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Join us April 8th for our monthly meeting and presentation: 

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution


The next evolution of the Digital Age is upon us!  Spearheaded by the German Government as Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution is real and we are living right in the middle of its formation.

Barry will start us off with a historical view of the past Industrial Revolutions and then look into the movement of the Smart Factory, the foundation of the 4th Industrial Revolution.  We will then take a close look at the various generations from Baby Boomers to Generation Z. With this information the audience will see how the influence of the Generation Y (the millennials) and the future Generation Z, along with the advances in technology form the basis for the 10 trends, from Consumer Experience to Sustainability, that are building the 4th Industrial Revolution.

To take this concept from abstract to reality Barry will show an example of these concepts implemented by a well-known company. Finally, Barry will challenge us to think about own businesses, and as Information Professionals, how we can put strategies into place to be ready not only for the 4th Industrial Revolution, but also for our future customers and employees..               


Barry J Brunetto, CCP
President 4th Revolution, LLC


Barry Brunetto is President and Founder of 4th Revolution, LLC, a newly created company to help businesses develop transforming Information Strategies. Mr. Brunetto was the Vice President of Information Systems for Blount International. Prior to Blount Barry worked at Sensormatic Electronics Corporation.

Over the past 17 years, Barry developed and executed a strategy to transform the information systems department, information infrastructure, and business systems into an enabling force at Blount. To meet the key objectives of this strategy Blount selected and implemented SAP throughout their world-wide locations. During his 18 years at Sensormatic, he held various management positions in the field of information systems, business process re-engineering and global ERP implementations.

He was awarded the 2011 IT Executive of the Year at Innotech, the Business and Technology Innovation Conference and Expo in Portland, Oregon. In 2006, he was awarded the CIO Decisions MidMarket Leadership Award.

Barry is a member of The Society of Information Management; The CIO Alliance Portland; and he serves on the Board as Vice President for the Providence Milwaukie Hospital Foundation. He also services on the Board as President for the FBI Citizen Academy Alumni Association.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Management and MBA in International Business from Nova Southeastern University – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is also a Certified Computer Professional.

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 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 2014-2015 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