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2015 Leader of the Year Award nominations
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SIM is pleased to request your participation in the 2015 SIM Leader of the Year Award program. This award recognizes members who contributed to the growth, advancement and excellence of SIM at the chapter level. If you know of a chapter member who went above and beyond to further their chapter, we encourage to nominate the individual. If your chapter selects a Chapter Member of the Year, you can nominate the same person for the 2015 SIM Leader of the Year!

The deadline to submit a nomination is Aug. 3, and we hope to have at least one nomination from every SIM Chapter! The Leader of the Year award winner(s) will be honored at SIMposium 2015 and receive a complimentary registration. We thank you in advance for your kind dedication, leadership and teamwork to help ensure that we can recognize your strongest SIM contributor(s) within the last 12 months.
  • Click HERE to view the Leader of the Year guidelines
  • Click HERE nominate an outstanding chapter member.

    If you would like to learn more about the Leader of the Year award program, please contact Vincenzo Nelli.
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    Intel CIO finds business value in shadow IT
    The Wall Street Journal
    Intel Corp. CIO Kim Stevenson says the practice of employees using their own computing devices and software to do their jobs has provided CIOs with new opportunities to demonstrate value. "IT isn't transforming the workforce, what's happening is the workforce is transforming IT," she recently told CIO Journal in an interview at the Wall Street Journal's offices.
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    Planning is key to project management success
    CIO
    We've all heard the old adage "measure twice, cut once." While it might be a cliché in the project management world, it takes on a critical meaning: Choosing to rush through or ignore the project planning process can be a formula for failure.
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    Starwood CIO Martha Poulter fosters a culture of innovation
    Forbes
    Martha Poulter joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide just over a year ago after spending 19 years with General Electric, most of it in the financial services side of GE. Her final stop was as CIO of GE Capital. Switching companies and industries is a challenge for most executives, but given how strong GE's culture is, some executives find it difficult to operate in a new culture, especially one that differs substantially from GE's metrics-driven, up or out culture.
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    EPA CIO wants her tech team to take smart risks
    Nextgov
    The Environmental Protection Agency's Chief Information Officer Ann Dunkin bid farewell to the private sector more than six years ago. But her decadeslong career there left its mark. Today, she's still preaching the benefits of agile and nimble practices to her employees and encouraging them to take risks — albeit a very specific type of risk.
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    Mainframe staffing dilemma bedevils CIO dependents
    The Register
    More than half a century after its birth, the mainframe poses conundrum for hundreds of CIOs. Mainframes are firmly ensconced as a critical piece of the IT infrastructure underpinning their business — just ask any of the traditional banks. The fear is that as those maintaining them retire or get outsourced, nobody will be left to run them. A Compuware survey of 350 enterprise CIOs claimed that 88 percent rate the mainframe as a "key business asset" for at least the next 10 years.
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    7 steps to protect your business from cybercrime
    CIO
    Today, the modern workplace is crammed with computing devices ranging from desktops to laptops to tablets to smartphones, and employees are expected to use computers in the course of their day regardless of what line of work they're in. The computer's pivotal role in the workforce also means that hackers are finding cybercrime to be more lucrative than ever. And as cybercriminals employ increasingly sophisticated means of stealing identities and data, there is no option but for small businesses to do more in order to protect themselves.
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    You cannot lead until you have their trust
    By Dov Baron
    A creeping crisis is facing companies today. Over the next 20 years, this crisis will affect the bottom line harder than the recession of 2008. What is the crisis? The loss of valuable, trained employees. The average company spends 1.5 to 2 times the annual salary of an employee in training and development. Meanwhile, the average millennial employee is looking at a tenure of only 1.2 to 2.4 years. That means you will see your employee walk away before your investment ever pay
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