Past Events

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SCSIM Virtual Forum of Challenges Related to the Covid-19 Crisis
April 3, 6, 16, 22, 2020

Community matters during this difficult time. As we all struggle to deal with the current crisis, the SCSIM community is here to support you. Our board met on Thursday, March 26, to discuss how we can all help our SCSIM practitioner community respond to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

As a result, we are scheduling a series of virtual discussions, where SCSIM board members will host a discussion of the challenges that are facing us at this time. The sessions are free; however, each session is limited to 50 participants, so we encourage you to sign up soon for the sessions that are most interesting to you!

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SCSIM SUMMIT 2020
February 27, 2020 (Thurs)

SCSIM’s first ever CIO Summit is coming to So Cal. 150 IT senior leaders collaborate in a single day focused on key relevant, thought provoking topics of today and your future. The day is filled with two riveting keynotes, along with brilliant speakers and panelists on four core topics, along with food, drink and networking.

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2019 SCSIM Holiday Social
December 7, 2019 (Sat)

SCSIM hosted its second annual Holiday Social on December 7, 2019 at the Windsor Salon in Long Beach. The event included dinner, live entertainment, a fun-packed “casino” and opportunities to meet new friends. One of our SCSIM members, Tim Moran, CIO and CTO of Media, Entertainment & Technology LLC, performed with his instrumental jazz band.

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2019 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit
Oct 8, 2019 (Tues)

An exemplary event for learning and networking, with over 150 practitioners in attendance last year. The courageous leadership and soft skills required to drive cultural transformation in the digital era were the focal points of the discussion at the 2019 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit. SCSIM and HMG Strategy co-produced the event, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa on October 8, 2019.


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SCSIM Spring Forum | 2019
May 30, 2019 (Thu)

The rapidly escalating number of data security breaches has made Cybersecurity a source of frustration for executives and government officials who spend an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to protect their organizations’ data from sophisticated phishing schemes, ransomware, and state-sponsored hacking. 


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SCSIM Winter Forum | 2019
February 27, 2018 (Wed)

The Winter Forum, held at the Long Beach Marriott, was on The Adaptable Leader in the Digital Era. Vipul Kapadia, founder of ThinqShift and a leadership coach, spoke about the skills that leaders must master to succeed in leading their organizations through the rapid changes in the digital era.


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SCSIM Holiday Social | 2018
December 7, 2018 (Fri)

SCSIM hosted its First Annual Holiday Social on December 7, 2018 at the Royal Salon on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. It was s a chance to network with your peers in a fun, social setting. The event included dinner and a casino event.


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SCSIM Spring Forum | 2018
May 31, 2018 (Wed)

The annual Spring Forum on the “The Digitally Agile Organization” showcased a great evening of digital thought leadership, exceptional networking and well-deserved awards.





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SCSIM Winter Forum 
| 2018

March 15, 2018 (Thu)

We had a great turn out for our Winter Forum held on March 15 at the Long Beach Marriot Hotel. Chris Laping, author of “People Before Things” and former Red Robin CIO, gave an inspiring talk on The Change Leader CIO. Chris talked about the human dimensions that shape the work of IT leaders and ultimately become decisive factors in the success or failure of technology-led change initiatives.





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SCSIM Fall Forum 
| 2017

October 26, 2017 (Thu)

Hear from Technology Leaders across a diverse set of industries about how they are using AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain to drive business value and create business model innovation. Please join us for sessions designed by technology leaders for technology leaders and well-deserved awards.





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SCSIM Spring Forum 
| 2017

April 20, 2017 (Thu)

In an era of accelerating change, success in the enterprise increasingly depends on technology leaders who can marry a strategic approach to technology adoption with effective management of business operations. Our upcoming summit will explore the leadership challenges of managing the many business functions that drive technology initiatives forward in the enterprise. and well-deserved awards.






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SCSIM Winter Forum 
| 2017

March 16, 2017 (Thu)

The rapid pace and nature of evolving technologies have been stretching, or too often, obliterating the traditional boundaries of IT management. CIOs now find themselves dealing with external factors over which they have little or no control – yet they greatly influence an organization’s business and IT posture. The Winter 2017 SCSIM forum examines some of those elements and brings forth ideas and strategies to help IT leaders navigate their organizations through the broader cyber world safely.




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SCSIM Fall Forum | 2016
November 30, 2016 (Wed)

In today’s world of evolving technologies, one thing remains critical to our success, our people. The Fall 2016 SCSIM Event will focus on team development, exploring techniques and discussing strategies that can be used to help us grow our teams, and ensuring we leave a legacy that helps build the next generation of leaders.





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SCSIM Spring Forum | 2016
May 11, 2016 (Mon)

Our outstanding speakers will be presenting thought leadership and practical execution strategies for Digital Business Transformation.



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SIMposium | 2016
January 7, 2016 (Thu)








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SCSIM Winter Forum | 2016
January 28, 2016 (Wed)

Explore how CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs can embrace new opportunities that mobile devices, distributed big data computing, and the Internet of Things devices present while combating the threats that these technologies introduce.




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SCSIM Fall Forum | 2015
September 30, 2015 (Wed)

On SEPTEMBER 30, we’ll convene at the Long Beach Marriott to take explore the effects of the tidal wave of startups hitting our beach. Engaging thought leaders will relate their applicable experiences crucial to participating in the new business environment developing around us.



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SCSIM Spring Forum | 2015
March 12, 2015 (Thu)

Spring Forum March 2015 March 12, 2015 | Long Beach Marriott | 3:00pm-8:00pm What are the latest trends in technology research and education? Hear from the Deans of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), the number one university […]