Past Events


SIMCAC Happy Hour: 2018 Kick Off

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Current and eligible prospective SIMCAC members are welcome and encouraged to join us for a casual complimentary happy hour to meet our new board and new members, network with peers, and kick off the 2018 programming calendar.


Technology Business Management: Enabling Value Conversations

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Todd Tucker, VP of the TBM Council and author of the book, "Technology Business Management: The Four Value Conversations CIOS Must Have With Their Businesses", will moderate an interactive discussion with a panel of CIOs and Advisors, who will discuss how they are sucessfully using the discipline to change the conversation about IT spend from cost to value.


Emerging Technologies and How CIOs Are Successfully Embracing Them

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Michael Cannon, CTO of Stafford County (VA) and SIMCAC board member, will moderate an interactive discussion with a panel of CIOs and IT Chief Strategists that are sucessfully implementing technologies such as machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, and Blockchain. In addition to exploring local case studies, we'll focus on what steps CIOs need to be sucessful, including risk assessments, skill acquisition, cultural changes, and training.


2018 Washington, D.C. CIO Executive Leadership Summit

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits deliver world class thought leadership where attendees receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.


The CIO in the Age of Digital Transformation

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Metis Strategy President, Forbes Technovation columnist, Forum on World Class IT podcast moderator, and book author 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.


Technology Megatrends & The Future of Work

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

We will start the evening with robotics and AI demos, conversations about the future of work (with a focus on what it means to the next generation of workers), and a casual dinner. After dinner, SIMCAC is proud to host keynoter, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley as she takes all of us across the innovations and megatrends that will shape the future of work.


SIM Capital Area 5th Annual Member Appreciation Food and Wine Pairing

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

One of our member's most favorite events year after year. Members are invited to bring a guest and join us for our 5th annual membership appreciation event, where you'll enjoy an evening of good company, exquiste food, and outstanding wines, all carefully crafted to dazzle your tastebuds.


SIM Capital Area 2019 Planning Session

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All SIM Capital Area members are invited to join the Board at the annual planning meeting. Our topics will include a discussion of the 2019 events calendar, finalization of our Chapter Sponsorship strategy, and the development of the budget for 2019. This is a great opportunity to get on the inside of Chapter operations, meet you SIM colleagues, and influence the upcoming activities of the Chapter. Hope to see you there!


The AI Revolution: Local Success Stories

Monday, September 10, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

SIMCAC welcomes all current and eligible prospective members to join us for an evening of networking, cocktails, dinner, and a lively panel discussion with local IT leaders that are successfully embracing artificial intelligence and transforming their organizations.


Major Cybersecurity Trends for 2019

Monday, October 1, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of lessons learned and insights into what’s down the road as we bring to you cybersecurity subject matter experts in a lively panel discussion. Are you prepared for the cyber threats of tomorrow?


SIMCAC Executive Women Leadership Breakfast

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

This SIMCAC Executive Women Leadership Breakfast will focus on how a female leader can define her position of leadership in her organization and stand tall amid challenges and negative stereotypes.