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2013 New York CIO Summit of America Focuses on the New CIO Manifesto to Drive Leadership, Innovation and Business Value

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The playbook for the CIO has changed.  Our business and our lives are saturated with technology that is rapidly evolving and constantly providing new capabilities.  Tablets and smart devices are replacing the once standard+ desktop.  Data is being gathered and stored at unprecedented rates.  Security continues to be paramount.  Today's IT leaders must deliver exceptional leadership, innovation, and transformational strategies to leverage these opportunities. That's one of the key messages for the 2013 CIO Summit of America being held at the Harvard Club in New York City on January 28, 2013. 

"The global economy with the rapid changes and developments in IT is driving an epic revolution for the modern CIO, "said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC.  "One area of massive advances has been around the topic of analytics.  Smarter analytics are creating new insights providing new products and services, enhanced customer experiences, and ultimately increased sales.  There are many areas where the CIO is uniquely poised to drive business value through innovation and transformation.  The CIO Summit of America will address these opportunities to define the new playbook for the modern CIO."

The summit is a great opportunity to learn, to network with peers, and to experience the newest wave of transformational thinking from the best and brightest minds in the industry.  Keynotes, executive briefings and panel discussions will focus on:  the new enterprise architecture; successful leadership techniques to drive business and IT transformation; developing smarter analytics for a competitive advantage; driving business success and innovation; creating an IT organization that produces game-changing value; and developing the new CIO manifesto.

The event's theme is "The Epic Revolution: Leading, Innovating and Transforming in a Connected World." The agenda features keynotes and executive briefings from respected industry thought leaders including: 

  • Dr. Howard Rubin, Rubin Worldwide, MIT CISR Research, Professor Emeritus, Hunter College of NY
  • Steve Harvey, Global Analytics Leader, IBM Global Process Services
  • Michael Capone, Corporate VP & CIO, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Donagh Herlihy, SVP eCommerce & CIO, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Daphne Jones, SVP & CIO, Hospira, Inc.
  • Ajay Waghray, SVP & CIO, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
  • Carol Zierhoffer, VP & Global CIO, Xerox Corporation
  • Julie O'Brien, Industry Marketing Director, Box
  • Tim Campos, CIO, Facebook

Additional speakers and panelists include:  Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Ken Murdoch, CIO, Save the Children; Adam Noble, SVP & CIO, GAF Materials Corporation; Jim Panos, CIO, Central National Gottesman; Rick Farnell, Co-Founder and President, Think Big Analytics; E. Jeffrey Hutchinson, CIO, Maple Leaf Foods; Scott Morrison, VP, IS Prescription Medicines, Corporate Information Systems, Boehringer Ingelheim; Brian Queenin, Partner, Global Business Services, Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO), IBM; Ken Zimmerman, Senior Business Intelligence Architect, Chateaux Software; Norman Jacknis, Director, IBSG Public Sector, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Kurt Brungardt, CIO, MSD Capital L.P.; Lisa Hoffman, CIO, Marsh & McLennan Agency; Doug Rousso, SVP & CTO, CBS Corporation; Mary Sobiechowski, CIO, Kantar Health; Hank Zupnick, CIO, GE Real Estate; Snehal Antani, CIO, Enterprise Architecture, GE Capital Americas; Gregory Buoncontri, EVP & CIO, Pitney Bowes, Inc.; Jonathan Landon, Global IT – CTO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Lisa Larson, VP, Enterprise Cloud Solutions, Rackspace; John Hill, CIO, Veyance Technologies, Inc.; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates, Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Gerry McNamara, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Mark Polansky, Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International;  and Chris McGugan, VP & GM, Emerging Products & Technology, Avaya. 

HMG Strategy LLC, provides exceptional leadership, innovation, transformational strategies along with a global community to drive the success of CIO and IT leaders.  Sponsors for the CIO Summit of America include:  Box, IBM, Avaya, Chateaux, Rackspace, Canon, Code 42 Software, Informatica, Okta, Servicenow, QlikView, Adobe, Mitchell Martin, Think Big Analytics.

"We are building the strongest CIO community on the planet," said Mr. Muller. "We deliver world-class value for the IT industry through our thought-leadership, proprietary research, International Advisory Board, and executive leadership events."

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy, LLC 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 50,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of IT leadership resources, visit


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