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Learning and Connections

The Advanced Practices Council hosts meetings, seminars, webinars, dinners, events and research programs in cities across the U.S. and worldwide (soon!).

  • Exclusive meetings for members to connect with and learn from peers and  IT leaders throughout the year.
  • Learn innovative transformational solutions, best practices, and more.
  • Recent meeting and member topics have included predictive analytics, machine learning and AI, the future of business processes, Internet of Things (IoT), cyber security, legal issues, ecosystem leadership, and much more - all essential for CIOs.
  • Best of all, the Advanced Practices Council events and meetings are 100% confidential, and there is NO selling allowed from any vendors.
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Stability and Global Reach

Advanced Practices Council (APC) was started over 20 years ago by SIM (the Society for Information Management), a network of 4,900+ IT leaders worldwide.

  • Our knowledge of the sector and ability to tap into an international network are unique and beneficial. 
  • We have more than two decades of experience, a global base of senior IT members, and our future and the agenda are set by our members.
  • Members lead technology strategy and IT innovation for world-leading enterprises and consistently deliver millons in bottom line results!  
  • Our members have been involved in the greatest IT innovations, and we will be here for years to come to deliver benefits to members and to help them achieve ongoing results!
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Exclusively for IT Leaders

Advanced Practices Council (APC) is the world's leading IT executive research and networking program that brings the world's foremost IT executives together.

  • Our members work together to help solve the greatest challenges and issues facing execs, CIOs, CDOs, CISOs, and heads of IT and technology.
  • No CIO program provides a similar haven for senior IT leaders to come together, learn, and get empowered to generate impact and revenue.
  • As an exclusive and selective group of IT leaders, members of APC get access to a real network of peers in similar and likesize organizations.
  • CIO members provide support and gain knowledge from one another, anchored by research on key topics of relevance selected by members.

Member Benefits

Executive Networking

The Advanced Practices Council (APC) is one of the most recognized programs in which all members are senior IT executives - sharing and learning from peers facing the same opportunities and challenges in like-size organizations.  APC offers unmatched access, connections, research, peer-to-peer networking and intimate conversation that help our members achieve significant breakthroughs and transformations in their respective organizations. Best of all, APC members form long term relationships and support one another, and build...together!

Member Driven Research

Advanced Practices Council (APC) research is unlike that of other organizations. Our research agenda is selected, directed, and driven by members, who gain true actionable insight from the researchers and discussions at meetings.  We focus ONLY on what matters to members in their roles within leading organizations.  Members control agenda and we select researchers from renowned institutions, all around the world (e.g., Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, IMD) with proven track records of delivering leading-edge and practical and actionable results for senior executives. Researchers help members learn, integrate, execute, and build ROI through top line growth and bottom line reduction!

Sales-Free Environment

Unlike many programs that require members to attend high pressure sales programs, hold meetings with vendors, and visit exhibit booths, Advanced Practices Council (APC) accepts no outside financial support or advertising dollars from individuals or businesses looking to sell to our members.  The APC does not accept, endorse, or support any products or services in the market.  Since we only welcome members with senior IT roles within their organizations, we have a no-pressure, all learning, sharing, intimate, and confidential (yes, with Vegas rules!) environment for our members to grow and gain value and build ROI.

Our members

include CIOs and other senior technology executives from
many leading organizations including:

  • Aetna International
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Andritz
  • Armstrong Flooring
  • Bloomin' Brands
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Carestream Dental
  • Carestream Health
  • Clark Hill Strassburger
  • ComputerAid
  • ConocoPhillips
  • CSC
  • Dunkin' Brands
  • Janssen Research and Development
  • NCH
  • PDC Energy
  • Penske Automotive Group
  • Pfizer Medical
  • Smithfield Foods
  • The Andersons
  • Tompkins Financial
  • Transaction Network Services
  • United Therapeutics
  • And More...

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Research

Recent/upcoming research includes:

  • Leading global teams
  • Leading transformational change
  • Talent management
  • Future of work
  • Digital / IT leader tensions
  • Leveraging AI from the bottom up
  • Organizational and competitive implications of AI adoption
  • Get your digital priorities right
  • Governance models
  • Robotic process automation
  • Cognitive automation
  • Augmented reality
  • Digital transformation
  • Power of teaming
  • Digital twinning
  • Building learning organizations
  • Legal issues for CIOs
  • Blockchain
  • Future of work
  • Enterprise crowdsourcing
  • Digital data stream analysis
  • New frontier of analytics
  • Projects to products to platforms
  • Wearable technology
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Internet of things (IoT) security
  • Edge computing
Brad James
Brad G. James, SVP/CTO
Tompkins Shared Services
"Thanks to robotic process automation research by the Advanced Practices Council, we built a strategy that has helped Tompkins Financial achieve cost savings for 2018 and 2019."
Patricia Coffey
Patricia Coffey, Sr. VP
Allstate Insurance Co.
"The APC researchers make it usable for us, practical for us, so that we may then take it back to our organizations."
Stephen Pickett
Stephen Pickett, CIO (Retired)
Penske Corporation
Part of the reason that I lasted the 18 years that I have at Penske is because of the leadership skills and leadership learning I received from Advanced Practices Council.

Upcoming Events

To learn about Advanced Practices Council, explore membership or come as a guest to an upcoming meeting, please contact me.

MadelineWeiss.jpg Madeline Weiss, Ph.D.

Director of Advanced Practices Council

"On behalf of our CIO members in the Advanced Practices Council, I welcome you to learn about events and our program and be our guest at an upcoming event."

June 11-12, 2019 in Cambridge (Boston), MA

  • Akamai case on talent management (Lynda Applegate of the Harvard Business School) plus executives from Akamai)
  • Future of work (Lynda Applegate)
  • Leading global teams case (David Ager of Harvard Business School)
  • Leading tranformational change (David Ager)
  • Leading change simulation
  • Exploring digital/IT leader tensions (Michael Wade of IMD in Switzerland)


October 1-2, 2019 in Chicago, IL

  • Leveraging AI from the bottom up (Terri Griffith)
  • Organizational and competitive implications of AI adoption (Nigel Melville and Rajiv Kohli)
  • Get your digital priorities right (Lynne Markus)
  • Governance models (Phil Weinzimer)

Other events, agendas and research are being planned now - including lunch and learn programs.

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