About Our Chapter


We believe that business innovation, operations, and technology are inseparable.

Our Vision
Where business and technology leaders connect.

Our Mission
Sharing, inspiring and innovating while advancing knowledge, entrepreneurialism and best practices for the benefit of our community.



The SIM Central Florida is a local division of the Society for Information Management (SIM) for top IT executives in Central Florida. Members include senior information technology executives from private and public industry organizations, government agencies, and universities. Members meet monthly to hear presentations by top practitioners, industry leaders, and nationally recognized experts in information systems and management practices.

SIM is the premier professional membership association for the world’s top IT leaders. The SIM Central Florida offers CIOs and other IT leaders several opportunities for professional and personal growth, including:

  • Giving back to the community through scholarships, mentorship, community involvement initiatives, and educational programs.
  • Networking with contemporaries, business executives, technology experts, and community leaders.
  • Training and career development through knowledge sharing and cultivation of the next generation of IT leaders.
  • Advocating for the IT community of local and national importance.
History
In 1997, a group of prominent CIOs in the Central Florida area decided to establish a non-competitive environment where CIOs could collaboratively share in knowledge and work experiences. The founding fathers included Andy Wing, Rick Sickles and Ron Maciejewski. Wing became the group’s President and initiated the recruitment process – encouraging Hugh Moore, Jim Dekle and Garrett Grainger to join as founding members to lead the new group, which was named the Central Florida CIO Council. Several years later, another member of the Council, Dave Razmussen, challenged the group to convert to an affiliate chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) – a watershed decision in our growth. The organization officially became a SIM chapter in 2001.
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