SIM Portland February Meeting-Scholarship Recognition Gala Event

Select tickets

About the event

SIM Scholarship Recognition Gala and Keynote by "Futurist" Christina Kerley

For 15th consecutive years, SIM Portland has awarded scholarships to students in the MIS/BIS/OTM degree track at local universities in the Oregon and SW Washington area. To date, this totaled to over $560,000. At the February 13th meeting, SIM Portland will recognize over 25 scholarship recipients who are well on the way to earning their bachelor's degree.

In addition to the regular attendees, about 70 students and faculties from the participating universities will be in the audience. The participating universities are this year are:

  • Oregon State University
  • University of Portland
  • Washington State University - Vancouver Campus

It is a great opportunity for you to mingle with a vibrant group of young IT professionals in the making! 

Keynote: THE TECH MEGATRENDS: The Tech Trends Reshaping Our Lives, Our Work—And Our World

We are witnessing a spectacular renaissance unfold as 10+ transformative technologies reshape every aspect of our lives. And whichever your chosen career—or field of study—these advancements will impact you in exciting and profound ways. In this special session, keynoter, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley will take attendees on an eye-opening, thought-provoking tour of The Tech Megatrends . . . and show you why the future favors those who embrace innovation.

While yesterday belonged to billions of smartphones, tomorrow belongs to trillions of smart things. Whereas the 20th century was about computers, the 21st century is about algorithms that will infuse “Added Intelligence” into all of our devices, industries, and activities. And just as Hollywood portrays robots as Terminators, in reality, they’ll act as our collaborators. These “CoBots” will help the elderly to live independently, the disabled to move freely, and doctors to operate across continents remotely.

Apps that monopolize our attention will be replaced by bots that free us from distractions. Drones will beam Web connectivity to the next billion users—with Blockchains bringing billions more into the global economy. And the Next-Generation Internet will be more of a real-world “Outernet,” due to the rise of connected devices, conversational computing, and 3D holograms. Our planet is becoming datafied, AI is making all things cognified, the next BIG things will be nano-sized . . . and more! 


Powerhouse keynoter, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley pushes Fortune 500s ahead of the curve through the 10+ tech that will dominate the next 10 years.

Praised for her boundless energy, humor, and inspiration, she has wowed crowds at Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Amazon, TEDx, E*TRADE, The United Nations, Bissell, Best Buy, Prudential, Cisco, Prudential, and more.

A top-rated faculty member at Rutgers Business School for Exec Ed, CK tackles the tough topics: from The Tech Megatrends, IoT, and Artificial Intelligence, to Next-Gen Marketing, Robotics, and High-Tech Health. Additionally, she has guest lectured at Stanford, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern, St. Peter’s, and USF.

Connecting with many generations—from Boomers to Zoomers—she works with professionals in IT, marketing, sales, HR, innovation, and leadership.

Based in New York City, for CK’s videos, tech, and topics, please visit:  


Christina "CK" Kerley: Speaker, Futurist & Professor

When & Where
Feb 27
27th February 2019
05:30 PM - 08:15 PM
Portland, OR
2019-02-27 05:30 PM 2019-02-27 08:15 PM America/Los_Angeles SIM Portland February Meeting-Scholarship Recognition Gala Event 1225 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR, United States 97204

University Club of Portland

Address: 1225 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204


SIM Portland member price is $35.00 (To get member price, please log in!). If you have issues with login please email


5:00 pm to 6:15 pm Social

6:15 pm Dinner

6:50 pm Scholarship Recognition

7:10 pm Keynote

8:20 pm Close

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Portland Historic Landmark[2]

University Club rear - Portland Oregon.jpg