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SIM South Florida connects the area's premier IT leaders - for business solution exchange, professional development, and timely education. SIM South Florida has quarterly chapter meetings, monthly SIM Women Lunches and an annual conference.  The chapter also partners with other organizations to host joint events or provide discounts to non-SIM events for SIM Members. 

The geographical scope of the South Florida Chapter is Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.  Subscribe to receive emails from the chapter to get notified of all relevant events in the area.  If you are already subscribed, you will be sent a link to update your preferences.

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Leadership Opportunities at SIM

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills?
There are many opportunities within SIM South Florida to develop yourself as a leader.
  • Become a SIM South Florida member and get involved in our many events that build leadership skills! Review Member Benefits We have two options for membership!
  • Join the SIM Board or a Committee. We are expanding our board so that we can provide even more value to our members and the South Florida Community. Serving on a board or committee is a great way to expand your network, strengthen your leadership skills and follow your passion. Email info@simsfl.org if you are interested in any of the following positions:
    • Partnerships Chair
    • Membership Committee member
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee member
    • Marketing Intern or Committee member
    • Programs Committee member
    • SIM Women Committee member
  • Develop your speaking skills as a speaker at a SIM South Florida or Florida Regional Event! If not you, can you recommend peers, CIOs, or other great speakers who can share their interesting stories with our membership? Just send your suggestions to info@simsfl.org.
  • RLF is needed now more than ever. Our world is incredibly complex. It’s filled with relentless change, unpredictable ambiguity, and unexpected upheaval. So the need for strong, top-quality leaders has never been greater. RLF can produce leaders who:
    • Perform well amid volatility and change.
    • Adeptly leverage their personal leadership strengths.
    • Proficiently apply their highly-developed critical thinking skills.
    • Collaborate, create and innovate with teams throughout the enterprise.
    • Clearly know their values and instinctively do the right thing at all times.
    • Mentor other individual contributors and cultivate strong, high-powered teams.
    For more information about RFL click here. If you want to sign up for RLF and become a graduate like our own Elizabeth Decker, Jason Davis, and Jen Boyer please email info@simsfl.org

Call for Marketing Intern

Are you a student or entry-level web developer or do you know someone who is? SIM South Florida is looking for a Marketing Intern to help maintain their website simsfl.org. This is an unpaid internship but it is not without benefits. As our Marketing Intern, you will get access to all the content that SIM (local and national) has to offer. Plus you'll be working with IT Leaders on our board that will be happy to recommend you for that next job. You will only need to know basic HTML and if you have the ability to edit images, that's a plus. It is expected that you'll spend no more than 4 hours per week. Interested? Email info@simsfl.org

Featured Event

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Local Government Innovation - Improving Services to Communities

Thursday, April 15 at 12 Noon
Join us for a webinar where transformative CIOs from Florida local government share their innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The global pandemic dramatically altered many industries, including local governments, who were propelled into massive digital transformation in a matter of days. Hear how transformative leaders from Florida’s local governments leveraged people, creativity and new technologies to drive change and innovation in their respective agencies and how their successes, in turn, are better serving our local communities. 

Panelists: Todd Bayley, CIO Pasco County; Margaret Brisbane, Interim CIO/Director, Miami Dade IT Department; Muslim Gadiwala, CIO, Dept of Tech Services, City of St. Petersburg; Parsram Rajaram, Director IT, City of Winter Park
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2019 SIM Chapter Leader of the Year

We are excited to announce that our very own Elizabeth Decker has been recognized by SIM National as one of the Chapter Leaders of the Year!  Elizabeth has had a profound and lasting impact on the South Florida SIM Chapter, in a year that can only be described as challenging and anything, but normal.  Here are just a few of the contributions Elizabeth has made:

  • Rebuilt the Chapter Board while maintaining value for Chapter members
  • Increased awareness of the South Florida Chapter locally and nationally by partnering with other Florida Chapters and holding programs and workshops with other local professional organizations
  • Launched SIM Women
  • In partnership with ISACA, Palm Beach Tech and Venture Café Miami, successfully planned and delivered a two-day workshop on Diversity
  • Participated as an invited panelist at a Palm Beach Tech Association event

    Through Elizabeth’s leadership, dedication and effort, she has increased awareness of the South Florida Chapter and positioned it for continued growth and success.

    The SIM Leader of the Year Award recognizes members who contributed to the growth, advancement, and excellence of SIM at the chapter level.   Four recipients out of 14 nominees, were chosen by a panel of six judges and will be formally recognized at SIM Connect Live on December 15th. Learn more at WWW.SIMCONNECTLIVE.COM.

    This year’s SIM Chapter Leaders of the Year are:

    • Elizabeth Decker, South Florida
    • Cindy McKenzie, Southern California
    • Matt Nerney, Boston
    • Robert Jones, Charlotte

    Congratulations to Elizabeth and the other 2019 SIM Chapter Leaders of the Year!

    SIM Women


    Community Coffee - Diversity and Inclusion: Women In Tech
    SIM Women South Florida is pleased to partner with Palm Beach Tech's Women's Council's to present on Tuesday, July 28th at 8 AM Diversity & Inclusion roundtable discussions on "Women In Tech". We'll talk about ways we can come together as a community and promote equality in all aspects of our lives. We’re committed to doing our part to build an inclusive community where everyone has an equal opportunity to live a prosperous, fulfilling life.
    WATCH RECORDING HERE


    SIM Women Lunches
    While our SIM Women Lunches are not being scheduled at this time, please join the wider SIM community for great webinars.  When our lunches resume, they will be available on Eventbrite! SIM WOMEN EVENTBRITE