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When: 6/7/2016
3:30 PM
Where: Top of the Tower
1717 Arch Street
United States
Contact: Maureen Waddington

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Seminar: CIO Success Stories: How Strategic CIOs Provide Transformation Leadership in the Digital Age

Our speaker, Phil Weinzimer, authored a book entitled, The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, which is based on interviews with more than 150 CIOs, IT executives, and academic thought leaders, includingSIM Board Member, Steve Heilenman, and Anne Wilms, the former CIO of Rohm & Haas.  In this seminar Mr. Weinzimer will discuss how strategic CIOs transform their IT organizations and collaborate with business teams to achieve significant business outcomes, increase customer value, improve margins, and enhance shareholder wealth using a four-phase methodology.  He will site actual cases to illustrate CIO success stories.
Dinner Presentation: Learning from the Mistakes of Successful CIOs

We learn from our mistakes - as painful as that learning can be. Mistakes are a necessary byproduct of experimenting with new approaches required to anticipate and respond to changing business and industry trends.

Can we avoid some future mistakes by learning from others? Madeline Weiss will share mistakes and lessons learned by successful CIOs in such areas as IT organization transformation, leveraging digital technology to transform the business, and professional career advancement. Her career has positioned her well to observe and hear CIO stories as consultant and executive coach to CIOs, director of the SIM Advanced Practices Council for CIOs, and facilitator of the SIM Mid-Atlantic Regional Leadership Forum (where CIOs share their stories, warts and all).

Seminar Speaker:

Phil Weinzimer is president of Strategere Consulting and works with clients to develop business and IT strategies that focus on achieving business outcomes. Mr. Weinzimer was previously the Managing Principal-Professional Services for IT Business Management at BMC Software. He also held Managing Principal po­sitions in the Professional Services organizations for ITM Software, CAI, Sapient, and Unisys.
Management experience includes executive positions in the defense and manufacturing industries in the areas of Vendor Management, Materials Management, Operations, and Finance. Mr. Weinzimer's consulting experience includes building and leading consulting practices, selling Professional Services, managing multiple engagements in the US and Europe Industry experience is in Health Care, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and Financial Services industries. Mr. Weinzimer uses creative and innovative coaching techniques-through workshops-to enhance new organizational skills, knowledge, and teamwork in IT Strategy, Process Redesign, and Organizational Change.

Mr. Weinzimer's book, The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, Taylor & Francis, focuses on how CIOs strategically transform IT organizations by leveraging information and technology to create new customer value, increase corporate revenue, and enrich shareholder value.  His previous book, Getting it Right: Cre­ating Customer Value for Market Leadership, John Wiley, focuses on transform­ing an organization using a 3P strategy: PREPARE personnel to work together as a team, PERCEIVE customer needs, and PROVIDE new products and services that create sustainable and profitable value.

Mr. Weinzimer speaks regularly on IT strategy and writes an ongoing column for focusing on The Strategic CIO, and for on the subject of Transforming IT for Business Success. Mr. Weinzimer has written articles for CIO magazine on the subject of strategic CIOs, and co-authored a case study for Harvard Business School (HBS).
He is also a journalist for Sarder TV, a division of Netcomlearning, interviewing CIOs, IT and business executives, and academic thought leaders on the subject of Leveraging Information and Technology for Competitive Advantage. Mr. Weinzimer also hosts a video series on, interviewing business executives on the strategic use of IT to create customer value, increase margins, and enhance shareholder growth.
Dinner Speaker:
Madeline Weiss is the Program Director of the Advanced Practices Council of SIM, a think tank of strategic CIOs that sponsors practical research and provides unique peer networking, and President of Weiss Associates, which specializes in organization strategy and change as well as executive coaching and team building. Clients include global business, non-profit, and professional organizations. She also conducts SIM's Regional Leadership Forum, a leadership development program, each year.

Dr. Weiss taught at The American University, where she received an Outstanding Teaching Award, directed the management information systems graduate field of study, and developed several new courses in organizational aspects of IT. She has taught graduate courses in management information systems, organization dynamics, and consulting.

Dr. Weiss speaks frequently at corporate, non-profit, and professional learning events and has been published widely in both the business and IT industry press.  "Open Computing" magazine listed her as one of the top 100 women in computing.  She  received a Ph.D. and M.S. from The American University and a B.A. from Queens College.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Alpha Alpha honorary societies.   

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