Announcing the SIM Boston 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Founded in 1977, the SIM Boston chapter has had a long history of bringing together local IT leaders to share knowledge, ask questions, challenge and support each other, and give back to the up-and-coming IT community.  This year marks the 40th Anniversary of SIM Boston and it is time to celebrate our organization and our members. Join us August 9th for an intimate gathering of your SIM Boston peers for a cruise around the Boston Harbor aboard the Northern Lights.  This members only event will include a delicious dinner, open bar, and a few games (including a raffle of a … Read more…

Latino STEM Alliance: Annual Robotics Competition and Family Science Festival

Latino STEM Alliance is once again preparing for our Annual Robotics Competition and Family Science Festival to be held on May 20. As you know, events like this are only successful because of volunteers like you.  We are hoping that you will join us once again this year as a volunteer at our event.  This year’s event will be our biggest yet!  We are expecting double the amount of teams competing this year compared to last. In addition, we are expecting a minimum of 20 STEM related exhibitors that will be conducting STEM related activities for students and the general … Read more…

2017 SIM Chapter Leader Summit Recap

SIM Boston Membership co-chair Dan Diachenko participated in a panel discussion about attracting and retaining members. SIM Boston was well represented at the national SIM Chapter Leader Summit in Chicago in April. Among the hundred participants were Kevin More, current SIM National Chair, Pat Randall, SIM National Membership co-chair, and SIM Boston board members Susan Kifer, Jim Martin, Dan Diachenko and Dennis Ravenelle. SIM Boston chapter member Dan Roberts also participated in his role as facilitator for re-launching the SIM Tampa chapter. (read more) Chapter leaders were met with an inspiring keynote and welcome by Illinois’ Chief Digital Officer and … Read more…

March Monthly Meeting Recap

At our April program, Mike Festa, Director of Wayfair Next and Boston Chapter President of AR/VR Association and Jim Martin, CIO at Shepley Bulfinch brought AR and VR systems for attendees to experience. This was followed by an overview of state of the practice for AR/VR technology and how organizations are using it to address business needs. With that context, attendees participated in a very lively and engaged table top exercise, brainstorming and sharing how their organizations might leverage this technology. The list of brainstorming ideas included: Group 1 Staffing – VR – Candidates can see & Visualize environment when … Read more…

Technology Leadership Roundtable Event: Leadership in the Digital Age (May 2, 2017)

Fourteen senior IT professionals from the Boston/Providence area met at Babson College for a lively discussion on “Leadership in the Digital Age.” The session was facilitated by Kim Crider, a partner and executive IT consultant at velocityHub and a Major General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Kim framed the conversation with the proposition that IT leaders live in a “World of Surprise,” that disruptive and transformative technologies have fundamentally changed forever the way that we, as technology leaders, work. Consider that many recent technology advancements have relegated foundational capabilities, like storage and networking, to non-strategic commodities that can be … Read more…