CIO Perspectives Houston Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

For many years the Houston SIM Chapter has supported the Annual CIO Perspectives Houston Conference and we are glad to continue our support. 

Mary Fran has been a great supporter of the Houston SIM Chapter and is the moderator of this year’s conference.  Great opportunity for networking with your peer’s and also some very informative sessions with some dynamic speaker. 

Please locate the email sent from and if interested, register and put this event on your calendar. By being a SIM member the $495 Fee is waived!

Look forward to seeing you at the event. 

SIM Houston Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Crisis Management in Today’s Environment

Are You Really Ready?

While some may view a crisis as a risk management exercise, a challenging situation can bring an opportunity to build a bond with both employees and customers and consumers. Today, failure to anticipate the operational, communications and people challenges that dominate the early stages of a crisis and can kill corporate reputations just as the response and mitigation efforts begin.  The presentation will include current crisis management trends, objectives and best practices. Attendees will also participate in a short simulation to identify key aspects of assessing the immediate impacts and actions necessary to manage a crisis event in today’s fast paced, instantly global environment.


  • How to prepare by conducting a crisis risk assessment and corresponding scenario planning

  • The importance of stakeholder mapping and targeted communications strategies

  • Key members who should be on a Crisis Management Team

Speaker:  Jeff L. Braun, President of Crucial Communications Group


The Bell Tower on 34th

901 W 34th

Houston, TX 77018


SIM Houston Cybersecurity SIG Meeting

Friday, November 15 11:30 am - 1:00 PM


Please join us on Friday, November 15th

from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for a special 2 in 1 event! 

CFIUS Presentation 


SIM Cyber/Privacy Panel Discussion for 2020

Mark Fan, Senior Manager, Technology & Business Transformation Services at BDO will present an overview of the Committee of Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and impacts on IT Infrastructure, Security Measure and Policies.  Additionally, SIM Houston will host a Cyber /Privacy Panel discussion with guest panelists introducing their 2020 planning efforts, discussing what is in scope and why.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of:

  • CFIUS processes related to the covered M&A transactions

    • Some of the usual mitigation requirements, which reshape companies' policies, controls, security measures, and culture

    • Latest trends relative to CFIUS enforcement

  • Cyber/Privacy planning to prepare for 2020

Check your inbox for the invitation to register from mailchimp!

Sponsored by:

5th Annual SIM Houston Charity

Sporting Clays Classic


Great event, pictures coming soon! 


SIM Houston & Our STEM Partners 

Together, we are making an impact!


SIM Houston Holiday Party is Wednesday, December 11th at The Wynden.  Look forward to seeing everyone at the event!

Welcome to SIM Houston!

Houston SIM is one of the 39 national chapters within the Society of Information Management (SIM), a professional networking and collaborative society of Chief Information Officers, Vice Presidents of IT, Directors and their direct reports in the field of Information Technology. Society for Information Management has been around since 1969 and has inspired some of the most prestigious IT leaders in the industry. Highly regarded as the premier network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital and who explore future IT direction. 

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