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SIM New Extra - October 2018


April 2018

In This Issue
Chapter Leader Summit: SIM by the Numbers
SIM's Tampa Bay Chapter Edges Closer to 100 Members
SIMCAC, Cybersecurity SIG Co-Host Successful Panel Event
Advanced Practices Council Establishes Research Advisory Board
IT Trends Study: Benchmark Report Sent, Comprehensive Report Soon
2018 Midwest RLF 7X's Book Drive Goal

Chapter Leader Summit: SIM by the Numbers
The Chapter Leader Summit recently took place in Chicago with 80 leaders and the highest percentage of chapters ever in attendance. Chapter leaders participated in a packed program reviewing SIM activities over the last year and identifying areas for future development. SIM Chief Executive Steve Hufford also delivered a state of SIM report, which included impressive and noteworthy numbers:

  • SIM chapters gave away a combined $1.6 million in charitable contributions 2017
  • SIM has 44 chapters, up from 34 just 5 years ago
  • By the end of 2018, SIM will be 5,025 members strong
  • SIM has 21 Management Council members and 9 Board members
  • In 2017, Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) had 275 graduates
  • There were 24 Advanced Practices Council (APC) members last year

SIM’s Tampa Bay Chapter Edges Closer to 100 Members
The new chapter, which officially launched in the summer of 2017, has seen strong growth over the last year. The chapter has 97 paid members and is on track to reach their goal of 100 paid members by the end of 2018. “We are well on our way,” said Chris Downs, Vice President of SIM’s Tampa Bay Chapter. Downs, who first got involved in SIM while he lived in Wisconsin and served on the board of that chapter, attributes Tampa Bay’s consistent growth to its dedicated board. Read the full story >> 

SIMCAC, Cybersecurity SIG Co-Host Successful Panel Event
SIM National's Cybersecurity Special Interest Group, in partnership with SIM's Capital Area Chapter (SIMCAC), recently hosted a live panel discussion focusing on major cybersecurity trends for 2019. To facilitate the conversations, three guests were welcomed to the panel: John Brady, Vice President, Cybersecurity, Chief Information Security Officer at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; Michael Dent, Chief Information Security Officer for Fairfax County, Virginia; and Admiral David Simpson who has influenced National Defense and Homeland Security policy and provided cutting-edge information, communications technology and cybersecurity solutions for over 30 years. Their combined backgrounds cover a vast scope from homeland security, to local government, to regulatory infrastructure. Not surprisingly, much of the conversation revolved around data protection. SIMCAC included an event recap with photographs in a recent newsletter. - James Park

Advanced Practices Council Establishes Research Advisory Board
SIM's Advanced Practices Council (APC) established a Research Advisory Board consisting of six highly-respected academic thought leaders: Mike Goul of Arizona State University, Vijay Gurbaxani of University of California, Gabriel Piccoli of Louisiana State University, Mike Wade of IMD, George Westerman of MIT -- all of whom have been researchers and speakers for the APC in the last few years.

Board members will participate regularly in APC meetings, lending their insights and perspectives to discussions. In addition, Board members will extend APC's reach to international thought leaders who have not yet conducted research for the APC. Lynda Applegate of the Harvard Business School will continue to work with the APC on the spring meeting in Cambridge.  - Madeline Weiss

IT Trends Study: Benchmark Report Sent, Comprehensive Report Soon
As an additional thank you to the 1,295 SIM members who participated in this year’s IT Trends Study, the confidential Personal Benchmarks Reports were recently distributed. If you participated in the study, you should have received an email from Leon Kappelman with your responses compared to the aggregated responses of your SIM peers. These personalized reports not only show you where your organization stands in relation to others, but they also provide a glimpse into some of the key findings that will emerge in this year’s Comprehensive Report. Speaking of which, the research team is putting the finishing touches on the 2018 SIM IT Trends Comprehensive Report and we anticipate a publication date in early November. Read more >>  - Chris Maurer

2018 Midwest RLF 7X’s Book Drive Goal
During RLF’s 25 years of existence, many of the 5,000-plus graduates of the program have found great enjoyment and fulfillment in undertaking a meaningful group project to benefit others sometime during the 9-month program.  But when the participants in this year’s Midwest RLF program set out with the goal of gathering 1,500 books to deliver to a local Chicago non-profit, they never dreamed they would 7x that goal. Read the full story >> - Michael Garlich




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