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CIOs Must Be Champions of Innovation to Drive Transformation and Create Real Business Value in the Modern Enterprise

Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit Focuses on Innovative Technology and Building Strong Relationships across the C-Suite

ATLANTA, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you driving innovation? Are you a transformational leader? Are you building relationships across the C-suite? These and other critical questions will be addressed at the 2012 Atlanta CIO Executive Leadership Summit, being held September 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta. The world-class event is being produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support, in association with the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA).

"World-class CIOs and IT leaders champion innovation, embrace greater transparency, hire top talent, and form productive partnerships across multiple industries to drive business results in highly competitive markets," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "We are engaged in a truly epic revolution in which the CIO plays an absolutely critical role."

The summit will focus on the future state of IT leadership and developing practical strategies for driving real business value in an era of rapid change and continuous transformation.

Keynote and panel discussion topics include Transformational Leadership, Innovation and Growth Strategies, Creating and Maintaining Trusted Relationships in the C-Suite, CIO/CMO Alignment, Career Development, Social Enterprise, Mobile Workforce, Cloud, Security, Strategic Sourcing, and Advanced Business Analytics.

Keynote speakers and presenters include:

  • Dr. Curtis A. Carver, Jr., Vice Chancellor and CIO, University System of Georgia
  • Peter High, Founder and President, Metis Strategy, LLC
  • Michael McKiernan, VP Business Technology Solutions, Citrix Systems
  • Eric Pearson, CIO, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Ed Steinike, VP & CIO, The Coca-Cola Company

Additional speakers and panelists include Matt Aiello, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Eric Anderson, Principal, Egon Zehnder International; Jay Ferro, CIO, America Cancer Society; Greg Foglesong, SVP, Marketing and eCommerce, Carter's; Anne Park Hopkins, Partner, Global Technology Markets, Korn/Ferry International; Jana Kanyadan, CIO, Mohawk Industries; Janet Sherlock, SVP & CIO, Carter's; Joe Surber, SVP & CIO AGL Resources; and Ken Thomas, Senior Sales Manager, Comcast.

"The Atlanta summit will be a genuinely exceptional opportunity to network with peers, and to experience transformational leadership from the best and brightest minds in the industry," said Mr. Muller. "This is peer-to-peer networking and career building at the highest level of value."

HMG Strategy LLC, provides world-class leadership, innovation, transformational strategies along with a global community to drive the success of CIO and IT leaders. The firm's sponsor partners include Accenture, AirWatch, Avanade, Avaya, Box, BMC Software, CA Technologies, CDW, Chateaux Software, Cisco, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Fulcrum Associates, Good, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Level 3 Communications, Netsuite, Okta, QlikTech, Quest Software, Rimini Street, ServiceNow, TCS, TSA, VMware, WatchDox, Wipro and Workday. Strategic partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. John Wiley & Sons is the firm's global media partner.

"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 nearly 50,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of CIO/IT leadership resources, visit or contact Amanda Vlastas at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at [email protected].


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