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Who is TENG Southern California

Technology Executives Networking Group Southern California (TENG SoCal) is the Southern California Chapter of a national community of 8000+ selected Chief Information Officers (CIO), Chief Technology Officers (CTO), Vice Presidents (VP) and Directors of Technology.

We currently hold meetings for our members in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Diego.

Our Philosophy

The Technology Executives Networking Group strives to help senior-level IT executives help each other by making it easier for us to meet one another and develop lasting, professional relationships, and eventually, friendships.

We are naturally inclined to help our friends by sharing our experiences, expertise, contacts and support, whether they need help building a business case for a project, selecting a vendor, learning a new technology, or landing a great job. Even at our darkest moments, there is something about reaching out to help a friend that makes both us and them feel better, and ultimately causes them to reach out to help us in return.

This willingness to help one another forms the basis of our networking philosophy. By helping one another in these ways, we build a bond of friendship and trust that will allow us to rely on each other in even the most difficult situations.

 

TENG Southern California Coffee Meeting, Topic: Three Top Traits Successful CIOs Must Have – Fri, Nov 9 2018

Nov 9 2018

TENG Southern California Coffee Meeting

Topic: Three Top Traits Successful CIOs Must Have

IT leaders deal with a dizzying array of issues that require an immense mental toolkit.

There are three traits that to IT leaders carry that are going to make them successful. These include:

  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Political Savvy
  • Dealing with Ambiguity

Join us to discuss these traits, understand how to get them, and how to leverage them in your career.

Agenda:
10:00 am    Welcome and Introductions
10:20 am    Leadership Topic and Open Discussion
11:30 am     Program End – Open networking after the meeting

Location:

Starbucks, Front Patio Area

17913 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92614

You must be a current TENG member or invited special guest to attend.

October 25 2018 TENG Meeting – CIO Leadership Series – First 90 Days Action Plan

October 25 2018 TENG Southern California Meeting Notice

CIO Leadership Series – First 90 Days Action Plan

 

The first 90 days in any new leadership role and be a bit overwhelming and filled with opacity. Successful leaders begin with a well structured plan that leverages soft skills, frameworks, methodologies, and deliverables throughout the cycle.

– What type of plan do you need to lay the foundation for executive success?

– What should be your priorities as soon as you accept a new executive position?

– How you can manage political savvy, intellectual horsepower, and dealing with ambiguity to ensure success?

– How do you develop and present your plan to senior management, peers and your team?

We’ll answer these questions and more during our interactive and engaging open discussion walking through an actual plan.

MEETING LOCATION

You must be a current TENG member to attend. RSVP is required. No cost to attend.

Webster University Location Address and Map Link
32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618

Agenda

9:30 AM  Program Start – Welcome and Overview
11:00 AM   Program End – Open networking after the meeting

TENG Southern California Coffee Meeting, Topic: How Successful CIOs Coach and Mentor Teams, Wed, August 29 2018

August 29 2018

TENG Southern California Coffee Meeting

Topic: How Successful CIOs Coach and Mentor Teams

Agenda:
9:30 am    Welcome and Introductions
9:45 am    Leadership Topic and Open Discussion
11:00 am   Program End – Open networking after the meeting

Location:

Starbucks, REAR Patio Area

17913 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92614

You must be a current TENG member or invited special guest to attend.

July 25 2018 TENG Meeting – CIO Leadership Series – Moving from Director IT to CIO Executive Leadership

July 25 2018 TENG Southern California Meeting Notice

CIO Leadership Series – Mastering the Leadership Skills Needed to Transition from Director IT to Executive Level CIO

– What leadership and management skills are needed to move from Director to CIO?

– How to be solution-oriented when faced with a seemingly insurmountable problems.

– Where do taking initiative, having a strong business sense, and an unwillingness to give up make you the most successful?

– At what level are conflict management skills most needed?

– When does lack of observing people’s strengths and weaknesses or predicting how people will perform in various situations hurt you the most?

MEETING LOCATION

You must be a current TENG member to attend. RSVP is required. No cost to attend.

Webster University Location Address and Map Link
32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618

Agenda

10:00 AM  Program Start – Welcome and Overview
11:20 AM   Closing Remarks
11:30 AM   Program End – Open networking after the meeting

May 24 2018 TENG Meeting – CIO Leadership Series – Developing Executive Presence

May 24 2018 TENG Southern California Meeting Notice

CIO Leadership Series – Developing Executive Presence

– How do you define executive presence?

– Why does developing good executive presence matter?

– How can CIOs develop their own executive presence?

– How to project self-confidence, clarity, and credibility even under conditions of stress, pressure, and uncertainty

– Resources to improve executive presence

MEETING LOCATION

You must be a current TENG, FENG or MENG member to attend. RSVP is required. No cost to attend.

Webster University Location Address and Map Link
32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618

Agenda

10:00 am   Program Start – Welcome and Overview
11:20 am   Closing Remarks
11:30 am   Program End – Open networking after the meeting

TENG Southern California Coffee Meeting, Topic: Executive Interpersonal Savvy, Friday, April 27 2018

April 27 2018

TENG Southern California Coffee Meeting

Topic: Executive Interpersonal Savvy

Agenda:
9:30 am    Welcome and Introductions
9:45 am    Leadership Topic and Open Discussion
11:00 am   Program End – Open networking after the meeting

Location:

Starbucks, Front Patio Area

17913 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92614

You must be a current TENG member or invited special guest to attend.

March 28 2018 TENG Meeting – Closing Gaps in Technology Executives Job Search

March 28 2018 TENG Southern California Meeting Notice

Closing Gaps in Technology Executives Job Search

 

– Current Southern CA job market and CIO hiring trends

– Dramatically increasing your LinkedIn visibility quotient

– Optimizing your resume with expert tools and advice

– Job interviewing checklist guaranteed to improve your salesmanship

– High-level LinkedIn group peer review for attendees

– Leveraging the most underutilized search tool at your disposal

MEETING LOCATION

You must be a current TENG, FENG or MENG member to attend. RSVP is required. No cost to attend.

Webster University Location Address and Map Link
32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618

Agenda

10:00 am   Program Start – Welcome and Overview
11:20 am   Closing Remarks
11:30 am   Program End – Open networking after the meeting

February 22 2018 Evening Meeting Notice

February 22 2018 Evening Meeting Notice

Building a Security Strategy Game Plan

What a new CIO should be thinking when building a 3-year security strategy and road map.

Jerry Sto. Tomas is the Chief Information Security Officer for Apria Healthcare Group Inc., a leading provider of home respiratory services and medical equipment including oxygen therapy, inhalation therapies, sleep apnea treatment, and negative pressure wound therapy.  As the CISO, he is responsible for the development and execution of enterprise information security strategic plan and roadmap.

Jerry has over 25 years of IT, privacy, and information security experience.  As the head of Global Information Security at Allergan for eight years, he established the Information Security Department and executed successful global security programs such as Security Awareness, Data Loss Prevention and Privacy, Vendor Risk Management, and eDiscovery.  He was also the Chief Security Officer for The Impac Companies and Global Information Security Advisor for Celestica, Inc. where he was involved in various aspects of information and physical security such as strategic planning, architecture design, incident response, and security audit and assessments.

Jerry studied business administration at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and Colorado Technical University.  He also holds a master’s degree in information assurance from Norwich University and is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and a CISM (Certified Information Security Manager).

MEETING SPONSOR

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Webster’s Irvine campus has been educating in Orange County since 1978. We are focused on providing graduate and undergraduate education to adult learners and our 40 years of working with them has given us a deep understanding of their unique needs. All of our faculty are practitioners in their subject matter areas and focused on our value of providing a personalized education through small class sizes and close relationships. The Irvine campus offers four Master’s degrees: Master of Business Administration, MS in Cybersecurity, MA in Management & Leadership, and MA in Human Resources Management. We also offer a Bachelor of Arts in Management completion program (for students transferring in 60+ credit hours of undergraduate work).

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

You must be a current TENG, FENG or authorized guest to attend. RSVP is required. No cost to attend.

MEETING LOCATION

Webster University Location Address and Map Link
32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618

AGENDA

6:00 pm   Program Start – Welcome and overview
6:15 pm    Presentation
7:15 pm    Closing Remarks
7:30 pm   Program End – Open networking after the meeting