PALO ALTO, Calif.
March 25, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Companies with strong, dynamic and business-ready CIOs enjoy significant competitive advantages in highly complex global markets and IT vendors that work closely with CIOs develop more profitable business relationships. Those are among the key messages delivered at the 2013 San Francisco CIO Executive Leadership Summit, an invitation-only event for top-tier IT industry leaders.
"In today's highly networked digital economy, the role of the CIO is dramatically more important than ever before," said
, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "The CIO's role as transformational leader and indispensable business partner has become absolutely critical for driving growth and value in modern markets. Attributes of transformational CIOs include credibility with the CEO and integration with the executive team; superior interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to mesh business requirements across the organization with technology and innovation to create both a short and long-term roadmap."
CIOs and senior IT executives from numerous market-leading organizations attended the summit, held
at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel in
. Keynote speakers and keynote panelists included:
- Ramon Baez, SVP & Global CIO, Hewlett-Packard Company
- Doug Landis, VP, Sales Productivity, Box
- Chris McGugan, VP & GM, Emerging Products & Technology, Avaya
- Kimberly Stevenson, VP & CIO, Intel Corporation
Additional speakers and panelists included
, Information Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Dr.
, SVP & CIO, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company;
, Founder and CEO, Think Big Analytics;
, VP & CIO, Texas Instruments;
, Senior Associate, Heidrick & Struggles;
, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC;
, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International;
, VP & CIO, Maxim Integrated Products;
, VP & CIO, Wind River Systems;
, CIO, Splunk, Inc.; Bask Iyer, SVP & CIO, Juniper Networks;
, SVP Communication and Collaboration IT, Cisco Systems, Inc.;
, VP IT Operations, Netflix;
, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search;
, Managing Director and Founder, Apri Technology Partners;
, SVP & CIO, Adobe Systems Incorporated;
, SVP & CIO, Flextronics International;
, EVP & CIO,
, Global FinTech Leader, Egon Zehnder International;
, SVP & CIO, Electronic Arts; and
, Technology Consulting Lead, Accenture.
The summit was produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support. Sponsor Partners of the summit included Avaya, Box, Accenture, Canon, Code 42, Netuitive, Okta, Rackspace, ServiceNow, Think Big Analytics, Tibco and Workday. Supporting Partners included Comcast Business, QlikView and Riverbed. Associate Partners included Diligent Partners, Diversified Search and Fulcrum Associates. Strategic Partners included Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates and
. John Wiley & Sons is the firm's global media partner.
"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 executive leadership series."