Upcoming Event
August 16th - Noon - 1:00pm
Location: Zoom
Virtual Roundtable 7: IT Service Management, Self Service and Automation solutions

As a direct outcome of the Covid pandemic and the resulting remote and hybrid work models that have evolved, it has become more difficult to adequately support all of the varying needs of company employees and stakeholders in the work from anywhere environment. This has challenged end user computing groups and IT Service/Help Desks which have had to move expeditiously and with agility to support the all the idiosyncrasies that the remote/hybrid working model has presented.

For our next RoundTable event, we are teeing up the topic of IT service management, employee self-service and automation solutions and service/help desk changes that have proven to work well in the new hybrid model. We will also be discussing what companies are doing differently to tackle this ongoing challenge and what are some best practices that are being deployed.

We are very fortunate to have Annie Chaiyakul, the VP, IT Global Infrastructure and Cloud Services at Illumina, agree to provide us with her perspective on what she and her team are doing to adjust and respond to these constantly evolving and new challenges. After Annie finishes her talk, we will move into our breakout sessions so that that everyone attending will have the opportunity to share your company's narratives and best practices.


Upcoming Event
September 13th, 2022 5pm - 8pm PST
Location: Viasat - 6155 El Camino Real, Carlsbad CA


Members can invite Direct Reports
SIM San Diego: Cyber Security Event

Due to Covid restrictions we are changing up our annual FBI event a little bit, but we think you’ll find it very much worth the investment of your time.  Join us for a unique and highly interesting cyber event where we will:

  • Take a tour of Viasat’s next GenSOC that has decades of experience protecting global satellite networks covering DoD, Commercial, and Residential customers and where they provide critical overwatch services to some of the highest levels of the US Government. 
  • Hear from the head of the Viasat Red Team who has decades of experience and training from the US Military and IC testing networks and/or products from corporate systems to highly classified weapons systems.
  • Listen to FBI Agent Nicholas Arico and former Counterintelligence Officer Mitch Wells speak about the world of catching spies.  The cyber side of hunting, the human part of hunting, and age-old question “is it better to catch them or use them” - Law Enforcement vs. Intelligence Community (IC) protecting US assets and entities.
  • Be updated on the latest trends, tactics and techniques you should be concerned about by one of the most trusted and respected cyber security solutions on the market


Upcoming Event
October 25th, 2022 8am - 4pm PST
Location: TBA
2022 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit in Partnership with SIM San Diego

As companies successfully made the digital pivot in March 2020, this has created new opportunities for CIOs, CISOs and business technology executives to play a deeper role in designing the future of the business and in the shape of the organization. Technology executives who inspire employees and foster an environment of trust can stimulate a collaborative culture that sparks innovation and drives business outcomes with the aid of impactful technologies that can enable the organization to win in the marketplace while attracting, growing, and retaining the people and skills that are needed to power the successful 21st century organization.

Past Event
July 21st - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Deloitte One Paseo
Members can invite Direct Reports and WIT Members
SIM San Diego: Lessons from the executive road... a fire-side chat

Whether it is the Board room or the project team room, successfully making our case, gaining broad alignment and business case approvals, and encouraging our organizations to follow our lead is challenging. Hearing executives share their best thinking and practical tips can be entertaining and useful as you lead your teams and organizations.

Join your fellow technology executives for a networking happy hour and a fire-side chat, where a group of Executives will share some of their best.

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SIM San Diego 2022 Chapter Events
January 25th: Virtual Roundtable - Cloud Migrations: Key Lessons Learned
March 17th: Augmented Intelligence & Member Golf Event - Del Mar Country Club
April 6th: Simple Truths of Leadership – 4 Keys to Stop the Great Resignation
May 25th: How to be a Mindful Leader
June 23rd: Social Event at Petco Park
July 21st: Lessons from the executive road... a fire-side chat
August 16th: Virtual Roundtable 7: IT Service Management, Self Service and Automation solutions: Register Today
September 13th: SIM San Diego: Cyber Security Event Register Today
October 25th: 2022 San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit in Partnership with SIM San Diego Register Today
November: University Event
December 7th: SIM San Diego (Members Only Plus 1) Holiday Social at the Santaluz Club

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

Congratulations to the 2020 SIM San Diego Scholarship Winners!
 Priyal Suneja
Priyal Suneja
Vittorio Schiaffino
Vittorio Schiaffino
Shaydon Bodemar
Azita Khatami
Rachel Magers
Morgan Wheeler


“… I stood as the Vice-President for the [CSUSM]MIS Society last Fall. The opportunities presented by SIM [San Diego] … played a prodigious part in my professional success… I was reviewing my notes from the 2019 [SIM] San Diego Technology Executive Leadership Summit and found information that related directly to a business problem I was trying to solve in the AI field. It helped me identify crucial gaps to the organizations continued success and ultimately reach breakeven. I can confidently say the exposure and knowledge I gained from SIM San Diego prepared me to be the effective, resilient leader I am today. I applaud your dedication to raising the next generation of IT leaders… Thank you, I cannot emphasize enough how much of an impact you have had on my professional development. As a leader, I am continuously learning and growing. I am excited to see what is in store for the future of the [CSUSM] MIS Society and SIM San Diego as a whole… ”

Maryam Aslam-Mir, BS Management Information Systems, Cal State University San Marcos, 2019

Sponsor Testimonials

“The San Diego Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) is an elite collection of top technology executives, who all are dedicated to improving the community in which they serve. While most CIOs and CISOs are difficult to reach amidst their organizational responsibilities, every leader present at these events is engaged and willing to learn from one another. The speaker quality and topics are relevant to forward-thinking information executives. I’m proud to support this chapter, and intend to maintain these connections fostered at their quarterly events”

Michael Bush | Field Director | Darktrace

"As a recent sponsor of a SIM San Diego's event, not only did I experience the caliber of it's membership, but the collaboration, intellectual curiosity and generosity of the organization. Facing 2020 challenges of virtual-only meetings, the SIM board used their creativity to put together an engaging, relevant program for senior technology executives. Their commitment to supporting each other and the surrounding community make this an organization that I aspire to be a part of for years to come."

Olga Teplitsky | Sales Director | Snowflake, Inc.
Past Event
June 23rd - 5:10pm - 10:00pm
Location: Petco Park
SIM SD Social Event At Petco Park

Come watch the Philadelphia Phillies battle our Padres at Petco Park. SIM San Diego has secured the Pacifico Porch on Thursday, June 23rd - first pitch at 6:40pm. Gates open 90 minutes before the first pitch. Come Early! All you can eat food starts at 5:40PM and ends at 7:40 PM. Drinks are also included and are served through the 7th inning.

This is a members-only event with limited seating. If you requested a +1 (Guest) during registration you will be notified if space becomes available on a first come first serve basis.


San Diego Member Organizations

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
AMN Healthcare
ARS National Services, Inc.
Adtech Corporation
Alphatec Spine
AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation
American Council on Exercise
American Specialty Health
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
Baker Electric
Biocept, Inc.
Biosero, Inc.
Cal State Univ San Marcos
California Coast Credit Union
Callaway Golf
Catholic Answers
Certis Oncology Solutions, Inc.
Cetera Financial Group
City National Bank
City of San Diego
Codex DNA, Inc.
Cue Health, Inc.
Dexcom, Inc.
Dudek, Inc.
Edwards Lifesciences
Ember River
Encore Capital Group
Epik Systems
First American Title Insurance
Flock Freight
General Atomics
Generali Global Assistance
Heron Therapeutics
Infracore LLC
Ingram Micro
Intuitive Surgical
Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Jack in the Box
Jamul Casino
Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Jenny Craig
KPMG Advisory
Lam Research
MEI Pharma
Medical Review Institute of America
Medical Transport Management, Inc.
Midland Credit Management
Millennium Health
Mitchell International
Molina Healthcare
Otonomy, Inc.
Palomar Health Medical Group
Parker Hannifin
Planet Home Lending, LLC
Platform Science
Point Loma Credit Union
Point Loma Nazarene University
Qdoba Restaurant Corporation
RSI Security
Rady Children's Hospital
SMS Equipment Inc.
San Diego Housing Commission
San Diego State University
San Diego Zoo Global
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Inst.
Schauenburg Hose Technology Group
Scripps Health
Seer Bio
Sempra Infrastructure
Sequoia Consulting Group, LLC
Shadowbox, Inc.
Sharp Healthcare
Stone Brewing
Tandem Diabetes Care
The Better Being Company
The Carrera Agency
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Travere Therapeutics
Turning Point Therapeutics
University of California, San Diego
University of San Diego
Vesynt LLC
Viasat, Inc
Watkins Wellness
WD-40 Company
Welk Resort Group
Western Alliance Bank