Tuesday, 12th November 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Across industries, C-level management is becoming more diverse. Women are benefitting from this shift and stepping into Leadership roles, including Board memberships. Along the way, many men have used their position of Leadership to serve as mentors and advocates for the advancement of Women.
The November SIMCAC Executive Women Leadership event will focus on how aspiring leaders can overcome challenges to find the optimal roles and support to achieve success.
Tuesday, 29th October 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By several estimates, the next 20 years will see more technological change than the last 40 years combined which will have ripple-effects on organizations, societies, and nations. Some experts are concerned about what they call “surveillance capitalism” and others are concerned that open societies cannot survive waves of misinformation and disinformation. This talk will consider “quo vadis?” — specifically, we’ll explore where open pluralistic societies might want to go in this new digital era ahead, and what each of us, as positive #ChangeAgents, might want to do to help ensure a future were IT advances are employed to uplift communities and societies around the world. We’re also planning some surprises and reminiscing about the past 40 years in the SIM Capital Area Chapter – the first chapter in SIM. Join us for an evening you won’t soon forget. Event underwritten by Huntington Technology Finance.
Friday, 27th September 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, 10th September 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
As senior technology leaders, we are expected to lead digital transformation efforts and deliver superior customer experiences, and many of us are finding that data is critical to success and business growth. To put it simply, data has never been more valuable and integral to the success of our organizations.
Tuesday, 13th August 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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, 13th July 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
One of our member's most favorite events year after year. You are invited to bring a guest and join us for our 6th 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.