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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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Join AITP Chicago

Use the Insights & Tools tab to check out the new Training, Research, Career Planning and Rewards Benefits that CompTIA has added to AITP, then

Nominations are now open for the New, Expanded Most Effective IT Team Award Click here for more information and a nomination form

Current eNewsletter


Erik Decker named 2017 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 2017 Chicago Chief Information Security Officer-CISO of the Year Award.  This years winner is Mr. Erik Decker, Chief Security & Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine

Erik Decker and Wayne Johnson

Jason Witty, Arlan McMillan, Kevin Novak, Erik Decker

(Erik with 3 previous CISO of the Year winners)

Click Here for the Full Press Release


AITP’s 2017 CIO of the Year Announced

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



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


Mesirow Financial – Mid Company


Connect Hearing  – Small Company


See Full Press Release Here


Career Opportunities at CompTIA’s HQ in Downers Grove

Click Here to go to the CompTIA Career Opportunities page


Annual ISSA/AITP Holiday Party at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery @ Rock Botton Restaurant & Brewery
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to attend:

Holiday Party – Joint Event – ISSA/AITP

The Board of Directors of ISSA Chicago and AITP Chicago are pleased to invite you to attend our Holiday Party and annual networking event for Association members, prospective members, our sponsors, and partners.

Click Here to Register

There will be food, fun and plenty of networking. The party starts at 6:00 PM with an open bar, appetizers and all kinds of prizes to be raffled off before the party winds down at 9:00 PM! Some of the prizes include a large screen TV, Echo Show, wireless keyboard, Echo Dot, Fire TV and more!

Admission includes two free drink tickets, appetizers, dessert, and one entry into our famous “all kinds of prizes drawing”. Bring a toy for an additional ticket; two or more gets you one more ticket for the raffle. This is always one of our most popular events, so Register now as space is limited!

Cost: $45 members, $55 non-members
Registration closes: Monday, November 27th @ 5pm.

Parking: Discounted garage parking is available across the street at Grand Plaza Self Park at 540 North State Street (entrance is on Grand Avenue). Parking passes are $15 and must be purchased at time of registration.

Toys for Tots: ISSA Chicago is pleased to announce we are participating in the Toys for Tots Foundation. Please bring one new and unwrapped gift to the party. For every Toys for Tots gift you bring, you’ll receive an extra ticket for our prize drawing!

AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting & CIO Presentation @ Robert Morris University
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Save the Date! 

AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting
February 1 @ 5:30-8:30 PM
at Robert Morris University, 401 S. State St., Chicago
Topic:  TBD
Presenter: Glenn Schneider, SVP & CIO, Discover Financial Services and our 2017 CIO of theYear
2018 AITP Chicago “Most Effective IT Team” Award Dinner @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Save the Date! – Information to Follow

Nomination Forms are Due January 5, 2018