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SIM News Extra — May 2013

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Chapter Spotlight: SIM Atlanta President Interviewed on Radio

An Interview with SIM Atlanta President, Dave Chatterjee, aired on 95.5 FM NewsTalk on April 7, 2013. Condace Pressley, Assistant Program Director, interviewed Chatterjee about cyber security for the public affairs program "Perspectives." Click HERE to listen to the interview! 

After checking out the radio interview, click HERE to see the Atlanta chapter's newsletter, and HERE to read about Atlanta's latest accomplishments. 

If you have chapter news that you would like to share, please email Vincenzo Nelli.

Carl Hammerschlag, MD to Speak at SIMposium 2013

Carl A. Hammerschlag is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker and healer. A Yale-trained psychiatrist; he has spent more than twenty years working with Native Americans. He is an expert on how to survive in rapidly changing cultures. Now one of the world’s leading proponents of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine), he will speak at SIMposium 2013 in a session titled "Be Brave in the New World.” Register now at www.simposium2013.org.


34th Annual IT Trends Survey

Each year SIM conducts a survey to gauge trends within the IT industry.  Your responses to the IT Trends Survey will help provide benchmark data in important areas including IT staffing, spending, salaries and the job activities of IT professionals.  The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete and the results will be presented at SIMposium 2013 in Boston. 

Why should I participate?

  • More participation from SIM members means more valuable data.
  • Gived SIM world-wide publicity in practitioner and academic journals.
  • You are entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card of donation.
How can I use the survey results?
  • Use the data as a benchmark for your organization.
  • Monitor HR practices such as salaries and turnover.
  • Help you set and defend your budget.
  • Compare your work activities and interactions with those of your peers.
How do I participate?
  • You should have received an email from Professor Leon Kappelman with your personal link to get started.
  • If you have not received the email please check your spam folder or contact Leon directly at 940-565-4698 or kapp@unt.edu.
The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, May 26, 2013. For more information clickHERE.
 

100% Discount to SIM Members
 
Did you know that SIM members can download reports commissioned by SIM's Advanced Practices Council at no charge? Simply click HERE to download any of the following reports:
  • Creating Capital Out of Chaos
  • Corporate Social Networking
  • Delivering Effective Enterprise Architecture at Chubb Insurance
  • Harvesting External Data: The Potential of Digital Data Streams
  • How Do CIOs Measure and Communicate IT Performance?
  • Wisdom of Clouds

2013 Paper Competition

Each year, the Society for Information Management recognizes innovative business initiatives that use IT to drive measurable results. If you have researched an important and successful IT-related business initiative, the SIM 2013 Paper Competition Committee invites you to submit an abstract describing this initiative. The work described must be implemented and it must have had a significant impact on the organization involved. Winning papers will be a collaboration between academics and practitioners. Since SIM's focus is toward executive management, the work should describe an initiative of interest to senior IS executives. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, May 24. Click HERE for more information.
WITI's Women Powering Technology Summit
June 2-4, 2013 | Santa Clara Marriott | Santa Clara, CA


WITI would like to personally invite you to join us as we continue to celebrate the contributions of women in technology at WITI's Annual Women Powering Technology Summit and Hall of Fame Awards, June 2-4, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.

Take advantage of three days of thought-provoking dialogues, keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops led by the outstanding women and men of technology, sciences and business. Special Offer for SIM MembersUse Promo Code 'simsum13' and Save $100 Off Full Summit Registration. Register Today.


Impact on Leadership: RLF Facilitator Scot Berkey

We recently caught up with 2002 RLF graduate and current Midwest RLF Facilitator, Scot Berkey to discuss leadership and SIM's Regional Leadership Forum.  

Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader? Maybe some one who has been a mentor to you? Why and how did this person impact your life? 
Thomas Herman had a profound impact on me as a leader. As a young leader who was coming up through a software vending organization, Tom gave me my first opportunity in a leadership position with a national/global scope with direct, material revenue responsibility.Read more...

What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess? 
Empathy. No matter the role(s) that you play in an organization, if you cannot empathize with the people around you, you cannot be an effective leader. Read more...

What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
The pace of change. The velocity of change in today's society, both in America and globally, is incredibly fast. Read more...

What is your favorite book from the 2013 RLF booklist and why? 
Theft of the Spirit. This book speaks to the core of what makes people, groups, teams, companies and societies work (or not work). Read more...

Can you explain the impact the RLF has had on your life? 
RLF has had a profound impact on both my career as well as my personal life. As a young man in IT, I was much more concerned with facts and figures, bits and bytes, than with the human nature of people. Read more...

Registration for the 2014 program will open in mid-July. To learn more about the Regional Leadership Forum, click HERE


Members-In-Transition Benefit: Helping Hands Program

The National Helping Hands program is designed to connect SIM members in transition, who are willing to provide temporary or full time contract work, with member companies that may be in need of such resources (an extra set of "Helping Hands"!).

Click HERE to view the roster of members available for short-term or temporary work (updated monthly), or click HERE to visit the SIM website for an overview of all the SIM MIT programs and benefits and how to get involved (as a helper or member in need).

A benefit of SIM is having great people in your network. We are providing you with visibility to those willing to lend you a helping hand. Now think about how you can put that network to work for you!


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SIM News Extra — April 2013
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Chapter Spotlight: SIM Portland

SIM's Portland Chapter have just concluded their STEM outreach program for this year. This program, in its third year, is geared towards 7th and 10th grade students with a focus on careers in the world of information technology, computers and software. They utilized the "Code Video" in most of the classrooms!

The following table reflects the outreach numbers after reconciling the updates received. The total number of students that we reached this year is 2,744 in 82 classroom interactions.

SIM School OutreachVolunteersClassesStudents
NEM 20114231820
NEM 201257581,546
NEM 201363822,744
Total outreach to date1621715,110

 


RLF Provides Two Complimentary Registrations to Deserving Veterans

SIM's Regional Leadership Forum is off to a great start. Many of the forums have already had their first two sessions, and as previously noted registration for the program exceeded last year’s numbers. Of the 233 registrants that enrolled in the program this year, we would like to highlight two very deserving individuals. These individuals are not being recognized simply for their enrollment in the program, but rather for their dedication and service to our country. It is for this reason that the RLF provided complimentary registrations to Brian Morin and Richard Wolk to assist them as they enter the work force upon completion of their commitment in the Armed Services. This month Brian Morin tells us the story of his journey from the United States Navy to civilian life. Be sure to read the May SIM News Extra to learn about Richard Wolk’s journey.

Following over ten years of active duty as an officer in the United States Navy, Brian Morin is using SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (Northwest) to support his transition to civilian life while also preparing to begin full-time graduate studies at Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology. Brian’s service as a naval officer involved multiple sea duty stations, including deployments in the western Pacific in support of U.S. operations abroad and most recently in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He previously spent three years at the University of Maine as Asst. Professor of Naval Science and the Officer in Charge of the naval ROTC program during which time he met his wife, Shavonne. With the reality of having to spend significant time apart due to likely future deployments, Brian and Shavonne faced the difficult decision of whether Brian should continue his career as an active duty naval officer or transition to reserve status and civilian life. They decided that civilian life and the Navy Selected Reserve would be the best option for their long-term future together. 

Brian initially found the transition to unstructured civilian life to be daunting, but after completing his first RLF session he finds that it has already helped him with his transition by giving him an opportunity to tap into the experience of the facilitators and his fellow participants in the RLF group. Brian believes that RLF has helped him focus on options and choices for his professional career and he sees RLF as a vehicle to help him clarify his chosen field of academic study as he prepares to begin working on his Masters Degree. Brian states that: "RLF is a unique opportunity for me to learn from the array of experiences that are part of this group and also from the impressive outside speakers.” Brian and Shavonne now reside together in Albany, Oregon, and he is looking forward to beginning a successful career in Information Technology.

To learn more about the Regional Leadership Forum, click HERE


2013 Paper Competition

Each year, the Society for Information Management recognizes innovative business initiatives that use IT to drive measurable results. If you have researched an important and successful IT-related business initiative, the SIM 2013 Paper Competition Committee invites you to submit an abstract describing this initiative. The work described must be implemented and it must have had a significant impact on the organization involved. Winning papers will be a collaboration between academics and practitioners. Since SIM’s focus is toward executive management, the work should describe an initiative of interest to senior IT executives. The abstract submission deadline is May 3, 2013. Click HERE for more information.


Advanced Practice Council Releases "Creating Capital Out of Chaos: Social Media Strategy" to SIM Members

Many players in organizations are experimenting with social media. The results are often chaotic, messy, and diverse sets of digital offerings - some of which lead to business value and others do not. How can a firm extract value from the mayhem? In this Advanced Practices Council sponsored report, Munir Mandviwalla presents a framework and strategy for understanding how to create capital from social media chaos. The framework consists of four elements of social media capital generation: listening and branding, mining and deciding, conversing and sharing, and co-creating and innovating. The report explains each element and provides examples.

The report is available as a free download to all SIM members from SIM's Online Store.


SIMposium 2013: General Session Announcement

Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) will speak on Leadership & Accountability When It Mattersin the Monday General Session. Commander Lippold was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. During his command, he and his crew distinguished themselves by saving the American war ship from sinking. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear Commander Lippold speak on Veteran’s Day!

Be sure to bookmark www.simposium2013.org and check back often as program updates are announced! SIM member can currently save up to $100 off the full conference rate so register now! Click HERE for more information and to register.


WITI's Women Powering Technology Summit
June 2-4, 2013 | Santa Clara Marriott | Santa Clara, CA


WITI would like to personally invite you to join us as we continue to celebrate the contributions of women in technology at WITI's Annual Women Powering Technology Summit and Hall of Fame Awards, June 2-4, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, CA. 

Take advantage of three days of thought-provoking dialogues, keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops led by the outstanding women and men of technology, sciences and business.

Special Offer for SIM Members
Use Promo Code 'simsum13' and Save $100 Off Full Summit Registration. Register Today.


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SIM News Extra — March 2013

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Leadership Spotlight: Keri Pearlson, President SIM Austin Chapter

1. Please provide a brief overview of the Austin chapter
The Austin chapter of SIM turned 1-year old two months ago, in January this year.  We began in the fall of 2011 with a series of get togethers at a local restaurant with the help and guidance of leaders from the Houston and Dallas chapters, and by January 2012 we became a full-fledged chapter of our own.  Read more...

2. What are/were your goals for your term as the President of the Austin chapter?
As the founding President, my goals are to create a strong foundation for our chapter, and to build a compelling road map for where we want to go.  Our first year was a resounding success.  Read more...

3. What are the hottest trends in the IT industry? 
For our community, the hottest trends seem to be mobility/BYOD, social IT, big data/analytics, and cloud.  We also see a lot of interest in IT issues like security, change management/transformation, innovation and finding the right people to hire.

4. What challenges is your chapter currently facing?
Since it’s our second year, our biggest challenges are around finding our voice/clarifying our brand and making it clear who we are in the Austin community.  There are lots of competing activities for IT leaders' time and attention, and we want to have a compelling and engaging story to attract and retain our peers in this community.  

5. What is the one piece of advice you will give to the next President of the Austin chapter?
We have a great group of members and leaders in Austin. Find ways to engage them and involve them in creating programming and solving the challenges of our chapter.

View this month's Spotlight on SIMnet.org, by clicking HERE.

View previous Leadership Spotlights HERE.

Harvard Business School Professor, Lynda Applegate, Leads Annual Session on Emerging Technologies at May Advanced Practices Council Meeting

Lynda Applegate will lead her annual session on emerging technologies at the May 7-8 SIM Advanced Practices Council (APC) meeting.  This year's session will highlight National Instrument's ground-breaking work with social media to capitalize on B2B opportunities as well as start-up TrustRadius, the "TripAdvisor for enterprise technology."  The meeting will also include:

  • Discussion with authors George Westerman (MIT Center for Digital Business) and Richard Hunter (Gartner) on their book, How CIOs Create and Communicate Value
  • How 3M uses capability mapping in allocating strategic resources
  • Technology update.

APC Director Madeline Weiss invites senior IT executives who choose to be at the leading edge of leveraging IT for their firms' competitive advantage to come as guests.  You can read more about the APC and hear from several members why they renew their memberships by clickingHERE.  


Featured Members-in-Transition Benefit: "Helping Hands" Program  

The Helping Hands program is intended to be used by SIM member companies looking for resources by reporting on SIM members-in-transition that are willing to provide temporary or full time contract work.  The most recent version of the Helping Hands roster can be foundHERE.    

If you wish to be included in this updated-monthly roster, please log in to www.simnet.org  and update your profile (fill in the "Helping Hands Summary" and "LinkedIn URL" fields) and you will be included in the next update.  

For more information, go to www.simnet.org, then Career Center/Members- in-Transition. Here, you will also find more information on how to join other MIT activities - designed for every member of SIM - from those looking to provide passive support to colleagues, to those seeking career advice or connections.  

Contact Veronica Sullivan with any questions about Helping Hands or any other MIT activity.


RLF Update

SIM’s Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012 (Check out its infographic HERE).  During its anniversary year, the RLF opened a new forum in the Southeast and increased registrations from the previous year.  With registration closed for 2013, RLF is poised to have another successful year.  Registrations in the program have increased 6% and the program has three new apprentice facilitators.  All this results into plans to expand the RLF into new regions in 2014. We caught up with Northwest Facilitator, Ed Trainor and asked him several questions about the program and leadership.        

Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader? Maybe some one who has been a mentor to you? Why and how did this person impact your life?      
I cannot single out one person who alone has had a tremendous impact on my development as a leader; instead, it has been the cumulative impact of a number of people - some of whom I have worked for and others I have worked with.   Read more...       

What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?      
The one characteristic that I think every leader should possess is empathy for people - i.e., the ability to truly understand what it is like to walk in their shoes.  It is sometimes necessary to make difficult decisions that negatively impact people but if we lose the ability to have empathy for them we have lost our soul.  

What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
I think that the biggest challenge facing leaders today is the more rapidly changing business, technical and demographic environment.  The rate of change in all areas is accelerating and making the best decisions in light of all these changes is increasingly difficult.  Perhaps one of the most difficult dimensions is leadership of people in this changing environment, and that is why as a CIO I found the Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) to be the best way to invest in developing high-potential people as future leaders.         

What is your favorite book from the 2013 RLF booklist and why? 
My favorite book is Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankel, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, who was arrested in 1942 and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents.  Read more...

Can you explain the impact the RLF has had on your life?  
RLF has had a significant impact on my life as a leader and also as a person.  As a CIO I discovered that RLF gave my team the best value of all the options we had for investing in the development of our high-potential people, with some of my team members who went through the program coming back to me and describing it as "transformational."  When I retired as a CIO I wanted to give something back to the profession that had been so good to me and I found that the best way to do that was to serve as an RLF facilitator in a program that has meant so much to me and the members of my teams.

To learn more about the Regional Leadership Forum, click HERE.  


Clayton Christensen to Speak on Disruptive Innovation at SIMposium 2013 

The SIMposium 2013 Program Committee announces that Clayton Christensen will speak on Disruptive Innovation at SIMposium 2013.  Disruptive innovation, a term of art coined by Clayton Christensen, describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors.  Read more about Clayton Christensen and Disruptive Innovation at HERE

There are already over 300 registrants committed to attend SIMposium 2013!  If you haven't already make your plans to attend, now is the time! The current SIM member rate is $695 but will increase to $795 on April 1 so register at www.simposium2013.org today!  The Host & Venue Committee has put together a great Spouse/Guest program – you can register your spouse or guest for the full 3-day program or for the Monday night event at Top of the Hub.  More details about the Spouse Program are available HERE


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SIM News Extra — February 2013
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Leadership Spotlight: Larry Freed, President SIM Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

1. Please provide a brief overview of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter
Founded in 1983, the Dallas/Fort Worth area Chapter of SIM is "The Voice of IT Leadership in Dallas/Fort Worth".  Our current membership of over 270 individuals includes senior information managers from more than 140 local industry organizations, government agencies and universities.  Read more...

2. What are/were your goals for your term as the President of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter?
The goals for the chapter are quite simple; continue to build upon the established foundation and ongoing success of the SIM DFW Chapter since its founding.  With a strong membership base, sound financials, and an engaged Board the future is very promising.  Read more...

3. What are the hottest trends in the IT industry? 
The hottest trends for 2013 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are really no different than what others around the nation and globe are experiencing.  The Cloud, Big Data, Social Media, Mobility/BYOD and Business Intelligence continue to maintain their place on top of the list.  Read more...

4. What challenges is your chapter currently facing?
The SIM DFW Chapter has experienced 29 years of continuous growth and can proudly boast of a strong membership.  Each year, however, we strive to understand and manage turnover and increase attendance at our monthly events.  Read more...

5. What is the one piece of advice you will give to the next President of the DFW chapter?
Since this is the first year of my two year term, I am focused on establishing an operating rhythm for the Board and achieving the chapter's immediate goals.  Read more...

View this month's Spotlight on SIMnet.org, by clicking HERE.

View previous Leadership Spotlights HERE.

SIM Advanced Practices Council Announces Release of Harvesting External Data: The Potential of Digital Data Streams

SIM’s Advanced Practices Council (APC) announces the release to SIM members its report, Harvesting External Data: The Potential of Digital Data Streams. Based on research sponsored by the APC, the report explains how to acquire, understand, and use real-time digitally generated data for new value creation opportunities through digital data stream generation and aggregation as well as services, efficiency, and analytics. Authors Gabe Piccoli and Federico Pigni also explore why a firm needs capabilities in datasets, toolsets, skillsets, and mindsets to exploit a digital data stream strategy. They end with recommendations for developing the needed skills, examining current opportunities, creating digital data streams when opportunities arise, and being alert to the digital data streams you already have.

The report can be downloaded from the SIM Online Store


A Unique Development Opportunity: SIM's Regional Leadership Forum 

The following is a recent quote that appeared in SIM member, Martha Heller's Heller Report.  

"I have had the pleasure of being part of SIM – the Society for Information Management – for many years, as a member of the Boston chapter, and as a guest speaker at other chapters across the country. SIM’s Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is built around an interactive set of activities that helps IT leaders discover their own authentic leadership style. My SIM friends have raved about the program and asked me to help get the word out. If you haven’t looked into RLF for yourself or members of your team, I recommend that you do."

There is still time to register for this unique program in the following forums:

- Midwest
- Northwest
- Southeast

To register for one of the above forums, click HERE.  


SIM News: Membership Update

SIM reached 4,100 members in 2012!  We would like to thank everyone who supports our vision of being recognized as the community that is most preferred by IT leaders for delivering vital knowledge that creates business value and enables personal development.  


SIMposium 2013 Guest Program 

When making your plans to attend SIMposium 2013, November 10-12, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, why not plan to also bring your spouse or a guest to Boston to enjoy the city's rich culture and historical sights?  If you want to come to Boston early or stay late, check out some suggested activities on the SIMposium website.  Then, while you’re enjoying the conference, register your spouse or guest for the SIMposium Guest Program!  

The 3-day Spouse/Guest program includes the Sunday Opening General Session and Welcome Reception, a Monday tour of the Boston Tea Party Museum, lunch and the Freedom Trail, the Monday evening event at The Top of the Hub at Prudential Center and a Tuesday morning guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts.  You may register your spouse/guest for the 3-day program or, if you prefer, only for the Monday night event.  Click HERE to review the entire planned agenda!  For any questions, contact simposium@simposium2013.org.  


SIM Boston Chapter Celebrates 35 years!

Boston SIM celebrated 35 years making leadership connections, by honoring its rich heritage and emphasizing its community outreach efforts.  Seventy-nine members, including most of the chapter's past presidents, gathered to mark the occasion. Michael Brooks gave a great talk on the history of the chapter and Dr. Raj Sisodia gave a thought-provoking talk on Conscious Capitalism. 

To view photos from this celebration, please click HERE

If you have chapter news that you would like to share in SIM News Extra, please sent it toVincenzo Nelli.   


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SIM News Extra — January 2013

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Leadership Spotlight: John Pierce, President SIM Portland

1. Please provide a brief overview of the Portland chapter
The Portland Chapter was initially formed as a satellite of the Seattle SIM Chapter in 1996, but has stood as an independent Chapter since 1999. We draw the majority of our 200 members from Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, but have active members as far south as Corvallis. The membership is served by a dedicated 10-member board.

2. What are/were your goals for your term as the President of the Portland chapter?
The Portland Chapter places a strong emphasis on developing future generations of IS/IT leaders and my primary goal is to build on our past success. We support this emphasis through two primary avenues. read more...

3. What are the hottest trends in the IT industry? 
One of the hottest trends in the IT industry is the industry itself, as evidenced by the low unemployment rate among IT professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington and the growing popularity of IS/IT programs offered in colleges and universities. The dynamism that has been the hallmark of IT throughout my 30 years in the industry shows no signs of abating any time soon.

4. What challenges is your chapter currently facing?
We’ve been hovering just below the 200 member level for the past couple of years, but are challenged to break through it – not a bad problem to have! Continuing to deliver quality programs and providing the networking opportunities our members value will be key contributors to our future growth.

5. What is the one piece of advice you will give to the next President of the Portland chapter?
It’s all about the board! Having a talented and committed board to work with, as I do, makes the President’s role an easy one.

View this month's Leadership Spotlight in its entirety, by clicking HERE.

View previous Leadership Spotlights HERE.

What's In SIM's Online Store?

As a SIM member, you can download six Advanced Practices Council reports from the Online Store on the SIM website.  Current available report are:

  • Delivering Effective Enterprise Architecture at Chubb Insurance
  • How Do CIOs Measure and Communicate IT Performance
  • Wisdom of Clouds
  • Corporate Social Networking
  • Deploying Far-Flung Team: A Guidebook for Managers
  • IT Governance and Control: Making Sense of Standards, Guidelines and Frameworks

Stay tuned for future reports that become available once they are no longer embargoed by Advanced Practice Council members.  Or avoid the embargo and join the Advanced Practices Council!


SIM Boston Chapter President Talks IT Leadership with Best Selling Author

Dan Pink the author of four bestselling books, talks with SIM Boston Chapter President, Tom Catalini about his new book To Sell Is Human and how its lessons apply to CIOs and IT leaders.  To learn more about why we are all in sales, how IT needs to learn to be more attuned to the need of the enterprise they serve, click HERE.  


SIMposium 2013

Ten lucky SIMposium registrants have won a taste of Boston!  SIM members who were among the first to register benefited from a highly reduced Early-Early Bird registration rate and the chance to win a gift certificate for a New England Feast consisting of two lobsters, a quart of New England clam chowder, two Boston Cream Pies, a claw-cracker kit and cooking instructions from Legal Seafood!  The lucky winners are: 

  • Lawrence Casey, St. Louis Chapter
  • Kerry Hughes, Seattle Chapter
  • Robert Keefe, Atlanta Chapter
  • Jerry Kozik, Northern Ohio Chapter
  • Molly Mahoney, Central Florida Chapter
  • Jana Markowitz, Memphis Chapter
  • Matthew Peters, Philadelphia Chapter
  • John Pierce, Portland Chapter
  • Jeffrey Stovall, Charlotte Chapter
  • Mervin Tarde, Dallas Fort Worth Chapter 

If you haven’t yet registered, now is the time to do so!  Come to Boston for the Boston IT Party 2.0 - Where the Technology Revolution is Still BrewingRegister now for SIMposium 2013 to be held November 10-12, 2013 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. SIMposium 2013 features planned program tracks of the continuing Revolution in Technology, the Necessary Revolution in IT Workforce Development, and Leadership in the Midst of Revolution.  The Early Bird rate of $695 for SIM members is now in effect for a limited time.  So, come to Boston for your own New England feast, and for "The Boston IT Party 2.0” Where the Technology Revolution is Still Brewing!  Click HERE to register and for more information!


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