Past Events


Impact of STEM Programs on the Workforce

Tuesday, 11th June 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Think today’s war for technology talent is tough? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer occupations is projected to increase 12.5% by 2024 relative to 2014 levels, so it’s only going to get worse.


The Human CIO in the Digital Age

Tuesday, 14th May 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Without question, the fast-and-furious change we are all experiencing in this digital age is an order of mega-ton magnitude. But whether you find this frenetic, fast-moving environment to be thrilling or overwhelming (or both!), you can’t ignore it: The stakes are far too high, and the revenue potential too great. Incremental innovation and slow adoption are no longer sufficient. You need to leapfrog or you’ll get left behind. Event underwritten by eGroup.


CIO Executive Leadership Summit (in partnership with HMG Strategy)

Tuesday, 30th April 2019 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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.


The City that Never Sleeps: How IoT and AI are transforming our communities

Thursday, 14th March 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Smart communities are starting to transform where we live and work and will become a $2 trillion industry by 2020. Come learn more from a panel of experts on how ubiquitous broadband and WiFI, IoT, AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data will be part of these new and exciting communities.  Event underwritten by Vion.


Applying Emerging Technologies to Improve Your Business

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

We sometimes read about emerging technologies and wonder how, or if, these new approaches will benefit my organization. The SIM Advanced Practices Council (APC) consists of 30-35 CIOs nationwide who participate in directing research into emerging technologies and share the results of applying those technologies with each other. At our February event, we are fortunate to have a panel of SIM APC members who will share how they are using several new technologies in their organizations to either improve effectiveness, reduce costs or be more agile in the marketplace. This is a must attend event as these CIOs will be sharing real experiences with technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Automation.


Amazon HQ2: What does it mean for our companies and communities?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

With Amazon’s recent choice of Northern Virginia as the site of one of two major new headquarters and with the prospect of 25,000 new jobs, how will all this change affect the DC region? How will this impact tech hiring and tech wages, startups and secondary businesses in the area? How can tech leaders embrace these changes and thrive? SIMCAC welcomes all current and eligible prospective members to join us for an evening of networking, cocktails, heavy appetizers, and a lively panel discussion at Virginia Tech's Research Center Arlington.


2018 SIMCAC Holiday Reception

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a casual reception, full of holiday cheer, delicious food and great company! For the second straight year, we will be celebrating at Elizabeth’s on L. It is one of the most stylish event venues in Washington’s downtown core. This Federalist townhouse offers a graceful embracing setting, perfect for networking over drinks and a light dinner with your SIMCAC peers and colleagues.


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.


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?


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.