CIO Summit coming June 8

DETROIT — The Westport, Conn.-based executive leadership networking event developer HMG Strategy LLC will present the CIO Leadership Conference June 8 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.

Event organizers say the conference will present the fresh thinking that’s required by CIOs to nurture a culture of innovation and inspire employees to stretch themselves.

“We are undergoing what is likely the steepest innovation curve in the history of mankind,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy president and CEO. “In order to succeed, CIOs must clearly communicate what the innovation vision looks like along with the roles that employees play in driving innovation in order to cultivate a culture of genius that draws upon the collective intelligence of employees across the enterprise.”

The Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with a series of compelling ‘HMG Tech Talk’ discussions that will explore the business, technology, and geopolitical trends that are influencing executive strategy. These will include presentations by Muller on why IT is more relevant than ever, along with other critical trends that are shaping the future path for technology executives. Also presenting will be former Amazon executive John Rossman on “Building a Culture of Innovation The Amazon Way,” and Bob Tapscott, a Toronto-based CEO and CIO management consultant and blockchain expert.

Other sessions at the summit will include an executive panel that will explore 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 panel that will explore how to lead, reimagine and reinvent the enterprise while driving a culture of genius for success; a panel of leading search executives who will weigh in on the key attributes that make technology executives successful; a set of executive roundtable discussions that enable summit attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying technologies such as AI, blockchain and cloud applications, along with the top challenges that must be overcome to succeed; and an executive panel that will share how courageous leadership can create value and generate new waves of business growth in the digital enterprise.

Prominent speakers at the summit include Vicki Harper, director of IT at Acument Global Technologies Inc., a Sterling Heights manufacturer; Christopher Mandelaris, vice president and chief information security and privacy officer at Midland’s Chemical Bank; Viren Shah, CIO of Ann Arbor-based Masco Cabinetry; Randall Urban, chief digital officer of Adient, Chief Digital Officer, Adient plc, the Plymouth-based auto supplier; and Sangy Vatsa, executive vice presidenta and CIO of Comerica Bank.

Presenting partners at the Detroit Summit include Avanade, the Seattle IT consultant. Gold Partners include Apptio, the Bellevue, Wash.-based software developer; Pure Storage, the Mountain View, Calif.-based storage developer; and The Judge Group, the Philadelphia, Pa.-based technology and talent services provider.

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