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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference planning committee and honorary advisors, we invite you to join us at the 2015 Houston IT Symposium on August 6th, at The Westin Houston, Memorial City.

We’re confident that you will find this experience to be beneficial through the information received, relationships generated, and exciting keynote line-up.  SIM is a non-profit committed to giving back to the Houston Community.  Each year, a portion of the event’s profits are donated to our Houston SIM Chapter to fund our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach programs through the funding of college scholarships and donations to local non-profits. In 2014, our chapter raised and distributed over $60,000.  This symposium is one of the several means by which we raise money.  Our chapter goal for 2015 is to raise and distribute $100,000.

This event will enable you to connect with fellow executives in the Houston and learn from industry leading professionals on how to drive your business, featuring:

•Keynote speakers on leadership and cutting edge IT topics
•Interactive breakout sessions with local experts 
•Ample networking opportunities with their peers from throughout the region

With annual participation of this event expected to top over 250 IT executives representing over 125 of the region’s top IT organizations, you can’t afford to miss this premier IT event.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Gene Janiszewski
Managing Partner
Paradigm Group, Inc

Cliff Triplett
Managing Partner
SteelPointe Partners, LLP

Twila Day
Managing Partner
Alvarez & Marshall

Casey Hall
CIO & Partner
Aventine Hill Partners, Inc

Title Sponsor

Advisory Board

Troy Matherne

Troy Matherne
VP & CIO
Geokinetics

Michael Schaffner

Michael Schaffner
Director of IT
Cameron

Dennis Selby

Dennis Selby
IT Director
Bayou Well Services

Hellmut Ometzberger

Hellmut Ometzberger
Sr Manager
Service Transformation

George Crawford

George Crawford
CIO
Catapult Services

Paul Krueger

Paul Krueger
CIO
Stewart & Stevenson

John Wright

John Wright
IT Director
MODEC International

Troy Williams

Troy Williams
Director of IT/CTO
City of Houston

Thomas Verly

Thomas Verly
IT Manager Americas
EagleBurgmann

Jesse Carrillo

Jesse Carrillo
SVP & CIO
Hines

Tom Dring

Tom Dring
VP & CIO
Glazier Foods

Marc Crudgington

Marc Crudgington
CISO; VP IS
Woodforest National Bank

Norm Hagen

Norm Hagen
IT Director
Sheridan Production Co LLC

Dee Singh

Dee Singh
Sr IT Director
Weir Oil & Gas

Gene Janiszewski

Gene Janiszewski
VP Membership
SIM

Cliff Triplett

Cliff Triplett
President
SIM

Twila Day

Twila Day
President Elect
SIM

Casey Hall

Casey Hall
Assistant Treasurer
SIM

Steve Carter

Steve Carter
CIO
C&J Energy Services

Greg Percival

Greg Percival
VP & CIO
Carrizo Oil & Gas

Ishmael Cooper

Ishmael Cooper
Sr Dir, Stategic IT
Cyberonics Inc

John Varkey

John Varkey
CIO
Direct Energy

Ray Webb

Ray Webb
CIO
Fort Bend County, TX

Nicholas Parrotta

Nicholas Parrotta
CIO-Dist Power
GE Power & Water

Jim Bailey

Jim Bailey
VP & CIO
MODEC International

Randy Lakner

Randy Lakner
CIO
Oil States Int

Puneet Wahi

Puneet Wahi
Sr Dir, IT
TPC Group

Luis Oliveira

Luis Oliveira
Sr Proj Mgr - Clinical IT
U of TX Health Sciences

Wilson Garcia

Wilson Garcia
Global PMO Project Mgr
Worley Parsons

Al Garcia

Al Garcia
CIO
HCAD

Lori Kittle

Lori Kittle
CIO
Landry's Restaurants Inc

Scott Duplantis

Scott Duplantis
Global IT Director
Conoco Phillips

Bhushan Ivaturi

Bhushan Ivaturi
Global CIO
GE Oil & Gas

Jerry Longsworth

Jerry Longsworth
CIO
Growth Enterprises

Serge Findling

Serge Findling
Sr IT, CEO/CIO Advisor
Houston Technology Center

Link Alander

Link Alander
Vice Chancellor/CIO
Lone Star College System

Ken Piddington

Ken Piddington
CIO & Executive Advisor
MRE Consulting

Myra Davis

Myra Davis
SVP, IS
Texas Children's Hospital

Dee Waddell

Dee Waddell
SVP, Chief Digital Officer & CIO
University Weather & Aviation

Antonio Marin

Antonio Marin
VP, IT
Waste Corporation

Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster
CIO
MRE Consulting

Robert Bodnar

Robert Bodnar
CIO
Flotek Industries

Tony Sepolio

Tony Sepolio
CIO
Sheridan Production Co

Steven Robinson

Steven Robinson
Director of IT
Irongate Energy Services