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January 31st Newsletter


Welcome to the SIMCAC Weekly Newsletter....
....Where each week, we continue to share SIMCAC announcements, member spotlights, career opportunities shared by members, local & national industry news, upcoming events, and recaps of past ones! 

SIMCAC February Event: Exclusive CxO Roundtable Breakfast
Tuesday, 2/25, 7:30-9:30 AM
Museum of the Bible
400 4th Street, SW., Washington DC

Attention current and prospective members, SIMCAC will be hosting its first CxO exclusive event (exclusive to CIOs/CTOs/CDOs/CISOs or otherwise heads of IT/Technology/Cybersecurity at their companies).  If you are a current or prospective member that meets that criteria, we encourage you to attend.

Special thanks to Michael Weygandt, CIO of the Museum of the Bible.  Michael is a SIMCAC member, and he has agreed to host this roundtable in the museum.  He has also arranged for a "behind the scenes" tour of the museum's main exhibits and supporting technologies, which will commence immediately after the roundtable.  In addition, attendees will be provided free admission to the museum on the day of the breakfast, just in case any attendees opt to spend additional time there.

While our roundtables are designed to provide an open and interactive opportunity for discussion amongst peers, the following agenda has been prepared to help focus discussion and make the event as fruitful as possible for attendees.

Cybersecurity in 2020 – Protecting and Securing your Business Culture

Today, there is non-stop news about security events/breaches at companies across the world, and every technology executive needs to be on top of what they mean to their organizations.  Attendees of this facilitated roundtable will discuss:
  • How are your cybersecurity practices perceived within your organization, from the C-Suite to bottom-line staff?
  • Given all the challenges with mobile device management, BYOD, and remote work, what defenses and controls have you implemented in your environment for protection?
  • Regarding your cybersecurity practices, what has worked and what hasn't worked?
  • Do you have executive buy-in around your cybersecurity program?  Do you have any best practices around educating the C-Suite and/or the Board?
Register Now

SIMCAC Members Published Articles

Check out this article written and published by SIMCAC member, Saeed Elnaj, featured in Forbes

The Big Tech Trend That Was Revealed At CES 2020



Mr. Elnaj is a strategic IT Executive with a proven ability to translate business strategies into IT solutions that drive enterprise performance. Recognized as a technology leader who understands the business landscape and identifies new technologies capable of transforming business processes and models to deliver value and to generate revenue. A recognized thought leader, a member of the Forbes Technology Council, a frequent contributor to and a presenter at various IT and CIO conferences. 

Have you recently published an article, or have something coming up in the near future? Let SIMCAC recognize your accomplishments and highlight your work.  Reach out to James Parks or Sulav Regmi directly. 

The First Session Starts in February! Did you Sign Up?

For more information on 2020 curriculum, sessions, facilitators, and registration, visit the program page here.
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