2013 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit:  Big Data, Cloud Strategies, the Changing Role of the CIO and the Future of IT

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HMG Strategy LLC, the fastest growing provider of world-class CIO Executive Leadership Summits, in association partnership with the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), will present The 2013 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit, titled Breakthrough Innovation: Game-Changing Leadership Strategies & Business Models for Market Advantage. The event will be held October 8, 2013 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar Hotel.

"This high-value event is designed exclusively for the CIO/IT leader to gain the latest innovative strategies and best practices for driving increased value to the business through the use of IT," says Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. "The agenda consists of industry luminary speakers addressing the key issues confronting transformational IT leaders as they leverage new technologies to drive business growth in rapidly evolving markets."

The opening keynote will be delivered by Woody Spring, a retired NASA astronaut, army colonel, innovation intelligence expert, and current Professor of Systems Engineering at Defense Acquisition University, who will share his inspirational experience as a leader.

Additional world-class speakers will include: 

  • Colin Black, CIO, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
  • Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC
  • Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International
  • Sean Doherty, VP Technical Strategy and Operations, Symantec
  • Hayes Drumwright, Founder & CEO, Trace3  
  • Tom Fisher, SVP & Global Commercial CIO, Oracle
  • Jim Haskin, CIO Advisor
  • Tony Leng, Managing Director & CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search
  • Abe Lietz, CIO, Jenny Craig
  • Donie Lochan, EVP, LPL Financial
  • Steve Phillpott, CIO, HGST, a Western Digital Company
  • Jeanette Sanchez, SVP, IT, AMN Healthcare
  • Frank Slootman, President and CEO, ServiceNow
  • Tim Stanley, SVP – Cloud Strategy and CXO Advisors, Salesforce.com

"When you assemble a large group of exceptionally brilliant and truly innovative thought leaders, amazing ideas are surfaced, discussed and examined. This summit is a highly valuable event for all CIO/IT leaders in the San Diego area," says Steve Phillpott, CIO of HGST and Program Chair of SIM San Diego.

The 2013 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit is complimentary to qualified senior IT leaders. To register for this valuable one-day event and to view a complete list of HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Events, please visit the HMG Strategy website at www.hmgstrategy.com.

Sponsors of the San Diego CIO Summit include ServiceNow, Symantec, CA Technologies, TIBCO, Code 42, Okta, Trace3, Accuvant and QlikView. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates and Spencer Stuart. Associate Partners include Diligent Partners and Diversified Search.

"We are building the strongest CIO community on the planet," says Mr. Muller. "We deliver world-class value for the IT industry through our thought-leadership, proprietary research, International Advisory Board and executive leadership series."

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy, LLC is the fastest growing provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support by focusing on the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT Leader. HMG conferences, research, and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. Participants gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of information technology. Partnerships with the world's leading executive search firms provide invaluable insights into the changing role of the CIO. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of more than 60,000 global CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts, and world class thought leaders. HMG summits offer CIOs an opportunity to network with peers and sponsors the opportunity to build relationships with these CIOs and top IT decision makers in an environment inspired by leadership, innovation, and transformation. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of IT leadership resources, visit www.hmgstrategy.com or contact Cathy Fell at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at cathyf@hmgstrategy.com.

About SIM San Diego

Since 1968, SIM has inspired the minds of the most prestigious IT leaders in the industry. Highly regarded as the premier national network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT direction for the benefit of its members and their communities.

SIM San Diego is an association of the IT community at large, including senior IT executives, prominent academicians, and other IT thought leaders, who share and enhance their industry knowledge for the benefits of its members and their organizations, who build industry brand awareness and contribute to the growth of the IT community to attract and retain top talent in San Diego.  To learn more go to www.simnet.org/sandiego.