Gavel Passed to Sara Morgan, New Boston SIM President

Sara Morgan took the reins as the new President of Boston SIM at last night’s monthly meeting. She praised Tom Catalini, our outgoing President and presented him with a ceremonial gavel to thank him for all the work he did in 2013.  Sara also reviewed our 2013 accomplishments. These included hosting SIMposium, redesigning our web site and increasing attendance at our monthly meetings. Finally, Sara presented plaques and thanked our two retiring board members–Kavin Moody and Dave Matheson.

Outreach Partners Honored at Year End Gala

Tom Catalini, Boston SIM President, and Craig Horgan, Outreach Co-Chair, recognized representatives from each of our outreach partners at the Year End gala on December 12 at the JFK Library.  Boston SIM gives back to the community by supporting non-profits that focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. The Boston SIM Outreach partners honored at the gala were: DIGITS – Carol Greenfield, Chief Operating Officer Citizens Schools – Meggie Patterson, Director of Development TechBoston – Felicia Vargas, Executive Director and Olu Ibrahim, Employer Account Manager Common Impact – Danielle Holly, Executive Director YearUp – Christopher Martins, Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships

STEM Issues Discussed at December Panel

The need for more students skilled in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) was the focus of the panel discussion held at the Boston SIM end of year gala at the JFK Library on December 12.  The panel topic was “The State of STEM: Your Next Generation IT Workforce.”  It was led by SIM Boston President Tom Catalini.  The panelists were Kelly Powers, Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year 2013, Jim Stanton, Executive Director, MassCAN (Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network) and Mark Greenlaw, VP of Sustainability & Education Affairs, Cognizant (former CIO of Cognizant).   There were 84 attendees. The discussion was lively with … Read more…

It’s Time to Renew Your Membership

Boston SIM is offering an early renewal discount of 10% if you RENEW and PAY your annual membership dues for 2014 by December 31, 2013. Please click here to log in to the Boston SIM Avectra NetForum website and visit the “Online Store” to renew your membership for 2014 today. To receive your 10% membership dues discount, please use Discount Code 2014-Promo.  Please Note: this discount offer is only applicable to the dues portion of your renewal. You may process your renewal and credit card payment online or renew online and mail a check to Boston SIM, P.O. Box 998, … Read more…

CIOs Discuss Mobile Application Trends at December Boston Roundtable

James Quin from Info Tech led the group in a discussion about mobile applications and trends at the December 4th Boston CIO Roundtable.  The conclusions were: 1 – We need to deliver capabilities whether new or existing in a better way. 2 – The maturity of mobile applications is still slow. 3 – Adaptors can realize multiple simultaneous benefit  – it depends on building the experience around the need. The meeting was hosted by David Flanagan, Bain & Company Boston.  There was a lot of interaction during the host presentation around the technologies used for file sharing (Next Page and SkyDrive … Read more…