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Our 2015 CISO of the Year, Kevin Novak of The Northern Trust Company speaks at the AITP Chicago March Chapter Meeting - Click on "More" to learn more about the CISO of the Year Award.

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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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“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.

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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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Aug
16
Tue
3rd 2016 Chicago CISO of the Year Social Mixer @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago - Willis Tower, 67th Floor
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ISSA-Chicago, AITP Chicago, and Infraguard, in conjunction with Society for Information Management (SIM) and Information Systems Audit and Control Society (ISACA), are proud sponsors of the Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award!  This award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders through nominations, judges and support from within the local community.  The award will be presented in October.

This is the last of three “mixers” scheduled to acclimate everyone to this program and showcase the award to prospective nominees, sponsors, and judges.  These Mixers are only for practitioners, judges  and program sponsors.

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

Sponsorship opportunities are available and nominations for the award are being accepted through the month of July.  Inquiries can be submitted to tina.hauri@aitpchicago.com.

Register Now!

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Aug
17
Wed
AITP Office of the CIO SIG Meeting @ Rosemont, IL
Aug 17 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Topic: “Preparing CIOs to Lead via Influence (a.k.a. How to Thrive in a World Where the CMO has the Most Technology Spend)”

Guest Speaker: Vicki Van Alphen – Trusted Advisor to CIO Clients/Account Development/Executive Coaching – Presenter and Facilitator at Gartner

The next meeting of the Office of the CIO SIG will take place on August 17th. If you are member of the Office of the CIO SIG group, you will be receiving a separate invitation to this event – so be sure to register today! Please note that participation in the Office of the CIO SIG is by invitation only and you must be a member of the SIG to participate. If you are interested in joining, please email justin.nemeth@aitpchicago.com for additional information.

  

 

 

Aug
21
Sun
AITP Chicago 2016 Summer Social and Networking Event at Arlington Park @ Arlington International Racecouse
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AITP Chicago is pleased to invite you to join us for the 2016 AITP Summer Social and Networking Event at Arlington International Racecourse! Don’t miss a wonderful day at the races under our reserved Marquee Tent with Chef Service, offering mouth-watering menus and the freedom to mingle outdoors with your AITP colleagues and guests.
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You must be registered to attend this event – click below for more information and to register!  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sep
8
Thu
AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting and CIO Presentation
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speaker:  Eric Yablonka, VP and Chief Innovation Officer, University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences and winner of the 2016 CIO of the Year Award – more information to follow.

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

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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 below to register today!

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

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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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