t Meet the 2021 CIO of the Year Semi-Finalists - Zoom Series

SIM Chicago, AITP Chicago and The Executives' Club of Chicago are eager to recognize each of the Semi-Finalists for the 2021 CIO of the Year Awards through our Meet the Candidate Series via Zoom and to allow you to meet the Semi-Finalists in specialized sessions geared towards getting to know them better.  

You can register for any of these events on the SIM-Chicago website: 


Below is the schedule for our upcoming events via Zoom

Wednesday, August 11, 5 - 6:30 pm

   Candidates:  Sean O'Kelly, Chief Technology Officer, Meetings & Events International

                          Chris Heim, Chief Technology Officer, Mesirow Financial

  Moderator:  Bob Kress, Managing Director, Accenture Security, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Global Quality & Risk Officer

Wednesday, August 18, 5 - 6:30 pm 

   Candidates:  Tim Walter, CIO/CISO-SVP, Randa Apparel and Accessories

                           Rob Sarkis, CIO, American Hospital Association

   Moderator:   Julianna Cole, VP Data Services and Information Services, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Wednesday, August 25, 5 - 6:30 pm

   Candidates:  Scott Morgan, VP/CIO, Dearborn Group

                           Kevin Steele, CIO, National Restaurant Association

   Moderator:   Dean Haacker, Founder & President, Highland Grove Partners, 2018 & 2019 CIO of the Year Awards, Finalist

Wednesday, September 1, 5 - 6:30 pm

   Candidates:   Marvin Richardson, SVP & CIO, Health Care Service Corporation

                           Tracey Elmblad, Chief Information & Operating Officer, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

   Moderator:    John Fisher, CEO & Founder, reThinking IT, 2002 CIO of the Year

Wednesday, September 8, 5 - 6:30 pm

   Candidates:   Bill Blount, CIO, benefitexpress

                           Tony Vaden, CIO, ABC Supply Company

   Moderator:    Danielle DuMerer, VP of Technology, Shedd Aquarium, 2019 CIO of the Year 

Wednesday, September 15, 5 - 6:30 pm

   Candidates:    Peeyush Shukla, Chief Technology Officer, Heitman

                            Eddy Wagoner, EVP & CIO, JLL

   Moderator:    Pat Moroney, CIO, Central States Fund, 2004 CIO of the Year

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