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WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 25, 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 peer-driven content and powerful research agenda to its upcoming 2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit on October 1. Showcasing a variety of accomplished speakers from different industries and diverse backgrounds, HMG Strategy’s digital CIO and CISO summits explore the most important leadership, security, and strategic challenges and opportunities faced by technology executives today.
The spotlight is on CIOs and technology leaders since they successfully guided their companies into the work-from-home environment,” says Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. “Now, CIOs and tech executives are being called upon to help the CEO and line-of-business leaders to lead and innovate the business in a time of radical change.”On October 1, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit. World-class technology executives speaking at the event will include:Snehal Antani, Co-Founder & CEO, Horizon3.aiGlenn Chisholm, Co-Founder, CEO, Obsidian SecurityEric Christopher, Co-Founder, CEO, ZyloAli Faraj, CTO, DXC TechnologyJennifer Greenman, CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America GlobalRahul Kashyap, President, CEO, Awake SecurityCraig Mackereth, GVP Global Support, Rimini StreetSusan Malisch, VP & CIO, Loyola University ChicagoRusty Patel, SVP & CIO, TennecoJohn Rossman, Managing Partner, Rossman PartnersBruce Schinelli, VP IT, CIO, TTX Company
Partners for the 2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Rimini Street, SIM Chicago and Zylo.HMG Strategy will also be recognizing high-profile CIOs 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! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit. Finalists for the HMG Strategy 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards include:Susan Malisch, SVP & CIO, Loyola University ChicagoRusty Patel, SVP & CIO, TennecoJohn Phillips, President & CIO, Briggs HealthcareAllison Radecki, CIO, Beam SuntoryTo learn more about the 2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.On October 6, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit. Prominent technology executives speaking at the event will include:Bharat Amin, Executive Vice President, CIO, Huntington Ingalls IndustriesSnehal Antani, Co-Founder, CEO, Horizon3.aiKeith Bluestein, CIO, U.S. Small Business AdministrationDavid Bray, Inaugural Director, Global GeoTech Center & Commission, Atlantic CouncilHari Candadai, GVP, Global Thought Leadership and Research, Rimini StreetSusan Certoma, Board Director/Executive Leader/Strategic Advisor, Point2PointJamie Holcombe, CIO, U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeMike Huthwaite, Founder, CIO at Large, Huthwaite & AssociatesGeorgette Kiser, Operating Executive, The Carlyle GroupJames Parks, Director, Product Strategy & Transformation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)Kshemendra Paul, Executive Director, Data Governance and Analytics, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsPhil Richards, CSO, IvantiCarlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of VirginiaDenise Russell Fleming, VP IT, BDS, The Boeing CompanySerena Sacks, General Manager Customer Success, US Education, MicrosoftPrabhash Shrestha, Group Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, ICBADee Waddell, Managing Director, Travel and Transportation Industries, IBM Corporation
Partners for the 2020 HMG Live! Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Ivanti, Rimini Street, and SIM Capital Area.To learn more about the 2020 HMG Live! Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.On October 8, HMG Strategy will be hosting the 2020 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit. Top-tier technology executives speaking at the event will include:Paul Bellack, Global CIO, Magna InternationalColey Burke, CRO, ZertoMamatha Chamarthi, CIO, Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesMark Cybulski, VP IT, Enterprise Business & Engineering Systems, BorgWarnerGreggory Garrett, CEO, Managing Director, CGS Advisors LLCMonti Knode, Director of Customer Success, Horizon3.aiJordan LaFramboise, Director, Innovation & Wizardry, Rock CentralLesley Ma, CIO, Chief Continuous Improvement Officer, NSF InternationalCraig Mackereth, GVP Global Support, Rimini StreetRusty Patel, SVP, CIO, TennecoMark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn FerryEllen Sundra, VP, Global Systems Engineering, ForescoutJ.R. Tietsort, CISO, DarktraceLori Tirpak, Interim CIO, Oakland UniversityJason Torrez, Sr. Director, Software Engineering & Site Leader, GE Detroit Technology Center, GE AviationDiana Verdun, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, Plante Moran
Partners for the 2020 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit include Darktrace, Ivanti, NPower, Rimini Street, SIM Detroit, and Zerto.To learn more about the 2020 HMG Live! Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit and to register for the event, click here.To view HMG Strategy’s 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 will be hosting a custom webinar with Zoom that’s tailored for state and local government CISOs and security leaders on September 29. The event, `Communication, Collaboration and Community Engagement in the Post-COVID Era: Secure. Easy. Virtual.,’ will focus on recommendations from state and local CISOs on steps to protect the distributed organization on a go-forward basis along with lessons learned for strengthening secure collaboration and engagement with citizens. Key speakers for the webinar include Ron Henry, Interim CISO, City of Atlanta as well as Zoom CISO Jason Lee and Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO and Chairman, Zoom CISO Council at Zoom.To learn more about this event and to register, click here.On September 30, HMG Strategy will be hosting a webinar with RangeForce on ‘Leading Courageously to Protect the Remote Organization.’ This webinar, which features Jan Tighe, Retired Vice Admiral of the U.S. Navy, and Gordon Lawson, President and CRO at RangeForce, will focus on Jan’s experiences as Commander U.S. Navy Fleet Cyber in which she will share best practices for defending against targeted attacks in a distributed and dynamic environment, and how to implement a successful training program across your organization.To learn more about this webinar and to register for this special discussion, click here.Click here to view HMG Strategy’s upcoming calendar of webinars.Connecting Enterprise Technology Buyers with the Right VendorsIn 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 essentially serves as a reference center 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, Globant, 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 WorksAfter 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 capabilitiesAccelerates the sales process for both buyers and sellers – Buyers and sellers quickly identify one another through the needs analysis process and associated reference materialsEnsures 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 timeDrives 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 costsTo learn more about the HMG Marketplace and explore the digital assets that are available there, click here.About HMG StrategyHMG Strategy is the world’s leading digital platform for connecting technology executives to reimagine the enterprise and reshape the business world. Our regional and virtual CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, authored books, and Digital Resource Center deliver unique, peer-driven research from CIOs, CISOs, CTOs and technology executives 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.
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