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June 15 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! 

As headlines of job-killing robots abound, the real story escapes our view:

Automation’s not taking our jobs away, it's giving executives back their time. Freed from administrative tasks, the “CoBots” will liberate employees to focus on creating new forms of value. A Reskilling Revolution—unrivaled in size, scope, and scale—will prepare our people for this fast-approaching future.

SIMCAC welcomes current and eligible prospective members to join us on June 26 at 5:30 PM for an evening of networking, dinner, and lively discussion entitled "Technology Megatrends & The Future of Work"

For the first time ever, we encourage attendees to bring their children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren (ages 11-18). We have a great night planned that promises to be fun and educational for all! 

We will start the evening with robotics and AI demos with a team of local students who are about to represent the United States in the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge in August, an “Olympics”-style robotics event held this year in Mexico City. 

After dinner, SIMCAC is proud to host keynoter, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley as she takes all of us across the innovations and megatrends that will shape the future of work:

Yesterday was about billions of smartphones—but tomorrow belongs to the trillions of smart things digitizing all objects, products, and places within the physical world. The AI Arms Race is officially on, and IT leaders must turn their operations into “real-time, data-driven, know-it-all organizations” just to keep pace.
Please register early, as we expect a heavy turnout and have limited capacity. We look forward to seeing everyone on June 26!

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Event Speaker

A powerhouse of next-level content, “edu-taining” delivery, and razor-sharp insights, Christina “CK” Kerley focuses Fortune 500s on the 10+ tech of the next 10 years and has wowed audiences at Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Amazon, The United Nations, E*TRADE, and Best Buy.

We're so excited to have the Wizards.exe join us at our upcoming event on June 26! In last week's newsletter, we interviewed the Wizards.exe's coach/mentor about their recent success, representing the USA, and closing the STEM equity gap. Go here to read the full interview or make a contribution to help fund the team's trip. 

July SIMCAC Events

July 14 - SIMCAC Member Only Wine Event at the Overlee Clubhouse in Arlington, VA 

(Stay tuned for more!)

July 30 - The Inaugural SIMCAC Golf Outing at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. 

We have worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. As part of SIMCAC's core principles to give back to our community, a portion of the proceeds from this golf outing will fund our various Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) partners. Visit the official event website for more information and registration. 
3-Minute Video Clip of Christina on IoT: "Smartening Our World"
Check out the new SIMCAC LinkedIn Page 

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