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SIM Austin Chapter Newsletter August 2018

  

August SIM Austin Summer Happy Hour at Top Golf

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It was great to see members of our SIM family and friends at Top Golf on August 14th. We enjoined an evening of fun while dusting off our game in preparation for SIM's 2018 STEM Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 20th.

A special Thank You to our sponsor, Victory Karma , for a great evening!   
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Save the Date

September SIM Austin Meeting - Smart City Hacking - Sponsored by IBM X-Force Red

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Join us in a conversation about smart city technology led by Daniel Crowley, research director for X-Force Red at IBM, and Jennifer Savage, security researcher at Threatcare, fresh from their standing-room-only presentation at Black Hat.

Smart city technology is becoming ubiquitous as cities deploy a rapidly growing array of internet-connected sensors to monitor and control factors, such as traffic, environmental variables, the electrical grid and more to help manage infrastructure and improve public safety.

In early 2018, as part of an ethical hacking project, IBM X-Force Red and Threatcare discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in smart city sensor and control devices currently deployed across the globe by various municipalities.

Explore the risks and learn more about the roles of government and technology partners in combating them.

DATE / TIME: Tuesday, September 11, 2018; 6:00 - 8:00 PM

LOCATION: IBM Executive Briefing Center, 11501 Burnet Road, Building 904, Austin, TX 78758 (map)

REGISTER at: Smart City Hacking

FEE:

  • Current Paid Members: Free (included in membership dues)
  • Guests of Paid Members: Members have the opportunity to introduce prospective members at no charge. Please register your guests through the Eventbrite invitation and they of SIM - $25.00

Invite a friend or colleague to introduce them to the Austin SIM chapter.

Thanks  IBM X-Force Red for sponsoring this special event.


It was great to see members of our SIM family and friends at Top Golf on August 14th. We enjoined an evening of fun while dusting off our game in preparation for SIM's 2018 STEM Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 20th.

A special Thank You to our sponsor, Victory Karma , for a great evening!   

 

 


Save the Date

September SIM Austin Meeting - Smart City Hacking - Sponsored by IBM X-Force Red

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Smart City

Join us in a conversation about smart city technology led by Daniel Crowley, research director for X-Force Red at IBM, and Jennifer Savage, security researcher at Threatcare, fresh from their standing-room-only presentation at Black Hat.

Smart city technology is becoming ubiquitous as cities deploy a rapidly growing array of internet-connected sensors to monitor and control factors, such as traffic, environmental variables, the electrical grid and more to help manage infrastructure and improve public safety.

In early 2018, as part of an ethical hacking project, IBM X-Force Red and Threatcare discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in smart city sensor and control devices currently deployed across the globe by various municipalities.

Explore the risks and learn more about the roles of government and technology partners in combating them.

DATE / TIME: Tuesday, September 11, 2018; 6:00 - 8:00 PM

LOCATION: IBM Executive Briefing Center, 11501 Burnet Road, Building 904, Austin, TX 78758 (map)

REGISTER at: Smart City Hacking

FEE:

  • Current Paid Members: Free (included in membership dues)
  • Guests of Paid Members: Members have the opportunity to introduce prospective members at no charge. Please register your guests through the Eventbrite invitation and they of SIM - $25.00

Invite a friend or colleague to introduce them to the Austin SIM chapter.

Thanks  IBM X-Force Red for sponsoring this special event.


SIM STEM Golf Tournament - September 20, 2018


Support UT STEM freshmen by participating in the 2018 SIM Austin Charity Golf Tournament!

 

Support Local STEM Education!

Please join us for the It’s Not About Golf – It’s About STEM Education Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to benefit incoming Freshman STEM students at the University of Texas.


  • Where: Avery Ranch Golf Club
  • When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Times: 12:00 p.m. Registration; 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start; 5:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards
  • Cost: $150 Individuals; $500 Foursomes
  • Register Today!: SIMSTEM2018

We will have special golf rules (i.e. Willie’s Rules) for both the novice and experienced golfers making this an afternoon of unparalleled fun for everyone. We have the six best rules ever invented by a committee of one which will give everyone a chance at both our fabulous and average prizes!

A special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor,The Judge Group, for hosting this event!
Registration is Open for InnoTech Austin 2018 - October 2, 2018


InnoTech Austin, a premier technology conference, is celebrating 15 years in Austin.  Here are highlights of topics and tracks for this year:

  • Full day Data and Analytics track
  • Full day Security track
  • ISSA Security Track Luncheon
  • Austin DevOps & DevSecOps Summit
  • IT Leadership & Strategy
  • Cloud Technologies and Mobility
  • CIO Gala Luncheon
  • Women in Tech Summit
  • And more!

Also, the 21st annual IT Executives of the Year Awards will be presented.  If you are interested in nominating a deserving individual, Click Here.

LOCATION:  Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX  78701 (map).

DATE:  Tuesday, October 2, 2018

For More Information and to REGISTER for InnoTech 2018 go to http://www.innotechconferences.com/Austin/


Austin SIM Membership News!

2018 SIM Members

Thank you for your SIM Membership in 2018!  Soon it will be time to renew your membership for 2019. We look forward to providing more valuable programming in the coming year.

Not a Member?  Join Now!

Join the Austin chapter of SIM and collaborate with us on best practices, trends, and lessons learned.   We are interested in understanding what resources you need to be successful in your career as well so that we can align our events with the needs of our members.

Membership to the Austin SIM chapter includes membership in SIM National, the premier professional organization for top IT executives.

Join Today!


Sponsorship

If you know of a great vendor that you have worked with and can recommend their work to others, please contact Blake (blake.k.holman@gmail.com)

Have ideas for the newsletter or other news? Send any ideas, promotions, article links, book reviews, etc. to Karen Calvert, kcalvert@austinsim.org.

 
2018 SIM Austin Executive Committee:

Vijay George (President), Jim Keeler (President-Elect), Kathy Wetzel (Treasurer), Wendi White (VP Programs), Anh Sellisen (VP Membership), Robert King (VP Member Engagement), Blake Holman (VP Sponsorship), Karen Calvert (VP Communications), John Burgtorf (Trustee), Bart Lauwers (Trustee), and Eric Hungate (Past-President)


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