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Chapter Spotlight:SIMNew Jersey
The New JerseySIMFoundation's all-day charity golf event raised more money than ever before, including $30,000 to help middle-school students learn personal and business financial skills.Read more...

RLF Enables Successful Life and Career Planning
2014 SIM RLF Logo
Lisa Delin of Bristol-Myers Squibb achieved a huge goal in 2013 when she completed the New York Metro Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) program and graduated atSIMposiumin Boston.However, that paled in comparison to another milestone she attained during the year (right after the fifth RLF session): She became a mom for the first time.

Lisa had started her Bristol-Myers Squibb career in 2002 as an Intern.Twelve years later, after successful lateral and promotional moves, she was Director, Operational Quality and Processes for Infrastructure Services. She and her manager had started conversations about what would come next in Lisa's career.

2014 was the perfect time for Lisa to apply many of the lessons learned in RLF, especially those around self-reflection and understanding values and priorities, to her own life and career situation.Read more..


APC Members Collaborate on Cyber Security

Following a riveting presentation on cyber security at theOctoberAPC meeting, 9 APC members pledged to form a coalition to work collaboratively, on a national level, to create a united front in mitigating the risk of cyber-attacks to organizations.They believe that the best way to combat ever-increasing cyber threats is through focusing on CIOs' combined knowledge, resources and efforts to directly target malicious cyber-activity.They also believe that cyber-attack risks could be mitigated through information sharing about cyber-attacks and encouraging legislation that would incentivize sharing by providing liability protection in exchange for meeting agreed-upon cyber-security standards.Through better information-sharing infrastructure and targeted legislation, organizations can be better prepared to prevent future attacks.


ClickHEREto learn more about the Advanced Practices Council.


IT Trends Study Reveals Skills for CIO Success
Ever wonder what skills are needed to be successful as an IT professional?This year'sSIMIT Trends study took it a step further and asked CIOs "what are the three most important skills for your success as a CIO?"They were given 37 skills to choose from, and also asked about the most important skills for success as mid-level IT professionals and new IT hires.

The results are quite revealing.Key to CIO success are soft skills, not technical ones.The top six CIOs success skills, and the only ones selected by more than 20% of the respondents, are: providing leadership, people management, strategic planning, decision making, oral communications, and collaboration/teamwork.Read more...

SIMAcademic Paper Competition Winners
SIMwould like to formally recognize the winners of the 2014SIMAcademic Paper Competition.The first place winners areBrian Janz, The University of Memphis,Tim Meek, CIO, Buckman,Ernest Nichols, The University of Memphis andJohn Oglesby, Director, Corporate Systems and IT Governance, Buckman, for their paper, "Re-Visioning IT for Value: The Value Stream Initiative at Buckman."The reviewer team consisted of three IT industry leaders and three academic professionals in the IT field.The papers were evaluated based upon five criteria: Innovativeness, Impact, Implementation, Re-applicability and Readability. The winning paper will be presented atSIMposium 2014in November in Denver.View the press releaseHERE.

Our New Address

SIM's new address is:
1120 Route 73, Suite 200

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


AllSIMphone numbers will remain the same.If you are in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area stop by to say hello to theSIMHeadquarters team and see the new facility!


SIM's Suggested Reading
There are currently 18 books authored bySIMmembers on ourSuggested Reading List.Help us add to the list by letting us know if you have authored a book.If you authored a book and would like to share it with your fellowSIMmembers, please complete the online formHERE.


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