Our Network

SIM Chicago wants to keep you in touch with what is happening in technology in Chicagoland. Beyond our own events, we connect our members with a network of other organizations throughout Chicagoland who are committed to informing the community about what is new in technology and supporting the growth of Chicago as a technology hub. This network includes:

SPONSORS

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SIM Chicago is committed to providing premier events at reasonable prices, including insightful content and great networking. This would not be possible without the financial contributions and thought leadership from our sponsors. A list of our recent valued sponsors is directly below.

PARTNERS

 Professional organizations, associations, academic institutions and premier information technology event planners that partner with SIM Chicago to provide high quality events promoting leadership, information technology and innovation.

SIMI

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SIM Chicago is an active participant in the international organization, SIMI. SIMI provides events, knowledge sharing, networking and educational opportunities for all SIM members.

 

Sponsors help make it great! 

SIM Chicago is committed to providing premier events at reasonable prices, including insightful content and great networking. This would not be possible without the financial contributions and thought leadership from our sponsors. A list of our recent valued sponsors is directly below.

 
 

Diamond Sponsor

 

Comcast was founded in 1963 as a single-system cable operation of 1,200 subscribers. Since then they’ve grown to be the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services with 24.4 million cable customers, 14.7 million high-speed Internet customers and 6.1 million digital voice customers in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

 

Platinum Sponsor

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for hundreds of customers, including many Fortune 20 to Fortune 1000 companies. CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability and security that enterprise customers require, delivered through a tailored, customer-service focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National Exchange (IX) platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue; reduce expenses; and improve service quality for enterprises, content and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management and service delivery throughout its large portfolio of data centers worldwide.

 

Gold Sponsor
 

Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through leading-edge technologies, innovative solutions and strategic alliances. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Neudesic is a privately held company, serving clients globally from offices across the United States and India.

Neudesic has earned an unparalleled reputation for the depth and breadth of our technology knowledge and business acumen. By systemically applying this expertise to clients' individual business needs, Neudesic helps provide a sustainable competitive advantage based upon unique industry insights and relationships. This combination of knowledge, strategic business alliances, diverse experience and technology expertise allows Neudesic to deliver scalable, durable and inventive solutions that provide clients with the shortest path to success.

A variety of designations and certifications demonstrate the level of expertise achieved including several consultants holding the Microsoft MVP and the Microsoft Virtual Technical Specialist designations based on their depth of expertise and their passion for technology.

Gold Sponsor

FlexPrint is the nation’s leading, privately owned enterprise for managed print services. Their expertise streamlines business workflow for corporate, regional, and remote locations under a single national service level agreement, making an entire enterprise more efficient.

  • FlexPrint’s national managed print solutions encourage client growth through consistent workflow with proactive customer service, a boost in employee efficiency, and driving costs out of business operations.
  • FlexPrint’s programs adapt existing hardware with a single national service level agreement to tackle specific challenges across applications, locations, and users.
  • As consultants, FlexPrint delivers national IT services that add immediate value and simplify the way work gets done so your entire team can operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most, your core business.

Silver Sponsor

BTB Security is an industry leading information security consulting, breach response, and managed security services company. The company was built with some fundamental goals in mind:

  • To build a customer base and name within the information security services industry by telling the truth and practicing with integrity.
  • To deliver high-quality and high-value projects for every service we offer.
  • To become a trusted advisor with every customer, no matter how big or small.
  • To conduct business in a manner that focuses on ethics, decency, and service.

BTB Security has helped clients secure their enterprises since 2006 with a national reach, and highly qualified and credentialed security professionals. With headquarters in Philadelphia, and offices in Chicago and Austin, BTB Security is a privately owned company.

Silver Sponsor

The objective of Proven Business Systems is to provide office equipment, document management, and other managed services to our clients. We are proud to be family owned and operated, and are committed to excellence in service our customers and supporting our community. Our owner and founder is John Cosich, a veteran of the office equipment industry. His knowledge and expertise, along with Proven’s management team, has over 65 years of combined experience in the industry.

We are headquartered in Tinley Park, IL and operate our daily activity from an over 20,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility which includes ample warehousing for equipment and supplies. We also operate with a dispatch call center, parts department, complete service training and setup facility, and administrative staff along with a state-of-the-art showroom.

Proven Business Systems offers sales, service and support, as well as the highest performing line of products by Canon, Toshiba, and Kyocera. By understanding the unique needs of our customers’ needs, we help them succeed in their business ventures. On top of this, we deliver systems and services that are designed to increase the efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the document workflow of the offices we work with.

Silver Sponsor

Founded in 2009, Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. The firm’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, former hiring managers and other leading, industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant was named:

  • No. 1 fastest-growing company on 2015 Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50
  • One of the fastest-growing private companies in America on 2015 Inc. 5000
  • No. 2 on 2015 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms
  • One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014 & 2015
  • One of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014 and 2015

The Brilliant name and logo come from the Chinese translation for the sun and moon – and when combined – create a heightened awareness, or a brilliant state of mind. The firm’s team of experts uses that awareness to match companies with top talent in the industry. Brilliant represents high-quality accounting, finance and IT professionals, and companies within the manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, and nonprofit industries, among many others.

Silver Sponsor

Ensono collaborates with clients to deliver progressive IT solutions to help them operate their infrastructure for today and optimize it for tomorrow. We specialize in supporting mission-critical workloads for the world's most successful companies. Ensono works across all platforms – mainframe to cloud, and everything in between. We are ranked by Information Week 500 for our technology innovation and by the Uptime Institute for 100% availability. Ensono has 700 associates and is headquartered in greater Chicago, Ill. Visit us at www.ensono.com

Silver Sponsor

Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a global managed staffing and services company with core capabilities in:

  • Managed Staffing Services
  • Agile Services
  • Application Development Services
  • Business Intelligence Services
  • Cloud Enablement Services
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Infrastructure Support Services
  • Program Management Services
  • Testing Services

Our vision is to be a global business partner, delivering highest quality and most consistent services at the best value to clients worldwide.

Incorporated in 1994 as a certified Minority Business Enterprise, DISYS has nearly doubled in revenues over the past three years and ranks second on Staffing Industry Analysts' annual listing of the Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms with over $300 million in annual revenues.

DISYS is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices and delivery locations worldwide in North and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

DISYS boasts a long history in the staffing and consulting industry, growing from a 2-person basement operation to an award-winning multi-million dollar firm.

Silver Sponsor

PSC is a professional services consulting firm that helps companies withstand the challenges of change. They specialize in the development of solutions that help their clients achieve their strategic business objectives. PSC solves business problems with long-term solutions that use only proven technologies.

Their goal is to identify, design and implement not simply a good solution but the best possible solution - a process that begins with the way they listen and ends in their clients experiencing a greater return on their investment. Their vision is not limited simply to mastering new technologies. Rather, they look beyond them to the new processes and business models that will enable their clients to find innovative pathways for success.

In short, they believe there are many companies that can show you the 'what' of business. At PSC they go further. They work to show you the 'how' and the 'why.'

Silver Sponsor

As a cutting edge IT company, Insight's unique model combines an array of advanced services and expert technical resources with a far-reaching supply chain to provide your business the level of solution support it needs – whenever you need it. Our technology practices bring deep technical skills in vital solution areas to help you implement strategic technologies. Our Lifecycle and Management Services give you new ways to balance changing IT business priorities and limited resources.

Insight's broad technical scope and capabilities offer a single-source for diverse IT goals. With a complete portfolio of hardware, software and services, Insight can help your company at every stage – from planning to implementation to ongoing management. Let us know how we can help keep your IT business strategy moving forward.

Silver Sponsor

Headquartered in Itasca, IL, with satellite offices in both downtown Chicago and Dallas, TransTech IT Staffing is a leading provider of contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire services of IT professionals.

A Women Business Enterprise (WBE)-Certified IT recruiting firm, they have been delivering professional, flexible, and personable recruiting services since 1990. They serve a national clientele on a local, regionalized basis and are a Tier One vendor at a number of Fortune 500 companies. They are also experts at working within Vendor Management System (VMS) models.

The industries they work with include: healthcare, insurance, finance, state and local government, and banking. Their reputation is built on the ability to offer a wealth of recruiting experience and expertise, a vast network of candidates, and an unwavering commitment to building strong and lasting relationships with their clients, the consultants they place, and the professional communities in which they work.

Silver Sponsor

EMC builds information infrastructures and virtual infrastructures to help people and businesses around the world unleash the power of their digital information. EMC offerings in backup and recovery, enterprise content management, unified storage, big data, enterprise storage, data federation, archiving, security, and deduplication help customers move to and build IT trust in their next generation of information management and enable them to offer IT-as-a-Service as part of their journey to cloud computing.

 

New technologies offer incredible potential: revenue growth, improved customer satisfaction and stronger brand image. However, these innovations can also make technology environments more complex.

To reach its full potential, technology must be easy to use. And it must perform.

For nearly 40 years, Compuware has delivered software, experts and best practices to make your applications work well and deliver business value. Their people and software ensure that critical technologies work like they should — all the time — for their 7,100 customers around the globe. When technology performance really matters — and it matters now more than ever — organizations, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the 20 most visited U.S. web sites, turn to Compuware.

 

AITP is the community of IT knowledge focused on empowering the IT profession by evolving its members to their full potential as a professional.

It is our goal, our purpose to provide a community network for the IT business professionals to reach their true potential by providing education programs for advancing technology and business skills, leadership development opportunities, networking, peer mentoring and knowledge sharing, and online resources.

As an AITP member, you will:

  • Meet People Working in Your Field of Interest!
  • Learn About Career and Business Opportunities
  • Stay Abreast of Industry Trends
  • Polish Your Leadership Skills
  • Converge Your Technology Skills with Business Skills
  • Build Lifelong Relationships
  • andStay Connected with the world of the new IT Profession!

Evanta Dedicated to creating and sustaining executive leadership networks for business leaders across the globe, Evanta has established a broad mix of unique conference and media-based platforms designed to meet the needs of executives across the C-Suite.

Evanta's flagship product, the CIO Executive Summit, operates in 29 cities across North America and expanded internationally to London and Sydney in 2007. It is complemented by the CIO Institute, a leadership development academy for technology executives who have been selected to assume significant management responsibilities, and the CIO Leadership Network, the industry's first invitation-only, online social networking site for technology executives.

The dramatic growth of Evanta's presence in the technology market led to the development and launch of an Executive Summit series for Chief Marketing Officers (CMO), Chief Financial Officers (CFO), Chief Security Officers (CISO) and Human Resource Executives. The company was acquired by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail & General Trust plc (DMGT) and, as a member of the FTSE 250, DMGT is ranked as one of Britain's largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

 

SIM Chicago has been partnering with the Executives Club of Chicago for many years. We help produce and promote the ECC Technology events.

The Executives’ Club of Chicago (EC) is a business forum for thought leadership, professional development, and best business practices. Founded in 1911, The Club is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious business organizations. The Executives’ Club serves Chicago’s business community by providing information and resources needed to establish effective global partnerships, enhance intellectual exchange, develop future diverse business leaders, and promote Chicago as a world class global business center. In 2011, The Executives’ Club of Chicago observes its Centennial, celebrating 100 years of The Club’s Global Thinkers and Doers. The Centennial is marked by a variety of programs and marketing/communications initiatives. These include four Centennial Summits addressing women’s leadership, technology leadership, new leaders, and U.S.-India trade and investment relations.

HMG Strategy, LLC is the fastest growing provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support to CIO/Senior IT executives by focusing on the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT Leader. Our conferences and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of more than 16,000 global CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world class thought leaders.

Our CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a unique conference experience to build relationships with peers and gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of information technology. Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide you with invaluable insights into the changing role of the CIO.

 

About SIMI

 
 

SIM International (SIMI) is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations.

SIM members strongly believe in and champion:

  • The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership
  • The creation and sharing of best practices
  • The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services
  • IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career
  • The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education
  • Working with the IT industry to shape its direction
  • Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation
  • Serving our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

 

In addition to the local chapter programs, SIM International provides programs and knowledge sharing at the national level:

 

You can view all of the information about SIM International here.