What is SCSIM

Southern California SIM (SCSIM) is the largest IT leadership association in California. We offer a collaborative environment where members can build trusted relationships and learn from colleagues, esteemed guest speakers and respected thought leaders. We are a dynamic community of senior IT leaders and practitioners and represent a diverse cross section of corporate cultures and missions.

We recognize the complexity of the office of the CIO and the unique needs of our community.  Our members meet regularly throughout the year to share their experiences with the latest topics and trends impacting their organizations .  Our networking events foster face to face meetings in the form of focused dinners, full day forums and an annual holiday party.


SCSIM Enclaves provide Executive leaders a community for learning and sharing our experiences and challenges.  Enclaves are geographically focused and provide an intimate dinner setting where 10 to 18 peers can engage in open dialogue.  Enclaves meet in Santa Monica, the Conejo and San Fernando valleys, Orange County, downtown LA, Long Beach, South Bay and Pasadena.

To learn more or request participation in an Enclave, please contact us enclaves@scsim.org


SCSIM Firesides have a larger audience of upwards of 40 participants and are hosted in person throughout LA and Orange County.  They are designed to engage rising IT leaders, those reporting directly to the CIO or CXO and take many forms: town hall discussions, keynote presentations, and panel discussions that include interviews with guest CXO’s, innovators and industry leaders.

To learn more or request participation in a Fireside, please contact us firesides@scsim.org


SCSIM Summits are designed to provide a larger audience a conference style environment for learning and engaging with peers across industries and disciplines.  Summits include keynote speakers, panelists and interactive sessions to learn and grow as business leaders and technologists.

The next SCSIM Summit will be held March 7, 2024 at the Long Beach Marriott.  To learn more, please contact us at events@scsim.org or click here to register 

Giving Back

SCSIM is a strong supporter of several organizations that provide scholarships to STEM students and focus on technology innovation.  We strongly encourage our members to volunteer with these organizations and foster the development of our emerging technologists.

For more information about how SCSIM is Giving Back, please contact philanthropy@scsim.org

Regional Leadership Forum

The Regional Leadership Forum is a participant driven program that provides a highly interactive and engaging community of peers who are focused on growing and maturing their professional and personal capabilities.  To learn more, click here RLF Home Page - SIM National

Members in Transition

Members in Transition is a support group of peers locally and nationally that help share leads, opportunities and advice to help you land your next position. For more information, please contact chair@scsim.org.  SIM National hosts a weekly call for Members in Transition every Tuesday at 12pm Pacific Time.  Click here to register.

SIM National

As an SCSIM member you have access to SIM National events.  Click here to see available events and register

SIM's National Programs/Core Offerings ​​offer opportunities to engage in meaningful work with projects that range from independent research on IT trends to STEM outreach, enterprise architecture, procurement and other special interests. Click here to learn about available programs