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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.

2015 Program Schedule 




1/08 Protecting the North American Electric Grid: The Utility Industry Responds to Cyber-Regulation 

LaShell Vaughn, Vice President & CTO and Allan Long, Utility compliance Manager, MLGW

2/05 The IT Pricing Game

Bob Stanley, ClearEdge Partners
3/05 Cancelled due to weather

4/09 A Taste of RLF

Phil Zweig, Regional Leadership Forum Director

SIM Memphis - do you know our secrets?

Kevin Morgan - Strategy Series Chair, Josh Siddon - Stragegy Series Co-Chair, and Jarrett Morgan - Vice President, SIM Memphis
6/04 Cyber Security

Scott Augenbaum, FBI
7/09 SIM Triple Play - THREE Events in July!

Event #1


Thursday, July 9 4-5pm

3232 Players Club Parkway, Memphis, Tn 38125


Event #2


Thursday, July 23 8-11am


Thursday, July 30 4-5pm

8/06 IT Innovation

James Tantaro, Strategy & Innovation Executive – , Joe Cutrell Director, Strategy & Innovation – AT&T Global Business Solutions, and Zack Perry Partner – Little Bird Innovation, will bring real-world examples on how to develop winning strategies and strengthen your organization’s capacity to drive innovation. The roundtable discussion will cover the following:

  • Building innovation into the strategy development process
  • Designing innovative, go-tomarket strategies that fuel growth
  • Creating more value and secure a competitive advantage
  • Identifying and exploiting new markets that are uncontested
  • Applying creative strategies to market your business offerings
9/30 Annual Strategy Series for Executives
Click HERE for details and to register
10/15 Social Engineering


11/05 Startup Memphis Tour – EmergeMemphis & Score

12/03 Holiday Party












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