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May 2019

Changing the Rules of the Game: Finding Talent through Online Gaming

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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As children we learned that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. In this session, learn how Jack’s or Jacqueline’s playing of online games can be useful for you as an manager. Find out how the activities that workers engage in outside of work can be useful in developing or signaling skills needed within an organization. Leave with ideas on changes you can make within your hiring and talent development process to use online gaming or other…

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Robotics Part 1: A Fireside Chat with the Champions

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Each year, SIM, through the Outreach Awards, recognizes outstanding achievements in supporting STEM initiatives in the local communities. Come and hear from the champions about the successes - and challenges - of their chapter programs. This intimate discussion will energize you to consider some of their successful tactics in making major contributions in support of STEM education and careers. Session Moderator: Terry Brock           Terry L Brock, Content Weaver Terry Brock is more than just a…

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Robotics Workshop Part 2: The Competition

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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As 21st century jobs transform, we're seeing an ongoing, escalating need for a work force proficient in robotics literacy and strong technical skills.  Come see firsthand how some Central Florida middle and high school students -- in partnership with SIM Central Florida -- are sharpening their robotics literacy and developing their capabilities to meet the demand for these skills over the next decade. Robotics working demonstrations will be provided by two Central Florida robotics clubs: "Team Banana" - Colonial High…

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IT Crowdsourcing as a Means of Increasing the Participation of Under Representing Groups in the Digital Workforce

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Description to come Dr. K. D. Joshi, Professor and Department Chair of Management, Information Systems, & Entrepreneurship Dr. K. D. Joshi is the Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems and Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship at Washington State University. She received her Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Decision Sciences and Information Systems) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Joshi’s…

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Panel: Disruptive Technologies: Forecasting the Needs of The Future Workforce Part 2

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Basic programming in grade schools, achieving Microsoft and Cisco certifications, competing in Cyber Security competitions. These are just a sampling of the amazing opportunities offered by different STEM programs to stimulate kids' interest in the field and help them prepare for future careers.
 For this panel, leaders from three STEM program will discuss how they structure their program offerings for students in Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Moderator: Mark Dronzek Panelist: Chris DeRosier Julie Gabrovic Suzanne Davis Mark…

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Hidden Behavioral Cues That Boost or Bust Credibility

May 17 @ 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Oceans 10, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Your in-person and online actions are never neutral. Those who emanate warmth, competence and a mutuality mindset attitude (how can we accomplish something greater together) are most likely to be trusted as leader, allies and collaborators. From a former NBC and WSJ journalist, who has spent the past decade translating behavioral research into ways to become more deeply connected and widely quoted. Learn 20 actionable insights to boost your community and personal value and visibility. From the angle at which…

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A Panel Discussion With SIM Authors: “The Author’s Journey… Idea, Creation, Outcome”

May 17 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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In this session a panel of published SIM members will share their writing experiences. We will explore what it takes to get started, selecting a publisher, promotion of finished works and the results of having completed this journey. This will be a great session for anyone who wishes to be published someday or even for those who aren’t quite sure about the merits of having their work in print and want to understand what it takes and what are the…

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Make Winning Normal: Maximizing Agility with High-Performing Teams

May 17 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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James Healey, Consultant, Abraic, Inc. James Healey is a consultant at Abraic, Inc. who leads teams in the execution of IT strategy, development of process excellence and optimization of organizational communication dynamics. James believes that the ability to rapidly create and continually improve high performing teams is one of the most important factors for succeeding in highly dynamic environments. James has successfully supported clients in the execution of IT initiatives addressing disruptive industry trends and rapidly shifting competitive landscapes.

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Roundtable Sessions on Directions for Future Practice-Based Research

May 17 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Academic – Practitioner Dialogue: Directions for Practice-Based Research - Friday, May 17: 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Table Topics: Cyber Security As Everyone’s Responsibility - Led by Keri Pearlson Big Data: Where are we and where are we going? - Led by Rashmi Jain IT and Enterprise Risk Management – Led by Michelle Kaarst-Brown Where is the IT Workforce? - Led by Mary Sumner  Each roundtable will begin with these questions related to the topic area of their discussion: What issues and challenges do…

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Shift Your Brilliance – Leading Amidst Change and Uncertainty

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oceans 5-8, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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  • Jeanne W. Ross, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research
    Thursday
    5:00 - 6:00 pm
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    Digital Leadership Keynote, Jeanne Ross, MIT
  • Simon Bailey, Innovator, Educator, Writer
    Friday
    3:00 - 4:00 pm
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    Shift Your Brilliance – Leading Amidst Change and Uncertainty - 2019
  • Kare Anderson, Speaker, Mutuality Matters, Emmy winner, Author
    Friday
    8:30 - 9:15 am
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    Become the Unforgettable Face of Your Organization
  • Benjamin Pring, Futurist and Author
    Thursday
    4:00 - 5:00 pm
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    Figuring Out a Future That Works in A World Where Machines Do Everything
  • Kevin Parikh, Global CEO & Senior Partner, Avasant
    Thursday
    1:00 - 2:00 pm
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    Dare to Dream: Future of the Digital Enterprise
  • Thornton May, Futurist, Educator, Anthropologist and Author
    Thursday
    8:00 - 9:00 am
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    CIO as Futurist: Anticipate Paradigm Shifts and Create the Change You Desire
  • Dean Kamen, Founder, FIRST
    Wednesday
    6:45- 7:45 pm
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    SIM Foundation V.I.P Networking Reception Keynote, Dean Kamen

Business change moves at the speed of light. To keep pace, individuals within an organization must raise the bar on their performance and reset their mindset. The leadership skills of yesterday will not carry the day in today’s continually evolving economy. As the business climate changes in the midst of gender parity, #MeToo, pay equity, diversity, and inclusion ¬ we, too, must change and embrace what Simon T. Bailey calls the “Vuja de Moment.” This is the opposite of déjà vu and…

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