Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 8:30am - 5pm
Long Beach Marrott; 4700 Airport Plaza Dr, Long Beach, CA 90815

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.

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


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. 

Our next forum is the 2019 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit on Oct. 8, 2019, co-produced by SCSIM and HMG Strategy.

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, Long Beach, 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. 

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2019 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit - October 8, 2019

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.

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.

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SCSIM Spring Forum - May 30, 2019

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.

Cybersecurity issues, however, are not purely a technology problem—they are multi-headed hydras that need to be addressed with a multi-disciplinary approach.

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