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SIM Leadership Spotlight January 2014

"Leadership Spotlight" includes interviews with Chapter Presidents, SIM Board members, Management Council members and other SIM leaders.  "Leadership Spotlight" will not only highlight SIM’s leadership and chapters,  but it will offer insight from our leaders on topics, treads and issues facing the Society, our chapters and the IT industry.

 An archive of interviews will be found HERE.

January 2014
Name: Mark Buttice
SIM Role:  SIM Colorado Chapter President

1. Please provide an example of a program/event that is unique to the Colorado chapter.

In 2013, we hosted a new program called "SIM Tank” which was our best attended event. We created an exciting experience by bridging the local entrepreneurial community with SIM by bringing Colorado’s most promising Technology start-up companies, the top Venture Capitalists and the top Colorado CIO’s together. Attendee’s participating in selecting a winner through a mobile app developed for this event. Over $20K was donated to Denver’s Kids Tech organization.


2. Congratulations on being selected the host Chapter of SIMposium 2014.  I know its early, but what can attendees expect at SIMposium 2014?  How will SIMposium benefit the Colorado chapter?
Colorado SIM has experienced amazing local engagement and anticipation around SIMposium 2014 with around 40 individuals already involved in preparations. We will present a fresh, innovative and collaborative experience reflective of our Denver technology community. We are lining up some amazing keynote speakers and look to introduce dynamic and interactive breakout sessions. This will be a tremendous opportunity for all to visit the Rocky Mountain region and the Mile High city.


3. Has your membership increased or decreased since you were featured in the December 2012 Leadership Spotlight?  
Over the last 3 years, we have seen steady growth from around 40 registered members to 160 members. We believe this growth, along with around 40 this past year is largely associated to current members referring new members because of the value they are receiving from our chapter. 


4. As the President of the Colorado chapter, what do you view as the most valuable benefit of SIM Colorado Chapter membership?
Collaboration, the opportunity to develop relationships and share information with peers. Beyond that, promoting technology and keeping it relevant in the Denver community.

5. What were key takeaways for your from SIMposium 2013?

Boston is an inspiring destination and I took full advantage of its rich history. I always look forward to the inspiration provided by the key note speakers and SIMposium 2013 did not disappoint.



An archive of interviews will be found HERE.


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