10 Reasons Why You Don’t Want Your Children to Become CIOs

Rick Swanborg spoke about “10 Reasons Why You Don’t Want Your Children to Become CIOs,”  at the SIM Silver meeting on September 10th at Babson College.  Rick is President and Co-Founder of ICEX and a Professor at the Boston University School of Management. The reasons are: 1. “Gootcha” Vendor relationships 2. Infrastructure implosions 3. Security insomnia 4. Brain drain 5. Consumer “know it all” 6. Regulation tsunami 7. Clouds from hell 8. Big data, big disappointment 9. Apps madness 10. Merger mania The next SIM Silver meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 19th.  For 2014, please reserve Feb. 11th, May 13th, Sept. 9th, and … Read more…

Boston SIM Member David Walsh Wins CIO of the Year Award

David Walsh, the CIO of Catholic Charities and a Boston SIM member, received a 2013 CIO of the Year Award from The Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech.  David was one of 12 overall winners and one of 3 winners in the Non-Profit Category.  The 3rd Annual CIO of the Year Awards were presented on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Seaport Hotel. You can learn more here: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/techflash/2013/05/heres-a-look-at-this-years-2013-cio.html and view a profile of David at: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/print-edition/2013/06/28/cio—nonprofit—david-walsh.html.

Career Advice from Tom Catalini in IT World

Our Boston SIM President and CIO at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts CIO, Tom Catalini, was interviewed in IT World by Boston SIM member Eric Bloom.  You can read the interview at http://www.itworld.com/career/367605/it-career-success-and-advice-interview-tom-catalini. Tom talks about his own career and provides career advice for current and aspiring IT managers.

Tom Catalini Featured at Boston CIO Perspectives Event

CIO Perspectives came to town yesterday (July 17) and put on a conference at the Back Bay Events Center.  Boston SIM President Tom Catalini was one of the featured speakers.  His topic was: Beyond our Comfort Zones: IT Leadership Lessons for the Social Era. Other featured speakers included MaryFran Johnson, CIO Magazine editor, Ina Kamenz, VP & CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rich Adduci, CIO, Boston Scientific, Eric Bloom, Boston SIM member and President & CTO, Manager Mechanics and Martha Heller, President, Heller Search Associates.  There were about a dozen Boston SIM members among the 70+ attendees. Learn more about the … Read more…

Boston SIM Golf Outing: A Great Day on the Links!

The 12th annual Boston SIM Golf Outing took place at Cyprian Keyes Golf Course yesterday (June 19th). was a sell-out with 146 golfers participated in the 18-hole tournament and a total of 177 participants, sponsors and partners attended the awards dinner.  It’s a major fundraiser for our Outreach Partners. The Golf Outing was organized by Ray Bary and Dave Jackson and their golf committee.  They did an excellent job planning the event and working with the logistics committee to execute a flawless event on a perfect day for golf.  The logistics committee was led by Pat Randall and was made up of Boston … Read more…