CISOA Technology Summit in Partnership with 3CBG/4CUG/AWS

Registration is OPEN for the 2021 CISOA Summit! This year, we are Virtual and have adjusted our attendee costs to encourage broader attendance from employees of California Community Colleges and the State Chancellor’s Office.

Each District has the option to either:

  • Register their District for the Summit ($500 Non Dues Paying CISOA Member; $250 Dues Paying CISOA Member) and receive a special registration code via email that you and any of the employees at your District/Colleges can use to attend the Summit for FREE!*
  • Register individually for the Summit ($100 each; Dues Paying CISOA Members get 2 Free Registrations**).

If you choose the District registration option, once you receive the special registration code, please share the registration link and code with your District/Colleges so your colleagues can register for free. NOTE: If the person who registers the District for the Summit plans to also attend the event, they need to use a different email address for their individual registration. Due to limitations on the registration system, the email address used to register your District (should you choose that option) CANNOT be used to register as an individual.

*PRECONFERENCE SESSIONS: We have arranged some outstanding Pre-Conference sessions that will take place on Monday, February 8th. These sessions are $25 each and space is limited to 50 attendees in each. The Pre-Conference fee must be paid by the individual and is not included in your District registration.

**TWO FREE REGISTRATIONS: If you are a Dues Paying District and decided to choose the 2 Free Registrations instead of a District registration, if you chose this option you should have received an email from Jim Temple with the discount code your attendees will apply at checkout to attend for free.

Questions: Email and we will respond within 72 hours.



Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sumun Pendakur

Tuesday, February 9th @ 9am
Knowing, Doing, Being: The CTO as Change Agent

Dr. Sumun L. Pendakur (Sumi) believes that we have infinite capability to imagine and enact a more just, equitable, and compassionate world.  The body of her work focuses on helping campuses, non-profits, and other organizations build capacity for social justice and racial equity by empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to be transformational agents of change in their spheres of influence.  She serves as the Chief Learning Officer and Director of the USC Equity Institutes at the USC Race and Equity Center, dedicated to advancing racial justice in higher education and other sectors.  Prior to this position, Sumi held roles as the Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Harvey Mudd College and as the Director for USC Asian Pacific American Student Services.

Sumi is a scholar-practitioner, whose research interests and publications focus on Critical Race Theory, Asian American and Pacific Islander students, change agents, and institutional transformation.  She has held leadership positions in the professional associations for her field and presented her original research at NASPA, ACPA, NADOHE, NCORE, and ASHE.  Sumi was recently re-appointed to the Board of Directors for NADOHE, the national chief diversity officers’ organization.  She has served as Faculty Coach for the AAC&U’s TIDES (Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM) Institute.  She is also the co-editor, with Dr. Shaun Harper and Dr. Stephen Quaye, of Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations (3rd edition) (2019).  Pendakur is a graduate of Northwestern University with a double major in Women’s Studies and History and a Minor in Spanish.  She holds an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan.  She received her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from the USC Rossier School of Education.  In 2019, she was named one of the top 35 women in higher education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

Sumi is the multilingual daughter of immigrants, was raised in the Midwest, and currently calls Los Angeles, CA, home.  She is the wife of actor Sunil Malhotra, and proud mommy to Shashi Veer and Shama Shakti.

2021 Virtual Summit Sponsors*

Presenting Premiere Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Ad Astra Anthology BerryDunn Civitas Learning
Courseleaf Nth Generation Computing Okta Strata Information Group
Silver Sponsors ASR Analytics B&H Cumulus Technology Svc
Fortinet Palo Alto Networks Starfish Touchnet
Workday Checkpoint Zoom
Bronze Sponsors
BIO-Key International CCC Tech Connect Ocelot Quottly, Inc.
SPURR Ocelot
Copper Sponsors
Cambridge West Partnerships DIGARC Extron Foundation for the California Community Colleges Sterling AWS Softdocs

Conference Platform: Zoom Webinar
Conference App (including web based): CrowdCompass

This page will be updated regularly between now and the conference dates so… check back again soon!