AITP Chicago

Upcoming events

    • Tue, September 21, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Club of Chicago

    The CIO of the Year Committee and the Chicago Chapters of AITP, ChicagoFirst, InfraGard, ISSA, ISACA and SIM are excited to welcome you to our second 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 4th 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 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".   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
    • 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.” 
    • Thu, September 23, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Your Invited!   via Zoom- Call in details will be e-mailed on successful registration


    Announcement of the 2021 CIO of the Year Award Finalists with special presentation:

    Topic:  How Challenges Force Change in Leadership

    Speaker:  Tom Kuczmarski, President & Founder at Kuczmarski Innovation, Co-Founder of Chicago Innovation Awards and Renowned Expert

    Click Here to Register         Online registration is available until: 9/23/2021 

    Join SIM Chicago, AITP Chicago and The Executives' Club of Chicago for this special presentation as Tom Kuczmarski, a notable expert on leadership and innovation, shares his expertise on leadership qualities needed during these challenging times.

    We will announce the six finalists of the 2021 CIO of the Year Awards during this session.

    • Tue, September 28, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 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.” 




    • Thu, October 07, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Spirit of Chicago @ Navy Pier

    Your Invited!

    ISACA and ISSA are Co-hosting a Networking Security Cruise at Navy Pier

    Food, drinks & 3-hour cruise are included.  Tickets are $35 for members of ISACA, ISSA, SIM, AITP, InfraGard, and Chicago CISO of the Year.  Non-members & guests are $95 per person for 3-hour cruise with food & open bar.  Advance registration is required and please promote to your colleagues & friends. 

    Click Here for More Information and to Register!

    We look forward to seeing you on October 7.



    • Tue, October 12, 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Metropolitan Club of Chicago

    The CIO of the Year Committee and the Chicago Chapters of AITP, ChicagoFirst, InfraGard, ISSA, ISACA and SIM are excited to welcome you to our 2021 CISO of the Year Award Breakfast!

    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 culmination of the 2021 Awards Program on 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 - and to congratulate the 2021 CISO of the Year!  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 this event at The Metropolitan Club of Chicago on October 12th.   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".   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:          

               

         

           

          

                  
    • Tue, October 26, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

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

    Topic:  Your One Project Methodology Fails All Your Projects

    We all know that project management is a multifaceted knowledge-area profession.  It still evolves as our world evolves.  We attempt to describe, define, and make its boundaries finite by developing methodologies and, in the same breath, claim that they should be flexible and adaptable to the project's context. Since standardized processes can be optimized, we and our organizations make the methodologies rigid and inflexible.  Then, your friendly project managers are put into positions to accomplish almost impossible feats to deliver all project types to the only one, organizationally mandated, methodology.

    In this session, the participants will be engaged in a brief review of major project management methodologies and analyze their assumptions. We will touch upon how to measure the project value, best outcomes, and value for the entire organization. Lastly, the presenter, from his own experience, will propose several models which for methodology fit your organizational structure.


    Speaker:  Andrew Soswa

    Andrew Soswa is a Transformational Leader with 18+ years of experience in business and project management. He demonstrated transformational leadership competence in Retail, Big Data Analysis, Financial, Supply Chain, and Big 5 Consulting enterprises. He managed strategic projects, business portfolios, and Agile and digital transformation initiatives to deliver outstanding business results.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 10/18 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 10/16 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 10/18, 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

Tue, August 31, 2021 The Digital Dozen: Executive Overview of 12 Emerging Technologies for Digital Transformation
Tue, August 24, 2021 3rd CISO of the Year Event - In Person - Meet the Candidates
Tue, August 24, 2021 6th Annual Chicago Cyber Security Summit
Wed, August 18, 2021 AITP Leadership SIG (Now a Virtual Event) - Future Proofing Your Career with Andy Kaufman
Tue, August 03, 2021 CompTIA Channelcon Digital Event 2021
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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