The CIO of the Year Committee and the Chicago Chapters of AITP, ChicagoFirst, InfraGard, ISSA, ISACA and SIM are excited to welcome you back to our first 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 3rd 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 Smith & Wollensky on 8/24 and 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.". To be consistent, this standard will also apply to our Mixer at Smith & Wollensky. 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.
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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.
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