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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
5:30pm - 8:15pm
Chicago Marriott O'Hare

SIM Chicago is excited to announce a new location for the SIM Spring Gala- the beautifully refurbished Chicago Marriott O’Hare. You will experience a more comfortable networking lobby, modern furnishings and a delicious meal prepared by the Marriott culinary team. Come check out our new Gala location and discover what the buzz is about!

SIM Chicago is proud to present Curt Steinhorst as our 2015 Spring Gala speaker. Curt Steinhorst is a Certified-Speaker at The Center for Generational Kinetics, an organization whose founder has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, and The View.

Mark your calendars now for this high profile, high energy evening. Attendee registration and event sponsorship opportunities are now open. We look forward to seeing you on March 10.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Metropolitan Club

The information security landscape is changing rapidly as threats evolve, and become more frequent and complex. A challenge and question facing executives is "What is the right balance of preventive, proactive and reactive activity required to secure an organization while at the same time allowing for simplified access and use for employees, customers and suppliers?" We've asked a panel of CIO's and CISO's from diverse industries to talk with us about experiences their companies have had, the steps their organizations are taking to implement best practices and manage information security risk, and how they present information on their security posture to senior executives and board members.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
5:30pm - 8:15pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy

Today, global advances in Information Technology mean critical growth to the business, and IT leaders are being called into their golden age of strong leadership. For SIRVA CISO and IT front-runner Waqas Akkawi, seizing the moment starts with taking a literal look in the mirror. To be a business leader at the highest level, Akkawi believes he must look and act the part. By exuding confidence, paying attention to details and personally engaging untapped relationships in the business, IT executives and CISOs alike can engender more trust, forge greater partnerships and wield more influence. In this lively session, Akkawi shares the ways his surprising and practical mindset has maximized his leadership potential while adding to the secure growth of SIRVA.