About Chapter

Connect. Develop. Engage.

Let's face it. As a senior-level IT professional, you have to provide both strategic and tactical direction to your division on a daily basis. Your staff constantly turns to you for advice, answers and guidance on the various issues plaguing IT departments. What about you? Where do you turn for knowledge, for inspiration, for connections that make a difference?

Turn to the Society for Information Management (SIM). Since 1969, SIM has inspired the minds of the most prestigious IT leaders in the industry. Highly regarded as the premier network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT direction.

Our Chapter's Story

Founded in 1998 as the North Carolina Chapter, we began as one of the first chapters in the Southeast. With members from across the state, the chapter quickly became the premier organization for sharing best practices and developing valuable relationships. With continued growth in the Charlotte metro region, a new chapter was born there in 2010, and we renamed ourselves to reflect the rich history and reach of the Research Triangle Park.

Since inception, the chapter has raised and donated over $250,000 to the promotion of technology and education through its Philanthropic Fund.

What Does SIM Offer? 

Recognizing the unique needs of the industry, SIM collects the intellectual capital of IT leaders nationwide and offers the resources you need to do business better, including:

  • Face-to-Face meetings/networking – SIM Connect Live, Advanced Practices Council (APC) meetings,Regional Leadership Forums (RLF), chapter meetings, and CIO roundtables bring you face-to-face with other key industry executives to share knowledge and network about topics pertinent to IT leaders

  • Online tools – On-demand Webinars and archived Webcasts, an online library featuring nearly 50 whitepapers, working group deliverables, past conference presentations and much more to bring best practices of other IT leaders straight to your desktop.

  • Publications – SIM News, a compilation of association news, articles of interest, interviews, and industry insights and MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE), a quarterly online publication dedicated to publishing high quality articles, case studies and research reports.

  • More Resources/Programs – SIM offers a wealth of knowledge with these resources and more. Click on the Programs tab to view all the ways SIM can help you raise the bar.

Our Vision:

To be the most respected society of IT leaders.

Our Mission:

SIM brings together IT leaders to share, network and give back to their communities through the collaboration of local chapters.

SIM members strongly believe in and champion:

  • The creation and sharing of best practices;

  • The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services;

  • IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career;

  • The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education;

  • Working with the IT industry to shape its direction;

  • Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation;

  • Serving our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

Inside SIM International

Strategic direction for the national organization is provided by SIM’s elected Executive Board. SIM’s standing committees are key to developing initiatives that fulfill the strategic goals of the association. Supporting the organization and fulfilling day-to-day management responsibility is SIM’s professional staff.

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