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Tuesday January 17th, 2012

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


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

How Will You Keep Your IT Staff in 2012?

Keynote Speaker:

Deborah Dale Brackney
Vice President, Mountain States Employers Council, Inc.

How Will You Keep Your IT Staff in 2012?

In a recent survey of 1,200 IT hiring managers, Dice.com "found that 65% will add IT professionals in the first half of 2012 and a significant number -- 27% -- plan to expand their IT workforce by more than 20%"

How many of your valued IT team has between 6 to 10 years of experience? According to Dice.com, that is the most vulnerable group for recruitment. How do we as IT leaders motivate, develop and retain high potential technical talent?

And what about Baby Boomers choosing second careers or reaching retirement age? How will the IT community recruit over the next 18 years to keep up with an average of 10,000 citizens turning 65 on a daily basis?

Our speaker, Deborah Dale Brackney, is Vice President of Mountain States Employers Council, Inc. Her program is interactive so come prepared to engage, ask questions and share best practices from the metro area.

Deborah oversees four MSEC Departments: Human Resource Services, Management Development, Outsource Consulting Services and Surveys. While at the Council, Deborah has focused on employee development and organizational effectiveness. She has delivered hundreds of trainings on supervision, leadership and communication to member companies. She consults with organizations on aligning their vision, leadership, staff and operational practices to create better business results.

Deborah Dale Brackney, Vice President, Mountain States Employers Council, Inc.

Deborah oversees four MSEC services: Human Resources, Management Development, Outsource Consulting and Surveys. Deborah began working at the Council in 1988. She was promoted to Director of the Management Development Department in 1996, the Outsourced Consulting Services Department in 2002, and as Membership Development Director in 2004. She was named Vice President in 2005.

While at the Council, Deborah has focused on employee development and organizational effectiveness. She has delivered hundreds of trainings on supervision, leadership and communication to member companies. Deborah has also consulted with organizations on aligning their vision, leadership, staff and operational practices to create better business results.

Deborah is an adjunct professor at Metro State College where she teaches Human Resource Management. Before coming to the Council, Deborah worked in public policy on legislative analysis and assisted state legislatures on drafting new statues. She also worked on development and design of training for state and federal agencies as well as for judicial organizations.

Mindful of the Winston Churchill quote "You make a living by what you get but you make a life by what you give" Deborah is supported by MSEC in community activities. Some of her volunteer work is as follows:

  • Red Cross (Chair of the Board of Directors)
  • Metro Volunteers (Immediate Past Chair
  • "A Visit from Saint Nicholas", DPS program teaching volunteerism, philanthropy
  • Denver Metro Chamber Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • Leadership Denver (Member, Class of 1997; Program Chair, Class of 2003)
  • Impact Denver (develops community leadership; Program Chair 2005,2006)
  • Rotary Club of Lower Downtown (Past President)
  • Rotary Club District 5450 (Assistant District Governor)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Business Social Responsibility Awards Selection Committee
  • Chair, MSEC MHUW Campaign (Winner, two years, Best MHUW campaign)
Deborah grew up and graduated from high school in Los Angeles. She moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado where she received a BA and MA. Being a proud Human Resources professional, she carries the SPHR designation.
Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Downtown Aquarium
700 Water Street
Denver, CO 8011


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

How to Realize CIO Potential in the C-Suite

 

Next Meeting  -  February 21 5:00 pm  -   Downtown Aquarium
How to Realize CIO Potential in the C-Suite
by Tracy E. Houston, MA - President of Board Resources Services, LLC.
 
Have you ever wondered what it takes to maximize your potential? Are you curious about what core competencies will build the framework for future success? Are you ready to increase your level of influence with senior leadership and your board?
 
This executive-level program will combine leadership, business and technology savvy and help you to:
  • Increase visibility within your company
  • Self-evaluate for skills to become a more impact leader
  • Build capacity and confidence to engage with peers, senior management and boards
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Keynote speaker  Tracy E. Houson
Keynote Speaker
Tracy E. Houston
 

Date:  February 21, 2012
Time:  5:00 - 9:00 pm

Location
Downtown Aquarium
700 Water Street, Denver, CO 8011

Event Schedule:

5:00 pm - Cocktails & Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:45 pm - Keynote Presentation
8:30 pm - Networking
9:00 pm - Meeting Adjourns 


About Tracy E. Houston

As a board advisor and executive coach to directors and senior officers she provides input on high level, sensitive and complex issues. Houston, with six years of experience as a sitting director, was one of the nation's youngest women to sit on a board in the electric utility sector where she provided leadership during a period of industry change driven by deregulation, privatization, technology and globalization forces. She is the past chairman of the board of the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology.  Her executive coaching focus is leadership presence and strategic engagement which she expounds on in her book entitled, Leading By Belonging: A Pathway to Knowing Yourself. Her latest eBook -Becoming a Director on a Public Company Board will be published in February 2012

Ms Houston has provided strategic counsel at congressional, state and local levels with appointments that include the presidential task force that developed Colorado's Report on Race Relations, Energy Advisory Committee in the office of United States Congressman Coffman, Economic Development Advisory Committee in the office of United States Congressman Beauprez and Colorado's Statehouse Small Business Report. 

Some of her professional recognition includes:

  • 2011, Invited, Speaker at the University of Denver's Commencement Ceremony - Alumni Representative
  • 2008 she was inducted into one of Colorado's local women's hall of fame groups.
  • 2007, Selected, Alumni of the Year Award - Metropolitan State College

Frequently published, Tracy's monthly board column is hosted by ColoradoBiz Magazine. She is featured in a new book to be released in the fall of 2012 Public Speaking Super Powers.  She has appeared on numerous local news programs and the television show Colorado State of Mind.

Tracy's formal education includes a Bachelor of Science, Business Management from Metropolitan State College.  Her graduate studies were completed at the University of Denver. 

Tracy is an avid hiker and recently backpacked in the Grand Canyon.


 

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Next Meeting (bring a guest) - March 20 5:00 pm - Downtown Aquarium
Real-world stories of business and IT alignment
Panel Moderator:  Lisa Breytspraak Jasper
 
Business alignment with Information Technology (IT) is the dynamic state in which a business organization is able to use IT effectively to achieve business objectives.  It is an ethereal state, unseen by many CIOs.
 
Bring a guest for free* and join SIM for a panel discussion on business alignment with IT, moderated by SIM member and author Lisa Bretyspraak Jasper.  The panel includes three pairs of panelists.  Each pair will include a business and IT executive who work together at local companies.  They will share their real-world stories of business and IT alignment.
 
Prior to the meeting, look for the announcement of panelists, discussion, and polls on the SIM Colorado LinkedIn group.
 
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How to register a colleague as a guest*
For our spring membership drive this month only, each SIM member can bring one of their colleagues for free.  When a SIM member signs up for the event, please list the name, company and title of your guest in the COMMENTS section of the registration form.
 
Lisa Breytspraak Jasper
 

Date:  March 20, 2012
Time:  5:00 - 9:00 pm

Location
Downtown Aquarium
700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80111

Event Schedule:

5:00 pm - Cocktails & Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:45 pm - Keynote Presentation
8:30 pm - Networking
9:00 pm - Meeting Adjourns 


About Lisa Breytspaark Jasper

Lisa is the co-founder and chairwoman of Thought Ensemble, a niche IT strategy consultancy that focuses on technology strategy, process improvement, and organizational development for CIOs and CTOs. Lisa has over 15 years of consulting experience focused on the intersection of business organizations and technology, and as the coauthor of Reboot: Competing With Technology Strategy, she now puts her knowledge to work in literary form.  At the heart of Reboot is the notion that companies must reboot the way they think about IT organizations in the broader context of business strategy.

The compelling factors that drove Lisa to assist in the creation of Thought Ensemble were her love of consulting and thought leadership, but more importantly, the focus required for strategic planning in technology organizations in order to be successful. She believes focus is clearly the firm’s differentiating ingredient and is grateful for the chance to do what she loves with colleagues and clients who challenge her to think more progressively every day. Her idea of fun is finding ways to ensure that great ideas don’t end up on the shelf, and then creating unique approaches to make those strategies actionable.

Her consulting career includes application development and strategy roles with Accenture (Andersen Consulting), The Boston Consulting Group, Tactica Technology Group, Hitachi Consulting and Pariveda Solutions.  She has an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a Computer Science degree from Trinity University.

Lisa is actively involved in SIM and the Denver Business Series and serves as President of the Denver alumni boards for Trinity University and Fuqua Business School.  In her spare time, she loves to read, cook, play golf and enjoy beautiful Colorado’s hiking and skiing. She resides in Denver with her husband and budding family..

 


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Next Meeting: April 17 5:00 pm - Downtown Aquarium

 

Off in the clouds: How to build a cloud strategy

Jason Carolan, CTO of ViaWest

 

What is the “cloud” and how would it benefit my organization? 

 

Join experienced cloud-surfer and author Jason Carolan to discuss how to develop a cloud strategy.  He will cover best practices, use cases, ah ha’s and gotchas and provide vide starting points for an organization building a cloud strategy.

 

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Registration ends: April 13 at 5 PM MT

Get your cloud surf board ready prior to the meeting and join in on pre-meeting discussion and polls on the SIM Colorado LinkedIn group.                    

Jason Carolan

 

 


 

Date:  April 17, 2012
Time:  5:00 - 9:00 pm

Location
Downtown Aquarium
700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211

Event Schedule:

5:00 pm - Cocktails & Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:45 pm - Keynote Presentation
8:30 pm - Networking
9:00 pm - Meeting Adjourns
 

 


About Jason Carolan

Jason Carolan joined ViaWest in 2011 as Vice President Product Development before being promoted to the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Carolan is responsible for the strategic direction of all ViaWest products and technology initiatives.

Prior to ViaWest, Jason had nearly 20 years of experience in leadership positions in both small startup companies and large Fortune 100 enterprises, focused on product architecture, product management and technical sales. His previous roles include over 10 years at Sun Microsystems, where he was a Distinguished Engineer in network and systems architecture, focused on cloud computing and data center architectures, and Director of Cloud Services Engineering at VMware.

Jason was the lead author of one of the first books highlighting the combined use of virtualization and automation. He also has several patents in networking, data center resource management, virtualization, and security.

Jason is an avid cyclist and runner when time permits.  He is involved with the American Cycling Association and has been an independent consult and volunteer with 303insports.com for the past four years promoting cycling in the community.  He also served on the Denver Outreach and Education Committee for the Tour of Colorado/Quiznos Pro Challenge that took place last summer.


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Next Meeting: May 16 5:15 pm - Coors Field

 

Rockies vs. Diamondbacks
Join SIM members in one of our two suites for food, fun and baseball at Coors Field.  

 

This is a casual event and space is limited so register early.

"He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."

— Yogi Berra

We are nearly at capacity. Contact Rachel Hymbaugh for tickets. Email her at rachel.hymbaugh@sim-colorado.org

 



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Date:  May 16, 2012
Time:  5:15 pm


Location

Coors Field
20th and Blake Streets, Denver, CO 80202

Event Schedule:

5:15 pm - Suites Open
6:40 pm - First pitch

 



 

2012 CIO of the Year Luncheon

 

Join the SIM at the Four Seasons on June 21st

 

In partnership with the Denver Business Journal and PWC, the Colorado Chapter of Society for Information Management (SIM) is proud to celebrate the winners of the 2012 CIO of the Year.  

 

The keynote speaker at this awards luncheon is the Honorable Dale Meyerrose, Major General, U.S. Air Force, Retired.  Dale is a leadership and information technology expert with more than three and a half decades of military, U.S. government, academic and executive business experience.  He is currently vice president and strategic adviser for Integrated Network Solutions for Harris Corporation.

 

The preregistration deadline is Thursday, June 14.  Pick up tickets at the registration table at the event.

 

Click to register for the CIO of the Year luncheon

 

Date:  Thursday, June 21, 2012,

Time:  11:30am-1:30pm

Where:  Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th St. Denver, CO 80202

 

To register by phone, contact Deborah at (303) 803-9278 dsadinsky@bizjournals.com 

For more info, contact Jan Wambolt at (303) 803-9280 or jwambolt@bizjournals.com

 

SIM Colorado
PO Box 13428
Denver, CO  80201

Tel: (720) 258-5827

http://sim-colorado.org/

 


Tuesday September 18th, 2012

Downtown Aquarium
700 Water Street
Denver, CO 80211


Please park in the Aquarium parking lot as it is free to all members who attend the meeting.
5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking
6:00 pm Dinner
6:45pm Keynote Speakers
Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

Securing Your World - What You Don't Know about Security

Keynote Speaker:

Chris Roberts
Founder, CISO and Board Member of One World Labs (OWL)

Securing Your World - What You Don't Know about Security

On your list of priorities, how high is IT Security? Where are you the most vulnerable if you are attacked? How do you stay ahead of all the security risks? Are the big IT trends of today providing a majority of your risk?
The importance of IT Security is increasing exponentially. The demands of today's technology will continue tomorrow's IT security need. Please come join SIM as we investigate these very topics from the perspective of an "Ethical Hacker." What you see may surprise you!

Chris Roberts, Founder, CISO and Board Member of One World Labs (OWL)

Mr. Roberts is renowned as one of the best and most recognized "ethical hackers" in the United States. Mr. Roberts has played a variety of roles, both inside and as a consultant to the IT security, engineering and architecture/design operations of a number of Fortune 500 companies across the finance, retail, energy and services sectors. He previously worked as an FBI business liaison. He has a wealth of experience conducting vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, compromise investigations and digital forensics examinations of all types of information systems. He is also adept at searching in cyberspace, including the dark corners that most search engines avoid because of the security threats they pose. Mr. Roberts has also worked on, developed and implemented company-wide information security awareness programs and trains management and employees on IT security topics.

Mr. Roberts holds or has held credentials as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He is a frequent speaker and presenter on topical IT security issues and has been featured in a number of documentary videos involving IT security. Mr. Robarts is an active member of the Systems Administration and Network Services (SANS) organization and an active participant in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) community and serves as a member of ISSC.


Tuesday October 16th, 2012

Downtown Aquarium
700 Water Street
Denver, CO 80211


Please park in the Aquarium parking lot as it is free to all members who attend the meeting.
5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking
6:00 pm Dinner
6:45pm Keynote Speakers
Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." ~ Steve Jobs ~

Speakers:

Leadership Panel discussion featuring the CIO of the Year Award Winners

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." ~ Steve Jobs ~

Leadership Panel discussion featuring the CIO of the Year Award Winners

Emerging Business - Ronald McKinney, Land Title Guarantee Co.
Corporate - James Gaulke, PDC Energy
Non Profit/Government - Kevin Capp, Town of Castle Rock
~Facilitated by our very own Steve Willie of Great-West Life and Annuity~


Tuesday November 13th, 2012



Going Mobile - Developing Mobile Strategies for the Enterprise

 

 

SIM Colorado November 13th meeting:  Going Mobile

Mobile is the hottest topic on IT Leaders agendas these days, and developing Mobile Strategies is a task that will be at the top of corporate to-do lists over the next few months.

 

Join SIM Colorado at the Denver Aquarium on November 13th

 

Dean Rizzuto from 6kites will help us examine some of the nuances to consider when developing Mobile Strategies and where to look for the ROI.

 

We’ll also look at examples of developing mobile strategies for real-world topics including “Apps vs. Mobile Web” and Enterprise Mobility / BOYD.

 

The registration deadline is Friday, November 9th at 5 PM MT

 

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Downtown Aquarium

700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
Please park in the Aquarium parking lot as it is free to all members who attend the meeting.


5:00 pm Cocktails & Networking

6:00 pm Dinner

6:45 pm Keynote Speakers

Meeting Adjourns at 8:30 pm and Networking continues until 9:00 pm

 

 

Please note:  SIM Colorado will no longer accept checks to pay for events.  This causes us additional catering costs because we need an accurate attendee list in advance.  Thank you for understanding!