Who We Are

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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Featured Event


2018 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit

November 01, 2018; 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa

Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success

SCSIM has entered into an agreement with HMG Strategy to merge the Fall events of both organizations into HMG's Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit, the annual "must attend" event for IT leaders occurring on November 1, 2018.

By bringing together the SCSIM and HMG events, IT leaders now have an unrivaled opportunity to come together to network and learn about a broader scope of timely topics. Register now to reserve your spot!

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 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.


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 Fall Forum — October 26, 2017

Technology Leaders across a diverse set of industries spoke about how they used AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain to drive business value and create business model innovation.

Speakers included First American CIO, Deluxe Entertainment CTO and BCG Digital Ventures. 

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