CIO Roundtable

The Chief Information Officer Roundtable is a regional forum for the most senior IT executives aimed at helping them address strategic IT opportunities and challenges in the globally networked economy. This partnership between industry and UC Irvine provides thought leadership, a collaborative resource network and facilitates dynamic exchange.


The group meets quarterly and our members include senior executives from:

  • Allergan
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Auto Club of Southern California
  • Broadcom
  • Capital Group
  • Carrington Mortgage Holdings
  • Exemplis
  • First American Financial
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Ingram Micro
  • Irvine Company
  • MemorialCare Health Systems
  • Mercury Insurance
  • NetApp
  • Northgate Gonzales, LLC
  • Pacific Life
  • SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
  • Taco Bell
  • Toyo Tires
  • WASH Laundry Systems
  • Western Digital
  • William O’Neil + Co.
  • Word and Brown Companies
  • Yamaha Motor Corp.

Membership is limited in order to foster a cooperative environment and to maintain diversity. New members are considered based on their ability to:

  • Actively participate in quarterly meetings
  • Share expertise and suggest strategic directions
  • Actively represent the CIO Roundtable to the broader business community
  • Partake in CIO Roundtable activities as a speaker, moderator, or sponsor
  • Honor the confidentiality of discussions

Upcoming Events

The Digital Matrix: New Rules for Business Transformation through Technology
May 31, 2018
Speaker: N. Venkatraman

Past Events

The Platform Revolution
February 1, 2018
Speaker: Marshall Van Alstyne

Artificial Intelligence
November 2, 2017
Speaker: Padhraic Smyth

The Day After Tomorrow: How to Survive in Times of Radical Innovation
September 8, 2017
Speaker: Peter Hinssen, Author and Chairman & Co-Founder, nexxworks

The Next Generation Enterprise: Increased Customer Intimacy and Digital Ecosystems
May 15, 2017
Speaker: Peter Weill, MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)

The Inevitable
March 7, 2017
Speaker: Kevin Kelly, WIRED 

Blockchain Revolution
January 19, 2018
Michael Casey, MIT Media Lab

The Promise of Virtual Reality
December 8, 2016 
Speaker: Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University

Building Organizations for the Future
October 20, 2016
Speaker: Tammy Erickson, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School; Founder and CEO, Tammy Erickson Associates

CIO Roundtable Retreat
June 3, 2016
closed forum

Automation, Software Design and the Human Factor 
April 14, 2016
Speaker: Nicholas Carr

Confronting Complexity in Data Analytics and the Internet of Things
February 11, 2016
Speaker: Sam Ransbotham

Leading Digital
December 10, 2015
Speaker: Dr. George Westerman, Professor and Research Scientist, MIT Sloan, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital

Robotics & Innovation
September 17, 2015
Speakers: Martin Ford, Author & Entrepreneur, econfuture and Richard Sudek, PhD, Executive Director, UCI Institute for Innovation

The Sharing Economy
June 12, 2015
Speaker: Arun Sundararajan, PhD, Professor and NEC Faculty Fellow, New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business

April 16, 2015
Speakers: Jensen Penasola, FBI Supervisory Special Agent - Cyber Investigations, The Federal Bureau of Investigation; Chris Wilson, Cyber Program Manager, SRA International; Cherie J. Kono, Los Angeles Program Director, InfraGard; Frederick J. Simon, FBI Special Agent & Assistant Coordinator- InfraGard, The Federal Bureau of Investigation; Grady Summers, Chief Technology Officer, FireEye

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Ed Trainor