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Event Date Thu Nov 4 EDT (8 months ago)
Location Virtual
Region Americas

Engage with world-class technology leaders, openly sharing business-technology strategies and innovation, reshaping the customer experience. Hear from industry leaders thinking differently, demonstrating courageous leadership and fearless reinvention. These top-tier executives will offer stories of successes and share advice on leaning in and leading into the C-suite and line of business, driving disruption and innovations that reshape and reinvent their go-to-market, while fostering a culture of trust and compassionate guidance for their teams.

HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.
Key Areas of Focus Include:
• Leading Courageously and Authentically in Times of Crisis.
• Reimagining the Business and the Future of Work.
• Winning the War on Talent.
• Creating a Workplace of Diversity and Inclusion to Foster Innovation.
• Becoming Boardroom Ready.
• Blazing the Path to Secure Innovation.
• Strengthening Your Personal Brand.


2021 Speakers


Thomas Anderson
Senior Director, Accenture

Ted Colbert
President & CEO, Boeing Global Services, Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company

Kelly Coomer
CIO, Sammons Financial Group

Ali Faraj
CTO, DXC Technology

Mark Griesbaum
Managing Partner, Affinity4U, LLC

Ron Guerrier
Global Chief Information Officer, HP Inc.

Donagh Herlihy
Chief Digital and Information Officer, Subway

Daphne Jones
Board of Directors AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group, Inc. and Masonite International, Founder, Destiny Transformations Group

Susan Malisch
VP & CIO, Loyola University Chicago

Paul Martin
Former SVP & CIO (Retired) and Board of Directors, Unisys Corporation, Owens Corning and Ping Identity, Baxter International

Quintin McGrath
Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Technology Services, Deloitte

Rick Merrick
CIO, President, SIM Chicago Chapter, TCS Education System

Hunter Muller
President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Mark Polansky
Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Preston Simons
Member of the Board of Governors, Univeristy of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business


Mary Acuna
Founder & CEO, Brighton Strategy Group

Waqas Akkawi
Global Chief Information Security Officer, SIRVA Worldwide

Patricia Anderson
CEO & Founder, Golden Clover, Inc.

Snehal Antani
Co-Founder & CEO,

Renee Arrington
President, COO & Director, Pearson Partners International, Inc.

Ellen Barry
Principal, The EBarry Group

David Baruch
CIO, Spencer Stuart

Scot Berkey
CIO, Illinois Housing Development Authority

Jason Birnbaum
SVP Digital Technology, United Airlines, Inc.

Bill Blount
CIO, Benefitexpress

Mark Booth
Chief Information Officer, Perdue Farms

Colin Boyd
VP & CIO, CIO, Komatsu Americas Corp., Komatsu Mining Corp.

Alwin Brunner
SVP & CIO, Knowledge Management, Heidrick & Struggles

Wayne Bulmahn
Chief Information Officer/Security Officer, Unite Here Health

Joe Cannella
CIO, Tempel

Michael Carlin
VP, Business Technology Solutions, AbbVie

Michael Chahino, EdD
CIO, Elgin Community College

Manish Chawla
VP Application Development, IAT Insurance Group

Sheldon Cuffie
VP & Enterprise CISO, American Family Insurance

Jeffrey Davies
SVP & CIO, Forsythe Technology, Inc.

Stephen Davy
Former Managing Director/CTO, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

Jason DeHaan
CIO, Gildan

Tim Dickson
Chief Information Officer, Generac Power Systems

Nick DiGioia
Senior Director, IT, Tampico Beverages

Paul Douglas
EVP Corporate Technology Services, Alight Solutions

Ed Earl
VP & Chief Information Officer, Federal Signal Corporation

Vince Fattore
CIO/Director of IT, Temperature Equipment Corporation

Joe Foley
Director, Insights Architect, Numerify

Tom Gerdes
Vice President IT, Federal Systems, Johnson Controls

Laszlo Gonc
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, CIO, CISO, Next Era Transformation Group

David Green
Division Chair - Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, & Economics, Governors State University

Randy Gross
CIO & EVP, Certification Operations, CompTIA

Dean Haacker
Chief Technology Officer, CIBC

Robin Hamerlinck
VP & CIO, Shure, Inc.

Anjana Harve
Senior Vice President & CIO, Fresenius Medical Care North America

Ashwini Hassija
Vice President, Anthem, Inc.

Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom
CIO, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dan Holohan
CIO, ZS Associates

Molly Hull
Senior Vice President, Slayton Search Partners

Clay Johnson
Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Yum! Brands

Andy Jurczyk
CIO, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Neal Kaderabek

Paul Karras
CIO, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC

Alison Kassel
CIO, Workforce Management Group, TrueBlue, Inc.

Michael Kennaugh
SVP & CIO Reyes Coca-Cola Division, Reyes Holdings

Rick Klotz
CIO, Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Bob Kress
Managing Director, Accenture Security, Accenture

Sarti Krishnan
Advisory Solution Architect, Zurich North America IT Services

Fred Kwong
Chief Information Security Officer, Delta Dental

Jack Leifel
Principal, Leifel Consulting, LLC

Ron Lejcar
Global CIO, Ingredion Incorporated

Tony Leng
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead, Diversified Search

Shari Levandowski
VP IT Services, Reedy Industries

Norman Lewis
Professor, Wayne State University

Jean Luber
VP IT, MYR Group

Tano Maenza
Enterprise IT Digital Transformation Program Director, Lockheed Martin

Gary Matula
CIO, Koch Industries

Todd Mazza
Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Strategy, Technical Operations, and EUX, Rockwell Automation

Rich McGhee
Global CTO, Digital Engineering, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Rob McGillen
Director, Office of the CIO Services, CBIZ CMF, LLC

Bernadette McMahon
Senior Enterprise Project Manager, Jenzabar

Bud McQuade
Vice President of Information Technology, Duracell

Jeffrey Mueller
VP & CIO, Pregis

Peter Nagle
Director of IT, Draper and Kramer

David Otte
COO, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Mark Otten
Director of Information Technology, Truck Accessories Group, LLC

Mike Ouska
CIO, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Mike Parisi
Chief Information Officer, Illinois Tool Works

John Parkinson
Partner & Managing Director, ParkWood Advisors LLC

Jeff Pashalides
Department Head - Corporate Development, Sequoia Capital

Monto Patel
Chief Architect & Global Technology Practice Head, N.A., Cognitive Business Operations, Tata Consultancy Services

Rusty Patel
SVP & CIO, Tenneco

John Phillips
President & CIO, Briggs Healthcare

Dean Pierpoint
VP - Global Application Services, DRiV

Eric Poole
Assistant Director of Information Security, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Allison Radecki
CIO, Beam Suntory Inc.

Madhu Reddy
CIO, Republic Bank of Chicago

Brian Reynolds
Principal, Digital and Cloud Solutions, Grant Thornton LLP

Marcio Ribeiro
Chief Digital and Information Officer, Dom's Kitchen & Market

Jennifer Ricker
State CIO and Acting Secretary, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology

Jeffrey Robinson
Sr Enterprise Architect - Data, AbbVie

Simona Rollinson

Raphael Savastano
Chief Information Officer, 1888 Mills

Bruce Schinelli
VP IT & CIO, TTX Company

Yvonne Scott
CIO, Crowe Horwath LLP

Eric Sigurdson
CIO Practice Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates

Curtis Spall
VP of IT, BrightStar Care

Igor Strashko
Director, Software Development, National Restaurant Association

Aaron Thomann
Global sCIO Strategic Business Units, Supply Chain & Engineering, GE Healthcare

Lachlan Tidmarsh
Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Richard Valerga
COO, Acero

Jason Van Den Eeden
CTO, Oak Street Health

Edward Wagoner
Global Chief Information Officer, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc

Vikas Wali
VP Global Technology Services, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Chris Walter
CIO, Central Garden & Pet

Tim Walter
CIO & SVP, Randa Accessories

Creighton Warren
VP & CIO, USG Corporation

Leslie Weber

Carl Wilson
Principal, CW & Associates

Shane Winegard
VP & CIO, Information Technology, Panduit

Jim Wisnionski
Division President & Corporate CIO, SourceLink

Frank Yanan
SVP, GIS Business Information Security Officer (BISO), Bank of America

Mike Zachman
Chief Security Officer, Zebra Technologies Corporation

Mike Zanillo
State Coordinator - Illinois, Citizens' Climate Lobby

Hunter Muller
President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• DarkTrace
• Forescout
• Globant
• Sonatype
• Horizon3.Ai
• Illumio
• Autho
• Ring Central
• Safeguard Cyber
• Zscaler
• Skybox Security
• Akamai

• EgonZehnder
• Heidrick & Struggles
• Korn Ferry
• SpencerStuart

• Amplify Partners
• Glynn Capital
• Greylock Partners
• LightSpeed
• Sequoia

• SIM Chicago