Dinner - Understanding Agile with a Capital U
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner - Understanding Agile with a Capital U

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

This is a different sort of agile presentation.

  • Instead of the presenters presuming to know what you want to know, they’ll ask you.
  • Instead of the presenters deciding on topic flow and priority, you’ll decide.
  • All we’ll have to do is try and meet your expectations in creating a learning space that maximizes customer (your) value.

Sounds like fun, right?

Please join experienced Agile Coaches and Practitioners Mary Thorn and Bob Galen as they seek to help with your greatest gaps, misunderstandings, challenges, and frustrations around successfully implementing agile software development or deploying business agility in your organizations.

And if their hard-won experience is anything to trust, there should be a lot of questions in the room.

We’ll collect your questions on 3x5 cards, prioritize them, and try to answer as many as we can in a mini-panel like discussion format.

Come prepared to engage with them. Also come prepared to be surprised in your learning about agile, with all due respect, Done Well!

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SIM-RTP Ed Galloway Golf Classic
Sep
24
8:30 AM08:30

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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High Tech Happy Hour-SIM-RTP and TTEC
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

High Tech Happy Hour-SIM-RTP and TTEC

Due to predicted hurricane weather conditions, the original Sept 13 event has been rescheduled to Sept 20, 2018.

SIM-RTP is excited to partner with Triangle Technology Executive Council (TTEC) at VR Junkies for networking with peers and for a bit of virtual reality gaming fun that will include a six-person VR station with collaborative, competitive, and educational games.  Please note that while appetizers and beverages will be provided, alcohol will not be served at this meeting due to venue leasing restrictions. 

Limited registration available.

Thank you to our sponsor:

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POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT 20 - High Tech Happy Hour-SIM-RTP and TTEC
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT 20 - High Tech Happy Hour-SIM-RTP and TTEC

Due to predicted hurricane weather conditions, the original Sept 13 event has been rescheduled to Sept 20, 2018.

SIM-RTP is excited to partner with Triangle Technology Executive Council (TTEC) at VR Junkies for networking with peers and for a bit of virtual reality gaming fun that will include a six-person VR station with collaborative, competitive, and educational games.  Please note that while appetizers and beverages will be provided, alcohol will not be served at this meeting due to venue leasing restrictions. 

Limited registration available.

Thank you to our sponsor:

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Family Event - Frankie's Fun Park
Aug
16
5:30 PM17:30

Family Event - Frankie's Fun Park

Join us for our annual family fun event at Frankie's Fun Park.  Bring your significant other and/or your kids and enjoy games and activities with your fellow SIM-RTP members.

We will provide food and drinks and also host a putt-putt golf tournament.  The tournament winner with the lowest score will win a special prize. Tournament score submission (one score per person) is due by 8pm on the day of the event and the winner must be present to accept the prize.

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Lunch - Entrepreneurs and Investors: The Mutual Payoff
Jul
19
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch - Entrepreneurs and Investors: The Mutual Payoff

The Raleigh-Durham area is a hub for technology innovation and start-up companies.  If you were going to invest in the future of technology, how would you know which idea would be successful?  Is the business and financial plan the most important?  Or does the uniqueness of the idea in the market space tip the investment scales?

See a live interaction of Angel and Venture Capital investor experts Jason Caplain and Mark Rostick as they review two local startups:  Proposa and StrongKey.  Learn from our expert investors what makes an entrepreneur investment worthy of funding as our local innovators pitch their ideas.  This is a great opportunity to provide your technology expertise to growing innovative companies in our area.

Thank you to our sponsor:

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Lunch - Internet of a Trillion Things
Jun
19
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch - Internet of a Trillion Things

The Internet of Things is now becoming the Internet of a Trillion Things as more and more everyday items are becoming connected.  Attend our innovation lunch  presented by Booth Kalmbach and hear how Trilliott is solving the asset-accuracy problem with IoTT.  Provide your feedback on the solution and give your organization the opportunity to help beta test the solution.

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Dinner - The art of negotiation: How to lock in the deal
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner - The art of negotiation: How to lock in the deal

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

Everyone can benefit from learning negotiation skills from technology contracts to a salary for a new job.  Hear our experts Melissa Crosby, Paula Guilfoyle, George Marut and Mike Fitzgerald convey tricks of the trade for getting the best deal as our moderator Mindy Magrath navigates through this Q&A session.

Thank you to our sponsor.

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Dinner - Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner - Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

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

Join us on an “Automation Journey” through use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA).  We will provide an overview of what RPA is and, more importantly, what it isn’t.  Additionally, we will go into how RPA is evolving, show examples/use cases and what an organizations journey for leveraging RPA could look like.  Thomas Helfrich and Matthew Peters will bring their expertise to this innovative topic for this event.

Thank you to our sponsor.

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Dinner - Communicating with Impact:  Causing Actions and Results in Others
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner - Communicating with Impact: Causing Actions and Results in Others

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

“Why isn’t my message getting across?”  “I’m saying all the right things, why aren’t they getting it?"  The most effective communication doesn’t just convey information, it causes action and results in others.  Too many good ideas are ignored because they were not communicated in a way that someone needed to hear them.  In this interactive session presented by Dr. Rob Katz, Bill Spreitzer, and Dr. Lori Todd, you will learn the key ingredients to impactful communication.  Through hands-on work, you will practice using several powerful techniques to personalize your message so it creates a powerful impression on others.  

Thank you to our Corporate sponsor.

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Dinner - The State of the CIO
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner - The State of the CIO

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

As business and technology continues to grow and change, so does the role of the CIO.  What are the trends in hiring of CIOs?  Has the C-Suite perspective changed the requirements needed for executive IT leadership?  Are you currently a CIO and not sure how business executive leadership views your position?

Join our panel of expert independent executive recruiters to hear what is currently the "ask" for filling CIO and executive IT leadership positions at our January event.  Our panel includes Craig Stone from HireNetworks, Mike Lavallee from Lavallee & Associates, and John Murdock from Executive Search Partners.  Our discussion will be moderated by SIM-RTP member Jason Botts.

Thank you to our Corporate sponsor.

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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
5:30 PM17:30

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
8:30 AM08:30

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
11:30 AM11:30

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
11:30 AM11:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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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