To be Central Florida’s premier organization where technology leaders collaborate, thrive, and give back.
To develop a bold community of technology leaders who:
Our SIM chapter provides an outstanding opportunity for ongoing networking, meeting and collaboratively exploring best practices, trends and lessons learned. It is ideal for Central Florida’s information technology executives, academicians and senior business executives with key roles in the use of IT in their organizations.
SIM Central Florida members meet monthly – learning from presentations and dialogues with industry leaders, top practitioners and nationally recognized experts in information systems and management practices. Before, during and after each presentation, chapter members have the opportunity to discuss important issues and concerns with guest speakers and colleagues from industry and government.
In 1997, a group of prominent CIOs in the Central Florida area decided to establish a non-competitive environment where CIOs could collaboratively share in knowledge and work experiences. The founding fathers included Andy Wing, Rick Sickles, and Ron Maciejewski. Wing became the group’s President and initiated the recruitment process – encouraging Hugh Moore, Jim Dekle, and Garrett Grainger to join as founding members to lead the new group, which was named the Central Florida CIO Council. Several years later, another member of the Council, Dave Rasmussen challenged the group to convert to an affiliate chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) – a watershed decision in our growth. The organization officially became a SIM chapter in 2001.