High Tech Happy Hour
Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

High Tech Happy Hour

In keeping with our organizational theme to Connect, Engage, Develop, we have planned several events throughout the year that provide opportunities for you to get to know your peers. There is no program or agenda for this event. Just a great opportunity to get to know your fellow SIM-RTP members, talk shop and have a few drinks.

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SIM-RTP Ed Galloway Golf Classic
Sep
16
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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Family Event - Family Night at the Ball Game
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Family Event - Family Night at the Ball Game

SIM-RTP Event | Family Night - Durham Bulls | August 22, 2019 

 

Come and bring your family to the SIM-RTP "Family Night at the Ball Game". The Durham Bulls will play the Charlotte Knights. Game time is 7:05 PM, and gates open one hour earlier for pregame events and activities.

We have reserved the Carolina Hurricanes Patio and will provide food and drinks. Attendance for each member is free and guests are only $10 each.
When you register, please pay for your guest online. You will pick up your tickets at the park on game day.

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Lunch - Innovation in NC - Leveraging ATSC 3.0 for Delivering Emergency Messaging
Jul
16
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch - Innovation in NC - Leveraging ATSC 3.0 for Delivering Emergency Messaging

The presentation will focus on a very new broadcast technology, ATSC 3.0, and how UNC-TV is partnering with the Public Safety Community in North Carolina along with the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina.

Red Grasso, Director, NC Department of Information Technology First Responder Emerging Technologies, Dr. Gerry Hayes, President and CEO of the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina, myself and colleague Doug Strasnick from UNC-TV would present on work we are doing in Public Safety communications and the soon to be launched North Carolina Public Safety Research Center. Our presentation, which we have given many times to various industry groups, will focus on our efforts using ATSC 3.0 for delivering emergency messaging. We'll also talk about other potential applications of this new technology.

As mentioned, ATSC 3.0 is an emerging technology. Rarely do we have the opportunity to be on the ground floor of new Radio Frequency technology delivery systems. The potential is immense

Thanks to our sponsor for this event.

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Lunch - Innovatin in NC, Farming of the future
Jun
18
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch - Innovatin in NC, Farming of the future

Regional food markets and restaurants have been dependent upon faraway farms to put salads on the menu for much of the year. Growing urban populations, insufficient arable land, dwindling natural resources & climate change require new solutions. Technology for the food industry will change the world for a massive growing world population.

The speaker for this event is: 

John Battle - A political economist by training, He completed his MA at the Institute for Soviet and East European Studies, Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. From 1984 to 1988, He was a President’s Fellow at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union. He left Columbia in 1988 to pursue business interests first in the Soviet Union and then, after its collapse, in Estonia. During 10 years in Estonia, his partners and he established 12 successful companies in such diverse spheres as business infrastructure construction, real estate, telecommunications, hospitality and travel. 

He is President and co-founder of YLG Partners, a group of investor/partners who founded, built and are successfully operating Your Local Greens, an industrial size, state of the art, indoor hydroponic farm in Burlington, North Carolina. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Bizroa, Inc., an early stage analytics company working to build a next generation matching platform. 

Many Thanks to the sponsor for this event:

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High Tech Happy Hour
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

High Tech Happy Hour

In keeping with new organizational theme to ConnectEngage and Develop, we have planned several events throughout the year that provide opportunities for you to get to know your peers.

There is no agenda for this event; just a great opportunity to get to know your fellow SIM-RTP members, talk shop and have a few drinks.

Register for the Event

Many Thanks to the sponsor for this event.

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Dinner - Bringing purpose & passion to work
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner - Bringing purpose & passion to work

Fully expressing your passions and talents in life (personally and professionally) is essential to making a significant and sustainable contribution to your organization.  When you fully engage your passions, inspiration and energy becomes effortless.  This leads to being your most creative, innovative and unique self.

 In this interactive session you will:

  •  Learn about 10 Passion Archetypes

  •  Explore your innate passions and unique contribution

  •  See the impact you can have by contributing your passions

The panel members are: 

Dr. Rob Katz has 12 years experience as an entrepreneur in the high-tech industry.  Over the past 20 years, Rob has led transformational and leadership programs and has worked with 30,000 professionals globally.  Rob maneuvers easily between technical and non-technical worlds having earned an BSEE degree from MIT and a PhD in Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill. 

Bill Spreitzer has worked for over 26 years in Corporate America in global supply chain, business development, sales and marketing, global account management, and human resources.  For the past 10 years, Bill has focused his energy in the areas of leadership, team development and employee engagement for corporations and individuals.  Bill holds a B.A. degree in business from Michigan State University.

Dr. Lori Todd has 20 years experience as a Professor of Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill and an Industrial Hygienist. Lori received the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellows award and was a finalist for Discover Magazine’s Technological Innovation award.   For 15 years, Lori has been an international leadership coach and trainer.  She earned a BS from Antioch College, an MS from Cornell University, and a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill.

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NCTECH State of Technology
May
10
8:00 AM08:00

NCTECH State of Technology

Hundreds of executives from across sectors and functional roles will gather at our flagship technology conference for a day of engaging keynotes, interactive panel sessions and a tech expo. The 2019 conference theme is Cyber Security. The event will also feature a startup showcase, where early stage tech companies will demo some of their latest innovations.

https://www.nctech.org/events/event/2019/state-of-tech.html

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SIM-RTP Tech Connect Conference
Apr
23
7:30 AM07:30

SIM-RTP Tech Connect Conference

Where Leadership and Technology Intersect

Attend our annual SIM-RTP Tech Connect Conference for a full day of relevant and exciting content with expert speakers. This is the one conference you won’t want to miss!

To register or find out more information, see our conference website at:

https://www.simtechconnect.org/home

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Cybersecurity and your Company Leadership
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

Cybersecurity and your Company Leadership

As an IT Leader, you know how importance of having a strong cybersecurity program.  Sometimes the individuals who make up your Board, Owners or Executive Management ultimately make the investment decisions but may not fully understand how cybersecurity works - yet.  Come join our panel of local IT Leaders to discuss approaches for effectively presenting Cyber topics to your executive management team, owner and/or board of directors.  Learn how to engage and involve your leadership in cybersecurity topics and strategy.

The panel members are:

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Many Thanks to the sponsor for this event.

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Dinner - The State of IT
Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner - The State of IT

Strategic technology trends have the potential to drive significant disruption and deliver significant opportunity. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must evaluate these top trends to identify opportunities, counter threats and create competitive advantage.

 Please join our speaker, Michael Carraway - Executive Partner at Gartner, for a discussion around the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019.  The evening will highlight changing or not yet widely recognized trends that will impact and transform industries for the coming years.

Thank you to our Corporate Programs sponsor:

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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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