Member Benefits


Why Become a Member?

Connecting with Top IT Leaders

Joining SIM connects you with top IT leaders in the industry, including: CIOs, senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants and other top IT professionals.

Why invest in membership? There are many other benefits to being a SIM member, such as:

Local Meetings and Events
With 42 SIM chapters, members around the country have multiple opportunities to network, exchange information, and learn about what's new in the industry.

Discounts to Regional and National Event
Meet other IT executives at a regional CIO Forum or at SIM's premier annual event, SIM Connect Live.

Special Interest Working Groups
Our forums a powerful way to gain a professional edge through collaboration with peers across industries and geographies. The following groups are available to SIM members:
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
SIM offers an active STEM outreach program to support the future IT workforce development. Chapters have sponsored STEM initiatives from kindergarten through college. This outreach has drawn almost $200,000 in annual donations for an assortment of national programs.

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

For More Information
For additional information about membership, contact Scott Cadwalader at

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What Members Say

Jake Westphal

Director, Enterprise Applications
First American Financial Corp.

I was introduced to SCSIM via the Regional Leadership Program (RLF) and have been a member ever since. RLF was the most powerful leadership journey I have ever been through—it’s been certainly life changing

"SCSIM has a very strong peer network of senior leaders who have provided me with tremendous networking and career growth opportunities."