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Our 2013 CISO of the Year Jason Witty (SVP/CISO of US Bancorp) discussed current security risks and solutions. The audience included 13 people from other AITP Region 5 Chapters in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin - to see additional pictures click on "Read More"

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February 2015 Chapter Meeting at USG

Creighton Warren discusses the achievements of his team that helped them win the "Most Effective IT Team" Award for 2014 in the large firm category.

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AITP/SIM “Most Effective IT Team Award” Winners for 2014

Most Effective IT Team Awards 019

USG – Large Firm Winner  (with Awards Committee)

Most Effective IT Team Awards 015

Tate & Lyle – Mid-sized Firm Winner  (with Awards Committee)

Most Effective IT Team Awards 030

Association Management Center – Small Firm Winner

 AITP Chicago and SIM Chicago wish to congratulate the teams of USG, Tate & Lyle and Association Management Center, winners of the 2014 CIO’s Most Effective IT Team Awards for large, medium and small sized companies respectively. All nominations, judging, and elections were done by peers in the information technology community. The awards were presented at the Awards Program dinner on November 13, 2014.

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2014 AITP/ISSA CISO of the Year Award

CISO 2014 Winner

AITP Chicago and ISSA-Chicago wish to congratulate Arian McMillan, CISO, Deparartment of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago (pictured left above), winner of the 2014 CISO of the Year Award.  The award is being presented by the 2013 CISO of the Year, Jason Witty, SVP & CISO, US BAnk.  All nominations, judging, and elections were done by peers in the information security community, and the award was presented at the Award Program breakfast on October 15th.

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 2014 CIO of the Year Awards –  View Photos on Executives Club Site

AITP Chicago, SIM Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago wish to congratulate Yvonne Scott, CIO of Crowe Horwath and Brian Hedberg, CIO of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) who were chosen as co-winners of the 2014 CIO of the Year Award.  Nominations were made by CxOs and senior business & IT executives.  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 May 22nd.  Over 700 were in attendance.

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Apr
13
Mon
April Chapter Meeting & CIO Dinner @ Lamirage
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Guest Speaker:  Charlie Melidosian,  CIO of Association Management Center which was the 2014 “Most Effective IT Team Award” winner in the small firm category.

Register Here

Agenda:

  • 5:30 PM     Registration
  • 6:30 PM     Presentation
  • 7:45 PM     Dinner

Location:       LaMirage Restaurant, 3224 Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows

Price:   Members $30, Nonmembers $40, Member Students $20, at the door add $5

Register Here

About our Speaker:

Prior to ACM, Charlie was the CIO for Baird & Warner and has extensive experience in a variety of industries covering both SMBs and large corporations.   He is one of the new breed of CIOs that has been able to expand their responsibilities beyond IT into the business operations and marketing areas.

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AITP Chicago events are intended to provide an atmosphere conducive to social networking, knowledge sharing, camaraderie, and thought leadership. AITP maintains a policy that prohibits active or passive solicitation of its attendees before, during, or after an event. We kindly ask that you respect our policy, our members, and our guests so this event and future events will be enjoyed by all.

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Founded in 1951, the Association of IT Professionals(AITP) remains one of the largest professional technology associations in the country.  Visit us at www.aitpchicago.com

Apr
14
Tue
AITP Spring Region V Meeting and Leadership Workshop @ Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows
Apr 14 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

AITP Spring Region Meeting – April 13-14, 2015

The AITP Region 5 Spring Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Schaumburg, Illinois (Rolling Meadows on April 13-14, 2015.

Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows Schaumburg Hotel
3405 West Algonquin Road
Rolling Meadows, IL  60008
1-800-holiday(1-800-465-4329)
Use Group Code “AIT” (not “AITP”)
www.holidayinn.com/rmschaumburg

The conference rate if you need a hotel room is $90 plus taxes and includes a full buffet breakfast. Room types in our block include king and twin queen, for up to four occupants.  If you wish a smoking room you must make your reservation by calling the hotel direct at 847-259-5000.  The hotel cut off date is April 1.

Many thanks to the AITP Chicago Chapter for stepping up to host this event. The format of our Spring Meeting will be:

Join the Chicago Chapter for their regular monthly dinner meeting the evening of April 13 at La Mirage Restaurant (next door to the hotel). The cost to attend will be $30 for AITP members (of any chapter), $40 for guests and $20 for student members.

Their speaker will be Stephen Byers, CIO of Tate & Lyle. Tate & Lyle was awarded the 2014 “Most Effective IT Team Award” winner in the medium sized firm category for the Chicago Chapter.

Reservations for the Chicago Chapter Dinner Meeting must be made through their website (click here). The Dinner Meeting reservation cut off date is April 9.

After the dinner meeting, we will adjourn to the hotel for our Region 5 Hospitality Suite for networking and camaraderie.

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THE REGION MEETING AND LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP ON THE 14th AND THEY ARE OPEN TO ALL AITP MEMBERS (PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT).

Tuesday morning, we will hold the Region Board Meeting at the hotel from 8:30-10:00 am, followed by the Leadership Workshop from 10:30 am-1:00 pm.

The Leadership Workshop will be comprised of two sessions: The first session will draw upon the Chicago Chapter’s experience in leveraging Social Media to expand Chapter reach, and the second session will delve into elements of the new National Portal, and how to utilize elements that most chapters aren’t currently using.

Apr
21
Tue
Cloud Applications SIG Meeting @ McDonald's - Plaza Kroc A Room
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

TOPIC:  “What Does Digital Mean to You?”

Every CIO is talking about going “digital.”  But what does it bring to the business outcomes, organizational structures, systems architectures, and business applications and processes?  Ultimately, how can digital strategy add to the bottom line of business?  Join us for this interactive, discussion-oriented session…

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Registration closes two days prior to the event! 

Building security will only allow registered guests into the facility.

This meeting is for IT practitioners only. Vendors must bring a practitioner to enter which must be approved (in advance) by AITP’s Applications Committee.

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 AITP Cloud Applications Shared Interest Group (SIG) Committee

  • Host: Satya Ippagunta – McDonald’s
  • AITP Chicago Executive SponsorJustin Nemeth, Executive Vice President

AITP Chicago events are intended to provide an atmosphere conducive to social networking, knowledge sharing, camaraderie, and thought leadership. AITP maintains a policy that prohibits active or passive solicitation of its attendees before, during, or after an event. We kindly ask that you respect our policy, our members, and our guests so this event and future events will be enjoyed by all.

Register Here

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AITP Chicago Chapter – Chicago, IL                                                                                                                         

Founded in 1951, the Association of IT Professionals(AITP) remains one of the largest professional technology associations in the country.  Visit us at www.aitpchicago.com

Apr
29
Wed
Mobility SIG @ United Air Lines - Willis Tower
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Mobility Strategy: Best Practices & Examples

With Panelists from:

Aon, Citi, MillerCoors, Northern Trust, and United Airlines

Discussion Topics:

  • Building business case, target corporate objective(s) 
  • Aligning the business (stakeholders), the users and IT
  •  Defining desired analytics 
  •  Tackling consumer engagement 
  •  Addressing operational functions 
  • Growing App Portfolio:  Standards, Governance, Security; Reusablity & Integration
  • MDM & MAM

SMEs from Aon, Citi, MillerCoors, Northern Trust, and United Airlines

AGENDA: 

  • 8:30-9:00 AM     Networking
  • 9:00-10:30 AM   Panel & Member Discussion
  • 10:30-11 AM       Wrap-Up

Register Here

Our Mobility Solutions SIG is focused on the practitioner.  We are honored to have industry leaders share their knowledge and experience from which others can learn and benefit.  Please join us for this topical presentation and interactive Q&A discussion.

Building security will only allow registered guests into the facility.

Registration closes two days prior to the event

This meeting is for IT practitioners only. Vendors must bring a practitioner to enter which must be approved (in advance) by AITP’s eSecurity SIG Committee

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  • AITP Mobility SIG Commitee:  Ivan Alfaro – Wellspring/1871 | Preeta Chickermane – NORC | Margaret Dickman – Intersog | Brian Hunt – Orbitz | Tom Leddy – MillerCoors | John Moses – University of Chicago Medicine
  • AITP Chicago Executive Sponsor:  Justin Nemeth, Executive Vice President

AITP Chicago events are intended to provide an atmosphere conducive to social networking, knowledge sharing, camaraderie, and thought leadership. AITP maintains a policy that prohibits active or passive solicitation of its attendees before, during, or after an event. We kindly ask that you respect our policy, our members, and our guests so this event and future events will be enjoyed by all.  This meeting is for IT practitioners only. Vendors must bring a practitioner to enter which must be approved (in advance) by AITP’s Mobility Committee.

Register Here

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AITP Chicago Chapter – Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                

Founded in 1951, the Association of IT Professionals(AITP) remains one of the largest professional technology associations in the country.  Visit us at www.aitpchicago.com

May
15
Fri
Executives’ Club of Chicago Annual Awards Luncheon – CIO of the Year Award @ Hyatt Regency Chicago
May 15 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

CIO of the Year Award –  The award will be presented at the EC annual meeting which will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Friday, May 15 and feature Scott Santi, CEO of ITW.   More information to follow.

Register Here

Jun
19
Fri
SMB SIG Meeting @ Sagent Pharmaceuticals
Jun 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

TOPIC:  Challenges of the SMB IT Leader & Best Practices – a Roundtable Discussion

AITP Chicago is pleased to support the Small-Medium Business (SMB) SIG!  Challenges and opportunities associated with IT security, BYOD, compliance & regulations, & Big Data are no different in SMB than in larger organizations.  However, the SMB IT leader needs to address the issues with fewer personnel resources and in many cases minimal access to consultative services.  The SMB SIG was developed with this in mind and is designed to address the IT executive’s needs at an SMB company.

Come join us to share ideas in a round table discussion with your colleagues on how to address the many challenges of an SMB IT manager and develop a set of best practices!

Save the date, Registration link to follow

PLEASE NOTE:  This SIG is restricted to IT leaders in small to midsize enterprises.  You must be a day-to-day IT operations leader in your company (i.e., CIO, Director / Manager of IT) to participate

Hosted by Sagent Pharmaceuticals

Registration closes two days prior to the event

AITP SMB SIG Chair:  Ed Schipp – Sagent Pharmceuticals
AITP SMB Committee:  Bill Waas – ITF; Carl Zuhl – AITP 
AITP Executive Programs Chair: Justin Nemeth – EVP AITP Chicago

AITP Chicago events are intended to provide an atmosphere conducive to social networking, knowledge sharing, camaraderie, and thought leadership. AITP maintains a policy that prohibits active or passive solicitation of its attendees before, during, or after an event. We kindly ask that you respect our policy, our members, and our guests so this event and future events will be enjoyed by all.   
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AITP Chicago Chapter – Chicago, IL

Founded in 1951, the Association of IT Professionals(AITP) remains one of the largest professional technology associations in the country.  Visit us at www.aitpchicago.com