CIO Leadership: Energized by the Unprecedented Success of its Digital CIO and CISO Summit Series, HMG Strategy Kicks off its Fall Season of Upcoming Events for Enterprise Technology Executives

Friday, 21. August 2020 17:36

WESTPORT, Conn., Aug. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HMG Strategy, the world's leading digital platform for connecting technology executives to reimagine the enterprise and reshape the business world, is jumping into its Fall event schedule after becoming the top producer of CIO and CISO Summits since shifting to a digital events format in early March.

When the world changed in March, HMG Strategy swiftly made the digital pivot, producing 10 digital events in the first 30 days of the crisis and more than 50 digital events through July. The company is accelerating into its Fall events schedule, opening with digital CIO and CISO summits in Silicon Valley, Denver and Boston over the next few weeks, with 40+ summits and webinars planned through year-end.

With emphasis on the importance of dynamic leadership and innovation in uncertain times, the HMG Strategy community embraced the opportunity to connect through digital events once in-person events were no longer an option. With new features constantly added to make each event stimulating and engaging, attendance continues to climb. 

“We have truly world-class speakers talking about what matters most,” says Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. “We made the digital pivot while our competitors stood idly by. We’re thinking differently, and we’re leading differently.”

HMG Strategy will be holding its 2020 HMG Live! Silicon Valley CISO Executive Leadership Summit on August 25. Top security and technology executives who will be speaking at this event include:

  • Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner – Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry
  • Jesse Bociek, CISO, Global Information Security, DRiV
  • Steve Booth, SVP, CSO, FireEye
  • Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
  • Maury Cupitt, VP, Solutions Architect, Sonatype
  • Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace
  • Lakshmi Hanspal, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Box
  • Scott Howitt, SVP, CIO, McAfee
  • Rahul Kashyap, President & CEO, Awake Security
  • Greg Kyrytschenko, Deputy CISO, Guardian Life
  • Tony Leng, Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search
  • Lamont Orange, CISO, Netskope
  • Nicholas Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Harman International
  • Michael Piacente, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Hitch Partners
  • Matthew Rosenquist, CISO, Elipz.io Inc.
  • Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Chairman, Zoom CISO Council, Zoom
  • Ellen Sundra, VP, Global Systems Engineering, Forescout Technologies
  • Laura Whitt-Winyard, Global CISO, DLL Group

Sponsors for the 2020 HMG Live! Silicon Valley CISO Executive Leadership Summit include Awake Security, Darktrace, Forescout Technologies, Obsidian Security, SIM San Francisco Bay Area, Sonatype and Zoom.

HMG Strategy will also be recognizing high-profile technology executives for their achievements in demonstrating courageous leadership in areas such as innovation, business transformation, talent development and digital disruption at the 2020 HMG Live! Silicon Valley CISO Executive Leadership Summit. Recipients of the HMG Strategy 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards who will be recognized at the event include:

  • Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy & AI Officer, Darktrace
  • Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace
  • Lakshmi Hanspal, Global CISO, Box
  • Vijaya Kaza, Chief Security Officer, Head of Engineering & Data Science for Trust & Safety, Airbnb
  • Nicholas Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, HARMAN International

To learn more about the 2020 HMG Live! Silicon Valley CISO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.

To learn more about HMG Strategy’s 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards and to nominate a deserving technology leader, click here.

To round out its August summit lineup, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit on August 27. Leading technology executives and innovation experts speaking at the event will include:

  • Renee Arrington, President, COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
  • Raj Badhwar, SVP, CISO, Voya Financial
  • Jesse Bociek, CISO, Global Information Security, DRiV
  • Brian Brockway, VP, CTO, Commvault
  • Coley Burke, CRO, Zerto
  • Paul Fipps, Chief Experience Officer, Under Armour
  • Nancy Flores, EVP, Chief Information and Technology Officer, McKesson Corporation
  • Rocco Grillo, Managing Director, Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Lakshmi Hanspal, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Box
  • Emiliano Horcada, Global Head of Digital Transformation, Globant
  • Tony Leng, Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search
  • David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group, The HSG
  • Deb Muro, CIO, RN, CHCIO, El Camino Hospital
  • Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Sponsors for the 2020 HMG Live! Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit include Commvault, Datastax, Globant and Zerto.

Recipients of the HMG Strategy 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards who will be recognized at the Global Innovation Summit include:

  • Paul Fipps, Chief Experience Officer, Under Armour
  • Nancy Flores, EVP, Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer, McKesson Corp.
  • Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe

To learn more about the 2020 HMG Live! Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit and to register for the event, click here.

To open September, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 3. Top technology executives speaking at the event will include:

  • Renee Arrington, President, COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
  • Coley Burke, CRO, Zerto
  • Rodney Fullmer, Global CTO, Arrow Electronics, Inc.
  • Chandy Ghosh, COO, General Manager, Inteliquent, Inc.
  • Rocco Grillo, Managing Director, Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Meredith Harper, VP, CISO, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Mark Heydt, Chief Learning Officer, Founder, Game Plan Leader LLC
  • Tony Leng, Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search
  • Sam Masiello, CISO, Gates Corporation
  • Warren McNeel, Sr Vice President, Product & Technology, Customer Experience, T-Mobile
  • Jeff Miller, Chief Security Officer, Global Investigations Leader, Honeywell
  • Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Sponsors for the 2020 HMG Live! Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Appian, RingCentral, SIM Colorado, T-Mobile for Business and Zerto.

To learn more about the 2020 HMG Live! Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.

HMG Strategy will also be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 11. Top technology leaders speaking at the event will include:

  • Snehal Antani, Co-founder, CEO, Horizon3.ai
  • Renee Arrington, President, COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
  • Maury Cupitt, VP, Solutions Architect, Sonatype
  • Ken Grady, CVP, CIO, IDEXX Laboratories
  • Rocco Grillo, Managing Director, Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Meredith Harper, VP, CISO, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Jamie Head, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray
  • Sean McCourt, Founder, Managing Director, Longford & Company
  • David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group, The HSG
  • Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry
  • Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox
  • Mike Towers, Chief Security Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
  • Brad Whitehall, VP of IT, CIO, UniFirst Corporation

Sponsors for the 2020 HMG Live! Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Fortinet, Okta, and Sonatype.

To learn more about the 2020 HMG Live! Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.

To view HMG Strategy’s lineup of upcoming summits, click here.

HMG Strategy has also received exceptional interest in its webinars through the strength of the 400,000+ technology executives in its community and the quality of the content it delivers. HMG Strategy has scheduled multiple 30-to-60-minute webinars over the next two months with an arsenal of innovative technology companies such as Citrix, Darktrace, Ivanti, Okta, OutSystems, PagerDuty, RangeForce, RingCentral, UiPath, Zoom and Zscaler.

HMG Strategy is hosting its next webinar on August 26 with RingCentral on ‘Navigating the Work-From-Home Environment in the Age of Remote Collaboration.’ This webinar features RingCentral CSO Michael Machado, Dwight Moore, AVP, Solutions Marketing at RingCentral, Amith Nair, CIO at Vituity, and Jeff McDonald, Vice President of Information Security at Vituity. The event will focus on the top challenges business executives face in balancing remote collaboration, business continuity, contact tracing and security, as well lessons learned on how to address these challenges while stoking business innovation.

To learn more about this webinar and to register for the event, click here.

Click here to view HMG Strategy’s upcoming calendar of webinars.

Connecting Enterprise Technology Buyers with the Right Vendors

In the absence of large, national conferences or trade shows, CIOs and technology executives are seeking new ways to connect with their peers and find new business partners to help them drive innovation that can enable their companies to survive and thrive.

Meanwhile, sales and marketing professionals at enterprise technology companies are looking for successful ways to engage with senior technology leaders and target accounts. HMG Strategy has harmonized these interests by creating the HMG Marketplace.

HMG Strategy’s high-powered Marketplace transforms the time-consuming request-for-information (RFI) process for CIOs and other enterprise technology buyers. Now, technology buyers can indicate the types of technologies and services they’re currently interested in and be matched with a prospective provider to make the connection.

“Think of the HMG Marketplace as a reference center to connect the right technology buyers with the right technology providers at the right time,” said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. “By filling out a short needs assessment survey, CIO, CTOs and other technology executives are connected with executive leaders and subject matter experts from technology companies that are matched to address their interests.”

Charter members that are actively participating in the HMG Marketplace include Appian, Awake Security, Darktrace, Obsidian Security, PagerDuty, Sonatype, Tanium and Tessian.

“It’s challenging for all of us that we can’t all be together at these events,” says Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy & AI Officer at Darktrace. “But the next best thing is being able to connect through the Marketplace. We’re committed that you won’t be meeting with a salesperson – you’ll be meeting with myself and the Darktrace executive team. You’ve got CIOs and CISOs who will attend these meetings and we would love the opportunity to catch up and strategize together.”

How it Works

After attending an HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summit, an attendee is redirected to the HMG Marketplace where they are prompted to fill out a short needs analysis survey to indicate their current technology needs. From there, an HMG Strategy customer relationship specialist evaluates the survey information and schedules a meeting between the technology buyer and the most suitable technology partner in the Marketplace based on the buyer’s interests.

While in the Marketplace, the technology buyer is presented with a menu of options to choose from, including customer testimonials for that vendor and the business problem that was addressed. Sponsor partners receive highly qualified leads because of the strength of relationships inherent in the HMG network combined with the specific technology or service interest indicated by the buyer.

The HMG Marketplace offers multiple benefits to both technology buyers and vendors:

  • Precision matching of buyer needs with vendor capabilities
  • Accelerates the sales process for both buyers and sellers - Buyers and sellers quickly identify one another through the needs analysis process and associated reference materials
  • Ensures Quality Discussions – CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and other technology buyers are qualified based on their true interest and by a set of characteristics (size, industry, types of technology/service interests, spend parameters, etc.). Buyers are paired with technology suppliers based on their domains and areas of expertise to avoid wasting time
  • Drives Higher Conversion and Close Rates for Providers –The HMG Marketplace accelerates high-quality deal flow in challenging times and enables technology providers to lower their customer acquisition costs

To learn more about the HMG Marketplace and explore the digital assets that are available there, click here.
 
About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's leading digital platform for connecting technology executives to reimagine the enterprise and reshape the business world. Our regional and virtual CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, authored books, and Digital Resource Center deliver unique, peer-driven research from CIOs, CISOs, CTOs and technology executives on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 400,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders.

To learn more about the 7 Pillars of Trust for HMG Strategy's unique business model, click here.

HMG Strategy: Your #1 Trusted Digital Platform Connecting Technology Executives to Reimagine the Enterprise and Reshape the Business World.

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TomHoffman@hmgstrategy.com

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