CIO Leadership: The Need for CISOs to Lead Courageously to Secure the Agile Enterprise Will Power the Discussion at HMG Strategy’s Upcoming Washington, D.C. CISO Summit

9/11, 12:29 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 10, 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 bringing its unique content and powerful research agenda to its upcoming 2020 HMG Live! Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit on September 15. Fast-moving and insightful with a variety of speakers from different industries and backgrounds, HMG Strategy’s digital CIO and CISO summits address the key leadership and strategic challenges and opportunities facing CIOs, CISOs and technology executives today.

“Our roster of world-class CISOs and security leaders who sit on our Advisory Boards help us to shape the most compelling content and agendas for our CISO community,” says Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. “Through our unique, practitioner-focused research engine, we enable security executives to strengthen their relationships in the C-suite, deliver fresh insights that the Board is looking for, enable secure innovation and power their career ascent.”

On September 15, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit. Top-tier security executives speaking at the event will include:

  • Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry
  • Scott Daitzman, CISO, NVR Inc.
  • Rocco Grillo, Managing Director, Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal
  • John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor, FBI
  • Ben Johnson, CTO & Co-Founder, Obsidian Security
  • Wanda Jones-Heath, CISO, United States Air Force
  • Rahul Kashyap, President & CEO, Awake Security
  • Monti Knode, Director of Customer Success, Horizon3.ai
  • Jenny Menna, Deputy CISO, Business Security, U.S. Bank
  • Michael Piacente, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Hitch Partners
  • Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO, Chairman, Zoom CISO Council, Zoom
  • Stephen Spagnuolo, NA Digital Security & Risk, Stanton Chase
  • James Turgal, Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
  • Laura Whitt-Winyard, Global CISO, DLL Group
  • Rebecca Wynn, Global CISO & Chief Privacy Officer, [24]7.ai

Sponsors for the 2020 HMG Live! Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit include Awake Security, Obsidian Security, and Zoom.

HMG Strategy will also be recognizing high-profile security leaders and 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! Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit. Finalists for the HMG Strategy 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards include:

  • Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner - Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry
  • Ben Johnson, CTO & Co-Founder, Obsidian Security
  • Wanda Jones-Heath, CISO, U.S. Air Force
  • James Turgal, Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte

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

On September 22, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit. Top technology leaders speaking at the event will include:

  • Bryce Austin, CISM, Strategist & CEO, TCE Strategy
  • Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group, Cargill
  • Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
  • Renee Frey, Founder and President, TalentQ, Inc.
  • Rahoul Ghose, CIO, ECMC Group
  • Douglas Hegley, Chief Digital Officer, Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • John Iannarelli, Former FBI Special Agent and Senior Executive Advisor, FBI
  • Patrick Joyce, VP, Global IT & CISO, Medtronic
  • Harold Knutson, Board President, SIM Minnesota
  • Sean Lennon, CIO, Medtronic
  • Cindy Maike, VP of Industry Solutions, Cloudera
  • Matt Pammer, SVP, CIO, Prime Therapeutics
  • Tony Taylor, CISO, Land O’Lakes
  • Chris Taylor, Chief Inclusion Officer, State of Minnesota
  • Greg Thayer, CISO, Comm-Works
  • Patrick Thompson, CIO, Albemarle Corporation
  • Tarek Tomes, CIO, State of Minnesota

Sponsors for the 2020 HMG Live! Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Cloudera, Genesys Works and SIM Minnesota.

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

As September comes to a close, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit on September 23. Accomplished technology executives speaking at the event will include:

  • Stuart Birrell, Former CIO, Heathrow Airport Ltd
  • Ezechi Britton, Founding Member, Principal and CTO in Residence, Impact X Capital Partners LLP
  • Joanna Drake, CIO, The Hut Group
  • Kevin Haskew, SVP & CIO, ON Semiconductor
  • Phil Jordan, Group CIO, Sainsbury’s
  • Khalid Kark, Research Director, CIO Program, Deloitte
  • Bill Limond, Former CIO, National Health Insurance Co., Qatar Supreme Council of Health
  • Jamie Peacock, Motivational Speaker
  • Sven Petersen, Partner, Egon Zehnder
  • Mayank Prakash, Group CTO, Tinley Group
  • Freddie Quek, Chief Technology Officer, Times Higher Education
  • Rashmi Rao, Managing Director, Stratech Limited
  • Dave Roberts, Global IT Director, Stantec
  • Dylan Roberts, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds CCG
  • Kevin Sealy, Senior Client Partner, EMEA & UK CIO Practice Head, Korn Ferry
  • Graham Spivey, Chief Communications Officer, UK IT Leaders

Sponsors for the 2020 HMG Live! U.K. CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Darktrace and the UK Innovative Tech Leaders.

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

On October 1, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit. Prominent technology executives speaking at the event will include:

  • Ali Faraj, CTO, DXC Technology
  • Jennifer Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Craig Mackereth, GVP, Global Support, Rimini Street
  • Susan Malisch, VP & CIO, Loyola University Chicago
  • Rusty Patel, SVP & CIO, Tenneco

Sponsors for the 2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Rimini Street and SIM Chicago.

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

To view HMG Strategy’s full 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, HCL Technologies, Ivanti, Moveworks, Okta, OutSystems, PagerDuty, RangeForce, RingCentral, UiPath, Zoom and Zscaler.

HMG Strategy is hosting its next webinar on September 17 Powered by Zoom on ‘Communicate, Collaborate, and Operate Full Speed Ahead on your Federal mission with Zoom for Government.’ This webinar, which features Gary Sorentino, Global Deputy CIO and Chairman, Zoom CIO Council at Zoom, Zoom CISO Jason Lee, and Matt Mandrgoc, Head of U.S. Federal at Zoom, will focus on how Zoom’s Zoom for Government platform can help executives meet mission needs, empower their workforce, and elevate the communities they serve and defend, both today and in the new future ahead.

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

HMG Strategy will also be hosting a webinar Powered by RangeForce on Sept. 22 focused on ‘Leading Courageously to Protect the Remote Organization.’ In this fireside chat between RangeForce CRO and President Gordon Lawson with Jan Tighe, Retired Vice Admiral and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Cyber Warfare for the U.S. Navy, Vice Admiral Tighe will share lessons learned from the work-from-home environment, best practices for defending against targeted attacks in a distributed environment and how to implement a successful security training program in your organization.

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

HMG Strategy will also be hosting a webinar Zoom on Sept. 23 on ‘Protecting the Work-From-Home Environment for the Long Haul.’ While CISOs and their teams have successfully protected the remote enterprise during these unprecedented times, many security tactics have been fashioned as a short-term approach. As enterprise companies continue to have the bulk of their employees working remotely for the foreseeable future, CISOs must develop longer-term security strategies that continue to safeguard remote employees while protecting the distributed enterprise.

Join Rocco Grillo, Managing Director, Global Cyber Risk Services at Alvarez & Marsal, Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO and Chairman, Zoom CISO Council at Zoom along with Jason Lee, CISO at Zoom for this captivating event by clicking 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 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 is designed 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, CIOs, 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, Awake Security, Darktrace, Forescout Technologies, 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 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
  • 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.
 
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Join the top CISOs and security leaders from the Greater Washington, D.C. area and North America as they explore the courageous leadership needed to drive secure innovation with the C-suite, deliver meaningful insights to the Board and protect the remote enterprise.
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