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.
2012 Meeting Schedule
This year, SIM Memphis will focus on The "Big 5” of current IT concerns: Mobile, Cloud, Social, IT Consumerization, and Big Data. The annual SIM International trends survey, similar surveys from Gartner, Forrester, CIO Magazine, Forbes and others, as well as most major conference agendas, are focusing squarely on these subjects. But what are our own companies doing about these matters locally? What special insights or approaches to tackling some of the thorniest issues regarding these high-interest subjects can we glean from both local and national experts as well as from our own insights and experiences?
|1/5||Leadership, and a Review of 2011|
Bob Rouse, RLF Facilitator & Professor, Computer Science, Washington University
Dennis Norton, Senior Manager Information Systems, Kraft Food Ingredients
|2/2||Negotiating the Best Vendor Contract Terms with Microsoft; and The Value of Internships||Scott Braden, SVP of Value Creation, NET(net)|
Kathy Tuberville, Assistant Director of Academic Internships, The University of Memphis
|3/1||Get Social -- Exploring the Benefits, Risks, and Management of Social Technology||Josh Thompson, Manager, Corporate Online Services, Hilton Garden Inn|
|4/5||IT as a Service -- The New Way to Manage IT?||Liza Lowery Massey, President/CEO, Nashville Technology Council|
|5/3||Mobility Standards, Security, and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) -- What are Local Companies Doing? ||Roundtable. Introduction by Mark Reavis, Director of Network Services, University of Memphis|
|6/7||Innovation||Sonny Sonnenstein, SVP, Deputy CIO, Corporate Systems & Information Management, First Horizon/First Tennessee Bank|
|7/12||Project Portfolio Management: Finding the Invisible Line||Brent Glasgow, Director of Planning and Quality, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital|
|8/2||Big Data and Business Intelligence||Chago Santiago, VP, Information Technology, Autozone|
|9/11||SIM Memphis’ Annual Strategy Series|
The Transformational Leader: Leading, Innovating, & Transforming in a Connected World
|10/4||Cloud Issues Panel Discussion: cost, value, privacy, security, management and more||Panelists from FedEx, the City of Memphis, St. Jude, and Buckman Labs|
|11/8||Driving IT Value||Speaker to be announced|
|12/6 ||Holiday Social|