Chapter Events


  • Tuesday
    25
    February

    Exclusive CxO Roundtable Breakfast

    Feb 25, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM (ET)
    This is SIMCAC's 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.

  • Tuesday
    24
    March

    5G - Unwiring Corporations & Communities

    Mar 24, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    2020: The Year of 5G? There is so much buzz about 5G these days, but what does it all mean for businesses and personal use? This session will attempt to answer these and many of the following questions we all pondering these days: • Every carrier is promising large roll-outs of 5G. Which technology will win out? • What types of infrastructure will need to be deployed by the carriers? • Which spectrums are best and what will coverage look like? • Will 5G be limited to dense urban areas? • Can fixed wireless 5G eliminate the need for fiber-based enterprise network connections? • What will 5G look like in other countries? • What are the greatest risks both in deployment and for personal health? We will hear from an industry expert to sort this out, provide an overview of where the industry is headed and what your IT strategy for 5G should look like in 2020 and beyond.

  • Thursday
    23
    April

    SIM CyberSecurity Summit

    Apr 23, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    "How to Protect Your Enterprise from Cyberattacks We will explore case studies from ransomware attacks and learn from industry experts on steps CISOs and CIOs should take to protect their organizational assets. We will also explore how to protect from your organizaiton from the biggest threat your ""users."" Cyber awarenesss training, phishing tests, and a variety of other methods considered best practices to help prevent attacks. "

  • Tuesday
    19
    May

    What it means to be a transformational leader

    May 19, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Keynote presentation, by Martha Heller Martha Heller’s brand new keynote address, “What it Means to be a Transformational IT Leader,” inspires CIOs and their senior leadership teams to embrace their roles as enterprise leaders in the digital era. Today, the most successful CIOs think in terms of “products”, not “projects”, and transform their teams from order-takers into co-creators who work in lockstep with their business partners. Transformational IT leaders understand that while they are accountable for systems, systems is not their job. Their job is to create a vision for the company’s future. Throughout her talk, Martha illustrates her messages with real transformation stories from some of the world’s most successful companies and with highly relevant lessons learned from the CIOs who led those transformations.

  • Tuesday
    9
    June

    DevOps & Microservices - Lego IT or Letting go of IT?

    Jun 9, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    In this information packed session, we leave theory and market hype behind and focus on the reality of digital transformation and application modernization from the perspective of agility to market, security, cost, performance and reliability of core business operations systems and customer facing applications. The discussion focuses on real experiences of companies and industries that have evolved and continue to pave the future of how information technology is “letting go” of traditional IT structures. Legacy host-based data centers and managed IT infrastructure hamper innovation and agility through human-created process roadblocks. These legacy processes are now automated by innovations in cloud infrastructure support. Organizations of all types and sizes are moving to cloud computing, saving substantial capital costs through reduction in spending on equipment, infrastructure and software. They are also gaining competitive advantage through adopting microservice architectures, enabling them to harness the power of code reusability – the “Lego approach”. Our speaker, David DeLoye, is a world-class consultant and practitioner in helping companies “Let Go” and experience exceptional financial and operational results. He has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, enabling them to leverage the power of DevOps, migrate entire data centers to the cloud, and help IT organizations adapt their team structure to the new way of computing. He has a keen perspective on what does and doesn’t work as IT teams tackle tough transformation challenges. This is a session you definitely do not want to miss.

  • Saturday
    11
    July

    Member Appreciation Wine & Food Pairing

    Jul 11, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    One of our member's most favorite events year after year. You are invited to bring a guest and join us for our 7th annual membership appreciation event, where you'll enjoy an evening of good company, exquisite food, and outstanding wines, all carefully crafted to dazzle your taste buds. You'll want to bring your spouse or significant other to share the evening as Anna Stewart (Chiqui Chef) prepares food that are works of art and as Andy Meyrowitz (The Wine Harvest) pairs them with wines that lift you into another world.

  • Tuesday
    11
    August

    Annual Planning Session

    Aug 11, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
    All SIM Capital Area members are invited to join the Board at the annual planning meeting. Our topics will include revisiting our strategic plan, our goals for 2020, the 2020 events calendar, development of our annual budget, and plans for our charitable foundation. This is a great opportunity to get on the inside of Chapter operations, meet your SIM colleagues, and influence the upcoming activities of the Chapter. Lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

  • Saturday
    5
    September

    SIMCAC 2nd Annual Charity Golf Outing

    Sep 5, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    One of our core principles in SIMCAC is to give back to our community. As part of that commitment, a portion of the proceeds from this golf outing will fund our various Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) partners. Our donations fund programs for young students, high school graduates, and programs to train teachers on educating students in the STEM areas.

  • Thursday
    17
    September

    Intelligent Automation: Fact or Fantasy

    Sep 17, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    The need for continues process improvement through intelligent automation is on the rise to for enterprises. Through automation of calculations for projectile and reach customers more quickly with the infusion of data and AI. Organizations can reduce repetitive and labor-intensive tasks to save time and cost, and increase customer satisfaction. However, the journey may not be a simple accomplishment for many organizations supporting legacy systems, complex processes, and traditionally not operating in the cloud. Areas of discussion ● Use of automation to drive productivity in the workforce ● Seamless interaction with the customer (self-serve Chatbots) ● Leveraging the cloud to drive automation (Backoffice automation)

  • Tuesday
    6
    October

    CIO Executive Leadership Summit

    Oct 6, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    As companies strive to better meet the needs and expectations of its customers, CIOs and technology executives play a critical role in identifying how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, analytics, the Internet of Things, blockchain and cloud computing can be leveraged to enhance the customer experience, craft customer-focused business models and gain a competitive edge.

  • Thursday
    5
    November

    SIM Women

    Nov 5, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Details coming soon.

  • Tuesday
    17
    November

    CIO Breakfast - Open Forum

    Nov 17, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Details coming soon.

  • Tuesday
    8
    December

    Holiday Reception

    Dec 8, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Details coming soon.