SIM Chapter Leader Summit held in Chicago in October

Submitted by Kevin More, Chair of Board, SIM National; Trustee, SIM Boston In October, James Bowen, Susan Kifer, Pat Randall and Kevin More attended the SIM Chapter Leader Summit in Chicago. This is was an opportunity to share ideas, best practices and network with other Chapter Leaders from all over the country. This year’s focus was on member retention and recruitment as well as SIM’s website and back office technology initiative. Featured in this photo (left to right) include: Susan Kifer, Vice President, SIM Boston James Bowen, President, SIM Boston Kevin More, Chair of Board, SIM National Pat Randall, Membership & … Read more…

SIM Boston and Boston University Partnership

Submitted by Bill Wellman, Trustee, SIM Boston SIM Boston and Boston University Partnership SIM Boston is pleased to announce a partnership with Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.  Now you can take advantage of a specially designed sequence of courses that enhance the skills you need to heighten your capabilities as a CIO in the emerging world of digital business.  You can join programs online  or on the BU campus, all at special rates for SIM members.  You can also earn an executive certificate, a MicroMaster’s degree, even a special track to apply for BU Questrom’s MS in Digital Innovation. … Read more…

Service Desk Roundtable discussed Windows 10 and Group Policy Objects on September 19th

Submitted by Larry Lister, Service Desk Roundtable Co-Chair On Tuesday, September 19th, the Service Desk Roundtable was held at the offices of NEPC in Boston. The topics of discussion were Windows 10 and Group Policy Objects. The group of nine attendees had a good discussion on the adoption of Windows 10 in the Enterprise, comprising training, installation, and steady state support. The conversation flowed freely into other related support areas and a lot of good information was exchanged. For the discussion on GPO’s, Hugh Cauthers from Boston Properties provided some good, real world experience and examples with input from Chris … Read more…

A Successful SIM Boston 40th Anniversary Celebration!

On Wednesday, August 9th, approximately 80 SIM Boston members, past presidents and guests boarded the Northern Lights yacht out of Rowes Wharf in Boston for a wonderful evening celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Boston Chapter of SIM. The attendees enjoyed beautiful weather as they cruised around the Boston Harbor and watched the cannon fire from the U.S.S. Constitution at sunset. The evening included an open bar for the first hour, plenty of casual networking, a delicious dinner and celebratory cake and a few games as well –  40 years of trivia and a one-of-a-kind SIM Boston corn hole set … 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…