Past Events

Leadership_Workshop.png June 25, 2019
Becoming an effective, engaging, and collaborative IT leader is hard and the rapid pace of change in IT and business makes it even harder. Seattle SIM invites you to join us for an all-day leadership workshop designed to help IT Executives develop effective personal and organizational change management strategies, and identify hazardous scenarios that you can successfully navigate.
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Leadership_Workshop.png May 15, 2019
We have a great event with four (4) round tables talking about Security, Cloud and Hiring practices Wednesday, May 15th. This is your last chance to register, we also allow walk-ins at the event. What's even better is the talented facilitators supporting each talk. 
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aPRIL_2019.jpg April 17, 2019
As we are all aware, a career in technology requires constant change, and therefore technologist employees become accustomed to change and learn to adapt. However some changes are larger than others particularly with and within organizational change being perhaps the most challenging. Today’s workforce entails four generations, operates at lightning speed and requires an adaptive leader who can transition seamlessly between private, public, small and large organizations.
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MARCH_2019.jpg March 20, 2019
In one form or another, we are all too familiar with cancer whether personally, through family or friends. Join Dr. Nathan Camp, a Scientist in Richard James’ group at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, on how he addresses biochemical mechanisms that contribute to drug resistance and diagnosis in Lymphoma and Immunological Disease...
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fEB_2019.jpg February 20, 2019
Today’s business and consumer privacy laws are changing at a dramatic rate. The introduction of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018 and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2020 are two examples highlighting how governments are responding to consumer privacy. These directly affect and have far reaching implications for businesses as they work...
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CISOS.jpg January 16, 2019 
Information security has become a really big deal - but we constantly seem to screw it up. Big breaches are in the news every day, but they are only the tip of the iceberg. Security leaders average less than two years in tenure, and job satisfaction - their own and others' of their performance - is seemingly stuck at rock bottom. Fingers go ablamin', but we in security tend to point them elsewhere. Why? and more importantly, what can we do about it?
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2018



leading_a_life.jpg November 14, 2018 Rooted in models of leadership, Elsbeth K. Paige-Jeffers’ presentation Leading a Life, Leading at Work will provide a framework for understanding one’s leadership capacity and how to move into a leadership role. Balancing practical advice on professional development with inspiration for self-growth, Elsbeth’s presentation will ask big questions and reveal avenues for formulating answers. Everyone, from subject-matter experts to big-picture thinkers, can benefit from this relevant and engaging talk. Elsbeth K. Paige-Jeffers is an impassioned leader working in the fields of leadership, multiculturalism, and policy...
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Product_Development.jpg October 17, 2018 Microservices has transformed the way that software is developed and can transform the way an organization operates. Join us as Kyle Sandburg, head of Strategy at Porch, shares his experience working in a growth stage startup to harness the full power of microservices to solve customer problems and improve the ways products are developed. Kyle Sandburg is the Vice President of Strategy for Porch.com, a leading home improvement marketplace. He is responsible for leading the company’s integrated business strategy, customer experience, and business performance...
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Digital_Transformation.jpg September 19, 2018 Digital Transformation across all industries is happening, and changing the landscape quickly. Are you winning share or losing it through this movement? Join us as David Totten, Chief of Staff at Microsoft, One Commercial Partner shares his experience, insights and thoughts on this movement.  David Totten is a leader in the Microsoft One Commercial Partner organization, which manages field and partner integration and execution across specific disciplines, including technical capacity creation, practice development, partner profitability and experiences, and go to market investment areas...
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Golf_Header.jpg August 22, 2018 Attention Golfers!
The 25th annual Seattle Society for Information Management (SIM) Golf Tournament will be held on August 22, 2018 at Redmond Ridge Golf Course. This year’s tournament begins with box lunches and a 1:00 PM shotgun startThe field is comprised of up to 30 foursomes (120 maximum golfers). Our tournament uses a scramble format. The SIM Seattle Chapter provides a generous donation in support of Ada Academy and Year Up from the net proceeds from this tournament...
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Mark_Your_Calendar_Seattle.jpg June 7, 2018 we will be hosting our 9th annual Seattle Technology Leadership Summit. This will be a day filled with great speakers and networking. Below you will find all the details about the event and registration information. Feel free to bring peers, colleagues and staff members that you think would benefit from this event. We look forward to connecting with you there. As a reminder, this is one of two key fund raisers we do as a Chapter, supporting Year Up Puget Sound and Ada Developers Academy. So not only will you experience a great day of education and networking, but you’ll be making a difference in our tech community.
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BlockChain_Panel_Discussion.jpg
May 3, 2018 Hosted by Stratacore with SIM Partnership.
Topics discussed will include: How data centers handle hashing operations | Security benefits surrounding Blockchain | Blockchain as a Service | Pros\cons of a Blockchain driven framework |Blockchain use cases |Future of Crypto, Mining, and Blockchain as a whole...

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Enterprise.jpg April 18, 2018 With the consumer VR and AR yet to reach mass adoption, the industry is looking beyond gaming and toward enterprise and industrial applications. We’ll look at the practical applications of virtual reality, and how it is changing the landscape of automotive, AEC, aerospace, manufacturing, retail, and other verticals.  This session provides an overview of the VR and AR landscape, looking at how it’s evolved over the past year and what lies in the years ahead.

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Serverless_Computing.jpg March 21, 2018 Add serverless computing to the growing list of terms and options IT organizations have when building infrastructure and software. Serverless infrastructure and cloud computing brings great simplicity, value and empowerment, but at a cost. What should organizations know before moving to this asynchronous paradigm?  What innovation has cloud enabled for your company? How do transformational companies define success? To learn more about this exciting space and the practical implications, join us for a panel discussion.

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Blue_Origin.jpg February 21, 2018 Join us as Andy Lapsa Ph.D., shares his experiences operating in a fast paced, high stakes commercial space exploration environment.  His experience being an engineer, team leader and program manager provides a comprehensive perspective on the value of fast development, maturing processes, innovating, and how to leverage information systems. There are many similarities between building rocket engines and software engineering.

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Talent_Risk.jpg January 17, 2018 We know that the goal of every IT leader is speed. Speed to transformation, agility, execution and ultimately, speed to revenue for your company. It’s costly and difficult to deliver on that goal as we all compete for talent in our market, maintain legacy systems and prepare for a faster future. Join us as Steve Trautman, expert in technical talent risk management and knowledge transfer and author of Do You Have WHO it Takes? Managing Talent Risk in a High-Stakes Technical Workforce, shares how to identify talent risks, replicate your top performers using knowledge transfer, and retain existing talent using both qualitative and quantitative metrics. 
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