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SIM Austin Chapter Newsletter January 2019


Featured Event

SIM Austin February Happy Hour 


February 12, 2019
Join your SIM Austin peers at Cover 3 for our first happy hour of 2019! We have some new meeting ideas and topics for the upcoming year that we are excited to share. (Did someone mention a morning meeting? What about topics from Gartner's trends?) Come by and check it out - and brig a colleague!

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 P.M.

Where:  Cover 3, West Anderson Lane, #202, Austin, TX  78757  (map)

To Register, go to: February 2019 SIM Austin Happy Hour        

Recent Event

January Austin SIM Monthly Meeting - Gartner Annual IT Trends Report 

January 8, 2019
We hope you had the chance to join us in January for the exclusive presentation of Gartner's Strategic Technology Trends report presented by Gartner's Strategic Managing Partner George Love (LinkedIn). George was back by popular demand exploring global technology trends which Gartner derives through hundreds of industry assessments. 

Always a popular presentation, you might want to register early as there is limited space at Chez Zee. Please feel free to invite a guest for an introduction to the Austin SIM Chapter.

Tremendous thanks to Sequel Data Systems for sponsoring this event.

Save the Date

February  SIM Austin Ladies Lunch - February 8, 2019

Are you looking for a way to connect with other women in IT? Join us on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for a networking lunch at Brick Oven.

Where: Brick Oven, 1209 Red River Street, Austin, TX  (map)

To Register, go to: February SIM Austin Ladies Lunch

2019 SIM Leadership Program

Have you heard of RLF? Are you wondering what it's all about? SIM is committed to development our next generation of Leaders. RLF, SIM's renowned highly-successful leadership development program, has over 4,500 graduates across the world. The program is more than just a set of quick workshops, lectures or seminars. It is:

  • A unique conduit for long-term change in professional and personal capabilities.
  • A comprehensive series of six 2-day session unfolding over nine-months.
  • A participant driven program known for its highly engaging interaction among peer and professional colleagues.
  • A program that teaches and instills in people the self-awareness, confidence, emotional intelligence and leadership tools to lift them to the top of their professions.

To help explain RLF, check-out this short LinkedIn article and video which helps convey the essence of the program and captures just a few powerful alumni testimonials.:

For additional information on the program, visit rlf-leadership

InnoTech Austin 2019: November 19, 2019


InnoTech Austin 2019: November 19, 2019

Save the date! InnoTech Austin returns to the Austin Convention Center on November 19, 2019. Registration will open this summer!

For information on being an exhibitor or sponsoring, contact .

Interested in speaking?  Session submissions are being accepted now. Submit your session proposal to no later than January 15, 2019. Sessions must be educational in nature, timely and relevant to the IT and business community.

Austin SIM Membership News

2018 SIM Members - It's Time to Renew Your Membership!

Thank you for your SIM Membership in 2018!  This year was full of great events and we look forward to providing more valuable programming for 2019. If your SIM membership expires on December 31, 2018, we strongly encourage you to renew your dues so you continue to receive year-round benefits such as:

  •  Free Monthly Programs with speakers/panels )
  • A discount on the  InnoTech Austin conference
  • Networking with Austin IT Leaders as well as Leaders across the country (Priceless!)
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs):
    • 2017 SIM Golf Event for Scholarships
    • SIM Austin LinkedIn Group
  • Leadership Development programs for you & direct reports
  • Visit: SIM Austin Renew

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.

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2019 SIM Austin Executive Committee 

President: Kathy Wetzel
President-Elect: Blake Holman
Past President: Vijay George
Secretary: Beverly Moore
Treasurer: Amy Kelley
VP Communications: Karen Calvert
VP Membership: Anh Selissen
VP Member Engagement: Robert King
VP Marketing: Jessica Taylor
VP Programs: Heather Poggi-Mannis
VP Sponsorship: Rudy Rodriguez
VP STEM Initiatives: Wendi White
At Large: John Burgtorf
At Large: Stephen Elkins
At Large: Bart Lauwers
At Large: Rudy Montoya
At Large: Greg Nichols
At Large: Lou Senko

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