SIM Capital Area Chapter (SIMCAC) is a professional community for CIOs and other senior IT leaders in the Washington, DC area. Being member allows you to:
Connect with other Senior IT Leaders from around the Washington, DC metro-area at monthly chapter meetings, breakfast roundtables, through our chapter Slack environment, and at fun social events throughout the year including our annual wine pairing dinner, beer tasting, and Westfields golf event
Develop yourself and share your expertise with other members at both the local-level and at SIM National events, such as through the Cyber Security-focused DigiRisk Special Interest Group or other SIM National programs
Give Back to your community -- we make it easy for our members to make an impact through mentoring, speaking opportunities, and participating in events with our charitable foundation’s events, with a focus on developing future IT leaders
Some additional perks of membership include:
Join a working group - gain professional edge by collaborating with peers across industries and geographies.
SIM National maintains special interest groups on various domains, available at SIM National Programs.
Gain insight into current trends - SIM's Advanced Practices Council (APC) is a community of CIOs who commission academic research on IT management topics.
Findings are made available to all SIM members through our website.
Recent published reports include:
- SaaS, IaaS and PaaS: Realities and Emerging Integration Issues
- How Do CIOs Measure and Communicate IT Performance?
- Energy Informatics
Develop individual leadership skills through SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF), which is an intensive, nine-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. It is designed to help CIOs develop their high potential IT leaders/managers. SIM members receive a discount.
Check out SIM's Members-In-Transition Program - whether you are in transition or keeping an eye out for your next opportunity, the MIT Program has resources from major search firms, tips for managing your career, and more. The group is open to all members and includes those who are looking for some help/advice in their job searches as well as those who are employed and willing to help. Participate in the weekly conference calls and email groups where members share leads and offer free advice.
Access to valuable research - the SIM online library contains a wealth of information on hundreds of topics gathered from a variety of sources and made exclusively available to SIM members.
- White papers focused on IT thought leadership provided by SIM Partners
- Submissions for the SIM Paper Awards Competition, which is SIM's annual research contest that has attracted nationally recognized researchers for several years
- Working group deliverables
- Past annual conference presentations
- Past Academic workshop presentations