HMG Strategy, World’s Strongest Executive Leadership Network, Celebrates 12th Year of Phenomenal Growth and Unparalleled Success

12/18/2019, 9:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HMG Strategy, the world’s foremost executive leadership network, experienced its 12th consecutive year of extraordinary growth and success, fueled by an exceptional alliance of executive leaders, a commitment to giving back to the community and an unmatched recognition awards program.  

“We broke all of our previous records and raised the bar to amazing new heights,” said Hunter Muller, President and CEO. “Our team of rock stars is truly amazing. They work with compassion, integrity, trust and gratitude. We are extremely grateful to all of our speakers, sponsors, advisory board members and event attendees.”

Recognizing that type of unparalleled dedication and integrity across the world, HMG Strategy’s upcoming 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards has received high praise and generated accolades across the technology industry.

“There has never been a better time to be a technology leader, and our unique awards program highlights the unprecedented level of achievements by technology leaders and executives,” Muller said.

Click here to learn more about the awards program and to submit nominations for the upcoming year.

“Recognizing the C-suite and senior technology executives who matter shines a spotlight on the people who are changing our world,” Muller said. “Our recognition program connects recipients to our digital footprint which receives more than 1 million impressions per week.”

The expansion of HMG Strategy’s premiere awards program, and recognition of the program’s champions, would not be possible without the record-breaking success seen in the past year.

A key reason for that huge success was the vast diversity of regional markets that the company’s events and experience cater to. The impressive 2019 lineup of events included over 20 locations across North America and Europe. Here are the top locations for our 2020 summits:

HMG Strategy will also be proudly producing the Society for Information Management (SIM) International’s SIM Connect Live 2020 national conference, a three-day event in Austin, TX in December 2020 that will draw 600 to 1,000 CIOs, senior technology executives, top-tier consultants and academics.

In addition to that immensely successful lineup of events and experiences, HMG Strategy proudly hosts a venture capital component, HMG Ventures, which is designed to connect CIOs and technology executives with the most innovative enterprise technology companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv.

An early venture investment for the company is in Moveworks—an AI, machine learning, enterprise natural language processing and chatbot platform that resolves IT service desk support issues instantly and automatically.

HMG Ventures has garnered new potential investors to help grow early stage technology companies into 2020 and beyond. Speaking to the success of HMG Ventures, one investment, Moveworks, has grown 10X in value since the inception of HMG Strategy’s venture capital component.

Another core component to HMG Strategy’s unparalleled year of success was the CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program—a unique peer-to-peer advisory service designed for top-tier technology leaders to explore common opportunities and top challenges with one another. The alliance experienced unprecedented growth in 2019, keeping members apprised of the most innovative and successful strategies in the world.

“Participation in the CELA program means investing time in some of the most important thought leadership and career ascent today,” Muller said. “The insights our members gain in this forward-looking advisory model are absolutely crucial.”

As the technology industry continues to accelerate at an unprecedented rate, HMG Strategy has expanded to match that pace. The company has grown its team by welcoming several new executive and associate-level employees in the Office of the CEO, plus the research and communications divisions. As 2020 approaches, HMG Strategy is hoping to welcome several additional team members in sales, marketing and client success. To learn more about joining the top name in executive leadership, click here.

“It's been an unbelievable year, and here’s to an even better 2020,” said Hunter Muller. “We can’t wait to see what new winning strategies will drive tech next year.”

Thanks to Our Community

HMG Strategy had a record-shattering year in event attendance and revenue. That success would not be possible without the involvement of the executives who are driving the Executive Leadership Summit Series.

In 2019, hundreds of the world’s top technology leaders and global innovators took part in the series as speakers or advisory board members. These distinguished individuals are among those that set HMG Strategy apart this year:

Bashir Agboola, CTO, Hospital for Special Surgery; Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation, The Ogilvy Group; Shobhana Ahluwalia, Head of Information Technology, Uber; Waqas Akkawi, Global Chief Information Security Officer, SIRVA Worldwide; Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner – Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Jenny Alfandary, Professor, Humber College; Salim Ali, CEO, Loyakk; Roota Almeida, Head of Information Security, Delta Dental of NJ and CT; Steven Ambrose, VP & CIO, DTE Energy; Bharat Amin, VP & CIO, Newport News Shipbuilding; Bhavani Amirthalingam, SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren; Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC; Brian Anderson, President, The Judge Group; Colin Anderson, Global CISO, Levi Strauss & Co.; Don Anderson, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Eric Anderson, Partner – Global Head of FinTech Practice, Egon Zehnder; Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, FBI; Snehal Antani, CTO, U.S. Department of Defense; Rohit Antao, Partner, PwC; Omkhar Arasaratnam, Executive Director, Head of Data Protection Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Michael Antico, CISO, CLEAR; Richard Arenaro, CISO, Horizon Media; Wes Arens, Managing Partner, Wes Arens and Advisors, LLC; Renee Arrington, President and COO, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Bryce Austin, CEO, TCE Strategy; Koby Avital, EVP Engineering, Fitbit; Saqib Awan, Vice President, Lightspeed Venture Partners; Saad Ayub, CDO, Zones, Inc.; Marianne Bachynski, COO, Capital Market Operations, FIS; Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D., CIO, Medallia; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice, Caldwell Partners; Christy Barker, VP & CIO, Olin Corporation; Todd Barnum, CISO, GoPro Inc.; Gene Barskiy, Head of IT, Fisk Alloy; Wolfgang Bauriedel, Practice Lead, Technology Sector, Russell Reynolds Associates; Karen Beebe, CIO, Vineyard Vines; James Beeson, VP & CISO, Cigna; Ken Bell, Director of Information Security, Forcepoint; David Berman, President, Zoom; Christopher Bernard, VP Information Technology, Gama Aviation; Colleen Berube, Chief Information Officer, Zendesk; David Bessen, Director and CIO, Arapahoe County Government; Gerald Beuchelt, CISO, LogMeIn; Vic Bhagat, CIO, Verizon Enterprise Solutions; Shoukat Al Bhamani, CIO, CPO & VP Digitalization, Schaeffler Group Americas; Lawrence Bilker, CIO, Pyramid Healthcare; Chris Bitner, Global CISO, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.; David Blumberg, Founder and Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital; Steve Booth, VP & Chief Security Officer, FireEye; David Bray, Executive Director, People-Centered Internet; Scott Brindamour, Senior Director, Architect Team, Advanced Technology Solutions, CenturyLink; Chris Broe, Group CIO, Imperial Brands Plc; Mark Brooks, SVP, CIO, Centene; Bill Brown, Chief Security Officer, ClickSoftware; Jeffrey W. Brown, Chief Security and Information Risk Officer, Investment Management, BNY Mellon; Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, Cargill; Howard Bruck, President & CEO, Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc.; Nellson Burns, VP IT & CIO, Daltile-Mohawk Industries; Ben Cabrera, Interim Vice President, eTag Technologies, Inc.; Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC; Paul Calatayud, CSO Americas, Palo Alto Networks; Monica Caldas, SVP & CIO, Global Retail Markets, Liberty Mutual Insurance; Alizabeth Calder, SVP, HomEquity Bank; Andrew Campbell, CIO, Terex; Timothy Campos, CEO, Woven; Jasson Casey, CTO, SecurityScorecard; Bertina Ceccarelli, CEO, NPower; Susan Certoma, Executive, Point2Point; Nicolas M. Chaillan, Special Advisor for Cloud Security and DevSecOps, U.S. Department of Defense; Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO, North America and Asia Pacific, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; Chet Chambers, Chief RPA Evangelist, UiPath; Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Tim Chang, Director of Sales Engineering, Imperva; Paul Chapman SVP & Global CIO, Box;; Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up; Jack Clare, SVP, Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Dunkin' Brands; Anil Cheriyan, Director & Deputy Commissioner, Technology Transformation Services, U.S. Federal Government; Donald Codling, International Cyber Security Advisor, Stratium Global; Brook Colangelo, CIO, Waters Corporation; Ted Colbert, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Global Services; Nicholas Colisto, VP and CIO, Avery Dennison; Chris Colla, VP & CIO, B&G Foods; Gavin Colman, Partner, Global Technology & Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles; Matt Comyns, Managing Partner, Caldwell Partners; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Chris Cook, President & CEO, Delphix; Barbara Cooper, Former CIO – Retired, Toyota North America; Mignona Cote, Senior Practice Leader, Amazon Web Services (AWS); Bev Crair, VP, Product Development and Quality, Data Center Group, Lenovo; Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA; Lee W. Crump, CIO & Group Vice President, Rollins, Inc.; Tom Cullen, CIO, JUUL Labs; Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology and People Officer, ForeScout Technologies, Inc.; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner Information Officers Practice/Co-Leader Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Craig Cuyar, SVP, Global CIO, Omnicom; Glenn Dally, CISO, Molson Coors Brewing Company; Dale Danilewitz, EVP & CIO, AmerisourceBergen Corporation; Mike Daoust, Director of GTM Chrome, Google Chrome Enterprise; Chiranjoy Das, CIO, SimpleTire; Mike Dauber, General Partner, Amplify Partners; David Davies, CIO, Hargreaves Lansdown; Kirsten Davies, SVP & CISO, Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Matt Davies, Sr. Director, IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity, Ciena; Dana Deasy, CIO, U.S. Department of Defense; Jason DeHaan, CIO, Gildan; Anthony Deighton, CMO, Celonis; Esteban Deleon-Perla, COO, Salt Flats; Michael Del Priore, CIO, Diversey; Gary Desai, SVP & CIO, IEH Autoplus and Pep Boys; Christopher Desautel, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies; Archana Deskus, SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Beth Devin, Head, Innovation Network, Citi Ventures; Gaurav Dhillon, Chairman and CEO, Snaplogic; Colonel Pete Dillon, Director of IT, San Diego Zoo Global; Jim DiMarzio, CIO, Toyo Tires Holdings of Americas; Daniel Dines, CEO & Founder, UiPath; Amy Doherty, EVP & COO, First Command Financial Services, Inc.; Johnny Dranchak, CTO, Tsu, Inc.; Mark DuBrock, Manager, Bridgewater Associates; Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace; Anil Earla, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Stealth.AI; Joseph Eckroth, SVP & CIO, TE Information Systems; Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion; Saeed Elnaj, VP IT and CIO, National Council on Aging; John Engates, Client CTO, NTT Global Networks; Richard Entrup, Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5GS Solutions, Verizon; Greg Ericson, SVP & CIO, Essilor of America; Lakshmi Eleswarpu, VP, Business and Supply Chain Systems, The Boeing Company; Lookman Fazal, Chief Information & Digital Officer, NJ Transit; Thomas Farrington, EVP & CIO, Perrigo Company; Greg Fell, Chief Operating Officer, Gama Aviation; Boulton Fernando, CISO, Toyota Financial Services; Victor Fetter, Former Chief Digital Officer, Vertiv Co.; Jay Ferro, Chief Information Officer, Quikrete; Victor Fetter, Growth Advisory Board Member, Tricentis; Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems; Paul Fipps, Chief Digital Officer, Under Armour; Norm Fjeldheim, SVP, CIO, Head of Global Facilities, Illumina; Ursuline Foley, Independent Public Board Director, Full Board Member Including Audit & Technology Committees, Provident Bank; Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace; Michael Frankel, Managing Director, Deloitte New-venture Accelerator, Deloitte Investments LLC; Renee Frey, Founder and President, TalentQ, Inc.; Kathryn Freytag, VP & CIO, Donaldson; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Tsvi Gal, CTO, Morgan Stanley; Michelle Garvey, CIO, J. Crew; Chris Gates, CTO, Allstate; Jim Gearhart, Sr. Director, Enterprise Business Applications & Development, Zendesk; Sven Gerjets, EVP, CTO, Mattel, Inc.; Rahoul Ghose, CIO, ECMC Group; Ben Gibson, CMO, Nutanix; Karen Gibson, SVP Business Transformation, Quidel; Mark Gingrich, CIO, Surescripts; Mike Giresi, CIO/CDO, Aramark; Bernadette Gleason, VP, Business Information Security, Citi; Stephen Gold, CTO & Chief Digital Operations Officer, Hudson’s Bay Company; Clark Golestani, Managing Director, Advisor, Investor, Board Member, C Sensei Group LLC; Michael Golz, Chief Information Officer, Americas, SAP; Lev Gonick, CIO, Arizona State University; Dustin Goodwin, CIO, Icahn Enterprises; Ken Grady, CVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories; Chuck Gray, Consultant, Egon Zehnder; Rocco Grillo, Managing Director – Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal; Mike Gross, Executive Director, Genesys Works; Ron Guerrier, CIO and Secretary of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois; Rajiv Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Skyhigh Networks; Sanjay Gupta, CTO, U.S. Small Business Administration; Andrew Guzman, VP & CTO Americas, HCL; Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, Schneider Electric; Graeme Hackland, CIO, Williams F1 Team; Ben Haines, SVP, CIO, Oath; Marc Hamer, Former Corporate VP, Digital and Global CIO, Sealed Air Corporation; Gary Harbison, CISO, Bayer Crop Science; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Cindy Harro, SVP, Cloud Risk, Security and Regulatory Governance, Bank of America; Vicki Harper, Director of Information Technology, Acument Global Technologies; Scott Harvey, SVP, ServiceNow; Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor; Jim Haskin, Former SVP & CIO, Aspect Software; Patty Hatter, SVP Global Customer Services, Palo Alto Networks; Linglong He, CIO, Quicken Loans; Mary Heger SVP Customer Experience, Ameren Illinois Company; Douglas Hegley, Chief Digital Officer, Minneapolis Institute of Art; Mark Hellbusch, Principal, Nuspire Networks; Donagh Herlihy, EVP & CTO, Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.; Bruce Hoffmeister, Global CIO, Marriott International; Kevin Hooper, President and General Manager, North America, Data Center, Lenovo; Relle Howard, CAO & CIO, Trinity Industries; Brad Horst, CIO, Principal, EYP, Inc.; Jacob Hsu, CEO, Catalyte; Naveed Husain, VP, Office of the CIO, RingCentral; John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor on cyber matters; Bhushan Ivaturi, SVP & CIO, Enbridge; Chris Jacquet, VP CISO, Hitachi Vantara; Charu Jain, VP & CIO, Alaska Airlines; Abhay Jajoo, Founder and CEO, CustomerInsights.AI; Jason James, CIO, Net Health; Arif Janmohamed, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners; Steven John, CIO, Ameripride Services; Alissa Johnson, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Xerox; Clay Johnson, CIO and EVP, Global Business Services, Walmart; Keith Johnson, VP of Global Accounts, Jama Software; Linda Jojo, Executive Vice President, Technology and Chief Digital Officer, United Airlines; Wanda Jones-Heath, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, United States Air Force; Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO, Symantec; Sajit Joseph, Chief Innovation Officer, American Red Cross; Arik Kalininsky, CEO, Dalikoo; Shadaab Kanwal, Managing Director, Digital, Analytics and Innovation, Charles Schwab; Steve Kaplan, VP of Customer Success Finance, Nutanix; Somya Kapoor, Former Head of Product, AISERA; Sandeep Katarnavre, CIO & VP IT, Saint-Gobain; Stephen Katsirubas, CIO, Hunter Douglas; Steve Katz, Executive Advisor Security & Privacy, Deloitte; Emmet Keefe III, Founder, Insight Ignite Venture Partner, Insight Venture Partners; Tom Keiser, COO, Zendesk; Steve Kendrick, President, KER Partners; Rusty Kennington, CIO, Corsicana Mattress Company; Sally Kenyon Grant, VP, Semantic-AI; Yousuf Khan, CIO & VP Customer Success, Moveworks; Stuart Kippelman, SVP & CIO, Platform Specialty Products Corporation; Tony Kirk, VP East Region, Rimini Street; Josh Knopp, VP, Information Security Officer, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.; Thomas Koulopoulos, Chairman and Founder, Delphi Group; Prakash Kota, CIO, Autodesk; Harold Knutson, Board President, SIM Minneapolis; Jeff Kubacki, VP & CIO, Winnebago Industries, Inc.; Emmeline Kuhn, Consultant, Leathwaite; Ajoy Kumar, Head of IT Risk Analysis and Reporting, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; Naveen Kumar, VP, Consulting Services, Info-Tech Research Group; Rashmi Kumar, SVP & CIO, U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson Corporation; Matthew Lagana, Director, IT and Chief Information Security Officer, MBIA; Justin Lahullier, CIO, Delta Dental of New Jersey; James Lamb, CIO, Interstate Hotels & Resorts; Laura Laltrello, VP & GM, Data Center Services, Lenovo; Jeff Lamoreaux, CIO, Global Partners LP; Jonathan Landon, President & Founder, Connectiv Innovation Corporation; Kate Lanners, Business IT Leader, Industrial Segment, Ecolab; Mike Larson, SVP, CIO, Universal Hospital Services; David Lee, VP Product Platform, RingCentral; Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search; Sean Lennon, Chief Information Officer, Medtronic; Rockford Lhotka, CTO, Magenic; Barry Libenson, Global CIO, Experian; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Brian Lillie, Former Chief Product Officer, Equinix; Bill Limond, Global Interim CIO, Platina Solutions Global Ltd.; Mark Lobel, Principal, PwC; Drew Lockhart, CIO, Ally Bank Consumer and Commercial Products; Elwin Loomis, Head of Digital, Bremer Bank; Ralph Loura, SVP CIO, Lumentum; Jim Love, CIO and Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada; Ryan Loy, CIO, EBSCO Industries; Carmen Lumpkin, Chrome Enterprise Expert, Google Chrome Enterprise; Caterina Luppi, CIO, DC Bar; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Cenlar FSB; Kelly Lyman, CIO-PECO VP IT Real-Time Strategy, Exelon; Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac General Motors; Andrew Macaulay, CTO, Topgolf; Michael Macrie, CIO, Subway; George Maddaloni, CTO, AIG; David Mahon, VP & Chief Security Officer, CenturyLink; Hari Makkala, Co-Founder, CEO & CTO, myElth Inc.; Joe Malfesi, VP Infrastructure Services, Transaction Network Services, Inc.; Christopher Mandelaris, vCISO, State Cyber Security; Joel Manfredo, CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans; Brian Marr, Vice President, Global Infrastructure, Perrigo; Ben Martin, Executive Director & General Manager, Professional & TruScale Services, Data Center Group, Lenovo; Paul Martin, SVP & CIO, Baxter International; Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP, CTO, Starbucks; Israel Martinez, Chairman & CEO, Axon Global; Soham Mazumdar, Co-Founder, Rubrik; John McCaffrey, CIO, Cirrostratus Technology; Sean McCourt, Founder & Managing Director, Longford & Company; Tom McCurley, CIO, The Chefs Warehouse.; Quintin McGrath, Senior Managing Director, Shared Technology Services, Deloitte; James McJunkin, VP, Chicago Cubs; Mike McNamara, EVP & CIO, Target; John Mealia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry; Russ Medina, Executive Director, NPower; Raman Mehta, VP & CIO, Visteon Corporation; Chris Meyerpeter, CIO, Ardent Mills; Teresa Miquelarena, Global Director Intelligent Automation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Shamim Mohammad, Senior Vice President & CIO, CARMAX; Michael Miller, CIO, Ziff Brothers Investments; Susan Miller, Chief Revenue Officer, Brightfield; William Miller, Jr., SVP & CIO, NetApp; Sherif Mityas, Chief Experience Officer, TGI Fridays; Jason Molfetas, Managing Director Strategy — Digital and Information Technology, KPMG; Michael Montoya, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft; Mark Moore, COO/Founder, Inxeption; David Morris, Founder, Chairman & CEO, HiPER Solutions Group The HSG; Joanne Moretti, SVP & CMO, Jabil; Harry Moseley, CIO, Zoom; Barb Munro, Co-Founder and Partner, The Carrera Agency; David Munroe, Director, Information Security, National Hockey League; John Murdock, Partner, Executive Search Partners LLC; Lou Najdzin, Senior Director, Vertical Marketing, Equinix; Vipul Nagrath, Global CIO, ADP, LLC; Shamla Naidoo, Managing Partner of IBM Global Security Services, IBM Corporation; Sridhar Nallani, SVP of Technology & CTO, Old Navy; Earl Newsome, CIO, IT Americas, Linde; Lisa Nichols, CEO, Technology Partners; Adam Noble, SVP & Global CIO, Veritiv Corporation; Jim Noga, VP & CIO, Partners HealthCare; Rick Nolle, CIO, St. Louis County; Brandon Nott, SVP of Product, UiPath; Khuloud Odeh, VP IT & CIO, The Urban Institute; Jo-Ann Olsovsky, EVP & CIO, Salesforce; John O’Neill, Executive Client Partner, The Nerdery; Michael Palmer, CISO, Hearst; Amit Pandey, CEO, Avi Networks; Jim Panos, CIO, Central National Gottesman Inc.; Georgia Papathomas, Former SVP & Global Head Data Sciences, Johnson & Johnson; Nicholas Parrotta, Chief Digital & Information Officer, HARMAN International; Rusty Patel, SVP & CIO, Tenneco; Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer & Chief Strategy Officer, Box; Bobby Patrick, CMO, UiPath; Edwina Payne, SVP, Chief Enterprise Architect, McKesson; Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Ingram Micro; Vanessa Pegueros, VP & CISO, DocuSign; Michael Pellegrino, CIO, Colony Hardware; Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix; Thomas Phelps, VP of Corporate Strategy and CIO, Laserfiche; Steve Phillips, CIO, Alorica; Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation; Michael Piacente, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners; Todd Pierce, President, Good Group; Dave Pitera, Enterprise Account Manager, Amazon Web Services; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Lisa Porlier, Managing Director, Technology Sector Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates; Phyllis Post, Former VP & CIO, Global Human Health IT, Merck; Frank Price, SVP & Chief Information Risk Officer, Hudson’s Bay Company; Joseph Puglisi, VP, IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.; Dan Puterbaugh, Director, Strategic Development, Document Cloud, Adobe; Tianbing (TQ) Qian, CIO, Genesee & Wyoming; Larry Quinlan, Global CIO, Deloitte; Jason Rader, National Director of Security Solutions, Datalink; Mike Raeder, CISO, OrbitalATK; Carrie Rasmussen, CIO, The Save Mart Companies; Morgan Reed, CIO, State of Arizona; Jonathan Reichental, CIO, City of Palo Alto; David Reilly, CIO, Global Banking and Markets, Bank of America; Paul Renko, Global Delivery Lead, Foundational Products and Services, Ford Motor Company; John Repko, EVP & CIO, AIG; James Rinaldi, CIO, Jet Propulsion Laboratories; Dan Roberts, President & CEO, Ouellette & Associates; Dave Roberts, CIO, Radius Payment Solutions; Jon Roller, CIO, Horsley Bridge Partners; Scott D. Rosenberg, President, CEO, Miro Consulting; Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist, Intel Corporation; Stephan Rossbauer, Vice President, Solution Engineering, Celonis; John Rossman, Managing Partner, Rossman Partners; Bernadette Rotolo, SVP, Head of Global Systems, Warner Music Group; Jim Routh, CSO, Aetna; Raj Sabhlok, President, Zoho Corp; Michael Salas, Chief Information & Digital Officer, SUEZ in North America; Mark Sander, Former Head of IT, Global Quality Operations, Teva Pharmaceuticals; Vijay Sankaran, CIO, TD Ameritrade; Andrew Santacroce, Vice President of Technology Development, TMNA Services, LLC; Anahi Santiago, CISO, Christiana Care Health System; Teresa Sanzottera, VP & CIO, Specialty Generics, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; Pete Sattler, Former SVP & CIO, John Wiley and Sons; Mark Schwendener, Vice President Channel & Partnerships, Censia; Candida Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC; Mark Settle, Former CIO, Okta; Trevor Schulze, Global CIO, RingCentral; Bill Schlough, SVP & CIO, San Francisco Giants; S. Yvonne Scott, CIO, Crowe Horwath LLP; Rama Sekhar, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners; John Silva, CEO and Founder, Dynamic Economic Strategy; Bhavin Shah, CEO & Founder, Moveworks; Yasmin Shah, SIM San Diego Co-Founder and CIO and Board Member, Village to Village Network; Naresh Shanker, Chief Technology Officer, Xerox; Ram Shanmugam, Co-Founder and CEO, AutonomIQ; Daniel Sheehan, EVP & CIO, Beacon Health Options; Chad Sheridan, Chief, Service Delivery and Operations, USDA-Farm Production and Conservation Business Center; George Sheth, MBA, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners; Nick Shevelyov, CIO, Silicon Valley Bank; Brian Shield, VP, IT, Boston Red Sox; Carolann Shields, CISSP, CISO, KPMG US; Chris Shull, Founder and President, Engaged Impact LLC; Manjit Singh, CIO, Toyota North America; Kris Singleton, SVP & CIO, International Cruise & Excursions, Inc.; Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder and CEO, Rubrik; Pranab Sinha, SVP & CIO, Genesys; David Smoley, Vice President, Apple; Ed Solomon, Senior Advisor-Corporate Development, Genesys Works; Ed Soo Hoo, Data Center Evangelist, Lenovo; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, Digital Security & Risk/Retained Search Practice Leader, Quantum Search Partners; Michael Spandau, SVP Global IT & CIO, Fender Musical Instruments; Scott Spradley, EVP & CTO, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Erin Stamm, COO, Esse Health; Tim Stanley, CEO, Founder, Investor, Carepoynt; Patrick Steele, Chair, CIO Advisory Board, Blumberg Capital; Kimberly Stevenson, Venture Partner, RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners; Vaughn Stewart, VP Technology Alliances Partners, Pure Storage; Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, Adobe; Scott Strickland, EVP & CIO, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts; Brad Strock, Former Global CIO, PayPal; Muddu Sudhakar, CEO and Investor, Stealth Mode Startup Company; George Surdu, Chief Strategy Officer, HTC Global Services; Chip Suttles, VP Technology, Seattle Seahawks; Jim Swanson, EVP & Group CIO, Johnson & Johnson; Thomas Sweet, VP IT Solutions, GM Financial; Dave Taddei, Founder & CEO, Integress; Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group; Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital; Mark Taylor, CEO, SIM International; Bill Titler, Director of Sales, Magenic; Sathish TK, Architect Principal – AI & Application Modernization; Erik Tomasi, Managing Director, Symosis Security; Mark Tonnesen, CIO, Freedom Financial Network; Milos Topic, VP & CIO, Saint Peter’s University; Joe Topinka, CIO, SnapAV; Millie Torres, GTO, Global Head of Risk, Control, Regulatory and Reviews, Broadridge; Scott Tousley, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, DHS Science & Technology; Mike Towers, Chief Security Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; Marshall Tracy, CISO and Chief Security Evangelist, IDEXX Laboratories; Kimberly Trapani, Chief Digital Security Officer, American Tire Distributors; Steve Trautman, Principal and Founder, The Steve Trautman Co.; Lori Tremonti, VP, Professional Services and Implementations, Fiserv; Angie Tuglus, Former EVP & COO, Ally Insurance; Dan Turchin, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Astound; James Turgal, Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte; Ninish Ukkan, CTO, Green Dot Corporation; Vijayanand Vadrevu, Head, Development IT, Novartis; William VanCuren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation; Kevin Vasconi, EVP & CIO, Domino's; Sangy Vatsa, EVP and CIO, Comerica Bank; Radhika Venkatraman, CIO, Global Markets, Credit Suisse; Ken Venner, Software Executive, PEAK6 Investments; Swamy Viswanathan, EVP & Chief Product Officer, ASG Technologies; Paul von Autenreid, SVP & CIO, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gary VonderHaar, EVP, Operations & Technology – Processing, MasterCard; Gautam Vyas, EVP & Division Executive, Banking Solutions, FIS; Ajay Waghray, Former EVP & CTO, Assurant; Milind Wagle, CIO, Equinix; Brett Wahlin, CISO Prime Video, Amazon; Craig Walker, VP & CIO Shell Downstream, Shell International Petroleum Company; James Walsh, CEO, MetroTech HVAC Service LLC; Thomas Watson, Global CISO/VP Global Infrastructure Services, Sealed Air; Peter Weis, Principal, WeisAdvisors; Marcus Weldon, Corporate CTO and President, Nokia Bell Labs; Marykay Wells, CIO, Pearson; Brad Whitehall, Vice President, Information Technology, CIO, UniFirst Corporation; John Whiting, Global Chief Information Security Officer, DDB Worldwide; Mike Williams, CEO and Founder, Software Design Partners; Eric F.G. Wilson, EVP & CIO, Cyber Security and Facilities, SAFE Credit Union; Michael Wilson, SVP & Chief Security Officer, Molina Healthcare; Michelle Wilson, Co-President, WWE; Deanna Wise, EVP & CIO, Banner Health; Stephanie Woerner, Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR); Jon Wrennall, Group CTO, Advanced; Renee Wynn, CIO, NASA; Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO and Co-Founder, SecurityScorecard; Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health; Lina Young, SVP & CIO, Peabody; Eric Yuan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zoom; Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and CEO, Delphix; Steven Zachok, Director, Enterprise Solution Engineering, RingCentral; Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO and CTO, BUNGE LTD.; Sigal Zarmi, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; and Naveen Zutshi, SVP, CIO, Palo Alto Networks.

Thanks to Our Partners

HMG Strategy celebrates its success in large part thanks to the generosity of sponsorship at all levels. In the past year, these are some of the distinguished companies that proudly partnered with the company to make HMG Strategy events and experiences possible:

Distinguished partners include Abnormal Security; Accenture; Adobe Systems; AIG; AISERA; Allergan; Anaplan; Appian; Apptio; Arctic Wolf; Arista Networks; Armorblox; Aryaka Networks; Astound; AutonomIQ; Avasant; Avnet; Ayehu Software; Backupify; Benchmark IT; Bitglass; Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.; Brightfield; Box; BravoTECH;  Celonis; Catalyte; CenturyLink; Citrix; CodeStream; Comcast Business; CoolFire; Corelight; CrowdStrike; CyberArk; Darktrace; DataDirect Networks; Datalink; Delphix; Deloitte Consulting LLP; Digitate; enSilo; eSentire; Espressive; Equinix; Everstream; Forescout Technologies; ForgeRock; Fortinet; Globant; Google Chrome Enterprise; GTT Communications; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Hexaware; Hitachi Vantara; HTC Global Services; IBM; IBM Security; Imperva; Info-Tech Research Group; Ingram Micro; Insight Datalink; Integress; Intel; Integration Partners; ISG; Ivanti; The Judge Group; Juul Labs; K1 Investment Management LLC; Lenovo Enterprise; Levvel; LG Electronics; Lightspeed Venture Partners; Lumentum; Magenic; Moveworks; Neudesic; NJ Transit; Novant Health; Nth Generation; NTT Global; Numerify; Nutanix; OneLogin; OneNeck IT Solutions; OpteamIX; OutSystems; Perrigo; Pluto7; Productiv; Protegrity; Pure Storage; Quip; RangeForce; Red Hat; Rubrik; Rimini Street; RingCentral; Salesforce; SAP; SAS; Sealed Air; Secure-24; Security Scorecard; SentinelOne; Singtel; Slalom; SMC2; Sumo Logic; Symbio; TE Connectivity; Tenneco; Terex Corporation; TopGolf; Trace3; Tricentis; Trifacta Trintri DDN; UiPath; Vectra AI; Western Digital Corporation; Winthrop Resources; Workday; Wyndham Hotels and Resorts; Yash Technologies; Zendesk; Zerto; and Zoom.

"Our success enables us to re-invest in our core offerings and expand into new markets where we will bring our unique model of independent peer-to-peer research and unmatchable career acceleration opportunities to a larger audience of executives and leaders," said Muller. "We are the strongest executive leadership network because we understand the highly specialized demands of our executive-level audience and we know how to deliver the experiences and services that generate exceptional loyalty from our base."

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360 degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and digital Resource Center deliver proprietary research 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.

These primary components comprise the company’s unique core model and mission statement, The HMG Strategy 7 Pillars of Trust:

  1. HMG Strategy’s Thought Leadership and Digital Research Model is uniquely distinctive from any other in the industry, providing technology executives with unparalleled peer-driven forward looking insights and practical advice on the leadership, innovation, transformation and career ascent strategies needed to succeed in business today and tomorrow.
     
  2. HMG Strategy’s Global Digital Media Platform provides technology executives with fresh perspectives on the top business, leadership and customer trends that are defining the industry today and tomorrow. The company’s vast collection of research articles, videos, blog posts, white papers, and research reports generate more than 1 million impressions per week.     
  1. HMG Strategy’s Research Advisory Services embrace the ‘No Analyst’ model, delivering peer-led, forward-looking insights and trends to watch to both Fortune 2000 technology executives and industry partners. HMG Strategy’s exclusive CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program provides top-tier technology executives with unparalleled peer-to-peer off-the-record straight talk to strengthen their decision-making capabilities and accelerate their career ascent. The CELA program is complemented by the CELA Executive Decision Support services (EDS), which connects enterprise technology executives with their contemporaries who are able to offer their expertise, practical experience, and insights in disciplines ranging from effective C-suite communication strategies to crafting successful 1-3-5-year technology roadmaps. These service offerings are complemented by HMG Strategy’s CIO Bootcamp, a hands-on IT leadership development program for rising VPs and IT Directors who receive 1-to-1 expert coaching, practical webinars and custom research focused on enhancing skill sets and harnessing innovative leadership capabilities.
     
  2. HMG Strategy’s Executive Leadership Summit Series provides unparalleled networking between top-tier technology executives with leading search executives, executives at enterprise technology companies and leading venture capitalists to nurture fruitful relationships.
     
  3. HMG Strategy is a Career Accelerator — the company proudly offers guidance to technology leaders, inspiring tech executives to lead, recruit and retain tech talent while powering their own career trajectories.
     
  4. HMG’s Next Ventures business enables HMG Strategy to invest side-by-side with leading VCs such as Blumberg Capital, Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, connecting members of the HMG community with cutting-edge tech startups that deliver real business value now and in the future.
     
  5. HMG Cares — HMG Strategy takes pride in their partnerships with nonprofit organizations including NPower, Year Up, Genesys Works, the Society for Information Management and more. Giving back to the community is a core value for the company, and its conviction to promote early growth and education in the field of technology is strongly stationed in its foundation.

For more information on joining the strongest executive leadership network and exploring our independent, forward-thinking thought leadership platform, please visit www.hmgstrategy.com

Tom Hoffman
203-221-2702
TomHoffman@hmgstrategy.com

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