Spring Forum

2019 Southern California
CIO Executive Leadership Summit

October 8, 2019
Huntington Regency Huntington Beach

SCSIM's upcoming event promises to be 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 will be the focal point of the discussion at the 2019 Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Summit. SCSIM and HMG Strategy is co-producing the event, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa on October 8, 2019.

Speakers include: Tom Peck, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer of Ingram Micro; Mike Overly, a Southern California “Super Lawyer” with five security designations and a Partner at Foley & Lardner; and Walter O'Brien the founder of Scorpion Computer Services and the Executive Producer of the hit CBS-TV drama "Scorpion", which was inspired by his life. The event will feature a graphic recorder whose work will be shared with the attendees.

To learn more about the Southern California CIO Summit and register for the event, click the Register Now button below.


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


2019 SCSIM Holiday Social

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Windsor Salon on the Queen Mary; 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

SCSIM invites you and a guest to the second annual Holiday Social on December 7, 2019 at the Windsor Salon in Long Beach. The event will include 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, will perform with his instrumental jazz band. The dinner costs are kept low thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. Click the Register Now button below!


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. 

winter forum
SCSIM Winter Forum — Feb 27, 2019

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.

Vipul also facilitated a workshop to help connect SCSIM members with each other as they shared their personal experience.


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.

Holiday Social
SCSIM Winter Social — Dec 7, 2018

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

Thanks to Avanade, Nutanix, Ivanti and Fortinet for their generous support of the Holiday Social.

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