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    • 05/18/2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Citrus Club

    Join us for the SIM Monthly Meeting at the Citrus Club to participate in this discussion lead by Josh Lazar.

    r/antiwork or just aggravation? A history of work and the near two million people on Reddit that are trying to change it.

    You work a five-day work-week due to a movement in the 1920s, solidified by Henry Ford.  You do not work a 30 hours work-week because FDR backed a labor act instead of the Black-Connery 30-Hours Bill.  But until the COVID-19 pandemic, where you work. how long you work. and overall work conditions did not change drastically since then.

    Since March 2020, work has changed!  Employees are quitting like never have before.  Many expect to work from home instead of the office.  Starbucks stores are being unionized.  Target is paying a range of $15-$24/hour.  And some people chose to retire or to stay out of the labor market altogether.  Nearly two million people on the subreddit r/antiwork are talking about all of this in vivid detail, and spoiler alert, conversations about companies and their managers are quite negative.

    In this session, we will talk about the history of work in the US, current labor trends, and we'll learn through group conversations tools to navigate this market.

    • 05/18/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    SIM CFL Emerging Technologies Special Interest Group Discussion

    As technology leaders our organizations come to us for answers. The field is so vast no one person can know everything. How do we expand our knowledge and become better versed in technologies that are emerging? Yes, there are conferences but many times those are sponsored by vendors that are pushing their products and services. We want to create a place where our members can talk about their challenges, successes, share ideas, learn and knowledge share in a safe, confidential, vendor neutral unbiased environment.

    As we’ll be looking to meet monthly members can join in when it works for them. As the group evolves, we’ll be looking for volunteers that would like to present, share a challenge their organization overcame, bring a problem and talk through solutions, share experiences that could help a fellow member, etc.

    You will receive a link to the Teams meeting by email after registering for the event.

    For More Information please contact

    Craig Finch 

    • 06/02/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bites & Bubbles at Mills Park 1618 N. Mills Avenue Orlando
    • 9

    Come to a private event at the  fabulous rooftop of Bubbles & Bites and get to know the women of SIM CFL.    Bring a co-worker or friend!   Space is limited so register today!

    For Questions please contact Marina O'Rourke @

    • 06/03/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Amway Cneter
    • 1

    • 06/14/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bitters & Bottles 861 N Orange Ave Orlando
    • 25

    Cyber Security  and  Bourbon Tasting 

    Join us for a night of Cyber Security discussions led by our own James McQuiggan from KnowB4 mixed in with some Bourbon tasting!

    • 06/17/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Amway Cneter
    • 3

    • 07/01/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Amway Cneter
    • 3

    • 09/15/2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Citrus Club

    Join us for our SIM Monthly Meeting at the Citrus Club to participate in this discussion sponsored by Kolter Solutions.

    State of the Employment Market

    It's been a quarter since we talked about the history of the labor movement and discussed amongst ourselves what we're facing today.  This month, Dr. Carlos Colón Riollano will discuss Project Management and his organizational culture approach.   Afterwards, we will open the floor for questions about current state of the market and what organizations can do to improve hiring.

    Bio for Dr. Colón Riollano :

    Dr. Colón Riollano described himself as lifelong learner who enjoy sharing work life issues, and intelligent conversations over a hot cup of coffee, plus give back to my fellow colleagues, academic community and other project and design thinkers practitioners.

    Carlos holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University, one Master’s Degree in Technology Management, another Master’s degree in Design Thinking from University of Barcelona and a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems. He is working toward completing a third Master degree in Industrial Psychology. Holder of the following professional certifications: PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile), PMI-SP (Scheduling), PMI-RMP (Risk Management), PMI-PBA (Business Analysis), PMI OPM3P, PMI RCP, MCTS (MS Project 2007), CQIA (Quality), PSM (Professional Scrum Master), CSOXP (Sarbanes Oxley Professional), SAFe ASM (Advance Scrum Mater) and DAWIA (I and II). He is a Principal Consultant for DXC Technology and also a senior partner of Riollano & Associates, Inc., an organizational culture and project management firm specialized in organizational project management, culture assessment and trainings. He has more than 20 years of experience managing projects in the areas of: Oil and Gas, Banking, Petrochemicals, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Information Systems and Government. Along with another group of professionals, he founded the Puerto Rico chapter of PMI in 1999, where he served as first vice-president of the chapter; helped as mentor and founding member of the PMI chapter in the Dominican Republic, and also active member of the chapters of PMI Memphis, and PMI Colombia (Bogotá).

    He had the opportunity to help PMOs and OPM projects for a wide variety of organizations in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Brazil, Quatar, Dominican Republic, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Saudi Arabia and Africa. Dr. Colón was an adjunct professor (departments of Science and Mathematics and Business Administration) for the Inter-American University for the last 18 years, adjunct professor for University of Phoenix, Ana G. Méndez University and most recently Universidad Galileo in Guatemala. Since 2009 Dr. Colón actively participate as part of the PMP, ACP, SP, PBA exam questions workshops. In July 2012 he published his first book "OPM3 and Organizational Culture", he just finalized his second book about The Organizational Culture Approach.

    Sorry but he is Yankees long life fan!

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    • 11/04/2022
    • 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK GOLF CLUB, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando
    • 12/07/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    Join us for the SIM Annual Holiday Party.

    This event is open to all  SIM CFL Members, and ALL IT Practitioners* in Orlando and our Sponsors ONLY

    Admission per attendee:

    • An Unwrapped toy for a Girl or Boy , all toys will be donated  to 


    • $25 tax deductible donation to SIM's Foundation 

    *A practitioner is someone whose primary role is supporting or providing technical services for their company only AND their company does not sell technology products or services on the open market to other companies. 

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