Providence Technology Leadership Roundtable attendees learned the Business Application of Drone Technology and enjoyed a fabulous evening of networking

Submitted by Phil Carlucci, SWS Technologies The evening of April 10th started out with a networking opportunity for folks to catch up, introduce themselves to new members, and take in some of the ambiance of the Provant Office building. Refreshments were sponsored by Millenium Consulting. Kathy Malin, VP Technology and Operations – The Rhode Island Foundation, kicked the program off by introducing the group to an initiative the Foundation was taking to bring folks together and discuss ideas on how to improve things in the state. The name of the program is Together RI and everyone was invited to sign … Read more…

SIM Boston Education Roundtable provided insightful info and discussion on the upcoming compliance date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Submitted by Sandy Silk, Harvard University The SIM Boston Education Roundtable met on April 19th at Bentley University for networking and a very engaging discussion about the steps educational organizations should be taking to prepare for the imminent May 25 compliance date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sue Bergamo, global CIO & CISO at Episerver, provided key elements and compliance strategies about the new EU-wide privacy regulation, and Keith Moran, CTO of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office, provided an overview of the strategy his institution is following near-term and longer-term for good faith compliance. The GDPR empowers … Read more…

Member Career Development (MCD) Webinar held on the topic of Karma

Submitted by Sue Bergamo, Episerver During the recent Member in Career Development (MCD) webinar held on April 12th, Tom Welke, VP and Partner, RSM Solutions, Inc. discussed how karma plays a role in a job search and explained how each person’s network has individuals within it that have found a way to give back to someone else. In that way, karma promises to give back to each person what they have given to it. The SIM MCD program offers our members access to career resources, as another way to help in growing and shaping their careers. Our membership exists of … Read more…

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…