CIO Leadership: Finding Opportunity in a Crisis and the Role CIOs Have in Reshaping the Workforce Will Be the Center of Conversation at the HMG Live! Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Wednesday, 02. December 2020 18:24

WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HMG Strategy, the world's #1 digital platform for connecting technology executives to reimagine the enterprise and reshape the business world, will draw on its peer-focused, research driven content at its 2020 HMG Live! Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit on December 4. HMG Strategy has produced more than 90 digital events since March, bringing together the world’s most distinguished and innovative technology leaders to discuss the most pressing leadership, strategic, cultural, technological and career challenges technology executives face today.

Engaging topics that technology leaders will be discussing at the Atlanta event include preparing the enterprise to take advantage of exciting workforce technologies, the role that CIOs and tech leaders will play in reshaping the future of work, and how to find opportunities in and make the most out of a crisis.

“Tech leaders are under immense pressure to rise to the top and lead courageously in this global crisis. But great innovation and advancements are made under pressure,” said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. “There are incredibly unique and rich opportunities to be had in every industry. As CIOs and CISOs, there couldn’t be a better time to take the next step.”

Notable technology leaders speaking at the 2020 HMG Live! Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit on December 4 will include:

  • Snehal Antani, Co-Founder & CEO, Horizon3.ai
  • Renee Arrington, President & COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
  • Shoukat Ali Bhamani, VP, CIO & CDO, Schaeffler Group Americas
  • Dr. David Bray, Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission, Atlantic Council
  • Jim Bugwadia, CEO, Nirmata, Inc.
  • Pat Calhoun, CEO, Espressive
  • Jay Ferro, Former CIO, Quikrete
  • Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners
  • Rodney Kenyon, VP, Global Service Delivery, Rimini Street
  • Tony Leng, Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search
  • Dr. Kenneth Russell, Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech
  • Rafael A. Sanchez, CIO, Feld Entertainment, Inc.
  • Andy Wang, Founder & CEO, Prescient Devices
  • David Wolpoff, Co-Founder & CTO, Randori

Valued partners for 2020 HMG Live! Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit on December 4 will include Appian, Arctic Wolf, Aryaka, Darktrace, Espressive, Forescout Technologies, Globant, Obsidian, PagerDuty, Rimini Street, SIM Atlanta, Slack, Sonatype, Tessian, and Tanium.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

HMG Strategy will be hosting its 2020 HMG Live! Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit on December 7. Topics to be discussed at this event will include a glimpse into what’s next for CIOs and the business, how cloud computing changes the business and the future of work, and insights into technology transformation in the current environment at McKesson Corporation.

Prominent technology executives speaking at this event include:

  • Renee Arrington, President and COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.
  • Jason Beard, Sr. Director, Data Strategy & Governance, Informatica,
  • Dr. David Bray, Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission, Atlantic Council
  • Ryan Brown, Chief Cloud Architect, Visa
  • Glenn Chisholm, Co-Founder & CEO, Obsidian Security
  • Ross Clanton, Chief Architect, Managing Director - Technology Transformation, American Airlines
  • Patricia Connolly, CEO, Founding Partner, SMC Squared
  • Nancy Flores, EVP, Chief Information and Technology Officer, McKesson Corporation
  • Jamie Frost, President, DFW SIM Chapter; CIO, Revolution Retail Systems, LLC
  • Chris Gates, Group CIO and SVP Hosting Services, Allstate
  • Nikhil Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, ArmorCode Inc.
  • Will Hargis, Executive Director of Engineering, Toyota Connected North America
  • Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners
  • Rusty Kennington, CIO, Henry Company
  • Monti Knode, Director of Customer Success, Horizon3.ai
  • Simon Longbottom, VP, Digital Media Business and Enterprise Offerings, Adobe
  • Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry
  • John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG
  • Trevor Schulze, SVP & CIO, RingCentral
  • Thomas Sweet, VP IT, GM Financial
  • Allen Terleto, Field CTO, Redis Labs
  • Mary Von Ahnen, SVP & CIO, Fossil
  • Joon Yoon, Technology Officers Practice, Egon Zehnder

Valued partners for the 2020 HMG Live! Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit on December 7 will include Adobe, Appian, Aryaka, Darktrace, Forescout Technologies, Globant, Informatica, NPower, Obsidian, PagerDuty, Redis Labs, RingCentral, SIM Dallas, SMC Squared, Sonatype, Tessian, and Tanium.

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

HMG Strategy will also be hosting its 2020 HMG Live! Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit on December 8. Topics to be discussed at this event will include developing and adapting to new business models in order to survive, becoming boardroom-ready as a CIO, and reflections on career-defining moments from a panel of top technology executives.

Prominent technology executives speaking at this event include:

  • Lucy Avetisyan, Associate Vice Chancellor, CIO, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Dr. David Bray, Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission, Atlantic Council
  • Scott Cadwalader, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC
  • Sean Collins, Senior Manager, Systems Engineering, Nutanix
  • Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology & People Officer, Forescout Technologies, Inc.
  • Carol Fawcett, Corporate VP & CIO, Golden State Foods
  • Ursuline Foley, Board Member & Strategic Advisor, Provident Bank
  • Daphne Jones, Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International; Founder, Destiny Transformations Group
  • Ralph Loura, SVP IT & CIO, Lumentum
  • Joel Manfredo, CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
  • Israel Martinez, Industry Advisory to DHS Cyberstorm, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Thomas Phelps, VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO, Laserfiche
  • Rob Pickering, Sr. Director of Now on Now, ServiceNow
  • Sarah Richardson, MBA, ACC, DTM, CHCIO, FCHIME, Healthcare Leadership Executive, Certified Career Coach, SuperConnector
  • Dr. Anne W. Rimoin, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health
  • Trevor Schulze, SVP & CIO, RingCentral
  • Margot Sharapova, Global CIO, Incitec Pivot Ltd.

Valued partners for the 2020 HMG Live! Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit on December 8 will include Appian, Aryaka, Darktrace, Globant, Forescout Technologies, Nutanix, Obsidian, PagerDuty, RingCentral, ServiceNow, SIM Southern California, Sonatype, Tanium, and Tessian.

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

To learn more about HMG Strategy’s upcoming CIO & CISO summits, click here.

UPCOMING WEBINARS & DIGITAL ROUNDTABLES

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 few months with an arsenal of innovative technology companies such as Citrix, Darktrace, HCL Technologies, Ivanti, Moveworks, Nutanix, Okta, OutSystems, PagerDuty, RangeForce, RingCentral, UiPath, Zoom, Zscaler, and Zylo.

HMG Strategy will be hosting its next webinar on December 8 – The HMG Security Innovation Accelerator Panel. HMG Strategy hosted its first Security Innovation Accelerator Panel on Nov. 11 with enormous success, drawing CISOs and security leaders from around the world to hear from the CEOs and founders of emerging enterprise cybersecurity technology companies on how their companies are differentiated in the market and the cybersecurity challenges they solve for their customers.

In the December webinar, featured speakers will include George Avetisov, Co-Founder and CEO, HYPR; Glenn Chisholm, Co-Founder and CEO, Obsidian Security; Nikhil Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, ArmorCode Inc.; and Ali Golshan, Co-Founder and CTO, StackRox.

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

On December 9th, HMG Strategy will host a digital roundtable powered by Moveworks entitled ‘Supporting the Work-From-Home Enterprise: 3 Secrets of the Successful Service Desk.’ In this interactive digital roundtable where participants can ask questions and share insights, Bhavin Shah, CEO & Founder of Moveworks, will share examples of leading enterprise companies that are using artificial intelligence to provide real-time tech support to remote employees, autonomously resolve IT tickets via deep integrations and dramatically reduce the mean time to resolution of IT issues.

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

On December 16th, HMG Strategy will host two separate webinars powered by Zoom. The first, Forward Thinking on the Future Digital Workplace, which kicks off at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, will focus on how CIOs and technology executives must focus on what the future of work will look like and how they can best position their companies and team members to remain engaged and productive for the long haul.

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

At 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT that same day, HMG Strategy will also host a webinar powered by Zoom entitled ‘Protecting the Hybrid Enterprise.’ In this event, which is tailored for CISOs and security leaders, top security executives will share the steps they’re taking to protect the enterprise as their organizations shift to hybrid work models. These issues include security associated with remote staff bringing unsecured personal devices into the office as well as securing data properly as employees repeatedly transition between in-office and remote workspaces.

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

Click here to view HMG Strategy’s complete calendar of upcoming and on-demand 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 grow.

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 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.

“The HMG Marketplace essentially serves 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 to have focused, relevant discussions.”

Charter members that are actively participating in the HMG Marketplace include Appian, Aryaka, Darktrace, Forescout Technologies, Globant, Ivanti, Obsidian Security, PagerDuty, Slack, 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 an option to view 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 -- Enterprise buyers can fill out a short needs analysis survey that is used by HMG Strategy’s Customer Relationship Management team to identify the vendor that’s best suited to address their requirements.
  • 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. HMG Strategy also produces the HMG Security Innovation Accelerator Panel, a new webinar series that’s designed to connect enterprise CISOs and security leaders with the most innovative cybersecurity companies from across the world.

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

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Tom Hoffman
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TomHoffman@hmgstrategy.com 

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