Leadership, Innovation, & Transformation - Themes of the 2013 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit

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Wednesday, February 20th 2013
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BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading CIOs gathered for the Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit on February 13th.  In today's fast paced turbulent global economy, many companies are embracing innovation to not only survive but to thrive.  Given CIOs are uniquely positioned to see across the enterprise, IT leaders can combine business insights with the power and opportunity of technology, such as the convergence of cloud, social and mobile computing, to drive innovation.

"The global economy with the rapid changes and developments in IT is creating an epic revolution for today's CIO," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC.  "By championing and driving a culture of innovation, the CIO can facilitate the delivery of new products and/or services for an organization to create new business value.  A transformational CIO is an indispensable asset."

HMG Strategy brought together a think tank of some of the best and brightest IT executives from the greater Boston market.  Industry luminaries gave insights into business opportunities IT is providing while world-class CIOs provided real-world experiences and lessons learned.  "HMG Strategy Summits are a very effective way to network, build your knowledge base and expand your mind.  Nowhere else can you receive this level of thought leadership and value in one day in the Boston market," said Rich Adduci, SVP & CIO, of Boston Scientific.  Keynotes, executive briefings, and panel discussions focused on:  Creating an Innovation Synapse, Leadership Strategies and Transformation – Leading a Culture of Change, Leadership Strategies and Innovation, and The Role of the Modern CIO.

The event's theme was "The Epic Revolution: Leading, Innovating and Transforming in a Connected World." The world-class presenters included:

  • Bill Brown, CIO & SVP/IT and SaaS Operations, Veracode
  • Peter High, Founder and President, Metis Strategy, LLC
  • Lee Anne Howe, VP Information Services, Boston Scientific
  • Bill Oates, CIO, City of Boston
  • Randy Spratt, EVP, CIO & CTO, McKesson Corporation
  • Brad Whitehall, CTO, WEX, Inc.
  • Hank Zupnick, CIO, GE Real Estate

Additional speakers and panelists included:  Matt Aiello, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Shawn Banerji, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates; Ina Kamenz, VP & CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Michael Maffattone, CTO, Harvard Management Company; Anne Margulies, CIO, Harvard University; Ken Piddington, CIO, Global Partners LP; Mark Polansky, Managing Director, IT Officers Practice, Korn/Ferry International; Jamie Satterthwaite, Partner, Egon Zehnder International Inc.; and Tom Stumpek, CIO, Electric Insurance Company.

HMG Strategy, LLC, provides exceptional leadership, innovation, transformational strategies along with a global community to drive the success of CIO and IT leaders.  Sponsors for the summit included:  Comcast Business Class, Code 42, Okta, QlikTech, ServiceNow, and Adobe.

"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 our CIO Executive Leadership Summits."

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