Top CIO Summits: The CIO’s Role in Navigating the Business into the Future Will Shape the Dialogue at HMG Strategy’s London CIO Conference

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In the digital era, successful companies are leveraging emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to respond quickly to new market and customer opportunities and outperform their rivals. The CIO’s role in helping to identify and orchestrate the use of advanced technologies to help their organizations gain a competitive edge will highlight the discussion at the 2018 London CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on September 27, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency London in London, U.K.

HMG Strategy's 2018 London CIO Executive Leadership Summit

CEOs fully expect CIOs and technology executives to identify new business models and other opportunities for creating value and moving the business forward,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “To help their businesses to succeed in these highly disruptive times, CIOs need to think differently and lead courageously in powering the customer-centric organization into the future.”

The London CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with insights from HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller and David Davies, CIO, Hargreaves Lansdown who will share the top business and technology trends shaping the priorities of technology executives today.

Other captivating sessions at the summit will include an executive briefing by Simon Taylor, Co-Founder/Blockchain Practice Lead at 11:FS; an executive panel that will examine how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and analytics are driving speed to market and a competitive edge; an executive keynote by Mike Wyatt, Head of Chrome and Android Enterprise EMEA, Google Chrome Enterprise, on how the rise of the remote workforce, project collaboration and other trends are spurring the ascent of the Cloud Worker; an executive panel moderated by Saqib Awan, Vice President, Lightspeed Venture Partners, that will explore technology startups that are disrupting the enterprise IT landscape; an executive briefing by Bill Limond, Former CIO, National Health Insurance Co., Qatar Supreme Council of Health,  on how successful GDPR compliance can provide companies with a competitive advantage; an executive search panel that will probe the key attributes that make some technology executives more successful than others; an executive keynote by a Zscaler executive; a 1-on-1 interview with a Zoom executive; and an executive panel of top technology leaders who will share their roles in leading customer-centric strategies along with how they are working alongside fellow members of the C-suite to foster a customer-focused organization.

Notable speakers at the summit will include:

  • Alistair Fuller, CTO, Ideal Shopping Direct
  • Lee James, CTO EMEA, Rackspace
  • Caroline Sands, Head, CIO & IT Transformation Practice London, Odgers Berndtson
  • Andy Wilton, CIO, Claranet

Presenting Partners at the London CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Google Chrome Enterprise, Zoom and Zscaler. Supporting Partners include Softtek. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year is SecurityScorecard. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Glynn Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia.

To visit the summit website and register for the event, click here

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 more than 300,000 senior technology executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. 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 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.

Additionally, our partnerships with the world’s leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving roles of the CIO and CISO.

The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

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