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Joint PMO SIG-PMI Chicago Meeting - Feb 2016

Keep up with the latest trends! Speaker, Irene Cantanese, HCSC; Host Mark Las at Visanow

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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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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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2016 Collegiate Conference & Career Fair


“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 “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


Jenner & Block, LLP – Mid Company


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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CISO Home Page

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

flanked by 2014 winner Arlan McMillan and 2013 winner Jason Witty


 2015 CIO of the Year, Sonny Garg of Exelon

CIOWinner        CIOPresentation

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.


2016 SIM Women Executive Leadership Forum @ Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
May 5 all-day

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CIO of the Year Award presented at The Executives’ Club of Chicago Awards Luncheon @ Navy Pier, Grand Ballroom
May 17 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

CIO of the Year Award Presentation

Since 1998, the Executives’ Club of Chicago, together with the Association of Information Technology Professionals and the Society for Information Management – Chicago, have recognized technology leaders with the CIO of the Year Award. Selection considers leadership in driving business value and technological innovation, business partnerships and creating best in class workplace for IT professionals.

This year the Award will be presented at the Executives’ Club of Chicago’s Luncheon at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom.

If you are an Executives’ Club of Chicago (ECC) member, you can use the link below to login and register at ECC member rates.

If you are not an ECC member, the ECC Marketing Director has offered AITP a 10% discount off of the non-member rate of $129 for partners (AITP is considered a partner for this event).  If AITP members want to receive the 10% discount they must call (312) 263-3500  and let them know that you would like to register for the May 17th event at the 10% AITP discount rate.

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AITP PMO SIG/PMI Chicagoland Knowledge Sharing Session @ College of DuPage - SCR1144
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“Building Effective Enterprise Governance Frameworks”

Keynote Speaker: Chuck Coletta, President – Management Edge 360, Inc.


  • 6:30 – 7:00PM:   Registration and light refreshments
  • 7:00 – 8:30PM:   Presentation & Discussion

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PMPs will earn two PDUs for attending this session!

This meeting is for IT practitioners only. Vendors must bring a practitioner to enter which must be approved (in advance) by AITP’s PMO Committee

  • AITP PMO SIG Co-Chairs: Cynthia Anderson & Chuck Coletta
  • AITP Board Sponsor:  Justin Nemeth – 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.


Founded in 1951, the Association of IT Professionals(AITP) remains one of the largest professional technology associations in the country.  Visit us at

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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