Upcoming Events


  • Friday
    6
    September

    SIM Boston Board Meeting

    Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET
    SIM Boston Board Meeting

  • Tuesday
    10
    September

    SIM Boston Providence Practitioners Roundtable

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    Ed Garabedian Sr. Product Consultant - Blue Prism RPA Consultant, Trainer - RPA Success, LLC presents Future of Work - What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?" Join us for a timely overview and discussion on the fastest growing segment of enterprise software, robotic process automation (RPA). Our speaker, Ed Garabedian, will walk us thru what RPA is and is not, his learning journey, practical use cases and some tips on how you can get started using this exciting technology. Agenda: 3:30 – 4:00 Networking and Refreshments 4:00 – 5:30 Presentation with Q & A 5:30 – 6:00 Open Discussion and SIM Business Updates 6:00 – 8:00 Dinner, drinks, discussion, and fun

  • Tuesday
    10
    September

    SIM Silver Meeting

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    An Inside Look at Playing in the Boston Pops We have all heard the elegant version put out by the press office. Now it's your chance to hear the dirt on what it's REALLY like to crank out notes for a living in the most famous orchestra in the world. Justin Locke spent 18 seasons slaving over a hot bass in the Boston Pops. In this laugh out loud presentation he will share his favorite "gig disaster stories," explain what conductors really do, and give some insight into the pre-industrial culture of Symphony Hall. Have your questions ready! Real Men Don’t Rehearse – an Inside Look at Playing in the Boston Pops - a series of 3 presentations by Justin Locke 1) From Farm to Fiedler: Justin shares stories of playing for Arthur Fiedler, arguably the most successful conductor in history. He also takes you through the culture shock of going from a farm in Ohio to the stage of Symphony Hall. This includes the story of playing the 1976 Bicentennial Pops concert, which is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest classical music concert ever. 2) Join the Pops, See the World: Cash your per diem check, pack your tux, hop on a charter flight, and discover what it’s like to travel the world with 90 wacky musicians who make up the most famous orchestra in the world. These are stories of touring the globe with the Boston Pops, including the Japan Tour with John Williams and the national tour with Henry Mancini. 3) 700 Nutcrackers Is a Lot of Nutcrackers: Justin Locke returns to share the grand finale of his many zany stories from the world of professional classical musicians. This will include tales of playing in the pit for Broadway shows and the opera, being "in the truck" for live Pops TV broadcasts, playing disastrous “kiddie koncerts,” and yes, playing over 700 Nutcracker Ballets (and they wonder why musicians are so insane). There will also be lots of classic "gig disaster stories" and . . . you will also find out what it is that conductors actually do! About the presenter: Justin Locke has led a multifaceted life in show business. Along with his 18-year stint playing bass with the Pops and Symphony, he is also the creator of family concert programs which are performed by orchestras all over the world; his “Peter VS. the Wolf” has been done in the Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro and just last season by the Berlin Kozerthaus. Justin’s talks are based on his Pops memoir, “Real Men Don’t Rehearse,” which has sold over 15,000 copies worldwide. His second book, "Principles of Applied Stupidity," is a management book; it is an attempt to explain how the rare top conductors worked their management magic. Justin has appeared as a guest host on CBS Radio and has been featured in the Boston Globe, on WCVB’s Chronicle HD, and as an “author@google.” Justin still occasionally works as a “score reader” for live TV broadcasts of the Pops.

  • Thursday
    12
    September

    Tribe Pop-Up Metro-West

    Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    Getting Connected as IT Leaders The SIM Boston Metro-West Tribe is coordinating a fun, social event in Newton, MA for any SIM member that would like to meet up after work. We kindly ask that you chip in $10 to cover the first round and cost of appetizers.

  • Tuesday
    17
    September

    Service Desk Roundtable

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
    Join the Service Desk Roundtable in Boston as we discuss several timely topics: Debrief from the last SDRT - Microsoft : - Follow-up questions and comments - Possible new topics for future meetings Mobile Device Management: - What software you currently utilizing? - Lessons learned - Future plans Discussion on the importance of MDM: - Data and application security - Device Management - Ability to allow BYOD - Monitoring and compliance Agenda: 2:00 - 2:30 pm Networking and Registration 2:30 - 5:30 pm Main Topics discussion 6:00 - 8:00 pm Networking dinner (included in registration fee)

  • Thursday
    19
    September

    Member Career Development Meeting

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
    Details coming soon!

  • Thursday
    19
    September

    Technology Leadership Series Meeting

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    The Art of Delegation - featuring Laura A. De Veau, M.Ed. Delegation provides managers with an opportunity to engage their workforce and move critical projects and tasks off their plate. So, why don't they do it more? This presentation gets to the heart of the art of delegation, and provides participants with executable techniques that will take your project and committee implementation to a new level! Speaker Bio: Laura De Veau serves as the Principal and Founder of Fortify Associates, LLC., a boutique consulting firm located in Newton, Massachusetts. Fortify Associates serves the higher education, not-for-profit and small business verticals on matters related to workplace optimization, strategic planning and management, and executive development. Prior to founding Fortify Associates, Laura worked in the field of higher education administration since 1989. Her expertise is in the areas of residence life, strategic planning, staff recruitment, leadership and student engagement, however, she considers herself a generalist and an individual who respects the importance of capable and visionary administration. De Veau served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Mount Ida College from 2013 until its closure in May of 2018. A graduate of Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Services, and College of Communication, Laura holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and a B.S. in Journalism. She is currently enrolled at Northeastern University pursuing her Ed.D. Outside of Higher Education, Laura has a passion and commitment for advocacy. She has been recognized by the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center as a Champion for Change in 2008. Laura served on the Board of Directors of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus from 2007 to 2013, and was elected to the positions of President and Vice President during her tenure on the Board. As President, she was the first straight woman to serve in this role. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for GALA Choruses, which leads the North American LGBT choral movement. A published writer, Laura is a contributor to the book, “Lessons from the Road: Inspirational Insights from Leaders in Education,” and is currently working on her memoir. Laura is also a former stand-up comedian, and a sought after presenter at conferences and campus training opportunities for students and professional staff.

  • Wednesday
    25
    September

    SIM Boston CIO Roundtable

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET
    Details coming soon!