March 20, 2018

Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Past and present attendees:

    Harrison Lewis
    Northgate Markets
    Karen Xie
    VP Enterprise Architecture
    Blue Shield of California
    Joe Visconti
    VP of IT
    David Wright
    Chinese Laundry
  • Governing Board:

    Murtaza Masood
    Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources
    Frank Palase
    Master of Ceremonies and Former Senior Vice President Strategy and Innovation
    Gary Zorko
    VP, Information Technology & CIO
    Z Gallerie
    Sajid Ahmed
    Chief Information & Innovation Officer
    Martin Luther King Jr. Healthcare Corporation

A forum for innovative IT thought leaders in Southern California

Despite the economic downturn freezing or cutting budgets and yielding a slow recovery, businesses are regaining strength and global IT spending is expected to increase in the coming years. But even with an economic upturn on the horizon and more importance placed on IT, we aren't out of the woods yet. The role of the CIO is more important than ever as financial turmoil continues to alter the world's economy, making it difficult to put your organization in a position to achieve success. The business goals have changed and CIOs are now tasked with trying to find emerging opportunities to drive value throughout the enterprise.

We're in a historic transition one marked by challenges, but filled with possibility. Preparing for the upturn and making the right decisions in times of change can better position your enterprise to succeed.

The CIO Southern California Summit is a unique opportunity for the city's greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

Discussion topics will include:

  • The Public Cloud and the Public Sector Challenges and Opportunities
  • From Unthinkable to Routine: How Big Data Is Changing Business as We Know It
  • Driving Business Innovation with High-Performance Network Connectivity
  • Different Applications of Data Analytics for GRC: The Data Dilemma
  • The Nexus of Forces and a Platform for the Future

As an IT leader in Southern California, now is the time to produce real business value for your organization. We at CDM Media know that in order for you to take time out of the office, it must be time well spent. The CIO Southern California Summit agenda offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities that will maximize your time and efforts, providing you with ideas and strategies truly capable of changing business practices.


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March 20, 2018 | Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Los Angeles, CA, USA


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