February SIM Event – 1st Happy Hour of the Year!
We had a great turnout at our first Happy Hour of 2018. Hope you were able to join us at Red’s Porch in South Austin for a relaxing evening and had an opportunity to network with colleagues and friends.
Hope to see you again at our March 13th event!
Save the Date
SIM Austin March Meeting: Agile Transformation: Lessons from the Front
Join your SIM colleagues and friends at our March Chapter meeting and take part in the discussion on agile and digital transformation and what it means for your company.
Matt McBride (LinkedIn
), a Dallas SIM member, will lead the discussion exploring lessons learned from Fortune 500 technology transformations, including what to do, what to avoid, and how to empower and prepare your team for success.
Matt currently serves as Executive Vice President of Digital and Agile Transformation at Genesis10 and is an Adjunct Professor teaching leadership, cybersecurity, software architecture, and software design courses for graduate-level programs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
LOCATION: This month, we will be hosted by our friends at Calavista (http://www.calavista.com/) at their beautiful West Austin headquarters located at 3700 N Capital of Texas Hwy #450, Austin, TX 78746
We’ll have a large meeting space, so please invite a guest for a complimentary introduction to the Austin SIM Chapter.
Current Paid Members – No fee plus the opportunity to introduce prospective members at no charge. Please register your guests through the Eventbrite invitation, and they will be included at no cost.
Friends of SIM – This year we are introducing a fee of $25.00 to attend SIM’s monthly meetings with Friends of SIM to ensure we can continue to provide the strong base of programs,
REGISTER at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sim-austin-march-meeting-agile-transformation-lessons-from-the-front-registration-43751388581
SPONSOR: Tremendous thanks to our January event sponsor, Genesis10 (http://www.genesis10.com/).
Join Us for SIM Connect Live – April 11 – 13, 2018, Dallas Sheraton
The rumors are true! SIM has completely revamped its annual conference into a dynamic, interactive event with essential content — designed based on your input. The redesigned conference provides a unique opportunity for you to collaborate with your SIM peers; learn about new business solutions and best practices; develop as a professional; and grow your business.
With fewer lectures, more roundtable sessions, more interaction and daylong topic tracks, you will gain a new focus on innovation, privacy, enterprise technologies, and leadership. Make sure you’re part of this remarkable high-level leadership event.
WHEN: April 11-13, 2018
WHERE: Sheraton Dallas
REGISTER before rates go up March 16, 2018 @ www.simconnectlive.com
InnoTech Austin 2018
Mark your calendars to attend next year’s InnoTech Austin conference scheduled for October 2, 2018.
Austin SIM Membership News!
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.
Thank you for your SIM Membership in 2017! This year was full of great events, and we look forward to providing more valuable programming for 2018. If your SIM membership expired on December 31, 2017, we strongly encourage you to renew your dues, so you 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
Help us build our membership, so we continue to have a vibrant and growing chapter. Bring a colleague or two to a SIM Austin meeting. Email Anh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a couple of prospects so that we can add them to our membership campaigns.
If you know of a great vendor that you have worked with and can recommend their work to others, please contact Blake (email@example.com)
RLF – “Leadership for Life” (a leadership program of SIM)
Do you want to improve your company’s future by investing in your high-potential performers? Do you believe in developing and growing our Next Generation of IT Leaders?
The facilitators of SIM’s signature RLF program are famous for delivering leadership development differently. More than 4,000 rising business and IT professionals from top U.S. and global companies have experienced the RLF program with life-changing and career-enhancing results.
Here’s a snapshot from an endorsement written by a former RLF graduate that captures the ‘heart’ of the program::
“Leadership is not a position, it is a skill. This became clear to me after my experience attending the Regional Leadership Forum several years ago. Unlike the expected messaging received from the usual leadership training programs we’ve all attended throughout our careers, my experience in RLF was a consciousness-raising experience. The program has existed for decades and is rich in history. More importantly, the round table that sets the curriculum and the program facilitators are also rich in experience. I would call them leadership legends. The structure of the course is a guided journey into the essence of true leadership.” (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-position-skill-adriana-callerio/).
To learn more about the program, please feel free to visit the 2018 RLF website or contact RLF Facilitator Karen Calvert anytime @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have ideas for the newsletter or other news? Send any ideas, promotions, article links, book reviews, etc. to Karen Calvert, email@example.com.
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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