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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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Mar
9
Mon
March Chapter & CISO Dinner Meeting @ United Air Lines - Willis Tower
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speaker:  Arlan McMillan, CISO, United Air Lines and 2014 CISO of the Year Award Winner.  More information to follow:

Topic/Theme:  Security Needs a Reboot:  Leveraging Risk Management Principles to Transform the Broken Paradigm

Willis Tower
33rd Floor (All Wacker Room)
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
5:30 – Registration and Networking
6:30 – Presentation
7:30 – Dinner

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Information Security needs a reboot. Breaches are increasing in both size and frequency but most Information Security team’s means and methods remain unchanged. As financial and reputational losses continue to mount, Boards are demanding that the same rigor and discipline used in measuring their financial and business risks be applied to how cyber risk is evaluated.To achieve this, the existing Information Security paradigm must be broken. The profession’s continued focus on tools and technology to protect complex organizations isn’t and won’t work. While a core function of an Information Security team will always be cyber response, the profession must pivot away from acting as the sole team that protects the enterprise to the team that evaluates risk and directs coordinated action from across the enterprise.

This talk will discuss the changing role of the Information Security team and its leadership and introduce a formalized methodology to measure and communicate cyber risk. Attendees will come away with over 300 metrics, KPIs and KRIs to use in their organization and a framework to measure their gaps and successes.

Once implemented, you’ll be able to confidently answer the five key questions that Board level executives are asking:
•       How do I know when the security program is working?
•       Is my security program aligned to the organization’s desired risk profile?
•       Can I report to the Board our current risk posture and quantify potential impact of threats to the business?
•       Is my organization more or less secure than last year?
•       Am I spending the right amount of money?

Speaker Background

Arlan McMillan is the Chief Information Security Officer for United Air Lines. United operates over 700 aircraft and is one of the largest airlines in the world. United is based in Chicago and has offices globally.

Prior to joining United, Arlan was the CISO and HIPAA Security Officer for the City of Chicago. Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States and among metropolitan areas has the seventh largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world. Arlan has over 20 years experience in Information Technology and Security. Prior to his role at the City, Arlan has led a number of global teams delivering security services such as the head of Symantec’s MSSP Global Analysis group and as the Global Head of Information Security Operations for ABN AMRO, LaSalle bank. Arlan is an acknowledged thought leader in the delivering of Information Security programs and was the 2014 ISSA, AITP, FBI-INFRAGARD “CISO of the Year” recipient. Today, Arlan is focused on advancing the discipline of Information Security through the building of a framework that accurately communicates an organization’s overall risk profile. Built from experience working directly with executive leadership and implementers, Arlan has built a methodology with corresponding indicators that effectively reduces risk and drives innovation within an organization. He is passionate in his belief that Information Security must advance to include greater formalized Risk Management methods and in bringing his pragmatic methods to his peers.

Registration will close 24 hours prior to the event(must register in advance)

Fees:

  • Members – $30
  • Nonmembers – $40
  • Member Students  – $20
  • Corporate Table – $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; Logo on the web site home page “sponsor slider” for at least 1 month; Dinner for 1 person

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Mar
10
Tue
eSecurity SIG Meeting @ Discover
Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for the next eSecurity SIG meeting!

Topic:  “Inside the Mind of a Hacker

Speakers: Keatron Evans & James W. McJunkin

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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 presentation and discussion that will cover:

  • The truth about Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
  • Client Side Attacks – Why they are nearly impossible to stop (Live demonstration)
  • Modern network forensics. (Live demonstration)

AGENDA:

  • 1:30 – 2:00   Registration
  • 2:00 – 2:30  Welcome/Opening Remarks – James W. McJunkin, CISO, Discover
  • 2:30 – 4:00  Presentation & Demonstration – Keatron Evans
  • 4:00 – 4:30  Networking

About our Speakers:  

James W. McJunkin joined the Discover security team in November, 2012, following a distinguishable career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Mr. McJunkin began his professional career as a trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police.  Mr. McJunkin served as a field agent in both the San Antonio and Atlanta Field Offices and he also held the position of Supervisory Senior Resident Agent while assigned to the Atlanta Field Office.  In 2003, he was promoted to FBI Headquarters where he rose through the ranks to several positions, serving his final two years as Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington, D.C. Field Office.  At Discover, Mr. McJunkin is responsible for Information Security governance, internal and external investigations, physical security, executive protection and health and safety.

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.

Building security will only allow registered guests into the facility.

Registration closes two days prior to the event   

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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 Chair:  Joe Agnew AITP Security Group Committee:  Mark Furman, Patti Suarez, Greg York                                

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.

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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

Mar
12
Thu
Application SIG Meeting @ McDonalds
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

TOPIC:  “What Does Digital Mean to You?

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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…

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 Applications Focus Group Committee

  • Chair: 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

Mar
20
Fri
SMB SIG Meeting @ Sagent Pharmaceuticals
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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!

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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.

TOPIC:  Challenges of the SMB IT Leader & Best Practices – a Roundtable Discussion
DATEMarch 20, 2015
TIME:  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION:  1901 N. Roselle Road, Suite 700 – Schaumburg

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
Mar
25
Wed
March Data Management & Analytics SIG @ US Cellular
Mar 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

TOPIC:  The Move to Real-Time Analytics…

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There is no doubt that the IT industry is moving more and more towards the use of real-time analytics, driven by mobility, and the need is greater than ever to make data actionable. Join us for a detailed discussion facilitated by our SIG leaders, Dr. Phil Shelley & Bryan Tabiadon, that will touch on this topic and the role of SQL Report Services(SRS), Tableau, IBI, Cogon’s and BOO dash board deployments.

This meeting is for IT practitioners only. Vendors must have prior approval & bring a  practitioner to enter.

Building security will only allow registered guests to enter.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event! 

  • AITP Data Management & Analytics SIG Chairs:  Dr. Phil Shelley, Bryan Tabiadon 
  • AITP Sponsor: Justin Nemeth – Executive Vice President – 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.

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

Guest Speaker:  Stephen Byers, CIO Tate & Lyle.  Tate & Lyle was the 2014 “Most Effective IT Team Award” winner in the medium sized firm category.

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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

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About our Speaker:

Currently, Stephen is the Global CIO for a Tate & Lyle, reporting to the CEO.  He currently leads a global team of over 100 associates serving all business applications and infrastructure needs across Tate & Lyle.

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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.

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.

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