...if you are looking for:
- Networking: Meet and get to know your peers who are senior information technology practitioners (CIOs, CTOs, their direct reports), academics, consultants, and other IT leaders with similar qualifications, to share issues of common interest and concern.
- Programs: Local chapter meetings, national conferences, CIO breakfasts (by invitation), social events and seminars
- Knowledge Sharing: Working Group deliverables, Advanced Practices Council (APC) research, bi-monthly Member eNewsletter, Webcasts and SIM’s online community: www.simnet.org.
- Education: Access to the SIM Regional Leadership Forum™, providing industry-specific training for future IT leaders.
- Advocacy: The collaborative "voice” of SIM on issues such as cyberspace security and software licensing.
- Industry Leadership: Access to peers who understand and manage similar challenges and issues.
...if you meet the common set of membership guidelines agreed on by SIM International and its individual chapters, within these four membership categories:
A senior information management (IM) professional in a private or public sector organization who is a corporate/division head or a member of an IM team supporting the corporate/division IM head with key management responsibilities. This category includes:
- Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers
- (CTOs) Direct reports to CIOs and CTOs; and
- Other IM leaders and managers who significantly impact the profitability and direction of their company.
For positions below that of CIO, Chapter may require an endorsement or sponsorship by an applicant’s company CIO for membership in the Chapter to be considered.
A full-time university or college faculty member who is making significant contribution to the IM field. An academician, who is a recognized scholar and conducts practice-oriented research and/or is a leader in IM curriculum design initiatives. Anyone who has reached a senior level in the academic community and has significant influence over the direction of IM education.
A leading expert from a consulting firm may also qualify for SIM membership by virtue of the contributions such individuals and their organizations make to the IM world. Leaders at the partner/principal level who influence the direction of their own company or the direction of their clients’ companies are qualified. These individuals must be able to demonstrate that they operate at the senior level to qualify and their responsibilities are primarily in delivering IM services, not primarily selling IM services.
A computer product vendor, executive recruiter, non-IT executive, or leader from another profession with a major role in matters that impact the strategic direction of technology will be considered for membership at the Chapter or Society level.
Prospective members and other guests are welcome to attend a maximum of three events before applying for membership . Members and other program attendees are expected to abide by Fairfield-Westchester SIM's Code of Ethics.
...see our Chapters ByLaws for the governing policies and procedures.