SIM PHILLY DIGEST 2009 Digest Number 3 NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 - 3:30 p.m (3 p.m. pre-workshop) The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia Register Online: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=184089 Agenda: 3-3:30 PM Pre-Workshop – SIM Chapter Overview – For new members, RLF members and all interested in learning more about SIM and the Philadelphia Area Chapter. (See details below) 3:30 PM Workshop - “LinkedIn for Corporate and Personal Use” – Ed Steinberg, LinkedIn and Ed Callahan, Coherent Sales Consulting 5:00 PM Cocktails, Networking 6:00 PM Evening Session – “Challenging IT Leadership in Challenging Times” – George Nelson, CIO, Toll Brothers, and Tricia Blair, VP and Enterprise Internet Officer. Lincoln Financial 7:15 PM Dinner Evening Speaker: “Challenging IT Leadership in Challenging Times” George Nelson, CIO of Toll Brothers, and Tricia Blair, VP and Enterprise Internet Officer, Lincoln Financial, will discuss how to maintain morale, momentum, and energy, during difficult and challenging times. When IT demands continue, and funding is limited, what are the key drivers to focus on? Join us for our evening session to explore this important topic currently facing all our SIM members. Workshop Presentation: "LinkedIn for Corporate and Personal Use” Panel – Ed Steinberg, LinkedIn, and Ed Callahan, Coherent Sales Consulting Come join us for an interactive discussion where you will learn: ● What is LinkedIn and how does it work? ● What makes a good profile? ● What are some of the features available on LinkedIn? ● How can I best position my company to get the most out of LinkedIn? ● Personal branding in LinkedIn and the ½ life of CIOs ● “Trusted LinkedIn (LI) Networks”, LI Groups, LI References: tools for business effectiveness. Please join Ed Steinberg from LinkedIn and Ed Callahan from Coherent Sales Consulting as they team up to bring you a practical and applicable approach to LinkedIn Pre-Workshop – SIM Chapter Overview: AGENDA: Welcome/Opening Remarks – Robin Schroeder, 2009 Board Chairperson SIM – At a Glance – Bob Ehlinger, Strategy Chair Membership Committee – Cari Kraft Communications Committee – Dave Kelble Programs Team - Yvonne Cook Alliances Team – Robert Rosko Public Relations Team – Joe Tait Please RSVP your participation in this pre-workshop to Kathy Sinatore at email@example.com or Becky Margolis at firstname.lastname@example.org. How to Register for the Meeting: The fee for cocktails and dinner is $75.00 for guests, $60.00 for academic members, members in transition, RLF members and retired members. Corporate members' dinner fees were included with the 2009 membership dues. Register online at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=184089. If you prefer to pay by check, manual registration is still available by sending your check to SIM Philadelphia, c/o Patricia A. Brown, 240 Center Point Lane, Lansdale, PA 19446, or advise Pat of your plans to attend by e-mailing email@example.com. Telephone reservations will be accepted up to the close of business on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 610-584-8546 or e-mail your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make your reservations promptly so that we may have an accurate count. Appropriate business attire is required. Please advise if you have any special dietary restrictions or requests. FOR YOUR CALENDAR: 2009 MEETING DATES and EVENTS 2009 Chapter Meetings: June 2, October 6, December 1 CIO Roundtable: To be rescheduled in June (for invited members only) Annual Golf Outing: June 29 (North Hills Country Club) MEMBER NEWS: The Chapter Welcomes Our New Members Kathleen Bellwoar, President PPT Consulting LLC (Consultant) Sajay Khatnani, CEO J2, LLC (Consultant) John Piazza, Director, Systems Network Operations Board of Pensions David McEvilla, AVP Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. Jim Sherlock, VP IT „Marlin Business Services Larry Bilker, Business Tech. Leader, CTO First Quality Enterprises Matt Grulke, Development Director ThermoFisher Scientific James Sloane, VP of Info. Tech., Corporate Mannington Mills SIM GOLF OUTING: The Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Information Management invites you, your staff, and special guests to join us for our annual golf outing and awards dinner on Monday, June 29, 2009, at the North Hills Country Club. The day includes complimentary practice range use, box lunch, 18 holes of golf, cocktail reception, dinner with open bar and golf awards. For more information or to register, contact Pat Brown at email@example.com. TEEN TECH CAMP: We are thrilled to announce our Third Annual SIM Teen Tech Camp charity. This program has offered disadvantaged youth a wonderful opportunity to receive technology training and orientation from SIM's best and brightest. For three weeks in June, 15-20 students about to enter high-school embark on a free and fun technology camp focused on computer skills, career development, and field trips to observe the impact and importance of technology on business. The students‟ views and interest of technology are forever impacted by this program. This great cause and SIM underwritten charity needs your support more than ever. We are looking to our SIM Members to provide sponsorship and to participate. Many of your organizations have a vested interest in the Philadelphia community and this camp provides a great way for companies to give the gift of education. For more information, to volunteer or sponsor, contact SIM member John Connolly at InspiriTech at JConnolly@Inspiritec.org. OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS: Our own C.J. Rhoads has been chosen by Gov. Rendell as one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business. Click on the link to learn more. Congratulations to C.J.! Membership cut-off for 2009 will be June 15. Don’t forget to pay your 2009 dues! Pay online at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=169643 Need a copy of your invoice? Contact Pat Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org Are you being interviewed by a reporter? Posting info onto a Blog or other industry website? Be sure to mention SIM and things like Teen Tech Camp the next time to help keep us in the news. Congratulations to our 2009 SIM Future Leader Award winners: Chase Wheeler – Lehigh University Joseph Timothy – Immaculata University Anna W. Kuczaj – Villanova University Matthew R. Forero – Temple University Jason Balthaser – La Salle University WEB RESOURCES: Keep current with SIM International by visiting www.simnet.org. While there, visit the Philadelphia Chapter page at: http://www.simnet.org/Chapters/Northeast/Philadelphia/tabid/207/Default.a spx NOTES: Solicitation - In order to ensure high standards and professionalism in our organization, we would appreciate that all members keep in mind our chapter‟s strict policy of non-solicitation at SIM events and the prohibition of using the SIM membership list for commercial purposes. Violation of this policy may result in loss of the offending member‟s membership. If you encounter a problem of this nature, please let us know so that the matter can be addressed and corrected. If you know of a prospective SIM member and are not certain whether he/she meets our membership criteria, please contact our Membership Chair, Cari Kraft, at email@example.com for guidance. CHAPTER GUEST POLICY (Note: The December meeting is open to spouses, personal guests and colleagues) The Philadelphia Chapter of SIM has endeavored to keep our membership balance of senior-level executives, practitioners, academics and consultants in line with the guidelines established by SIM International. In an effort to keep that balance and maintain a standard of conduct at meetings, the Board of Directors has approved the following policies regarding guests and a SIM Code of Conduct. As the number of members within the Chapter expands along with the number of guests at meetings, the Board of Directors feels that a formal policy concerning guest attendance at Chapter functions will assist members in offering invitations and help guide proper behavior at Chapter functions. The goal is to ensure that attendees at our events reflect the balance of practitioners and non-practitioners in our bylaws and preserve SIM meeting etiquette. Please note that this policy is not meant to reduce the number of guests attending meetings. We recognize that our meetings are one of the most valuable ways to attract new SIM members and encourage everyone to bring guests that meet the SIM practitioner criteria. Who qualifies as a guest? Members are permitted to invite colleagues to any SIM regular dinner meeting or breakfast meeting under the following guidelines: Guests meet the Chapter practitioner membership criteria. Practitioner members may bring a subordinate or another member of their company who has a particular interest in the topic being covered at a workshop or evening session. Members of other SIM chapters In order to ensure that the 15% consulting cap we maintain in our membership makeup is reflected in our event attendance, members will not be permitted to bring consultants as guests unless prior approval is received from the Membership Chair. If you have a question about your category of membership, contact the Chapter administrator (Pat Brown) at firstname.lastname@example.org. An Excellent Credit Score is 750. See Yours in Just 2 Easy Steps!