SIMposium 08 will be held November 9-12, 2008 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Produced by SIM and the SIM Central Florida Chapter, it is designed for and by CIOs to enable peer-to-peer exchange on current business issues, to examine industry best practices, and to further develop business alliances.
The theme of this year's conference — Magic of IT: Bridging the Past, Present, and Future — shapes the three-and-a-half day practitioner-driven program.
Here is the roster of keynote speakers, according to the SIMposium press release:
- Nicholas Carr, author of the new book The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
- Lloyd Taylor, Vice President of Technical Operations at LinkedIn (previously the Director of Global Operations at Google)
- Russell Romanella, Director of the International Space Station/Payload Processing Directorate, NASA
- Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller for The Mark of a Leader
- Erik Wahl, inspirational artist and speaker, The Wahl Group
The conference program also includes sessions by industry leaders concentrating on five focus areas around driving business value through IT: Next Wave of IT Innovation, Between Concept and Reality, Breaking Tradition...Driving Business Value, Attributes of Innovative Leaders, and Discovering Innovation.
Complete event details are available at simposium.simnet.org.
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