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AITP/SIM “Most Effective IT Team Award” Nominations are Open

We are kicking off the 2014 AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team Award nominations. This award recognizes a CIO’s direct reports who have done an outstanding job improving the success of their companies’ business. A nomination provides a team with the opportunity to be recognized by their peers in AITP and SIM, two premier organizations of technology professionals and executives.  Click Here for More Information and to Download a Nomination Form  (you cannot fill in the form online, you have to download it to get access to the fields)

Awards are given in 3 classes: large, medium and small organizations. Awards will be presented at the joint AITP/SIM meeting on November 13, 2014. The awards presentation is one of the most highly attended technology leadership events each year.

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 View 2014 CIO Awards 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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2013 AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team Award

2013 AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team Award – True Value

2013 AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team Award - TradeMonster

2013 AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team Award – TradeMonster

 AITP Chicago and SIM Chicago wish to congratulate the teams of True Value Company (pictured top above) and tradeMONSTER Group (pictured bottom above), winners of the 2013 CIO’s Most Effective IT Team Awards. 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 7th.

AITP/ISSA CSSO of the Year

AITP/ISSA CSSO of the Year

AITP Chicago and ISSA-Chicago wish to congratulate Jason Witty, CISO of US Bancorp, (pictured center above), winner of the inaugural 2013 CISO of the Year Award. 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 17th.

Sep
24
Wed
Office of the CIO SIG Meeting @ Contact Justin.Nemeth@aitpchicago.com for details
Sep 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

The next Office of the CIO SIG Meeting will take place on September 24th.  Our keynote speaker, Christine Schyvinck, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales for Shure, Inc. will provide “A CMO’s Perspective on Partnering with IT.”
Attendees for the Office of the CIO Shared Interest Group meetings are by invitation only and must be approved by the Committee Chairs to participate.  Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, and focus on helping CIO direct reports & Senior IT leaders understand the behaviors and skills required to support C-level executives and what it takes to move to the next level.  If you would like to be considered for this group, please email justin.nemeth@aitpchicago.com.

Oct
7
Tue
Education SIG (Educator Series with ITF) @ Accenture
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Education SIG “Educator Series” with ITF

Join us for the first session of the “Educator Series,” sponsored by AITP Chicago’s Education SIG and the Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF)!  This program aims to help higher education faculty and IT practitioners better prepare students with the technology grounding they need to enter today’s workforce.

Each free, three-hour session will be held approximately every other month between October 2014 and September 2015. The first session will be held on October 7th.

Oct
8
Wed
Governance SIG Meeting @ Stericycle
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Register for the next Governance SIG Meeting!

AITPs Governance SIG provides a forum for the presentation and exchange of ideas among IT leaders related to the implementation of governance programs that achieve compliance, efficiencies, and effectiveness goals.  Join us at our next meeting, where we will be looking at “Developing an IT Strategy!”

Oct
15
Wed
2014 CISO of the Year Award – Breakfast Meeting @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago, Oak Room, 66th Floor, Willis Tower
Oct 15 @ 7:45 am

CISO of the Year Award, Sponsored by ISSA, AITP Chicago and Infragard

Information to follow

Oct
18
Sat
Technology Career Symposium @ Harper College
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Students seeking to understand the “what” and the “how” of attracting employers and ensuring on-going career success should attend this FREE event joint hosted by AITP Chicago, ITF, and Harper College.  “Attract IT Employers and Ensure Long-Term Career Success” will provide you with insight on how to succeed in today’s ultra-competitive technology fields!
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Click here to view the informational flyer that contains more event details and the link to register for the event.  We hope to see you there!
Oct
22
Wed
Boost Innovation SIG – First Meeting Scheduled! @ TBD
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The first meeting of the Boost Innovation SIG will take place on October 22nd in Chicago!  This SIG will monitor how the Chicago area “stacks-up” against other technology regions in the country and will work together to keep and enhance that position!

The format for this group is different from other SIGS – involvement is anticipated to be approximately 2-4 hours per month over a 10-month period.  If you have already expressed an interest in joining the Boost Innovation SIG, one of the SIG leaders will be contacting you with additional meeting details.  If you are interested in participating, email innovationSig@aitpchicago.com

Oct
28
Tue
Data Management & Analytics SIG – AITP Chicago’s Newest Group @ Northern Trust
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mark your calendar for the inaugural meeting of AITP Chicago’s newest SIG:  Data Management & Analytics.  As the foundation of IT services, the Data Management & Analytics SIG is aimed at IT professionals that want to share or learn about data capture, management, storage and processing from legacy to noSQL, Hadoop, or new analytics tools!

The first SIG meeting will be a roundtable discussion on “The Data Hub” led by our SIG leaders Bryan Tabiadon (Northern Trust) and Dr. Phil Shelley (NPP and former CTO of Sears).

Nov
13
Thu
AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team Award @ Metropolitan Club, 67th Floor, Willis Tower
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2014 AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team Award – Submit Your Nominations Today! 
We have kicked off the AITP/SIM 2014 CIO’s Most Effective IT Team Award nominations! This award recognizes a CIO’s direct reports who have done an outstanding job improving the success of their companies’ business.  A nomination provides a team with the opportunity to be recognized by their peers by AITP and SIM, two premier organizations of technology professionals and executives!  The awards presentation is one of the most highly attended technology leadership events each year! Awards will be presented at the joint AITP/SIM meeting on November 13, 2014.

Awards are given in 3 classes: large, medium and small organizations. Nominations should be a team consisting of the direct reports of the most senior IT executive in the company. The most senior IT executive is not required to carry the title of CIO. We encourage applications from any size company, and applicants are not required to be AITP or SIM members.

If you know of a deserving team, please forward the nomination form to them, or nominate them yourself!

Nomination Form (.pdf) Version                   

Completed forms must be submitted no later than September 5, 2014 to CIOteamawards@sim-chicago.org.  Questions may be sent to Paul Koziel, AITP Chicago Board of Directors paul.koziel@aitpchicago.com or John Fisher, SIM Chicago Board of Directors john.fisher@sim-chicago.org.

We look forward to hearing the story of your nominated “Most Effective IT Team”!

The AITP/SIM 2014 CIO’s Most Effective IT Team Awards Team: John Fisher, Laszlo Gonc, Paul Koziel

Mar
12
Thu
Engaging Leadership Series (ELS) First Full Day Workshop @ Patina Conference Room - 19th Floor
Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

AITP’s first ELS training class for helping Project Managers and Tech Managers & Staff improve the execution of business initiatives was a great success.   The 5 full day workshops used collaborative exercises to drive home the skills needed.   And, each participant left with an extensive set of tools that can be used in real world situations.

As an unexpected bonus, the sessions were especially valuable for new managers and senior professionals getting ready for management roles by:

  • Helping them shift their primary focus from “doing” to “leading and managing”
  • Providing  the skills needed for mentoring and team building

Everyone liked holding the 5 full-day workshops every other week so they had time to apply learnings between sessions and appreciated the participation of CIOs and Senior Executives as panelists and mentors.   Two of the firms enrolled Project Manager/Tech pairs to leverage the benefits of working together in class for upcoming projects.  PMPs can get 30 PDUs for attending the class.