SIM BOSTON TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Boston Marriott Newton

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Innovation, Leadership, Agility
Enterprise, Architecture, Hybrid Storage
Security, Infrastructure, & More!

Invaluable Networking Opportunities

Network, Connect &
Reconnect with Colleagues

Be Local

Celebrating Local Leaders,
Content & Community Outreach

 
Local IT Attendees
Companies Participated
 
Join Us At The SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit

September 29, 2016

At Boston Marriott Newton
SIM

Organized & Hosted by SIM Boston

Our Vision: To be the organization of choice serving today’s and tomorrow’s IT leaders in the Eastern New England area.

At the Boston Chapter of SIM, we provide leading information technology executives, consultants, and academics with a place to share ideas. Our collaborative community shares best practices, trends and lessons learned for you: the person that is responsible for shaping and influencing the future of IT and IT management.

To apply for membership, please either contact Jim Martin or Craig Holbrook, our Membership Co-Chairs, via their email addresses below or apply for membership online.

Contact Us
978-463-6800
P.O. Box 998
Upton, MA 01568

Membership Contacts:
Craig Holbrook, Membership Co-Chair, craig.holbrook@centricconsulting.com
Jim Martin, Membership Co-Chair, jmartin@shepleybulfinch.com

Boston Chapter Contacts:
Krissy Fernandes, Chapter Operations Manager, kfernandes@simboston.org
Kate Carroll, Chapter Administrator, kcarroll@bostonsim.org

Learn More

Advisory Board Members


Dave Jackson

Director of IT & CIO
Welch's

Jack Billiel

Sr Director, Business Tech Services
HP Hood LLC

James J Whalen Jr

SVP & CIO
Boston Properties

Tom Catalini

CIO
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

James Bowen

COO & CIO
Measured Progress

Bill Wellman

Past President
SIM Boston

Amanda Moore

IT Director NAM Services Division
Schneider Electric
Co-Chair 2016 SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit

Uday Dixit

Director
Digital Store Front
Co-Chair 2016 SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit

Kevin More

CIO
May Institute Inc

Bill Dziura

EVP of IT
Collette Vacations

Ted Kenney

CIO
Grand Circle Corporation

Brian Shield

CIO
Boston Red Sox

Jay Leader

SVP of IT & CIO
Rocket Software

Keith Moran

CTO
University of Massachusetts President's Office

Mark Staples

CIO
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Rob Ramrath

CIO
Bose

Frank Wiggins

VP of IT
The Gem Group

Susan Kifer

CIO & VP of IT
Simonds International

Mojgan Lefebvre

SVP & CIO Global Speciality
Liberty Mutual Group

Deborah Scott

CIO
Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Margot Carleton

VP, IT
Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc

Robert Johnson

Sr Director of Strategic Intelligence
Atrion

Bill Scudder

VP & CIO
Aspen Technology

Brian Madden

SVP, Director of IT
Boston Capital

David Flanagan

CIO
Bain & Company

Irwin Weiss

VP of IT
Carbonite

Jean Tufts

Consulting Manager
Magenic

Jeff Lamoreaux

CIO
Global Partners LP

Melissa Andrews

Director of IT
Maloney Properties Inc

Robin Shawver

VP, IT Shared Services
BJ's Wholesale Clubs

Sue Bergamo

Tecnology Strategist
Microsoft

Tracy Cashman

SVP & Partner
WinterWyman Executive Search

Sara Morgan

VP Program Management
Curriculum Associates

Kevin Ryan

Vice President
McGraw-Hill Education

Dorothy Hatzikonstantis

VP, Corporate Applications Development
Parexel International

Rick Broughton

CTO
Flash Global

Pat Randall

Client Relationship Partner
Kforce, Inc

Sam Schoelen

CIO/CSO
Continental Resources

Debra Orr

CIO & AVP of Administration
Simmons College

Andrew Amrhein

Managing Director of PMO, BRM, QA
IT Group, Harvard Busines School

Bernard Pezzimenti

VP of Engineering
Wintac Software

M Christine O'Connor

VP & CIO
MIB Group

Bob Armour

SVP, Global Services
PTC

Anthony D'Agostino

Information Security Manager, Corporate Security & Resilience
Citizens Financial Group

Devan Dewey

CTO
NEPC

Jean Fulchino

VP Global Technologies
Fresenius Medical Care

Jeremy Grundza

Project Manager - Enterprise Technology
athenahealth

Jeffrey Kessler

CIO
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Mike Lane

Sr Director of Information Services
Aspect Software

Jim Noga

CIO
Partners Healthcare

Ric Salvatici

CIO
Keolis Commuter Services

Tom Stumpek

CTO, CISO
Electric Insurance Company

Brad Whitehall

VP of IT, CIO
UniFirst Corporation

Mike Dion

CIO
Friendly's Ice Cream Corp
Join Us At The SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit

September 29, 2016

At Boston Marriott Newton

Agenda

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7:30am - | Attendee Check-In: Breakfast Buffet Served

Breakfast Menu

8:20am - Room | Welcome Message

Amanda Moore

IT Director NAM Services Division
Schneider Electric

Dave Jackson

Director of IT & CIO
Welch's
 
8:30am - Room | Keynote Presentation

Rob DeMartini

President & CEO
New Balance Athletics, Inc

Abstract

9:15am - | Networking Break
9:45am - | Breakout Sessions
9:45am - Room | Becoming a Better "Business Technologist" – A CIO Perspective
Moderator

Jim Whalen

SVP/CIO
Boston Properties

Corren Collura

VP & CIO
Suffolk Construction Company

Jascha Franklin-Hodge

CIO
City of Boston

Peter E Moreau

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Business technology is a demanding discipline. Getting value from technology investments requires integrating insights and perspectives from business strategy to engineering to group psychology. A panel of CIOs will discuss their career lessons and journeys as they became ‘business technologists’ who now drive the most value from investments in technology for their enterprises.

9:45am - Room | Cybersecurity: Build CEO, Executive and Audit Committee Confidence, Knowledge and Support
Moderator

Susan Kifer

CIO & VP of IT
Simonds International

Jeff Lamoreaux

CIO
Global Partners LP

Mark Staples

CIO
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Jeff Horan

ISO
Veracode

Kevin More

CIO
May Institute Inc

Cybersecurity is becoming a top of mind topic for many executives driven by media coverage, high profile breaches and regulatory pressures. IT leaders must respond to educate their peers and share their action plans to build confidence and gain continued support. The panelists will share what they are doing at their organizations as well as lessons learned.

10:30am - | Networking Break
11:00am - | Breakout Sessions
11:00am - Room | The Fight for Talent: How to Mentor, Groom and Grow your Team
Moderator

Mark Staples

VP/CIO
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Mike Tirozzi

VP/CIO
iRobot

Joel Jacobs

VP/CIO
The MITRE Corporation

Dan Sheehan

SVP/CIO
DentalQuest

In a busy market for skills, grooming in-house talent is more important than ever.  How you recruit, mentor and engage young talent is critical to success. Hear from three finalists for the CIO of the Year Leader Award in how they approach this challenge and meet their talent needs.

11:00am - Room | Exerting Your Voice in Driving Technology
Moderator

Kim Crider

AF Reserve Major General, Consultant to the CIO & CTO
Harvard University

Dorothy Hatzikonstantis

VP Enterprise Applications Development
Paraxel

Madge Meyer

Former EVP, Chief Innovation Officer & Technology Fellow
State Street Corporation

Joanne Kossuth

VP Operations & CIO
Olin College of Engineering

How to engage in a technical discussion and be relevant and heard, when you may or may not be the only expert in the room. The panel will discuss situations that they’ve encountered and how to handle yourself and others when everyone is an expert (or thinks that they are).

11:00am - Room | Trends in Data Lifecycle Management and Information Governance
sponsored by EMC

Rick Tucker

Vice President
Doculabs, Inc

How do you purge your data? Are your data management practices in compliance with recordkeeping conventions and with legal standards? A recent survey from Doculabs unearthed some surprising findings about how organizations approach data lifecycle management. This meeting will host a discussion on the survey and discuss the impact on information governance and security, and offers recommendations for how to improve.

11:45am - Hot Lunch Buffet Served

Lunch Menu

12:30pm - Room | SIM - Community Outreach

Melissa Andrews

Director of IT
Maloney Properties

James J Whalen Jr

SVP & CIO
Boston Properties
 
12:40pm - Room | Keynote Introduction

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Company
 
12:45pm - Room | Keynote Presentation

Ignatius B D Anandappa

CIO
GE Digital

Abstract

1:30pm - | Networking Break
2:00pm - | Breakout Sessions
2:00pm - Room | Driving Innovation in the Enterprise
Moderator

Andy Boynton

Dean
Carroll Business School, Boston College

Greg Bosworth

VP of IT
VHB

Raj Velmurugan

Director, Digital Solutions & Chief IT Architect
Bose Corporation

Marc Wood

Sr Director Global Specialty IT
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Innovation is challenging! As IT leaders, we are integral to achieving innovation by partnering with business leaders across our enterprises. A discussion led by Andy Boynton whose research and books have centered on innovation will focus on models and approaches for success.

2:00pm - Room | Breaking Through the Legacy Logjam

Steve King

Acting Managing Director, Administrative Technology Services
Harvard University Information Technology

Gretchen Gingo

Project Director, Administrative Technology Services
Harvard University Information Technology

Ken Parks

Director of Consulting
Edgewater

Faced with a faltering legacy system and with efforts to modernize progressing slowly, Harvard University Information Technology made a bold decision to look outside for fresh ideas to stabilize and then accelerate the replacement process.

2:45pm - | Networking Break
3:00pm - | Breakout Sessions
3:00pm - Room | The ROI of Engagement

Rachel Happe

Founder
The Community Roundtable

Jim Martin

CIO
Shepley Bulfinch

What kind of employee engagement is valuable? How can you orchestrate it and focus on the types of engagement that lead to business impact and culture change? Most organizations do not understand the powerful role engagement plays in achieving collaborative and innovative cultures or executing on digital transformation.

Join Rachel Happe, Co-Founder of The Community Roundtable and Jim Martin, CIO of Shepley Bulfinch, to talk about how TheCR’s Work Out Loud framework helped the national design firm measure their social intranet’s adoption and engagement.

This session will cover:

  • The concept of Working Out Loud and TheCR’s Work Out Loud framework
  • How Shepley Bulfinch used TheCR’s Work Out Loud framework and metrics to find validators, sharers, askers and answerers on their social intranet, and how they articulated the value their behavior has to the firm
  • How they are using the framework to measure the success of their process and how it will help them evaluate their approach going forward
  • Best practices for implementing a WOL framework at your organization
3:00pm - Room | Breakout Session

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Title
Company

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Abstract

3:45pm - | Networking Break
3:55pm - Room | Keynote Introduction

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Title
Company
 
4:00pm - Room | Keynote Presentation

Matt Light

Founder
The Light Foundation

Abstract

4:45pm - Room | Closing Remarks

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Title
Company
 
4:50pm - Networking Reception

Enjoy this complimentary cocktail reception featuring an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. Make this an important element of your attendance to the Summit. The ability to network and collaborate with your peers in an open and no-hype environment will prove to provide long lasting value to your key business initiatives moving forward.

 

What Our Attendees Say

Customer Testimonails

The SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit is a must attend event for any IT leader interested in quality peer to peer networking and hearing from the industries best thought leaders. I always come away from the event with actionable items I can use at the office the very next day!

Kevin More Chief Information Officer
May Institute
Customer Testimonails

The SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit is a perfect mix of networking and education where timely content is delivered by the right people.

Jay Leader SVP of IT & CIO
Rocket Software
Customer Testimonails

Most of us across the IT community are facing the same changes and issues. At the SIM Boston Summit you can connect with people who have developed creative solutions to these. Even more importantly, they are happy to share their experience and knowledge with you. It’s a true networking and learning event designed by IT professionals for IT professionals.

Melissa Andrews Director of IT
Maloney Properties Inc

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2345 Commonwealth Ave • Newton, Mass 02466 • ph. 617-969-1000

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