South Florida SIM 2019 Conference

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SIM is a senior IT leadership organization with over 5,000 national members. SIM South Florida strives to strengthen professional communications among members who direct the application of information technology in private and public organizations.

  • SIM members login for access to the free member registration.
  • IT Executives who are not SIM members, sign up for the wait list to request a free non-member registration.
  • Vendors that are not sponsors will not be admitted to this meeting without prior authorization by the local chapter Board of Directors.

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About the event

South Florida SIM 2019 IT Leadership Conference



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Round Table discussion

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch


Program Overview:


The Moneyball CIO - Learning the Science of Decision Making presented by Jacques Lirette

IT can often feel like an unwinnable game, with limited resources, changing priorities, multiple stakeholders and increased demands. Too often, IT leaders must make decisions with insufficient information and without knowing the true effect on the business.


This presentation will walk you through three drivers of business satisfaction, and help IT leaders navigate a world in which:

  • Only 28% of Business Leaders are satisfied with the performance of IT
  • 67% of CIOs are not aligned with executives on the role of IT

The framework aims to remove the guesswork from what makes the business happy and predict the impact of key decisions.

Jacques Lirette has 30 years worth of real-world IT Executive leadership experience in a variety of IT leadership roles. Jacques has been an IT Consultant, Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Software Sales Director and Vice President of Product Strategy for an Internet of Things start-up. 

Round Table Discussion


IT’s role in the development and execution of business strategy has grown significantly in the era of digital transformation. When done well, IT strategic planning can be a powerful tool, setting the company up to realize key business goals and outcomes.


This exclusive round table is an opportunity to learn, share experiences, network, review new IT-related business trends, and discuss how to align your IT infrastructure model with your business strategies. This event will be held as a C-Suite forum where executives share and provide insight, perspective, and knowledge in a very unique interactive setting. Executives can accelerate their development and enhance success with peer feedback and learning.


  • Best practices to develop and execute a business-aligned IT road map:
  • What does that mean for existing architecture, operating processes, skills, sourcing, governance, or culture?
  • Short-term or long-term roadmap strategies.
  • Build in defined measurable goals for success.
  • How do you embrace new approaches to planning that are more business-driven and flexible?
  • Implementing programs and technology to facilitate proactive cyber security measures.

Our Roundtable Participants

Debbie Wilson

John Bruno
Broward County

Juan Vento
VP Telecommunication Services
Great HealthWorks
Manuel Bautista


Sponsorship Descriptions:

  • $1,000 Sign-in Sponsor includes signage displayed at check-in, logo on the name tag or lanyard, logo on event page and 2 passes.
  • $2,000 Breakfast and Lunch Sponsor includes signage with the food, introduction at the start of the day and before breaking for lunch, logo on the event page and 2 passes.
  • $3,000 Speaker Sponsor includes signage at the front of the room, 5 minutes to introduce sponsor in the morning, logo on the event page and 2 passes.
  • $5,000 Round Table Sponsors includes a table in the room, a 5 minute introduction at the beginning of the round table discussion, logo on the event page and 2 passes.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

Community Sponsors

When & Where
Oct 16
16th October 2019
08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Davie, FL
2019-10-16 08:00 AM 2019-10-16 01:30 PM America/New_York South Florida SIM 2019 Conference Executive Conference Center - Room 3000 Carl DeSantis Building 6 SW 75th Ave Davie, FL, 33314-7796

NSU DeSantis Building

Executive Conference Center - Room 3000

Carl DeSantis Building

6 SW 75th Ave

Davie, FL 33314-7796