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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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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
19
Wed
AITP Office of the CIO SIG Meeting @ Downtown Chicago
Aug 19 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
The next meeting of the Office of the CIO SIG will take place on August 19th.  If you are member of the Office of the CIO SIG group, you should have received a separate invitation to this event – so be sure to register today!
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Please note that participation in the Office of the CIO SIG is by invitation only and you must be a member of the SIG to participate.  If you are interested in joining, please email justin.nemeth@aitpchicago.com for additional information or click the link to the left.
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, SIM Chicago and Infragard 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.

As a corporate senior information security practitioner, please join us for one of three “mixers” scheduled to acclimate everyone to this program and showcase the award to prospective nominees, sponsors, and judges. 

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.

Platinum Sponsors:

AgariPulseSecure

 

Cisco

IBM

 

 

Accuvant                                   SkyHigh

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Gold Sponsors:

Int_Security_i_hrz_rgb

 Infoblox_logo_tagline(1) 

Bromium logo….

Silver Sponsors:

LogoStacked_W_Gate

Aug
26
Wed
AITP 2015 Summer Networking and Chapter Social @ White Pines Golf Course
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your peers for one of AITP Chicago Chapter’s most popular events — the Annual Summer Networking and Chapter Social!

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 26, 2015

TIME:    12:00-12:30pm (golf start); 5:30-8:30pm Reception & Dinner

WHERE:  White Pines Golf Course – Bensenville

Come network with AITP leaders, members, and industry peers!

Learn more about AITP Chicago’s Shared Interest Groups (SIGS) including:  Applications, Boost Innovation, Building Effective IT Leaders, Data, Education, eSecurity, Governance, Infrastructure, Mobility, Office of the CIO, PMO & SMB!

Learn what AITP is all about…….Why you should join AITP… How you can participate and more!

This event has been sold out for the past four years, and this year we have made it even better!  We’ve added:

  • Larger venue to accommodate more attendees with less noise and more space to effectively network!
  • AITP members may bring a guest to the dinner & reception at no charge!
  • Upgraded & more food choices!
  • Centralized location easily accessible from all points of the Chicagoland compass!
  • 18-hole Golf option* for those who enjoy the links!
  • Vendor 4-Some Golf Package with reserved table seating at the reception for dedicated time with your guests!

 GOLF SEATS ARE LIMITED AND CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AFTER FRIDAY, AUGUST 21stFoursome assignments are at AITP’s discretion.  Golf format is standard with shotgun start  (i.e. no scramble or best ball).  Send email to larry.winkelman@aitpchicago.com for questions..  AITP reserves the right to cut-off registration at our discretion & refund fees accordingly.  Weather cancellations prior to start of the event will be refunded.  Golfer cancellations for refund cannot be accepted after Friday, August 21st.

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EVENT FEES           Click Here to Register

YOU MUST REGISTER BY MONDAY, AUGUST 24th AND PAY IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.  PAYMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.  

  • AITP Members:  $30 Reception only; $65 Reception & Golf
  • Guest of AITP Member:  No charge
  • Non-Member (PRACTITIONER**): $30 Reception only; $65 Reception & Golf
  • Non-Member (VENDOR): $50 Reception only; $100 Reception & Golf  
  • Vendor 4-some Golf Package: $500  We are offering a limited number of vendor 4-some golf packages.  Take advantage of dedicated time with your guests during 18-holes golf plus reserved table seating together during dinner.  In addition, your guests will experience the valuable peer networking that is the focal point of AITP and this event.

Sponsorship Opportunities:  Sponsorships range from an event-level package to table sponsorships.  Unique to this event is the option to incorporate golf related elements into the sponsorship.  For more information, contact Larry Winkelman via email at larry.winkelman@aitpchicago.com .

  • Event Sponsorship – ONE opportunity is also available that includes one golf package plus unique visibility to all attendees at dinner.  Email larry.winkelman@aitpchicago.com for additional information.
  • Corporate Table for C Levels and their teams (not for vendors) –  Includes company sign on table; dinner for 8 guests
  • Vendor Table Sponsorship – 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

 **Practitioners are broadly defined as: individuals who are engaged in IT engineering, support, or management roles regardless of employment status or educators and/or students related to the profession.

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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

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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

Topic: Security and the Internet of Things

IoT (Internet of Things) will become challenging to manage from Technical and Information Security perspective. Consumer-facing devices will be integrated into Enterprise legacy systems, which have evolved to using more modern technologies like cloud and mobile. Businesses will demand that technology be integrated into the Enterprise faster than before while Technologists, Developers, and Information Security practitioners will need to align accordingly.

In this presentation, vArmour CISO, Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz) will present some of his research in this area as organizations move to IoT.  Some topics that will be addressed:       

  1. What’s top of mind for executives as they move to emerging technologies and IoT?
  2. Preparing a cloud strategy and some options in protecting the legacy and emerging technologies.
  3. How to embrace DevOps and Agile frameworks while building a scalable Information Security program that integrates seamlessly into the environment without impacting business growth.
  4. How the Enterprise is going to manage, monitor, and alert on the openness of systems that are now tethered to the Enterprise legacy environment on a global scale and are operating 24x7x365 days a year.

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.

Register Here

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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.

Workshop 1:  “Think Outside the Box” Update

Last winter each Chapter was tasked with coming up with one or more projects for retaining/growing membership and/or improving the value provided to its members.  This is an opportunity for each “Project Champion” to report on their progress and for a proper Q&A from other attendees.  This will enable all Chapters to leverage those efforts that are working best.

Workshop 2:  National Collegiate Conference & Career Fair Update

This particular meeting is going to be especially important to each and every chapter.  Next April, Chicago will be hosting the annual NCC Conference, and this is a BIG DEAL.  Their target for NCC 2016 is 70 universities and 700+ students.

This is a unique opportunity to engage and grow your student chapters, and is also a unique opportunity to engage the larger companies in your area that look to recruit IT talent.  NCC provides value to these companies and should help grow professional membership as well.  There will be plenty of room for sponsors, plus the opportunity for them to meet students and be front and center in their minds as they all go off looking for careers.

We want each of you thinking about NCC and would like to see as much participation by the Chapter Leadership as possible.  Paul and Bill from the Chicago Chapter are developing marketing materials and are targeting 15+ universities in the Chicago area that have not previously attended NCC.  They have already met with 6 universities and each has committed to sending students to the competition and to help acquire sponsors.  They will share what they have learned and how to best approach universities, students and sponsors and will lead a discussion to gain insights and new ideas from attendees.

Sep
30
Wed
AITP Mobility SIG Meeting @ Chicago Yacht Club
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for the next Mobility Solutions SIG meeting where SME panelists from BMW, Citi, ComEd, Sears and US Foods will address “Mobile Analytics.”

Discussion Topics:

  • Description of current state and mobile offerings
  • Mobile analytics approach, facets of consideration
  • Depth of analytics collection, how far do you go back? How wide do you go?
  • Aligning mobile analytics with business strategy/goals
  • Uses for mobile analytics
  • Describe mobile analytics strategy
  • Defining or evolving mobile offerings with analytics
  • Trade offs of big data versus a moment
  • What analytics tools do you use?

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MEETING AGENDA: 

  • 3:00-3:30 PM   Networking
  • 3:30-5:00 PM   Panel & Member Discussion
  • 5:00-5:30 PM   Wrap-Up

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.  This event is FREE to members and nonmembers.

You must register to attend this event.  Registration will close by 9/23/15.

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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.

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AITP Chicago Chapter

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

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, SIM Chicago 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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Registration for the Awards Breakfast Coming Soon
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Platinum Sponsors:

AgariPulseSecure

 

Cisco

IBM

 

 

Accuvant                                   SkyHigh

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Gold Sponsors:

Int_Security_i_hrz_rgb

 Infoblox_logo_tagline(1) 

Bromium logo….

Silver Sponsors:

LogoStacked_W_Gate

Platinum Sponsors:

AgariPulseSecure

 

SkyHigh

Accuvant                                          Cisco

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Gold Sponsors:

Int_Security_i_hrz_rgb

 Infoblox_logo_tagline(1)

Bromium logo….

Silver Sponsors:

LogoStacked_W_Gate

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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.