Southern California CIO Community

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Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CIOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Southern California CIO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Southern California CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Allen Fazio

Houlihan Lokey
Chief Information Officer

Chad Hamilton

Fremantle
VP, Technology

Kelly Hamilton

Sony Pictures Entertainment
CIO

Michael Keithley

United Talent Agency
CIO

Theresa Miller

Lionsgate Entertainment
CIO & EVP of Information Technology

Greg Moore

KB Home
VP & CIO

Anthony Moses

Yamaha Motor Corporation
Global Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Bryan Muehlberger

Vuori Clothing
Chief Information Officer

Thomas Phelps

Laserfiche
Executive Chair and Laserfiche CIO

Governing Body Members

Wasi Ahmed

Foundation Building Materials
CIO

James Alvarez

Aristocrat Gaming
CIO

Mary Ames

Zenith National Insurance
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer

Bhupesh Arora

ONEOK
VP & Chief Information Officer

George Bedar

LA Fitness
CIO

Suzie Bonner

Reliance, Inc
SVP & CIO

Carmella Cassetta

Hoag Health System
VP & CIO

Tammy Choy

Aerospace Corporation
VP & CIO

Christopher Coye

Skechers
SVP, IT & Chief Information Officer

Amir Desai

Molina Healthcare
CIO

Lea Eriksen

City of Long Beach
Director of Technology & Innovation / CIO

Shirley Gao

PacSun
Chief Digital and Information Officer

Greg Geary

DigitalBridge
Former Vice President IT

Sven Gerjets

Mattel
EVP & CTO

Josh Goode

SCAN Health Plan
SVP/CIO

Ben Gordon

Sempra Energy
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer

Kevin Gray

City of Burbank
CIO

Jim Green

Los Angeles County Probation Department
CIO

Jason Grovert

Irvine Company
SVP, Technology Strategy, Office Division

Mark Hagan

AMN Healthcare Services
Chief Information and Digital Officer

George Hanna

Los Angeles Clippers
Chief Technology and Digital Officer

Todd Inlander

Southern California Edison Company
Sr. Vice President & CIO

Brandon Johnson

Korn Ferry
SVP, Chief Information Officer

Mary Joseph

Harman International Industries
Divisional CIO & VP

Alvin Joseph

Orora
Chief Information Officer & VP, Information Technology

Raj Kadam

Liberty Dental Plan
SVP Health Plan Operations & CIO

Ghalib Kassam

LA Times
CIO & CISO

Subba Kethu

Kia America
Director, Digital Technology (CIO)

Manish Khadiya

DIRECTV
VP of IT Architecture and Cybersecurity

George Khalil

City of Riverside, CA
Chief Innovation Officer

Phillip Leclair

City of Pasadena, CA
CIO

Peter Loo

Los Angeles County, CA
Chief Deputy CIO

Raymond Lowe

AltaMed Health Services
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Nyariana Maiko

Port of Long Beach
CIO

Joel Manfredo

Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
Chief Information, Innovation and Digital Officer

Dan McClintock

The Meruelo Group
CIO

Gary Megson

Hot Topic
CTO

Howard Miller

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Chief Information Officer

Helen Norris

Chapman University
VP & CIO

Steve Plank

Taco Bell
CIO

Krishna Prasad

UST Global
Chief Information Officer & Chief Strategy Officer

Jim Puerner

Bragg Companies
CTO

Mujeebur Rahmansaher

The TEAM Companies
Chief Technology Officer

Geraldine Ramezani

First American Financial
SVP / CIO

Ted Ross

City of Los Angeles, CA
CIO

Suneel Sajnani

Cetera Financial Group
SVP, Head of Infrastructure and Cloud Services

Tatiana Sana

King's Hawaiian
Chief Technology Officer

Cisco Sanchez

Qualcomm
Senior IT Vice President & CIO

Michael Sass

atec
Global VP IT

Howard Schweitzer

Mars Veterinary Health
Global Chief Information Officer

Kristine Sheu

Cathay Bank
SVP Deputy CIO

James Shira

PwC US
Principal, Global and US Chief Information & Technology Officer

Deanna Steele

Allied Universal
CIO

Jason Stevens

Herbalife
CIO

Mohandoss Tychicus

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
CIO

Michael Wang

Epson America
Chief Information & Digital Officer

Isabel Wells

Kimball Electronics
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Jon Whittaker

Kelly Spicers
CIO

Brian Wood

Tutor Perini
VP, Information Technology / CIO

Louis Zhan

Beachbody
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions & Services


Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today.

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

May 22, 2024 | 1 day

Southern California CIO Executive Summit

Marriott Long Beach Downtown

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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VIRTUAL

June 20, 2024 | 1 hour

Southern California CIO Town Hall

Talent, Technology, and Transformation – Building the Ecosystem for AI Innovation

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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VIRTUAL

August 14, 2024 | 1 hour

Southern California CIO Town Hall

Southern California CIO Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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IN-PERSON

September 24, 2024 | an evening

Southern California CIO Inner Circle

Meadowlark Golf Club

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

December 4, 2024 | 1 day

Southern California CIO Executive Summit

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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