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Tuesday January 18th, 2011

Maggiano's Downtown Denver
500 16th Street Mall, Denver
Denver, CO 80202


5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking
5:45 pm Dinner
6:45-8:00pm Keynote Speaker and Q&A
Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

2011 - A Return to Business Growth Retention and Attracting New Talent

Keynote Speaker:

Leon Cerna
Chief Humun Resources Officer, Adams County Government

LAYOFFS and CUTBACKS and STRESS OH MY...

Many employees feel like the "working wounded" after the economic downturn left those behind to shoulder the burden and with the "you are lucky you have a job" attitude from leadership, family and friends.

No Where to go but up?

According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Dec. 7, 2010, for the first time since 2009 U.S. employers expect small staffing gains for the first quarter of 2011. The post-recessionary hiring in the US on the rebound, new opportunities are opening up and at some point the worm will turn. Many Colorado companies are already battling to fill tech openings and some tech service companies are even turning away work because of a lack of programmers to handle more. What will happen when the "discontented and disengaged" workers finally make a move to other opportunities developing?

Are you ready for the (global) competition for the tech worker?

Turnover is time consuming, expensive and disruptive to companies and departments. Estimates on turnover range from 50 percent to 400 percent of a departing employee's salary with a long term impact of lost tribal knowledge and severed business relationships often unrecognized and not even understood.

Join SIM for a deep dive conversation regarding the shift in focus from reduction to retention and attraction. We will discuss challenges and remedies to questions like:

  • What can IT leaders do now to keep and motivate existing talent while attracting new talent?
  • Why money isn't necessarily the answer for retention and loyalty.
  • What does work-life balance look like and how can your department achieve a good balance while still meeting the demanding business requirements?
  • What are the needs and wants of a new generation of tech workers?
  • How can you "grow your own" talent?
  • How can IT work with HR on a plan to overcome hiring and retention challenges?
  • Leon Cerna , Chief Humun Resources Officer, Adams County Government

    Meet Leon Cerna

    He joined Adams 14 School District in November 2009 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. His fourteen years of experience includes strategic management, employee relations, employee and leadership development, change management, staffing, compensation and benefits.

    Leon is originally from southern California and has a Bachelor of Science degree in labor relations management from the University of the Pacific. He has achieved the designation of senior professional in human resources (SPHR).

    Leon's background is both within the private and public sector. He has human resources experience for Fortune 500 organizations in the insurance/financial services and retail industries as well as in local government. He has managed a human resources department, overseeing the daily operations, while managing a team. He has also served as an employee advocate and internal strategic consultant to directors and managers.

    The above roles provided him the opportunity to hone his skills in analyzing data, critical decision making and an understanding of how to best represent the needs of employees at all levels within the organization.

    His background also includes service as finance co-chair for the 2005 State Human Resources conference and he was also involved in the planning for the 2007 & 2009 State Human Resources conference. He serves as a mentor to graduating college seniors who are preparing to enter the job market for the first time. He is on the Professional Advisory Council for Jobing.com and was named their Council Member of the year in 2006. He is also an alumnus of 50 for Colorado leadership program through the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. He is also on the Prevention Workgroup of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Youth in Colorado.


    Tuesday February 15th, 2011

    Maggiano's Downtown Denver
    500 16th Street Mall, Denver
    Denver, CO 80202


    5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking
    5:45 pm Dinner
    6:45-8:00pm Keynote Speaker and Q&A
    Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

    Maximizing Your Negotiation Leverage

    Keynote Speaker:

    Joe Galuszka
    Principal - Fulcrum Associates

    'Maximizing Your Negotiation Leverage', is based on actual client negotiation engagements. The objective is to help IT Leaders and decision makers avoid the common mistakes that clients commit in the process of negotiating their IT Enterprise contracts. This topic provides a significant amount of rich, meaningful content which always leads to a very interactive, entertaining and dynamic discussion. You'll walk away with actionable advice and an enhanced understanding of the negotiation process after addressing topics like:

    • Understanding the sales professional and their role in negotiations and the relationship
    • How is it possible for one client with the same size proposal from the same vendor to achieve higher discounts, greater cost savings and more advantageous contract terms and conditions then another client?
    • Learn the Top 10 client mistakes in negotiating deals and how to avoid them
    • How to effectively leverage your Vendor Relationship?

    Joe Galuszka, Manager, Principal - Fulcrum Associates
    As Principal of Fulcrum Associates since 2008, Joe specializes in IT Contract Optimization by negotiating additional cost savings and advantageous contract terms and conditions. His expertise is supporting and assisting Fortune 1000 clients' negotiation efforts on significant IT Enterprise software / hardware acquisitions, in addition to professional / implementation services and sourcing agreements. Engagements include licensing options, contract terms and conditions, SLAs, development and execution of the negotiation strategy. With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Joe's negotiation experience spans numerous engagements from both the client buy-side as well as the vendor sell- side. He are a trusted 3rd party advisor that understands the importance of maintaining a positive vendor relationship.


    Tuesday March 15th, 2011

    Maggiano's Downtown Denver
    500 16th Street Mall, Denver
    Denver, CO 80202


    5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking
    5:45 pm Dinner
    6:45-8:30pm Discussion Panel
    Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

    MOBILE: Devise, Develop and Deploy

    Discussion Panel:

    Molly Rauzi
    Business Advisory Services Director - Grant Thornton

    Stephen Pillow
    Principal - Pariveda Solutions

    Ethan Wain
    Deputy Chief Information Officer - City and County of Denver

    Dennis Noto
    Chief Information Officer - Trust Company of America

    Rachel Hymbaugh
    SolutionStream - Business Development Manager

    MOBILE: Devise, Develop and Deploy

    Consumer preferences are driving the emergence of personal on-demand computing power and the continual movement to any information, any device, anytime. The IT consumerization forces are driving those personal devices into the office and the enterprise is asking, demanding, IT support for multiple devices. Mobile is evolving so rapidly that those who fail to listen may find themselves gone the way of the computer punch card and floppy disk. What are your organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunity and threats with mobile strategy, support and application deployment? Learn from Colorado IT leaders as they discuss their experiences with mobile's best practices, gotcha's and the opportunity for business.

    • What are the trends you can't afford to ignore? Early adopters VS. The rest of us.
    • How can IT help mobile workers be more effective and productive?
    • How productive and valuable can your mobile strategy become to the enterprise?
    • What are the Business-ready mobile collaboration tools?
    • What are Colorado companies creating and deploying?

    Molly Rauzi
    Business Advisory Services Director - Grant Thornton

    Leading our discussion is Business Advisory Services Director, Molly Rauzi. Molly recently left the City and County of Denver to join, Grant Thornton. Molly is responsible for helping CIOs establish IT strategy, putting investment portfolios together and establishing governance. During her tenure as CIO with the CCD, Molly lead Denver's continuing work on IT consolidation effort that merged 58 IT departments into a single organization called Technology Services. She established a governance process to support a $25 million technology portfolio, replaced the Denver's sales and use tax system, and designed the technology for the city's new Justice Center. She was also responsible for the Channel 8 television station, the Denvergov.org website and the 311 Call Center. Molly led Denver's technology support for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

    Stephen Pillow
    Principal - Pariveda Solutions

    Stephen has over 10 years of management and technology consulting experience delivering enterprise-level custom software solutions in many industries using Microsoft, Java, and mobile technologies. Mr. Pillow is experienced in project management, team leadership, client interaction, and possesses knowledge and experience in all stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle. His consulting background at several software companies has provided him a strong product development foundation that enables him to architect solutions that address the immediate needs while providing a framework that can be extended to meet future business needs.

    Ethan Wain
    Deputy Chief Information Officer - City and County of Denver

    Ethan Wain has over 18 years of corporate and government IT experience. As Deputy Chief Information Officer at the City and County of Denver, Ethan provides leadership and direction for the City's centralized IT department. His responsibilities include implementing new technologies that meet customer requirements while delivering dependable core services that support Denver's infrastructure. Previously, Ethan served as Denver's Director of Network and Telecom, where he lead a team responsible for a 250 site major metropolitan area network with critical infrastructure such as jails, police and fire stations, and 911. Ethan has a proven track record of developing IT processes and procedures with special emphasis in security, change management, and customer service.
    Prior to joining the City and County of Denver, Ethan was IT Director at Verado, Inc. a Colorado based data center and hosting company.

    Dennis Noto
    Chief Information Officer - Trust Company of America

    Dennis Noto joined Trust Company of America in 2010 and currently serves as the firm's chief information officer. With more than 22 years of experience in information technology leadership, Mr. Noto specializes in shaping corporate initiatives that address business opportunities and drive company-wide benefits through the implementation of high-performing information systems. Before joining Trust, Mr. Noto served as chief information officer at Computer Research, Inc., where he was directly responsible for application architecture and software design that powers back office processing for scottrade.com. Prior to joining Computer Research, Inc, Mr. Noto held a number of senior level Information Technology positions at ADP Corporate and ADP/Securities Industry Software Corporation. At ADP, he was responsible for building trading systems that processed 1 million trades per hour, increased system uptime to 100 percent, and closed major sales leads through its functionality. Mr. Noto holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.

    Rachel Hymbaugh SolutionStream - Business Development Manager
    Rachel has worked in IT consulting for the past 4 years, most recently assuming the role of Business Development Manager for SolutionStream in October 2010, a software/application development company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In Rachel's role she is responsible for the management and growth of SolutionStream's new development center in Denver. SolutionStream has focused attention on working with clients through the entire process of developing software & applications, including strategy outlines, project management, design, development and deployment. In the mobile space SoutionStream has worked side by side with clients developing a strategy, building the architecture, designing the user experience and building complete mobile solutions (including all integration points). Application and mobile clients include the Colorado Technology Association, Bandcrashers, Centershift, Spillman Technologies, Ancestory.com and Franklin Covey.


    Tuesday April 19th, 2011

    Maggiano's Downtown Denver
    500 16th Street Mall, Denver
    Denver, CO 80202


    5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking
    5:45 pm Dinner
    6:45-8:30pm Discussion Panel
    Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

    The CIO's Role in the Social Enterprise

    Speakers:

    Tim April
    Vice President, Information Technology - Vail Resorts Management Company

    Lowell G. Miller
    Executive, Entrepreneur and Investor - eCubed Marketing, LLC FlyinAwayTravel Technologies, LLC

    The CIO's Role in the Social Enterprise

    Social media is gathering momentum and rapidly moving into the workplace affecting everything from corporate branding to customer service to the IT department. When it comes to social media, what is the role of the CIO, both as the technology leader and as a business stakeholder?

    Join SIM members as we interactively discuss the risks, the benefits and the rewards with two local leaders sharing their thoughts on social media internally in the enterprise and externally in customer interactions and revenue realization.

    • What are the benefits and rewards of social media in the enterprise?
    • What are the risks and how can these be mitigated?
    • Is social media an important tool for internal collaboration and how is it being utilized?
    • How are local leaders using social media to deliver value?
    • What is the influence of social media in the high performing work-place?
    • How do you develop effective policies around acceptable use and guidelines?
    • How do you monitor social media?

    Tim April
    Vice President, Information Technology - Vail Resorts Management Company


    Tim April is the Vice President of Information Technology at Vail Resorts. His current responsibilities include Application Management, Development and Delivery for the Hospitality and Mountain Divisions and the Sales and Marketing Organization. His current primary areas of focus include Enterprise Reporting and Analytics, Business Intelligence, Marketing Automation, Custom Application Development, Integration Development, Risk and Compliance, RFID solutions, and the new, first-of-its-kind online and mobile EpicMix application that allows guests to capture their ski and ride experience and effortlessly share it with friends and family via existing social media networks.

    Prior to Vail Resorts, Tim spent several years as a Consultant with Accenture with a primary focus on PeopleSoft implementations in the Government and Education sector. His clients included the State of Kansas and the University of Massachusetts. Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

    Lowell G. Miller
    Executive, Entrepreneur and Investor - eCubed Marketing, LLC FlyinAwayTravel Technologies, LLC


    Lowell Miller has more than 26 years of business management experience in numerous leadership positions in a variety of industries. Lowell's most recent activities include participating as an advisory board member for a technology start-up, serving on a board of directors for a non-profit, and being an entrepreneur working on starting an emerging media and alternative marketing strategy company.

    While serving as Vice President of e-Business at Qwest Communications, Lowell oversaw online strategy, e-marketing and e-commerce operations for the company. In the two years of executing on his vision, Qwest.com grew nearly 300% in consumer online activity and revenues.

    Lowell's most notable achievement while at Qwest was implementing new customer engagement strategies that resulted in dramatic increases in customer satisfaction. As part of the engagement model, Lowell championed the company's social media and alternative marketing strategies. Under Lowell's leadership, Qwest launched their first Twitter and Facebook initiatives as well as the company's first mobile platform campaign.

    Prior to joining Qwest, Lowell spent 24 years in the airline industry. He was one of the original employees of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. During his 14 years with Frontier, he was instrumental in the launch of the company's online strategy in 1999 and the creation of the company's industry award winning customer loyalty program, EarlyReturns® in 2001. In addition to marketing and sales, Lowell also held leadership positions at Frontier in information technology, customer service and ground operations, and airline alliances and partnerships.

    Lowell holds a bachelor's degree in technology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a master's degree in business from the University of Denver. Lowell currently resides in Colorado.


    Monday May 16th, 2011

    Join SIM for the Annual Night at the Rockies

    Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants

    Coor's Field
    2001 Blake Street Denver, CO 80205
    Pick up your tickets from the SIM Greeter standing near The Will Call Window - located on Blake Street next to the home plate entrance. Head to the Mezzanine Party Suite Number 54 A & B.


    Game Start time 6:40 pm - Ballpark opens 90 minutes before game
    Networking continues until game is complete!

    Join SIM for the Annual Night at the Rockies

    Located along the third base line, our Summit Party Suites features a temperature-controlled indoor lounge with high-top tables and barstools, outdoor balcony seating and indoor/outdoor flat-screen televisions.

    Here are the Top 10 reasons not to miss SIM's most popular meeting of the year...

      10) Our suite is located in along the third base line with a spectacular view of all the action on field.

      9) We'll have outdoor balcony seating for your enjoyment.

      8) Indoor Flat Screen TVs to watch game in temperature controlled indoor lounge!

      7) A base ball travels 9 percent farther at 5,280 feet than at sea level.

      6) Witness a special scoreboard salute welcoming SIM as honored guests.

      5) You get to take home a Rockies commemorative lapel pin souvenir.

      4) Each attendee gets a "one of a kind" Ballpark cup

      3) At Coors Field fastballs get about an extra six inches of giddy-up due to the decrease in resistance the thinner air provides.

      2) Awesome Rockies fun after their first no-hitter in their short history!

      And the number 1 reason not to miss the Rockies is....

      1) Interesting Technology Peers to watch and enjoy the game with you.

    Tuesday June 21st, 2011

    Society for Information Management together with Rocky Mountain Information Management Association presents...

    Colorado Business Technology - Wisdom from the West

    Hotel VQ

    1975 Mile High Stadium Cir. Denver, CO 80204
    Located 1/2 mile from Denver Downtown and just steps from INVESCO Field. Free parking!


    5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking, 5:45 pm Dinner, 6:45 pm Panel Discussion

    Colorado Business Technology - Wisdom from the West

    Join RMIMA and SIM for the second annual joint meeting as we dive into the first steps of four IT Leaders sharing their personal stories. Our panel will discuss how they were charged with making things better in a high risk economy and recession. They'll walk us through their world as they embark upon a new leadership role and the opportunities and threats they faced.

    "Congratulations, You Have a New IT Leadership Role!"

    "I had just started as CIO in an aerospace company and the CEO explains to me that I have 6 months to turn this mess around or he'll find someone else who can."

    "The first challenge in my new role was the CEO's statement if he finds IT talking to the business and wasting their time, he'll fire them."

    "In an executive meeting the CEO tells us that, "if I could fire all of IT today I would."

    Engage with local leaders sharing their ideas on how they break out of the box to create new and increased business value today while developing long term strategy for their companies.

    Our Panel will introduce the situations, actions and outcomes in a mini-case study perspective with plenty of time for questions and answers. Whether you are a rising IT professional or an experienced CIO you'll benefit from this discussion.

    • What is the starting point to effect change?
    • When you have no history, how do you quickly develop credibility within a new organization?
    • What must you know from day one? What are the "known unknowns"?
    • What are the real-world gotchas that short circuit successful transitions?
    • Where do your turn to for guidance?
    • Who's on your team and why?
    • What are the skill-sets hardest to find and why?

    Bill Weeks President of SIM, CIO SquareTwo Financial

    Anthony Hill CIO i3Logix

    Jim Gaulke Vice President of Information Technology PDC Energy

    Jeff Knight CIO Integrated Asset Services


    Friday July 15th, 2011

    Society for Information Management together with Rocky Mountain Information Management Association presents...

    Black and White Conflict, Colorful Leadership, and the Butterfly Effect

    Hotel VQ

    1975 Mile High Stadium Cir. Denver, CO 80204
    Located 1/2 mile from Denver Downtown and just steps from INVESCO Field. Free parking!


    8:00 AM Breakfast & Networking 8:30-11:30 AM Workshop

    Black and White Conflict, Colorful Leadership, and the Butterfly Effect

    We are NOT on vacation this summer! Join RMIMA and SIM for two a special joint meetings: July 15th Breakfast meeting and August 19th All day!

    On Julty 15th:

    Black and White Conflict, Colorful Leadership, and the Butterfly Effect Transform your Management Team Beyond Expectations Powerful, Proven and People-Oriented Featuring Colorado Authors, Larry Nelson and Steve Wille Join us for a half-day workshop that will change the way you lead your team. People who appear to be working at capacity can get more done if you give them the opportunity. Small changes can make big differences. See how to build a new norm in your organization where hard work, combined with a renewed team spirit, will lead to new possibilities and out-of-control success!

    Black and White Conflict

    • It is very clear, black and white, I'm right and you're wrong.
    • Learn to look for a third option, rather than the gray between black and white.
    • Useful at work, at home and at play.
    Colorful Leadership
    • How to see the rich diversity in people and use people's strengths to build a winning team.
    • Why it is useful to pay attention to feelings and how to look beyond the numbers.
    • Learn how to intentionally look through rose colored glasses, along with blue and green too, and why this is so important.
    The Butterfly Effect
    • How small changes lead to big differences.
    • Why you must adapt to change, especially disruptive technology changes.
    • Learn how to harness the power of collective intelligence.
    This will be an interactive workshop filled with tools and techniques for applying solid management and leadership theory. All participants will receive signed copies of Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos and Colorful Leadership, along with other useful materials. You will never see a more useful workshop for less money.


    Larry Nelson, author of Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos, is the founder and owner of www.w3w3.com Media Network.

    He is an entrepreneur who has lived in and owned businesses in five foreign countries. He started a dozen companies, some were extremely successful while others were learning experiences. His business ventures ranged from: retail stores to high-tech; from warehouses to direct mail; from manufacturing to human resource consulting and training.

    Steve Wille, author of Colorful Leadership, has over 25 years experience in senior level corporate information technology management.

    His article on Constructive Conflict has been published internationally. Steve is a PMP (Project Management Professional) and has developed multiple large information technology systems from the ground up. Steve's MBA degree is from Regis University in Denver, and his BSBA degree is from the University of Denver.

    Friday August 19th, 2011

    Society for Information Management together with Rocky Mountain Information Management Association presents...

    All Things Mobile

    Regis University
    Lowell & W. 50th, Denver, CO. 80221

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    All Things Mobile

    We are NOT on vacation this summer! Join RMIMA and SIM for a special joint meeting August 19th All day!

    A full day of learning and exploration into the latest IT mobile and web trends and technologies that will benefit your business and help you drive your mobility and web initiatives in the right direction all year long. This is your chance to hear from the industry and academic speakers as they reveal all they know about new mobility and web trends, threats and risks to avoid or mitigate, and best practices for navigating your business - in just one day.

    More information and registration at: www.rmima.org


    Tuesday September 20th, 2011

    Maggiano's Downtown Denver
    500 16th Street Mall, Denver
    Denver, CO 80202


    5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking
    5:45 pm Dinner
    6:45-8:30pm Discussion Panel
    Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

    The Agony and Ecstasy of Outsourcing

    Speakers:

    Charlie Billings
    Assistant Vice President of Information Technology - Lincoln Trust

    Paul Vallee
    Founder and Executive Chairman - The Pythian Group

    Ron Mashrouteh
    IT Director - Western Union

    Andy Sautins
    CTO - Return Path

    Shawn Keller
    Senior Director - Application Development

    "...onshore, nearshore, offshore, single-sourcing, multi-sourcing...!?"

    The Agony and Ecstasy of Outsourcing


    As companies battle to remain competitive and grow in a wildly changing global economy, what role will IT Outsourcing play?

    How does outsourcing fit in your strategic technology plan?

    Join SIM as we dive into the Frequently Asked Questions and the Best Practices of local IT leaders. We'll discuss everything from the business case to innovative organizations moving beyond cost-cutting measures to a new mindset of developing and executing an outsourcing strategy helping them achieve business and IT alignment.

    We all know that ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!

    • What should you consider for outsourcing - applications, infrastructure, operations? What to look out for when deciding.
    • What are the pitfalls and gotcha's to plan for in the business case?
    • What new challenges or opportunities might be heading our way in the future? We'll discuss the research and trends.
    • How do organizations evaluate current vendor spending patterns for consideration of their sourcing strategy and future sourcing initiatives?
    • How do we align IT sourcing activities to strategic business objectives?
    • Where should CIOs turn for help and resources when considering IT outsourcing?


    This facilitated discussion with local Technology Executives will help you evolve your business case for - or perhaps against - an outsourcing strategy in your IT plan.

    Charlie Billings
    Assistant Vice President of Information Technology - Lincoln Trust


    As Assistant Vice President of Information Technology at Lincoln Trust Company, Charlie's responsibilities include IT Operations & Infrastructure, Vendor Management, IT Security, Compliance, and the Executive Program Office. He led a complete transformation of the Lincoln Trust Company IT infrastructure as it spun off from its Fortune 500 parent, replacing each piece of infrastructure and every major application in the space of one year. He leveraged strategic vendor partnerships and the latest technologies to achieve outstanding results. Charlie reduced IT costs by more than 50% while stabilizing operations and helping LTC transform from an inefficient paper-intensive business to a streamlined highly-automated one. This turnaround helped change the business' view of IT at Lincoln Trust from the now famous "I would fire all of IT if I could" to that of trusted partner and advisor. For this work, Charlie is winner of an InfoWorld Top 100 IT Project Award for Simplification of Infrastructure, IT Cost Reduction and Data Center Migration. He is also a winner of a CIO Magazine CIO 100 Award for Innovation and Cost Savings in Business Continuity.

    Prior to Lincoln Trust Company, Charlie worked for Dex Media and Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group. As IT Director at Dex Media, he led a team in separating Dex Media IT infrastructure from its longtime parent, Qwest. He was part of a team who reengineered the Dex IT department, successfully combining internal and outsourced resources. He also led the PMO, an internet development team, the Dex Knows website testing team, Information Security, and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance. At Deloitte & Touche, Charlie managed the deployment of new information systems in ten different organizations in Virginia, California and Oklahoma.

    Charlie holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelor of Arts degree focusing on Organizational Behavior from Boston University.

    Paul Vallee
    Founder and Executive Chairman - The Pythian Group


    Ron Mashrouteh
    IT Director - Western Union


    Andy Sautins
    CTO - Return Path


    Shawn Keller
    Senior Director - Application Development


    Tuesday October 18th, 2011

    Maggiano's Downtown Denver
    500 16th Street Mall, Denver
    Denver, CO 80202


    5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking
    5:45 pm Dinner
    6:45-8:30pm Discussion Panel
    Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

    The Future of Business Intelligence

    Speakers:

    James Barry
    Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Development - IQ Navigator

    Eric Cohen
    Vice President of Business Intelligence - IQ Navigator

    Joe Di Paulo
    Vice President of Product Management - IQ Navigator

    Steve Foreman
    President - RelevanceLogic, Inc.

    What does Business Intelligence mean to you? Where does BI fit in your strategic plan?
    Are we missing the opportunity to better leverage true business analytics?

    Why Should I Care?

    A recent IDC study identified the median Return on Investment of Business Intelligence and analytics projects to be 112%! (Complimentary summary available through TechTarget.com.)

    Where is your organization in BI maturity?

    In your organization is Business Intelligence considered "traditional reporting, only with newer and better technology?" Is it treated like a mission critical system that drives business growth? Is there a disconnect between the business side of your organization and the Information Technology side of the business?

    Come join SIM as we dive into a discussion around your toughest BI questions:

    • How do I determine my current level of BI need and effectiveness?
    • Is there a limit to the efficiency gains in productivity as a result of bringing enterprise-wide information together? Do I need to watch out for diminishing returns?
    • What is current vs. future state of business intelligence?
    • How do I compare to my peers?
    Special Guests, IQ Navigator and More!,

    James Barry will lead our discussion including sharing how they use BI for internal strategic planning and what tools and results clients are asking for and seeing around their Business Intelligence initiatives.

    James Barry
    Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Development - IQ Navigator


    Eric Cohen
    Vice President of Business Intelligence - IQ Navigator


    Joe Di Paulo
    Vice President of Product Management - IQ Navigator


    Steve Foreman
    President - RelevanceLogic, Inc.


    Tuesday November 15th, 2011

    Aquarium - Downtown Denver
    700 Water Street
    Denver, CO 80211
    (PLENTY OF PARKING and RIGHT OFF HIGHWAY FOR EASY ACCESS)


    5:00 - 9:00 pm Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres - Networking

    Connections Have Power!

    To kick off our annual membership drive for 2012 we are offering a BOGO deal

    Each registered member can bring a prospective SIM member to the event free of charge


    Start your holiday season off right by celebrating with your peers at the Annual SIM Social. This social event celebrates the spirit of the holidays while you mingle with friends and toast to holiday cheer.

    Come and check out the venue/food and tell us what you think about the Aquarium's potential as a new monthly meeting spot!

    We look forward to celebrating with you!