SIM is an international organization devoted to the community of senior IT professionals. I am currently the President of the Fairfield Westchester Chapter, one of the largest and most active chapters. With almost 200 members from large and small companies in the area, FW SIM delivers real value to its members.
We hold monthly dinner meetings with speakers and agenda to rival the best seminars and one day conferences. These events take place after work and afford our members a relaxed atmosphere where they can mingle and chat before sitting down to a great meal. During dinner we will have a speaker or panel and present on topics of interest to the senior IT manager. This always sparks lively discussion, but we manage to get people on their way home before they turn into a pumpkin.
The chapter fosters other activities such as mentoring circles and assistance to members in transition. We have a summer outing, which usually involves some yummy lobster, and a holiday party for our members and their guests.
But our crowning event each year is the CIO Executive Leadership Summit. This is the one day conference that rivals the best of them bar none. The event this year is being held at the Greenwich Hyatt on October 24th and if you are a senior IT professional and you have not registered yet you need to do so now. We will draw attendees from Washington DC to Boston and everyplace in between. There is no cost for the event but you must qualify by being a CIO, CTO or a direct report in a large organization.
While the thought leadership of our presenters is truly unparalleled, our members consistently rate networking as the number one benefit of our programs. It is the best way to ensure that you are keeping pace, to learn and to share. At this event you will have the chance to meet and interact with some of the finest business and technology leaders in the world.
If you make it to the event, come and say hello. I'll be that guy on stage welcoming everyone and introducing each of the speakers.
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