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SIMposium 2015 — Lighten up!
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Ross Shafer is just one of the exceptional keynote speakers you will hear at SIMposium 2015 in Charlotte Nov. 1-3. We've designed the conference to be informative and entertaining — a winning combination!

And how about some friendly competition? Monday night, at the Nascar Hall of Fame, you are invited to join us at Race Week.
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AARP CIO talks transformation, leadership
InformationWeek
Amy Doherty recently stepped into her role as acting CIO of AARP, but her new gig comes after years of preparation. Before her appointment, she served as AARP's vice president of customer service and solution delivery, the latest in a series of IT positions in financial services and real estate.
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3 ways marketers are failing with tech
CIO
Today's marketing jobs require at least one digital skill — such as SEO, website design or analytics — according to the Digital Professional Institute. Here are the most common marketing technology failures and how to overcome them.
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Microsoft CIO tackles licensing, a process that drives customers nuts
The Wall Street Journal
Microsoft Corp. CIO Jim DuBois is playing an outsized role as he addresses one of the software giant's biggest challenges: simplifying a complex licensing process that drives customers nuts. His team is developing software that will help CIOs better manage the Microsoft applications their companies consume. "We're trying to simplify the business processes around our licensing, which is something we've had requests from our customers for a while," said DuBois who became the company's CIO in 2013.
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Digital disruption boosts board acclaim for the CIO role
TechTarget
What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, Jennifer Banner, who serves on the boards of two banks, would have been hard-pressed to pick out their CIOs in a lineup. "If I'd been in an elevator with a CIO heading up to the board room, I don't know if I would have known it," she said. "That's sad, but true." Today, she likens the CIO role to that of an army general, a leader of corporate Navy Seals, a rock star and an important collaborator.
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Oracle CIO: To develop IT agility, you must simplify, standardize and centralize
The Huffington Post
If you are interested in large-scale IT operations, leadership and innovation then Mark Sunday is the perfect CIO to connect with and learn from. With more than 40 years of IT and technology experience, Sunday is the CIO of Oracle, one of the largest technology companies in the world. Sunday has served as Oracle's CIO for more than nine years.
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Hiring recent college grads: 5 strategies that work
CIO
This year's STEM grads know what they want and are more prepared for the workforce than ever. According to a new report from Accenture, the class of 2015 is skilled, motivated and loyal — and anxious to join the ranks of IT. That's great news for IT departments, where hiring is expected to increase in the second half of the year, according to Robert Half Technology. Twenty-two percent of CIOs plan to add more staff, up from 19 percent in the first half of the year and just 14 percent from a year ago, according to the RHT survey.
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4 keys to transparent leadership
By Betty Boyd
Leadership is not a one-way street. Leader should not hide out in their offices and expect an organization to run itself. Leadership is about constant difficulties, growing pains, helping others and being results-driven. Through all of this, it's important that a leader maintains transparency. Being transparent does not mean sticking your head in the sand. It means you must lead openly, so others will follow and want to be led by you. Here are four tips for better transparency.
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