SIM Boston Press Release

SIM Boston Press Release

SIM Boston Celebrates 40th Anniversary; Opens Registration for Annual Golf Outing SIM Boston boasts more than 425 current members; contributes more than $277K to local outreach programs since 1977 Boston, MA – April 11, 2017 – The Boston Chapter of SIM, the longest continuously running premier professional organization serving the needs of IT leaders in the Eastern New England area, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Since 1977, the organization has been influential in shaping the local IT market, cultivating the next generation of technology leaders and practitioners, and boasts a long, successful history of philanthropy, supporting a number of … Read more…

Life Sciences CIO Roundtable Recap

Life Sciences CIO Roundtable Recap

Over 35 Life Sciences IT, Marketing, and Legal professionals joined our March 2017 Life Sciences CIO Roundtable at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, MA. Our featured topic was “The Changing Landscape of Social Media and Data Privacy in Life Sciences.” Elizabeth Appeles, CEO of the consultancy Greater Than One, started the conversation with thoughts on how social media is transforming healthcare delivery, and attorney Michelle Axelrod from Porzio Life Sciences initiated a lively conversation about privacy expectations on social media, and privacy obligations around the world. Many thanks to our hosts at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals for providing the venue and food for … Read more…

Year Up Providence: Vannda Prak’s Journey to an IT Career

Year Up Providence: Vannda Prak’s Journey to an IT Career

In March, Vannda Prak spoke at PEM’s Annual Boston Premier CIO Forum that spotlighted one of SIM Boston’s important outreach partners. The chapter provides financial grants to Year Up both in Boston and Providence as well as connections with its members – several who sponsor students every year. Read more about Vannda’s journey: “My name is Vannda Prak and I am 25 years old. Fresh out of high school at the age of 18, I went straight to the University of Rhode Island as a nursing student. Nursing was something my parents wanted me to pursue, and something I had … Read more…

Girls STEM Summit Recap

Girls STEM Summit Recap

On Sunday, April 2nd, SIM Boston participated at Jr.Tech’s 10th annual Girls STEM Summit at Regis College – a statewide gathering of students representing 90 different high schools from 84 cities and towns across the Commonwealth. As an outreach partner, Jr.Tech’s programs and summit encourages a lifelong interest, increases skills and broadens awareness of career paths within STEM. Over 200 girls came by the SIM Boston booth and engaged with our members on IT career choices. In addition, the chapter helped underwrite the summit. Click for more information on Jr. Tech and its programs.

IBM Watson Executive to Keynote at 2017 Technology Leadership Summit

IBM Watson Executive to Keynote at 2017 Technology Leadership Summit

Derek Schoettle, General Manager, IBM Analytics Platform and Cloud Data Services, and former CEO of Cloudant, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit. Derek is responsible for IBM’s portfolio of managed, cloud-based services for enterprise developers. He will share his wealth of knowledge and experience on Watson, AI, machine learning, and their impact on the enterprise. Join your fellow IT leaders along with Derek and the other great speakers at the Summit this year. The Technology Leadership Summit aims to create an environment that fosters peer networking among IT Executives, their respective management teams … Read more…