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    • Wed, May 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-06:00)

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

    Topic:  Transforming Your Organization’s Culture…  The Impossible Turn?

    Who is managing your organization? You or the culture? Culture in charge sir!

    Many attempts, well intentioned, by leadership to change the culture unfortunately go nowhere.

    Why is that? What does true transformation look like? And when will we get there? Are we there yet?

    All too frequently it seems nearly impossible to change the culture. If culture is so hard to change, why bother? Should we simply abandon trying?

    Many questions with so few concrete answers is frustrating. One thing is for sure. To be able to pivot with market changes, external pressures and threats, your company needs a culture of flexibility baked into your DNA, your culture. The risks of not changing have dire outcomes.

    But how?

    We’ll explore:

    • Practical, but not so obvious, ways to approach culture change (evolution versus revolution)
    • Ingredients that contribute to success
    • How to sustain changes over the long haul
    • Pitfalls and consequences

    Speaker:  Jeff Singleton, Founder and President of The Project Factory, Inc. and Managing Principal of Applied Product Lifecycle Strategies (APLS).


    Jeff is a veteran management consultant and change agent with expertise leading strategic initiatives, implementations, and transformations in the public sector and well known global enterprises with clients like: Pfizer, AbbVie, Aon, Motorola Solutions, NASA, Lockheed Martin, US Navy – Department of Defense among many others.

    As an Agile Leadership Coach and Consultant with experience catalyzing transformations across multiple disciplines in the Lean/Agile spectrum, Jeff teaches, coaches and helps clients apply the principles and values in a variety of industries in both IT and non-IT. His focus in coaching is to keep people progressing in the right direction – experimenting with new behaviors, testing different tactics then practicing and embedding the most effective ones in pursuit of becoming a learning organization.

    Prior to starting The Project Factory, Jeff was co-founder and president of LegaServ/++, Inc, an IT management consulting company, serving Fortune 1000 and government for over a decade.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 5/19 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 5/17 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 5/18, 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 03, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

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

    How to Use Big Data to Improve Healthcare Quality, Reduce Staff Turnover, and Enhance Patient Acquisition

    Healthcare providers are under enormous pressure to improve quality, caregiver turnover, and safety. Social media and public health data provide the greatest and most true voice of the patients and employees. Yet, it is extremely difficult to access and utilize this data in a meaningful way. Mining this data using an actual Chicago hospital as a case study, we will show how to gain deep, specific, and evidence-based insights directly from patients, families, and caregiver staff. Using this hospital’s big data, we show how this data will result in a detailed and actionable roadmap to help this hospital improve their quality, increase safety, and reduce staff turnover. Join healthcare data experts Jim Anfield and Jeff Chien as they present this fascinating case study of this Chicago hospital and how big data can drive meaningful healthcare change.

    Speakers:

    Jim Anfield, Principal and Healthcare Practice Leader

    Jim is a principal and healthcare practice leader at Aptitive, a Chicago-based technology consulting company, focusing on helping his clients grow revenue, reduce cost, and deliver superior customer experience by leveraging enterprise data and analytics. Previously, he worked at several healthcare startups located out of MATTER Chicago in senior business and technology roles (CTO/CFO) with both payer and provider end customers.  Before, Jim was part of KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice consulting to large health insurance companies.  Prior, Jim was Senior Director, Health Information Technology at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) which is the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Previous experience includes leadership roles in finance, strategy, and M&A for several F500 companies including United Airlines, International Mineral and Chemical Corporation, Westinghouse, ITW, and Dun & Bradstreet.


    Jeff Chien, Founder and Vice President of Analytic Optimization

    Role at peekIQ
    As the VP of Analytic Optimization, Jeff Chien is responsible for development of the Insight Acceleration and Artificial Intelligence (AI) optimization technical strategy and ecosystem. He is the inventor of the Insight Acceleration method and AI optimization patents. Jeff forged these proven methods solving national security challenges a decade ahead of innovations in private sector.

    Experience
    Prior to building peekIQ, Jeff consistently identified emerging innovations and the leaders before their respective surges. At Netapp, managed the analytics for Big Data, he was part of the Healthcare and Federal teams. Jeff uniquely was given the opportunity to evaluate a comprehensive suite of Big Data Analytic tools, technologies, services and methodologies leading to the development of the industry leading portfolio of capabilities and offerings. Earlier in his career, Jeff held technical consulting and data engineering positions at Dell, Intel and 3COM. At Dell, Jeff developed industry specific analytics and AI solutions for many verticals including Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Financial, insurance and Communications. Jeff’s passion for data and analytics started at an early age. His mother was a computer programmer for Bell and Howell. Jeff’s father was a Peabody Award winning investigative journalist and inducted into the
    Journalism Hall of Fame. He fostered the passion for actionable insight at an early age.

    Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link  You must register by 6/3 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 6/1 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 6/2, check your spam folder.  If it is not there, send an email to paul.dittmann@aitpchicago.com and he will email you the link.

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    • Mon, June 07, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Wed, June 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virual


    RESEARCH LABORATORY 2021 A new kind of Agile Conference June 7-9, 2021 Imagine a different kind of conference: A conference where the challenges you face are real and immediate. Where the skills you learn are instantly applicable to address those challenges. Where you get hands-on experience applying those skills in real-world situations. Where you get to work with a team of experienced professionals. Where the solutions you provide are tried, tested, and you can see the actual results. Imagine that you were able to gather real data and draw conclusions about the effectiveness of the proposed solutions, then share those findings with the world. Imagine no longer. It's here, and you're invited

    Three half-day sessions June 7-9, 2021,  8am – 1pm  CDT

    For More Information and to Register:   Click Here

    • 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?

    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.

    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 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.

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