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SIM Houston PMO SIG Event

Friday, June 7, 2019

11:30 am - 1:00 PM (lunch provided)


"The Winning Edge"

Speaker - Ellis Wyms.jpg

Ellis Wyms

Super Bowl Champion, 8-year NFL veteran and Founder of Athletes for Computer Science

Presentation Overview:  

8-year NFL veteran and Founder of Athletes for Computer Science, Ellis Wyms, will introduce components of The Winning Edge and how these lessons can be applied to your organizations.  


  • Learn how building a winning culture can help craft project management skills for entrepreneurs and technology professionals. 

  • Learn how some of the NFL’s best leaders build a winning culture to prepare their teams for success.


AIG Building

2929 Allen Parkway, 20th Floor

Houston, Texas 77019

(Main Entrance on D'Amico St.

** Pre-registration and valid ID are needed to get through security.


Open air parking on D'Amico St. across from Whole Foods (Parking voucher will be given by the receptionist

For Directions click here

Speaker BIO

Ellis R. Wyms has been a winner on and off the field. His experience in the world of sports and business gives him a unique perspective on what it takes to be a winner.  The NFL has helped to mold him into a man that cares about his community and has aided him in understanding the importance of teamwork in the field of education of our youth. 


Ellis’ life story is one of perseverance, hard work and a winning attitude. Ellis grew up in Indianola, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta. As a youth, he never imagined playing big time college football at Mississippi State University.  After 4 years at Mississippi State and receiving a degree in Technology Teacher Education, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 6th round of the NFL Draft.  He went on to play 8 years in the NFL and was a part of the 2003 Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  During his NFL playing career, Ellis participated in 5 division championships for the Buccaneers, Seahawks, and Vikings. He also was a consistent and positive presence in the communities for which he played. Ellis also spent 3 years at Merrill Lynch as an Advisor and Client Management Specialist.


In 2013, Ellis established The Wyms Foundation. The Wyms Foundation creates camps and programs that focus on fitness and S.T.E.M.  Ellis’main goal when working with young people has been to prepare them for life after high-school.  


In 2018, he founded Athletes For Computer Science. AFCS is a non-profit that provides computer science fundamentals courses to elementary and middle school students.  Ellis believes computer science should be a fundamental part of a child’s education and that it will give them a better chance to compete for the best careers as adults. He truly believes that the currency needed to build wealth in our communities lies in the education of our youth.


Here is a link to an article providing additional insight into AFCS.


Ellis and his wife DeeDee have been married for 13 years and have 4 beautiful children; Jordyn, RJ, and their twins Alexandria and Jacob. 


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