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SIM Las Vegas W9 Form

Posted By Laura Fucci, Friday, February 19, 2016

See attached for SIM Las Vegas' W9 Form.  


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Tags:  Donation  Finance  Sponsor  Tax  W9 

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Nominations Open for 3rd Annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards!

Posted By Laura Fucci, Saturday, February 13, 2016

Nominations are now open for the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards! The Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards will be awarded to five women in the following categories: High Tech Woman of the Year, High Tech Rising Star, High Tech Community Service, High Tech Entrepreneur and High Tech Mentor.

 Nominations are being accepted online through April 15, 2016 at


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CSN Speed Networking Event

Posted By Laura Fucci, Saturday, February 13, 2016

CSN is hosting its 3rd Annual CSN Speed Networking Event on Friday, March 18th, noon to 2:30pm.  The goal of this event is to provide students with constructive feedback on their resumes and interviewing skills. 


The event Kick-off Luncheon is 11:30 to 1pm, Friday, February 19th at CSN Telecom Building Lobby, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas.  Please RSVP for the luncheon by Wednesday, February 17th to


We encourage participants from the technical areas. This year participating students come from the following disciplines; Accounting, Business, Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Health Information Technology, & Media Technology/



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SIM Las Vegas Initiatives

Posted By Administration, Sunday, February 7, 2016

SIM Las Vegas Chapter is organized to help IT leaders foster the development of information systems for the improvement of management performance and executive policy, ensuring alignment with community needs, education and legislative matters.  It is comprised of IT leaders from private, public, and educational sectors throughout the Las Vegas valley.  As IT executives, leaders, selected consultants and IT decision makers, SIM Las Vegas comes together to:

1.              Foster the development of information systems for the improvement of management performance and executive policy that align with the technology community.

2.              Assist in identifying the education needs of the community and work with our academic institutions and universities to implement programs to meet those needs.

3.              Encourage a positive technically competent business environment and assist in influencing industry to locate to Southern Nevada.

4.              Be available as a reputable expert resource to our governing officials in shaping legislative policy at the state and local government level on matters involving information technologies.

The SIM Las Vegas members established the following initiatives that we are currently working to achieve:

·       Spread IT interest, awareness, and opportunities for students

·       Support growth and diversity of Southern Nevada’s IT professionals

·       Support organizational cyber security for Southern Nevada organizations


Committees have been created to develop scope and execute action on these initiatives.  SIM Las Vegas members chair each committee, and SIM Las Vegas members and non-members comprise the committees.



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TechConnect Monday

Posted By Laura Fucci, Friday, January 22, 2016

TechConnect Monday is career development forum expected to attract +200 students with majors and studies in:

● Computer Science
● Management Information Systems 
● Electrical Engineering
● Computer Engineering
● Mathematics 
● Science   

TechConnect Monday is designed to connect employers with technology talented students seeking employment.  The event is wrapped around an informative program featuring industry practitioners, speakers, food, and prizes.  There are plenty of benefits for participating sponsors including access to advance resumes for review. 

The College of Engineering has joined with UNLV Career Services and TechConnect Monday extends the experience into the UNLV 2016 Job Fair with sponsors receiving an added bonus of a one-day registration in the Job Fair. TechConnect Monday is Feb. 29th and the UNLV Job Fair is March 1-2.  You can meet prospective students on Monday and set-up interviews for the next day. 

TechConnect Monday, Feb. 29, 5-9 p.m. UNLV Student Union

UNLV Job Fair Tuesday, March 1, 12-5 p.m.

UNLV Job Fair Wednesday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If you are interested in hiring employees with skills in writing code, computer systems, data systems, hardware, operators, network architecture, programmers, software, data entry, systems management, technical support, web development, and many other areas. 

Sponsor Space is limited, Register Now!




CALL: Marian Mason, 702-895-1892 or Jack Aylor, 702-895-2913


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Participate in a Job Fair to Attract Technology Students

Posted By Laura Fucci, Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Updated: Friday, December 18, 2015
TechConnect, a job fair sponsored by UNLV's Computer Science Advisory Board, will be held Feb. 29 and March 1 of 2016.  The event annually attracts over 200 job seeking computer science and information technology students.  Companies interested in participating need to contact Jack Aylor, .  Advance resumes will be provided.  Sponsorship space is limited.

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Skybot Engineering and Business Innovation Challenge

Posted By Laura Fucci, Saturday, December 5, 2015
We are excited to make you aware of a regional STEM program:  The Skybot Engineering and Business Innovation Challenge.  This program touches many middle and high schools within the Las Vegas valley and provides a great opportunity to excite the next generation about STEM careers.  Volunteers are needed!  More information can be found at

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CISO Research

Posted By Laura Fucci, Friday, December 4, 2015

I recently participated in a study conducted by George Mason University and the National Science Foundation focused on establishing core competencies  around the cybersecurity practice, and the CISO in particular.  They are trying to broaden their study group, so I thought I would share this opportunity with you.  The interview took less than an hour and I enjoyed it.  A synopsis of the study is included below.  If you can spare the time, please contact J.P.Auffret ( or Catherine Schell ( 


This project is developing Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Core Competencies as a foundation for developing multidisciplinary cybersecurity leadership education learning objectives and curricula guidelines. The project is leveraging these guidelines towards the development of online cybersecurity leadership education modules, certificates and a blended online cybersecurity leadership master's degree for delivery nationwide in partnership with other universities.

The goal is to address the cybersecurity leadership gap in the U.S. as cybersecurity leadership expertise is limited to a small number of university graduate level cybersecurity leadership programs that bridge the technical and management skills required for cybersecurity leadership. Formally, we are exploring the following questions: What cybersecurity leader core competencies are critical to cybersecurity leadership effectiveness?; and what organizational dimensions are factors in cybersecurity leadership success?

The project is bringing together private sector, government and academic cybersecurity, IT and other executives in focus groups, workshops, forums, and online collaboration for the development of the Core Competencies, learning objectives and curricula guidelines. The approach builds upon the U.S. Government's success in collaborating with academia and private sector in the development of CIO Core Competencies.

Finally, this project is developing a Cybersecurity Leadership Education Forum and associated board with the goal of ongoing project sustainability and for ongoing updating of the Core Competencies, learning objectives and curricula guidelines. As a direct outcome of this project, universities in partnership with government organizations and the private sector have a set of best practices for developing cybersecurity leadership programs and measurable outcomes to compare with.

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SIM Opportunities with ITWORKS

Posted By Laura Fucci, Friday, November 13, 2015

From Pat Callihan about IT Works of Las Vegas:


Dear Friends & Colleagues,


In my travels to Las Vegas over the last year or so I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful and caring people. I shared with you a vision of bringing our ITWorks program to this city, in an effort to begin training youth in Information Technology skills, preparing them for an entry level position in technology. Today I am excited to announce that our program is taking shape and we are launching on February 29, 2016. Our press release is here:


We have also been building a team in Las Vegas that will deliver and administer our program. I am excited to introduce you to Meishach Moore ( and Rachel Nelson ( They are helping to manage our relationships with you folks- building our volunteer base that provide valuable mentoring and soft-skill training for the youth we will serve. You will enjoy meeting them and working with them in the community.


I am sending this note to ask that you consider signing up to work with us and make a difference in a young person’s life. Specifically, we are looking for:


1. Mentors. These are folks that have skills in information technology and want to help provide guidance and encouragement to a young person as they go through the program. Generally most mentoring takes place by phone and email, so it is not terribly taxing on your schedule.


2. Soft-skills trainers and hosts. We have a curriculum that was developed by Accenture that helps to train our youth on important workplace etiquette, assistance with resume building, mock interviewing and other topics. This helps to provide a well-rounded experience. We generally teach these at a corporation or nonprofit on a Friday. This helps provide opportunities for the youth to see what it is like to be in a professional environment. The commitment is to offer a room, lunch, and a volunteer or volunteers to train a particular topic. I have attached a sheet that outlines the various opportunities.


3. Role models. We really enjoy having senior technology leaders come into the class and talk about themselves and their career paths. What helped make you successful? What advice would you offer these young folks? We generally ask for an hour of your time and some pizza or sandwiches.


4. Internship opportunities. We would like to begin lining up sites where these folks can receive some on the job time learning and practicing their new skills. Ideally these will be a minimum of five weeks and will be paid $10-12 per hour (6 hours per day, 4 days per week). We will also offer unpaid internships if we are not able to find enough paid internships. We ask that you consider hosting one of our students, which will be in the mid-May timeframe.


If one or more of these opportunities sound interesting, please reach out to sign up or learn more. I cannot tell you how much of a difference volunteering and spending time to help these folks will make in their lives. You will also find that by doing so you will feel particularly rewarded. I look forward to working together as we continue our journey.


Thank you for all that you are doing to help make a difference in Las Vegas, our community.




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IT Education Summit Executive Report

Posted By SIM Las Vegas, Monday, August 19, 2013

In a meeting with SIMLV on March 8th, 2013 Neal Smatresk, the President of UNLV,  expressed his interest in organizing a local IT Summit to build awareness, interest, and support for the MIS program, and brainstorm how to address related issues and discuss next steps. 

As a result of this meeting, SIMLV organized an IT Education Summit on June 20, 2013. Its purpose was to create an environment for educators and industry representatives to exchange ideas and to become aware of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to each industry.

We collected valuable feedback from all participants. We summarized the information and created an executive report. SIMLV is hoping this report can be useful for the upcoming UNLV Summit on September 20, 2013.  

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