The Software Council of Southern California will hand out its annual Southern California Software Industry awards Thursday at a 6 p.m. dinner at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. Peerless Systems Chief Executive Edward Gavaldon will be recognized as CEO of the Year, and four other awards also will be presented. Hubert Joly, chief executive of CD-ROM maker Havas Interactive, will give a keynote presentation. Tickets are $100 for Software Council members and $150 for nonmembers. For more information, call (310) 328-0043 or visit http://www.scsc.org.