Donate to the Jimmy Fund in Michael Brooks’ Memory

Dear Boston SIM Community, At a recent meeting, the Boston SIM Board agreed to donate $250 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Michael Brooks’ name.  I thought we’d easily multiply that many times over if we passed a hat around to the chapter and the national membership.  To facilitate the fundraising, a giving page has been set up on the Dana-Farber Cancer website: http://www.myjimmyfundpage.org/give/mbrooks In sharing stories and memories with others since his passing, it has become clear to me that I was not the only one to receive boundless encouragement and guidance from Michael.  He was dedicated not only … Read more…

NWN Renews as Bronze Boston SIM Sponsor

NWN Corporation, an IT services firm headquartered in Waltham, renewed its bronze level sponsorship of Boston SIM.  NWN recently sponsored the SIMposium 2014, held in Boston. As one of the nation’s leading IT integrators, NWN has found value in the relationships that SIM helps us to foster. NWN has found that becoming a sponsor for SIM allows them to network with technology decision makers and has led to future beneficial relationships for NWN and their clients.   As a top partner for leading technology vendors, NWN has the resources and technology to empower IT operations. With over 550 skilled employees, NWN … Read more…

CIOs Discuss the CIO/CMO Relationship at the Boston CIO Roundtable

Dozens of Boston area CIOs gathered at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston on March 5th for an active and engaging discussion of the CIO/CMO relationship and how it is evolving as the dynamics of technology and marketing change at a rapid pace. Participants shared their own experience as well as their views on the larger trends. Many valuable insights surfaced in the lively discussion. The group was also treated to a presentation on the IT operations of Liberty Mutual by the meeting host, Mojgan Lefebvre, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Liberty Mutual Global Specialty. The host presentation … Read more…

Communication and Business Perspectives Are Key to Project Management Success

Mark Hall of William George Associates led a panel on project management at the 2/27 Boston SIM monthly meeting.  The panelists were: Peter Amato, Vice President, State Street Global Services Sue Bergamo, former Chief Information Officer, Net Atlantic Georgia Demetriades, Sr. Director of IT Program Management, Steward Health Care Systems, LLC Trish Torizzo, Senior Program Director of Global Business Transformation and Restructuring, Boston Scientific There was a lively discussion on the key to project management success.  The panelists emphasized two factors: communication and taking the perspective of the business.  Here are some observations: as the project manager, you’re never communicating … Read more…