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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

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 potential rewards.

Current participants are:

Moderator: Hunter Muller

Colleen McIntyre

Dr. Ken Russell

Peter Vogel

SIM Authors moderator: Hunter Muller CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC 

Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC.  HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

 Hunter has published several books that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015). Given the unprecedented opportunity IT leaders have today to drive innovation and business results, Hunter’s fifth book, The CIO as CEO of Technology, was published in 2017. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

Colleen Mcintyre, Director of Implementation and Support Services at Azara Healthcare

An experienced IT leader, Colleen has worked across multiple healthcare IT vendor and provider organizations. With technology process improvement, customer relationship management and organizational team development as her core skills, she has built and executed mature, successful technology driven teams.

In her most recent engagement with Azara Healthcare she has built out the implementation, support and project teams. Recognizing the power of technology within the healthcare environment she has excelled in creating organizational structures supporting the growth and clinical success of clients and their patients.

Colleen is a board member for the Boston SIM organization co-chairing the RLF mentor program and a 2016 SIM RLF graduate. In addition to her volunteer work with SIM she is an alumni board member at Bridgewater State University and regularly mentors students and recent graduates.

Her first book, “Planning your path through Reflection, Skill Gap Analysis and Networking” will be published late 2019.


Dr. Ken Russell, CIO and Vice President of Digital Transformation, Pfeiffer University

Dr. Ken Russell is a respected organization and technology leader/coach and turnaround specialist. He is an organization builder (North Carolina, Silicon Valley, Kansas) and has more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing comprehensive organization change and transformation efforts, bespoke programs, and innovation initiatives. He is known for successfully leading and stabilizing turbulent environments. A technology pioneer, he developed early Intranet systems for large banks which led to his participation in developing one of the first successful Internet-based training platforms. 

He continues to be a leader in digital transformation and organization change serving as Pfeiffer University’s Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Digital Transformation. In this role he leads Pfeiffer’s technology and academic computing initiatives and provides counsel for the President. An alum and former Trustee for the University, Dr. Russell leads with a unique combination of pragmatic experience and innovative vision. He understands the necessary balance that exists between what is espoused – and what is real. He is a founder and President Emeritus of both the Charlotte and Wichita Chapters for the Society for Information Management (SIM). He was a Director and Strategist at Cisco, where he led the Intellectual Capital Transformation group. He served as CIO for the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and spent several years in the Office of the CIO with Duke Energy. He was also SVP and head of Enterprise Architecture for Bank of America. 

Lead author of Social Knowledge: Organizational Currencies in the New Knowledge Economy, an industry-defining guide to Social Knowledge Management. Co-author of Make It New: Conversations with a Master Teacher.

Peter S. Vogel, Of Counsel, Foley Gardere, Foley & Lardner LLP


 Peter S. Vogel is Of Counsel in the Litigation Section and a member of the Privacy, Security & Information Management Team at Foley Gardere, Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is Chair of the eDiscovery Committee.  Before practicing law he worked as a systems programmer, received a Masters’ in Computer Science, and taught graduate courses in information systems.   Peter negotiates cloud and IT contracts, and has had trials around the US on software implementations, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, software patent infringement, and Internet disputes.  He also serves as a Mediator, Arbitrator, and Special Master.  For 12 years Peter served as the Founding Chair of the Texas Supreme Court Judicial Committee on Information Technology which is responsible for helping automate the Texas court system and creating the Texas eFiling System. Peter has taught courses at the SMU Dedman School of Law for more than 25 years including courses on eDiscovery and the Law of eCommerce. Many of Peter’s topics are discussed on his blog www.vogelitlawblog.com and a columnist for eCommerceTimes.


May 17
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
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