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

Join us May 11th for our monthly meeting 

Shedding light on "Dark Data" and current trends in analytics - An overview of analytics and dive into deriving business value from dark data

With all the hype and focus around big data and the internet of things, the data that is already captured and stored on a daily basis within organizations is frequently overlooked, let alone managed or leveraged for business value. This so called “dark data” captured in spreadsheets, databases, CRM systems, EHRs, emails, surveys and many other formats, holds great promise for improving the way we serve customers as well as for generating new sources of revenue or reducing expenses. It can also expose organizations up to risk and costs that if not managed properly.

This presentation will give you an understanding of dark data, its potential for driving business value and concrete steps that information technology leaders can take to bring dark data to light in their organizations.

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Sarah Gates works for SAS, the world’s largest privately held software company. Based here in the Portland, she advises government leaders in Oregon and Washington on how to access and analyze their data. Prior to joining SAS she was the Vice President of Research for the International Institute for Analytics, advising clients worldwide in the healthcare, retail, banking and manufacturing industries on analytic techniques and maturing their analytics programs.

Sarah also has 20 years of experience in Oregon State Government. She served in a variety of leadership and analytic roles that included serving as the Deputy State Court Administrator, producing the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast, and serving as a budget advisor to the Governor.

Sarah has a degree in Mathematics and an MBA from Willamette University. She owns way too many bicycles and has two daughters – one of whom she hopes is just about to launch into the real world.
 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.

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:
Society for Information
Management Portland Chapter

Your 2016-2017 Board Members

President: Pradeep Kumar
Past President: David Kaplin 
Secretary: Bud Borja
Treasurer: Wilfred Wu Assistant
Treasurer: Alicia Anderson
Education Director: Shancy Seban 
Events Director: Lisa Harper
Marketing Director: Jessica Brown
Membership Director: Mark Wehrmeister
Program Director: Bill Ketrenos

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.