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December 6 Newsletter


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

Industry Related News and Content: a look at the top articles and stories shared on SIMCAC social media this week 

Lessons From a Canceled Data Science Project
SIMCAC member and Tatum CIO Parter, Ali Tafreshi, shares some valuable lessons that he learned the hard way from a canceled data science project

These cities seek to unseat San Francisco as the top locale for tech talent
Washington D.C. and three other cities seek to unseat San Francisco as the top locale for tech talent

CIO Career Changes 2018: Highlights of Who Went Where
Washington DC chose its first-ever chief data officer, Barney Krucoff, to replace outgoing Chief Technology Officer Archana Vemulapalli in an interim capacity.

10 books to make you a stronger leader
For their annual December book list for CIOs and other leaders, The Enterprisers Project focused on books that can help you become a stronger leader

Digital transformation is about people, not technology
Justin Wright, CIO of the Americas for the global architecture, design, and engineering firm, discusses the new mindset and how they got IT to adopt it.

White House to Hold Roundtable With Tech Executives
The Trump administration will hold a roundtable discussion on innovation with top tech executives, a move that marks an easing of tensions between the White House and big Silicon Valley firms.

The 13 most in-demand tech jobs for 2019 — and how to hire for them
From data scientists to developers to engineers, the battle for the best IT talent will wage on next year. Here’s what to look for (and what to offer) when hiring for the 13 most in-demand jobs for 2019.

Happy Holidays from SIM Capital Area Chapter! 
For those of you joining us at our Holiday Reception next week, we can't wait to see you there!

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