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SIM Houston Member Benefits

Joining SIM connects you with top IT leaders in the industry, including: CIOs, senior IT executives, prominent academicians, consultants, and other top IT professionals. Why invest in membership? There are many other benefits to being a SIM member, such as:

Local meetings and events - with 40+ SIM chapters, members around the country have multiple opportunities to network, exchange information, and learn about what's new in the industry. Discounts to regional and national events - meet other IT executives at a regional CIO Forum or at SIM's premier annual event, SIM Connect Live.

Networking with fellow IT Leaders - A key element of your SIM membership is the ability to network with fellow CXO's, share information, insights, experiences in a way that helps fellow IT leaders.  There are many stories of leaders helping leaders that end with "... and that is why I am a SIM member."

Professional support - SIM's Career Development Program (formerly MIT) is our go-to resource whether you are in-transition, wanting to develop new skills or simply keeping an eye out for your next opportunity. The Career Development Program offers top-notch resources from major search firms, tips for managing your career, and much more. SIM members can participate in the bi-monthly meetings and email groups where leads and advice are shared.

Special interest working groups - our forums a powerful way to gain a professional edge through collaboration with peers across industries and geographies. The following groups are available to SIM members:

Annual FREE Events - SIM Houston is known for putting on first class events throughout the year for our members.  Annual events include a Charity Golf Tournament (Spring), SIM Summer Social (June/July), Clays Sporting Classic (Fall), Holiday Party (Winter)

Quarterly CXO Events - Each quarter, SIM CXO Events delivers an event exclusively for a small number of CXO's covering current topics on the minds of all CXO's.

Targeted industry insights - SIM's Advanced Practices Council (APC) is a community of CIOs who commission academic research on IT management topics. APC research reports feature real-world case studies and applications, providing important actionable insights that are made available to all SIM members.

Leadership development - SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, nine-month program focused on creating authentic leaders. It is designed to help CIOs develop their high potential IT leaders/managers. SIM members receive a discount.

Opportunities to give back - SIM offers many opportunities to support development of the future IT workforce. SIM Houston has sponsored STEM initiatives from kindergarten through college and has donated over $500,000 into local Houston area STEM initiatives since 2017.

Research library - the SIM online library contains information on hundreds of relevant topics gathered from a variety of sources. It is made exclusively available to SIM members. Examples include:

  • White papers focused on IT thought leadership provided by SIM partners

  • Submissions for the SIM Paper Awards Competition, which is SIM's annual research contest that has attracted nationally recognized researchers for several years

  • Working group deliverables

  • Past annual conference presentations

  • Past academic workshop presentations

For additional information on membership, please send an email to

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