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2016 Collegiate Conference & Career Fair

2015 AITP/SIM “Most Effective IT Team” Award – Nominations Open

We have kicked off the 2015 AITP/SIM Most Effective IT Team Award process.  This award recognizes a CIO’s direct reports who have done an outstanding job of improving the success of their company’s 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.

Awards are given in 3 classes: large, medium and small organizations.  Awards will be presented at the joint AITP/SIM meeting on November 19, 2015.  The awards presentation is one of the most highly attended technology leadership events each year.  Click here to download nomination information.

 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.

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AITP/SIM “Most Effective IT Team Award” Winners for 2014

Most Effective IT Team Awards 019

USG – Large Firm Winner  (with Awards Committee)

Most Effective IT Team Awards 015

Tate & Lyle – Mid-sized Firm Winner  (with Awards Committee)

Most Effective IT Team Awards 030

Association Management Center – Small Firm Winner

 AITP Chicago and SIM Chicago wish to congratulate the teams of USG, Tate & Lyle and Association Management Center, winners of the 2014 CIO’s Most Effective IT Team Awards for large, medium and small sized companies respectively. 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 13, 2014.

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2014 AITP/ISSA CISO of the Year Award

CISO 2014 Winner

AITP Chicago and ISSA-Chicago wish to congratulate Arian McMillan, CISO, Deparartment of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago (pictured left above), winner of the 2014 CISO of the Year Award.  The award is being presented by the 2013 CISO of the Year, Jason Witty, SVP & CISO, US BAnk.  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 15th.

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Jul
21
Tue
2015 Chicago CISO of the Year Award Mixers! @ Gibson's Bar & Steak House
Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ISSA-Chicago, AITP Chicago, and Infraguard 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 for one of three “mixers” scheduled to acclimate everyone to this program and showcase the award to prospective nominees, sponsors, and judges. 

  • July 21 – Mixer at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Rosemont – 5:30-7:30 PM (Complementary Valet Parking)  Click Here to Register
  • August 25 – Mixer at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago (Wiliis Tower) 5:30-7:30 PM   Click Here to Register 

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

Aug
11
Tue
AITP PMO SIG/PMI Chicago Knowledge Sharing Session @ ITT Wheaton Campus
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the next PMO SIG, jointly sponsored with PMI-Chicagoland for our next Knowledge Sharing Session!  Guest speaker Brad Malone, MA, PMP with Twin Star Consulting Company will lead the discussion on “PMOs.”  Register today – and remember, PMPs will receive 2 PDUs!
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Brad Malone, MA, PMP, President of Twin Star Consulting Company, has managed numerous large hardware, product development, software integration, and organizational change projects in his 25+ year career.  He has directed many portfolio, project and resource management process implementation and improvement efforts for Fortune 1000 corporations globally. Clients include: Starbucks, GE, P&G, Chase, Siemens, Novo Nordisk, and many mid-size companies. He leads portfolio and project management maturity audit teams for commercial and government clients, and consults with a wide variety of customers on portfolio / project management culture and process implementation and leadership issues.  He develops and instructs training courses in basic and advanced portfolio and project management skills, requirements, risk, estimation, team development, and leadership, and has trained over 22,000 course participants globally.

Mr. Malone has authored and taught the Project Management Institute’s best-selling course, Project Management: Competencies and Structure, since its inception and for the past 18 years worldwide; and is a regular presenter at PMI Global Congresses, local PMI Chapter meetings and for InfoComm International, as well as a regular contributor to numerous trade and industry journals.

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

Building security will only allow registered guests into the facility.

  • AITP PMO Focus Group Chair:  Irene Catanese
  • AITP Board Sponsor:  Justin Nemeth, EVP, AITP Chicago
Aug
25
Tue
2015 Chicago CISO of the Year Award Mixers! @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ISSA-Chicago, AITP Chicago, and Infraguard 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 for one of three “mixers” scheduled to acclimate everyone to this program and showcase the award to prospective nominees, sponsors, and judges. 

  •  Click Here to Register for the August 25th Mixer

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

Sep
21
Mon
September AITP Chapter Meeting & CxO Dinner @ Lamirage
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Guest Speaker:   Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at vArmour

Registration Open Soon

Agenda:

  • 5:30 PM     Registration
  • 6:30 PM     Presentation
  • 7:45 PM     Dinner

Location:       LaMirage Restaurant, 3224 Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows

Price:   Members $30, Nonmembers $40, Member Students $20, at the door add $5

About our Speaker:

Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), a recognized visionary for building Information Security, fraud, and big data analytics solutions, is the vArmour Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Laz has more than 20 years experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs for Financial Services, Retail, Hospitality, and Transportation verticals and is a former PCI QSA. Laz’s past roles include: IT Security Researcher and Strategist at Blue Lava Consulting, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (acquired by RSA/EMC), and VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (acquired by TrustWave). Laz is a Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, holds a Master’s in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has earned several security and compliance certifications.

Registration Open Soon

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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.

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

Sep
22
Tue
AITP Fall Region V Meeting and Leadership Workshop @ Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

AITP Fall Region Meeting – September 21-22, 2015

The AITP Region 5 Fall Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Schaumburg, Illinois (Rolling Meadows on September 21-22, 2015.

The AITP Region 5 Fall Meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn, Rolling Meadows (Schaumburg), Illinois on September 21 and 22, 2015. Region 5 will join the Chicago Chapter for its dinner meeting on 9/21/2015 and then will hold its Board Meeting and Leadership Workshop on 9/22/2015.

Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows Schaumburg Hotel
3405 West Algonquin Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
1-847-259-5000
Group Code “AIP”

Click here for the hotel web site with Group Code filled in

The conference rate is $90 plus taxes and includes a full buffet breakfast. The hotel cut off date is September 10, 2015.

If you plan to attend the Region Meetings and travel by train/Amtrak, when you arrive at Union Station, you need to walk a short distance to Ogilvie station, and then take the Metra to the Arlington Park station, where the hotel can pick you up via shuttle or cab (confirmed with the Hotel that they will do that, provided you have reservations).

Many thanks to the AITP Chicago Chapter for stepping up to host this event. The format of our Spring Meeting will be:

Join the Chicago Chapter for their regular monthly dinner meeting the evening of September 21st at La Mirage Restaurant (next door to the hotel). The cost to attend will be $30 for AITP members (of any chapter), $40 for guests and $20 for student members.

The speaker will be Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), a recognized visionary for building Information Security, fraud, and big data analytics solutions, is the vArmour Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Laz has more than 20 years experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs for Financial Services, Retail, Hospitality, and Transportation verticals and is a former PCI QSA.

Reservations for the Chicago Chapter Dinner Meeting must be made through their website (click here). The Dinner Meeting reservation cut off date is September 17.

After the dinner meeting, we will adjourn to the hotel for our Region 5 Hospitality Suite for networking and camaraderie.

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THE REGION MEETING AND LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP ON THE 22nd AND THEY ARE OPEN TO ALL AITP MEMBERS (PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT).

Tuesday morning, we will hold the Region Board Meeting at the hotel from 8:30-10:00 am, followed by the Leadership Workshop from 10:30 am-1:00 pm.

The Leadership Workshop topic(s) will be available soon.

Oct
20
Tue
2015 CISO of the Year Award – Breakfast Meeting @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago, Oak Room, 66th Floor, Willis Tower
Oct 20 @ 7:45 am – 10:30 am

Chicago Chief Information Security Officer of the Year Award

The Chicago Chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), FBI’s Chicago Infragard Chapter and the ISSA present the 2015 Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award. 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 all volunteer effort is designed to recognize the significance of how information security plays into the local and global aitpbusiness community, the sponsorships, nominations, judges and support comes from the community.

The 2014 winner, Arlan McMillan, now the CISO at United Air Lines, was the CISO and HIPAA Security Officer for the City of Chicago at the time of his selection.  He was selected after careful consideration of an impressive slate of nominees.

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2015 Chicago CISO of the Year nominations are being accepted through July 27th for the 2015 competition.  Please contact us to receive an official nomination form.  Contact information is shown below.  If you are a CISO, also, please consider attending one of the Social Mixers, details for these events are found on this websites calendar.
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 The two finalist candidates will be selected by September 15 and then go into the final judging round. This round will have them each interviewed by two local CEO’s, the winner will be announced and recognized at the Awards Ceremony and Breakfast on October 20, 2015 at The Metropolitan Club of Chicago.
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Click Here to Register for the July 21 Mixer         Registration for the Awards Breakfast Coming Soon
Click Here for Information on the August 20 Mixer
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Arlan McMillan (left) and Jason Witty (2013 CISO of the Year)

CISO 2014 Winner

Wayne Johnson and Tina Hauri, Co-Chairs for the event have been impressed with the increasing levels of competition and expanding pool of candidates.  “The level of leadership evidenced by all of the nominees the last two years was phenomenal. Chicago is very lucky to have such diverse and highly regarded CISO leaders.” said Hauri.

Tina Hauri and Wayne Johnson are Co-Chairs and responsible for the success of the program. Sponsorships are available and nominations for the 2015 CISO of the Year for the greater Chicago area are being accepted now.

Please direct any inquires to:

Wayne Johnson, Co-Chair ISSA, 630-289-5088, cisooftheyearchicago@gmail.com
Tina Hauri, Co-Chari AITP, 312-282-3242, tina.hauri@aitpchicago.com
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The three social mixers are Private Events intended to support CISOs and their direct reports, 2015 CISO Nominees, the Program Judges, our CISO Program sponsors and Board Delegates from our esteemed industry partners – AITP, Infragard, ISAACA, ISSA and SIM.  If your are unclear about whether you are eligible to attend, please contact us.
Educator Series (AITP Education SIG with ITF) @ Robert Morris University
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the third 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.  Our technology partner for this event will be Sage Sustainable Electronics.

Session are free and will be held 3-5 times a year.  More information to follow.

Nov
19
Thu
2015 AITP/SIM “Most Effective IT Team” Awards
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The “Most Effective IT Team Awards recognize CIO’s direct reports who have done an outstanding job improving the success of their companies’ business.   It provides a team with the opportunity to be recognized by their peers in AITP and SIM, two premier organizations of technology professionals and executives.

Awards are given in 3 classes – large, medium and small organizations.

Eligibility:

  • Nominees need not be current members of AITP or SIM.
  • Nominees should be a team consisting of the direct reports of the most senior IT executive in the company (up to 2 direct reports for small organizations, 3 for midsize organizations, and 4 for large organizations).
  • Nominees must have been in their position for at least 12 months prior to October 31, 2015.

Questions may be sent to the Awards Committee co-chairs: Paul Koziel,  paul.koziel@aitpchicago.com , John Fisher,  john.fisher@sim-chicago.org , or Laszlo Gonc  laszlo.gonc@sim-chicago.org .

More Information to Follow.