AITP Chicago

Upcoming events

    • Tue, June 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

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

    Topic: Beyond SolarWinds and the Pandemic - Can We Control Cybersecurity and Systemic Risk?

    Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity (VUCA) is the new reality for businesses and governments everywhere. Crisis and risk management is a key responsibility of the C-Suite, Boardroom and government leaders. Supply chain exploitations like the SolarWinds compromise should not be a surprise. By now, hacking has become so routine it is hardly remarkable. The pandemic and other world factors have shown the fragility of our businesses, economic systems and governments.

    In this session learn key principles to address these issues including (a) reducing fragility in architecture designs through increased diversity; (b) the necessity to assume permeability and layered security; and (c) acknowledge where current practices produce a fallacy of trust in platforms and services. Mitigating individual risks and plugging vulnerabilities as identified is not a winning strategy against sophisticated organized cyber aggressors, nation-state actors, and unanticipated world events.

    Please join us for this highly informative session as Laszlo shares and navigates for us the continually evolving and unsecure landscape of the future.

    Speaker:  Laszlo Gonc, CISSP, QTE

    Founder, CEO, Next Era Transformation Goup, LLC

    Founding Member, Senior Fellow, DivIHN Center for Excellence for Digital, Security and Risk

    Digital Directors Network, Qualified Technology Expert (QTE)

    Laszlo Gonc is Founder and CEO of Next Era Transformation Group. Laszlo has more than thirty years’ experience as a recognized senior leader providing thought leadership in cybersecurity, IT risk management, and information technology systems. His experience spans across multiple industries, including, healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain, legal, insurance, marketing, banking and advertising. He is responsible for advising and helping organizations – corporate, government, and nonprofits alike – secure their businesses and supply chains, mitigate IT risk, and implement technology strategies driving both performance and business value.

    He is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, co-founding the SIM National Digital Risk SIG. He serves as Advisory Board Member for the national Cybersecurity Collaborative, the Illinois Institute of Technology’s C2SAFE Program, and is Founder and Senior Fellow for DivIHN’s Center of Excellence for Digital, Security and Risk. He is Chair Emeritus of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Chicagoland Executive Council, served as Executive Vice President for the Chicago chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), and is a Board Member for the Society for Information Management (SIM) Chicago and ISACA Chicago Chapter (ISACA). He is also a member of Chicago FBI Infragard, and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 6/15 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 6/13 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 6/14, check your spam folder.  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.”

     




    • Thu, June 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

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

    Topic:  Why Does Tech Continue to Lack Diversity?

    Join us for a candid conversation about why it's taking so long to diversify the technology community.

    Why is the lack of diversity in tech so pervasive? What is the perception of technology among minorities?

    Why do so many women leave technology?

    How can we as technology leaders be more inclusive and retain diverse talent in our organizations?

    Hear unique perspectives about the industry, and what can be done to resolve our diversity problem.

    Moderator: Sandee Kastrul, President & Co-Founder, i.c.stars

    Profile photo of Sandee Kastrul

    Sandee is the proud president, co-founder and chief hope officer of i.c.stars, a workforce development organization and a social enterprise. i.c.stars exists to develop change-driven individuals to excel in technology careers and effect change as community leaders. With operations in Chicago and Milwaukee, i.c.stars has been recognized by Strada Education Network and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Before i.c.stars, Sandee designed interactive programs for GED students and developed experiential learning modules for over 70 schools. Sandee is on the advisory board of the Chicago Innovation Awards and the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management. Sandee has been recognized by the Chicago Community Trust, SIM (Society for Information Managers) Chicago, and Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

    Sandee enjoys working with i.c.stars alums in their entrepreneurial endeavors both for profit and non-profit and is currently working on expanding the i.c.stars model into new cities. Sandee is close to finishing her book, Change and Equity.

    Panelists:


    Sreelatha Surendranathan, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at UL

    Sreelatha leads UL’s digital strategy to deliver compelling and integrated digital solutions and capabilities that serve our customers’ current and future needs. She is passionate about women in STEM, building diverse teams with opportunities for minority voices to be heard. She leads change as UL creates new digital business models geared to the future.

    Prior to joining UL in 2021, Sreelatha served as vice president of software at GE Healthcare, and worked as Chief Technology Officer, Vice President and Senior Director of Global Engineering at SCO Logistics, Transplace and Perot Systems. She is also an entrepreneur, having founded and run an IT logistics product company.


    Andrea Goodwin

    Andrea Goodwin, VP, Radiology, Optum

    Andrea is a product leader with over twenty years of experience in the healthcare, education and government sectors.  Through roles in Big Four and boutique management consulting firms, tech startups and Fortune 500 companies, she has managed projects, programs, clients, products and teams of all sizes.  A values-driven leader, Andrea believes that the greatest asset of any product is the people that bring it to life.  Andrea works from home in Park Ridge, IL with her husband Tom, tween-agers Alena (12) and Luke (10) and Rascal the Dog.



    Albert Leon Murphy, Clinical Services Coordinator, UIC Community Outreach Intervention Projects, School of Public Health

    Albert Murphy is a cycle 20 i.c.stars alumni (2009). He completed his undergraduate degree in Urban Public Affairs and Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Administration at the University of Illinois Chicago. He is currently a Clinical Services Coordinator and Research Assistant with the (UIC) Community Outreach Intervention Projects (C.O.I.P) where he assists vulnerable populations get access to HIV and Hepatitis C testing, treatment, and substance abuse support and harm reduction services.


    Asfa Malik, Thought Leader & Cultural Change Agent

    Asfa Malik is an award-winning talent development leader with a strong background in sales, learning and strategy. She is also a cultural change agent, inclusion strategist, thought leader, published author, and brand builder. Having spent most of her professional life at a global big data & technology company, she ran the Learning & Development team serving over 5,000 employees around the world.  Her expertise in data analysis, consultative selling, and leadership development allows her to build strong employee programs that drive bottom line growth. Today, she partners with CEO’s from small to mid-sized companies to design growth and change management strategies to drive cultural diversity and inclusive leadership.

    One of her greatest passions is to provide best in class development opportunities for professionals to excel in their roles, leverage their strengths, and drive career success. All of which are possible with a culture of inclusion and belonging.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 6/24 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 6/22 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 6/23, check your spam folder.  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, June 29, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

    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 first of four events leading up to the Awards Breakfast of October 12th.  The four 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.

    This is a Virtual event where you will be able to hear from this year's nominees for the CISO of the Year Award.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Zoom Link


    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.








    • Thu, July 08, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

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

    Topic:  Improving Interactions by Avoiding The Drama Triangle

    This session will be highly interactive and will provide participants with and opportunity to learn about:

    • The Drama Triangle (which is a framework for the dysfunction that sometimes occurs in a relationship or personal exchange and includes 3 roles: Persecutor, Victim and Rescuer)
    • How to avoid The Drama Triangle
    • Techniques to exit more quickly when you do find yourself in The Drama Triangle

    Speaker:  Vicki van Alphen


    Vicki van Alphen advises client leaders to prioritize what is most important, build strong teams, and improve the health of their organizations.  Currently, at Info-Tech Research Group (and prior to that, for many years at Gartner Executive Programs) Vicki serves as the trusted-advisor to CIO clients, in a variety of industries.  She also works with individual leaders and team as part of her own consultancy and enjoys helping executives with communications, stakeholder engagement, presentation skills, personal brand, team dynamics, and organizational strategy. 

    In a prior role, Vicki led the executive development function for the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of enterprise software companies (including Apptio, PowerSchool, SecureLink, Advicent, Allocate, Numerator, Alegus, Aptean, IAS, Fusion, and Khoros).  This included: developing leadership programs for high-potential CXOs, and coaching CEOs and their leadership teams using the Insights Discovery framework and The Table Group models for organizational health. 

    Vicki is "at home" professionally when client success equates to her own; and she is "at home" personally with the quasi-managed chaos of her two boys and hobby-inclined husband.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 7/6 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 7/4 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 7/3, check your spam folder.  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, July 20, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

    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 2nd of four events leading up to the Awards Breakfast of October 12th.  The four 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.

    This is a Virtual event where you will be able to hear from this year's nominees for the CISO of the Year Award.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Zoom Link

    Links will be sent starting a few days before the event


    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.








    • Thu, July 22, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)

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

    Topic: AI, ML and DL - What Are They and How Do You Apply Them?

    AI, ML, and DL.  No one doubts the impact artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning will have on business, but few understand what these advanced analytic tools are, let alone how they can be applied to business problems. Hype is driving expectations. We need to recognize how each of these tools can be used, be aware of where they are currently working, and have insight into the problems they will solve in the future. Further, to deliver full expected value, we must understand and address implementation, acceptance, and ethical challenges.

    Speaker:  Roger Moore,  CEO and Managing Director at NLITX, (www.nlitx.com)



     Roger Moore (roger@nlitx.com)  is an insight and growth fixated, high energy leader doggedly pursuing competitive advantage through strategic application of data and advanced analytics. Roger is also a well-respected lecturer at the University of Chicago in the Master of Science in Analytics Program. Previously Roger was VP, Analytics and Customer Operations at Entytle, driving increased installed base revenue utilizing AI and machine learning. Roger has also delivered value to his clients at Gartner, Sagence, Booz & Co, Diamond Advisory Services, and the Boston Consulting Group. He founded and chairs the Chicago Booth Big Data & Analytics Roundtable. Roger holds an MBA with focus in Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also received a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. If you did not notice, Roger is a data and advanced analytics geek!

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 7/22 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 7/20 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 7/21, check your spam folder.  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.”

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