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

Current eNewsletter

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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

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AITP’s 2017 CIO of the Year Announced

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

 

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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

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Mesirow Financial – Mid Company

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Connect Hearing  – Small Company

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See Full Press Release Here

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Career Opportunities at CompTIA’s HQ in Downers Grove

Click Here to go to the CompTIA Career Opportunities page

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Oct
18
Wed
Cyber Security Chicago @ McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

SECURE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE MUST-ATTEND CYBER SECURITY EVENT OF THE YEAR
In the new world of organized cybercrime, it’s not a question of whether your systems will be breached – but when. With a stellar cast of speakers, live hacks, 40+ exhibitors and 100+ seminars, Cyber Security Chicago 2017 is the must-attend security event for invaluable security insight.Protect yourself and your organization from cyber criminals. Don’t leave it too late to secure your place.

WHERE: CYBER SECURITY CHICAGO, McCORMICK PLACE, CHICAGO
WHEN: 18-19 OCTOBER 2017
COST:  FROM JUST $49 –  EARLY BIRD ENDS WEDNESDAY – BOOK NOW 

In the new world of organized cybercrime, it’s not a question of whether your systems will be breached – but when. With a stellar cast of speakers, live hacks, 40+ exhibitors and 100+ seminars, Cyber Security Chicago 2017 is the must-attend security event for invaluable security insight.Protect yourself and your organization from cyber criminals. Don’t leave it too late to secure your place.
Oct
25
Wed
Save the Dates: IIA & ISACA’s 4th Annual IT Hacking Conference @ Summit West (inside the Ogilvie Train Station)
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

On behalf of the Chicago Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Chicago Chapter of ISACA, we invite you to “Save The Date” for our upcoming 4th Annual IT Hacking Conference:

Title:       Guardians of the Enterprise (Vol 4)

Dates:      Wednesday October 25th and Thursday October 26th

Location: Summit West, 500 W Madison St (inside the Ogilvie Train Station)

CPEs:      16

Cost:       $400 IIA/ISACA/AITP/ISSA Members/ $450 Non-Members

Click here for more information and to Register

Click here to download event flyer

Last year’s event was a huge success with 200+ professionals in attendance both days and the highest feedback ratings of any chapter event offered!  With your attendance, we are hoping to build upon the success of last year’s event with a goal of 250 people in attendance each day!

This year’s event features a two-track format with a more Technical attack focus joining forces with Management defense capabilities.  Our goal is present a two day event that contains the most real world hands-on application of Information Security and Hacking knowledge and skills that can be applied to the Internal Audit/IT Audit/Info Sec/Cyber world:

If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to the event organizers:

Jason Torres – Rush University Medical Center (Jason_Torres@rush.edu)

Corbin Del Carlo – Discover (corbindelcarlo@discover.com)

Nov
2
Thu
AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting & CISO Presentation on Cybersecurity @ Robert Morse University
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic:  Cybersecurity Leadership in 2020: Are you ready?

Cybersecurity is now a household word, as only those still living in caves have not had to replace a credit card due to a data breach. Information security is a real profession now, with college programs offering bachelor and master’s degrees in cybersecurity. Knowledgeable organizations see the security threat as a top 5 risk. The presenter has held senior security leadership roles in 7 large organizations over the past 20 years, and has authored 3 security leadership books on this journey – so what can we learn from the past? This presentation separates hype from reality as we look back and examine history to determine what we need to do to be successful in the future.

Click Here to Register

Speaker:  Todd Fitzgerald
SVP, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Information Security and Technology Risk, Northern Trust

Todd has led multiple Fortune 500/large company information security programs, was named 2016 Chicago CISO of the Year by AITP, ISSA, ISACA, Infragard and SIM, was ranked as a Top 50 Information Security Executive and has authored 3 books:

Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard

 CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success (ISC2)

 E-C Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer Body of Knowledge.

Prior senior leadership includes Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (now Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield-National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health, and American Airlines. Todd earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Master Business Administration with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.

Nov
9
Thu
AITP Office of the CIO SIG Meeting @ Central States Funds
Nov 9 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Topic:  Transforming the Dynamics Between Procurement and IT Leadership
 
As technology and technology services continue to become a larger portion of a companies spend, effective relationships between the CPO and CIO / CTO leaders are extremely important.  The need to leverage new technology while maintaining profitability is one of the great challenges faced by CEO’s, who are looking for their technology and procurement teams to optimize results for the company.
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Click Here to Register

….Speaker:  Mike Morsch, Vice President of Global Procurement at one of Chicago’s largest software firms, will explore these challenges and share his experiences in the lead procurement role.   Mike brings a unique perspective to CPO leadership as a former VP and senior technology leader with over 20 years’ experience in leading large technology organizations.

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After Mike’s presentation he will lead a roundtable discussion focused on the optimization challenges and potential solutions.

If you have questions, please email:
Justin Nemeth, AITP Chicago President –  justin.nemeth@aitpchicago.com
or Tom Forkenbrock, Office of the CIO SIG Co-Chair –  tjfork@yahoo.com

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CompTIA 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.  AITP merged with CompTIA in 2017, though CompTIA AITP and AITP are kept as separate organizations with AITP focusing on IT Pros and Executives and CompTIA focusing on vendors and service providers. 

Visit us at www.aitpchicago.com.  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.

Nov
14
Tue
AITP PMO SIG & PMI-Chicagoland’s November Knowledge Sharing Session @ Elmhurst College - Illinois Hall
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic:  “Next Generation Project Management: Man or Machine?”

Presenter: John M. Aaron, PhD, PMP

Click Here to Register

Agenda:

6:00 – 6:30 pm Networking & Refreshments
6:30 – 8:30 pm Knowledge Sharing

About our Speaker:

John M. Aaron PhD, PMP is a 26-year veteran project management consultant.  He is also an adjunct professor and senior advisor for Elmhurst College’s Master’s Degree Programs in Data Science and Project Management. Since 1995 Mr. Aaron has served a variety of organizations as a contract project manager and as a software solutions provider specializing in enterprise project management, business transformation, SAP-ERP implementation management, CRM, IT infrastructure and data analytics. From 1989-1991 Mr. Aaron was Dean and Director of DeVry University’s Master’s Degree Program in Project Management which was one of the country’s first master’s level programs in project management. Mr. Aaron’s Chicago-based company, Milestone Planning and Research, Inc., www.milestoneplanning.net has developed web-based project management tools using data science and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

PMPs can earn 2 Technical PDUs for attending!

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 Andersen & 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.

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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

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

SAVE THE DATE!!!! The Chicago ISSA and AITP Chapters invite you to join us for our annual Holiday Party. This year’s party will be held at Rock Bottom. There will be food, fun, and plenty of networking. The party starts at 6:00pm, attendees receive two free drink tickets, appetizers, and entry into our famous “all kinds of prizes” drawing. This is always one of our most popular events so register now as space is limited!

Cost: $45 members, $55 non-members           Registration Open Soon

Registration closes: Monday, November 27th @ 5pm

Parking: Garage parking is available across the street (540 North State Street, entrance is on Grand Ave) and there’s also street parking. Discounted garage parking passes are $10 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!