SIM Boston and RLF Pioneers Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Submitted by Dennis Ravenelle, Harvard University The 50th anniversary of SIM’s national event, SIM Connect Live, was held last week in Dallas, Texas and many of our SIM Boston members were in attendance. Following Friday morning’s keynote in which Dr. David Bray highlighted the characteristics of courageous leaders and change agents, master of ceremonies Sarah Michel called to the stage our own Pat Randall, member of SIM’s Management Council, to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to “two fabulous change agents.” First to accept this wonderful recognition was Dick Dooley, who in the late 1960’s worked in Chicago and was one … Read more…

SIM Boston was a proud partner of the Girls STEM Summit on April 8th

Submitted by Kate Carroll, SIM Boston SIM Boston was a proud sponsor of the 2018 Girls STEM Summit for the third year in a row. The one-day annual event, hosted by Jr. Tech, a SIM Boston outreach partner, was held at Regis College in Weston on Sunday, April 8th and attracted more than 250 girls statewide! Girls STEM Summit is a full day STEM Summit for 8th – 12th grade girls who are interested in pursuing STEM career paths. The event features female STEM professionals and educators, highlights emerging and existing STEM careers and explores post secondary STEM education and … Read more…

The Service Desk Roundtable provided info on latest service desk software

Submitted by Larry Lister, 7-Eleven, Inc. The SIM Boston Service Desk Roundtable met on April 3rd at the Boston Properties Prudential building location where the group was treated to an excellent company overview by Boston Properties CIO Jim Whalen followed by a great presentation by Chris Ferguson of NEPC on their Service Desk software. What ensued was a robust discussion around that topic for the entirety of the meeting with participation from everyone in the large group of 18 participants. As always, the comments and questions by all were thoughtful and highly informative. The meeting was followed by a great … Read more…

SIM Women delivers great career advice at Boston CIO Forum

Submitted by Lori Seuch, MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) SIM Boston’s SIM Women program was proud to sponsor Lisa Prior, Author of Take Charge of your VIEW: Career Advice You Won’t Get From Your Boss, who led participants in an interactive energized session held during the Boston CIO Forum on 3/20/18. By telling the story of “Maria”, attendees were able to visualize how statistics show that 70% of current workforces are disgruntled and not working to capacity. Lisa worked through an exercise where she asked participants to reflect on the following four questions: 1. What is something you want for your … Read more…

Year Up Boston Graduate Featured as Luncheon Speaker at Boston CIO Forum

Submitted by Craig Horgan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt At last week’s Boston CIO Forum, we were fortunate to hear from Jonathan Pena, a recent Year Up Boston graduate who is currently working in a consultant role as a System Support Specialist at MIT’s Sloan School of Management following a successful internship there. Jonathan addressed the audience of IT executives on his experience as a student with the Year Up program and how it has completely changed the course of his life, for the better. “Thank you for giving me a great opportunity to share my story on how I got to … Read more…