Representative Leadership Activities

Leadership Council Member, Cybersecurity Collaborative (2017 – 2020)

Served on the Leadership Council (Corporate and Community Boards) of Cybersecurity Collaborative, a confidential forum for chief information security officers (CISOs) to help each other, share resources and experiences, and strengthen their cybersecurity organizations. In addition to guiding the growth of this platform/resource, I actively participated in their value offerings such as webinars and online Q&As.

Senior Editor, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (2018 – Present)

Chairman, The University of Georgia’s Program Review and Assessment Committee (2013-2017)

  • I was elected Chairman of this prestigious committee in September 2016.

  • I guided the academic program review policy and procedural changes through several committees and sub-committees before it was passed by the University Council in November 2016. Through these changes the review process will be more focused and faculty time commitment will be minimized.

The University of Georgia’s Data Literacy Committee (2017 – 2019)

  • Accepted the invite of the Vice President of Instruction to serve on The University of Georgia's Data Literacy Committee. The purpose of this committee is to determine how data literacy and quantitative reasoning skills may be incorporated into the current curriculum to improve student learning and success.
  • Guided a “Enhancing Data Literacy” project sponsored by University of Georgia’s Office of Institutional Research. The project sponsor found the actionable recommendations to be very valuable and on-target.

Chairman, Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter (2008-2015)

  • Successfully nurtured the evolution of the Society for Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter for nearly a decade. Society for Information Management (SIM) is a premier non-profit national community of senior information technology (IT) practitioners, reputed academics, and other thought leaders. I was elected Chairman of the Board for seven consecutive years. During this period, I have worked closely with business leaders to run the organization. From vision development to day-to-day operations, I have been a very hands-on leader in managing the organization.

  • During my tenure as Chapter President, SIM Atlanta, through donations and contributions, indirectly touched 6.5 million people and over 100 other non-profit organizations. Each year several scholarships were given to outstanding students of SIM member institutions in the region.

  • As SIM Atlanta Chairman, I was also instrumental in starting the SIM Atlanta Student Fellowship program where the selected students were not only awarded $1000 scholarship money but also got to attend all SIM Atlanta events for one full SIM year (September to June), network with members, and work on special projects and activities that will give them a flavor of IS leadership in action.

  • I was nominated for the SIM Leader of the Year award in 2014 and 2009.

  • The following testimonials are reflective of my contributions as the leader of this organization:

    “I’ve known Dave for more than 10 years, and I’ve worked with him on the SIM board. He’s very dedicated to the things that interest him, and his interest in SIM has been a key factor in its success under his chairmanship. He’s a very personable guy, but he doesn’t settle for anything less than meeting his goals. During Dave’s tenure, SIM membership has increased, a golf event was created that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity, and the quality of speakers at SIM meetings has improved. Some of those changes have come from Dave’s direct work, and some have resulted from key board members who Dave persuaded to participate in SIM’s work. I’m honored to have known Dave and to have worked with him at SIM.”

    Harwell Thrasher

    Author & Speaker, Founder of Making ITclear, Inc.

    “Dave is an exceptional leader and did an outstanding job as Chairman of the Board for the Atlanta chapter of SIM. Under his leadership membership increased, new special interest groups were created, and the content of the meetings were always of great interest to the members. His tireless effort and years of dedication in making SIM one of the best professional groups in Atlanta will always appreciated by the many members of SIM. Thanks Dave.”

    Jim Montembeau

    President,  Midpoint Search

    “I have been honored to know Dave Chatterje for over 5 years now through my membership in SIM Atlanta and as a guest speaker at his Information Management classes at UGA. Dave has done a fantastic and often thankless job as the President of SIM Atlanta for many years. He is a consummate professional, very knowledgeable on the issues facing IT Leaders today,and puts in long hours in this volunteer role to help IT Managers network with each other and hear excellent speakers at our monthly SIM meetings. I recommend Dave highly.”

    Lee W. Crump

    Group Vice President, Rollins, Inc.

    “Dave has really energized the SIM Atlanta chapter. Dave devotes several hours of time every week, usually behind the scenes and without credit, to ensure that the depth of membership and breadth of activities within SIM Atlanta continues to crest new high-watermarks. He tirelessly promotes SIM International’s activities and opportunities amongst our membership. He brings a wealth of ideas to the table and then works with SIM members and the broader IT community to bring them to fruition. He ensures impeccable execution of all monthly meetings and other SIM member interactions, which has built SIM Atlanta a very solid and professional reputation. In summary, Dave has breathed vitality into SIM Atlanta and we all owe him a deep debt of gratitude and appreciation for the opportunities we have in SIM Atlanta today.”

    Zareer Siganporia

    Senior Director, PMO, DTI LLC.

    “As President of SIM Atlanta, Dave has been instrumental in establishing and growing the partnership between SIM Atlanta and TechBridge, a nonprofit that drives community impact by bringing affordable technology to other nonprofits. Our community has been fortunate to benefit from his leadership and vision that spearheaded the growth of SIM’s annual golf tournament from $2,000 to $107,000 in 8 short years and his community-minded spirit that ensured those funds were reinvested in growing the capacity of nonprofits.”

    Carrie Bates Hasting,

    Chief Development Officer, TechBridge Inc.

    “I have known Dave for close to 10 years. During this period, he has demonstrated both a passion for and commitment to the greater Atlanta business and university communities. As President of the Atlanta Society for Information Management,, he has worked tirelessly with his Board to grow and expand the role of Information Technology across business, government and higher education. Atlanta is blessed to have Dave and his talents at work across the public and private commercial landscape.”

    Ed Galloway

    SIM-RTP Past President and Board Member

    Galloway and Assoc., Inc.

    Judge, Georgia CIO of the Year Award (2009-2015)

    For six consecutive years served as a judge for the premier technology executive recognition program in the state, sponsored by the GeorgiaCIO Leadership Association.

    Provost’s Advisory Committee on Academic Program Review (September 2015-2016)

    Served on a select committee of university leaders to improve the academic program review process. Played a key role in recommending governance process changes that could potentially result in significant cost savings and also enhance faculty productivity.

    Chairman Terry College of Business MBA Committee (2006-2015)

    The MBA Committee provides oversight to all types of MBA programs offered – Full-time MBA, Professional MBA, and Executive MBA. During my tenure on this committee, we were involved in several initiatives ranging from branding, positioning of the programs, redesigning the curriculum, and preparing for re-accreditation. I served as Chairman of this committee from 2013-2015

    Co-Conference Chair, SIMposium, the SIM International Conference, Atlanta, 2010

    Conference Host and Executive Advisory Council Member, CIO Forum and Executive IT Summit, Atlanta, GA (2009-Present)