Reasons to Join

Like our members, you are a senior level IT professional looking to enrich your career, expand your network and learn from your peers. The Society for Information Management is a national organization bringing IT-Leadership focused programs, events and networking to our members.

At the Fairfield/Westchester chapter of SIM (Society for Information Management), we are proud to bring our members quality programs, speakers and networking opportunities on a regular basis.

So, why should you join our chapter?

  • Network of peers: At SIM Fairfield/Westchester, 80% of members are guaranteed to be senior IT practitioners, occupying or reporting to, the top level IT position in a company.
  • Monthly chapter meetings alternating between Fairfield and Westchester counties, CIO Breakfasts (by invitation), CIO Summit and our ever popular social clambake and holiday party.
  • Sharing best practices through the SIM Advance Practices Council
  • Leadership development: The SIM Regional Leadership Forum is a leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders.
  • Expand industry connections through access to peers who understand and manage similar challenges and issues
  • Members in Transition (MIT) program: Both local and national programs to assist members through their transitional period. The MIT group meets after Fairfield/Westchester monthly programs.

SIM Member Benefits

SIM offers a range of benefits to all members at a national level. A highlight of these member benefits are listed below, along with contact information of those who can provide more information.
Advanced Practices Council is a highly-respected elite forum for senior IT executives. Unlike other research-based programs, it provides (1) customized, independent research on subjects members choose conducted by the best researchers world-wide and (2) an intimate, trusted network of cross-industry senior executive peers. APC members stay far ahead of trends and practices, and bring transformational solutions to their firms.
Contact: Madeline Weiss,

The Enterprise Architecture Working Group is an all-volunteer group of about 60 EA practitioners, academics, and thought leaders from more than 20 industry, government, and academic organizations, dedicated to understanding and improving EA practices, and helping IT professionals and their organizations capitalize on the opportunities of EA.
Contact: Bill Peterson,

The IT Procurement Working Group ‘s objectives are to create a forum to share best practices, strategies and exchange information on managing IT procurement and IT vendor management.  This  provides a vehicle for (i) improving IT acquisition management; (ii) enhancing the competitiveness of high tech consumers through informed procurement management; (iii) influencing legislation affecting acquisitions; and (iv) fostering collaboration between the various professions participating in the IT procurement process.
Contact: Randy Roth,

IT Trends Study Each year, SIM conducts a survey of its members to gauge trends within our industry. The responses of our experienced member base helps to benchmark various areas within the IT industry such as major issues, technologies, sourcing, CIO roles, staffing, spending, and salaries. The valuable survey input allows SIM to speak with a unified voice for our members, who are among the most accomplished and innovative leaders in the industry.
Contact: Leon Kappelman,

The Members-In-Transition Program was developed to assist SIM members in need by providing a forum to share leads, opportunities and advice. Benefits include a career portal, an online collaboration group, weekly conference calls, Helping Hands program, executive search professionals listing and more.
Contact: Fran Daly,

Regional Leadership Forum is an intensive, ten-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Since 1992 over 3500 graduates and more than 300 sponsors have found RLF the key to developing leadership effectiveness.
Contact: Vincenzo Nelli,

SIM Women is a network inside to promote communication, mentorship, leadership and career development amongst the female members of SIM.
Contact: Kristen Lamoreaux,

SIMposium is the premier annual conference for technology executives, practitioners and business leaders.
Contact: Debbie Jowers,

STEM Outreach revolves around SIM chapters seeking to give back to their local communities by  supporting programs which contribute to the vitality and continuation of the Information Technology profession.
Contact: Jana Markowitz,