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SIM Austin Chapter Newsletter May 2019


Important Member News

Membership Renewals

Thank you to all our SIM Austin Colleagues that have renewed their membership for 2019.  We are thrilled to see you again this year!

For our colleagues that haven't renewed yet, we would love to have you continue your membership in 2019 and be part of the Austin SIM Chapter family.  If you didn't renew your membership by end of day on April 30th, you will find that your account has been "deactivated".  In order to renew your membership once this happens, please send an email to  You will receive an invoice with a link to pay online.  Once the invoice is paid, SIM National will reactivate your account. 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

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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Featured Event

June SIM Austin Monthly Meeting - Kubernetes and Containers at Google
Google Cloud

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

How do you think about developing, deploying, and maintaining your software products in the cloud? Have you packaged them into containers? How does Kubernetes fit in and what makes it important to your business? Join us at Google downtown to learn about multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud container management and orchestration using Kubernetes Engine and Anthos. Find out why it's important for your product life cycle.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore this topic with an industry expert and leave with many ideas. Invite a colleague or peer to join you for this invigorating discussion! As always, we'll have bites to eat and great drinks to keep you refreshed.

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Where: Google Downtown, 500 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX  78701 (map)

To Register, go to:  SIM Austin June Monthly Meeting

Recent Event

May SIM Austin Monthly Meeting - A Connected World by Dr. Bob Metcalf

Held Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

I hope you had the opportunity to take part in the conversation on May 14th at Microsoft Corporation with Dr. Metcalf.  His discussion was thought provoking as he talked about the human condition and how we are connected. 

Here are some pictures from the event:

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Thank you to our sponsor, AXEN    


See you at our next event!

Save the Date

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.


If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor or know of a great vendor that you have worked with and can recommend their work to others, please click here Become a Sponsor.


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2019 SIM Austin Executive Committee

President: Kathy Wetzel
President-Elect: Lou Senko
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


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