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 firstname.lastname@example.org