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 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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May
28
Thu
AITP PMO SIG/PMI-Chicagoland Information Sharing Session @ Allstate - West Plaza, Auditorium
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Don’t miss the next PMO SIG, co-sponsored with PMI-Chicagoland where we will be discussing “Earned Value.”  You must register in advance to attend this session, and PMPs will ear 2 PDUs for participating!
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AGENDA:
  • 6:00 – 6:25:  Registration and light refreshments
  • 6:25 – 6:30:  Intro’s & agenda
  • 6:30 – 8:30: Facilitated Discussion on Earned Value with Ed Rosenthal, MPM, PMP, MCTS

Register Now!

About our speaker:  

Ed W. Rosenthal has 20+ years experience in directing engineering finance, product service and software development projects. Strengths include applying process improvement methods that drive down time-to-market with increased quality and sound business focus to achieve scheduled results. Additionally, Ed demonstrates proven proficiency at helping clients to utilize best practices.

Ed earned a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Keller Graduate School, was the recipient of the annual Capstone Award and holds the PMP and MCTS certifications.   He is also a founding member and Past President of Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) in Chicago and an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 1991.

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

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

Jun
9
Tue
June AITP Chapter Meeting & CIO Dinner @ Willis Tower - 33rd Floor
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

TOPIC:  “Big Data Analytics – Real-World Use Cases”

The use of Big Data across industries has many implications for organizations, processes and systems – to align with faster delivery of services, solutions and collapsing systems into single points of truth, along with re-alignment of teams, developing new skills and establishing data governance. The formation of an enterprise data architecture has been critical and is pivotal to successful Big Data initiatives.

     Dr. Phil Shelley has decades of experience in helping run and modernize organizations and systems to drive business results, including hands-on accomplishments in numerous companies, moving analytics to Hadoop, consolidating fragmented, duplicated data, into Enterprise Data Hubs (EDH), reducing the use of legacy ETL and moving mainframe and Data Warehouse batch to Hadoop – all to facilitate more powerful analytics, reduce cost, and improve performance. 

     In this session Phil will reflect on current trends in Data capture, storage, computing and analytics, along with the governance and organizational implications. It will be an interactive session where Phil will highlight the growing use of Big Data technologies across industries, including use-cases and illustrate outcomes, challenges and benefits.

Date:  Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (not Monday, our normal day)

Register Here

Agenda:

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

Fees:

  • Members – $30
  • Nonmembers – $40
  • Member Students  – $20
  • Corporate Table for C Levels and their teams (not for vendors) – $250 – Includes: Company sign on table; dinner for 8 guests
  • Vendor Table Sponsorship – $500 – Includes: Company sign on table and recognition at the event as a sponsor; Logo on the website event page; Logo on the web site home page “sponsor slider” for at least 1 month; Dinner for 1 person

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the event start in order to accommodate building security requirements.  You must register in advance to attend this event.

About our Speaker:  As former CTO of Sears Holdings, Dr. Phil Shelley pioneered the move to near real-time digital customer engagement, migrating people, process, and systems to align with business, and collapsing systems into single points of truth.  Dr. Shelley led IT Operations for one of the largest retailers in the world, through transitions to a real-time omni-channel system architecture, design, implementation, and operations, centered on Open-Source and Big Data technologies.  In addition to the CTO role, in 2012 Dr. Shelley was founder and CEO of a Sears start-up in Big data technologies, gaining significant recognition for innovation.  Dr. Shelley left Sears to form NPP, a Big Data advisory firm, helping companies design and implement Big Data intiatives and Datametica for off-shore service delivery.   Dr. Shelley holds a PhD in bio-medical engineering, having worked in the UK, Germany, and USA; leading IT, R&D, quality and business leadership roles including CEO, CIO, and Chief Technology Officer.  Dr. Shelley is an industry expert speaker on Big Data, noSQL, and Cloud computing.

Jun
11
Thu
AITP eSecurity SIG Meeting @ Abbott Labs - AP6D-1 C&D CTR Café
Jun 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The challenge of finding, recruiting, and retaining information security talent is ever increasing in the US.  Join us at the next AITP eSecurity SIG for a panel and roundtable discussion that will look at “Attracting & Retaining Information Security Talent.”
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Topic:  “Attracting and Retaining Information Security Talent

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The challenge of finding, recruiting and retaining information security talent is ever increasing in the U.S. as more companies grow their internal staffs and external contracting relationships in response to growing cybersecurity threats and ever increasing executive awareness.

Join the AITP eSecurity Special Interest Group in a panel and roundtable discussion focused on a variety of techniques and ideas about how to recruit the security talent your organization needs. Balancing the recruiting angle will be several panelists whose businesses focus on providing security talent, either through professional services or through contracted resources – hear from them some of the challenges they have in retaining this talent, but also some of the benefits of leveraging these types of relationships to augment and support your own security program when finding the right talent just isn’t working for you.

Our panel includes the following individuals:

  • Shanta Haney – Manager, Discover
  • Chandler Howell – CISSP
  • Sally Martin – CEO, Palace Gate Corporation
  • Arlene Yetnikoff – Director of Information Security, DePaul University
  • Gregory York – Director – Cybersecurity Services, Abbott
  • Joseph Agnew (Moderator) – Senior Manager Information Security & Records Management, Discover

Visitor registration is at the Main Visitor’s Reception Center on Waukegan Road
Building security will only allow registered guests into the facility.

Registration closes two days prior to the event

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

 About our Speakers:  Shanta Haney is a manager at Discover Financial Services and a member of their Human Resource team. Shanta works with Discover’s Corporate Security department to assist in recruiting information security talent. 

Chandler Howell has been in the IT Risk and Security business for over twenty years, providing intelligent risk management to finance, technology, healthcare, and even social networking firms.  Prior to joining the Nexum team, Chandler held key information security and risk management roles at Motorola, UBS, Baxter, and Match.com. Practicality and realism are his hallmarks. His project and personnel management style is the same – straightforward, honest, and to the point.  In his youth, he was a *NIX sysadmin and software developer, and completed a BA and graduate coursework in Information Systems.  His experience spans application security, security architecture, security management, and IT compliance as well as providing thought leadership for information security at several large organizations.  Chandler is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing, and served on the (ISC)^2 Test Development Committee for the CISSP exam itself. He is also an Eagle Scout (as if you didn’t already guess that).

Sally Martin is the CEO of Palace Gate Corporation.  Palace Gate Corporation is an information technology consulting firm specializing in staffing IT professionals. 

Arlene Yetnikoff is the Director of Information Security for DePaul University, where her team designs, implements and maintains DePaul’s information security architecture, in a large, open network.  Arlene has worked in Information Security for many years as a consultant, educator and hands-on practitioner.  Arlene’s many years of consulting experience in the Technology Risk group of a major accounting firm allowed her to help clients of varied sizes in numerous industries assess and design their information protection architecture, policies and processes.    Arlene also teaches Information Security and Digital Forensics in the University of Chicago’s Masters Program in Computer Science. Arlene is a CISSP and a CISA.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Computer Science, Telecommunications from DePaul University.  Arlene was recently named runner-up for the 2014 Chicago CISO of the Year Award.

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AITP Security Group ChairJoe Agnew

AITP Security Group CommitteeMichael Furman, Earl Potjeau, Patti Suarez, and Greg York

AITP Chicago Executive SponsorJustin Nemeth, Executive Vice President

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.

Register Now!

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AITP Chicago Chapter – Chicago, IL                        

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

Jun
26
Fri
SMB SIG Meeting @ Sagent Pharmaceuticals
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

TOPIC:  Challenges of the SMB IT Leader & Best Practices – a Roundtable Discussion

AITP Chicago is pleased to support the Small-Medium Business (SMB) SIG!  Challenges and opportunities associated with IT security, BYOD, compliance & regulations, & Big Data are no different in SMB than in larger organizations.  However, the SMB IT leader needs to address the issues with fewer personnel resources and in many cases minimal access to consultative services.  The SMB SIG was developed with this in mind and is designed to address the IT executive’s needs at an SMB company.

Come join us to share ideas in a round table discussion with your colleagues on how to address the many challenges of an SMB IT manager and develop a set of best practices!

Register Here

PLEASE NOTE:  This SIG is restricted to IT leaders in small to midsize enterprises.  You must be a day-to-day IT operations leader in your company (i.e., CIO, Director / Manager of IT) to participate

Hosted by Sagent Pharmaceuticals

Registration closes two days prior to the event

AITP SMB SIG Chair:  Ed Schipp – Sagent Pharmceuticals
AITP SMB Committee:  Bill Waas – ITF; Carl Zuhl – AITP 
AITP Executive Programs Chair: Justin Nemeth – EVP 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.   

Register Here

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AITP Chicago Chapter – Chicago, IL

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