Past Events

Google-Based Approach to Building High-performing Teams
When: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  Main Presentation: 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST
Optional Networking: 6:30 - 7:00 pm EST 
Where: Virtual Meeting
Topic: Hear Uri Galimidi's decoded version of the Google framework for building and leading

high-performing teams. Hear case stories, engage in discussion around the concepts and get practical strategies for implementing it. A virtual presentation followed by a question period.

SIM Chapter Virtual Roundtable - A Review of latest IT Trends, Opportunities and Directions

When: May 19, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)
Where: Zoom Webinar Recording
Topic: Toronto SIM invites you to a review of the latest IT Trends, Opportunities and Directions

Gain an inside CIO/IT look at:

  • Management & IT - Gaps/Pain Points
  • Investment & Growth Spending Plans
  • Spending/Budgets vs Revenue
  • Cloud, Services and Security trends
  • Staff Levels & Salaries and more

SIM North Central Regional Event: Technology Addiction & its Impact on the Workforce

When: Sep 28, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (ET)
Where: SIM North Central Regional Event
Topic: Understanding the impact of technology addiction on your corporate culture

Employees struggle to balance the demands of their job against the tantalizing pull of social media. Our discussion will cover the science of technology addiction, its staggering impact on the workforce and workplace, and offer insight into how corporate policies can empower leaders to mitigate and reduce technology addiction in the workplace.

Dr. Lisa Strohman is a clinical psychologist, attorney, author, public speaker and the founder and director of Digital Citizen Academy, which she established to prevent and educate on technology misuse. Dr. Strohman has spent more than a decade working in her private practice, and career working with schools to address challenges with student mental health and well-being and with law enforcement and the FBI on safety and cybercrimes involving adolescents.

SIM Chapter Virtual Roundtable - Please Stay: An insightful look at Women in Technology

When: Jan 27, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)
Where: Webinar Recording
Topic: Please Stay: An insightful look at Women in Technology - Presented by Kelley Irwin, CIO and Best-Selling Author.
Join Kelley Irwin, a Chief Information Officer (CIO) with over 10 years of experience at the Technology Executive level in A lively discussion to share insights from the book she published with her co-author Debra Christmas on women in technology. From this presentation, learn the statistics and actions we can take as IT leaders to not only attract and hire women in technology but to retain them.

Chapter Golf Event: Golf, Dinner & Discussion

Join the Toronto SIM Chapter and your colleagues for a round of golf followed by dinner and discussion. We will be holding this event and following all the safe play practices and procedures instituted by Angus Glen, including services at their expanded outdoor patio.
When: September 15,2020 from 4:00 - 9:00 pm (ET)
Where: Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Road, Markham L6C 1N9
Topic: Our guest speaker will be Jayne Huhtanen who will lead a discussion and share her insights on potential paths that can help you reach the leadership roles you seek for your future. She will also share her latest insights on navigating through the fog of our current pandemic work/life challenges.
Jayne is a Certified FocalPoint Business and Executive Coach, Speaker and Trainer. For over 30 years, Jayne has been helping companies and professionals optimize their performance and achieve their goals. Learn more about Jayne on LinkedIn Jayne Huhtanen - LinkedIn

Dinner & Discussion

NEW DATE: March 6, 2019 @ 6:00 - 9:00 pm  

Join the Society for Information Management (SIM) Toronto Chapter for a roundtable discussion with Dr Ron Babin about his research and views on how Supply Chains are being impacted by Digital Transformations.

Presenter Dr. Ron Babbin
Dr. Ron Babin DBA,  President, Faculty Association and Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University
Location The National Club, 303 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5H 2R1              map directions
Topic Digital Transformations (TX): Disrupting the Global ITO/BPO Markets
Summary Dr. Babin will present his views on how IT Outsourcing (ITO) & Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) markets are being disrupted by the emergence of AI capabilities & expanding Cloud Services.

All organizations depend on outsourcing partners and external service providers to support their core business processes and IT operations. Today these traditional service markets are being disrupted by two complementary technology forces, (a) reliable, affordable AI and, (b) the availability of ubiquitous cloud services. As these trends continue, they are converging to create a new enhanced cloud services environment that can effectively deliver “Outsourcing as a Service”.

Managing these DX trends is critical to mastering, maintaining and innovating business models and sustaining successful customer interactions. However, firms are discovering that their in-house DX capabilities are proving to be inadequate.

Since DX requires combinations of special skills that are not readily available how can enterprises successfully deal with concerns like:

  • What are the motivations for utilizing external DX driven services?
  • How should firms plan their the mix of outsourced and BPO services
  • How do delivery performance, innovation, service excellence and continuous improvement fit in the “Outsourcing as a Service” market

Ron Babin will share views on these trends based on his experience and roles as a senior management consultant with organizations like Accenture and KPMG and as an Associate Professor at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of IT Management (ITM).

Ron teaches IT management courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs andhe works with the IT Executive Research Program at IDC where he is an Adjunct Researcher. Ron also has been an advisor to the IT program at the Richard Ivey School of Business and to the IT program at Sheridan College and a regular judge at the MIS case competition at the annual Inter-Collegiate Business Competition at Queen’s University.

Registration Please include any dietary preferences when confirming your attendance.  RSVP to
Price Free for Toronto SIM members. Non-members may purchase attendance that includes the discussion and full course dinner. Non-member Purchase $120 + HST