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October 26: Brown Bag
GMIS Illinois Annual Networking & Training Symposium
GMIS Illinois exists to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, experience, and techniques; to promote enhancements in hardware, software, and communications developments as they relate to government activities.
GMIS Illinois fosters an environment of sharing among all levels of the public sector involved in the vastly growing and continually changing world of Information Technology.
To fulfill our purposes of exchange and promotion, GMIS Illinois organizes meetings throughout the year. Our quarterly gatherings include speakers from industry leaders, valued consultants, and various government agencies. We examine new technologies and how to use them in all areas of the public sector. Ideas are shared through the presentation of case studies, demonstrations, open forums, and just the sharing of experience.
GMIS Illinois continues its support role throughout the year as ideas are shared through online presentations, e-mail, videos, and an exclusive GMIS forum. Through both venues, we have many notable corporations, presenters, and other GMIS Illinois members offering solutions to the challenges of managing information technology in government.
GMIS Illinois was founded in 1988 by Ms. Val Andres, an Information Technologies professional. Ms. Andres’ inspiration was to create and foster a group of technology professionals from within the public sector wherein project concepts could be openly shared. On behalf of Ms. Andres’ unwavering dedication to organization, GMIS Illinois has established the Val Andres Award. An appointed subcommittee selects a member of the organization for this award based on their unwavering spirit and dedication to the growth of GMIS Illinois. Today, GMIS Illinois has grown to include over 95 public sector agencies and over 30 corporate members and partners.