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2009 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are on Monday evening, unless otherwise indicated:
Social Hour: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Program: 7:00 - 8:30 pm (approximately)

January 5, 2009
Regular Meeting
Location:
Omni Park West
Special Program Theme: RLF Experience for SIM Members
"Building Your Personal Powerbase"
Michael Rochelle, Co-Director, RLF DFW Chapter, Area Manager, Microsoft Systems
Handouts: Presentation slides [.pdf; 1.6 Mb]; Life Experience Powerbase Exercise [.pdf; 350 Kb]

February 2, 2009
Regular Meeting
Location:
Omni Park West
"Outsourcing: Survival Tales from the Front Lines"
Moderator: Chris Feola, 2009 SIM DFW Chapter, Program Co-Chair \

Panelists:
Chris Boult,
Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Greyhound Lines
Rob Davis, Director of IT, Atlantic Aviation
Ed Pierson, CIO & VP of Quality and Performance Excellence, EF Johnson Technologies
Wade Rugenstein,Chief Technology Officer/Enterprise Architect, The Republic Group
Frank Vaccaro, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Republic Group

Sponsor: Statera

Statera is a business and technology services and solutions provider that helps companies large and small optimize organizational performance by mapping strategic goals and objectives to IT initiatives. Our strategic technology solutions provide powerful insight into your organization, help you solve mission-critical problems and drive performance across the enterprise

March 2, 2009
Spring Kick-Off Meeting
--Open Meeting
Location: Omni Park West


"Demystifying IT for your CXO"
Speaker: Harwell Thrasher, author, "Boiling the IT Frog", commentator
PRESENTATION SLIDES (Click here) ***NEW***

2008 DFW SIM IT Executive of the Year Award
Michael E. Alverson
, VP/Deputy CIO Innovative Technology Solutions, Texas Health Resources

Mike Alverson receives IT EOY Award from President Mark Urbis

April 6, 2009
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
"Meeting the Challenge: 2009 CIO Agenda"

Speaker: Chris Germann, Regional VP for Executive Programs, Gartner Group

Chris will report the concerns of CIOs on Gartrer's latest 2009 survey of over 1,500 CIOs.

May 21, 2009 (Thursday)

11th Annual Golf Tournament [Click here for complete details]
Bridlewood Country Club;
11:45 am to 7 pm (Lunch, dinner, and prizes)

Vendor Sponsored -- Members & Sponsors ONLY!
Location: BridlewoodGolf Course [Map]

Event Announcment
Registration form
-- Members ONLY; Due by May 14th.
2009 Golf Tournament Slide Show

June 1, 2009
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
"Leading in Tough Times and Preparing for the Upturn"
Speaker: John Baldoni, Baldoni Consulting, LLC; noted author, consultant, and coach.

Recent Book: Lead By Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results


July, 2009 -- Summer Break: No Program;
Annual Board of Directors Planning Meeting

August 3, 2009
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
PANEL: "Six (6) IT People Under 30: Breaking Inside the Mind of the New Millenial IT Worker"

Facilitator: Leon Kappelman, Professor, Information Systems, ITDS Department, University of North Texas
Sponsor: Technologent
Panelists: TBA

September 14, 2009
Fall Kick-off Meeting
Location:
Omni Park West
"Economic Implications for IT"
Speaker: Mr. Don Reynolds, Futurist & Economist (Video link)

October 5, 2009
[Panels start at 2:45 am; Keynote Speaker at Regular meeting time]
CIO Summit -- The Transformational Leader: Transforming IT into a Highly Valued Business Partner
Location:
Omni Park West
CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable ... REGISTRATION (Click here for more details)
Speakers & Panelists:

Keynote Speaker [7:00 pm]: Ramon Baez, Vice President of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Keith Morrow, CIO, Blockbuster
Sharon Stufflebeme, Senior VP & CIO, RadioShack Corporation
Carl Gilchrist, Practice Leader, North American Information Officers, Spencer Stuart
Mark Polansky
Managing Director, North America IT Officers, Korn/Ferry International.
M. Steven Kendrick, President, KER Partners, LLC
Phillip Farr, President, Farr Systems, Inc.
Kay Fuhrman, Chief Information Officer Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
Randy Neal, CEO, Randal James Monroe, Inc.
Sponsor: HMG Strategy; http://www.hmgstrategy.com/

November 2, 2009
Regular Meeting
Location:
Omni Park West
"Balance and Continuous Improvement Throughout All Aspects of Life"

Speaker: CJ Scarlet, Author, Neptune's Gift, humanitarian, founder, Kindness Cure Campaign

December 7, 2009 [Monday Evening]
SIM Holiday Banquet
[DFW SIM Members, spouses or dates ONLY]

Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center , Grapevine [Map]
Time: 7 pm cocktails; 8 pm dinner
NOTE: Reserve a room at the Gaylord Texan through SIM for a sumptuous night after the Banquet.


 

2008 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are on Monday evening, unless otherwise indicated:
Regular Meeting Times (1st Monday of Every Month)
Social Hour:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Program: 7:00 - 8:30 pm (approximately)

January 7, 2008
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
Special Program Theme: The Future of IT Education and the IT Profession: Crises and Challenges
Note: Social hour: 5:15 pm; Dinner: 6:15 pm
"Education Outreach"
Tom Shelman
, President, Defense Group, Northrup Grumann Corporation, NG IT Group

"Call to Action" Dr. Marty Thompson, Director, Career & Technology Education; and Dean, Advanced Technology Complex, Denton ISD

February 4, 2008
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
"Emerging Technologies" [.ppt; 3.5Mb] [.pdf; Brochure; 1.5Mb]
Chris Curan,
CTO & Partner, Diamond Management & Technology Consulting

 

March 3, 2008
Spring Kick-Off Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
"The Magic of Exceptional Leadership, Teamwork and Service" [.ppt presentation; .2 Mb]
Doug Lipp, Principal, G. Douglas Lipp & Associates.

2007 DFW SIM IT Executive of the Year Award
Mr. Merv Tarde
VP & CIO of Information Technology, Facilties, and Property Management
Interstate Batteries

April 7, 2008
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
Panel Discussion: "Business Intelligence" (click for details)
Moderator:
Debbie Jowers, Texas Health Resouces
Panelists:
Randall Mills - AmeriCare Services [Slides; pdf; .5 Mb]
John Alawneh - Plano ISD [Slides; ppt; 4.6 Mb]
Steve Holland - Best Crossmark [Slides; ppt; 6.9 Mb]

May 15, 2008 (Thursday)
10th Annual Golf Tournament
Vendor Sponsored -- Members ONLY!
Location: BridlewoodGolf Course

 

June 2, 2008
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
"IT Governance and IT/Business Alignment"
Kathy Mast, Kathy Mast Consulting

July, 2008 -- Summer Break: No Program;
Annual Board of Directors Planning Meeting

 

August 5, 2008 (***NOTE: Change***Tuesday AM)
Breakfast Meeting
-- 7:30 am - 11:00 am
CIO Roundtable --Peter Vogel (SIM member and Partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP) along with Cori Ulrich (Attorney at Expedia) will present an overview of legal issues of concern to CIO’s including: "Intellectual Property, Internet, and eDiscovery"
Sponsor: Phil Farr & Farr Systems
Location: Omni Park West

September 8, 2008
Fall Kick-off Meeting
Location:
Omni Park West
"Technology's Impact on Business"
David Weinberger, PhD, Eagles Talent Connections, Inc.

 

October 6, 2008
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
"Driving Real World Results Through Virtual World Technology"
Tom Samson, President of Teamwork Dynamics, Inc.

November 3, 2008
Regular Meeting

Location: Omni Park West
"Three common situations that can derail CIO's careers - and what you can do about them"
Panel presenters include our Employee Career Counseling (ECC) Companies:
John F. Cole (jfcole77@gmail.com), DFW SIM Chapter, ECC Coordinator
Steve Kendrick (skendrick@spencerstuart.com); Mark Schor (Dallas) (Mark.Schor@right.com); Pam Venne (pev@vennegroup.com); Randy Neal (rneal@randall-james.com); Renee Arrington (RArrington@PearsonPartnersIntl.com); Roni Briggs (o-si-yo@sbcglobal.net)

 

December 15, 2008
SIM Holiday Banquet

[DFW SIM Members, spouses or dates ONLY]
Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center , Grapevine [Map]
Time: 7 pm cocktails; 8 pm dinner
NOTE: Reserve a room at the Gaylord Texan through SIM for a sumptuous night after the Banquet.
Exquisite Sunday Breakfast Buffet on the Canal. Make early reservations through your hotel room.


 

2007 Dallas Ft. Worth Meetings
All meetings are on Monday evening, unless otherwise indicated:
Regular Meeting Times (1st Monday of Every Month)

Social Hour: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Program: 7:00 - 8:30 pm (approximately)

 

January 10, 2007 (Wednesday AM)
Breakfast Meeting
-- 7:30 am - 11:00 am
"CIO Round table: Lead Your IT Staff to be More Innovative and Business Solutions Focused"
Facilitator:
Mary Jones, Interim ITDS Department Chairperson, UNT
Location: Omni Park West

February 5, 2007
Regular Meeting

"Fostering Innovation in the IT Workforce"
Ian Rose, President & CEO, IBR Consulting Services, Ltd, Vancouver, BC. Internationally known speaker and researcher, who specializes in solving organizations' organizational and human resource problems.
Location: Omni Park West
Ian Rose Presentation Slides [.pdf; 956 KB]

 

March 12, 2007 (2nd Monday)
Spring Kick-Off Meeting

"Break From the Pack"
Location: Omni Park West
Oren Harari, Energetic and charismatic presenter who is changing the way people do business with his provocative ideas on competitive advantage, organizational change, and transformational leadership. Mr Harari recently mesmerized the audience at 2006 Dallas SIMposium. Barnes & Noble will be on hand with copies of the Mr. Harari's latest book, Break from the Pack. A book signing will follow his presentation.
2006 DFW SIM IT Executive of the Year Awards will be announced.

Oren Harari Slide Presentation [.pdf; 863 Kb]

 

April 2, 2007 (2nd Monday)
Regular Meeting

"Creating Enterprise Leverage" - The 2007 CIO Agenda"
Location: Omni Park West

Chris Germann SE Regional VP,Gartner Executive Programs
The presentation is on the 2007 Gartner Survey of over 1400 CIOs

 

May 17, 2007 (Thursday; 11:45 am Sign-up)
9th Annual Golf Tournament

Vendor Sponsored. Members & Sponsors ONLY
Location: Bridlewood Golf Course

June 11, 2007 (2nd Monday)
Regular Meeting

"The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) -- What is it? Why Should I Care?"
Panel: John Cole (moderator, UNISYS)
Panelists: Jack Becker (UNT), Peter Beasley (NetWatch Solutions), Phil Farr (Farr & Assoc.), Joe Lacik (Avial, Inc), Charles Williams (Kedar IT)
Location: Omni Park West Location: Omni Park West

 

July, 2007 -- Summer Break: No Program

August 1, 2007 (Wednesday AM)
Breakfast Meeting -- 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Leon Kappelman, Professor of IS, University of North Texas, "Future of Enterprise IT Architecture: Report from New SIM Working Group"

Other Panelists: TBA
August Round table Sponsor:
Peak Resources; Rob Cahill, Senior Account Exec, Peak Resources, Inc. - Texas Office; mailto:rcahill@peakresources.comcell 817-437-1958 Aggregate, Integrate, Update. The PEAK Difference
Location: Omni Park West
Enterprise Architecture Panel Presentation Slides [.pdf; 2.144Mb]

 

September 10, 2007
Fall Kick-off Meeting

"Keeping America Safe: Strategies for Securing Interconnected Critical Infrastructure Networks"
Abstract                   Biography
Dr. Sujeet Shenoi, F.P. Walter Chair in Computer Science, University of Tulsa.
Location: Omni Park West

October 1, 2007
Regular Meeting

"Dreaming in Code" (Abstract)
Scott Rosenberg, Author
Location: Omni Park West

 

October 7-10, 2007
2007 SIMposium in Memphis, Tennessee

SIMposium 2007, Technology: Taking Care of Business

November 5, 2007
Regular Meeting

"Preparing for the Future--The Role of the '21st Century CIO'" (Abstract)
Bobby Cameron, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Presentation Slides [.pdf 329Kb] **
Location: Omni Park West

 

December 3, 2007
DFW Chapter SIM Holiday Banquet

[DFW SIM Members and invited guests ONLY]
Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center , Grapevine
Time: 7 pm cocktails; 8 pm dinner
NOTE: Reserve a room at the Gaylord Texan through SIM for a sumptuous night after the Banquet.
Exquisite Sunday Breakfast Buffet on the Canal. Make early reservations through your hotel room.

 

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