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June Event - Human Capital and Diversity


June 28, 2917



Join SIM Saint Louis in a Discussion Regarding Human Capital & Diversity in the Tech Industry


An article in the March 2017 issue of Fortune Magazine entitled “Tech Employees Overestimate How Well Their Companies Promote Diversity” examines current stats and issues regarding diversity in the Tech Industry. 

A survey of 1400 tech employees commissioned by the software company Atlassian, indicates that 83% of the survey respondents believed diversity to be important but only half of them believed that improvements need to be made.  The article goes on to point out the reality of the current situation in the industry does not support such a low level of improvement needed.


According to the article, here are the facts:

“In the tech industry Black and Latinx tech workers combined make up just 5% of the tech workforce and women, as a group, only 24%.  This level of participation falls dramatically short of overall workforce demographics.  Yet 95% of those surveyed gave the industry, their companies, and their teams a passing grade. “


-          Have expectations regarding diversity & exclusion decreased?

-          What are we doing to improve participation of minority groups and

           women in the profession?

-          Some studies indicate most minorities and women leave the  tech

           profession after five years….. Why? Is this happening here in St Louis?


Please join us on June 28 as we explore this significant and ongoing issue with a diverse and experienced panel:  


 -  Joan Kelly, Executive CIO, Enterprise Security Solutions, MasterCard (Ret)

-  Kristin Tucker, Managing Principal – TDK Technologies

-  Gonz Roman, I.T. Director, St. Louis County


June 28, 2017

5:30-6:30 - Registration and Networking with Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments

6:30-8:00 - Program



8300 Maryland Avenue

St Louis, MO 63105



Members - No-charge

Non-members - $50 per person

Checks/Credit Cards Accepted


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Leadership 3.0      NextGen Education for NextGen Leaders


NEW Leadership Program Targets Best and Brightest NextGen Managers

Registration Open for Cost-Effective Regional Sessions to Develop Emerging Leaders


A new leadership development program designed especially for high-potential emerging managers from companies in all industries will launch in St. Louis this March. The program is developed by the St. Louis Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and features six half-day interactive sessions over a 10-month period, taught by proven real-world experts, for a one-time fee of $495. 


Leadership 3.0 seeks to develop an authentic individual leadership style for the next generation of leaders. High-potential managers with two to five years’ experience or current leaders interested in further development will nurture their skills in this practical program.


Leadership 3.0 is based on NextGen Principles:  affordable in time and money, collaborative seminar style, and designed to strengthen personal interaction.


Executives: Invest in your organization’s future. Register your best and brightest. Then watch them put into practice what they learn.


Leadership 3.0 builds on other successful SIM-inspired leadership education programs, including the Leadership Development Workshop in its 10th year.  Contact Eric Gorham directly at (314-267-1612 and LEADERSHIP3.0@SIMSTL.COM).


Program Dates and Topics


March 22 - Accepting the Challenge of Leadership

What does it mean to be a leader? Leadership and Management. Becoming a Leader: Does it happen by accident?

May 17 - Power, Politics and Influence

Influence is the real power of leaders. Organizations are social activities and using positive politics makes the difference.

July 26 - Strategy and Governance of Technology

How does your firm make money? Stakeholder perspective. Developing a technology direction.

September 21 - Leadership Presence Management 3.0

Crafting Your Message: Listening, Speaking, Behavior, and Discipline.

October 18 - Preparing for the Changing Job of IT Leadership

Education and Training: Defining what you need from a career and being the active creator of your own career


December 13 – Globalization and Technology Trends for the Future

Global Technology Impact: Working in a World without Borders; Dealing with Advanced Technologies: AI, Robotics, Data Analytics



·     Johnnie Foster, senior business executive

·     Tony Munns, senior consultant, Cybersecurity

·     Edie van Wert, senior leader with broad industry experience

·     Eric Gorham, senior leader and community leader

·     Lawrence Casey, experienced manager

·     David Berndt, entrepreneur and business owner



Leadership 3.0 will meet at various corporate locations throughout the St. Louis region. Several sessions will be held in conjunction with SIM Chapter meetings to expand participant’s network. The sessions will be held 1:00-5:00 pm, followed by a Dutch treat networking session.


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SIM St Louis 2017 Calendar of Events

(subject to change)


January 18                       Globalization Impact on St Louis

February 16                      Mercy Virtual Care Tour and CIO Round Table Discussion

March 15                          Women in IT Speed Networking: Spring Into Action: Career Growth

April 19                             Leadership / Employee Development - How to Engage Millennials

May 3                               G2I

May 16                            10th Annual SIM St Louis Golf Tournament

June 21                            Human Capital (Diversity) - Women, DI, LGBT, Cultural

July 19                             STEM - Creating a STEM Pipeline - Primary ED

July (TBD)                       SIM St Louis Summer Social Event

August 16                        Green IT - Sustainability

September 21                 Cortex (Startup Relevance) - How it is Happening in St Louis

October 18                      CIO Panel

November (TBD)            Gateway to Cyber City

December 13                  Managing Business Risks with IT - Governance



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