Past Events

2019 Past Events

February 21, 2019: SIM Indy Executive Forum

Extinguish Burnout to Ignite Engagement

No one wants to dread coming into work. No one wants to work with negative Nellie or complaining Carl. Changing your attitude — and the attitude of your coworkers isn’t hard once you know the secrets. Learn how you can identify and resolve burnout in yourself and your coworkers. Learn to love what you do, where you work, and even who you work with.

In the eyes of some of your colleagues you see the fire of passion and engagement. You know that they’re going to make a change in the world and you want that fire too. You can have it. You can harness it so that you are driven to greatness — without becoming burnt up in the process.

In this session you’ll learn how to reignite your fire and how to control it so that you can get things done and not get burned up.

Speakers

Robert Bogue

Robert has a driving passion for delivering solutions through both teaching and learning. His drive for resolving problems is fueled by his creativity and innovation – by his ability to find solutions that others cannot find. A business owner and community leader for over 10 years, he has authored 26 books and edited over 100 additional books. He knows how to ignite engagement, stop from burning out, and freeze a snowballing conflict in its tracks.

Robert is an engaging presenter who speaks at local, regional, national, and international events. As a 15-time Microsoft MVP and recovering technologist, he has spoken to tens of thousands of professionals in a wide range of audiences. Professionally taught as a comedian, Robert joins his ability to focus others with just a little bit of humor to create a wonderful experience for his audiences. He is committed to making the complicated simple with a flair that is both engaging and inspiring.

Terri Bogue

Terri has a passion for helping people be healthy and happy, both physically and emotionally. As a clinical nurse specialist with over 30 years of experience in nursing, she understands how difficult healthcare and life is for patients and providers. Through this experience, she has developed tools that support healthcare providers in delivering effective and compassionate care to their patients and themselves and reducing healthcare-associated infections.

As an author, Terri engages and encourages her audiences and has spoken at local, regional, and national events. She inspires people to learn what boundaries are and how to maintain them, both professionally and personally, cool down a conflict during heated situations, and prevent and recover from burnout.

When she is not working, she spends her leisure time dissolving conflicts and improving communication patterns in her own home among her seven children and enjoying moments of peace and quiet with her husband, Rob.

Event Agenda

  • 6:00PM: Networking
  • 6:30PM: Dinner (Catered by Provision)
  • 7:15PM: Chapter Updates & Introductions
  • 7:30PM: Presentation
  • 8:30PM Networking

Members In Transition (MIT)

SIM Indy is pleased to announce the launch of our chapter's Members In Transition (MIT) program, meeting immediately following the event. The Members In Transition group was developed to assist SIM members in need by providing a forum to share leads, opportunities, and advice. This program is open to all members for interactive collaboration, including those in need as well as those looking to help! More info about the national MIT program may be found here.

Parking

Free self-parking, or optional valet.

Sponsored By:


2018 Past Events

December 13, 2018: Annual Holiday Event


Celebration & Networking

 
We will have no scheduled speaker for this event. The purpose of the event is to gather in an informal environment to celebrate the holiday season and just socialize, enjoy each other's company and discuss the world at large or our particular corners of it as each of us see fit.

*This event is for SIM Indy Members and Guests*

Parking

Free self-parking, or optional valet.

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November 27, 2018: November Breakfast Roundtable - IT Trends Report


Each year, SIM conducts a survey of its members to gauge trends within our industry. The responses from our experienced membership 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.

IT Trends is widely recognized as one of the most representative barometers of the information technology industry, and has been featured in major business and IT media as well as academic publications.

Steve Hufford, Chief Executive of SIM National, will join us as we discuss recent insights, their impact in our organizations, risks we're managing and opportunities we're leveraging.

Registration is free but we ask that you RSVP to ensure adequate space for the event.

*This is a SIM Indy members-only event.*

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November 10, 2018: Annual International Food and Wine Experience - Charity Event

The Indianapolis Chapter of the Society for Information management (SIM Indy) is proud to present, in partnership with Vine Society's master sommelier and executive chef, our first annual International Food and Wine Experience. Guests will enjoy a delicious 8-course international menu expertly paired with exclusive wines from around the world.

On Saturday, November 10th we will transform the newest of downtown Indy's creative meeting spaces, VisionLoft, into a 5-star international bistro. Food and wine enthusiasts, this is not an event to be missed!

All SIM Indy food and wine proceeds to benefit our STEM outreach and sponsorship programs.

Tasting table sponsorship opportunities available.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact info@simindy.org.

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September 25, 2018: SIM Indy Breakfast Roundtable

Join us for SIM Indy's September installment of the Breakfast Roundtable Series.

These casual events have no formal presenter and are instead designed for open conversation and networking. The topic for this month's Roundtable will be proposed based on attendee interest.

Registration is free but we ask that you RSVP to ensure adequate space for the event.

*This is a SIM Indy members-only event.*

Location

Another Broken Egg Cafe
9435 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

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August 16, 2018: SIM Indy Executive Forum

How Microsoft Does DevOps

Learn how the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) team at Microsoft has changed their approach to building software and services by adopting an Agile culture and mindset. Paul Hacker takes you on a journey of contrasting the “old way” with the “new way”, and shares key changes that contributed to the DevOps transformation including thoughts on teams, roles, sprints, planning, releasing, and learning.

Speaker: Paul Hacker

Paul Hacker, a DevOps Architect with Microsoft, has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server.  Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year since 2006.

Paul is based in Zionsville Indiana, near Indianapolis.

*This is a SIM Indy Members-Only Event*

Event Agenda

  • 5:30PM: Networking
  • 6:30PM: Dinner (Catered by Provision)
  • 7:15PM: Chapter Updates & Introductions
  • 7:30PM: Presentation
  • 8:30PM Networking

Members In Transition (MIT)

SIM Indy is pleased to announce the launch of our chapter's Members In Transition (MIT) program, meeting immediately following the event. The Members In Transition group was developed to assist SIM members in need by providing a forum to share leads, opportunities, and advice. This program is open to all members for interactive collaboration, including those in need as well as those looking to help! More info about the national MIT program may be found here.

Parking

Free self-parking, or optional valet.

Our Sponsor

We are pleased to announce this event is sponsored by:

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June 25, 2018: SIM Indy Breakfast Roundtable

Croissant and orange coffee mug
Join us for SIM Indy's February installment of the Breakfast Roundtable Series.

These casual events have no formal presenter and are instead designed for open conversation and networking. The topic for this month's Roundtable will be proposed based on attendee interest.

Registration is free but we ask that you RSVP to ensure adequate space for the event.

*This is a SIM Indy members-only event.*

Location

Le Peep
301 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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May 17, 2018: SIM Indy Executive Forum

Hacker in black hoodie
Preparing for the Inevitable Cyber Security Crisis

Presenter

Ron Pelletier, Pondurance
CISSP, CISA, CBCP, QSA
Partner, Co-Founder

Ron leads the continuity practice at Pondurance. With over 17 years of information security and business continuity experience, he brings seasoned expertise in all areas of risk advisory, incident response, and forensic investigations. In addition, his training as a U.S. Army commissioned officer has equipped him with problem-solving and risk analysis capabilities well-suited for the tech world. Outside of work, Ron serves as a member of the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity, as well as the FBI’s Indiana Cyber Threat Focus Group. He enjoys reading, biking, and triathlon competitions, and lives in Indianapolis with his wife, a campaign leader for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

*This is a SIM Indy Members-Only event.*

Event Agenda

  • 5:30PM: Networking
  • 6:30PM: Dinner (Catered by Provision)
  • 7:15PM: Chapter Update & Introductions
  • 7:30PM: Presentation
  • 8:30PM: Networking

Members In Transition

SIM Indy is pleased to announce the launch of our chapter's Members In Transition (MIT) program, meeting immediately following the event. The Members In Transition group was developed to assist SIM members in need by providing a forum to share leads, opportunities, and advice. This program is open to all members for interactive collaboration, including those in need as well as those looking to help! More info about the national MIT program may be found here.

Location

Ironworks Hotel Indy
2721 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Keystone Room

Parking

Free self-parking, or optional valet

Our Sponsor

We are pleased to announce this event is sponsored by:

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April 23, 2018: SIM Indy Breakfast Roundtable

Laptop and orange coffee mug on table
Join us for SIM Indy's April installment of the Breakfast Roundtable Series.

These casual events have no formal presenter and are instead designed for open conversation and networking.

The topic for this month's Roundtable will be proposed based on attendee interest. Past topics have included Indy as a tech hub, and BYOD and mobile device management.

Registration is free but we ask that you RSVP to ensure adequate space for the event.

*This is a SIM Indy members-only event.*

Location

Lincoln Square Pancake House
7305 E 21st St
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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March 22, 2018: SIM Indy Executive Dinner Forum

Group of individuals collaborating around a table with laptops and drinks

Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce - Perspectives on Leadership, Motivation, and Expectations

The sweeping generalizations that come with cohort stereotypes - GenXers frequently labeled as “cynical and disengaged” and Millennials dubbed the “entitlement generation” - can immediately put entire groups on edge and at odds; and could lead even the most well-intentioned leader astray. Yet much is said today regarding the perceived challenges and opportunities of the dynamic created as Millennials and iGen advance in a workforce frequently led by Boomers and GenXers.

As the Indianapolis tech community sees heightened talent competition which shows no signs of slowing, is there some wisdom to be gleaned from any of the generational characterizations when it comes to attracting, engaging, and retaining top talent?

Joining us for this Forum is a panel representing various industries, experience levels, and backgrounds to provide their own diverse perspectives and insights. This Forum is designed to be a conversation between panel and audience on the relationship between multi-generational leaders and teams as we prepare for the workforce of the future.

Panelists

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Jeff Ton 
EVP, Product & Service Development Bluelock

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Director, IT PMO
NCAA

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IT Configuration & Compliance Analyst
MISO

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CIT Student
IUPUI Purdue School of Engineering & Technology

 

*This is a SIM Indy Members-Only event.*

Event Agenda

  • 5:30PM: Networking
  • 6:30PM: Dinner (Catered by Provision)
  • 7:15PM: Chapter Update & Introductions
  • 7:30PM: Panel Discussion
  • 8:30PM: Networking

Location

Ironworks Hotel Indy
2721 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Keystone Room

Parking

Free self-parking, or optional valet

Our Sponsor

We are pleased to announce this event is sponsored by:

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February 27, 2018: SIM Indy Breakfast Roundtable

Breakfast table with croissant and coffee
Join us for SIM Indy's February installment of the Breakfast Roundtable Series.

These casual events have no formal presenter and are instead designed for open conversation and networking. The topic for this month's Roundtable will be proposed based on attendee interest.

Registration is free but we ask that you RSVP to ensure adequate space for the event.

*This is a SIM Indy members-only event.*

Location

Le Peep
301 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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February 22, 2018: SIM Indy Women Dinner

Women gathered around a table for dinner and discussion
Indy SIM Women is a network inside the Society for Information Management to promote communication, mentorship, leadership and career development amongst our female members of SIM.

We will kick off our year with dinner, drinks and understanding how the Indy SIM Women group can help each other in 2018.

So please register for dinner so we know you are coming. There is no cost for attending, we just ask that you pay for your own meal and have fun.

Location

Wild Ginger on 116th
8235 East 116th Street, #250
Fishers, IN 46038

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January 23, 2018: SIM Indy Breakfast Roundtable

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Transforming Indy Into a Tech Hub

Forbes, Economist, the New York Times, and others have acknowledged Indianapolis as a mini tech hub to watch. Large players in tech are locating additional headquarters here, or are relocating entirely. The reasons range from low cost of living and excellent science and engineering schools, to a growing start-up scene and… plentiful microbreweries? Indy also continues to make the top ranks of lists as a great city for those just starting out in their careers, for foodies, and for families. So what’s holding us back from being a thriving tech hub and shedding our “mini” status?

Join our group of IT leaders for breakfast as we highlight the challenges and opportunities before us, and identify additional ways we can partner in the community to drive continued growth and excellence in Indy tech.

Location

Another Broken Egg Cafe
9435 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260