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Summoning Courageous Leadership to Drive Innovation Will Capture the Limelight at HMG Strategy's Upcoming 2016 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to drive innovation to create value across the enterprise, the CIO must embrace a fresh and dynamic mindset to lead with courage. The traits and disposition required by CIOs to orchestrate transformational change will be among the hot topics explored at the 2016 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on May 10, 2016 at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, N.J. produced by HMG Strategy, LLC.

"Great IT leaders understand that managing change is part of their role," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "A key component to driving transformational change is a willingness to change one's attitudes and behaviors to deliver the courageous leadership that's required from today's CIO."

The New Jersey summit will kick off with an executive panel discussion focused on the components of courageous leadership to drive innovation. The morning sessions will also feature a panel discussion highlighting best practices for strategic leadership in an environment of accelerated change.

Following a luncheon presentation of the HMG Strategy 2016 Transformational CIO Award to Jason Molfetas, EVP & CIO at Amtrak, Hunter Muller will interview Clark Golestani, EVP & CIO at Merck, on leading in highly disruptive times. Afternoon presentations will include digital interviews with Silicon Valley thought leaders sharing insights about emerging technologies CIOs should know about; future technology trends that will impact the enterprise; the challenge of enterprise security today and into the future; and what the future holds for the CIO role.

Other distinguished speakers participating at the New Jersey summit will include Roota Almeida, Head of Information Security, Delta Dental of NJ; Edward Amoroso, SVP & Chief Security Officer, AT&T; Doug Blackwell, SVP & CIO, Horizon BCBSNJ; Michael Capone, COO, Medidata Solutions Worldwide; Dale Danilewitz, EVP & CIO, AmerisourceBergen; Michael Del Priore, SVP & CIO, Catalent Pharma Solutions; James Eichmann, CTO, Billtrust; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; Joe Ghory, Information Technology Sector, Russell Reynolds Associates; Charles Gray, Financial Services Practice, Egon Zehnder; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Jean Hill, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal; Rise Jacobs, SVP, Technology, Astoria Bank; Joyce Lee, CIO, Americas, Johnson & Johnson; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Vipul Nagrath, Global CIO, ADP; Adam Noble, SVP & Global CIO, GAF Materials Corporation; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Candida Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, CyberSecurity Practice Leader, ZRG Partners; Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group; and Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.

Sponsor partners for the summit will include CenturyLink, Newtek, Apptio, Delphix, EMC Corporation, Information Builders, MapR, Miro Consulting, Neudesic, Pure Storage, Rural Sourcing Inc., and ServiceNow.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's foremost provider of pioneering networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT leader. Our regional CIO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and Research and Resource Center (RRC) deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network of over 110,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders is the strongest, most trusted network of executives. 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. HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summits were given the distinction by as one of "Ten Must-Attend Conferences in 2015." HMG Strategy has a growing expanse of thought leadership housed on their open digital platform known as the 'Research & Resource Center.' The company's 'Transformational CIO Blog' was recently recognized by CDW's BizTech Magazine as one of "50 Must-Read IT Blogs 2015."

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