Recasting the IT Function in the Next Era of the Digital Age Grabs the Spotlight at HMG Strategy's Upcoming 2016 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit

TORONTO, May 6, 2016 /CNW/ -- As the blockchain revolution marks the dawn of the Digital Age 2.0 and ushers in dramatic changes in the company-customer relationship, these transformational shifts will rewrite the role of the IT organization for enabling the enterprise to create new waves of value. The future role of the CIO in reshaping the business will be a key area of focus at the 2016 Toronto CIO Executive Leadership Summit to be held on June 7, 2016 at the Four Seasons Toronto, produced by HMG Strategy, LLC.

"Blockchain is top of mind in the financial services industry, but it also has broad implications for healthcare, media, and other sectors," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "The CIO can play a critical role in remodeling the business and leading the enterprise into the digital future."

The Toronto summit will begin with a stimulating keynote presentation given by Don Tapscott, the world's leading authority on the digital age. Tapscott will discuss how blockchain technology will transform financial services, government, music, and other industries while holding profound implications for IT strategy, architecture, and leadership. The afternoon will include a compelling Executive Interview of Rob McEwen, Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc. and Founder, former Chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc.

Other salient topics at the Toronto conference will include the dynamic mindset needed by the CIO to lead with courage and drive innovation; the required components for strategic leadership in a world of accelerated change; digital interviews with Silicon Valley thought leaders who will share insights about emerging technologies CIOs should be cognizant of; future trends that will impact the enterprise; and the future role of the digital technology executive.

Distinguished speakers participating at the Toronto summit will include Scott Bohannon, CEO, Info-Tech Research Group; Brian Chan, VP, Information Technology, Corporate Services Group, Avnet; Roman Coba, CIO, Emera; Susan Doniz, Executive Director, DIACC; Matt Dussling, AVP, Capriza; Roger Favero, SVP IT, OMERS; Raymond Gilbert, Managing Partner, Causal Effects, Inc.; Steve Heck, Global IT Director, Microsoft Canada; Naveen Kumar, VP, Consulting Services, Info-Tech Research Group; Jonathan Landon, Global IT – CTO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Maurizio Laudisa, CIO, Superior Propane; John Mealia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC; Lisa Porlier, Managing Director, Technology Sector Leader, Russell Reynolds Associates; Dave Revell, SVP & CIO, Retail & Business Banking, CIBC; Alex Tapscott, CEO and Founder, Northwest Passage Ventures; Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group; Don Tapscott, Digital Strategist and CEO, The Tapscott Group; and Jonathan Ward, President, Ward Technology Talent.

Strategic partners for the summit will include Capriza, Info-Tech Research Group, DHR, Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, and Korn Ferry.

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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