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SCSIM Membership Criteria


Thank you for your interest in the Southern California Chapter of SIM (SCSIM). Established in 1968, the Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIOs, CTOs and emerging IT leaders.

SIM’s wealth of information and outreach capacity is a direct result of its diverse membership.  In addition to being IT leadership-focused, SIM membership spans across industries, concentrations and professions. 

To continue fostering a valuable membership experience, ensuring a quality exchange, and representative influence, SCSIM's three member categories are:

Information Technology Executives

A senior-level IS/IT professional in either a for-profit or non-profit organization, meeting the following criteria:

  • CIOS and CTOs at a corporate or divisional level.
  • Direct reports to CIOs and CTOs, such as Vice Presidents or Directors of IS/IT.
  • Directors of IS/IT who are two levels removed from the CIO, with significant or strategic management responsibilities, such as application or infrastructure portfolios.           

Academic Professionals

A university or college faculty member or senior administrator with significant interest in the IS field.


Leaders at the partner/principal level who influence the direction of their own company or their clients’ companies, and who directly contribute to the IS profession.  To qualify, these individuals must be able to demonstrate that they operate at a senior executive level and that their responsibilities revolve around performing strategic or consulting services, not primarily in selling services.  Accepted individuals understand that SCSIM maintains a strict "no solicitation” policy.  Consultants comprise a limited percentage of overall chapter membership, and those consultants who are welcomed as members are practitioners who add value to our chapter members with their domain knowledge and expertise.


SCSIM’s Application Process

Applications are submitted online, then are reviewed by the Membership Chair of SCSIM to assure qualifications are met.  If an applicant’s level of responsibility is not clear from the information provided, the applicant may be contacted for a brief interview.  After review by the Chapter’s Board, applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision. 

For more information, please contact Scott Cadwalader at

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SCSIM Membership Options


Individual Membership

Services Include:

  • Networking: Local chapter meetings, conferences, roundtables and seminars.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Working Group deliverables, Advanced Practices Council (APC) research, bi-monthly member eNewsletter, Webcasts and our online community,
  • Education: Access to the SIM Regional Learning Forum™, providing industry-specific training for future IT leaders.
  • Advocacy: The collaborative "voice” of SIM on issues such as cyberspace security and software licensing. 
  • Industry Leadership: Access to peers who understand and manage similar challenges and issues.

Individual Member Dues:

  • Corporate IT Executives - $285
  • Non-Profit IT Executives/Academics  - $205
  • Consultants - $825                        

Members In Transition / IBJ Dues:

·    Renewal charges will be waived for one year for members who are in between jobs and up for renewal.


RLF Graduates:

·         First year dues will be waived by SCSIM and SIM International.


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Corporate Membership

SIM’s Corporate Membership offers employers an opportunity to extend the benefits of SIM membership throughout their company, offering increased networking, education and idea exchange opportunities.



Enterprise Package (offers companies with 3 or more individual members a $20 dues discount per member)

  • Membership: Three or more* individual memberships ($825 value)
  • Dues - $765 (additional members beyond the first 3 to be charged $255 each)

Enterprise Advantage Package

  • Annual Conference: One (1) complimentary registration to SIMposium ($995 value)
  • Membership: Three or more* individual memberships ($825 value)
  • Dues - $1,265 (additional members beyond the first 3 to be charged $255 each)

Enterprise Platinum Package

  • Regional Leadership Forum: One complimentary participation fee (9-month program; $8,350 value)
  • Annual Conference: One (1) complimentary registration to SIMposium($995 value)
  • Membership: Three or more* individual memberships at $255 each ($825 value)
  • Dues - $8,765 (additional members beyond the first 3 to be charged $255 each)

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