Monthly Chapter Meetings
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 to 6 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 insitutions are common meeting places.
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 somtimes 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 presentaitons by local business leaders. Each member of the chapter is encouraged to invite a senior level executive from their organization to these meetings.
2013 Meeting Schedule
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|1/10||How Effective is IT|
Jay Eckles, Director of Information Services, Rhodes College
|2/7||Leadership Lessons||Gary Gore, Author of Navigating Change and Founder & CEO of Team Trek|
|3/7||Why Do Business Leaders Need IT? The Value Discussion.||Member Roundtable Discussion|
|4/4||Storm Chasing - A Journey to Oz Via the Cloud||Stan White, Siemens Medical Solutions|
|5/2||Leadership Skills for Personal Brand Development ||Tim Harvey, CEO of Cor Ideas and former CIO of Hilton International|
|6/6||Delivering Business Value||Louis Bodine, IBM|
|7/11||CIO Productivity Tools for Mobile, Desktom & Cloud||Member Roundtable|
|8/1||BYOD Issues and Practices||Greg Jackson, Business IT Manager, Commercial Printing Papers, International Paper|
|9/11||SIM Memphis’ Annual Strategy Series|
Leadership and Preparedness in the New Normal
|10/3||Maximizing Traning Effectiveness - Lessons from Military Aviation Research||Dave Kaiser, V.P. & hief Learning Officer, Crew Training International|
|11/7||Innovation||Kevin Boggs, Director of Technology Transfer and Research Development, FedEx Institute of Technology|