Select Your Member Type

Any person who meets the applicable qualifications for membership in the Society will be considered for Chapter membership. Members and potential members are classified into the following categories;

Practitioners

A senior IT professional in a private or public sector organization who is a corporate/division head or a member of a IT management team supporting the corporate/division IT head with key management responsibilities. This category includes:

• CIOs and CTOs
• CIOs or CTOs direct reports; and
• Other IT leaders and managers, whose roles significantly impacts the profitability and direction of their company.
IT executives who do not clearly meet the above criteria will be eligible for membership if the Vice President of Membership has determined that the candidate has “significant responsibility” and receives board approval.

Academic Members

A full-time university or college faculty member who is making significant contribution to the IT field. An academician who is a recognized scholar and conducts practice-oriented research and/or is a leader in IT curriculum design initiatives. Someone who has reached a senior level in the academic community and has significant influence over the direction of education in IT disciplines.

Service and Product Providers (“Providers”)

Individuals, such as consultants or representatives of IT service and product providing firms may also qualify for SIM membership by virtue of the contributions these individuals and their organizations make to the IT world.

Leaders at the partner/principal level who influence the direction of their own company or the direction of their clients’ companies are qualified. These individuals must be able to demonstrate that they operate at the senior level to qualify and their responsibilities are primarily delivering IT services and/or products, not selling IT products and/or services. Service and product providers may not engage in marketing or business development activities at meetings or events.

Other Leaders

Senior non-IT business executives who play a key role in the use of information technology in their own organizations (i.e. CEOs, CFOs).