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March 15, 2019, 10:07 a.m. EDT

CIO Summit: Crafting the CIO's Personal Brand to Serve as a Talent Magnet Will Power the Discussion at HMG Strategy's Upcoming CIO Summit in Dallas

Top technology executives speaking at the 2019 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Chris Boult, CIO, CEC Entertainment; Sujatha Chandrasekaran, CIO & CDO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Mignona Cote, Global Head of Identity and Access Management, AIG; Chris Gates, Chief Technology Officer, Allstate; Diane Schwarz, SVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Hunt Consolidated, Inc. and Thomas Sweet, VP IT, GM Financial

DALLAS, March 15, Mar 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- DALLAS, March 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forward-looking CIOs and technology executives devote the time and energy to promote their personal brands through public speaking, media interviews, social media and other avenues. Doing so not only enables them to accelerate their career ascent - it also helps them to brand themselves in a way to attract and retain top talent. The soft skills and other capabilities needed by technology leaders to strengthen their personal brands will be one of the key topics explored at the 2019 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, taking place at the Sheraton Dallas in Dallas, TX on April 2, 2019.

To learn more about the Dallas CIO Summit and to register for the event, click here .

"Savvy CIOs and technology executives recognize the importance of personal branding and the multiple benefits it can offer," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "With companies locked in a war for tech talent, shrewd technology executives are using their personal branding and promotion to help themselves and their organizations to gain a competitive edge."

The Dallas CIO Summit will kick-off with an HMG Lead Innovate Disrupt Tech Talk featuring Sujatha Chandrasekaran, CIO & CDO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation. This will be followed by an HMG Lead Innovate Disrupt Tech Talk given by Patricia Connolly, CEO and Founding Partner of SMC Squared who will share how employee-based Global Insourcing Centers are disrupting traditional IT outsourcing models. An additional HMG Lead Innovate Disrupt Tech Talk will be presented by a Salesforce executive.

Other enthralling sessions will include an executive keynote from Raul Robles, Director of Network Engineering at Nutanix, who will describe the new CIO mandate along with the most important elements required by CIOs to establish and maintain their place in this brave, new world; an executive panel of top technology executives who will discuss how to strike a balance between business optimization projects and running day-to-day operations; luncheon updates featuring news from Dallas SIM and NPower Texas; presentation of HMG Strategy's 2019 Technology Executives to Watch Awards to Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President, Pearson Partners, International, Inc.; Mignona Cote, Global Head of Identity and Access Management, AIG; Archie Deskus, SVP & CIO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Jennifer Hartsock, VP & CIO, Baker Hughes; and Thomas Sweet, VP IT, GM Financial; a panel of top search executives who will share recommendations for technology leaders to strengthen their personal brands and act as talent magnets; an executive keynote by an Adobe executive; a panel of top technology executives who will explore how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics, robotic process automation (RPA) and the Internet of Things are enabling competitive differentiation and speed to market; an executive panel that will explore leading enterprise risk mitigation and advanced threat protection strategies that are working today while positioning the enterprise for agility and innovation; and a panel of leading CIOs and technology executives who will share the steps they and industry leaders are taking to work with the CEO and the Board to craft digital strategies and foster a customer-centric culture.

Distinguished speakers at the Dallas CIO Summit will include:

  • David Clark, Managing Counsel, Technology, Data Privacy & Security, 7-Eleven, Inc.

  • James Clent, Chief Information Officer, Remington Hotels

  • Kevin Dunn, CIO & CISO, U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners, Inc.

  • Anupam Govil, President/Partner, Avasense/Avasant

  • Scott Lindblom, SVP & CIO, Michaels Stores, Inc.

  • Russ Medina, Executive Director, NPower

  • Sherif Mityas, Chief Experience Officer, TGI Fridays

Presenting Partners at the Dallas CIO Summit include Adobe, Lenovo/Nutanix, Salesforce and SMC Squared. Platinum Partners include Avasant and Rimini Street. Gold Partners include CrowdStrike, Info-Tech Research Group, LG Business Solutions, OutSystems and The Judge Group. Supporting Partners include Ivanti and Secure-24. Breakfast Partners include Fortinet. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year is SecurityScorecard. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Glynn Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia. Association Partners include NPower and SIM Dallas/Fort Worth.

To visit the Dallas CIO Summit website and register for the event, click here .

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and digital Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders.

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Tom Hoffman

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