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May 10 Newsletter


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

 Don't Miss this Opportunity to Hear Peter High Speak! Few Spots Left! 
SIMCAC welcomes current & prospective members to join us on May 16th 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. 

Peter High will discuss the evolving role of the CIO, and how IT departments can best drive the digital agenda and transformation forward for the enterprise. Please register early, as we expect a heavy turnout. We look forward to seeing everyone there on May 16! Every IT leader in the Washington Metro Area should take advantage of this opportunity to hear Peter speak. You will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, May 16 at 5:30 PM EDT. Details and tickets here!

Member Spotlight 
Mike Huthwaite was featured in a recent Information Management article "Firms wrestle with IT leadership gaps, 'mercenary' job seekers." Information Management recently asked Mike and other SIM members how limited IT budgets impact the challenge of finding skilled workers. Respondents shared recruiting experiences and revealed which technology-related job roles are the hardest to fill, and what the impact is on their recruiting, compensation and benefit strategies.

Besides being the Chairman of SIMCAC, Mike is also the CIO of Red Coats Inc, a Bethesda, based, Green Seal GS-42 certified, janitorial contractor servicing the Mid-Atlantic Region and the State of Florida.  
Interested in being featured in articles like the one above? 
SIM periodically receives media inquiries is looking to build a list of people who would be comfortable responding to queries and providing quotes to media outlets with fairly quick turnaround. If interested, please complete this form 
Events and Announcements Around SIM

-Upcoming Cybersecurity Special Interest Group (SIG) Webinar "Lost in Translation: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Cyber Communication with the Board" - May 22 at 3 PM EST 

-Upcoming Advanced Practices Council Meeting - APC members will gather in Cambridge, MA on June 13 and 14 to explore strategies for transforming their organizations

-The fourth national SIM Women Leadership Summit to be held on September 27th in Schaumburg, IL

-The 2018 SIM IT Trends Study is Off to a Great Start!
Industry-Related News and Content 
Have You Checked 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!
Attention SIMCAC members! Since our members are the lifeblood of this great chapter, the success of this newsletter depends on our ability to share the happenings within it! So we're going to ask for your help in making this newsletter the best it can be. If you or fellow SIMCAC members have announcements, articles, pictures, videos, or any other content you'd like to share (and please do!), email to