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We've had some excellent speakers for our chapter meetings over the past several years. Listed below are a few of the topics and speakers we've enjoyed.

2013

 

Date

Speaker

Topic

Sponsor

January 21

Dr. Bill Rollwitz, Executive Coaching & Leadership Development

Creative Thinking

February 19

Thom Sneed, Marathon Oil

The Critical Role of IT

March 19

Clif Triplett, TSA

Consumerization of IT

April 16

Darren Spohn, Spohn Consulting

Cloud Computing

May 21

Gene Phifer, Gartner

The Future Web

June 13

Social Event, Top Golf Houston

Summer Function

September 17

Stephen Reiter, SCA

Mobility: CIO Perspective

October 15

Charles Araujo, IT Transformation Institute

IT Transformation

November 19

Twila Day, Alvarez & Marsal

Security from BOD Perspective

December 17

Holiday Party

Executive Networking

Bill Arend
Regional Manager
Oracle USA
(Office) 713-658-7786
(Cell) 713-203-7642

 

 

 


2012

 

Date

Speaker

Topic

Sponsor

January 17

Dr. Bill Rollwitz,Executive Coaching & Leadership Development

Achieving and Exceeding the CIO Level

February 21

Steve Finnerty,SVP Applied Materials

CIO as a Business
Transformational Leader

March 27

Scott Braden,SVP,NET(net)

Contracting with Microsoft

April 17

Mark Settle,CIO, BMC Software

Critical Competencies for 21st Century IT Organizations

EMC Consulting

May 15

Ty Harmon,Gartner Industry Analyst

Big Data Trends and Future

Genuent

June 19

Executive Networking

Summer Function

Ratify, Inc.

September 18

CIO Panel

Moderated by Hunter Muller

Comcast Business Services

October 16

Diane Slaughter

Tracking Social Media Strategy and Implementation at Cameron

Quest Software

November 13

CIO Perspectives Forum
7:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Renaissance Houston
Greenway Plaza Hotel

SIM Houston is co-sponsor
for the CIO Perspectives Forum
with CIO magazine.

December 18

Holiday Party

Executive Networking

Bill Arend
Regional Manager
Oracle USA
(Office) 713-658-7786
(Cell) 713-203-7642

 

2011

Date

Speaker

Topic

Sponsor

January 18

Roger Berry,Retired CIO, Disney

·Managing Your Career…What’s Next

Open

February 15

Twila Day,CIO Sysco

·Leadership & Mentoring

SAP

March 8

Peter Vogel, Trial Partner, Gardere, Wynne, Sewell LLP

·Social Media Legal Update

Modis

April 19

Peter Stewart,SVP Collaboration Technology, PGi

·Collaboration in a Virtual World

PGi

May 24

David Willis,Chief of Research for Communications Area, Gartner

·The Future of Mobile Apps: Context Aware Computing

Accuvant

June 21

Summer Social and Networking

·Executive Networking

Cisco-IronPort

September 20

Larry Frazier, CIO, Kraton

·ERP Implementation Success Strategy: On-time and under Budget

Idea Integration

October 11

Gregg Farris, CIO, Oceaneering

· Cloud Computing: Focusing on the thought process, methodology, implementation and results of Oceaneering’s recent migration to Google Apps

Sogeti

November 8

Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer, Dell Services

·Holes in the Whole: Crafting Security for the Pervasive Web

Extreme Networks

December 13

HolidaySocial and Networking

·Executive Networking

CiscoSecureX


 

2010

 

DATE

SPEAKER

TOPIC

January 12

Walter Ulrich, President & CEO, Houston Technology Center

The Strategic Implication of Emerging Technology and the Role of IT Leaders in Houston’s Future

February 16

Wallace Wood

Diginomics

March 16

Troy Matherne

Your IT Report Card: Are you making A’s or C’s?

April 13

Jim Strikeleather CTO Dell Perot Systems

Trends and Directions

May 11

Gene Pfeiffer

Innovation: Web 2.0 Emerging Technology

September 14

Dr. Keri Pearlson, President KP Partners

"The Six Conversations the CIO Must Have about Social Business"

October 19

Jack Dowling, President and CEOVotum Technology Group

Mobility Computing

November 16

Dave Levitt, Salesforce.com

Cloud Computing

December 14

SIM - Houston Holiday Party

Real Social Networking

 

 

2009

DATE

SPEAKER

TOPIC

January13

Panel

What Keeps CIOs Up at Night?

February17

Rick Watson

Green IT

March 26

Mark Settle, CIO, BMC Software

Mark Polansky, Senior Client Partner & Managing Director for Korn/Ferry International

What CEOs Want From The IT Organization

April 14

Zain A. Ali

The Hackett Group, Sr. Director,Southwest Region

Benchmarking Data

May 12

John Kresovsky

Gartner, Executive Partner - CIO Services

Top Priorities CIOs are facing in 2009-2010

September 15

Dutch Holland

Should you be Promoted or Fired as the CIO?

What Should I Do Tomorrow Morning?

October20

Steven Zolman

Supplier Negotiation Best Practices

November17

Pete Hanik

Innovation: This presentation will discuss what innovation is, how to bring structure to innovation and how to install and propagate a culture of innovation in your organization

December 10

Holiday Party at Bistro Calais

Sponsored by L&T Infotech

 

2007-2008

 

DATE

SPEAKER

TOPIC

LOCATION

9/18/07

Bobby Cameron

VP & Senior Analyst at Forrester

The CEO’s Expectations of the CIO

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Rice Faculty Club

10/24/07

Peter Vogel

Attorney with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Avoiding IT Disasters with Good Contracts

8:30 – 11:15 am
Shell Auditorium in McNair Hall at Rice U

11/13/07

Phillip Farr

Past President & CIO of the year for Dallas SIM Chapter

The New CIO

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Rice Faculty Club

1/22/08

John Sweney

CEO of Brookwoods Group

Pillars of Professionalism

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Rice Faculty Club

2/19/08

Caroline Gormley

President of Project Management Institute Houston

Current & Future Trends in IT Project & Portfolio Management

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Rice Faculty Club

3/25/08

Larry R. DeBoever

A Pragmatic Approach to Demonstrating Business/IT Alignment

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Rice Faculty Club

4/22/08

Carter White

Senior Legal Counsel at M-I Swaco

eDiscovery

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Rice Faculty Club

5/20/08

David Ferdman & Nicole Aguillard

CyrusOne

Cost/Benefit Methodology for Data Center Co-Location

5:30 – 8:00 pm
Rice Faculty Club

 

 

2006 – 2007 

  • September 26th-"Generating Trust and Loyalty: Motivating and Retaining Today's IT Professionals" present by Ian Rose
  • October 24th-"IT Outsourching: Trends and Experiences in How and What to Outsource" present by Mark Peacock and Dave Van Horn, Archstone Consulting
  • November 28th -"The Role of Service Manager" present by Mart Rovers, president of InterProm USA. [Members Only]
  • December 14th -Holiday Dinner Party with spouses at the Bistro Callais in River Oaks. [Members Only]
  • January 31st -"The Ten Commandments to IT Contracts" by Peter Vogel
  • Wednesday, March 7th-"People Issues of IT" by Samuel Bright
  • SIM Houston chapter Golf outing

2003 - 2004 

  • June 2nd: Best Practices in IT Service Management Delivery (ITIL) (Ken Wendle, HP, and President itSMF, USA)
  •  April 20th: IT Really Matters (Warren McFarlan, Harvard Business School)
  • February 24th: Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead People who deliver technology) (Paul Glen, author and columnist)
  •  October 30th: Think Customers to Drive Profit (CRM) (Ami May, Oracle)
  • September 30th: Best Practices in Quantifying IT Value (Paul Wise, Turnbuckle Consulting)

2002 - 2003 

  • April 29th: Trends and Futures in IT Outsourcing (Edward Emig, Lockheed Martin)
  • March 24th: Technology Futures: the Agile Enterprise in the Innovation Economy (Jeff Wacker, EDS)
  • February 24th: Mobile Business Computing (Lee Church, Mobitech)
  
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