Darwin’s “Survival of the Fittest” Playing out across the Business Landscape

New York Global Innovation Summit

Market disruption is the new normal. Thanks to the emergence of new customer-centric business models and the savvy use of technology to help create a competitive advantage, half of all S&P 500 companies will be replaced over the next ten years, according to a study conducted by Innosight. CIOs have the chance to learn more at the New York Global Innovation Summit later this month.

These trends offer technology executives a prime opportunity to work with fellow members of the C-suite to drive innovation that can transform the business and unleash profitable new business models. The leadership characteristics and fresh thinking required by CIOs to nurture a culture of innovation across the enterprise will power the discussion at the 2018 New York Global Innovation Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on August 23, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt New York.

We are witnessing Darwin’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’ theory playing out across the global business landscape,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “In order to help their organizations to survive and succeed in these highly-disruptive times, CIOs must work courageously with the CEO and board of directors in identifying and executing on innovative business transformation.”

The New York Global Innovation Summit will kick-off with a series of compelling ‘HMG Tech Talk’ discussions that will explore the business, technology, and geo-political trends that are influencing executive strategy. These start with an executive interview between HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller and Sean Lennon, SVP & CIO, Allergan, on how Allergan is disrupting itself and the role that Lennon is playing in helping to lead these efforts; and Delphix Founder and Chairman Jedidiah Yueh on how innovation classics such as The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Lean Startup are failing businesses and the key frameworks needed to achieve success.

Other riveting sessions at the summit will include an executive keynote by Google Chrome Enterprise’s Mike Daoust on the changing workforce requirements in the age of the Cloud worker; an executive panel that will explore how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and analytics are driving speed to market and a competitive edge; an executive venture capital panel that will explore the leadership characteristics required by startup entrepreneurs to succeed; an executive briefing by Ogilvy & Mather Chairman, Global Brand Community John Seifert; an executive keynote by a Celonis executive; a set of executive roundtable discussions that enable summit attendees to brainstorm on the top opportunities for applying technologies such as AI, blockchain and cloud applications along with the top challenges that must be overcome to succeed; and an executive panel that will share fresh practices for technology executives to prepare the board of directors for digital transformation.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include:

  • Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation, The Ogilvy Group
  • Patty Hatter, CIO/GM, Start-Up Advisor
  • Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac General Motors
  • Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital

Presenting Partners at the New York Global Innovation Summit will include Celonis and Google Chrome Enterprise. Platinum Partners include Magenic. Gold Partners include Ivanti and Zendesk. Supporting Partners include Zerto. Local Partners include Espressive. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. 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 SIM New York Metro.

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

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Kirstie Magowan

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.