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The Memphis Chapter meets from 5 to 8 pm on the first Thursday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled. The usual agenda is an informal social hour from 5:30 to 6pm followed by dinner and a featured speaker or panel roundtable and discussion. The meeting location varies, depending upon the program. Occasionally, a lunch or breakfast meeting will be scheduled instead of the evening meeting. Local restaurants, host corporations and educational institutions are common meeting places.

Roundtable Meetings 
At Roundtable meetings, members give updates on local projects of general interest to the membership, discuss challenges and generate ideas regarding the resolution of some particular problem a member may be experiencing, and discuss case studies regarding the strategic planning and implementation approaches of member companies. Members are encouraged to take an active role in offering advice and counsel, as well as raising new, but related, concerns and considerations. Attendance at Roundtable meetings is strictly limited to SIM members due to the confidential, and sometimes proprietary, nature of the topics discussed.

Partner Member Programs 
Designed to foster an improved spirit of cooperation and understanding between IT and business executives, Partner Member programs focus on a particular business function, with presentations by local business leaders. Each member of the chapter is encouraged to invite a senior level executive from their organization to these meetings.

2014 Meeting Schedule 

Download complete summaries of the programs listed below by clicking here.



1/09The Year Ahead - What's the US & Global Economic Outlook?

Teresa Beckham Gramm, Ph.D., Rhodes College

2/21Behind the Scenes Tour of the Memphis AirportJarrett Morgan, Director IT, MSCAA & SIM Memphis Strategy Series Co-Chair
3/06Roundtable Discussion - Strategy Series: Reaching New Heights
SIM Strategy Series Co-Chairs Jarrett Morgan, Director IT, MSCAA and Kevin Morgan, Director – Brand & Guest Technology, Digital & Wi-Fi Products, Hilton International; and Darrell Price, Manager Interactive Development, ALSAC/St. Jude
4/03The Magic of Project and Application Portfolio Management
 Tim Meek, CIO, and John Oglesby, Director, IT Planning and Governance, Buckman International
5/01Social Media and Collaboration Tools – Moving SIM Memphis ForwardRoundtable Discussion
6/05Business Intelligence for a Competitive AdvantageJohn D. Green, CIO, Baker Donelson
7/10The Millennials Are Here! 
Roundtable Discussion 
8/07 A Community of Practice or a Community of Purpose?
SIM Outreach

9/23SIM Memphis’ Annual Strategy SeriesCLICK TO REGISTER

We invite you to join us at the 2014 SIM Strategy Series on September 23rd at the Hilton, Memphis.

We are confident that you will find this experience to be beneficial through the information received, relationships generated, and exciting keynote line-up. SIM is a non-profit committed to giving back to the Mid-South community. Over its 28 year history, the Strategy Series has funded nearly $400,000 in community outreach, STEM grants, and learning experiences for students. 

This event will enable you to connect with fellow executives in the Mid-South and learn from industry leading professionals on how to drive your business, featuring:

-Keynote speakers on leadership and cutting edge IT topics
-Interactive breakout sessions with national and local experts
-Ample networking opportunities with their peers from throughout the region

With annual participation of this event expected to top over 250 IT executives representing over 80 of the region's top IT organizations, you can't afford to miss this premier event. 
10/09SIM Memphis Changes Lives

Ten years ago our chapter moved from a simple society of people in the technology profession -- a community of practice -- to a group of people whose similar jobs became the basis for joining together to promote the IT profession and to change lives -- a community of purpose.

Speakers will include community members and chapter members Danita Macon, Ed Charbonnet, Jeff LaRusso, Jana Markowitz, and David Ulloa.

11/06 Survivng the Nightmare: Security Breaches and Corporate Reputation
12/04  Holiday Social







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