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SCSIM Winter Forum | March 15, 2018

by Jason Henning on December 14, 2017

Registration Is Now Open!
First 100 registered will receive a free copy of Chris Laping’s book People Before Things

The Change Leader CIO

March 15, 2018 – 3:00pm-8:30pm | Long Beach Marriott

The CIO role has undergone several transformations in the last three decades — from custodian of back office systems to digital leadership in the era of analytics, machine learning and many other differentiating technology trends. One thing has not changed however: CIOs must act as a change agents and leaders if they want to drive game-changing outcomes that inspire loyalty in the business organization.

The SCSIM 2018 Winter Forum will feature keynote speaker, Chris Laping, a veteran CIO and author of “People before Things.” Chris will talk about the human dimensions that shape the work of IT leaders, and ultimately become decisive factors in the success or failure of technology-led change initiatives.

Thank you to our event sponsor:



Author, Speaker & Founder, People Before Things

Chris Laping brings 27 years of information technology and business transformation experience to his change leadership company and book, People Before Things. His best-selling book highlights the powerful connection between human experience and business outcomes. And his company has already helped thousands of leaders with a simple and repeatable model that gets to the root cause of change resistance.

Chris enjoyed 14 years as a Chief Information Officer across three different brands. The work of his teams has been spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, and CIO Magazine among others. Prior to People Before Things, Chris was the Senior Vice President, Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers-where he was a highly contributing member of a management team that completed a successful turnaround of an $8 stock to $89.

Chris has received several awards for his work in the IT industry. This list includes being named a ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leader, three InfoWorld 100 awards, InformationWeek’s Social Business Technology Leader award and recognition as The Economist’s Top 5 Social Business Leader. The work of his teams has been spotlighted in three books: The Engaged Leader, Mobile Mind Shift, and Implementing World Class IT.

Chris is originally from Jacksonville, FL. He received a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems at Florida State University and his Master of Business Administration at the University of Florida.

Members $30 | USC & UCI Guests $70 | Guests $100

at the door
Members $45 | USC & UCI Guests $95 | Guests $115
SCSIM Winter Event
March 15, 2018 | 3:00pm-8:30pmLong Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815

Join Us!

SIM events are where senior IT leaders, consultants and academics gather to learn and share ideas about trends, technology and leadership.

Events are open to SIM members, qualified prospective members, and executive leaders who share a common passion for the transformational business value that technology can provide. We welcome new faces, but non-members will be admitted to our events selectively. Sales and marketing executives will be encouraged to consider event sponsorship as their means of connecting with our members.

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