Southern California CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Southern California community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise
  2. Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value
  3. Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

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.

Co-Chairs

Glenn Coles

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
GM & CIO

Ginny Davis

Technicolor
SVP, CIO & CSO

James Davis

University of California - Los Angeles
Vice Provost IT & CTO, Manufacturing USA, Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Mary Gendron

Qualcomm
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Alex Grimwade

The Walt Disney Company
CIO, Disney Television Studios

Chad Hamilton

Fremantle
VP, Technology

Michael Keithley

United Talent Agency
CIO

Greg Moore

KB Home
VP & CIO

Bryan Muehlberger

Beachbody
CIO & EVP of Technology

Robert Valle

Mazda Motor of North America
CIO and Vice President - Information Technology

Members

Wasi Ahmed

Foundation Building Materials
CIO

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental
CIO & CISO

James Alvarez

Aristocrat
CIO

Steve Andujar

Sony Pictures Entertainment
EVP & CIO

Bhupesh Arora

Magellan Midstream Partners
VP & CIO

George Bedar

Fitness International, LLC
CIO

Stephen Brobst

Teradata
CTO

Joseph Cevetello

City of Santa Monica, CA
CIO

Tammy Choy

Aerospace Corporation
VP & CIO

Nicholas Colisto

Avery Dennison
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Christopher Coye

Skechers
SVP, IT

Amir Desai

Molina Healthcare
CIO

Pavan Desaneni

Yokohama Tire Corporation
CIO

Lea Eriksen

City of Long Beach
Director of Technology & Innovation / CIO

Allen Fazio

Houlihan Lokey
CIO

Cameron Forbes

Sumitomo Rubber North America
CIO

Robert Frank

Oaktree Capital Management
Former CIO

Brian Ganley

Ventura County
CIO

Mary Gendron

Qualcomm
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

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

Leslie Grau

Dun & Bradstreet
SVP, IT

Kevin Gray

City of Burbank
CIO

Jim Green

Los Angeles County Probation Department
CIO

Jason Grovert

Steadfast Companies
CIO

Mark Hagan

AMN Healthcare Services
CIO

George Hanna

The Walt Disney Company
VP, Technology

Nadia Hansen

Clark County, NV
Chief Information Officer

Rick Hariman

City National Bank
CIO

Erica Hausheer

Teradata
CIO

John Herbert

Fox Corporation
EVP & CIO

Julie Hubbard

AMN Healthcare Services
Vice President, IT & Secturity

Todd Inlander

Southern California Edison Company
Sr. Vice President & CIO

Eric Iverson

Amazon Web Services
CTO, Global M&E Vertical

Eric Iverson

Creative Artists Agency
Former CIO

Guilda Javaheri

Golden State Foods
CTO

Satya Jayadev

Skyworks Solutions
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Brandon Johnson

Korn Ferry
SVP, Chief Information Officer

Scott Joslyn

MemorialCare
SVP & CIO

Rajendra Kadam

Conduent
CIO - Healthcare

Sunil Kanchi

UST Global
Chief Information Officer and Chief Investment Officer

George Khalil

City of Riverside, CA
Chief Innovation Officer

Clemens Koegler

Red Bull North America
VP, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Phillip Leclair

City of Pasadena, CA
CIO

Joe Leggio

National Veterinary Associates
Chief Information Officer

Randi Levin

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
CIO

John Linss

Caesars Entertainment
SVP & CTO

Justin Livesay

Robbins Research
CIO

Peter Loo

Los Angeles County, CA
Chief Deputy CIO

Guillermo Lopez

LuLaRoe
CIO

Nyariana Maiko

Port of Long Beach
CIO

Joel Manfredo

Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
CIO

Shivie Mannshahia

Velocity Vehicle Group
CTO

Bill Martin

AEG Worldwide
CIO

Drew Martin

Jack in the Box
CIO

Dan McClintock

The Meruelo Group
CIO

Scott McCool

California Resources Corporation
CIO

Cindy McKenzie

Deluxe Entertainment Services
CIO

Gary Megson

Hot Topic
CTO

Theresa Miller

LionsGate Entertainment
CIO & EVP, IT

Howard Miller

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Chief Information Officer

Anthony Moses

Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance
CTO

Nader Nemati

Lockheed Martin
CIO, QTC

Helen Norris

Chapman University
VP & CIO

Don Olender

UCLA IS Associates
Executive Director

Les Ottolenghi

Caesars Entertainment
Former EVP & CIO

Michael Payne

ASGN
CIO

Thomas Phelps

Laserfiche
Vice President of Corporate Strategy & CIO

Stephen Plank

Taco Bell
CIO

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

Michael Sass

GE Digital
CIO

Howard Schweitzer

Mars Petcare
Global Chief Information Officer

James Shira

PwC
Global & US CIO

Doug Shook, Ph.D.

University of Southern California
CIO

Charles Sims

Los Angeles Clippers
Head of Technology | CTO

Janette Smrcka

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
VP of IT at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park

Mohandoss Tychicus

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
CIO

Ninish Ukkan

Neilson Financial Services
CTO

Rhonda Vetere

Herbalife
Global CIO

Steve Wallace

Monster Beverage Corporation
Chief Information Officer

Michael Wang

Epson America
CIO & VP, Digital Innovation

Alan Weidlich

PWGA
CIO

Hugh Westermeyer

City National Bank
SVP, Corporate Technology

Jon Whittaker

Kelly Paper
CIO

Graham Wilkinson

Exemplis
CIO

Colleen Wolf

Ventura Foods
SVP & CIO

Brian Wood

Tutor Perini
VP, Information Technology / CIO

Dennis Yang

Motion Picture Association of America
CIO

Missy Young

Switch
CIO

Upcoming Events


In-person Programs

August, 2021

Southern California CIO Inner Circle

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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December 15, 2021

Southern California CIO Executive Summit

Omni Los Angeles

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

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Virtual Programs

June 22, 2021

Southern California CIO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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September 15, 2021

Southern California CIO Virtual Town Hall

Southern California CIO Virtual Town Hall

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

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October 7 - 8, 2021

Global CIO Virtual Executive Summit

A virtual gathering for CIOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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