel.  Qualified executives can register at under "Upcoming Events."

This summit will address The Big Shift: Leadership, Innovation, and Transformation in a Customer-Centric Economy.  "Today's CIO has to reduce the bottom line, while driving the top line.  A key component of top line growth is continually innovating while shifting the company's focus to exceed customer expectations," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO.  This gathering brings together the most influential, forward-thinking and successful IT leaders to share their knowledge, personal experience, and insight in regards to the enormous change in the way technology drives real business value in our interconnected digital global economy.

World-class speakers featured at the 2014 Washington, D.C. Summit include Matt Aiello, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Dennis Arndt, CTO, RainKing Solutions; Tom Berray, Managing Partner, Cabot Consultants; Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society; Chris Gates, CIO, Under Armour; Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO & SVP, Global Business Services, The AES Corporation; Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike Services; Peter High, Founder & President, Metis Strategy, LCC; Bruce Hoffmeister, Global CIO, Marriott International, Inc.; Mohamoud Jibrell, VP IT & CIO, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Jeff Kubacki, SVP & CIO, ATK; Allan Leinwand, VP & CTO, ServiceNow; Michael Lucas, Global CIO, Hogan Lovells; Robert Lux, CIO, Freddie Mac; Joe Malfesi, VP of Infrastructure Services, Transaction Network Services, Inc.; Gary Marshall, CIO, SunGard Availability Services; Israel Martinez, Senior Managing Partner & President, Axon Global Services; Shane McGee, General Counsel, Global Services and Cloud Solutions, Mandiant, a FireEye Company; Eric McNulty, Director of Research, Harvard's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative; Klaus Meier, EVP Systems & CIO Americas, Schindler Elevator Corporation; Andre Mendes, Director - Global Operations, Broadcasting Board of Governors; Jason Molfetas, CIO, Amtrak; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Harriet Pearson, Partner, Hogan Lovells; Mark Polansky, CIO/Information Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; and Douglas Tracy, SVP & CIO, CSC.

Sponsor partners for the summit are ServiceNow, Comcast Business, Good Technology, Information Builders, Okta, and Computer Aid Inc.  Strategic partners include Egon Zehner International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart.

HMG Strategy is building the strongest CIO network on the planet.  HMG facilitates connections and thought leadership to elevate the role of the CIO/IT Executive.  Yearly, HMG Strategy recognizes top performing Chief Information/Innovation/Technology Officers who have excelled in innovation, leaderships skills, transformation, and legacy leadership through the "Transformation CIO Leadership Awards."  These awards are based on extensive in-depth research conducted over the course of multiple conversations and interviews with Hunter Muller and the HMG Strategy team.  These awards demonstrate the critical relevance of the modern-day CIO as an innovative leader.  Insights from these conversations are shared in HMG Strategy's weekly newsletter.

To sign-up for the newsletter, or to register for the 2014 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit on April 23, 2014, please go to


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively.
The web app is agile. The REST API is agile. The testing and planning are agile. But alas, data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes that force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software organ...
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and li...
Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing syste...
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driv...
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. Migration to cloud shifts computing resources from your data center, which can yield significant advantages provided that the cloud vendor an offer enterprise-grade quality for your application.
Docker is hot. However, as Docker container use spreads into more mature production pipelines, there can be issues about control of Docker images to ensure they are production-ready. Is a promotion-based model appropriate to control and track the flow of Docker images from development to production? In his session at DevOps Summit, Fred Simon, Co-founder and Chief Architect of JFrog, will demonstrate how to implement a promotion model for Docker images using a binary repository, and then show h...
In his session at DevOps Summit, Bryan Cantrill, CTO at Joyent, will demonstrate a third path: containers on multi-tenant bare metal that maximizes performance, security, and networking connectivity.
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous communications cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. In his session at WebRTC Summit,, Mark Castleman, EIR at Bell Labs and Head of Future X Labs, will discuss how the transformational nature of communications is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content.
The IoT is upon us, but today’s databases, built on 30-year-old math, require multiple platforms to create a single solution. Data demands of the IoT require Big Data systems that can handle ingest, transactions and analytics concurrently adapting to varied situations as they occur, with speed at scale. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chad Jones, chief strategy officer at Deep Information Sciences, will look differently at IoT data so enterprises can fully leverage their IoT potential. He’ll sha...
In today's digital world, change is the one constant. Disruptive innovations like cloud, mobility, social media, and the Internet of Things have reshaped the market and set new standards in customer expectations. To remain competitive, businesses must tap the potential of emerging technologies and markets through the rapid release of new products and services. However, the rigid and siloed structures of traditional IT platforms and processes are slowing them down – resulting in lengthy delivery ...
The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services a...