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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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Keep up with the latest trends! Speaker, Irene Cantanese, HCSC; Host Mark Las at Visanow

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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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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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February 2015 Chapter Meeting at USG

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’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


Mesirow Financial – Mid Company


Connect Hearing  – Small Company


See Full Press Release Here


Todd Fitzgerald named 2016 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 2016 Chicago Chief Information Security Officer-CISO of the Year Award.  This years winner is Mr. Todd Fitzgerald of Grant Thornton International Ltd.

ciso-winnerWayne Johnson, Todd Fitzgerald, Tina Hauri

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AITP’s 2016 CIO of the Year Announced

AITP Chicago, SIM Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago wish to congratulate Eric Yablonka, VP and Chief Innovation Officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological  who was chosen as the 2016 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 17th.

Specifically, we look for leadership in driving business value and technology innovation, business partnerships and creating the best-in-class workplace for IT professionals.


Gary Czubak, Eric Yablonka, Bob Kress and Mark Lafferty (left picture)

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2016 Chicago Suburb Tech-Security Conference – from ISSA Chicago @ Chicago Marriott Northwest
Dec 14 @ 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

ISSA Chicago is pleased to offer the following networking and CPE opportunity provided bt Data Connectors…

Register for your FREE VIP pass here!

Click here for a full conference agenda

VIP Passes Include:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Conference materials and Entrance into conference sessions and exhibit areas.
  • This conference qualifies for CPE credits and Certificates of Attendance.
  • Electronics, gift card and many other door prizes and giveaways.
  • Featuring 11 IT Security speakers and over 30 exhibits!!

For further information, please contact Stephanie Lange at 636-778-9495 or

AITP eSecurity SIG Meeting @ US Cellular
Dec 19 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Topic:  “Inside the Mind of a Hacker

A Presentation by Keatron Evans

Everyday, hacker crimes are in the news, but what are corporations focusing on as it relates to security of intellectual property and sensitive customer and/or government data?  Moreover, how well is that aligned with how hackers think and what they target?  You may be surprised…

Join us for this informative presentation and discussion!

A light breakfast will be supplied by our friends at: 

About our Speaker:  

Keatron Evans, partner at Blink Digital Security, is the lead author of Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking Attacks from Start to Finish and has performed penetration tests and forensics investigations for Federal Intelligence Agencies, Department of Defense, and many large global corporations.  Keatron has done R&D work, training, and consulting for organizations such as FireEye, Bluecoat, Wildpackets, and other industry leaders.  Keatron trains thousands of intelligence analysts, penetration testers, and forensics investigators around the world each year.

Registration closes two days prior to the event –

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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


  • AITP Security Group Committee:  Craig George, Matt Memming, Doug Wingeard
  •  AITP Chicago Executive Sponsor:  Justin Nemeth, 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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