SIM's Partner Program is an excellent opportunity for companies to assume a leadership role in SIM, improving the value of the association and advancing the industry as a whole. As the only IT professional association focused on cross-industry IT management, strategic issues and professional development, SIM provides its partners with the opportunity to achieve substantial visibility with SIM’s membership of 3,000 leading IT decision-makers.
Fostering teamwork between IT senior management and industry product/service providers, the program offers mutually beneficial opportunities, including:
Participation in an on-going intellectual exchange with CIOs, CTOs, and senior IT executives.
Visibility and name recognition among corporate-level executives.
Influence in the direction of SIM and SIM positions.
Opportunity to demonstrate thought leadership through events, collaborative projects and discussion forums.
SIM is committed to working closely with each organization. Therefore, participation in this elite group must be limited, although applications are always accepted. The annual Partner Program offers one year (January 1 through December 31) of SIM-concentrated member awareness with the option to renew.
Hear what current Partners have to say about the value of the SIM Partner Program:
Watch an interview with Maria Azua, Vice President of Technology and Innovation, CIO Office, IBM
Watch an interview with John Carrow, SVP, Unisys Corporation
Participation in the SIM Partner Program opens the doors to a number of awareness-building opportunities designed to help your company establish a presence with SIM’s diverse membership. From SIM events and programs to discussion groups and online services, partnership opportunities include:
SIM Partners obtain enhanced visibility at SIMposium, the annual event that draws 500 CIOs, CTOs and other senior executives to a single forum for ample networking, healthy idea-exchange and fluid learning. SIM Partner conference benefits include:
Two complimentary conference registration passes.
Recognition as a SIM Partner.
25% discount on conference sponsorship opportunities.
SIM partners have the opportunity to host one SIM On-Demand Webinar — marketed and available to the SIM membership—offering the ideal portal for communication, thought leadership and corporate positioning. The benefits of providing this resource to SIM members include:
Visibility through providing the content & speaker
Demographic information provided on identified participants
Posting of On-Demand Webinar on SIM‘s Web site for on-going member viewing
SIM Partners receive five complimentary SIM International memberships, including discounts on SIM events and programs. Read more about Membership Benefits.
Member eNewsletter >>> SIM News
SIM Partners have the opportunity to demonstrate thought leadership by submitting articles (i.e. white papers) for electronic distribution via SIM’s Member eNewsletter, SIM News and the SIMnet Website.
MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE) is a journal dedicated to publishing articles, case studies and research reports based on in-depth research that provides unique insights and useful conceptual frameworks to senior IT executives. The publication is a SIM member benefit.
Complimentary MISQE Website advertisement
Complimentary advertisement in printed MISQE
Discounted option to sponsor the mailing of the printed MISQE, which can include a separate insert from the sponsor exhibiting thought leadership.
SIM Partners may participate in several Working Group initiatives to help determine SIM’s scope of effort and deliverables. In turn, participants access useful tools for business growth and development.
Placement of partner logo and their involvement with SIM in the Partner Program area on the SIM Website
Opportunity to present speakers on topics of interest for local chapter event.