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September 2017 AITP Chapter Meeting

with CIO of the Year Eric Yablonka of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences

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AITP Chicago Security SIG Meeting - April 4, 2017

Roundtable - "Building a Security Operations Center(SOC) & Security Information and Event Management(SIEM)"

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Data and Analytics SIG Meeting at TTX

Share knowledge with your peers! - Keynote Speaker, Dr. Phil Shelley - Sponsored by Cyrus One

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May 1, 2017 Chapter Meeting at RMU

Mohan Iyer (CIO) and Ryan Surratt (Vice President) @ Mesirow Financial discuss their transformation and security challenges. Mesirow is the winner of the 2017 Medium Sized IT Team Award!

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2018 Most Effective IT Team Award  –  Nominations Due  January 5, 2018  – Reward Your High Performing Team

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Nominations for the 2018 CIO of the Year are now open!


Erik Decker named 2017 Chicago CISO of the Year

The Chicago chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals-AITP, Infragard, ISACA, Information Systems Security Association-ISSA, and Society for Information Management-SIM are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Chicago Chief Information Security Officer-CISO of the Year Award.  This years winner is Mr. Erik Decker, Chief Security & Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine

Erik Decker and Wayne Johnson

Jason Witty, Arlan McMillan, Kevin Novak, Erik Decker

(Erik with 3 previous CISO of the Year winners)

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AITP’s 2017 CIO of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Glenn Schneider, CIO of Discover Financial, the 2017 CIO of the Year Award Winner!
AITP Chicago, SIM Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago wish to congratulate Glenn Schneider, Chief Information Officer of Discover Financial who was chosen as the 2017 CIO of the Year! Nominations were made by CxOs and senior business & IT executives, and all judging and elections were done by peers in the IT community.  The award was presented as part of the Executives’ Club of Chicago’s Annual Awards luncheon on June 28th.

Specifically, we look for leadership in driving business value and technology innovation, business partnerships and creating the best-in-class workplace for IT professionals.



AITP’s “2016 Most Effective IT Team Awards” announced

AITP Chicago and SIM Chicago wish to congratulate this year’s winners – the teams:

The City of Chicago – Large Company


Mesirow Financial – Mid Company


Connect Hearing  – Small Company


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Career Opportunities at CompTIA’s HQ in Downers Grove

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ISSA Chapter Meeting @ Carlucci's
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the ISSA Chicago Chapter for our monthly chapter meeting. This month’s featured speaker will be one of our most popular,  Derek Milroy, Security Architect, USCellular. Derek is back to provide his insight on Threat Modeling. Complimentary valet parking is available. Hours ‘d oeuvres will be served. Cash bar available. ISSA Chicago Chapter members receive a complimentary drink if they register for the meeting as a member.

Topic: Cybersecurity Threat Modeling

This talk will walk through the landscape of various Threat Modeling techniques and then focus on way to perform threat modeling that leads to actionable outputs and also integrates with risk management practices. The focus is on true L1-L8 threat modeling, not just application threat modeling. No pitches for specific technologies will be made during this presentation. The modeling can be done via common office tool suites.

Speaker: Derek Milroy, Security Architect, USCellular

Derek Milroy is a corporate security professional that has been implementing strategy and solutions in various environments, as both an internal employee and as a consultant, for the past fifteen plus years. He is currently a Security Architect focusing on ensuring that all solutions provided by his team have the proper levels of security in place. His main areas of focus include Windows Hardening, Vulnerability Management (including Emerging Threat/Vulnerability Research and Analysis), Cloud, and Assessing Risks. Derek is also a recovering QSA and has experience performing FISMA and ISO assessments.

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Annual Economic Outlook – The Executives Club of Chicago @ Hilton Chicago
Jan 17 @ 11:15 am – 1:45 pm

Register Early – Always a Great Event

Speakers: Dr. Bob Froehlich, Chairman, First Capital Investment Corporation and FC Global Realty
Dr. Arthur Laffer, Economist
Diane Swonk, Founder, DS Economics

Moderator: Terry Savage, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Terry Savage Productions

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AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting & CIO Presentation @ Robert Morris University - 8th Floor Culinary Dining Room
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presenter: Glenn Schneider, EVP & CIO, Discover Financial Services and our 2017 CIO of theYear

Topic:  Show Up Differently: Leading Technology Transformation:
All industries are facing rapid and fundamental shifts in business models and customer expectations due to evolving technology capabilities. Volatility and the dynamics of change are upon us – something is always changing, something is always new. How can technology teams drive results when the rules are constantly being rewritten? The key is to embrace change and begin working in fundamentally new ways. Technology leaders must start “showing up differently” in order to create an environment that inspires creativity and agility. Learn how the CIO at Discover is transforming his technology team to deliver business value and achieve results with speed and flexibility.

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Registration Fees: Includes Hors ‘doeuvres, Dinner, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks

    • $30 – Members
    • $60 – Nonmembers
    • $30 – Member Students
    • $250 – Corporate Table for C Levels and their teams (not for vendors) Includes: Company sign on table; dinner for 8 guests
    • $500 – Vendor Table Sponsorship Includes: Company sign on table and recognition at the event as a sponsor; Logo on the website event page; Dinner for one (1) person

About our speaker:

Glenn Schneider, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

  Picture from 2017 CIO of the Year Presentation

Glenn Schneider is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, for Discover Financial Services, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Mr. Schneider provides leadership for all application development, advanced analytics, infrastructure support, technology operations and cybersecurity.

Prior to his promotion to CIO in December 2008, he was responsible for Application Development, including research, new development, maintenance, and support of all business systems and web applications.  Mr. Schneider holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University with a major in Economics/Computer Science and a minor in Statistics.

He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for a local Youth Services organization and served on the Board of Directors for the Loretto Hospital Foundation for over five years.  Additionally, under his leadership, Discover has been recognized by Computerworld as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT and is a 2017 CIO 100 award winner. Glenn was also honored with the 2017 Executives’ Club CIO of the Year award and selected for Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2017.

2018 AITP Chicago “Most Effective IT Team” Award Dinner @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Save the Date! – Information to Follow

Nomination Forms are Due January 5, 2018