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HMG May 2022

Champa Bay Lives on with SIM Tampa Bay at HMG Florida CIO Summit!

SIM Tampa Bay was thrilled to participate in last week’s HMG Florida CIO Summit in Orlando, the first in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic.  SIM Tampa Bay was out in full force, with Board members serving as moderator for five (5) of the nine (9) sessions, Board and members serving on panels, and recognition of five of our Tampa Bay IT leaders. Read the full article here.

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SIM Tampa Bay 2022 Golf Tournament 

We are thrilled to announce registration for our 2022 Golf Tournament is now open!  The golf tournament will take place at Westchase Golf Club on Friday, October 7, 2022.  A huge thank you to our title sponsor, Alturna-Tech. Click here to register

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SIM Tampa Bay Symposium, sponsored by Alturna-Tech

Alturna-Tech is sponsoring the SIM Tampa Bay Symposium, Digital Transformation and Business Outcomes.  From data center infrastructure modernization, to security transformation to cloud adoption, digital transformation has a different meaning for each enterprise and no two journeys are the same. This event will be a panel discussion with five (5) top CIO and Senior IT Executives in Tampa to learn how they are meeting the challenges of digital transformation and the business outcomes of IT modernization.  Register today - Click here to register

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SIM Tampa Bay Signs Alturna-Tech as First Annual Title Sponsor

SIM Tampa Bay recently signed a $20,000 sponsorship with Alturna-Tech, promising to fund multiple events for chapter members throughout 2022.  Read the full press release here - Alturna-Tech Title Sponsor.docx

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2022 Vice-President Message by Jennifer Wesson Greenman

Jennifer Wesson Greenman shares her story about reaching a milestone that fills her with both pride and gratitude as a resident of Tampa Bay for 20 years.  As Vice President of the SIM Tampa Bay Chapter, Jennifer intends to support the President, Officers, and Shared Interest Group (SIG) Leaders in growing both our membership and impact.  Read the full article here - SIM_Tampa_Bay_VP_message.docx

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Society for Information Management Announces 15 Scholarships to Propel Women in IT!

SIM Women has recently announced an education-based scholarship offering 15 SIM Women and their first-time managers the chance to develop their professional, financial, and personal leadership skills through the Emerging Leader Development (ELD) program. Read the article to learn more - SIM Women Scholarships
 
Applications are open until mid-March, with the SIM Women program starting in early April. Click here to access the 2022 SIM Women ELD Scholarship page.

Bert Bertagna Story

As a newly-elected president for SIM Tampa Bay, Bert Bertagna believes Tampa's chapter can help mature the necessary qualities one needs to become a leader:  passion, teamwork, accountability, and awareness.  Read the full story here - Bertagna_Story.pdf

2022 President Message by Bert Bertagna

Welcome to 2022!  As we move forward into the new year, I wanted to share some thoughts on leadership and how becoming an active member of SIM Tampa Bay will help you learn and grow as an IT Leader.  We hope you will join us, to share your stories and to network with other local IT leaders. Read the full press release here - 2022_President_Message.docx

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SIM Tampa Bay Announces 2022 Board Members

SIM Tampa Bay Chapter is pleased to announce the election results for the SIM Tampa Bay Board of Directors.  Bert Bertanga has been elected president of the Chapter.  He will start his two-year term effective January 1, 2022.  He replaces Marcus Session, who has served in that role for the past two years.  Mr. Session will stay on the Board as Past President and will Chair the CIO Round Table SIG.  Jennifer Wesson Greenman was elected to the Vice President and President Elect role.  She will serve for two years and automatically assume the presidency on January 1, 2024.  Joining the Board are Pete D'Addio (Secretary), Quintin McGrath (ReThink Every Thing!), Madhavi Othuluru (SIM Women), and Leisa Rasmussen (Membership). 
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SIM Tampa Bay hosts Holiday Party at Tampa International Airport

The SIM Tampa Bay Holiday Party at Tampa International Airport (TPA) was absolutely amazing!!! Not only was it a great time to celebrate the holidays but with all the generous donations by attendees we were able to create a scholarship for a deserving student at St. Pete College - College of Computer & Information Technology.  A huge thank you to our sponsors at Dynatrace, Sequentur and Fortinet. 

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Marcus Session Recognized on FTE Airport Transformation Power List Americas 2021!

Future Travel Experience (FTE) unveiled the FTE Airport Transformation Power List Americas 2021. This list includes those individuals who are pioneering new approaches that have the potential to improve travel for passengers and make the industry safer, more efficient and commercially successful. These individuals are the most transformative digital change enablers within the airline and airport industry in the Americas region, recognized for their outstanding efforts to lead how their organization has embraced innovation in order to recover and thrive following the wide-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. FTE Airport Transformation Power List Americas 2021 unveiled (futuretravelexperience.com)

SIM Tampa Bay 2nd Annual Golf Tournament was a Huge Success!

SIM Tampa Bay Golf Tournament took place at Westchase Golf Club on Friday, October 1, 2021.  We would like to thank Andrew McIntyre and Ty Taft for all their hard work planning such a great event!  SIM Tampa Bay also extends their sincere appreciation to all our outstanding sponsors:  CirrusTel, Pure Storage, TierPoint, Zerto, Converged Technology Professionals, World Wide Technology, Rubrik, DGR Systems, Kforce, Tensure Consulting, GreenPages Technology Solutions, Alturna-Tech, vTECH io, Workday, Spectrum, Bayforce, Zayo Group.

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SIM Tampa Bay hosts Summer Social

Tampa Bay's SIM Women hosted the SIM Summer Social at Cooper's Hawk.  A huge thank you to our SIM Women Tampa Bay co-chairs, Jennifer Wesson Greenman and Kelly Burchell.

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SIM Tampa Bay hosts "Break from the Pandemic" event at World of Beer (WOB) in Tampa.

A great time was had by all at our first in-person event in quite some time. A huge thank you to our sponsors, Ty Taft at TierPoint and Don Lilly at GreenPages Technology Solutions.

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SIM Tampa Bay Proudly Sponsored the Tampa Theatre's Hollywood Awards Night 2021

Six (6) lucky new SIM Tampa Bay members received a party box for two (2) to celebrate the Oscars in the comfort of their home!  The winners were:
Anas Benyamine - Computer Networld
Bernhard Brouwer - BBCS LLC
Pete D'Addio - Moffitt Cancer Center

Jason George - PwC
Michael Mendelowitz - Franklin Templeton
Keith Phillips - Bush Ross, PA

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SIM Tampa Bay Celebrates Another Successful Florida CIO Summit with HMG and the SIM Florida Chapters

Several Tampa Bay IT Leaders were nominated for the HMG STRATEGY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AWARD, congratulations to the following SIM Tampa Bay members:

  • Marcus Session, President, SIM Tampa Bay and VP of IT Services, Tampa International Airport
  • Jennifer Wesson Greenman, Chief Information Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global
  • Dora Boussias, Transformational IT Leader, Stryker
  • Quintin McGrath, Senior Managing Director, Technology Management & Enablement, Global Technology Services - Deloitte
  • Jeff Wysocki, Chief Information Officer, The Mosaic Company
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Check out the videos from Marcus Session, President of SIM Tampa Bay, and Jennifer Wesson Greenman, SIM Tampa Bay SIG Co-Chair SIM Women

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SIM Tampa Bay Chapter Celebrates Women's History Month and International Women's Day

SIM Tampa Bay Chapter celebrates International Women's Day and the outstanding female technology professional driving innovation in our region.  Check out the International Women's Day site for events, resources, videos, influencers and much more! 

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SIM Tampa Bay Restructures Board & Welcomes New Board Members

Welcome to 2021! Wishing you and your family the best in the New Year!  After an unprecedented 2020, we are looking forward to moving back into a more normal rhythm although that will not be until later in the year.  During the holiday break, we at SIM Tampa Bay have been busy reorganizing our group to better serve you.  Specifically, we have restructured the Board and added new members to take on a Voice of the Customer (VOC) orientation.

The new Board members include:

As part of the restructure, we have organized the Board around Special/Shared Interest Groups (SIG) which include:

  • SIM Tampa Bay Women
  • CIO Round Table
  • Mid-Market IT Leaders Council
  • Academic Council
  • SIM National Programs

One of our overarching objectives of this restructuring is to create more high-quality, meaningful and relevant programs for each of the areas in order to provide more value to you.  If any of the areas are of interest to you and you would like to participate as a member or volunteer to help organize, please feel free to reach out to Bill Waas at programs@simtampabay.org.

In addition to the programs specific to each of the SIGs, we will continue to have several socials during the year – Summer Social (August), Golf Tournament (October), and Holiday (December).

Again, we at SIM Tampa Bay wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!