SIM NJ Membership

Welcome to the industry’s most prestigious association for IT executives.

Joining SIM connects you with nearly 3,000 of the world’s premier IT leaders. Our resources provide you with both practical and insightful business solutions, along with educational opportunities for professional development and growth.

Benefits of Joining SIM NJ:

For more than 20 years, the SIM New Jersey Chapter has been the organization of choice for IT executives in the New Jersey metropolitan area. Membership now includes over 300 CIOs, CTOs, CXOs, and IT leaders, as well as consultants and academics from top New Jersey and New York businesses and institutions.

The New Jersey Chapter is a member organization of the Society for Information Management (SIM), a prestigious professional association of executives, academics, and consultants in the information management field. Membership is limited to the top information executives in leading business or public sector firms and key academic contributors to the field.

New Jersey Chapter Key Benefits

Professional Resources:
  • Peer networking – Our Chapter is a senior IT leadership organization designed expressly for CIOs and other IT leaders.
  • Monthly Dinner Meetings
  • Eight meetings per year designed to foster networking opportunities across the SIM-NJ membership
  • Provide a forum for learning about current topics in the field of IT management.
  • Dinner speakers and/or panelists who are prominent experts and key leaders in academia and industry
  • Mentorship Program
  • Access to Membership Vendors.
  • On-line Discussions – Members-only eMail lists / discussion groups to share topics of common interest and open position opportunities.
  • Partnerships between academic and practitioner communities.
Foundation Events:

Golf and Technology Event – SIM NJ organizes an annual golf event that benefits the SIM NJ Foundation which contributes to local universities, charities and other non-profit organizations.

Social Events:

Once a year the SIM NJ Chapter provides social opportunities for membership and their significant others to come together and network in a less formal setting. These events are both extremely well attended and serve as a way to build community within the SIM NJ membership.

Access to Regional and National SIM Events and Programs:
  • Tri-State Metro Area CIO Conferences/Summits
  • Regional Leadership Forum (RLF)
  • Membership in SIM International
    • Access to SIM International publications including MISQE.
    • Best Practices and SIM sponsored practical research
    • Advanced Practices Council (APC)
    • The annual SIMposium conference.
    • On-line Membership Directory for networking opportunities spanning many industries.
    • Speakers Bureau

Advanced Practices Council

Elite forum of senior IT executives who direct customized, independent research on subjects chosen by its members. This intimate, trusted network of cross-industry senior executive peers stay far ahead of trends and practices, bringing transformational solutions to their firms.

Contact: Madeline Weiss, madeline.weiss@simnet.org

The Enterprise Architecture Working Group

Dedicated to helping IT professionals and their organizations capitalize on the opportunities of EA. This group of 60 EA practitioners, academics, and thought leaders from more than 20 industry, government, and academic organizations collaborate to improve EA practices.

Contact: Bill Peterson, bpeterson@liquidhub.com

The IT Procurement Working Group

Through shared best practices and strategies, this group helps their member companies (i) improve IT acquisition management; (ii) enhance competitiveness through informed procurement management; (iii) influence legislation affecting acquisitions; and (iv) foster collaboration between the various professions participating in the IT procurement process.

Contact: Randy Roth, randy@corporatecontracts.com

IT Trends Study

This high-profile study is conducted every year to help benchmark various areas within the IT industry such as major issues, technologies, sourcing, CIO roles, staffing, spending, and salaries. The results allow SIM to speak for our members with a unified voice.

Contact: Leon Kappelman, leon.kappelman@unt.edu

The Members-In-Transition Program

This unique program was developed to assist SIM members by providing a forum to share leads, opportunities and advice. Benefits include a career portal, an online collaboration group, weekly conference calls, Helping Hands program, and more.

Contact: Fran Daly, dalyf@comcast.net

Regional Leadership Forum

An intensive, ten-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Originally focused on IT leadership, RLF quickly expanded to include all disciplines and has graduated over 3500 leaders from over 300 sponsor companies.

Contact: Vincenzo Nelli, vnelli@simnet.org

SIM Women

Designed to promote communication, mentorship, leadership and career development amongst the female members of SIM.

Contact: Kristen Lamoreaux, kristen@lamoreauxsearch.com

SIMposium

The premier annual conference for technology executives, practitioners and business leaders.

Contact: Debbie Jowers, debbiejowers@texashealth.org

STEM Outreach

SIM Chapters provide many opportunities for their members to give back to their local communities. The Outreach program supports initiatives focused on contributing to the vitality and continuation of the Information Technology profession.

Contact: Deborah DeCorrevont, deborah.decorrevont@msn.com, Nanci Schimizzi, schimizn2013@gmail.com

Member Requirements

Candidates for membership should be senior information executives in private or public sector organizations who are Corporate/Division heads of an I.S. organization responsible for information systems and technology. Candidates who are full-time faculty members in colleges or universities should be engaged in teaching and/or research activities that are devoted primarily to areas of senior managerial interest.

To qualify for membership in SIM New Jersey, you must belong to one of the following membership categories:

(1) Practitioners:

IT MANAGEMENT Senior information technology executives in private or public sector organizations who are Corporate or Divisional heads of Information Technology organizations responsible for information systems and technology. A senior information technology executive’s direct report(s) with significant responsibility may also be admitted for membership.

BUSINESS EXECUTIVES Senior business executives from public or private organizations whose primary responsibility is not information management, but who play a key role in the use of information technology in their own organization (i.e., CEOs, CFOs).

OTHER LEADERS Leaders in shaping and influencing law and government policy in areas of professional concern to information mangers.

(2) Vendors: (Note: SIM NJ limits the number of vendor members to 20% of Practitioners)

CONSULTANT Leading individuals and other experts from consulting firms who are able to demonstrate that their consulting activities are primarily performed at the senior level of the organizations they service and are not primarily in a sales role.

VENDORS Leading individuals and other experts from vendor firms (software, hardware, IT Recruiting, other IT) who are able to demonstrate that their activities are primarily performed at the senior level of the organizations they service.

(3) Academics: (Note: SIM NJ limits the number of academic members to 10% of Practitioners)

ACADEMIC Full-time university or college faculty members making a significant contribution to the field. An academic institutional chapter membership may be approved by the Executive Committee for the purpose of permitting participation of multiple members of academic institutions, however, one member of the academic institution must be designated as the SIM International member and will by the sole institutional member with voting rights.

(4) Others:

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM (RLFGRADUATES Individuals who have recently graduated from the SIM International’s RLF programs.

Membership Categories

To meet the needs of our diverse membership, SIM has four membership categories:

Individual and Academic

For consideration as an Individual or Academic member please fill out a SIM NJ application which is available via the link at the top of this page. Your completed SIM NJ application should be emailed to the membership team.

Please do not submit any payment with your application. If your membership is approved, you will be invoiced for your dues.

Corporate (Enterprise) and SIM Partner

SIM’s Corporate Membership offers employers an opportunity to extend the benefits of SIM membership throughout their company, offering increased networking, education and idea exchange opportunities. Organizations with three or more qualified professionals may want to consider Enterprise Membership.

SIM’s Partner Program fosters teamwork and an on-going intellectual exchange between senior IT executives and industry product/service providers. Through this program, SIM members have the opportunity to develop relationships with vendors in a non-threatening environment. SIM Partners provide benefit to the membership through their vendor-neutral white papers and webinars, sponsorship of local and national events, and demonstration of thought leadership within the chapters. SIM Partners and members share the common goal of continuous advancement within the IT industry, and SIM is the catalyst for this community of thought leaders to share experiences and rich intellectual capital that can help to shape the future of IT.

Further information about Enterprise and SIM Partner memberships is available at www.simnet.org. Enterprise and SIM Partner membership applicants must fill out membership applications for both SIMI and SIM NJ. Acceptance by SIMI does not guarantee membership to SIM NJ. Each Enterprise or Partner applicant must be approved locally by SIM NJ subject to local requirements and quotas of membership types.

Dues Schedule

For your information, the dues schedule is as follows:

  • Regular Members: $400
  • Academic Members: $200
  • Enterprise Members: $380
  • Pre-paid meeting option with any membership: $420 (Applies to eight monthly meetings during calendar year, a $560 value) — next yearly prepay starts with January meeting in 2015/2016. There are no partial year prepays.

Membership Application Process

Complete the application below, you do not need to submit any payment with your application. If your membership is approved, you will be directed to the site to pay your dues.

Choose Application Type

Practioner / AcademicConsultant / Vendor

Membership Questions

If you have a question about membership in SIM NJ please address them to our Membership Committee at: membership@njsim.org