SIM Austin Chapter Newsletter April 2018

April Austin SIM Event: Happy Hour at Austin Beer Works

Austin Beer Works proved to be a great place for our informal Happy Hour on April 17th.  Members and Friends of SIM Austin enjoyed a relaxing evening consuming their favorite beverages, meeting new friends and catching up with colleagues.

Tremendous thanks to our April event sponsor, Experis (http://www.experis.com).

Save the Date

May Austin SIM Meeting: Data Privacy and GDPR: Are you ready?

Data privacy is already a top concern for all companies, but the challenges are about to increase. On May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. The GDPR applies to all companies worldwide that process personal data of European Union (EU) citizens. This means that any company that works with information relating to EU citizens, regardless of their physical location, will have to comply with the requirements of the GDPR. This effectively makes GDPR the first global data protection law.

Join us to discuss the impact of GDPR on your organization and what you can do to prepare. Our conversation will be led by Tony Howlett, CTO of Codero and Past President of the Austin (ISC)2 Chapter (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-howlett-a517b03a/). Tony returns by popular demand after sharing his eye-opening and actionable insights in our preliminary discussion last September.

Thanks to our generous hosts, Indeed.com.

Register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sim-may-meeting-registration-45717717925

InnoTech Austin 2018

Mark your calendars to attend next year’s InnoTech Austin conference scheduled for October 2, 2018.

Committee Updates

Austin SIM Membership News!

2017 SIM Members

Thank you for your SIM Membership in 2017!  If you have not renewed your membership, we would love to have you back as a member of our SIM family so you can continue to receive year-round benefits (free monthly programs with speakers/panels, CIO Roundtable Breakfasts, SIM Lunch Events, SIM Women’s Luncheon,  InnoTech discounts, access to regional and national SIM events and programs, and more.)

To renew your membership, visit simnet.org/members/membership.asp

Not a Member?  Join Now!

Join the Austin chapter of SIM and collaborate with us on best practices, trends, and lessons learned.   We are interested in understanding what resources you need to be successful in your career as well so that we can align our events with the needs of our members.

Membership to the Austin SIM chapter includes membership in SIM National, the premier professional organization for top IT executives.

Join Today!

Sponsorship

If you know of a great vendor that you have worked with and can recommend their work to others, please contact Blake (blake.k.holman@gmail.com)

Other – IT Trends Study

SIM Austin Members – share your voice by participating in SIM’s 2018 IT Trend Study.  Participants receive a personalized Benchmarks Report comparing your responses to the aggregates of your fellow SIM members.  In addition, participation helps our chapter win cash prizes that we can put toward our chapter’s STEM Scholarship Program.

To complete the survey, you can use the personalized link from Professor Kappelman which was sent on April 9th and 10th or just click on the “take the survey” banner  http://www.simnet.org/IT-Trends and log in.

 Have ideas for the newsletter or other news? Send any ideas, promotions, article links, book reviews, etc. to Karen Calvert, kcalvert@austinsim.org.

 2018 SIM Austin Executive Committee:

Vijay George (President), Jim Keeler (President-Elect), Kathy Wetzel (Treasurer), Wendi White (VP Programs), Anh Sellisen (VP Membership), Robert King (VP Member Engagement), Blake Holman (VP Sponsorship), Karen Calvert (VP Communications), John Burgtorf (Trustee), Bart Lauwers (Trustee), and Eric Hungate (Past-President)

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