New SIM Chicago CIO Welcome Program

Gail Holmberg,   Board Member

Gail Holmberg,

Board Member

Chicago has a vibrant technology scene but getting connected as a "new to Chicago" CIO can be a bit daunting. SIM-Chicago has established a new CIO Welcome Program to welcome CIOs new to the Chicago area and help them get connected locally. We are looking for SIM CIO members to serve as a SIM-Chicago Ambassador and welcome a new CIO to our great area. We will do our best to match based on location. Your commitment is to meet with them one-on-one at least twice during the upcoming year and bring them to a SIM-Chicago event as our guest. In between you can share networking opportunities and be available to answer any local questions. The idea is to be a trusted resource to connect Chicagoland CIO colleagues to business technology leadership events and venues, local vendors, etc. Feel free to branch out with recommendations on great restaurants, sporting and arts events, summer festivals, etc. We are also asking all SIM members to let us know if they are aware of CIOs moving to the area. I am coordinating the subcommittee for this program and my fellow sub-committee members are Simona Rollinson CIO at Clayco and Laszlo Gonc, Managing Partner, Next Era Transformation Group. Feel free to contact me at

And while I have your attention, renew your SIM membership here before the end of the year and use the promo code EB19 for a 10% early renewal discount (good through 12/31/18). And join us at our breakfast event in Oak Brook on December 13, Cloud and Cancer - A Tale of Two Transformations with John Phillips, EVP and CIO of Briggs Healthcare, by registering here.