TAMPA BAY, July 7, 2017 The Tampa Bay economy employs close to 50,000 tech workers, which is one of every 89 in the country! To highlight this area’s technical leadership, to build a vibrant CIO peer network, and to grow & develop this IT community, the Tampa Bay chapter of Society for Information Management (SIM) was launched in May of 2017 and the chapter just hosted its initial program on the 21st of June, featuring a panel of four world class CIOs and with more than 60 CIO’s and IT leaders in attendance.
Since 1969, SIM has inspired the minds of 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, while shaping future IT direction. SIM’s vision is “to be the most respected society for IT leaders”. SIM’s mission states that it brings together IT leaders to share, network, and give back to their communities through collaboration of local chapters.
In addition to providing a forum for the Tampa Bay CIO’s and IT leaders to network among their peers, the inaugural session of the Tampa Bay chapter, hosted at the headquarters of Kforce, also featured a panel discussion with the title- ” Leading Digital Transformation & Disruption: CIO’s Share Their Strategies & Business Models”. The panel was skillfully moderated by Dan Roberts, author of “Confessions of a Successful CIO” and a founding member of the new chapter. Participating in the discussion as panel members were four eminent technology leaders from this area: Gary Cantrell, SVP & CIO of Jabil Corporation; Regina Marrow, Executive Director, North American IT of Gerdau; Donagh Herilhy, EVP & CIO of Bloomin’ Brands; and Denis Edwards, CIO of Kforce, Inc.
SIM Tampa Bay Chapter Contact:
Ashim Bhuyan| Marketing Chair | Phone: (214) 914-0566 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.