SIM News Extra

September 2013

SIM Logo
In This Issue

Leadership Spotlight - Boston
SIMposium 2013
RLF News
New Chapter Development
Leader of the Year
APC: The CIO's Resource
SIM Authors
Enterprise Architecture

SIM Links

SIMposium 2013
Click the banner to learn more about SIMposium 2013

Click the banner to learn more about the APC

Stay Connected
Like us on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter     View our profile on LinkedIn     Find us on Google+ 

Society for Information Management
1500 Commerce Parkway
Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856.380.6807
Toll Free: 800.387.9746

Questions or Comments?

Leadership Spotlight: Tom Catalini - SIM Boston

1. Please provide a brief overview of the Boston chapter

OveTCr 550 members gather regularly at our 45+ face-to-face events throughout the year, as well as engage in our various online forums. Now 36 years old, the Boston chaptercontinues to be incredibly strong and active. read more...


2. What are/were your goals for your term as the President of the Boston chapter?

For 2013, we've tried to focus on the member experience and also improving operations, two themes I've called "Member Delight" and "Organizational Elegance." read more...

3. What are the hottest trends in the IT industry?

We've covered social media, security, mobile, and STEM this year, among others.  read more... 

4. What challenges is your chapter currently facing?

One of the challenges for Boston SIM is figuring out how to better institutionalize our best practices and continue to streamline some of our operations.  read more...

5. What is the one piece of advice you will give to the next President of the Boston chapter?

Run the chapter more like a business - show the BOD (and membership) the clear picture, make decisions, move forward.


Read the entire interview HERE.  

SIMposium 2013: Focus on the Continuing Revolution in Technology
Big data continues to evolve with the latest technologies, oftentimes becoming more complex.  However, the key to organizational success is only partially dependent on big data tools.  Today, it is important for technologists and business experts to co-exist where they are often at odds, while figuring out how to match technical capabilities with powerful business ideas that drive a competitive advantage and increase shareholder value.  Visualization tools can help businesses bridge gaps in business intelligence and are powerful when used to understand trends and explore innovative ideas within the business community.  
Gregory Jones, Senior Vice President of Technology at Kforce and Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research at TechTarget will lead this session.  Read more HERE and make plans to attend SIMposium 2013, November 10-12, 2013 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel!  Register now for the Boston IT Party 2.0 before the rate goes up on October 1!  Come to Boston - Where the Technology Revolution is Still Brewing!

RLF News Wounded Warrior and RLF Reconnect

SIM's Regional Leadership Forum  is proud to announce its support of the Wounded Warrior Project. 


Each forum from SIM's RLF will participate in a fundraiser on Sunday, November 10 during the SIMposium 2013 Welcome Reception.  Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a program that helps thousands of Wounded Warriors - and their families - as they return home from the current conflicts.  If you are unable to attend the Welcome Reception, but would like to make a donation to this cause, you can donateHERE


The Wounded Warrior Project was founded in 2003 in Roanoke, Virginia by a group of veterans and friends who took action to help the injured service men and women of this generation.  Its mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001.


This year, the RLF provided complimentary registrations to two veterans from the United States Armed Forces.  Partnering with Wounded Warrior is another way to help our deserving veterans.   


ReconnectRLF announces Southern California Reconnect, click HERE for details.


Click the banner below to register for the 2014 RLF program.

 2014 RLF

New Chapter Development

We are working on a few projects related to generating interest in new chapters that cou Chaptersld use the support of our larger SIM community. These include identifying individuals who 
are interested in joining new chapters or servi

ng as founding members.


Among our first two target markets for new chapter development are Louisville, KY and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have SIM-eligible staff or friends in either of these markets please refer them to Andrew Jackson at ajackson@bravotech.comor make a connection with him via LinkedIn.


We have also had several discussions with our event management partners to provide speakers at their regional events. If you are interested in speaking and sharing your insight on matters relevant to the C Suite, please drop Andrew a line and he will help promote your presentation.


Thank you for your referrals and suggestions. 

Nominate a colleague for Leader of the Year

SIM is pleased to request your chapter's participation in the 2013 SIM Leader of the Year Award program. This award recognizes members who contributed to the growth, advancement and excellence of SIM at the local, national or international levels. If your chapter selects a Chapter Member of the Year, you can nominate the same person for the 2013 SIM Leader of the Year!


The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 23, and we hope to have at least one nomination from every SIM Chapter! We thank you in advance for your dedication, leadership and teamwork to help ensure that we and you can recognize your strongest SIM contributor(s) within the last 12 months.


Click HERE to download the guidelines.

Click HERE to complete the nomination form online (or HERE to download the nomination form.)


*Any nominations completed via the downloadable form should be returned to Veronica Sullivan.

APC: The CIO's Resource for Cutting-Edge Information Solutions

Attend the APC's next meeting on October 8-9 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia toAPCdiscover what you have been missing.  


Get answers to the important questions you face:

  • What business opportunities are available through external data harvesting?
  • Why are more companies shifting to the "human cloud" personnel model?
  • Are you organized to manage and exploit big data?
  • How can you maximize value from business analytics to drive revenue? 

RSVP to this exclusive event by emailing APC Program Director, Madeline Weiss


To learn more about the APC,click HERE. 

Calling All SIM Authors
Have you authored a book?  If so, the Society for Information Management is creating a SIM book list and would like to know.  The list will contain suggested readings from SIM authors as well as the Regional Leadership Forum book list.  

If you authored a book and would like to share it with your fellow SIM members, please email SIM Program Manager, Vincenzo Nelli.  

Learn to Successfully Align IT with the Business

All SIM members are invited to join the Enterprise Architecture Working Group at their next meeting on September 16 - 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. To view meeting details and the agenda, download the meeting announcement here.


**This meeting is also available online if you are unable to attend in person.**


All staff from your organization are eligible to attend the working group meetings to discussaligning IT with business for a membership investment of $300 per company. Individuals are also invited to join for only $75. This investment covers the September meeting and all meetings in 2014!


In a world of rapid change, organizations need to clearly visualize the functions of operations across all departments. Don't miss this chance to share challenges in a candid forum of fellow SIM members and identify solutions that you can apply immediately to your organization.


For more information about this program, click here or contact Bill Peterson or 610-804-3004