Member Benefits

As a member of SIM’s Capital Area Chapter, you have access to the following:

Networking Opportunities with IT leaders throughout the DMV

Network with other senior IT executives and practitioners in the DC area.
SIMCAC members are at the top of their profession and represent leading companies in the area. Our monthly meetings present the perfect forums to learn and discuss about current issues facing the IT industry while meeting and forging relationships with your colleagues in the IT field. SIMCAC’s meetings are held at different venues throughout the region.

We also hold social events that truly provides intimate opportunities to network.

Working Groups focused on hot topics

Join a working group - gain professional edge by collaborating with peers across industries and geographies.

Currently active groups include:

Advanced Practices Council (APC)

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
Regional Learning Forum (RLF)

Develop individual leadership skills - SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) 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.

Annual Conferences

Meet other IT executives at SIMCAC’s annual CIO Forum or attend SIM's national signature event, SIM Connect Live.

Members In Transition

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 Knowledge Repository

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.

Examples include:

  • 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