SCSIM Winter Forum

The Adaptable Leader in the Digital Era – Adapt or Fail

February 27, 2019, 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Long Beach Marriott

Digital technologies are reshaping the world and transforming the business ecosystem forever. Companies are in the midst of digital transformation journeys or about to embark on them, yet the rate of failure of digital transformations is astounding – 80-90% by some industry estimates. What’s going on here? The speed of change in the digital era means that adaptability is paramount to success, and IT leaders, more than ever, must become “Adaptable Leaders”.

Keynote speaker, Vipul Kapadia, founder of ThinqShift, and a prominent executive and organizational coach, will explain what makes an Adaptable Leader and talk about the skills that leaders must master to succeed in leading their organizations through the rapid changes in the digital era.

Join us for a dinner event of networking with peers, and hear from industry experts at the SCSIM Winter Forum February 27, 2019. Register Today! This event is restricted to SCSIM members and qualified guests subject to SCSIM's Programs approval.

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Welcome to the website for the Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SCSIM). Our members are a dynamic community of corporate IT leaders, principal-level consultants, digital change agents and academics who are shaping the evolving digital world in which we live today. This website provides online access to SCSIM information, including membership criteria, Forums, CIO Enclaves, Firesides and other events.     


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Firesides are a new SCSIM program designed to benefit members below the CIO level. Each Fireside meeting enables members to socialize with peers, learn new ideas and build their networks.

SCSIM Events


SCSIM’s Programs team prepares two major forums annually with great keynote speakers and panelists.

Forum themes include IT leadership, trends or disruptive technology topics including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and digital transformation.

CIO Enclaves

In 2015, SCSIM launched a new program of quarterly evening roundtables—called CIO Enclaves—for CIOs and CTOs. Executive leaders from eight CIO Enclaves meet in Santa Monica, the Conejo and San Fernando valleys, Orange County, DTLA, the South Bay and Pasadena. 

Between 10-18 peer CIOs enjoy dinner in an intimate setting and discuss what’s working, what’s not, and how they can help each other. 

SCSIM Spring Forum — May 31, 2018

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

The afternoon event featured speakers from Gartner, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, Pacific Life and Westfield.


With two subsets of our members launching at venues in summer of 2018 in Los Angeles and in Orange counties, Firesides are an SCSIM program designed specifically for all the rising IT leaders reporting up to the CIO.  

Firesides will be more intimate than our Forums, and will take on many forms: town hall discussions, keynote presentations, panel discussions or interviews of guest CXOs, innovators or industry leaders.

SCSIM Winter Forum — March 15, 2018

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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