At the conclusion of every Forum, the SIM Chapter President is gratefully handed a check written by Premier Event Management. Since the first partnership in Philadelphia in 2002 Premier has believed in SIM’s mission to bring together IT leaders to share, network and give back to their communities. Programs like APC (Advanced Practices Council), RLF (Regional Leadership Forum), SIG (Special Interests Group) and STEM are what mold IT leaders to be the best version of themselves and allow others to follow in their footsteps. Just this year Premier has donated $78,250 to various SIM chapters across the globe. To learn more about Premier and our partners, visit the PremierCIO website.
This year SIMposium was located in Uncasville, CT taking place at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino and the Premier team had the pleasure of attending the 2016 SIMposium and experience the event as attendees. The theme for the event was “20/20 Vision: The Future is Now”, which was conveyed through unique tracks on the agenda including; Leadership in 2020, Risk Management, The Future of Work, and Inside SIM. Seven Chapters of SIM helped work with the National SIM Committee and Advisory Council to put together the event. This event is always a great way to connect all of the SIM Chapters, IT Executives, and Technology Solution Providers in one space to discuss today’s business environment, gain inspiration, sharpen leadership skills, and make new connections.
Every year Premier tries new ways to incorporate change, make connections, and liven things up. At our Portland CIO Forum this past October we did just that! We worked with our partner, the Portland SIM Chapter, to incorporate a Kick-Off event the night prior to the CIO Forum to encompass their monthly SIM Chapter meeting as a way to foster new relationships between the attending CIO Forum attendees and the SIM Chapter Members. This turned out to be quite a hit, and created such a great buzz for the forum that we are going to try Kick-Off events at our other CIO Forums in 2017!