Save the Date for the SCSIM Fall Event

November 30, 2016


UNLEASHING The Power of Your People
November 30, 2016 - 3:00pm-8:30pm | Long Beach Marriott

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. As IT executives, we are constantly faced with difficult leadership challenges.

Sustainable competitive advantage is very difficult to achieve given the ubiquity of technology and agile competitors. Increasing, our best differentiator isn't a silver bullet application or platform, it's the people already in our organizations. Join us on November 30th as we gather at the Long Beach Marriott to interact with thought leaders presenting best practices for team building, employee engagement, and extreme leadership. These leaders include:

Ed Trainor
Ed Trainor served as a CIO for over 25 years with Flying Tigers Airline, Southern California Gas Co., Paramount Pictures, and Amtrak. Ed is also a past national President of the Society for Information Management (SIM). He currently co-facilitates SIM's Pacific Southwest Regional Leadership Forum (RLF); additionally, he is the co-author of two textbooks on information strategy and is an adjunct faculty member at UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, where he also serves as the Executive Director of UCI's Center for Digital Transformation.

Dr. Michael Brainard
Dr. Michael Brainard brings over 15 years of experience as a management consultant, senior executive, executive coach, manager, entrepreneur, and researcher. Michael has worked with many executives and organizations across industries blending a strategic, behavioral, and experiential learning approach. As a speaker, Michael has delivered keynote talks to such groups as the Association for Corporate Growth, PIHRA, SHRM, PCMA, OCEMA, and a variety of corporations. Michael was a Division I collegiate wrestler while an undergraduate student the University of Delaware and professional boxer for 3 years prior to the start of his business career.

Dr. Cristina M. Giannantonio
Dr. Cristina M. Giannantonio is an Associate Professor at The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics within Chapman University in Orange, California. Professor Giannantonio earned her doctorate in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland. Her principal areas of research include mentoring, job search, entrepreneurship and leadership in extreme conditions.

Event attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Giannantonio recent book, Extreme Leadership: Leaders, Teams and Situations Outside the Norm.

Don't miss this engaging and thought-provoking event! Please mark your calendar and RSVP.

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