Blog Viewer

April 26 Newsletter


Welcome to the New SIMCAC Weekly Newsletter.... 

...Where each week, we'll share SIMCAC announcements, member spotlights, local/national industry news, upcoming events, and recaps of past ones!

Since our members are the lifeblood of the chapter, the success of this newsletter depends on our ability to share the happenings within it!  So we're asking for our members help in making this newsletter the best it can be.  If you're a member and have announcements, articles, pictures, videos, or any other content you'd like to share (and please do!), please email them to our Communications Chair at

The value of SIMCAC membership has never been greater.  If you are a current member, we encourage you to invite your peers and directs to check us out at an upcoming event.  If you're not currently a member, our board is available to answer questions about eligibility and membership packages and to help get you signed up.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.

Upcoming SIMCAC Event - "The CIO in the Age of Digital Transformation"
Wednesday, May 16, 5:30-8PM @ the City Club in DC

SIMCAC welcomes current & eligible prospective members to join us for an evening of networking, cocktails, dinner, and lively discussion featuring Metis Strategy President, Forbes Technovation columnist, Forum on World Class IT podcast moderator, and book author, Peter High.  Registration is free for current members and early bird pricing for prospective members is in effect through 4/30.  Details and tickets here!

SIM Connect Live 2018: Moments & Takeaways
The first-ever SIM Connect Live took place April 11–13 in Dallas, Texas. Hundreds of IT leaders gathered to learn, connect, and collaborate. We’ve gathered some of the highlights  here  to recap some of the incredible insights from the event.  
You can also catch all the action from SIM Connect Live in the official  event photo gallery here. 

A Recap of SIMCAC's and HMG Strategy’s 2018 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit
For the past 6 years, SIMCAC has proudly partnered with HMG Strategy to make this event possible. The theme for this year’s summit – ‘Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success’ – resonated well with the private and public-sector CIOs and technology executives that were in attendance. With the CIO at the center of the digital transformation journey, he or she is uniquely positioned to work with the CEO and the board to deliver fearless leadership, and fuse emerging technologies with process redesign along with the necessary people skills in order to succeed. In fact, several of the speakers spoke to how the CIO must act as ‘The CEO of Technology’ and lead the organization’s business transformation efforts.

Former Amazon executive Wes Arens helped set the tone with his keynote address at the beginning of the day which focused on how the company’s success has been centered around cultivating a customer-centric culture of innovation along with lessons that other companies can draw from Amazon’s success.

Speakers also discussed how emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics can help companies to identify and build new business models that can differentiate them in the market.

A panel of leading search executives discussed the traits that make CIOs and other technology executives successful. These include an ability to deliver results from innovation initiatives, along with a willingness to disrupt yourself as an executive and apply those insights to helping transform the enterprise.
A powerhouse group of panelists at last week's CIO Executive Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. discuss "Driving a Culture of Genius for Success and Visualizing the Road Ahead"
Check out the new SIMCAC LinkedIn Page 

We'll periodically be posting updates here at the new SIMCAC LinkedIn Company Page. Please follow and share via your personal page so we can spread the word about SIMCAC updates and events!
Industry-Related News and Content 
Mohamoud Jibrell, long-time SIM member and CEO of DC-based NormShield, exhibits at SIM Connect Live 2018