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Register now for the 8th Annual Boston CIO Forum!
Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Join us this year in Newton, MA as we discuss cutting-edge technologies with influential thought-leaders.  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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Chapter Events


  • Wednesday
    27
    February

    SIM Boston Boston CIO Roundtable

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET
    Our February CIO Roundtable will be a unique format in which we draw from the expertise and experiences of our own members. We will be featuring the following topics: Delivering Happiness thru the Helpdesk - Presented by Will Scarbrough A vision for Helpdesk that people love, while also saving time and cost. This innovative approach is based on some unique design elements, a specific tool set, an unexpected killer feature and managed with 2 key metrics. This is a real world initiative which resulted in 100+ unsolicited thank you cards from staff. Adopting the Newest Collaboration Platform - Microsoft Teams - Presented by Jim Martin Shepley Bulfinch has been with Office 365 for over 5 years, they're in the tail end of transitioning from Skype for Business to MS Teams (no telephone, collaboration only) . Jim Martin will share the story to date, talk about some of the opportunities he sees, compare teams to Skype, talk about their yearlong beta period, then some of the stumbling blocks and the success they've seen in rolling it out to 3 offices and 200 people. Data Virtualization - Presented by Devan Dewey Data virtualization technology adds value by simplifying the consumption of data and the provisioning of data connections. It optimizes data access to source systems and reduces rework. NEPC is using data virtualization technology from Denodo to reduce/eliminate changes when source data is moved or restructured. They deliver data to 3rd party applications and consume data from SaaS vendors through web services. They are also exploring the benefits of self-service, virtual data warehouses, and the automated scraping of data from websites. Real World DR - Inside a Gas Explosion! - Presented by Frank Wiggins Please turn to the section of your DR Plan that handles Gas Explosions. What, you don't have one? On September 13 2018, excessive pressure in the Natural Gas infrastructure caused a multitude of explosions and fires in Lawrence and surrounding communities. The entire town was evacuated. Learn how the IT Team at Gemline handled this challenging and unexpected circumstance, and how the business functioned thru this turmoil.

  • Thursday
    7
    March

    Boston Practitioners Roundtable

    Thursday, March 7, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    Boston Practitioner's Roundtable - Event Details Coming Soon!

  • Friday
    8
    March

    SIM Boston Board Meeting

    Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET
    SIM Boston Board Meeting

  • Tuesday
    12
    March

    Providence Practitioners Roundtable

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    Providence Practitioners Roundtable - Event Details Coming Soon!

  • Thursday
    14
    March

    SIM Boston Member Career Development

    Thursday, March 14, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET
    The Virtual Transition Help Roundtable Please join us for a webinar designed to help SIM members who are actively searching for a new role. Any SIM members who are currently employed are always welcome to attend to offer job leads, insight, and assistance. This Virtual Transition Help Roundtable will focus on peer coaching and assistance with your transitional search. Come prepared with questions or challenges that you are facing - the group will brainstorm together to develop options and suggestions. If time allows, we will also discuss networking techniques and tools that may assist with your search.

  • Thursday
    21
    March

    SIM Boston Life Sciences CIO Roundtable

    Thursday, March 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET
    Preparing for a New Wave of Information Security Threats in Life Sciences Companies: Two Perspectives Please join us for a very informative session as Scott McGaunn and Keri Pearlson present two perspectives on Preparing for a New Wave of Information Security Threats in Life Sciences Companies. Scott McGaunn, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation Threats from Within: A Recent Local Case Study Scott with share specifics of a case he worked on recently where a local company had a significant information security breach from inside their four walls. Keri Pearlson, Executive Director, (IC)3 at MIT Sloan School of Management Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC)3 at MIT Sloan School of Management Keri will discuss the exciting Cybersecurity research within the IC(3) consortium at the MIT Sloan School of Management through their research, events, and newsletters. Their leadership covers four critical areas that sit on top of technology: strategy, governance, management and organization. Complimentary dinner hosted by Sarepta Therapeutics

Chapter News

  • Boston SIM Members got together last Thursday night for another "Tribe Meeting" . This informal gathering is a new meeting format that is all ...

  • Member Orientation

    2019 MEMBER ORIENTATION   SIM Boston Vice President, Jim Martin led the first of three 2019 Member Orientation webinars last week.  Over ...

  • The Service Desk Roundtable met this past Tuesday at Synventive in Peabody.  A robust conversation took place around Reporting and Cloud Migration.  ...

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