Advancing IT Executives in Leveraging Technology for Strategic Advantage

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.
  • Leading-edge practices for implementing in member organizations. 
  • Recent meeting topics include: AI and edge computing; IoT security; organizational transformation; future of work and talent management; leveraging AI from the bottom up; changing role of the CIO; API adoption; get your digital priorities right; governance; machine learning; blockchain. 
  • Best of all, the Advanced Practices Council events and meetings are 100% confidential, and there is NO selling allowed from any vendors.

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 technology 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 technology innovations, and we will be here for years to come to deliver benefits to members and to help them achieve significant results!

Exclusively for Technology Leaders and Their Organizations

Advanced Practices Council (APC) is the world's leading technology 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 program provides a similar haven for senior technology executives to come together, learn, innovate, and 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.
  • 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 technology 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:

  • Aquent
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Andritz
  • Armstrong Building Products
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Carestream
  • Carestream Dental
  • ConocoPhillips
  • CSC
  • Encore
  • Janssen Research and Development
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • McKesson
  • PDC Energy
  • Penske Automotive
  • Pfizer
  • RouteOne
  • Smithfield Foods
  • The Andersons
  • Tompkins Financial
  • Transaction Network Services
  • Umass Memorial Health System
  • United Wholesale Mortgage




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."
Richard Hook
Richard Hook, EVP & CIO 
Penske Automotive Group
"I've been part of the APC for a long time now. Candidly, it's the best money spent each year due to the content, level of depth compared to most forums, and trusted network / friends created part of the program."

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 22-23, 2021 (virtual - Contact Us for details)

  • Data governance to data intelligence within partnership ecosystems (Collibra case) - (Lynda Applegate, Harvard Business School, and executive guests)
  • Executing strategy (C3.ai case) - (Suraj Srinivasan, Harvard Business School)
  • Leading in the digital age  (Jennifer Jordan, IMD in Switzerland)

*As a safety precaution and to ensure the health of our attendees, we have decided to transition the June 2021 member meeting to virtual.  If you are interested in attending this incredible program focused on culture and digital transformation, please email Madeline Weiss, Ph.D.

October 5-6, 2021 (Chicago) Contact Us for details

  • Digital transformation  (Vijay Gurbaxani, University of California Irvine)
  • The future of organizations (Rick Watson, University of Georgia)
  • New business models with artificial intelligence (Amit Joshi, IMD in Switzerland)
  • Business intelligence, data, and analytics (Ahmed Abbasi, University of Notre Dame)


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