updated 10/27/2010 5:45:30 AM ET 2010-10-27T09:45:30

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This November 4th, 2010 invitation-only Los Angeles event will provide CIOs/ IT leaders an opportunity to hear in-depth presentations and lively panel discussions regarding steps that CIOs have taken in their journeys from transactional technology managers to transformational business leaders. The Roundtable, which is expected to draw 150-plus IT leaders, is being organized and produced by HMG Strategy, LLC and the Los Angeles Area Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and will be held at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica.

The Roundtable will also be highlighted by a panel discussion of visionary CIOs who will share their approaches to blending people, processes and technology for achieving successful outcomes under transformational business models. The panelists will include Mike Benson, EVP & CIO DIRECTV, Inc; Roger Berry, Former SVP & CIO Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Scott Cadwalader, Co-Founder & Managing Partner Diligent Partners, LLC, Rick Click, CIO Arcadian Health, John Buccola, CIO, Panavision, Tim Crawford, CIO All Covered, Sheila Jordan, VP Communication & Collaboration IT, Cisco Systems Inc and Tony Leng, Managing Partner Hodge Partners. For the full agenda, please go to http://www.hmgstrategy.com/event-agenda.asp?eventID=2.

"Transformational chief informational officers are being charged with leading cultural change to enable re-engineering of business processes," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy. "We're truly at the cusp of a new era in which innovation and transformation are paving the way to significant business value. These CIOs are truly playing a pivotal role as change agents in the transformation process."

HMG Strategy events are sponsored by leading global organizations. "StrataFusion is pleased to partner with HMG Strategy to bring LA's top CIOs and IT leaders to this world-class thought leadership and networking event," said Shevy Magen, StrataFusion Partner. Other global partners include IBM, Salesforce.com, McAfee, Polycom, Redhat, CA Technologies.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy, LLC is the leading provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support to CIO/Senior IT executives by focusing on the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT Leader. Our events and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of more than 8,000 global CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders.

OurCIO Executive Leadership Series offers a unique event experience to build relationships with peers and gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of information technology. Additionally, our partnership with the world's leading search firms provides you with invaluable insights into the changing role of the CIO. For more information please visit www.hmgstrategy.com.

About StrataFusion

StrataFusion is a leading management consulting and technology services firm with a unique model of CIO experts and Executive operational advisors. StrataFusion helps top management solve their major business problems by providing CIO/CTO Advisory, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Transformative Technologies, Strategic Sourcing and Human Capital services. StrataFusion's Partners, Principals, and management consultants have combined empirical data, industry best practices, and analytical models to continue to create a competitive advantage for our Fortune 500 and mid-market clients across all industries. Our proprietary methodologies and tools have been refined to help organizations reduce project complexities and accelerate investment returns. For more information about StrataFusion, please visit www.stratafusion.com .

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