Annual Winter Gala celebration held on December 7th

Submitted by Dennis Ravenelle, Marketing Co-Chair, SIM Boston On Thursday, December 7th, SIM Boston Members closed out 2017 and 40 years of connecting the area’s IT Leaders with a glorious gala celebration at the beautiful Dane Estate, on the campus of Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill. Outgoing President James Bowen offered the traditional Champagne toast with the following words:  “For those who have served our chapter, we thank you for making it the success it is today; For those who might serve in the future, we’re excited about the possibilities; And to our members and sponsors, thank you for … Read more…

Insightful Member Career Development Meeting on CIO Trends held on December 7th

Submitted by Ed Deming, SIM Boston Program Committee Member SIM Boston members got together for the December Member Career Development meeting at the Dane Estate prior to the Winter Gala.  Maryfran Johnson, Executive Director of CIO Programs at IDG, shared insights on CIO trends for 2018.  Maryfran provided thought provoking examples of disruption, innovation and transformation happening in surprising industries. For SIM Member Career Development program info, please contact Tracy Cashman or Sue Bergamo For SIM Membership, please contact Dan Diachenko or Craig Holbrook  

Successful joint event with Boston CIO Roundtable and SIM Silver held on November 29th

Submitted by James Bowen, President, SIM Boston I was honored to attend the SIM Boston CIO Roundtable held on Wednesday, November 29th at Babson College. About 10 years ago, this Roundtable invited Dave Corbett to speak after publishing a book called, Portfolio Life, The New Path to Work, Purpose and Passion after 50.  The talk was incredibly well received and inspired a few of the CIOs near retirement to start the SIM Silver program that now meets regularly as part of SIM Boston. The SIM Silver Facilitators, Les Ball and Brad Sweet, and Boston CIO Roundtable Facilitators, Frank Wiggins and Matt Nerney, decided … Read more…

Lively discussion at the Service Desk Roundtable held on November 28th

Submitted by Larry Lister, Service Desk Roundtable Co-Facilitator, SIM Boston Although it was our smallest group of the year, our most recent Service Desk Roundtable, held on Tuesday, November 28th, was filled with a lively exchange of experiences and ideas for over three hours. The topics were a revisit of the three most popular ones from this year’s meetings:  Change Management, Surveys and MS Office 365. As always, the discussions led to several interesting sub-topics which may be featured in our 2018 meetings. The roundtable was followed by a great dinner at Tavolino’s in Patriot Place. For more information on … Read more…

Insightful lessons learned at the SIM Women meeting held on November 2nd

Submitted by Kate Carroll, Chapter Marketing and Communications Manager, SIM Boston On Thursday, November 2nd, the SIM Women meeting took place at Bay Colony Place in Waltham. Enna Jimenez, President of ALPFA Boston and a QA employee of Eastern Bank, discussed Women in IT, sharing tips she’s picked up along the way as she navigated the path into a successful Quality Assurance career. The group of 16 attendees, comprised of 13 women and three men, heard a powerful presentation by Enna as she provided her personal account of lessons learned on building relationships, leadership and balancing work and family. Key … Read more…