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September 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 - April 26, 2016

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

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AITP Chapter Meeting - March 2016

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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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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AITP’s 2017 CIO of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Glenn Schneider, CIO of Discover Financial, the 2017 CIO of the Year Award Winner!
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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.

 

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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

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Mesirow Financial – Mid Company

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Connect Hearing  – Small Company

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See Full Press Release Here

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Todd Fitzgerald named 2016 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 2016 Chicago Chief Information Security Officer-CISO of the Year Award.  This years winner is Mr. Todd Fitzgerald of Grant Thornton International Ltd.

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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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Aug
29
Tue
Final 2017 Chicago CISO of the Year Social Mixer @ Metropolitan Club at Willis Tower - 67th Floor
Aug 29 @ 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 Association (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.

 Join us at the third 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.

Register Now!

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:

Award Founder:  Wayne Johnson,  Cisooftheyearchicago@gmail.com
Award Program Co-Chair:  Arlan McMillan,  arlanmcmillan@gmail.com
Award Program Co-Chair:  Katie Hanahan,  khanahan@agari.com

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Aug
30
Wed
PMI Chicagoland Summer Networking Event @ Rock Botton Restaurant & Brewery
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Everyone is invited to attend the last of summer PMI Chicagoland networking event on Wednesday, August 30th at the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, Chicago, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Register and take advantage of the one time anniversary $10 coupon code(PMIC40AUG). Here is why you should attend:

  • Great conversations with over 100 Project management leaders, in a fun and relaxed setting. Come away with new contacts to help you grow in your profession.
  • Special Networking handout from Jill Fahlgren Executive and Career Transformation Coach from The Posssible Life, Inc, www.thepossiblelife.com.
  • Enjoy complementary bottomless appetizers.
  • Chance to win some fabulous raffle prizes.
  • Discounted registration price!
You don’t want to miss out on that free piece of advice or that crucial connection that will help steer your career in the direction of your aspirations.
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Do not forget to take advantage of the special offer –  $10 off your registration by using coupon code PMIC40AUG.

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Sep
7
Thu
AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting – Sven Davies, Keynote @ Robert Morse University
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for our September Chapter Meeting.  The speaker will be Sven Davies, VP of Information Technology at Connect Hearing.  Connect Hearing was one of the winners of the 2016 Most Effective IT Team Award.

Topic:   IT Doing more for the business

2016 AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team award winner shares how his team has stepped up to support the business and take on new responsibilities that challenged their Identity as IT professionals while creating a new level of service to their organization.  Sven Davies, VP of IT, for Connect Hearing will share the struggles that his team experienced as they took on the management of the companies Medical Equipment fleet.  He will share how they overcame these struggles and the successes they created along the way.

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Sven Davies – VP of Information Technology for Connect Hearing – a nationwide retailer providing the best technology, service and pricing for people looking for a hearing solution.

Starting in 1994 managing the national league and program database for the Billiard Congress of America, Sven Davies, has a diverse background in many areas of IT that include Web Development, Application Development, Project Management, Infrastructure, Vendor Management and IT Management.

His career includes work as a Web Developer, Web Portal Architect, Project Manager, VP of Applications, Chief Technology Officer and VP of PMO for Startups and Fortune 500 companies to include: Luby Publishing, HomeCom Communications, Allstate Insurance, Morgan Stanley, United Airlines, RR Donnelley, Revell Monogram, Tap.TV and Incapital.

Sven has two daughters, lives in Naperville and enjoys travel and entertaining.

Sep
15
Fri
PMI Chicagoland Chapter’s 7th annual PM Symposium @ Meridian Banquets & Conference Center
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
PMI Chicagoland Chapter’s 7th annual PM Symposium on Friday, September 15th 2017! The event will host 12+ speakers during multiple tracks that aligns to the PMI talent triangle, networking and knowledge sharing opportunities as well as fine food in a professional setting.PMPs earn 8 PDUs..

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kari Mirabal, The Connection Coach, leads you to People, Opportunity, and Profit. She is a former IT recruiting company owner who challenges audiences to leverage the power of connection to build (and maintain) powerful professional networks. Kari shares networking and business strategies and helps audiences shift intention into action with simple, easy to apply steps. Kari shares networking knowledge gathered from over 15+ years of business experience yet also explains how she was once held captive by her own networking fear. She enjoys teaching others how to “network smart” and provides insights for how to push past fear to connect with confidence. Kari is on a mission to create a movement of people all inspired by the power of connection
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Andy Kaufman, PMP helps organizations around the world improve their ability to deliver projects and lead teams. His keynotes, workshops, and executive coaching services have reached tens of thousands of people from hundreds of companies, helping them deliver their projects, become more confident leaders, and deliver results. Andy is a certified trainer and author of Navigating the Winds of Change: Staying on Course in Business & in Life, Shining the Light on The Secret, and an e-book entitled How to Organize Your Inbox & Get Rid of E-Mail Clutter. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. In addition, he is the host of The People and Projects Podcast which provides interviews and insights to help listeners lead people and deliver projects
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Michael Milutis is an entrepreneur, writer, learning and development practitioner, marketing strategist, keynote speaker and Director/Creator of the IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (ITMPI), an online consortium of over 250 experts from around the world who are dedicated to the promotion of best practices education in software development and IT project management and who serve the IT project management community through enhanced knowledge and professional development. In 2016, the Institute launched “The Great IT Professional” – a mobile app that puts over 1000+ hours of PMP oriented education (and unlimited PDUs) in the palm of your hand. It was the first mobile app of its kind in the world of project management. Michael also speaks around the world and offers coaching and consulting in the areas of human capital development and peak performance management. Since 1997 he has worked in enterprise strategy and new business development for Computer Aid (CAI), an international IT services firm. Michael is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Key Dates
Register by Jun  1st – PMI Chicagoland Members $199 * NonMembers $224
Register by Jul 7th – PMI Chicagoland Members $234 * NonMembers $259

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For Corporate/Group discounts please send email to Symposium Registration (SymposiumRegistration@pmichicagoland.org)
Visit the 2017 Fall Symposium Website at http://pmichicagoland.org/PM_Symposium_2017. Please reach out to Nazeer Thowfeek, Director PM Symposium (DirPMSymposium@pmichicagoland.org) for further details.

Sep
20
Wed
Alert Logic Cloud Security Summit @ Workspring - Suite 400
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Subject: Save the Date – Alert Logic Cloud Security Summit – 9/20

I want to share information about an upcoming cloud security event in Chicago that you might find relevant.  Hosted by Security-as-a-Service provider, Alert Logic, the Cloud Security Summit is a half-day event supported by Amazon Web Services, focused on unpacking the challenges and key security considerations for organizations with application workloads in (or moving to) the AWS cloud. This event features valuable sessions led by cloud security experts, AWS security architects, and senior security and technology leaders.

Why attend? 
Hear AWS security architects and cloud security experts talk about the changing landscape of applications and their impact on security and compliance issues. Gather best practices and expert guidance on how to protect your web application from the latest threats, and network with your IT and security peers.

REGISTER HERE

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 9:00AM-1:30PM *Light breakfast & lunch included
Location: Workspring, 30 W Monroe St #400

Have questions? Feel free to reach out to Michaela Holland at Alert Logic: mholland@alertlogic.com

Want to learn more? Watch a recap of our past Cloud Security Summits.

Sep
28
Thu
2nd Annual TechHub Conference in Appleton, WI @ Appleton Paper Valley Hotel & Conference Center
Sep 28 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Join us for a full day event – Security Panel Breakfast, Keynote Lunch with Scott Klososky, and 15+ additional sessions.  Great speakers and a great location in Appleton, Wisconsin for a September event.

Click here for full conference information and registration.

  • Venue: Radisson Paper Valley Hotel & Conference Center, 333 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911 (920) 733-8000
  • Limited rooms available on the 27th and none on 28th because the Packers play the Bears at home that night.
  • Reservation code TECHUB
  • Rates: $99/single, $109/double
  • Reservation deadline: Wednesday August 30th
  • Additional Lodging: Best Western-Appleton, 3033 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914, (920) 731-4141
    •  Availabilty for Sept 27th, no vacancy Sept 28th
    • When calling mention NEW AITP for room block rate
    • Rate: $90/night
    • Reservation deadline: Sunday August 27th
  • Registration:
    • CompTIA AITP members receive add’l $25 off with promo code: AITPTH17
    • General Public price: $75
  • AITP Region 5 Meeting will be held during the conference

 

 

Oct
10
Tue
2017 Chicago CISO of the Year Awards Presentation & Breakfast @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago - Willis Tower, Oak Room, 67th Floor
Oct 10 @ 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 fith 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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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 8th.  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 10, 2017 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 Wayne Johnson . 

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Oct
25
Wed
Save the Dates: IIA & ISACA’s 4th Annual IT Hacking Conference @ Summit West (inside the Ogilvie Train Station)
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

On behalf of the Chicago Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Chicago Chapter of ISACA, we invite you to “Save The Date” for our upcoming 4th Annual IT Hacking Conference:

Title:       Guardians of the Enterprise (Vol 4)

Dates:      Wednesday October 25th and Thursday October 26th

Location: Summit West, 500 W Madison St (inside the Ogilvie Train Station)

CPEs:      16

Registration Information will be available soon!

Last year’s event was a huge success with 200+ professionals in attendance both days and the highest feedback ratings of any chapter event offered!  With your attendance, we are hoping to build upon the success of last year’s event with a goal of 250 people in attendance each day!

To improve the CPE for all attendees this year we will be implementing a technical and non-technical tracks for the presentations and will allow attendees to register for the topics that are most applicable to their needs.  Over 400 cyber security experts and firms from around the world have been contacted to elicit their interest in presenting at this event.  Last year we had over 60 submissions for only 14 speaking slots.  Our goal is present a two day event that contains the most real world hands-on application of Information Security and Hacking knowledge and skills that can be applied to the Internal Audit/IT Audit/Info Sec world.

To get an idea of topics presented and caliber of speaker we engaged over the past two years, please click the following link for reference: https://chapters.theiia.org/chicago/Events/Presentations%20from%203rd%20Annual%20IIAISACA%202%20Day%20Hacki/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Past topics have included Zero Day Research, Explaining Cybersecurity to the Board, Tales for the FBI, Cybersecurity Auditing Toolkit, any many more.

Be on the lookout for a registration invite later in August with specific details about the event (speakers, topics, costs, etc.).

Until that time, enjoy the rest of your summer.

If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to the event organizers:

Jason Torres – Rush University Medical Center (Jason_Torres@rush.edu)

Corbin Del Carlo – Discover (corbindelcarlo@discover.com)

Nov
2
Thu
AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting & CISO Presentation on Cybersecurity @ Robert Morse University
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic:  Cybersecurity Leadership in 2020: Are you ready?

Cybersecurity is now a household word, as only those still living in caves have not had to replace a credit card due to a data breach. Information security is a real profession now, with college programs offering bachelor and master’s degrees in cybersecurity. Knowledgeable organizations see the security threat as a top 5 risk. The presenter has held senior security leadership roles in 7 large organizations over the past 20 years, and has authored 3 security leadership books on this journey – so what can we learn from the past? This presentation separates hype from reality as we look back and examine history to determine what we need to do to be successful in the future.

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Speaker:  Todd Fitzgerald
SVP, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Information Security and Technology Risk, Northern Trust

Todd has led multiple Fortune 500/large company information security programs, was named 2016 Chicago CISO of the Year by AITP, ISSA, ISACA, Infragard and SIM, was ranked as a Top 50 Information Security Executive and has authored 3 books:

Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard

 CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success (ISC2)

 E-C Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer Body of Knowledge.

Prior senior leadership includes Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (now Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield-National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health, and American Airlines. Todd earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Master Business Administration with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.