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Courageous CIO's Share Best Practices for Succeeding in the Digital Age at HMG Strategy's 2017 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital disruption is changing the playing field in business. In order to enable their organizations to excel in their digital transformation efforts, savvy CIOs must step up and demonstrate courageous leadership to drive the digital enterprise forward. These will be the prevailing themes at the 2017 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on April 26, 2017 at the W Washington D.C.

"Because digital represents unchartered territory, there's often a leadership void regarding which C-level executive will direct digital strategies," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President & CEO. "Thanks to their technical acumen and unique view across business units and organizational functions, the CIO is perfectly positioned to steer the digital helm."

The Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit will commence with a dynamic executive panel discussion on the leadership, innovation, and transformation strategies needed to lead the enterprise into the next era of the digital age. Esteemed panelists will include Ranabir DEY, CIO, Office of the CIO/ Government of the District of Columbia, Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Freddie Mac; Paul Fipps, CIO & EVP, Global Operations, Under Armour; and Mike Raeder, CISO, OrbitalATK.

Other riveting sessions will include a captivating executive panel discussion on best practices for laying the foundation for the digital roadmap; the challenge of enterprise security today and into the future; an executive interview between Hunter Muller and David Bray, Senior Executive & CIO, Federal Communications Commission, on how Dr. Bray has led the FCC's digital transformation, including revitalizing its workforce to become change agents; an executive keynote by Box CEO Aaron Levie on why every company needs to operate like a digital company and how to go about it; a panel of search executives who will discuss the leadership qualities they look for in senior executives along with the leadership techniques that foster long-term success; and a panel of rock-star CIOs who will share the new and dynamic mindset needed by the CIO to act with courageous leadership and drive transformational change.

Distinguished speakers at the Washington, D.C. Summit will include Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Bharat Amin, VP & CIO, Newport News Shipbuilding; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Lt. Gen. William Bender, Chief Information Dominance & CIO, United States Air Force; David Bray, Senior Executive & CIO, Federal Communications Commission; Elaine Cheng, CIO, CFA Institute; Patricia Collins Weedon, Senior Vice President & Global Chief Information Security Officer, Discovery Communications; Esteban Deleon, Chief Executive Officer, Renegade Strategies Corporation; Amy Doherty, SVP & CIO, AARP; Paul Fipps, CIO & EVP, Global Operations, Under Armour; Yuvi Kochar, Managing Director, Technology and Operations, CAQH; James Lamb, Chief Information Officer, Interstate Hotels & Resorts; Aaron Levie, CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman, Box; Robert Lux, EVP & CIO, Freddie Mac; Joe Malfesi, VP Infrastructure Services, Transaction Network Services, Inc.; Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; Matthew McCormack, VP & CISO, EMC Consulting; Andre Mendes, CIO/CTO, Broadcasting Board of Governors; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Augusto Penjasoff, Chief Digital Innovation, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Mike Raeder, CISO, OrbitalATK; and Edward Stelmack, Director, Commercial Data Management Head – Commercial Operations, AstraZeneca.

Presenting Partners at the summit include Box. Gold Partners include CenturyLink, Citrix, and Pure Storage. Supporting Partners include appOrbit, Dell EMC, HCL Technologies, Pentaho, and Workday. Lunch Partners include Pentaho. Research Partners include Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. Association Partners include SIM's Capital Area Chapter.

To visit the Washington, D.C. 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 online Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving role of the CIO.

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.

For more information on joining the strongest executive leadership network and exploring our independent, forward-thinking thought leadership platform, please visit www.hmgstrategy.com.

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