Welcome to the Portland Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM)
Register now for the 2014 Portland CIO Forum Nov 13 - 14, complimentary to all SIM members
Join us November 12th for our monthly meeting and presentation:
Changing the Vendor Relationship
With today’s ever evolving and changing vendor market; why not make your vendor a key contributor to the business? The transactional vendor relationship has limited benefits and leaves the vendor hurting business’s bottom line. Why not revitalize your vendor relationship to reflect what you are truly looking for: a strategic partner?
Based on his own “Strategic Partner Program” implemented over four years ago Ken Piddington will explain his philosophy on vendor management while he guides you through the stages of relationship building with vendors, elevating the quality vendors to invest in your business
CIO and Executive Advisor
Mr. Piddington is an experienced business leader and technology strategist with more than 15 years of leadership experience gained as CIO and executive advisor for Fortune 500 companies in North America and Europe.
Mr. Piddington was the CIO at Global Partners LP, a Fortune 500 midstream logistics and energy products marketing company, where he was responsible for leading, developing and implementing the business technology strategy during four years of unprecedented growth, including integration of multiple acquisitions and the implementation of supply chain technologies necessary to support dramatic geographic and line of business expansion. Ken previously served in positions including Partner at Lyland Associates, Inc. where he managed the business technology division of the company’s energy practice; and as Director of Product Development at Triple Point Technologies for their flagship product Tempest XL.
Ken is recognized as an industry thought leader, is a regular speaker at business and association conferences, and has been featured in multiple media publications. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Sage School in Massachusetts and on the Leadership Board for the MIT CIO Leadership Institute. He has also served as a mentor in the CIO Executive Council’s Pathways program.
Regional Leadership Forum
SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, ten-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Since 1992 over 3500 graduates and more than 300 sponsors have found RLF the key to developing leadership effectiveness.
We are now actively recruiting for the class of 2013. We encourage you to take advantage of the early bird pricing, which ends Nov. 30, 2012.
Register on SIM National's site
Watch the following 3-minute YouTube RLF video and you will hear, RLF is a life changing experience!
Your facilitator team is Bob Rouse and Ed Trainor, giving you a strong combination of practitioner and academic with tons of leadership experience.
To give you greater insight into RLF, we are hosting a Virtual Taste of RLF :
For more information contact:
Current plans have the 2013 dates/locations as follows:
- March 12-13, 2013, Seattle
- April 23-24, 2013, Portland
- June 11-12, 2013, Seattle
- July 23-24, 2013, Portland
- September 3-4, 2013, Seattle
- October 15-16, 2013, Portland
All prices include admission to SIMposium 2013 in Boston.
An additional $995 value.
Hear why Brian Irvine, Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Unitus Community Credit Union, values RLF
We Asked for Your Support . . . And You Responded!
partnership with the Business Education Compact, 63 SIM-PDX
representatives teamed with our scholarship recipients and other
students from OSU, OIT, UofP, and WSU-Vancouver to present information
about IT careers to 2,744 middle and high school students in 82 classes.
Many thanks to our volunteers and, in particular, to Pradeep Kumar for
championing this worthwhile program on behalf of the Chapter.
Your 2013-2014 Board Members
President: David Kaplin
Past President: John Pierce
Secretary: Bud Borja
Treasurer: Bill Malone
Assistant Treasurer: Wilfred Wu
Education Director: Pradeep Kumar
Events Director: Lisa Harper
Marketing Director: Dana Jiacoletti
Membership Director: Mark Wehrmeister
Program Director: Marc Hallquist