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May 3 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! 

Upcoming SIMCAC Event - "The CIO in the Age of Digital Transformation"
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!

Wednesday, May 16 at 5:30 PM EDT. Details and tickets here!
A Letter from SIM Advanced Practices Council Program Director, Madeline Weiss 
Why is Advanced Practices Council for CIOs unique?  Our research agenda is directed by our members and conducted by top independent researchers worldwide.  We limit membership to 40 CIOs and our members currently include C-suite executives from companies like Penske, BP, Moody's, Pfizer, Allstate, Aetna, ConocoPhillips, Kodak Alaris and organizations like NASA, FEMA, International Monetary Fund.

We have a strict no sales policy.  Our members learn together, confide in one another, work collaboratively to solve problems, and build long-lasting friendships. As you know, it's lonely at the top and a trusted network of respected and generous peers is essential. Members receive help in finding jobs, hiring staff, working with boards, and leveraging leading-edge technologies such as blockchain and AI to achieve greater organization value.

Our June 13-14 meeting is in Cambridge, Mass. Do you want to participate as a guest (at no cost) to experience the program? We have a few membership openings for 2019.  

Most of the sessions at the June meeting will be led by Harvard Business School and MIT professors. Topics will include: power of people and computers thinking together; digital twinning; building a learning organization; effective teaming; , and strategy, sales, growth and the business model. We will also visit MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and DesignX.

Advanced Practices Council is like no other CIO program.  Be our guest on June 13th and 14th - and experience the reason why. We hope to see you there.


Madeline Weiss
Director, Advanced Practices Council
301.229.8062 |
Madeline moderates the “View from the Top” panel at SIM Connect Live 2018
Member Spotlight 
Fara Francis named an official judge at upcoming Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) Grand Challenge, a global competition to uncover innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders with ideas that can improve the built environment. 

As the CIO of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) since 2006, it's easy to understand how Fara is uniquely qualified to judge this great competition! 

Great Job Fara! 
Check out the new SIMCAC LinkedIn Page 

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Industry-Related News and Content 
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