March Monthly SIM Meeting

PLAY BALL! The Unique Challenges of IT Management for a Houston's Sports Team

Chris Hanz

VP & CIO

Jeff Schmitz

VP of IT

Okpara Young

Director of IT

  • The Fan experience - how do they stay                    competitive through technology to                                             “wow” the fans

  • Staying up on technologies - namely with connectivity tools such as Wi-Fi and DAS

  • IT vendor management – working with traditional vs. non-traditional vendors​

OPTIONAL MINUTE MAID PARK TOUR

You will have a unique opportunity for a private tour of Minute Maid Park. Tour time starts promptly at 4:30 PM CST.  Networking, Beer, Wine, Ball Park fare start at 5:30 PM CST.

LOGISTICS

  • Parking is FREE and will be available at the Houston Astros controlled lots located at Texas Ave. and Hamilton St.

  • Entrance to the event will be at the Right Field Gate, located at Preston St. and Hamilton St. 

  • Event will be held in the Champion’s Pavilion at the Torchy’s Deck

Come out to Minute Maid Park to hear a special panel discussion from the IT leaders of the Astros, Rockets, and Texans. You will learn how each are managing their unique technology landscape, from infrastructure challenges to the fan experience:

Ken Piddington

Moderator

March meeting generously sponsored by:

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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. 

We Thank Our SIM Houston Sponsors!

 

6th ANNUAL SIM HOUSTON CHARITY CIO GOLF TOURNAMENT

FRIDAY - FRIDAY - FRIDAY ! ! !
APRIL 26, 2019

The Tournament

  • Date: April 26, 2019

  • Location: Golf Club of Houston

  • 6:45 a.m. Check-in and breakfast buffet

  • 8:00 a.m. shotgun start 

  • Four-man scramble

  • Includes: Green fees, cart, range balls, Forcaddie and base gratuity

  • Breakfast buffet, snacks and beverages, lunch buffet, and open bar

  • Golf Club of Houston gift card and other quality golf memorabilia

  • Awards and prizes include: Long Drive, Closest-to-the-Pin, Hole-in-One and lots of Door Prizes and Give-a-ways!

Proceeds to Benefit:

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