Premier CIO Forum RTP
Nov
29
to Nov 30

Premier CIO Forum RTP

  • Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Premier CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

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Dinner - Changes in technology investment in light of digital transformation – an executive  perspective
Oct
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Dinner - Changes in technology investment in light of digital transformation – an executive perspective

  • Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham Airport/Brier Creek (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have the days of traditional Information Technology investment given way to focused funding on digital transformation?  There has been a shift in technical, organizational, and cultural direction and strategy based on the digital phenomenon.  This change affects not only Information Technology departments but also business areas such as finance and marketing that are partners of the IT organization.

Moderated by Anthony Foust, hear how our panel of Executive experts (Matt Lyteson, and Brian Lora) view the change and learn how this has impacted their fundamental strategy and approach to investment, resourcing, and overall plans for the future. 

Thanks to our Corporate level sponsor.

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SIM-RTP Ed Galloway Golf Classic
Sep
25
8:30am 8:30am

SIM-RTP Ed Galloway Golf Classic

The RTP chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM-RTP), the area's premier network for IT executives and thought leaders, cordially invites you to join us and your IT colleagues for our charity golf event.

Giving back to the community is a longstanding tradition for our organization. With your help we have funded our scholarships and philanthropic endeavors with this event. Please save the date and we look forward to seeing you!

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Lunch - Shark Tank SIM-RTP style
Jul
20
11:30am11:30am

Lunch - Shark Tank SIM-RTP style

  • NC Museum of Art (East Building-Atrium Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet local innovators David Cohen and Jon Meyer, founders of Sunscreenr.  Understand what it took to start the business, learn about the product, hear how they decided to interview for the show Shark Tank, and gain insight to what they pitched and what outcomes actually occurred. 

Thanks to our sponsor.

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Lunch - Innovation startup
Jun
22
11:30am11:30am

Lunch - Innovation startup

  • NC Museum of Art (East Building-Atrium Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Innovation is the cornerstone of the RTP area.  Come to our June lunch and meet two of our local innovators, Hersh Tapadia and Jeremy Freeman, as they review their start-up company Allstacks.  Provide them with insight from your experience to what makes a successful company.

Allstacks is a predictive analytics platform that aggregates data from all product development related data sources to give program and engineering management meaningful metrics that allow them to report and forecast project progress, health, and productivity. For example, a stack from which we would gather data could be Jira, Github, Slack, CircleCI, BugZilla, and Google Apps. From these sources, we develop blended metrics, like defect normalized developer productivity, that deliver insight into where project managers need to focus to remove roadblocks and keep projects moving.

Thanks to our sponsor for this event:

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Dinner - Building a Cybersecurity Program Office
May
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Dinner - Building a Cybersecurity Program Office

  • Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The statistics are overwhelming. The threats are real and present. No longer can businesses afford to ignore the need for information security as more than a secondary responsibility for IT departments to administer. Today's modern Information Security Programs and Offices employ cross-functional departments and the role of CISO are increasingly becoming peers to the CIO. Given this trend where does one start? How do you go about building an Information Security Program/Office? What metrics are being captured? What's being reported to the Board of Directors?

Michael Walter, Managing Director of the Atlanta office of Protiviti will join us this month to discuss these very topics.  Michael has more than 15 years of information security experience in industry and consulting.  Michael spent six years at IBM in the Managed Security Services team.  Michael then spent two years at Cybertrust in their professional services practice.  After that, Michael Walter was a co-founder of Arsenal Security Group and spent seven years growing Arsenal’s consulting practice.

Thanks to our sponsor:

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Kramden Institute - Wednesday Work Night
Apr
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Kramden Institute - Wednesday Work Night

Kramden Institute Wednesday Work Nights (WWNs) are dedicated to refurbishing computers for students and community members in need. No experience is necessary.

  • Volunteers who are new to Kramden must fill out a volunteer form in advance or upon arrival. Click here to download the form.  Volunteers under 18 must have it signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Dinner will be served and a $3 donation for food is suggested.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
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Dinner - So Who's Using Open Source Anyway?
Apr
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Dinner - So Who's Using Open Source Anyway?

  • Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Open Source has been around for several decades now, but there is still a bit of mystery around what makes open source work and concern about using it in the enterprise.  Open Source technologies are being widely used in many industries, including analytics, software development, social media, data center management, and more. 

Join us for an engaging and interactive discussion to learn about the benefits of Open Source and address your questions, including security, licensing, potential pitfalls, and support models.  The discussion will be moderated by Julie Batchelor and panelists include Todd Lewis, Open Source evangelist, Jason Hibbets, Open Source Community Manager, and Alex Meadows, data scientist.

 

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Dinner - Portfolio Planning & Management: Simplified Data to Make the Right Prioritization Decisions
Mar
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Dinner - Portfolio Planning & Management: Simplified Data to Make the Right Prioritization Decisions

  • Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jason Daube, Senior Manager, ePMO Portfolio & Practice Lead from Red Hat, Inc, will show us how to use simplified data for making better-informed business and technology investment and prioritization decisions, based on value realization.  He will also discuss other key drivers for data-driven decisions and actions as part of Portfolio Planning and Management standards and best practices.

Our sponsor for this meeting is:

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Dinner - Sonic Drive Ins - Leveraging Analytics, Cloud, Digital Strategy and Mobility to Drive Business Value
Feb
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Dinner - Sonic Drive Ins - Leveraging Analytics, Cloud, Digital Strategy and Mobility to Drive Business Value

Join us for an interview with Craig Miller, Prior CIO for Sonic Drive Ins, on how he worked with the Business Executives, Board of Directors, Franchisees and Customers to leverage leading edge technology trends to transform IT from an inhibitor to the business to an asset to drive competitive differentiation, improve the customer experience and drive higher revenues and profits.   Moderated discussion by Dan Russell, SIM-RTP member.

Our sponsor for this event is:

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Dinner - Modeling IT for the Future
Jan
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Dinner - Modeling IT for the Future

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We've invited David Ulmer, a leading practitioner and subject matter expert in IT modeling, to facilitate a practical and pragmatic yet thought provoking discussion on the future of IT organizational models in the enterprise.

David Ulmer is a Gartner Executive Partner based in Charlotte, NC.  Mr. Ulmer has over 25 years experience in the IT industry serving in roles such as CIO for the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Senior Technology Manager for Bank of America.

Our sponsor for this meeting is

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PremierCIOForum
Nov
30
to Dec 1

PremierCIOForum

Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Premier CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

Our partner, The Society for Information Management (SIM), is an organization intended for Senior IT Executives to discuss and share experiences related to technology and business structure. The group’s mission is to provide an open forum, devoid of sales and marketing solicitations, for area executives with IT decision-making responsibility to network and share their experiences. The Premier CIO Forum adheres to all guidelines which prohibit solicitation by anyone, except for the requested solution providers who have been hand-picked by the Executive Advisory Council of CIOs and Senior IT Executives specific to this region.

We have worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. We look forward to sharing this exciting conference with you.

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Kramden Institute Mini-Geek-a-Thon
Oct
15
9:00am 9:00am

Kramden Institute Mini-Geek-a-Thon

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

SIM-RTP invites its members and guests aged 12+ to attend our Kramden Mini Geek-A- Thon® (MGAT) and contribute to this wonderful STEM initiative.  No technical skills required.

Over the course of two shifts (9:00 AM until 5:00 PM), volunteers not only refurbish computers in their warehouse, but conduct computer awards as well. Approximately 70-80 students come to Kramden’s Lenovo Learning Lab to receive their newly refurbished computers.

We thank our co-sponsor Data Chambers for partnering on this event:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
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Annual Golf Tournament
Sep
19
8:30am 8:30am

Annual Golf Tournament

The RTP chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM-RTP), the area's premier network for IT executives and thought leaders, cordially invites you to join us and your IT colleagues for our charity golf event.

Giving back to the community is a longstanding tradition for our organization. With your help we have funded our scholarships and philanthropic endeavors with this event. Please save the date and we look forward to seeing you!

Questions?  Please contact art.mccann@gmail.com

Thanks to our Premier Sponsors.

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