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“One For All” Campaign Kicks Off in Chicago

As an IT Professional, you may find it hard to believe that over 18 million American homes lack a computer according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly 200,000 families right here in our Chicagoland neighborhood live without this basic appliance for success in the digital age.

The solution is literally under our noses; Chicagoland businesses retire hundreds of thousands of still-functional laptops every year, many of which end up in storage or go to recycling.   AITP Chicago, Illinois Technology Foundation, TechNexus and LEGG are joining forces locally as part of a national program called One For All, with the goal to see every student in Chicagoland with a computer of their own.

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AITP’s 2016 CIO of the Year Announced

AITP Chicago, SIM Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago wish to congratulate Eric Yablonka, VP and Chief Innovation Officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological  who was chosen as the 2016 CIO of the Year.  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 17th.

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

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Gary Czubak, Eric Yablonka, Bob Kress and Mark Lafferty (left picture)

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AITP’s “Most Effective IT Team Awards” announced

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

The University of Chicago Medicine – Large Company

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Jenner & Block, LLP – Mid Company

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Illinois Student Assistance Commission  – Small Company

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AITP, Chicago Infragard and ISSA Chicago Announce 2015 CISO of the Year

The Chicago chapters of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and Infragard are proud to announce the winner of the 2015 Chicago Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Year Award. This year’s winner is Mr. Kevin Novak, the CISO and Technology Risk Officer for Northern Trust Bank.

Prior to his leadership role at Northern Trust Bank, Kevin managed Information Security, Records Management, and Enterprise Risk programs at Discover Financial Services, was the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Consulting Services for Neohapsis and held a senior consulting role at Ciber Network Services. His strong technical skills coupled with his Audit, Accounting and Tax Accounting background give Kevin a criticaleye for the business of IT Security.

See Full Press Release Here

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2015 CISO of the Year Award Winner Kevin Novak of Northern Trust,

flanked by 2014 winner Arlan McMillan and 2013 winner Jason Witty

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 2015 CIO of the Year, Sonny Garg of Exelon

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AITP Chicago, SIM Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago wish to congratulate Sonny Garg, CIO and Chief Innovation Officer of Exelon Corporation who was chosen as the 2015 CIO of the Year.  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 15th.

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Sep
28
Wed
AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting and CIO Presentation @ Robert Morris University
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us for the next AITP Chicago Chapter Dinner Meeting!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences and winner of the 2016 CIO of the Year Award

Registration Fees:

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

Register Now!

About our speaker:

Eric Yablonka has more than twenty-five years of experience in leading hospital operations and information systems management functions. He has served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences since 2001 with accountability for infrastructure totaling over 20,000 devices, medical grade networks and wireless services, interactive patient platforms, Infosec security services and 3 data center locations. 

As a member of the Senior Management Group, Eric works with the UCMC Board of Trustees to execute the business strategies of the organization. He has leadership responsibility for the T-2 program whose focus is to transform how UCMC functions and drives operational improvements in supply chain and administrative management, clinical care delivery, patient and physician access.

Eric’s accomplishments with UCMC are numerous and include the implementation of UCMC’s electronic medical record resulting in transformational improvements in patient quality and service; development and implementation of an Enterprise Informatics and Analytics program to drive significant organizational performance; supporting the two very large facility development projects that deployed innovative – first of its kind wireless technology; as well as the implementation of interactive patient engagement platforms to improve the patient experience and drive interventions – to name just a few.

Eric has been an advocate for innovation in the healthcare industry. He speaks about these topics in industry and technology conferences and meetings. He has written articles for trade publications about technology innovation and adoption. Eric and UCMC have been featured in publications in recognition of their accomplishments.

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

Oct
11
Tue
2016 Chicago CISO of the Year Awards Presentation & Breakfast @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago - Willis Tower, Oak Room, 67th Floor
Oct 11 @ 7:45 am – 10:30 am

Registration is now open of the CISO of the Year Award Presentation and Breakfast!  The Chicago Chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Information Systems Security Association (ISSA),  and the FBI’s Chicago Infragard Chapter, in conjunction with Society for Information Management (SIM) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), present the 2016 Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award. In it’s fourth year, the award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders who hold an increasingly important role in the corporate and social leadership environments for the company they represent.

This event fills up quickly, so be sure to register today!
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 Registration and Information 

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The Chicago Chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Information Systems Security Association (ISSA),  and the FBI’s Chicago Infragard Chapter, in conjunction with Society for Information Management (SIM) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA),  present the 2016 Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award!  In it’s fourth year, the award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders who hold an increasingly important role in the corporate and social leadership environments for the company they represent. Designed to recognize the significance of how information security plays into the local and global business community, the nominations, judges and support comes from the Chicagoland CISO community.

The two finalist candidates will be selected by September 15.  In the final judging round the finalists will be interviewed by two local CEO’s and the winner will be announced and recognized at this, the Awards Ceremony and Breakfast on October 11, 2016 at The Metropolitan Club of Chicago.

You must be registered to attend this event – click on the link above to register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Inquiries can be submitted to tina.hauri@aitpchicago.com. 

Please Thank our Event Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

 

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Bronze Sponsor:

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Oct
13
Thu
Technology Hub Conference – Appleton, Wisconsin @ Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Oct 13 all-day

Northeastern Wisconsin has many great technology conferences hosted by the best in the business, but the area is missing one thing: a conference that is focused on the IT professional, not the business that professional works for. This conference is designed to share knowledge in a professional development atmosphere allowing IT professionals to network with their peers and learn new insights that may just propel their business to the next level. In partnering local IT professional organizations, businesses, and hiring companies together, there will be value for all professionals in the IT sector.

Join us for our CEO/CIO Panel Breakfast, Business Expo, Career Fair, IT Professional Organization Partner Expo, and many exciting breakout sessions and speakers hosted at this full day event. Breakfast & lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.

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Oct
26
Wed
AITP eSecurity SIG Meeting @ Central States Fund
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

AITP Chicago’s eSecurity SIG presents…

Inside the Mind of a Hacker

A Presentation by Keatron Evans

Everyday, hacker crimes are in the news, but what are corporations focusing on as it relates to security of intellectual property and sensitive customer and/or government data?  Moreover, how well is that aligned with how hackers think and what they target?  You may be surprised…

Join us for this informative presentation and discussion!

    Register Now! 

     About our Speaker:  

    Keatron Evans, partner at Blink Digital Security, is the lead author of Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking Attacks from Start to Finish and has performed penetration tests and forensics investigations for Federal Intelligence Agencies, Department of Defense, and many large global corporations.  Keatron has done R&D work, training, and consulting for organizations such as FireEye, Bluecoat, Wildpackets, and other industry leaders.  Keatron trains thousands of intelligence analysts, penetration testers, and forensics investigators around the world each year.

    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 Security Group CommitteeCraig George, Matt Memming, Doug Wingeard
    •  AITP Chicago Executive SponsorJustin Nemeth, 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.

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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

     
    Nov
    17
    Thu
    AITP Most Effective IT Team Award – Save the Date @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago - Willis Tower, 67th Floor
    Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    More information to follow.