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London CIO Executive Leadership Summit Addresses "The Big Shift" in a Customer-Centric Economy

-- Industry Luminaries and Top IT Executives from Prominent Companies Gather to Share Thought Leadership and Actionable Strategies for Today's CIO/IT Leaders

LONDON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy, in association partnership with the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is hosting the 2014 London CIO Executive Leadership Summit at the Landmark Hotel on 12 September 2014. Qualified executives can register complimentarily at www.hmgstrategy.com.

This summit will address "The Big Shift: Leadership, Innovation, and Transformation in a Customer-Centric Economy." "Today's IT leaders have 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 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."

Jon Buttriss, CEO of BCS Learning & Development Ltd, part of the Institute, said, "We are delighted to be partnering with HMG Strategy to bring this world-class Global CIO Summit to London. The timely topics, brilliant agenda and thought-leadership from both the U.S. and the UK will prove very valuable to our network of visionary IT executives."

World-class speakers at the 2014 London Summit include; David Clarke, Chief Information Technical Security Officer, Cyber Defence Expert, Vciso Information Security; Ian Cohen, Group CIO, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group; Gavin Colman, Partner, Global Technology & Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles; Tim Cook, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates; Kevin Gallagher, CIO, Channel 4; Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor; Timothy Kasbe, COO, Gloria Jeans Company; Simon Mansfield, Managing Director, United Kingdom, DHR International; Andrew Marks, CIO, Tullow Oil plc; Sven Petersen, Consultant, Egon Zehnder International; Steve Phillips, SVP & CIO, Avnet, Inc.; Becky Pinkard, Director, Security Operations Centre, Pearson, PLC; Kevin Sealy, Senior Client Partner; EMEA & UK CIO Practice Head, Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann; David Smoley, CIO, AstraZeneca; Kimberly Stevenson, VP of IT & CIO, Intel Corporation; James Thomas, Director of ICT, University College London Hospitals; Jeremy Vincent, CIO, Jaguar Land Rover; and Jon Wrennall, CTO, UK & Ireland, Fujitsu.

Sponsor partners for the summit are Appian and Okta.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy has 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 "Transformational 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.

For details on HMG Strategy, to register for the newsletter or to register for upcoming events, please go to www.hmgstrategy.com.

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