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SIM New Extra - December 2017


December 2017

In This Issue
Augmented Reality at January Advanced Practices Council Meeting
2017 STEM Outreach Awards - Nominations Deadline is January 31, 2018
Resiliency Expert and Former Olympic Athlete to Deliver SIM Connect Live Closing Keynote
5 Challenge-Centric Tracks to Address Your Most Critical Business Challenges
2018 SIM IT Trends Study Sponsorships Now Available!
Early Registration Discount for 2018 Executive RLF
Act Now for $500 Early Registration Discount to 2018 RLF
Nominations are Open for SIM's Leader of the Year Award

Augmented RealityAt January Advanced Practices Council (APC) Meeting
The next APC meeting,January 17-18in Dallas, will include:

  • Augmented reality
  • Robotic process and cognitive automation
  • Moving from projects to products to platforms
  • Digital transformation
  • Member sharing of practices, including internships and design thinking.

If you are a senior IT executive serious about keeping up to date on leveraging data and recent technology capabilities to enable your organization to succeed in the future, consider coming as a guest to this meeting. You will meet APC members - from companies such as Pfizer, Armstrong, NASA, BP, Allstate, True Value, Moody's, International Monetary Fund, Bristol-Myers Squibb - and experience first-hand the benefits of joining us for the 2018 program year.

Read more about the APC at and then contact Director Madeline Weiss at or 301-229-8062.

2017 STEM Outreach Awards - Nominations Deadline is January 31, 2018
Don’t delay - time is running out to recognize the outstanding efforts of SIM volunteers through our annual STEM Outreach Awards! The application process is open and you still have time to consider those in your chapter or community who have taken bold and impactful steps in support of STEM Initiatives.

Information and nomination form can be found on simnet.orgThe winners will be recognized during an award ceremony at SIM Connect Live which will be held from April 11-13, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Questions can be directed to STEM Outreach co-chairs: Nanci Schimizzi or Janis O'Bryan.

Resiliency Expert and Former Olympic Athlete Vince Poscente to Deliver Closing Keynote at SIM Connect Live 2018

Resiliency expert and New York Times best-selling author Vince Poscente helps organizations of all sizes — including FedEx, IBM, HP, Cisco, Hyatt Hotels, American Airlines and Merrill Lynch — achieve success by learning how to handle setbacks and overcome obstacles in a “more, faster now world,” and then bounce back stronger than before.

SIM is pleased to announce Poscente will deliver the closing keynote at the all-new SIM Connect Live, April 11-13 in Dallas. Read more.

5 Challenge-Centric Tracks To Address Your Most Critical Business Challenges
We take input from you and your peers when we develop our program. These tracks are based on the professional areas that you told us are most critical in your work. Sessions in each track are led by expert facilitators who will guide discussion to help identify skills and tools to help you excel in your work. Attendees will find relevancy depending on where they are in their professional journeys, but sessions are open to all.

Learn more about the different tracks.

2018 SIM IT Trends Study Sponsorships Now Available!
Are you interested in reaching an audience of nearly 5,000 senior IT executives who control hundreds of billions of dollars in annual IT spending? Look no further than sponsoring the 2018 SIM IT Trends Study. Sponsorship opportunities are now available, providing sponsors the opportunity to be highlighted in monthly communications to all SIM members, inclusion of company links and logos in all IT Trends Study-related materials, and even a discount for sponsorship to SIM Connect Live in Dallas, April 11-13.

In 2017, 1,178 SIM members (469 of whom are CIOs) participated in the IT Trends Study. These respondents represented organizations with an average revenue of $4.65 billion and total IT spending of $217 billion. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be associated with the most comprehensive study of IT issues and practices in the world. More information on sponsorship benefits can be found here, or by contacting Porter Rice at price@simnet.orgRead more.

Early Registration Discount For 2018 Executive RLF
SIM members can save $950 on the program when registering by December 31st
With the year’s end quickly approaching and many organizations looking to move budget allocations into 2017, a special savings opportunity is available now through December 31 for the 2018 Executive RLF program.

A $500 Early Registration Discount is available if registration occurs through December 31, 2017. Plus, SIM members will receive an additional $450 discount for a total of $950 savings on the 2018 program.

June Drewry, retired CIO of Chubb, and Kevin Ryan, longtime RLF facilitator, will be the Program Leaders for next year's program in St. Petersburg, FL. Read more.

Act Now For $500 Early Registration Discount To 2018 RLF
With the holiday season right around the corner, registration for 2018 Regional Leadership Forum(RLF) programs is well underway – and deadlines for $500 “early bird” discounts are fast approaching. Why not register for the 2018 RLF before getting caught up in the year-end festivities?

“Many organizations are wrapping up 2017 expenditures and planning for next year’s new budget allocations, so now is a great time for companies to consider the RLF for their top talent,” said Phil Zwieg, RLF Director. “Not only do SIM members receive a $600 discount per participant, but SIM members can also receive an additional $500 discount per participant if registration is paid by the “early bird” deadline.” Read more.

Nominations are open for SIM's Leader of the Year Award
SIM is a national organization, but our strength lies at the local level. Each year, we recognize SIM volunteers onstage at SIM’s annual conference (SIM Connect Live) with our annual Leader of the Year Award.

Our innovative chapters constantly find new ways to grow, engage and challenge their membership. By developing engaging programs, driving successful fundraising events or directing outreach initiatives, your dedicated chapter leaders lead the charge in making SIM the most respected organization for IT leaders.

Before February 1st, nominate a chapter member who you best embodies the innovation, dedication and commitment that we pride ourselves on as an organization.

Read more and submit your nomination at Leader of the Year Nominations.




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