Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit, taking place at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit – Driving Disruption

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Digital disruption is reshaping the competitive business landscape. Those companies that act decisively with strong strategic leadership position themselves to vault ahead of the market and gain competitive advantage. The courageous leadership required by CIOs and other technology executives to accelerate enterprise execution in these areas will be the focus of the discussion at the upcoming 2017 Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit, taking place at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

“The CEO and the board of directors are looking for visionary leadership to thrust the enterprise into the next era of the digital age,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “CIOs have a unique view of how different parts of the company operate and can blend this with their technology expertise and understanding of the business to craft a winning digital strategy.”

The Detroit summit will kick-off with an executive panel discussion that will explore how CIOs are distinctly positioned to lead the digital agenda. This will be followed by an executive keynote by Sonny Hashmi, Managing Director, Global Government, Box, who will discuss lessons on the importance of rethinking the approach taken to the company’s business to become a digital company.

Other sessions will include best practices for fostering innovation while leveraging security as a competitive advantage; presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Transformational CIO Award to Mamatha Chamarthi, SVP, Chief Digital Officer & CIO of ZF TRW; an executive panel of top search executives who will share the key qualities that senior management looks for in executive roles and board positions; an executive panel that will explore the top trends in laying the foundation for the digital roadmap; an executive keynote presented by Charles Crouchman, CTO, Turbonomic, on innovative uses for artificial intelligence in IT; an executive panel that will explore the benefits of collaborative innovation in the connected era; followed by a closing panel that will probe the courageous leadership qualities required by CIOs to drive innovation and deliver business value to their organizations.

Speakers at the summit will include Steven Ambrose, VP & CIO, DTE Energy; Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Inc.; Mamatha Chamarthi, SVP, Chief Digital Officer & CIO, ZF TRW; Charles Crouchman, CTO, Turbonomic; Bill Cummings, Global CISO, Adient; Rajiv Das, Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director, State of Michigan; Thomas Farrington, EVP & CIO, Perrigo Company; Kay Fuhrman, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Greggory Garrett, CEO & Managing Director, CGS Advisors LLC; Vicki Harper, Director of Information Technology, Acument Global Technologies; Meredith Harper, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System; Sonny Hashmi, Managing Director, Global Government, Box; Linglong He, CIO, Quicken Loans; Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates; Lesley Ma, Global CIO – Cadillac, General Motors; Christopher Mandelaris, CISO and Chief Privacy Officer, Chemical Bank; Jim Maxim, President of MaximTrak, Chief Digital Officer, RouteOne; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Kevin Parlette, VP, IT (CIO), Dana Incorporated; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, CIO/IT Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Patrick Quint, Vice President IT Business Process Office, Adient; Paul Renko, Sr. Manager, Enterprise & Emerging IT, Ford Motor Company; Vijay Sankaran, CIO, TD Ameritrade; Eric Schrock, Chief Technology Officer, Delphix; Raj Singh, EVP & CIO, FordDirect; Jim Suchara, Vice President IT, Amerisure Insurance; George Surdu, Chief Strategy Officer, HTC Global Services; Angie Tuglus, EVP of Operations, Ally Financial, Inc.; Paolo Vallotti, CISO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; and Sangy Vatsa, EVP and CIO, Comerica Bank.

Presenting Partners for the summit include Box and Turbonomic. Platinum Partners include CenturyLink and Delphix. Gold Partners include Apptio, Lenovo/Intel, and ServiceNow. Supporting Partners include Pure Storage and Workday. 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.

Detroit CIO Executive Leadership Summit, taking place at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit on Thursday, June 1, 2017

To visit the Detroit summit website and register for the event, click here.

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Kirstie Magowan

Kirstie Magowan is the managing editor of IT Chronicles. Kirstie is an experienced journalist and publisher who has been working in the IT Service Management industry since 1999. Kirstie is a regular speaker at industry conferences globally.