SoCal ORBIE Awards

About SoCalCIO

SoCalCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Southern California chief information officers. SoCalCIO is one of 30 chapters of InspireCIO, a national peer leadership network comprised exclusively of CIOs from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

Achieve your full leadership potential with SoCalCIO
Mission & Purpose

SoCalCIO exists to help CIOs succeed in today’s most challenging C-suite executive role.

We convene leading CIOs and fosters meaningful relationships by hosting non-commercial, member-led programs – helping CIOs gain leadership advantage. At the end of the day, we are passionate about three things:

Helping CIOs connect and develop relationships with each other
Recognizing CIO success through local annual CIO ORBIE Awards
Inspiring CIOs to achieve their leadership potential

Leadership Programs

Semi-quarterly leadership development programs provide opportunities to develop and strengthen executive relationships, meet new CIOs and sharpen your leadership acumen.

Insider Events

CIO-hosted programs to showcase member organizations, executives, strategies & accomplishments

Leadership Keynotes

Exclusive, high-profile keynotes by C-suite leaders, best-selling authors & other inspiring leadership speakers

CIO Conversations

CIO-led dinners at upscale, local restaurants focusing on member topics & conversation


Framework for CIO collaboration around initiatives, leadership successes & challenges

Innovation Showcases

Rapid-fire presentations from member-selected, early-stage innovative companies, providing efficient & anonymous overview of potential new technologies & solutions

Member Breakfasts

Casual, CIO-hosted gatherings connecting CIOs who work in close proximity

Become a Member

Membership is limited to the CIO (or senior-most technology executive, regardless of title - CIO, CTO, CDO, etc.) of an organization with over $100 million in annual revenue. Organizations over $1B may enroll a second qualified CIO member, provided the primary CIO is a member in good standing. Organizations over $5B may enroll a third qualified CIO member.

Our Community

SoCalCIO Underwriters

SoCalCIO is supported by invitation-only, executive level, strategic sponsors known as Underwriters. Senior executives representing these organizations serve on SoCalCIO’s Advisory Board and attend the CIO-led, non-commercial chapter leadership programs.

Media Sponsor

Year Up

SoCalCIO is proud to support Year Up in their mission to provide urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers & education.

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