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Our 2013 CISO of the Year Jason Witty (SVP/CISO of US Bancorp) discussed current security risks and solutions. The audience included 13 people from other AITP Region 5 Chapters in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin - to see additional pictures click on "Read More"

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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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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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 2014 CIO of the Year Awards –  View 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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Apr
20
Mon
Cloud Applications SIG Meeting @ McDonald's - Plaza Kroc A Room
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

TOPIC:  “What Does Digital Mean to You?”

Every CIO is talking about going “digital.”  But what does it bring to the business outcomes, organizational structures, systems architectures, and business applications and processes?  Ultimately, how can digital strategy add to the bottom line of business?  Join us for this interactive, discussion-oriented session…

Register Here

Registration closes two days prior to the event! 

Building security will only allow registered guests into the facility.

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

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 AITP Cloud Applications Shared Interest Group (SIG) Committee

  • Host: Satya Ippagunta – McDonald’s
  • 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.

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Event Sponsor: 

Aternity

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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

Apr
29
Wed
Mobility SIG @ United Air Lines - Willis Tower
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Mobility Strategy: Best Practices & Examples

With Panelists from:

Aon, Citi, MillerCoors, Northern Trust, and United Airlines

Discussion Topics:

  • Building business case, target corporate objective(s) 
  • Aligning the business (stakeholders), the users and IT
  •  Defining desired analytics 
  •  Tackling consumer engagement 
  •  Addressing operational functions 
  • Growing App Portfolio:  Standards, Governance, Security; Reusablity & Integration
  • MDM & MAM

SMEs from Aon, Citi, MillerCoors, Northern Trust, and United Airlines

AGENDA: 

  • 8:30-9:00 AM     Networking
  • 9:00-10:30 AM   Panel & Member Discussion
  • 10:30-11 AM       Wrap-Up

Register Here

Our Mobility Solutions SIG is focused on the practitioner.  We are honored to have industry leaders share their knowledge and experience from which others can learn and benefit.  Please join us for this topical presentation and interactive Q&A discussion.

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

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  • AITP Mobility SIG Commitee:  Ivan Alfaro – Wellspring/1871 | Preeta Chickermane – NORC | Margaret Dickman – Intersog | Brian Hunt – Orbitz | Tom Leddy – MillerCoors | John Moses – University of Chicago Medicine
  • AITP Chicago Executive Sponsor:  Justin 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.  This meeting is for IT practitioners only. Vendors must bring a practitioner to enter which must be approved (in advance) by AITP’s Mobility Committee.

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

May
15
Fri
Executives’ Club of Chicago Annual Awards Luncheon – CIO of the Year Award @ Hyatt Regency Chicago
May 15 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

CIO of the Year Award –  The award will be presented at the EC annual meeting which will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Friday, May 15 and feature Scott Santi, CEO of ITW.   More information to follow.

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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)

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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
19
Fri
SMB SIG Meeting @ Sagent Pharmaceuticals
Jun 19 @ 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!

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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