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Welcome To SIM Portland

Welcome to the Portland Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM)

Don't forget to look at our new News section, which gives additional SIM information.

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Scholarship Fund
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Join us September 9th for our monthly meeting and presentation: 

Where does the cloud really live?

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Join Sigurd Anderson, PE, Director of Mission Critical at CH2M, for a look at Modern data centers and how the cloud touches the Northwest in a big way.   We’ll explore the reality of the highly efficient modern public cloud data centers and how advances there can help you optimize the efficiency of your data center or data closet.   We’ll look at trends in the industry such as hyper dense modular data centers and explore the evolving digital landscape of Oregon tech with the new high capacity Trans-Pacific undersea cable and new mega hosting facilities in Hillsboro.



Sigurd Anderson, PE, LEED AP
Director - Critical Environments at CH2M Engineers


Sigurd “Sig” Anderson is Director of Mission Critical for CH2M, global engineering firm with a significant presence in Portland. He has more than 30 years of experience in design, engineering, and construction project management for advanced technology facilities and infrastructure. 

Over the last decade he has worked with the world’s leading technology companies to develop next generation data center technology, first-of-kind high performance compute facilities, national security data centers and cloud compute data centers. His project experience also encompasses microelectronics manufacturing, telecommunications and electrical power generation. Sig has managed the expansion of broadband networks and communication facilities in the US, Europe, and Canada.

Sig is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional (AP). He obtained his M.S in electrical engineering from the University of Portland, and B.S. in electrical engineering from Montana State University.

For fun, Sig enjoys bicycling, rafting, skiing, fishing/hunting and photography around the West.

 Sponsored by: 


Regional Leadership Forum

Learn more about RLF

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

RLF Fees

Who Before
Dec.1, 2012
Nov.30, 2012
SIM Member $7,750 $8,250
Non-SIM Member $8,350 $8,850
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!

In 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 3,727 middle and high school students in 121 classes. Many thanks to our volunteers and, in particular, to Pradeep Kumar for championing this worthwhile program on behalf of the Chapter. 


Your 2015-2016 Board Members


President: David Kaplin

President Elect: Pradeep Kumar

Secretary: Bud Borja

Treasurer: Wilfred Wu

Assistant Treasurer: Alicia Anderson

Education Director: Jay Compton

Events Director: Lisa Harper

Marketing Director: Dana Jiacoletti

Membership Director: Mark Wehrmeister

Program Director: Bill Ketrenos