Wall Street Journal CIO Network Assembles Leading CIOs and CTOs to Address Most Pressing Global Technology and Innovation Challenges

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal will again convene leading chief information and technology officers for the third annual meeting of its CIO Network. The invitation-only meeting will take place February 2-3 at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego with the mission to debate and decide on action plans for addressing the most pressing technology and innovation challenges facing corporations today.

At the annual meeting, the membership will hear from top technology experts, innovators and policy makers including, J. Craig Venter, co-founder, executive chairman and CEO of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) discussing technological advances in biology that have unleashed a wave of innovation that's reshaping the human experience and John T. Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco, sharing his perspective on the changing role of CIOs.

Other speakers include:

  • Meg McCarthy, EVP of Operations and Technology, Aetna, Inc.;
  • George F. Colony, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Forrester Research, Inc.;
  • Shuman Ghosemajumder, VP Product Management, Shape Security;
  • Maarten Sierhuis, Director, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley, Nissan North America; and
  • Amy Braverman, PhD., Principal Statistician, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

Also featured will be Jamie Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for General Electric; Suren Gupta, EVP of Technology and Operations, Allstate Insurance; Tammy Jeffrey, VP and Chief Technology Officer, General Growth Properties; Gerri Martin-Flickinger, SVP and CIO, Adobe Systems Incorporated and Philip R. Wiser, CTO, The Hearst Corporation.

Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker will give opening remarks, and a select group of Wall Street Journal editors will moderate the discussions throughout the two-day meeting, including: John Bussey, assistant managing editor and executive business editor; Gabriella Stern, deputy managing editor and editor for strategic initiatives; Scott Thurm, senior deputy technology editor; Steven Rosenbush, CIO Journal editor; and Noelle Knox, CFO editor.

Central to the meeting are the special task force sessions focused on key topics of urgent importance to chief information and technology executives. In these sessions, the Network members will work together to develop recommendations for solutions that will be published exclusively in The Wall Street Journal CIO Network special report in the Journal and on WSJ.com following the meeting. CIO Journal debuted in April 2012 and is a premium news and information service for chief information officers and senior business executives.

The Wall Street Journal CIO Network's meeting is sponsored by Deloitte, NTT Communications, Palo Alto Networks and Samsung Electronics America.

For more information on The Wall Street Journal CIO Network and its annual meeting, please visit: http://cionetwork.wsj.com/

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