Join SIM Philadelphia 

Network and share knowledge with a valuable cohort of industry peers at both a regional and a national level. SIM Philadelphia welcomes senior level professionals, managers, academics, consultants and other leaders in IT and business. 

Local meetings and events

you have many opportunities to network, exchange information, and learn about what's new in the industry.

Discounts to regional and national events

Meet other IT executives at a regional CIO Forum or at SIM's premier annual event, SIM Connect Live.

Professional support

SIM's Members-In-Transition (MIT) Program is our go-to resource whether you are in transition or simply keeping an eye out for your next opportunity. The MIT Program offers top-notch resources from major search firms, tips for managing your career, and much more. SIM members can participate in the weekly conference calls and email groups where leads and advice are shared.

Special interest working groups

A powerful way to gain a professional edge through collaboration with peers across industries and geographies. The following groups are available to SIM members:

  • SIM Women
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • IT Procurement
  • Cybersecurity

Targeted industry insights

SIM's Advanced Practices Council (APC) is a community of CIOs who commission academic research on IT management topics. APC research reports feature real-world case studies and applications, providing important actionable insights that are made available to all SIM members.

Specialized journal

MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE) is a journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research that IT executives can use. This is not the theoretical stuff of academic journals, this publication grew out of the need for current, practical research. SIM members have access to the entire MISQE Reference Library, which contains a listing of all articles published since its inception in June 2002.

Leadership development

SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, nine-month program focused on creating authentic leaders. It is designed to help CIOs develop their high potential IT leaders/managers. SIM members receive a discount.

Opportunities to give back

Philadelphia SIM offers an active STEM outreach program called PHISIM to support the future IT workforce development locally. We sponsor STEM initiatives from kindergarten through college. 

Weekly and monthly newsletters

SIM Connect tackles today's most relevant issues, gathered from sources like The Associated Press, The New York Times, Financial Times and the leading industry publications. SIM News Extra is a monthly newsletter, which contains a compilation of association news, articles of interest, interviews and industry insights.

Research library

the SIM online library contains information on hundreds of relevant topics gathered from a variety of sources. It is 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