AITP Chicago

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    • Mon, May 23, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

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

    TOPIC:  Creating Common Sense: Communicating Assumptions, Constraints, Risks and Issues

    This discussion will focus on the importance of distinguishing assumptions, constraints, risks and issues and provide the stakeholder management strategies associated with each condition.  Many organizations collapse or confuse the four terms, and thus have a difficult time effectively managing the required responses.  More mature organizations are beginning to see the value of effectively managing the definition and communication of project assumptions, constraints, risks and issues across similar projects, and are undertaking efforts to invest the time and personnel to identify common assumptions and proactively respond to those systemic risks critical to the success of the organization’s projects.  Other organizations, however, continue to expend little effort within their project’s initiation and planning phases in identifying and communicating assumptions and constraints, leaving their project teams in a reactive, fire-fighting mode of managing projects when issues arise in the execution phase.  These organizations often have to accept deliverables which don’t meet the performance objectives, in a project already late and over budget. 

    Key Learning Points

    • Understanding the need for precisiom in distinguishing assumptions, constraints, risks and issues with our stakeholders
    • Clarifying roles. authority, responsibility, and accountability in managing the impacts of the above distinctions
    • Using the typical project documents (Business Case, Project Charter, and Project Plan) to solidify agreements and mitigate 'expectation creep"
    • Eligible for 1 Technical PDU as Organizational Meeting (PMI)

      Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link  You must register by 5/23 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 5/21 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 5/22, 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.

      Speaker:  Brad Malone, MA, PMP, President of Twin Star Consulting Company


      Brad has managed numerous large hardware, product development, software integration, and organizational change projects in his 25+ year career.  He develops and instructs training courses in basic and advanced portfolio and project management skills, requirements, risk, estimation, team development, and leadership, and has trained over 25,000 course participants globally.  

      Mr. Malone has authored and taught the Project Management Institute’s best-selling course, Project Management: Competencies and Structure, since its inception and for the past 20 years worldwide; and is a regular presenter at PMI Global Congresses, local PMI Chapter meetings and for AVIXA, NSCA, ISE, ProSource, PSNI, PSA Security, as well as a regular contributor to numerous trade and industry journals. 

      He has directed many portfolio, project and resource management process implementation and improvement efforts for Fortune 1000 corporations globally.  Clients include: Starbucks, GE, P&G, Chase, Siemens, and many mid-size companies.  He leads portfolio and project management maturity audit teams for commercial and government clients, and consults with a wide variety of customers on portfolio / project management culture and process implementation and leadership issues.

      Contact him at  brad@twinstarconsulting.com

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      • Tue, May 31, 2022
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      The CIO of the Year Committee and the Chicago Chapters of AITP, ChicagoFIRST, InfraGard, ISACA, ISSA and SIM are excited to welcome you to our 1st In-Person Mixer of 2022.

      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 11th.  The four events are Private,  intended to support CISO’s and their direct reports, 2022 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 recognize the exceptional talent we have in the Chicago Region, to network with security professionals and to meet the candidates and judges for the 2022 CISO of the Year Program.  Great Food and Drink Too.

      Covid Restrictions for Attendees, if any - We will follow any rules set by the venue.  If appropriate, we will provide details when they become available.

      Click Here to Register

      Prior CISO of the Year Award Winners:

      2021 - CISO of the Year, Ricardo LaFosse, CISO, The Kraft Heinz Company

      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:          

          

                  

                                    

               

                 


           

                   

      • Thu, June 02, 2022
      • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
      • CANCELLED

                         

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

      Topic: Layered Cyber Resilience

      Cancelled - Due to Change in Speaker's Schedule

      With the world moving to the next generation of Digital usage through emerging areas like 5G, Internet of Things and the Metaverse Phenomenon,  information flow and information usage is exponentially increasing.  With that, attacks on the same areas and information are becoming more direct and dense.

      This session is about how Cyber Security can help individuals as well as organizations remain most secured and shielded against these Cyber-attacks

      We will get to know the basics as well as advancements leveraged by mature organizations and how it helps them keep their ecosystem defended through layered cyber resilience, while lesser mature organizations struggle in this aspect and are more prone to get impacted by Cyber-attacks - especially in areas like Hybrid Cloud Security, Identity & Access Management and Zero Trust. 

      NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) serves as one of the best foundation frameworks to structure Cyber Organization Units, and the session will map NIST categories with practical aspects of current and probable market adoption of Cyber Security techniques and technologies.


      • Thu, June 09, 2022
      • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
      • Virtual Online

             

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

      Topic:  The Urgency to Treat Cybersecurity as a Business Decision

      Cybersecurity is not just the worry of CISOs or cybersecurity leaders of a company.  Board level and C-Suite executives care profoundly but, in most cases, don’t understand their organization’s Cyber Risk Program. As the lines blur between business models and the technology that supports them, CISOs need to consider the risks, security priorities, and investments that impact their business outcomes and be able to communicate those considerations in concrete and non-technical terms to critical stakeholders.  This webinar will give insight into how today’s CISO can better do this.

      Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link  You must register by 6/9 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 6/7 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 6/8, 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.

      Speaker:  Arlan McMillan, CSO, Kirland & Ellis LLP

      Arlan McMillan is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kirkland, an international law firm that serves a broad range of clients around the world in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions, litigation, white collar and government disputes, restructurings and intellectual property matters. Office locations include the US, UK, France, Germany, China & Hong Kong.

       As the CSO, Arlan oversees the strategy and delivery of Cyber Security, Physical Security, and Business Continuity Management capabilities firm wide. With over 25 yearsí experience in Information Technology and Security, Arlan has led a number of teams developing and delivering security services for top organizations including United Airlines, the City of Chicago and ABN Amro Bank.

      Prior to joining Kirkland, Arlan was a board member of the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC) and the Transportation Sector Chief for the FBI-InfraGard Chicago region.

      He is currently serving as the Chair for ChicagoFIRST, an Executive Committee member of the CyberSecurity Collaborative, and a is regular contributor on the topics of risk management and executive communications.

      Event Sponsor:

       

      https://www.ostrichcyber-risk.com/

      Analyze Your Posture, Compare Your Surface, Mitigate Your Risk

      • Thu, June 16, 2022
      • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Odyssey, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

      ISSA's 14TH ANNUAL SECURE XIV CRUISE – JUNE 16, 2022

      Date: June 16, 2022 at 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

      Location: Odyssey, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

      Click Here for More Information and to Register!

      Join us on Thursday, June 16 for our 14th SecureX Cruise - called SecureXIV. We're back to the pre-2020 format with a full-day event, including education sessions, panel discussion, breakfast, lunch, and (oh yeah) a fabulous cruise from Chicago's Navy Pier. Program details & Speakers will be announced in May.

      Thanks to ISSA, AITP Chicago Chapters & our Corporate Sponsors, this year's SecureXIV is subsidized and very affordable. We're happy to be back to an all-day, in-person event aboard the Odyssey !!

      We're seeking 2 more speakers & great sponsors - affordable sponsorships are $1,500, $3,000 and $5,000. Please contact communications@issa-chicago for more details.

      *Covid vaccinations are required and masks are requested to board the Odyssey. Once on-board, the policy is more relaxed and we're following local pandemic guidelines.

      Agenda (approximate times)

      7:30am - Check-in

      8:00am - Breakfast

      8:30am - First Presentation

      9:30am - 2nd Presentation

      10:30am - 3rd Presentation

      11:15am Lunch

      12:15pm - Panel Discussion

      1:15pm - Awards, Recognition, and Student Gathering

      1:30pm - End of Educational Programs & Departure for non-cruisers

      1:30pm - Boarding for Afternoon Cruisers

      2 - 5pm - Cocktail Reception - includes wonderful food buffet & open bar

      2:15pm Odyssey Leaves Navy Pier

      5:15pm - Odyssey Returns to navy Pier

      5:30pm - After Party - TBD

      Pricing:

      Member                                     early bird, ends 5/31                    75.00

      Member                                     6/1                                              125.00

      Non-member                             early bird, ends 5/31                  125.00

      Non-member                             6/1                                              175.00

      Student volunteer                     reg by 5/20                                 35.00, volunteering required, professional dev funds available upon request

      Student non volunteer                                                                 75.00

      Student non volunteer                                                                125.00                                     

      In-transition                                                                                    75.00

      In-transition                                                                               125.00

      Veteran                                                                                          35.00, military ID required

      Walk Up (6/16/22)                                                                        150.00

       



      • Tue, June 21, 2022
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      The CIO of the Year Committee and the Chicago Chapters of AITP, ChicagoFIRST, InfraGard, ISACA, ISSA and SIM are excited to welcome you to our 2nd In-Person Mixer of 2022.

      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 11th.  The four events are Private,  intended to support CISO’s and their direct reports, 2022 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 recognize the exceptional talent we have in the Chicago Region, to network with security professionals and to meet the candidates and judges for the 2022 CISO of the Year Program.  Great Food and Drink Too.

      Covid Restrictions for Attendees, if any - We will follow any rules set by the venue.  If appropriate, we will provide details when they become available.

      Click Here to Register

      Prior CISO of the Year Award Winners:

      2021 - CISO of the Year, Ricardo LaFosse, CISO, The Kraft Heinz Company

      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, June 22, 2022
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • IBM at Hyatt Center at 71 South Wacker Drive, Chicago

      Welcome to Our First Post-pandemic In-Person Meeting

      5:30 PM   Network with your peers

      6:00 PM  Panel on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

      7:00 PM  Dinner and More Networking (Details to Follow)

      Topic:   Focus on DEI in Tech and Cybersecurity

      Technology and Cybersecurity are lacking in diversity talent at the entry and senior leadership level across the industry.  This lack of diversity has proved to be problematic as it not only reduces access to high quality careers for the DEI talent pool it also causes decreased outcomes in business.

      We will discuss research demonstrating the impact and importance of diverse teams.  Provide examples of how to attract, train, maintain and develop diverse talent in Technology and Cybersecurity. Share relevant information regarding unconscious and implicit bias and cultural awareness and how to improve DEI programs across teams and organizations

      Click Here to Register


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      Moderator: Lynn Dohm, Executive Director, WiCyS (Women in Cyber Security)

      Panelists:


      Chip Joseph, Sr Manager Global Talent acquisition, The Marketing Store Worldwide

       

      Additional Panelists to Follow

       

      • Tue, July 19, 2022
      • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
      • Virtual Online

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

      TOPIC:  Are You Quantum Ready?

      Quantum Computing is finally close to being a commercial reality — early adopters are already beginning to capture valuable IP and learn how to map quantum to their problems. What do you need to know and how do you start?

      Come learn about the basics of quantum computation, what it might unlock in the future and how it's currently being used at leading companies like Hyundai, Goldman Sachs and more.

      Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link  You must register by 7/19 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 7/17 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 7/18, 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.

      Speaker:  Coleman Collins


      Coleman Collins is a product manager at IonQ, a leading quantum computing hardware company. When he's not working on quantum computing technology, you can find him riding his bike on the lakeshore trail.

      About Company: 

      IonQ was founded in 2015  with funding from the likes of  Amazon Web Services, NEA,  Samsung and Mubadala.  October 1st, 2021, IonQ began trading as IONQ on the New York Stock Exchange, making it the world's first public pure-play quantum computing company.


    Past events

    Thu, May 05, 2022 Unconscious Bias Awareness
    Wed, April 27, 2022 Enhancing Business Effectiveness Through Storytelling
    Tue, April 26, 2022 Global Cyber Security Initiative Conference (GCSI 2022)
    Wed, April 20, 2022 Tackling Data Quality Across an Enterprise
    Wed, March 16, 2022 AITP Chicago's DevSecOps SIG Presents - The 2020 SolarWinds Attacks and Impacts on the Industry
    Thu, March 03, 2022 Understanding Your Customers is Key to Driving Value and Innovation
    Thu, February 24, 2022 Leading in Today's New World
    Wed, February 16, 2022 Panel - The Rise of the vCISO, is it Right for Your Organization?
    Thu, February 03, 2022 ISSA Event - Hybrid Working and Cybersecurity Risk at your Organization
    Wed, January 26, 2022 Data and Analytics: Moving to the Cloud
    Tue, January 11, 2022 “Smart Homes”, “Smart Offices”, “Smart Cities”, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
    Thu, December 02, 2021 Joint ISSA/AITP Holiday Party
    Tue, November 16, 2021 How Agile Are You? - (Agile Leadership)
    Thu, November 04, 2021 Diversity Panel - Engaging Emerging Technical Talent
    Tue, October 26, 2021 Your One Project Methodology Fails All Your Projects
    Mon, October 18, 2021 Digital Identity on the Blockchain
    Tue, October 12, 2021 2021 CISO of the Year Award Breakfast
    Thu, October 07, 2021 A Networking Security Cruise at Navy Pier
    Tue, September 28, 2021 AITP Chicago Meeting on Innovation Elegance
    Thu, September 23, 2021 Announcement of the Finalists - 2021 CIO of the Year Awards
    Wed, September 22, 2021 AITP Chicago AI SIG's Meeting on AI for Improving Customer Service
    Tue, September 21, 2021 4th CISO of the Year Event - In Person - Meet the Candidates
    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
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    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
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