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Tuesday
May 28
Tech Startup Founders [1on1 Conversations over Video]
Online. You'll get a link to join when you RSVP

Founders of Tech Startups Only

We come together from different backgrounds and industries and it's this diversity that makes group members valuable. We collaborate and share tips on what’s worked and just as important… what hasn’t worked to grow our startups.

RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We’re a no-sales group and I work to keep the group as promised -- a group of Tech Startup Founders.

We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1-2pm Pacific.

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Tuesday
Oct 13, 2009
TechAmerica: CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: Reinvention and the Role of the Engineering Executive
Morton's Steakhouse

How are you and your company going to come out of this recession? What has changed during the past two years? Where are things headed for your business? Companies are reinventing themselves in a variety of ways - through diversification of products and markets; by shifting more manufacturing and sourcing to Asia; by hiring or contracting for staff whose skills weren’t even mentioned in job descriptions at the turn of the century (10 years ago!) With all of this change, what’s happening to the engineering jobs in Portland, and how does the role of the Engineering Executive need to change and adapt?

This dinner forum is available to CTO and Engineering Executives from member and nonmember companies.

Thank you Marger Johnson & McCollom PC for sponsoring this event.

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Tuesday
Dec 7, 2010
CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: Social Media Inside the Engineering Department – Is it safe?
Morton's Steakhouse

At the October 20th Technology and IP Event, Fostering Innovation Through Social Media: Using it Openly But Wisely, speakers will present how organizations are using social media to drive innovation from a business development perspective. At the November 2nd CTO and Engineering Executive Forum we will continue to explore what social media looks like on the inside of an organization, specifically in the engineering department.

We know that social media has proven effective in outbound marketing strategies, but is the creation and exchange of user-generated content safe in an environment of innovation and trade secrets? Do you protect against social media? Do you cultivate social media? Or both?

Join your peers for dinner and a forum discussion of the possibilities for creating a culture of innovation by using social media.

Cost to Attend: $95 TechAmerica Members, $125 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica, (503) 624-4871

Mark Your Calendar - Future CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: - April 5, 2011

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Pubtalk:Double-Pitch & Hot Mic Night:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm
AHA!

PubTalk:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm

Double-Pitch + Hot-Mic Night: June 22 : Join us for a high-energy networking evening and connect with over 130 local small business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and business professionals from both sides of the river.

Presenting 2 start-up company pitches w/review by expert panelists and introducing five 90-sec. spots at the new 'Company Hot-Mic’.

Date/Time: Wed June 22, 2011: 5pm–8pm Venue: AHA! 415 W 6th Street Ste 605, Vancouver, WA 98660 Cost: OEN Members: $20 • Non-Members: $25 Register: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=vrbsh

Presenting Companies:

• GLOBAL INSPECTION SOLUTIONS:  GIS’s 3D scanning process scans & compares to quickly ID Mfg. defects

www.globalinspectionsolutions.com

• HELIDYNE: Innovative geothermal devices replace turbines and can process brine directly from geothermal wells

http://www.helidynepower.com

Expert Panelists:

   •  Spencer J. Brown 
   •  Kermit Yensen 
   •  Michael A. Kaplan

Many thanks to our Event Sponsors:

   •  First Independent Bank   http://bit.ly/iIeAxz
   •  Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP   http://bit.ly/kT7gmG
   •  Rylander & Associates PC     http://bit.ly/jeBbbK
   •  Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc    http://bit.ly/mptPgt
   •  O’Shansky’s Pub and Restaurant       http://on.fb.me/ittrBt
   •  Alling Henning Associates Inc.   http://bit.ly/l21uev
   •  Chris Bidleman Photography   http://bit.ly/mOxIbR
   •  Wideangle Studios    http://bit.ly/iFs2vF

Questions/info: contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator

     [email protected]
     (678) 314-6228
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Friday
Apr 13, 2012
Agilepalooza Portland
Sheraton Portland Airport

AgilePalooza is a community event that brings together internationally recognized agile coaches and trainers with local software professionals. Attendees will learn about advancing agile methods through workshops and collaborative sessions.

Use promo code V1Save50-C for 50% off. Only $35!

Speakers include: Dr. Ahmed Sidky has a Ph.D. in value–based process frameworks for effective agile adoption. Ahmed’s work has gained popularity and respect in the agile community as a pragmatic approach for organizations of all sizes attempting to adopt agile. Diana Larsen Drawing on 15+ years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana is a pragmatic agile consultant with FutureWorks. Diana leads system-wide groups in collaborative thinking and planning, as well as guiding teams through project kick-offs, chartering and retrospectives. Dave Sharrock drives change within technology-driven organizations through the introduction of agile product development practices, using agile frameworks such as Scrum. And more!!

For $69, attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and the opportunity to participate in one of two tracks: Practicing Agile and Planning Agile. The Practicing Agile track is geared toward those interested in agile fundamentals and engineering practices and the Planning Agile track is for those planning and managing multiple teams and projects.

Go here to learn more and register: http://www.agilepalooza.com/Portland2012/default.asp

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Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: Adapting Manufacturing Principles to Engineering Projects
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

“Value Stream” is a term that originated with Lean Manufacturing meaning to analyze and design the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer. The whole idea is to drive out waste, deliver fast, build quality in, and engage all of the people involved in the value stream so that great products emerge. Urban Airship has had a lot of success with Kanban and Kaizen…

So wrote Mike Herrick, VP Engineering at Urban Airship in Portland. Coming from both an engineering and operations background myself, this caught my attention – the idea of using manufacturing principles to streamline and accelerate product development and deployment is intriguing.

Engineering Executives must assure that the flow continues all the way from blue-sky concept through development, productization, release to manufacturing, scale-up and support – often to a world-wide market. We’ve invited Mike to join us to kick-off our round-table CTO Forum discussions in April with a few anecdotes and reflections on what they’re doing and what they’ve learned.

Please join us for this opportunity to exchange ideas and real-life experiences with your industry peers.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: TBD, Portland, OR Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-4871

Thank you Marger Johnson & McCollom PC for sponsoring!

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Tuesday
Oct 1, 2013
Dyn's Lunch and Learn: Load Balancing and DDOS Attacks
The Bluehour Restaurant

On Tuesday, October 1st at 11:30 AM, join us at The Bluehour Restaurant in the Pearl District of Portland, OR, for a free invite-only interactive lunch seminar featuring Dyn Chief Technologist Cory von Wallenstein and iovation’s Principal Infrastructure Architect Eric Rosenberry that will help educate you on:

  • The practice of using active/active failover
  • Preparing for DDoS attacks
  • Making full use of all web and application servers whether or not a failure has occurred
  • Expanding infrastructure without downtime...and more!

Attendance is limited, so make sure you register to get in:

http://portland.dynroadshow.com

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Thursday
Feb 4, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Connect with fellow CTOs
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

The only event in Portland Startup Week focussed squarely on the Portland CTO community!

My name is Etienne de Bruin and as a CTO myself I’ve had issues with connecting, learning and benefiting from the collective experiences of other CTOs and that is why I am working hard to create a trusted community of Chief Technology Officers, young and old, past and present based in Portland, OR.

Come enjoy cocktails and appetizers on me with the sole purpose of breaking down barriers and leaning into the collective.

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Tuesday
Mar 22, 2016
Portland CTOs Roundtable Discussion
CENTRL Office

7CTOs is a forum for technology leaders to share wisdom, experience and advice. Come enjoy a 2 hour introductory forum led by fellow CTO and founder of 7CTOs, Etienne de Bruin that will help you connect with other CTOs in Portland and grow as technology leader in your own company.

Come and enjoy drinks and appetizers. For more information on 7CTOs, please visit 7ctos.com/story or e-mail me any time at [email protected].

This event is free to CTOs and technology co-founders, leaders but please RSVP over here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovative-cto-mini-lab-hosted-by-7ctos-portland-cto-tickets-22746408119

Etienne

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Monday
Apr 25, 2016
7CTOs - Get Your Estimates Right - Why Your Customers And Your Team Will Love You
CENTRL Office

There are always scenarios where when given a hard deadline, we must respond with what work can be accomplished by that date. How do we know when to work with what we have been charged to do or push back? What options do we have?

How do we know when to Commit, Estimate or Explore in differing technical or business scenarios? When choosing estimation or exploration as an option, how do you communicate your reasons and negotiate with your customer or stakeholder when he or she would prefer a commitment?

We will meet in a conference room at CENTRL and spend 2 hours together discussing this topic and getting to know more about each other's business challenges. We will also run through a few exercises designed to challenge our thinking and ultimately make us better leaders.

Agenda

We are meeting at CENTRL 1355 NW Everett St on April 25, 2016

6pm: Food and Drinks

6:30pm: Get started on Forum discussions topic: Estimates

7:30pm: Exercise

8pm: Done!

What is 7CTOs?

7CTOs is a Chief Technologist Community of Practice where we share business challenges, grow together and collectively solve hard problems for the greater good. We meet in forums of 7 members on a monthly basis in cities across the USA. Check out 7ctos.com/story

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Tuesday
May 17, 2016
7CTOs - Portland CTO Happy Hour
Deschutes Brewery

Please RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-cto-happy-hour-tickets-25220796080

Let's have drinks and appetizers together.

Portland CTO is an initiative by 7CTOs to bring technology leaders together. As fellow CTOs we have a deep appreciation for the shared challenges we face and we know how important it is to get out of our heads and enjoy some beer time together.

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Wednesday
Nov 8, 2017
SIM-Portland November Meeting: "The 7 Deadly Sins of Business Transformation"
University Club of Portland

The 7 Deadly Sins of Business Transformation

MOHAN NAIR. Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Cambia Health Solutions

In today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, we are seeing the signs of another era of disruptive transformation, i.e., The Internet of Things, A.I., Big Data, Blockchain and Internet Security. When markets transform, companies caught unprepared are left behind. But those who recognize that change is in the air, who are prepared for market shifts, not only prevail but can soar to new competitive heights.

In this talk, Mohan will focus on the “seven deadly sins” that one must avoid in business in order to survive and thrive during market fluctuations. He will offer a way to view transformation and guide you on how to anticipate, understand and ride the waves.

Highlights include: • Examining the new principles of transformation in business • Understanding the value of purpose in organizations • Learn about Market Momentum and how to identify it • Learn how to focus on Value Propositions and Leadership • Understanding the role of a Performance Platform in the achievements of an organization

Biography Mohan Nair servers as Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health Solutions, a nonprofit health insurance corporation based in Portland, Oregon. He guides Cambia's Innovation Force (IF) as it inspires ideas from a variety of sources, selecting execution-focused concepts and starting them on the path to new businesses or concepts. Mohan joined the company in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Executive accountable for product development, brand management, consumer-directed health systems/e-business, business intelligence and corporate performance management/planning for all four health plans.

Before joining Regence, Mohan founded Emerge Inc., a business advisory firm, focused on business transformation. He also took over ABC Technologies and ProTools Inc., serving as president of each firm until their profitable sales to SAS and McAfee respectively. He has been an adjunct professor of business at Kellogg School of Management for over 10 years and authored the books Essentials of Balanced Scorecard, Activity-Based Information Systems: An Executive's Guide to Implementation, and Strategic Business Transformation. (Wiley & Sons)

Mohan has served as a member of the Armed Services Interest Group on Cost and Performance Management, and the Government's Committee on Performance and Accountability for the State of Oregon. He also serves on the Chronic Care Workgroup under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

His community activities include board roles in United Way and National University of Natural Medicine (vice chair). He also serves as advisor to the President of George Fox University.

Mohan holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and business, and a master's degree in computer and information sciences from the University of Oregon. He received an accreditation in advanced management from Stanford University.

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Wednesday
Jan 10, 2018
SIM-Portland January Meeting: "IT as a Value Creator - How to get IT out of the Engine Room"
University Club of Portland

IT as a Value Creator - How to get IT out of the Engine Room

Abe Lietz, SVP & CIO - KinderCare Education

With digital transformation and technology disruption at the top of the agenda in the board room, IT is uniquely positioned to step of out of back office and take the lead in driving value creation. However, IT teams are often buried in technical debt and struggle to just “keep the lights on”. In this talk, Abe will discuss strategies to transformation the people, process and technology of IT to drive growth, create value, gain market share, and delight customers.

Key topics that will be explored in this talk include,

• Leadership design principles to support digital transformation

• Modern architectures to deliver with speed & quality

• Discuss going “all-in” on public cloud as a key enable

• Examine “experience first” design principles to delight customer

• Learn about leveraging the VC community to accelerate innovation

Abe Lietz is SVP & Chief Information Officer (CIO) for KinderCare Education. In this role, Mr. Lietz leads the Information Technology and Change Management functions for KinderCare and is charged with driving digital transformation to support business growth and managing all key enterprise business systems which includes in-center, family facing, mobile, data analytics and back office applications as well as all supporting infrastructure. Abe is leading a multi-year transformation of KinderCare’s digital capability by reorganizing its people, process and technology to deliver on value creation initiatives through the use of cloud-first architectures (SaaS, IaaS, & PaaS), as well as delivering multiple innovative mobile, web, and data solutions for its customers and staff.

A recognized industry expert, Abe has received multiple industry awards, including being recognized as San Diego’s Top Technology Executive in 2015. He is a frequent speaker on IT transformation and cloud migration strategies and has been featured in many publications including CIO.com, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many others.

Prior to joining KinderCare, Mr. Lietz was CIO & VP, Customer Service Operations for Curves and Jenny Craig where he led a complete transformation of the IT organization, as well as managing the service contact center for both brands to drive a best-in-class service experience for customers, franchise owners and corporate users. Prior to Curves & Jenny Craig, Mr. Lietz was Chief Architect & Head of Divisional IT for Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) where he was responsible for driving technology strategy, new technology incubation, and overall technical architecture for the IT infrastructure and applications footprint, as well as all instrument and software system product lines. Mr. Lietz holds a B.A. in Business & MIS from Washington State University.

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Wednesday
Mar 14, 2018
SIM-Portland March Meeting: "Demystifying Micro-services and the impact of the changing DevOps development tools in IT"
University Club of Portland

Speaker Panel - "Demystifying Micro-services and the impact of the changing DevOps development tools in IT"

Phil Taylor, VP of Engineering - Infogroup Northwest)

Dan Anolik, VP of Engineering - HeathSparq/Cambia)

Moderator: Richard Appleyard, VP Technology - GB2tech.com

What are Microservices? Why is this new software development architecture important? How does it compare with the traditional monolithic development style? Where will Microservices be most effective and what impact will it have the service that IT will need to provide?

Join us for the SIM Portland March 2018 meeting when we will explore what the implications of Microservices are, how a local company is implementing this architecture, and what has been learned from this experience.

Key topics that will be explored in this talk include,

• The difference between Monolithic and Microservices development models

• What are the benefits of Microservices and are they right for your business and technology stack

• What are the people, process and technology considerations for moving to Microservices

• Lessons learned from implementing Microservices, including how and why the switch worked, as well as areas for improvement in adoption and implementation.

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Wednesday
Apr 11, 2018
SIM-Portland April Meeting: "A Jetsons or Bladerunner future for our metropolitan areas - are we on the brink of a technology sea-change for Smart Cities?"
University Club of Portland

Speaker panel: "A Jetsons or Bladerunner future for our metropolitan areas - are we on the brink of a technology sea-change for Smart Cities?"

Stan Curtis (Urban.Systems),
Kevin Martin (City of Portland),
Kristin Tufte (PSU),
Dave Pelkey (Azimith Communications)
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Moderator: Bud Borja (CGI).

The idea of Smart Cities has been around for a while. It encapsulates how technology is going to transform the way we interact with City government & infrastructure, local businesses and our communities. It is very exciting to consider all the transformational possibilities when cities are digitally enabled, as well as the impact of emerging technology such as self-driving cars on the City administrative model and the local economy. But what are the barriers to realizing this future? Which cities are having successes and which are having failures? How about our own City of Portland and other cities in the metropolitan area?


Join us for the SIM Portland April 2018 meeting when we will review what is happening with IT and Smart Cities. We will have a panel of thought leaders speaking on NextGen wired and wireless network, Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors, autonomous vehicles, as well as big data & visualization. Come learn what new opportunities and challenges are here today and on the horizon. 



Key topics that will be explored include,


• Review of Smart Cities planning and strategies to date.
• Major technology areas being tackled by Smart Cities groups and collaborations.
• Examples of Smart Cities projects successes and failures.
• What does this all mean to IT leadership? What should IT infrastructure be prepared for?

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Thursday
Apr 26, 2018
Luncheon Speaker Series: Strategies and Trends in the Digital Cloud
University Club of Portland

Women in Technology Leadership Speaker Series
"Strategies and Trends in the Digital Cloud"
This event is the inaugural SIM Portland Women Speaker Series for 2018.
It is open to both members and non-member, men and women.

Topic
The Cloud has blended the lines between business and technology while also providing a kick-start for many companies’ digital transformation.The word digital arouses thoughts about marketing, sales, and customer experience. These areas will dominate investments for many companies over the last few years. The next level of true innovation is transforming customer facing systems with those in the back office. Come hear about the forward leaning trends that build a company’s digital journey on interconnected and automated systems that leverage data and real-time analysis.

What is the leadership needed to lead these transformation journeys in an ever-increasing agile world that is based on building enterprise systems that are personalized, automated and intelligent? Where do you start?

Speaker
Lisa Hager is the Global Head of the Salesforce Practice for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In this capacity, she is responsible for leading TCS’s rapidly growing Global CX and Salesforce practice including driving sales, delivery, alliance management, and innovative solution development across TCS’ mature and emerging markets. She is responsible for a unit with offices in North America, Europe, Japan, LATM, and 9 Global Delivery Centers. Lisa is a seasoned leader with 20 years of experience in strategy and organizational development, customer experience, digital, and cloud strategy. She is a recognized speaker on technology and business trends with over 20 publications.

Before joining TCS, Lisa served as a National Director for Slalom Consulting responsible for lead and building their Salesforce Practice. Prior to Slalom, Lisa was a member of NTT Centerstance’s Executive Team. She played a key role during the organization’s growth period resulted in an acquisition by NTT.

Agenda
11:30 AM Registration/ Buffet Lunch
12:00 -1:00 PM Speaker

Event Sponsor: Propeller

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Wednesday
May 9, 2018
SIM-Portland May Meeting: "What is so smart about SD-WAN?"
University Club of Portland

Over the past 20 years, advances in Information technologies have continuously remade the business world. Think– the Internet, virtualization, cloud, the smartphone to name a few. That has however been one exception – the wide area network (WAN), that is … until now. One of the hottest topics in IT Infrastructure is Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN or SDWAN). It is a specific application of software-defined networking (SDN) technology applied to WAN connections. WAN links are used to connect enterprise networks – including branch offices and data centers – over large geographic distances. SDWAN technologies promise the moon; lower costs, faster performance, business agility to name a few. So, what is real and what is pure marketing?

Come hear from someone who has been an Oregon pioneer in SD-WAN. John Spiegel from Columbia Sportswear will provide an overview of SD-WAN, relate his first-hand experiences implementing this new technology, the results he has seen and how it has changed John’s approach to the ever-evolving landscape of IT infrastructure (both good and bad).

John Spiegel is the Sr Manager of Infrastructure at Columbia Sportswear Company. He is a leader with 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Networking. Forward-leading, big thinker with a passion for transformative and cutting-edge technologies such as SD-WAN and Cloud. Believer in the power of sharing and collaborating with other like-minded individuals to evolve the industry. Outside of work, focus and energy is on family, brewing beer, Duck and Packer football and currently planning a trip to Africa with his family.

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Wednesday
Sep 12, 2018
SIM-Portland September Meeting: "The State of IT in the State”
University Club of Portland

About the event
Please join us for the SIM Portland September 2018 meeting when a panel of experts from the Office of the State CIO will review what is happening in IT in the State of Oregon, and what new opportunities and challenges are being worked on, and how can public and private IT organizations lead and partner to implement these goals.

Key topics that will be explored include,
• Review of current State of Oregon IT planning and initiatives, including,
• State of Oregon Cybersecurity initiative including Cybersecurity Advisory Council and awareness
• Statewide Broadband initiative and addressing the Digital Divide with OregonFIBER
• What does this all mean to IT leadership? How can we partner and collaborate? What should we be planning for?

The Distinguished Panelists
• Melody Riley Ralphs, Chief Technology Officer, Oregon’s State Chief Information Office
• Dave McMorries, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, State of Oregon
• Jordan Masanga (Panel Chair), CIO, Oregon PERS

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Thursday
Oct 25, 2018
SIM-Women Luncheon: "Bold, Brave, Brazen: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field," Sierra Modro
University Club of Portland

2018 Women in Technology Leadership Speaker Series
"Bold, Brave, Brazen: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field"
by Sierra Modro, CSP, Technology Futurist

This event is brought to you by Portland SIM Women Committee and is open to both members and non-members, and both men and women.

Topic
How often do you look around and wonder why you’re one of the only woman in the room? Do you have to work hard to find and maintain female friends because you rarely see or meet other women? Sierra Modro was a software and hardware engineer at a time when women were rare in the IT industry. Over her 25+ year career, she's done it all – software engineer, hardware engineer, technical marketing, technology evangelism, and tech futurist. Frequently the only woman blazing a new trail, she learned to be bold, brave, and even brazen in getting what she needed to succeed. Learn the lessons from the front line that you can apply to help you to thrive. Join us to discover how a refrigerator magnet completely changed Sierra’s career and life!

Speaker Biography
Meet technology futurist Sierra Modro. Sierra helped engineer the first Pentium processor motherboards, the screen technology on your Kindle device and the software that powers streaming music in your home. A former technology evangelist for Intel, Sierra has spoken for the best tech leaders in the world, including Bill Gates, Paul Otellini, Steve Ballmer, and executives from Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, Google, and others.

Sierra has worked in the area of emerging technology for 15 years. She thinks 3 years in the future today, so you can get ahead of the disruptive technology that will change your business tomorrow.

This event is organized by Portland SIM Women and sponsored by Propeller, a Management Consulting Company

AGENDA
11:15 AM Registration opens
11:30 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Keynote
1:00 PM Close

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Wednesday
Nov 7, 2018
SIM-Portland November Meeting: "How Workplace Behaviors Build Successful Organizations”
University Club of Portland

About the event
Most organizations want to succeed at what they do, right? And an inclusive workplace is a key aspect of successful organizations. What does an inclusive workplace feel like? What behaviors make people feel like they’re part of the team? These questions must be answered if the goal is to create an environment where everyone can grow and thrive. To build such a culture, there are specific strategies that can be employed in any organization.

Join us for the SIM Portland November 2018 meeting when we will discuss the concepts of diversity and inclusion, along with the behaviors that make it possible – or impossible – to achieve true workplace inclusion and highly effective organizations.

Key topics that will be explored include,
• Key aspects of successful organizations
• The concepts of diversity and inclusion
• Strategies that create an inclusive workplace
• What does this all mean to IT leadership? How can you create an environment where everyone can grow and thrive.

The Distinguished Panelists
• Bob Leek, Interim Director and Chief Information Officer, Department of County Assets at Multnomah County, Oregon
• Kory Murphy, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Department of County Assets, Multnomah County, Oregon

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Wednesday
Jan 9
SIM-Portland January Meeting: "Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation"
University Club of Portland

Martin gives you stories, studies, humor and data from the stage that teach and inspire attendees to look at influence, persuasion and negotiation in a very different way. He mastered methods for determining objective probabilities with the best strategies for success in transactions and disputes needed in the information economy. But this was not enough. His research then focused on tempering this objective approach with understanding human behavior and brain function. The result: we do well when we know our choices in how we communicate our needs to the world.

About the Speaker
Martin Medeiros began his career supporting SABRE Technology Group for American Airlines' flight reservation system. After obtaining his law degree he was recognized by his client, Ryder, with the RISE Award for information systems excellence. As a negotiation leader in thousands of deals and disputes over the last 25 years, information technology remains his passion. Martin authored three books on influence, persuasion, negotiation and technology.

Speaking and offering workshops to start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 firms, trade associations, strategic investment associations, universities, non-profits, governments and healthcare providers, Martin also presented to hundreds of attorneys as: a Board Member of the Oregon Law Institute at Lewis and Clark College of Law, a speaker for the Washington State Bar Corporate Counsel Section, and as Chair of the Technology Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. Martin's skill as a keynote speaker and teacher were forged on the anvil of his unique experiences, experiences attendees benefit from by leaving his talks with immediately actionable takeaways.

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Tuesday
Jan 22
Startup Founders in Tech [1on1 Conversations over Video]
Online.

Startup Founders of Tech Startups Only

We're startup founders building tech products to solve problems in the world. 

We come together from different backgrounds and industries and it's this diversity that makes group members valuable to one another. Some of us code. Others do marketing. Some of us think we'll be fundraising forever... No matter, we've got overlapping challenges and experiences to share with each other for what to do (and just as importantly what not to do).

So, if you're looking to get smarter and move faster with your business, join us. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific. 

Reach out if you have questions. 

Whitney

PS - If you're interested but not yet in the group, it's easy to join. RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We want to ensure the group remains as promised... a group of Startup Founders in Tech

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Tuesday
Feb 5
Startup Coffee Hour Meetaway
Online. You'll get a link when you register

For people working in startups or around the startup scene, Startup Coffee Hour is a 1-hour agendaless and speakerless event where you’ll meet new people and have the opportunity to talk about what you care about.

We're running this event over Meetaway -- the format is back-to-back 1on1 conversations over video call where you'll have the ability to choose who you meet. It's an efficient way to digest a thought with other entrepreneurs and get back to your day.

RSVP and we'll send you a link to join.

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Wednesday
Mar 13
SIM-Portland March Meeting: "Managing an IoT World: It really needs a paradigm shift!"
University Club of Portland

Bikram will provide his insights into what to look out for in IoT and MIoT. The "internet of things" and especially the "internet of medical things” can empower us with new insights and enable remarkable capabilities for managing our lives and health. In most cases, we need to need to rethink how we integrate this into our existing infrastructure and tools, and how to utilize all this novel information to its full potential.

About the Speaker
Bikram Day is a Solutions Architect for Capsule Technologies, and focuses on designing medical device data integration solutions and informatics consulting for major Hospitals and IDNs. He is currently part of the pre-sales team at Capsule, but has previously been in roles with product and development at Capsule over the past 13 years.

He is also affiliate faculty at the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Sciences University.

Bikram's specialities include clinical device and systems interfacing - Bedside Medical Device Integration (BMDI), systems and network architecture and design - particularly medical informatics systems, network and systems security and HIPAA, and systems provisioning and deployment.

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Wednesday
Apr 10
SIM-Portland April Meeting - "Blockchain: Getting beyond the hype to real world use cases."
University Club of Portland

Blockchain has been around for a while. It is now past the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” and probably more in the “Trough of Disillusionment” on the Technology Adoption Curve. But what are the barriers to realizing this technology? Which companies are having successes and which are having failures? And as we begin on the “Path to Enlightenment,” are there real use cases achieving actual results that we can begin to pin our expectations and planning on?

Join us for the SIM Portland April 2019 meeting when we will follow one CIO’s process of discovery relating to the component software technology that is Blockchain. Through the eyes of a key information system decision maker, and by querying local experts, we’ll review what is happening with Blockchain. Our experts include developers working hard on developing the business leaders who are creating new blockchain models. Come learn what new opportunities and challenges are here today and on the horizon with the implementation and operational management of this technology.

Key topics that will be explored include,
• A CIO’s approach to evaluating blockchain
• Review of current status Blockchain technology
• Major adoption areas in Blockchain
• Examples of Blockchain project successes and failures

Speakers
Cian Montgomery, Director of Technology, LO3 Energy
Benjamin Diggles, VP Business Development, Constellation Labs
Nathan DeNiro, Cofounder, YouBase
Aloysius John Keralavakkayil, S. Manager, HCL Technologies
Jordan Masanga, CIO, PERS
MODERATOR: Tony Alferez, 2 Worlds Tech Consulting

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Wednesday
May 8
SIM-Portland April Meeting - "IT Transformation at the Oregon Secretary of State"
University Club of Portland

The modern CIO is a multifaceted professional who has become adept in a full spectrum of IT, HR and business skills in order to be a truly effective technology change leader. The need for complete IT Modernization within an organization can be an overwhelming challenge that means drawing on everything in this toolkit and as well as industry best practices to transform systems across the entire spectrum of IT services and support. IT Modernization is often challenged by the competing business priorities, the need to deliver new functionality to remain competitive, increase efficiency or improve customer service, and driving effective organizational change.

Join us for the SIM Portland May 2019 meeting when CIO Roland Rivera will review what is happening with IT Modernization at the Oregon Secretary of State, and share the four step approach that he has used; benchmark assessment, strategic planning, technology road map and implementation initiatives. This has allowed foundational change around IT governance, portfolio management, service desk support and a Network Operations and Security Center. The Agency is now able to leverage Cloud Computing for improved business continuity and resiliency, and securing a path to become an IT center of excellence rivaling many high-tech firms.

Key topics that will be explored include,
• Challenges and Best Practices to IT Modernization
• Four Step Approach to IT Modernization (based on the Federal CIO Playbook)
• Use of Structured IT Initiatives to deploy different modernizations

About the Speaker

Roland Rivera is an accomplished, visionary, and results-oriented IT executive offering 20+ years of Federal, State, and Higher Education experience covering a broad spectrum of IT activities from Concept Development, through Design, Implementation, and Operations, all using ITIL best practices and the Project Management Framework for execution of major projects and programs.

He is currently the CIO at Oregon Secretary of State where he provides strategic policy recommendations, direction, and proposals to promote the successful execution of the goals and objectives of the Agency’s Information Systems Division. Roland leads a high performance IT environment, grounded in industry standard frameworks and best practices balanced with a healthy dose of common sense. He has lead the deployment of Service Desk management, Network Operations and Security Center, IT asset management, IT Governance and Project Portfolio Management as well as cost-benefit analysis, feasibility studies, budgets and narratives related to IT projects.

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Friday
May 10
0111 Portland CTO Conference
World Trade Center Two

Come spend a day with fellow CTOs based in Portland for a single track, one day conference touching on product management, leadership and technology.

Agenda

8:00 am Check In/Registration

8:45 am Welcome!

Etienne de Bruin, Founder 7CTOs

9:00 – 9:45 am Keynote: Making the Product Engineering Marriage Thrive

Vidya Dinamani, Founder & Partner Product Rebels Heather Samarin, Co-Founder/Principal Product Rebels What makes a great product family work is having the product parents, Product & Engineering, in a great relationship. So, what goes into making this work? This talk explores the root causes of most dysfunctions and provides the product perspective in not just identifying and overcoming, but put you on the path to thriving.

10:00 – 10:30 am Distributed team: Benefits and Challenges

Oleg Pashigorev, CTO Promomash How to assemble team on a small budget, without sacrificing speed or quality? We usually hear 2 type of answers: it’s impossible or go hire dev shop from India and we all know what to expect from it. But sometimes we do hear a story that somebody managed to build a great product with offshore team. How did they do it? In this talk I will share with you what it took to create a successful distributed development team. We will go over benefits and challenges as well as restrictions that we had to put in order to work with people from countries that are at WAR. We will also discuss specifics in the hiring process and practices that help us create the culture we all desperately seek and want.

10:45 – 11:15 am Degeneracy, Code, and Innovation, or: How to Fail By Succeeding

Aaron Longwell, Lead Technical Advisor U.S. Department of State When we write software, we are “encoding” our observations about the present for use in the future. But we don’t know much about the future, and our observations about the present are often incomplete and biased. Every organism on the planet faces this problem, and Evolutionary Biology is the study of how organisms have attempted to solve it. In this talk, we’ll explore how we can take inspiration from the natural world and apply it to software and organizational design.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Design Thinking and Agile for Family Life

Alex Zub, CTO Handsome Many of us use the Agile methodologies and the Design Thinking approach in design and development activities at work. What if we could apply things that make our work so effective and efficient to family life? This talk will discuss the value of leveraging professional methodologies in our everyday life.

12:00 pm Break for Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 pm Workshop: Building Products that Customers (and your team) Love

Heather Samarin, Co-Founder/Principal Product Rebels Vidya Dinamani, Founder & Partner Product Rebels Building products that customers love is the goal of every product team. In this workshop, we work through three core components that every leader can take back to their teams to sharpen product focus, improve team collaboration, and raise overall engagement. This highly interactive workshop is fun, immediately applicable and will help you develop a better rapport and partnership with your product leader.

3:15 – 3:45 pm

Jerome Bonhomme, CTO American Specialty Health

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Sergey Sundukovskiy, Co-Founder, CTO and Chief Product Officer at Raken, Inc.

4:45 – 5:15 pm Mechanical Confidence

Adam Cuppy, COO ZEAL More often then not “confidence” is taught as a practice of positive self-talk; that confidence is the result of belief and time. While this appears to be true, it isn’t. Confidence can be developed, mechanically. We can be more confident without having to solely believe we’re confident. Confidence, in fact, is the result of engrained habit. This talks looks at how you can develop a process to instill what so many of us wish we had more of.

5:15 pm Closing & Thank you

5:30 pm Break for Cocktails

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