AITP Chicago

Upcoming events

    • Tue, August 03, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Wed, August 04, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)


    ChannelCon Online

    Stay On Top of Tech Industry Trends and Build A More Successful Business

    Speakers and Panels on CyberSecurity, Emerging Technologies, Cloud, C & PX, Tech 2.0, AI and more....

    Click Here for Detailed Information on this 2-Day Event and to Register

    • Wed, August 18, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Granite City, 801 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    You’re Invited to an informational In-Person Meeting.   (See Registration link below)

    The popular AITP Chicago After Work Leadership SIG meeting  will be held at Granite City in the Northwest Suburbs.  It will be our first post-Covid live event.  Granite City is located immediately South of the Woodfield Shopping Mall just off of Meacham and Woodfield Road. 

    This is an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded professionals,  enjoy great food and drink and catch up on the latest happenings in your field, develop leadership skills, and learn about career opportunities.

    Topic: Future-Prepping Your Career: How to Thrive Now and In the Years to Come

    What a year we've lived through, right? As you peer into the future, perhaps you have a sense of relief. Of anticipation. Or maybe the craziness of the last year just amplifies fears about the future as it brought on so much disruption.

    In this keynote, Andy Kaufman will lead a discussion on how to future-prep your career. The next disruption maybe won't be a global pandemic, however disruptions are here to stay. We'll talk about practical ways to continually prepare for the future, with ideas from many of the thought-leaders that Andy has interviewed on his People and Projects Podcast. Join us for this optimistic, action-focused discussion that will prepare you for this year and beyond.

    As a result of this keynote, participants will be able to: 

    • Explain why complacency is so tempting (and how to overcome it)
    • Describe how thinking like an entrepreneur helps you prepare your career for the future
    • Describe how to make yourself and your work more visible (without being a jerk)
    • Explain strategies to make it easier for your next job to find you instead of you looking for your next job

    Live Event:  limited Seating for first 40 registrants:   -- Plated Dinner includes, salad, choice of 3 main courses, choice of 3 desserts and 1 drink ticket for wine or beer.  Soft drinks, coffee and tea included.   Please Register as soon as possible and at least 3 days in advance so that the restaurant can plan food and server resources.   Cost $20.    Click Here to Register

    Granite City Covid Restrictions Currently their policy is that masks are required when not eating or drinking for anyone not vaccinated.  Be prepared to show a copy of your vaccination card (paper or picture on your phone).

    Speaker: Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP

    Come meet  Andy Kaufman, he is a recognized expert on leadership and project management, helping organizations around the world improve their ability to lead and deliver. Andy works with leaders at the United Nations and other global clients to improve their ability to deliver on their initiatives. Before becoming an internationally sought-after speaker, Andy started as a software developer and was promoted into management for all the wrong reasons.    

    Parking is available.   Public Transportation Directions to Granite City 


    Please thank our Event Sponsors:

    Area1Security.com


    • Tue, August 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    AITP Chicago is proud to partner with the Official Cyber Security Summit again this year for the Virtual 6 th Annual Chicago Cyber Security Summit held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

    Admission is normally $95 but we have secured Exclusive FREE Admission!  To secure your free pass, register with code AITP21CHI at:

    https://CyberSecuritySummit.com/Summit/Chicago21/

    Earn up to 8 Continuing Education Credits by attending the day in full!

    Join us virtually and learn about the latest cyber security threats facing your company, best cyber hygiene practices, solutions to protect against a cyber attack,and much more – all from the comfort and safety of your home/office.

    The Director of Operations of The NSA, Red Team will be leading a Security Keynote – “Looking Through the Eyes of the Cyber Attacker” - Exclusively at the Cyber Security Summit!

    Additional thought leaders include the Deputy Asst. Attorney General for the National Security Division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and SMEs from Center for Internet Security, Darktrace, Verizon, ExtraHop, HP, WiCyS, and many more.

    You are welcome to share this invitation with your IT Security Team and other Senior Level colleagues who would benefit from attending this event.

    Please note: Admission is for C-Suite/Senior Level Executives, Directors, Managers, and otherIT/Cyber Professionals and Business Leaders. Those in Sales / Marketing and Students are not permitted.

    We encourage you to attend this invitation-only event, rated Top 50 InfoSec Conference to Attend Worldwide!

    For event details, visit https://CyberSecuritySummit.com/Summit/Chicago21

    • Tue, August 24, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Smith & Wollensky

    The CIO of the Year Committee and the Chicago Chapters of AITP, ChicagoFirst, InfraGard, ISSA, ISACA and SIM are excited to welcome you back to our first In-Person Mixer of 2021.

    The purpose of the CISO of the Year program is to recognize the top CISOs in the greater Chicago area and provide a higher level of awareness and recognition to the CISO (or equivalent in authority) position.

    Join us for the 3rd of four events leading up to the Awards Breakfast of October 12th.  The events are Private,  intended to support CISO’s and their direct reports, 2021 CISO Nominees, the Program Judges, our CISO Program Sponsors and delegates from esteemed industry partners-AITP, Infragard, ISACA, ISSA, SIM and ChicagoFIRST.     Click Here for More Information on the Program

    This is a great opportunity to to recognize the exceptional talent we have in the Chicago Region, to network with security professionals and to meet the candidates and judges for the 2021 CISO of the Yea Program.  Great Food and Drink Too!

    Covid Restrictions for Attendees - As you are aware, Covid recommendations by the CDC, State and City change as the level of spread changes.  In addition, many venues have their own restrictions.   We will have to follow all of them and adopt the most stringent for these in-person events at Smith & Wollensky on 8/24 and at The Metropolitan Club of Chicago on September 21st (4th Mixer) and October 12th (The Awards Breakfast).   Currently The Metropolitan Club has the most stringent requirement - "the Club asks that all guests in attendance be vaccinated.  The building requires that any non-vaccinated guests wear a mask at all times within the building/Club spaces.".   To be consistent, this standard will also apply to our Mixer at Smith & Wollensky.   You should be prepared to present proof of vaccination in the form of your vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card on your phone.  Masks will be provided as needed.   Attendees will be informed of any changes to the above policy.

    Click Here to Register

    Prior CISO of the Year Award Winners:

    2020 - CISO of the Year, Paige Adams, Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

    2019 - CISO of the Year, Jill Rhodes, CISO, Option Care Health

    2018 - CISO of the Year, Bradley Schaufenbuel, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Paylocity

    2017 - CISO of the Year, Erik Decker, Chief Security & Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine

    2016 - CISO of the Year, Todd Fitzgerald, CISO, Grant Thornton International Ltd

    2015 - CISO of the Year, Kevin Novak, CISO and Technology Risk Officer for Northern Trust Bank

    2014 - CISO of the Year, Arian McMillan, CISO, Deparartment of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago

    2013 - CISO of the Year, Jason Witty, SVP & CISO, US Bank.

    Please Thank Our Program Sponsors:          

               

         

           

          

                  
    • Wed, September 22, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    You’re Invited to an informational Virtual Meeting.   (See Registration link below)

    Topic:  Chatbots, Virtual Cognitive Agents and Conversational AI - Improving Customer Service

    Chatbots, Virtual Cognitive Agents and Conversational AI are poised to be part of most customer service organizations going forward. Whether augmenting or replacing traditional IVR-based solutions, adding concierges on websites or in mobile apps; virtual agents and semantic interfaces will transform the way customers, employees and business partners interact  with our companies and internal systems. However, we have all had bad experiences with inferior chatbots, so where does the technology stand today, what are the critical success factors around implementations and where is Conversational AI headed in the future?

    Speaker:  Allan Andersen, Director of Enterprise Solutions, Amelia (formerly IPsoft)


    Allan Andersen has been part of the Conversational AI journey since 2015 when he joined Amelia. He is responsible for Amelia’s Cognitive and Autonomic solutions. In this capacity, he leads the company’s product marketing, product management, documentation and education strategy. Before joining Amelia, Allan worked at CA Technologies and was responsible for product management and strategy across several solutions, including endpoint, cloud and datacenter automation. Allan earned a M.Sc. in Economics at the Copenhagen School of Business.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 9/22 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 9/20 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 9/21, check your spam and promotion folders.  If it is not there, send an email to paul.dittmann@aitpchicago.com and he will email you the link.

    “Implied Permission – When you register for an AITP Chicago Zoom event you are giving us “Implied Permission” to send you emails.  This is necessary so that  we can use Constant Contact to send all registrants the Zoom link for the virtual meeting.   This will also result in you being added to the mailing list for our Weekly Newsletter of upcoming events.  Occasionally you will also be sent special event announcements.   You will be able to “opt out” of these mailings at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link on the bottom of the page.” 
    • Tue, September 28, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    You’re Invited to an informational Virtual Meeting.   (See Registration link below)

    Topic:  Innovation Elegance - Frameworks to Improve the Discipline and Empathy You Bring to Your Innovation Factory

    We’ve had a decade and more of Waterfall and Agile, yet project failures rates remain high, and many projects are more difficult than they should be. Conversations about culture are great, but many of them contain a lot of ambiguity, detached from realities of daily work. Work environments often slip into email overload and meeting gridlock, and organizations consider this acceptable. Organizations might make casual references to the performing arts and the importance of harmony, boundaries, and storytelling, but organization don’t shamelessly embrace all the lessons available from music, improv, theater, dance, and martial arts. This event aims to confront all these topics, introducing three frameworks to improve the discipline and empathy you bring to your innovation factory.

    Change Leaders need numerous forgiving and unforgiving tools in their toolkit – ruthlessness and grace.

    Speaker: Robert Snyder


    Robert Snyder’s current mission is to make Healthy Change and Innovation straightforward, elegant, with success inevitable. He is a 30-year veteran of Project Management and the Performing Arts. Building upon conventional methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile, he cross-pollinates the ruthless nature of code and a factory with the graceful nature of a Latin Dance team. Robert’s career includes consulting and corporate roles, PMP and Agile certifications, and countless performances in vocal, dance, and theater ensembles. Robert earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and his MBA in Strategy and Analytical Consulting from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 9/28 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 9/26 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 9/27, check your spam and promotion folders.  If it is not there, send an email to paul.dittmann@aitpchicago.com and he will email you the link.

    “Implied Permission – When you register for an AITP Chicago Zoom event you are giving us “Implied Permission” to send you emails.  This is necessary so that  we can use Constant Contact to send all registrants the Zoom link for the virtual meeting.   This will also result in you being added to the mailing list for our Weekly Newsletter of upcoming events.  Occasionally you will also be sent special event announcements.   You will be able to “opt out” of these mailings at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link on the bottom of the page.” 




Past events

Thu, July 22, 2021 AITP Chicago's AI SIG Meeting on AI, ML and DL
Tue, July 20, 2021 2nd CISO of the Year Virtual Event - Conversations with the Nominees
Tue, July 13, 2021 FENG Chapter Meeting - The Rules Have Changed . . . and You Must Change Too
Thu, July 08, 2021 AITP Chicago's Leadership & Teamwork SIG Meeting on Improving Interactions
Tue, June 29, 2021 1st CISO of the Year Virtual Event - Conversations with the Nominees
Thu, June 24, 2021 Diversity Panel - Why Does Tech Continue to Lack Diversity
Tue, June 15, 2021 AITP Chicago Security SIG and ISSA Chicago Virtual Meeting - Beyond SolarWinds
Mon, June 07, 2021 APLN's Research Laboratory 2021
Thu, June 03, 2021 ISSA June Chapter Meeting
Thu, June 03, 2021 AITP Chicago Virtual Meeting on Big Data in Healthcare
Wed, May 19, 2021 AITP Chicago’s Leadership & Teamwork SIG Virtual Meeting on Transforming Culture
Fri, May 07, 2021 AITP Chicago Virtual Meeting on Data Analytics
Fri, May 07, 2021 PMI Chicagoland 2021 Leadership Forum!
Thu, May 06, 2021 ISSA Chicago May Chapter Meeting
Thu, April 29, 2021 AITP Chicago Virtual Meeting on Critical IT Trends and Their Impact on the Future
Wed, April 21, 2021 AITP Chicago Virtual Meeting on Disruptive Innovation
Tue, April 20, 2021 Chicago Virtual Cyber Security Summitt
Thu, April 15, 2021 PMI Chicagoland Knowledge Sharing Session on Mental Agility
Thu, April 01, 2021 ISSA Chicago April 2021 Virtual Chapter Meeting – 2 Speakers
Tue, March 23, 2021 AITP Chicago's Office of the CIO SIG Meeting with AWS on The Future of Enterprise iT
Thu, March 18, 2021 AITP Chicago's AI SIG Meeting on the Conversational AI

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