Members Only Summer Social at Wrigley Rooftops
Aug
25
12:20 PM12:20

Members Only Summer Social at Wrigley Rooftops

Enjoy a great Sunday afternoon with your fellow SIM members and guests while watching the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs take on the Washington Nationals.

Wrigley Rooftops at 1044 W. Waveland offers stadium seating with an exceptional view of the field and city. Network and dine in the large patio and bar area. Doors open one hour before the 1:20 pm game time and close 30 minutes after game – please bring an ID. Wrigley Rooftops is family-friendly with no cost for children under three.

Tickets are $25 per person, but get yours quickly because there are only a limited number of seats available.

Questions? E-mail info@sim-chicago.org or call (312) 750-1200.

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SIM-FEI Joint Event | Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Enabling a Digital Workforce
Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

SIM-FEI Joint Event | Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Enabling a Digital Workforce

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Join your CIO and CFO peers for an exclusive event where you will learn about RPA – an exciting technology that is automating manual processes across industries and functional departments.  RPA adoption is growing at over 40% year over year with a projected annual spend of $2.9b by 2021 (according to recent published reports from Gartner & Forrester respectively).  A recent Deloitte survey indicates that over 53% of companies surveyed report starting their RPA journey with adoption expected to reach 72% by 2020. 

Hosted by SIM Chicago and FEI Chicago, this unique event will include an overview of RPA by Ashling Partners followed by a case study by Rich Tarapchak, Corporate Controller of Reynold’s Group Holdings.  Learn what RPA is / is not, how to leverage it within your organization, how it fits into your Intelligent Automation strategy, its benefits, potential use cases and pitfalls while gaining practical insight into how to get started and scale up from a leading integrator and a distinguished business practitioner.

 Join us for this exclusive event at a premier venue to network with your peers and learn about this transformative technology.  If you are a CIO, we encourage you to bring your CFO/Finance Executives as guests and likewise if you are a CFO, bring your CIO/IT Executives. 

 This is an event you will not want to miss!

 Agenda:

Cocktails and networking 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Welcome/Introductions and dinner 6:00pm - 6:45pm
RPA presentations 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Q&A and wrap up 7:45pm - 8:00pm


About the Presenters…


Marshall Sied  Managing Director,  Ashling Partners Client Engagement & Growth

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Managing Director,
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Client Engagement & Growth

Marshall Sied has 15 years of experience in helping organizations use technology to improve business performance and promote positive, innovative changes to their workforce.  He is the co-founder of Ashling Partners, a technology-enabled services firm that drives efficiency gains and business process improvement through Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning, and targeted Artificial Intelligence.

 Prior to Ashling Partners, Marshall spent time at Gartner working across strategy and advisory services to help Fortune 150 clients achieve digital ambitions thru strategic planning, emerging technology and new operating models.

 Marshall has a BA in Business & Marketing from Michigan State University.  He has completed a number of certifications in RPA, Big Data, Microsoft technology stack, and data storage.  Marshall is a board member of the Illinois Technology Association’s AI Council, and has written several documents on the impact of Digital Workforce on the Future of Work.  He is co-author of the ‘New API: Advanced Process Intelligence’ framework and has spoken at several industry events focused on Robotic Process Automation, Intelligent Automation, and the Future of Work in the era of ML and AI.


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Don Sweeney 

Managing Director,
Ashling Partners

Delivery & Operations

Don Sweeney has 25 years of process reengineering and process automation experience and is the co-founder of Ashling Partners, a technology-enabled services firm that drives efficiency gains and business process improvement through Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning, and targeted Artificial Intelligence.

 Prior to Ashling Partners, Don founded a company focused on business process optimization, ERP, CRM, BPM, HCM and Analytics.  He also served in various roles at Andersen Consulting and PeopleSoft.

 Don has a BA in Economics from The University of Michigan.  He has completed a number of certifications in Business Process Mapping, Project Management, RPA, and ERP Platforms and has has written several articles on process automation and the Future of Work. He has spoken at numerous conferences and academia summits on finance processes and applications, process automation, Artificial Intelligence and symposiums on venture capital for technology organizations.

 


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Rich Tarapchak

Corporate Controller,
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

 

Richard C. Tarapchak, is Corporate Controller of Reynolds Group Holdings Limited, a $11 billion leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products. Reynolds Group is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Rich previously served as Chief Financial Officer of National Material L.P., a $1.3 billion privately held steel service and aluminum extrusion manufacturer. Prior to that, he served a number of positions at Navistar International Corporation: as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2010 to 2014; as Vice President - Strategic Initiatives from 2008 to 2010; and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Truck Group of Navistar, Inc. from 2005 to 2008.

Mr. Tarapchak is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds an MBA degree in Finance and Accounting from The Ohio State University and a BA from Wittenberg University.

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CIO Roundtable (by invitation)
Mar
5
7:00 AM07:00

CIO Roundtable (by invitation)

Communication and Collaboration

With the constant change in technology, enhancing communication and collaboration with your internal and external partners is critical to driving business value.

SIM –Chicago CIOs - Join our discussion leaders and your peers for this invite-only event to discuss how others are leveraging these changes in technology to transform business relationships and how their organization’s work.

Discussion Leaders
Hunter Muller - Hunter Muller Group
Harry Mosley - CIO Zoom

Agenda:
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Networking and breakfast
7:30 AM - 7:40 AM - Welcome and Introductions
7:40 AM - 8:30 AM - Roundtable discussion
8:50 AM - Adjourn to HMG Event

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SIM Innovation Discussion
Feb
19
5:30 PM17:30

SIM Innovation Discussion

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Winning vs 'Failing' in Innovation Design

Not unlike what we do in IT system design & software acquisition, requirements often change from original intent to final product. Results often differ significantly from our original plans.

Hear from some Chicago Innovation Award winners about their path from original idea to their winning solution.

Panelists include:

Lisa Carrel, Co-Founder & CEO Proxfinity
    Chicago Innovation Up & Comer Award Winner 2016

Brian Krause, VP Global Marketing & Communications, Molex
    Chicago Innovation Award Winner 2018, 2014, 2010, 2008 

Sid Bala, President & CEO, alligatortek
     Chicago Innovation Award Winner 2016, 2014

Kris Hammond, Co-Founder, Narrative Science
    Chicago Innovation Award Winner 2017, 2011

This panel will be moderated by Ellen Barry, Principal - EBarry Group.  

We hope you can join us for this members only event. The cost is $25 and includes an assortment of appetizers. A cash bar will be available. 


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SIM Chicago Winter Social and Member Appreciation
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

SIM Chicago Winter Social and Member Appreciation

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Don’t miss out on a fun and relaxing evening – catching up with old friends and making new ones for the year!  We look forward to seeing you on January 10th.

No cost to attend, members only.  Members may bring one guest.

What to expect

  • Funky warehouse district showcase for pop artists like Peter Mars & other modern artists plus catered buffet and open bar (beer, wine)

  • Great socializing and networking opportunity at a fantastic venue

    • SIM appreciation to Chicago’s Arts and Business Council (ABC)


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Breakfast Discussion
Dec
13
7:00 AM07:00

Breakfast Discussion

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Speaker: John, Phillips, Sr VP CIO Briggs Healthcare & COO Briggs Homecare

Please join SIM Chicago and John Phillips, SVP CIO Briggs Healthcare/COO Briggs Homecare, on December 13th for breakfast and a great discussion at the Clubhouse in Oakbrook.

Cloud & Cancer – A Tale of Two Transformations

In 2012, Briggs Healthcare was experiencing the pain of an aging IT infrastructure. Its total cost of IT was way outside the industry benchmarks for its business category and the rigidity of the environment was preventing the business from creating any sort of a competitive advantage in an industry that requires speed to market and the ability to pivot on a dime. John envisioned, researched, defined, and championed a radical change to Briggs’ technology platforms with one outcome in mind: - MOVE EVERYTHING TO THE CLOUD. Hence a new, professional journey of transformation began.

Five years later and near the end of the cloud project, John was diagnosed with HPV+ throat cancer after a small, painless lump appeared on his neck. As he had done before with Briggs, John envisioned, researched, defined and championed his own treatment path with one outcome in mind – TOTAL CURE. Hence, a new, personal journey of transformation began.

This is a tale of two transformations and John will outline, in great detail how his approaches to these professional and personal transformations were remarkably similar in nature with each requiring persistence, perseverance, and never losing sight of the end goal even when the journey throws unexpected and never-ending twists and turns. Expect this to be one of the most open and brutally honest presentations you will ever hear.


Agenda

7:00 am – 8:00 am Networking

8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am – 9:15 am Speaker Presentation and Discussion

9:15 am – 9:20 am Closing remarks

Member Cost - $35 per SIM member.  Includes breakfast

Guest Cost - $45 per non SIM member. Includes breakfast


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Speaker Bio: John Phillips is an information technology executive with over 35 years of professional experience at publicly traded and privately held companies. John is currently an Executive Vice President and the Chief Information Officer at Briggs Healthcare. John is also the Chief Operating Officer for Briggs Homecare, the fastest growing business segment at Briggs. At Briggs Healthcare John has served in a number of executive capacities including Supply Chain Management, Distribution, Logistics, General Facilities Management, Customer Service, Quality Control, and Regulatory Affairs where John guided the enterprise through its first ISO certification. Most recently John envisioned and completely transformed Briggs Healthcare to a 100% cloud-based infrastructure over a 7-year period.

Previous positions include the CIO of Uline in Waukegan, Illinois, the Corporate Director (CIO) of Information Technology & Services at Trinity Industries in Dallas, Texas, the CIO of a US Freightway’s reverse logistics subsidiary in Dallas, Texas, the Director (CIO) of Management Information Systems for PrimeSource Building Products in Carrollton, Texas, and progression through several levels of management at Frito-Lay and Texas Instruments.

John has a Master of Arts degree in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology.

John is active in several professional societies and organizations, and is a former President, Chairman, and Trustee for the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) having held similar Board positions for the Dallas-Fort Worth SIM Chapter. John has been recognized by both local and national SIM organizations as the Dallas-Forth Worth CIO of the Year and as SIM International’s IT Leader of the Year.

John has published articles in Handheld PC Magazine and Internet Week, and has been a featured speaker at many industry events including the Micro Focus International Users Conference, Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference, Gartner’s regional client briefings, SIM’s Regional Leadership Forums, Evanta’s CIO Executive Summit, and HMG’s CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

An avid fitness enthusiast, John routinely exercises 11 to 15 times per week including aerobic conditioning and strength training. John is also a guitarist and the manager of a cover band by the name of FlashDrive (www.flashdriveband.com).


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SIM Chicago Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

SIM Chicago Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

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Please join your fellow SIM members as we support SIM’s philanthropy mission- a member give back event at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018. SIM members and their guests will meet to volunteer two hours of their time working at a major food bank in Schaumburg.

The event is an easy way for you to volunteer your time to a wonderful organization that helps the fight against hunger for malnourished children. Taking place just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, the SIM give back event is a great way to share our blessings and gather with other IT leaders to work shoulder to shoulder for a worthy cause. SIM members are encouraged to invite their teams to participate as a team building exercise.

After completing our work shift at Feed My Starving Children, the SIM group will gather for networking at Granite City Brewery in Schaumburg (optional).

Learn more about Feed My Starving Children here.

We look forward to your participation in this fun and meaningful event.  Let’s make this volunteer event a success.

Agenda

5:30 pm - Informal networking prior to 6 pm shift start

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Food Bank volunteer tasks and team building

7:30 pm – Adjourn at FMSC; gather at Granite City Brewery (optional)

 
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SIM Fall Gala 2018
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

SIM Fall Gala 2018

Keynote Speaker:  Michael S Rogers, Admiral US Navy (retired),  former Commander US Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency

Keynote Speaker: Michael S Rogers, Admiral US Navy (retired), former Commander US Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency

An Evening with Mike Rogers, retired Admiral, US Navy - a renowned Technology Leader & Innovator

CIOs and Senior Technology Leaders have an ever-challenging job balancing leadership issues, team building efforts, talent retention, Board interaction, data and infrastructure security, and many other demands while promoting innovation and transformation. Truly a daunting job!

SIM-Chicago offers an evening discussion with an individual who can give us insights into addressing some of these difficult challenges and opportunities.

Mike will share lessons learned from his 37 years of technical leadership roles including, most recently, as head of the National Security Agency - a global intelligence and IT organization employing several tens of thousands of military and civilian personnel, leveraging a large number of associated contractors, and operating under a multi-billion dollar budget.

Mike Rogers retired from the U.S. Navy in June 2018 after 37 years of naval service rising to the rank of four-star admiral. He culminated his career with a four-year tour as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency. Admiral Rogers is a graduate of Auburn University and also holds a Master’s of Science in National Security. He is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is an MIT Seminar XXI fellow and a Harvard Senior Executive and National Security alum.

During his service in uniform, ADM Rogers held positions afloat and ashore around the globe focusing on cyber, intelligence, maritime operations and national security. His joint service was extensive including duty with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Indo Pacific Command. Admiral Rogers commanded at the unit, Fleet and service component levels in the Navy.

Mike is currently supporting various companies in the private sector, speaking to business groups and working internationally in the cyber and national security arenas.

You don’t want to miss this fantastic speaker. Mark your calendars and register today!


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CIO Roundtable
Sep
28
7:30 AM07:30

CIO Roundtable

CIO's - How is your role as CIO rapidly evolving towards leading business transformation that drives tangible customer value?

With  rapid changes in technology, the role of CIO is evolving from a solution provider to a business leader. As an IT Executive, how is your role evolving within your organization to help drive customer value. 

Join our distinguished group of Executive Discussion Leaders and CIO of the Year nominees who will share their experiences and insights into the rapidly evolving role of CIO's and how this years' nominees helped drive customer value.

Discussion Leads: 

  • Ophir Trigalo - CIO @ IIT - CIO of the year winner
  • Dean Haacker -CTO @ CIBC - CIO of the year nominee
  • Simona Rollinson - CIO @ Clayco and Former CIO Cook County - CIO of the year nominee
  • Joe Cannella - CIO Tempel - CIO of the year nominee
  • Keith Onchuck, CIO, Ozinga Bros., Inc. - CIO of the year nominee  

This is an exclusive event attended by CIO's only.  You will not want to miss it!  

Agenda

7:30 - 8:00 AM Networking and breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM - Welcome and Introductions by SIM Chicago
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM - Opening remarks by Discussion Leads
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Roundtable discussion
10:00 AM Adjourn

A tour of The Connectory will be available immediately following the event.

Note:  This is an exclusive event for SIM Members who are CIOs or organizational equivalents.  Space will be limited and reserved for those directly invited.  Invitations are not transferable


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SIM Golf Outing
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

SIM Golf Outing

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It's time to register for SIM Chicago's annual golf outing benefiting i.c.stars. On July 30th, we will once again be teeing off at the fantastic White Eagle Country Club in Naperville.

Save the date and register today.  Four reasons why you shouldn't miss this event:

  1. It strengthens your network. 192 senior IT thought leaders will spend the day away from the office, building strong bonds without worrying about the latest security threat or board initiative. There are very few networking events that offer the same opportunity quickly build in-depth relationships.
  2. It's FUN! You do not have to be a professional golfer, or much of a golfer at all as the event is a scramble. Make a key putt or two and you can be the hero of your team. Plus, you can enjoy all of the festivities from morning contests, to lunch, golf, activities on the holes, a wrap-up dinner and raffle with fabulous prizes.
  3. It's FREE! You get 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, drinks, and giveaway items all for free! Now, it is a benefit to i.c.stars, so please show your generosity by making a donation and buying raffle tickets to support to this fantastic cause!
  4. It benefits i.c.stars. Through the generous donations of our sponsors and the individual contributions of our golfers, SIM Chicago raised over $40 THOUSAND each of the last 3 years to help i.c.stars in its goal to provide opportunities for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology. i.c.stars has a measurable impact on its students, including a 95% initial placement rate and 12 month incomes increasing 6 fold from $9,846 to $57,240!

Sign up NOW and be one of the first to say you will be attending the SIM Chicago Golf Charity Event.  As you can imagine, this event fills up quickly. The value from this event alone is more than your entire SIM membership costs! So take a much needed day away from the office, have some fun with colleagues old and new, and help support a great cause! I know you can swing it! 

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 SIM Summer Social - For Members and a Guest
Jul
8
4:30 PM16:30

SIM Summer Social - For Members and a Guest

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Event timing

4:00 PM - Entrance to the park opens

7:00 PM - Concerts Starts

What to expect

·         Complimentary ticket for you and your guest to see Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang *

·         Catered cookout (4:30 PM – 7:00 PM)

·         Open bar (4:30 PM – 7:00 PM)

·         Great socializing opportunity at a fantastic venue

·         Excellent music!

Don’t miss out on a fun evening!  We look forward to seeing you on July 8th

* Note: Lawn and pavilion seating is available.  Tickets are limited and will be given on a first come – first served basis.

Registered guests can pick up their tickets the day of the event at the will-call window by the Tyler Gate (near the train stop and the west side parking lot).  Tickets will be under the name of the SIM member who registered.  An ID is required for ticket pickup.  

Ravinia gates open at 4:00PM - Our SIM event starts at 4:30PM in the Santa Fe Railroad Tent.


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Executive Club of Chicago/AITP/SIM, CIO of The Year Award
Jun
20
11:15 AM11:15

Executive Club of Chicago/AITP/SIM, CIO of The Year Award

Innovation and Leadership in a Competitive Global Market

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Moderator: Paul A. Laudicina, Chairman, Global Business Policy Council, Partner and Chairman Emeritus, A.T. Kearney

Join us on June 20, when we present The Club’s International Executive of the Year Award to Muhtar Kent, chairman of The Coca-Cola Company. Kent will talk about building a culture of innovation and share leadership lessons from his four-decade Coca-Cola career. As CEO from 2009 until 2017, Kent strengthened and diversified Coke's brand portfolio, reshaped the global franchise bottling system, and helped to create more than $120 billion in shareowner value over ten years.

At this program, we will also present The Club’s CIO of the Year award.

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HMG - CIO Executive Leadership Summit (Partner Event)
May
8
7:00 AM07:00

HMG - CIO Executive Leadership Summit (Partner Event)

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Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success

In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s survival. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted. Because the CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey she or he is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, fuse emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, partner with the C-suite and board of directors, and successfully navigate the business into the future.

The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the 2018 Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit.

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Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

Premier Executive Event: Your Organization and Cyber Crime - What to Do

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Learn from the US Secret Service, Gartner, the State of Illinois, and Dentons’ partner in charge of Cyber-Crime about how your organization should be thinking about Cyber-Crime and what you should be doing about it.

This event is a non-technical discussion about enterprise risk management for C-level executives.  Presented jointly by SIM Chicago and FEI Chicago in an exclusive refined environment, this unique event presents the topic of Cyber-Security from executive-focused perspectives by an exclusive panel of experts not typically found in Chicagoland.  Come and join us for this exclusive event.    

Never has the risk to your company from cybercrime been higher, and never have the stakes been higher.  Companies today run on information, and the ability to manage and secure that information directly affects your company’s brand, its reputation, and its market cap. 
 
Using real-world case studies as examples, you will learn from experts about how your cyber security program fits into your overall corporate risk profile, about current best practices related to effectively managing your cyber risk, about what to do and not do if a cybercrime event occurs, and about new and emerging cyber security trends and regulatory changes that can affect your company. 

WHEN
Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30—8:00pm

WHERE
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

COST:
SIM Members $95
Non Members/Guest $115


Speakers

Todd Daubert    Partner and Chair of Communications and Technology Group Dentons

Todd Daubert

Partner and Chair of Communications and Technology Group
Dentons

John A. Koleno    Special Agent in Charge United States Secret Service – Chicago Field Office

John A. Koleno

Special Agent in Charge
United States Secret Service – Chicago Field Office

Tina LaCroix-Hauri   Co-Founder and President Bradford Garrett Group

Tina LaCroix-Hauri

Co-Founder and President
Bradford Garrett Group

Kirk Lonbom   Acting Secretary Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT)

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Acting Secretary
Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT)

Steve Wenc   VP – Security & Risk Management Gartner

Steve Wenc

VP – Security & Risk Management
Gartner

 

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Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

SIM Chicago Spring Gala

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Advanced registration is closed – a limited number of walk ins can be accommodated at the door.


SIM Chicago Spring Gala - March 29th 2018 starting at 5:30 pm

Leaders in every industry struggle with driving successful transformations. These transformations are complex, riddled with challenges, and consume vast amounts of energy. Despite innovative practices in leadership and management, in the last 15 years these transformations continue at a paltry 30% success rate.

In this engaging talk, Steve Salisbury, a global change and transformation expert for some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises, shares his transformational leadership trifecta – coalition building to eliminate cross-functional dysfunction, enrolling the organization to drive sustainability, and flawless execution - weaving in stories of his rich history leading several types of transformational change.

The results?  You’ll learn how to accelerate change to fuel the growth of your organization and to propel your personal leadership success.


AGENDA 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Networking and appetizers

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner and Announcements

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Keynote speaker

8:30 pm – Adjourn


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Steve Salisbury is a global change and transformation expert for some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises. He sets the change in motion by creating transformational capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. In an industry where change initiatives continue to underperform, Steve holds a remarkable 85% success rate.

Comfortable in culturally diverse settings, Steve has worked to successfully lead transformations in many international companies throughout China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and UK.


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Mar
1
7:30 AM07:30

Invite Only - CIO Breakfast

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Topic:  CIO’s - What's your relationship with your Board?  Want to learn and exchange best practices?

As Information Technologies become the essential drivers of business disruption and growth, the role of the CIO continues to rapidly evolve as a leader of Business Transformation.  As an Executive IT Leader, engaging with your Board of Directors or Owners in a private enterprise is critical to shaping a Technology powered Business Strategy and in establishing the CIO as a catalyst for change.  As the premier network of Senior IT Leaders, the Chicago Society of Information Management (SIM) invites you to save the date of March 1, 2018 from 7:30AM - 10:00AM for our next exclusive CIO breakfast where a panel of CIOs will lead an interactive discussion to share their experiences on Communicating and Engaging with their Board of Directors / Owners!  An agenda will follow shortly.

Discussion Leaders:

 

Tim Theriault

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Timothy J. Theriault is an Independent, Non-Executive Board member for Alliance Data Systems, Wellmark, and Vitamin Shoppe. Prior to Board work, Tim was an Advisor to the Executive Chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. from June 2015 to December of 2016. Prior to his advisor role, he served as executive vice president and global chief information officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance from 2014–2015. He served in leadership positions at Walgreen Company as senior vice president and chief information, innovation and improvement officer from 2012–2014 and as senior vice president and chief information officer from 2009–2012. Additionally, Mr. Theriault worked for Northern Trust Corporation from 1991 to 2009, as president of corporate and institutional services, president of Worldwide Operations and Technology, and Chief Technology Officer; he served as director of end user computing and advanced technologies for S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., from 1989 to 1991. Previously, he served as a board member for the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation and SureScripts, LLC.

 

Frank B. Modruson

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Board member – First Midwest Bancorp & Zebra Technologies

Former Chief Information Officer of Accenture

Mr. Modruson served as the CIO of Accenture from 2003 to 2014. Also, during his 27 years with Accenture, he was a technology leadership partner and client partner.

Mr. Modruson currently serves on the boards of Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), and First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ: FMBI). Previously, Mr. Modruson served on the boards of Landauer (NYSE: LDR), Forsythe Technologies (private ESOP), and also Taleris, a joint venture between Accenture and GE Aviation.

Mr. Modruson chaired the IT Committee at Zebra Technologies and co-chaired the Technology Committee at Forsythe.

Mr. Modruson also advises some of the world’s largest companies on Information Technology strategy, transformations, and program implementations. He participates in NACD director education events and other venues speaking about IT & Cyber Security.

Mr. Modruson is a board member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, and The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company (where he is also a volunteer firefighter).

Mr. Modruson has a BS in Computer Science from Dickinson College and an MS in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University.

 

Jessica Gentile

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Jessica Gentile is a principal based in Heidrick Struggles' Chicago office, and is a member of the Global CEO and Board of Directors Practice as well as the Global Technology & Services Practice.

Jessica focuses on recruiting CEOs and directors for both private and public organizations of all sizes, from start-up to large-cap companies. She actively works with public and private boards in recruiting new directors and also serves as an advisor on major board restructuring and succession projects.

In addition to her board and CEO work, Jessica recruits senior executives across a range of technology sectors, including hardware, software/SaaS and cloud.

Prior to joining Heidrick, Jessica spent several years in industry with EMC Documentum in Pleasanton, California. She began her career with FirstEnergy in Akron, Ohio at the height of industry deregulation.

Education:

Jessica graduated with a BA in political science and history from Mercyhurst College, and she earned her MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Note:  This is an exclusive event for CIOs.  Space will be limited and reserved for those directly invited, i.e. not transferable.


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Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

SIM - Chicago Innovation Awards Partnered Event

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Topic: B2Me: Innovation Gets Personal

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Your business may be B2C, or B2B... but every business should be B2Me. With new technologies come new opportunities for today's innovators to reach people on a personal level. Hear from experts who successfully work the lines between technology and human emotion.

Panel Moderator:

Katy Lynch, Founder and CEO of codeverse

Panelists

Jennifer Fried, CEO, ExplORerSurgical

David Kalt, Founder & CEO, Reverb

David Gustafson, COO, Mattersight 

Blair Lock, Co-Founder and CEO Coapt

Hardik Bhatt, GM of Smart Cities & Transportation, Amazon Web Services

Chris Liang-Vergara, Chief of Learning Innovation, LEAP Innovations

Agenda:  
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Networking with appetizers and complimentary bar
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Announcements and mediated panel discussion
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Networking with dessert and complimentary bar
8:00 pm - Adjourn

SIM Member Cost: 
$35.00 per person includes appetizers, dessert and complimentary bar

Non-Member Cost
$50.00 per person includes appetizers, dessert and complimentary bar


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Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

SIM Chicago Winter Social and Member Appreciation

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With appreciation for your membership, we invite you and a guest to attend our Downtown Winter Social on January 11, 2018. This year's event will be held at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA). Enjoy conversation with your colleagues over food and drinks at a "must visit gallery with some really unique artwork."

LUMA: The Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. The Loyola University Museum of Art reflects the University’s Jesuit identity and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds to explore their faith and spiritual quest.

The Museum interprets and displays the University’s medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque collection, known as the Martin D’Arcy, S.J. Collection, other museum permanent collections, and rotating exhibitions.

At the event, we will be honoring our friends in the community, the  Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC). A&BC is a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains skilled volunteers from Chicago's business sector to assist arts organizations in building and sustaining themselves as institutions. Each year, A&BC brings together more than 300 arts organizations and dedicated volunteers while promoting community growth and vitality through the arts.

Agenda
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Socializing and Art Viewing

Directions to LUMA
LUMA is located in the historic Lewis Towers on the Magnificent Mile, 820 North Michigan Ave

Public Transportation
By CTA Train: Red Line to Chicago Avenue, walk three blocks east to Michigan Avenue, one block north to Pearson Street.

By CTA Bus: #151 (Michigan Avenue and Chicago bus), #66 (Chicago Avenue bus), #36 (State Street bus), #22 (Dearborn Avenue bus). 

Parking
There are several lots and garages near the Loyola Water Tower campus.  You can purchase advanced parking through parking applications like SpotHero and ParkWhiz.

Street parking is also available on most downtown streets.

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Dec
7
7:00 AM07:00

SIM Breakfast with CIO of the Year

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Topic: Game Changer: Digital Transformation with a Customer-Focused Culture

Mobile adoption is influencing every aspect of customer needs and expectations. As this shift occurs, IT must create an ecosystem that continuously delivers an exceptional customer experience, incorporating the latest digital innovations and cognitive technologies.

Customers are looking for extreme convenience, secure transactions, and relevant real-time offers in support of their “always-on” lifestyle. They want personalized interactions that make them feel understood and important. Complexity breeds inefficiency, so to deliver these innovations fast, CIOs must drive simplicity end-to-end, focusing on product features versus projects and streamlining the delivery model.

IT leadership must also mobilize the organization to embrace change – cultural alignment is equally as important as platform modernization. Transforming the IT organization to focus on the customer at its center can be a challenge, but in the end, will create the most rewarding and successful relationships.

Member Cost

$30 per member. Includes breakfast

Guest Cost

$45 per non SIM Chicago member. Includes breakfast

*Must be accompanied by a SIM member and is limited to two visits per program year


Agenda

7:00 am – 8:00 am Networking

8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am – 9:15 am Topic Presentation and Discussion

9:15 am – 9:20 am Closing remarks


About Glenn Schneider, Executive Vice President, CIO and Executive Committee member for Discover Financial Services

Glenn is the 2017 winner of the prestigious CIO of the Year Award from the Executive’s Club of Chicago, SIM, and AITP.  Additionally, he is a winner of the 2017 CIO 100 award and one of Computerworld’s 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leaders

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Glenn Schneider is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, for Discover Financial Services, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Mr. Schneider provides leadership for all application development, advanced analytics, infrastructure support, technology operations and cybersecurity

Prior to his promotion to CIO in December 2008, he was responsible for Application Development, including research, new development, maintenance, and support of all business systems and web applications.  Mr. Schneider holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University with a major in Economics/Computer Science and a minor in Statistics.

He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for a local Youth Services organization and served on the Board of Directors for the Loretto Hospital Foundation for over five years.  Additionally, under his leadership, Discover has been recognized by Computerworld as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT and is a 2017 CIO 100 award winner. Glenn was also honored with the 2017 Executives' Club CIO of the Year award and selected for Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2017.


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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

SIM Chicago Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

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Please join your fellow SIM members as we launch a new initiative to support SIM’s philanthropy mission- a member give back event at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017.  SIM members and their guests will meet to volunteer two hours of their time working at a major food bank in Schaumburg.

The event is an easy way for you to volunteer your time to a wonderful organization that helps the fight against hunger for malnourished children.  Taking place just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, the SIM give back event is a great way to share our blessings and gather with other IT leaders to work shoulder to shoulder for a worthy cause.  SIM members are encouraged to invite their teams to participate as a team building exercise.  The event is also open to family members (ages 5 and up) and like-minded friends with generous hearts.

Learn more about Feed My Starving Children here.  We look forward to your participation in this fun and meaningful event.  Let’s make this volunteer event a success.  Register now!

Agenda

5:30 pm  Informal networking prior to 6 pm shift start

**Please arrive no later than 5:50 pm.  There is no option to participate after 6 pm.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Food Bank volunteer tasks and team building

8:00 pm – Adjourn

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Oct
20
7:30 AM07:30

SIM CIO Breakfast Roundtable

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Beyond the hype, exciting and real advances are being made in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Applied/Machine Learning, IoT, 3D Printing and Robotics.  You don't have to be in a product or manufacturing industry to leverage these technologies in your industry.

As the premier network of Senior IT Leaders, the Chicago Society of Information Management (SIM) invites you to join us at an exclusive invitation only event for CIO's to share their experiences with these technologies and the impact on their industries and businesses.

This event will be held on Friday October 20, 2017 at mHub - Chicago's first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing that fosters connections between local manufacturers, university researchers, and Chicago's entrepreneurial community.  Come and  explore this interesting innovation space in Chicago, and join with our discussion leaders, Jim MacLennan, SVP & CIO IDEX, Michael Kennaugh, VP & CIO - Reinhart Foodservice and Andrew Guzman,  Vice President & CTO for the Americas - HCL to share and learn what Chicagoland CIO's are doing in these spaces - we'll have a broad spectrum of perspectives that are shared along the journey from conception and design, to implementation and impact to a company's business. 

Agenda

7:30-8:00 AM Networking and breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Welcome and Introduction

8:10 AM – 8:30 AM Opening remarks and topics review

8:30AM – 09:45AM CIO Roundtable discussion

10:00 Adjourn

A tour of mHub will be available immediately after the event.

Please Note:  This is an exclusive SIM Chicago event for CIOs.  Space will be limited and reserved for those directly invited.  This invitation is not transferable. 

If you are interested and would like to attend this event send us an email at info@sim-chicago.org.


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Discussion Leader:  Andrew Guzman,  Vice President & CTO for the Americas - HCL

Discussion Leader: Andrew Guzman,  Vice President & CTO for the Americas - HCL

Andrew is Vice President & CTO/Chief Technologist for the Americas GEO region who focuses his team of CTOs on innovation, growth and transformation down to the account level – leading a “One-HCL” strategic roadmap.  With a particular interest in the digitalization of business, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Next-Gen ITO, Andrew is driving the creation of innovative new solutions that bring real business value and solve the most complex business challenges.

Prior to HCL, Andrew was CIO/CTO/Chief Architect at HP, EVP of IT at Citigroup, and a Naval Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy. 


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Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

SIM After Work Networking Bash at Chicago’s Nerdery

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SIM invites you and a guest to attend a great after hours networking event at the Nerdery in the West Loop on October 5th.  Enjoy conversation with your colleagues over drinks at a truly unique Chicago site for innovation.


The Nerdery is a hivemind of software engineers, strategists, human-centered designers and problem solvers who push boundaries to create digital products and services that better people’s lives and drive business outcomes. 

The company's facility in the West Loop was created as an innovation hub for talented digital craftsmen (and women), with unique work spaces and interactive exhibits that foster collaboration between designers and engineers, while providing inspiration and creativity across disciplines.

This mix of creativity and character make The Nerdery’s environment naturally conducive to networking, sharing ideas and learning from other minds in the industry, with a dedicated space for gathering as an intimate group as well as smaller areas for more personal introductions. "

Registration

SIM members and a guest for only $20 per person.  Includes drinks and more

Agenda

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm   Networking and Drinks

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm   Buffet Style Dinner and Socializing

6:30 pm – 6:50 pm   Welcoming Remarks and Nerdery Introductions

6:50 pm – 8:00 pm   Continue the Conversation in a Unique Environment

Convenient Location

The Nerdery is on Van Buren, between Racine and Halsted.  The site is a short cab ride from downtown and is located near a Blue line stop (Halsted) as well as local bus stops (126 Jackson and 8 Halsted).  For those driving, the Nerdery is just off the Ike, with available parking nearby. 

Parking

Free parking is available 1 block away in the open Walsh Parking Lot on VanBuren and Morgan.  Paid parking ($7) is available next door at Landmark West Loop Garage, 1035 W VanBuren.

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Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

2017 SIM Chicago Fall Gala

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Topic: Think Like A Champion

Jim Fannin coaches champions. For 43-years he has helped over 2000 clients set personal, team and world records. “Jim Fannin knows the Zone! He helped me reach the Hall of Fame. I owe everything to Jim,” says former Chicago White Sox MVP Frank Thomas.

The champions Jim coaches think differently than everyone else. They think less and produce more. In fact, when two people have the same experience and talent, it is thinking like a champion that becomes the difference maker.

With masterful storytelling, proprietary knowledge and decades of experience of coaching the world’s best performers, Mr. Fannin will reveal the five intangibles all champions possess. They are Self-discipline, Concentration, Optimism, Relaxation and Enjoyment. Once these markers are balanced, the peak performance mindset called the Zone arrives. It is here that records are broken and dreams come true.

The Zone is NOT limited to superstar athletes. In fact, you will leave our September 21, 2017 event thinking like a champion with proven, concrete tools and techniques to insure these champion qualities are maximized.


Agenda

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Networking and appetizers

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner and Announcements

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Keynote speaker

8:30 pm – Adjourn


Early Registration - Ends on September 7th , 2017 at midnight
$55 SIM member / $85 guest

Regular Registration -Ends on September 20th , 2017 at midnight
$65 SIM member / $100 guest


Sponsor this year's SIM Chicago Fall Gala

Speaker Sponsor (1 available)    $4,500.00
Beverage Sponsor (1 available)    $3,500.00 - SOLD
Appetizer Sponsor (1 available)    $2,000.00
Grand Prize Sponsor (1 available)    $2,000.00
Door Prize Sponsor (1 available)    $1,750.00
Parking Sponsor (1 available)    $1,000.00 - SOLD
Premier Table Sponsor (8 available)    $1,000.00
Table Sponsor (8 available)    $500.00
 


About Jim Fannin

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Jim Fannin is America’s ZoneCoach®, coaching more champions in sports, business and life than anyone on earth for over 40 years. As one of the world’s foremost thought leaders, he is more than a life, business or sports coach. He is a "change your life" coach. With the ONLY proven blueprint for attracting the Zone mindset, Jim has helped transform millions of people's lives by providing proven tools and techniques to create simplicity, balance and abundance.

In 1974 Jim Fannin discovered five markers for “thinking like a champion” and attracting the peak performance mindset called the Zone in all aspects of life, business and sports. They are Self-discipline, Concentration, Optimism, Relaxation and Enjoyment. Collectively they form the acronym S.C.O.R.E.®, which is the cornerstone of Jim’s teaching that unlocks one’s full potential.

With proprietary research on intuition, visualization and self-awareness, Jim customized his S.C.O.R.E® Success System with its powerful 90-Second RuleTM tools and techniques for the world’s elite athletes, top executives, business owners, couples, parents and students.

Mr. Fannin is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, premier platform speaker, life strategist, former professional tennis player and coach, educator, business consultant, columnist, blogger, peak performance coach and philanthropist.


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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Leading in the Age of Innovation: SIM Chicago September 7th

In the age of IoT, self-driving cars, digitized platforms and artificial intelligence, what are the secrets to innovation leadership?   Hear from a panel of IT and business leaders from CDW, Bosch Connectory, Middleby, and Dais Technology as they share insights from their innovation journeys.  Spend an unique evening in the Connectory networking with your SIM colleagues as we kick off the 2017-2018 program year over appetizers and complimentary beverages (beer/wine).

Moderator – Rob McGillen (Founder Practically Digital, former Global CIO Grant Thornton)

Panelists:

  • Dennis Boecker (VP Innovation Bosch)
  • Jim Mitchel (VP Mktg CDW)
  • Jason Kolb (Founder Dais Technology, former CTO Uptake)
  • Roman Dumiak (Director Innovation Allstate)

Agenda

6:00 - 6:45pm     Networking and Appetizers

6:45 – 7:00pm    Announcements and Intro to the Connectory

6:50 - 8:00pm     Panel Discussion

8:00pm                Adjourn


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SIM Summer Social
Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

SIM Summer Social

For SIM Members and their guests

What to expect

  • Complimentary ticket for you and your guest to see Santana*
  • Catered cookout (5:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
  • Open bar (5:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
  • Great socializing opportunity at a fantastic venue
  • Excellent music!

Don’t miss out on a fun evening!  We look forward to seeing you on August 12th

* Note: Lawn and pavilion seating is available.  Tickets are limited and will be given on a first come – first served basis.

Dress Code

Ravinia attire

Event timing

5:00 PM - Entrance to the park opens

7:30 PM - Concerts Starts

Registered guests can pick up their tickets the day of the event at the will-call window by the Tyler Gate (near the train stop and the west side parking lot).  Tickets will be under the name of the SIM member who registered.  An ID is required for ticket pickup.  

Ravinia gates open at 5:00PM - Our SIM event starts at 5:00PM in the Santa Fe Railroad Tent.


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SIM Chicago's 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing
Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

SIM Chicago's 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Fore!

It's time to register for SIM Chicago's annual golf outing benefiting i.c.stars. On July 31st, we will once again be teeing off at the fantastic White Eagle Country Club in Naperville.

Here are four reasons you MUST sign up now!

  1. It benefits i.c.stars. Through the generous donations of our sponsors and the individual contributions of our golfers, SIM Chicago raised over $40 THOUSAND each of the last 3 years to help i.c.stars in its goal to provide opportunities for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology. i.c.stars has a measurable impact on its students, including a 95% initial placement rate and 12 month incomes increasing 6 fold from $9,846 to $57,240!
  2. It strengthens your network. 192 senior IT thought leaders will spend the day away from the office, building strong bonds without worrying about the latest security threat or board initiative. There are very few networking events that offer the same opportunity quickly build in-depth relationships.
  3. It's FUN! You do not have to be a professional golfer, or much of a golfer at all as the event is a scramble. Make a key putt or two and you can be the hero of your team. Plus, you can enjoy all of the festivities from morning contests, to lunch, golf, activities on the holes, a wrap-up dinner and raffle with fabulous prizes.
  4. It's FREE! You get 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, drinks, and giveaway items all for free! Now, it is a benefit to i.c.stars, so please show your generosity by making a donation and buying raffle tickets to support to this fantastic cause!

But you need to sign up NOW! As you can imagine, this event fills up quickly. The value from this event alone is more than your entire SIM membership costs! So take a much needed day away from the office, have some fun with colleagues old and new, and help support a great cause! I know you can swing it! 


Interested in sponsoring our 11th annual charity golf outing?

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SIM/AITP/ECC ANNUAL CIO OF THE YEAR AWARD
Jun
28
11:15 AM11:15

SIM/AITP/ECC ANNUAL CIO OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Since 1998, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, together with The Association of Information Technology Professionals and Society of Information Management Chicago, has recognized technology leaders with the CIO of the Year Award. Selection considers leadership in driving business value and technological innovation, business partnerships and creating best in class workplace for IT professionals.  The CIO of the Year will be announced at the Executives Club of Chicago’s luncheon on June 28th.

The speaker for this event will be Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Mondelez International who is being recognized at the 2017 International Executive of the Year.  Irene will share her insights on the award and the challenges of operating in a rapidly-changing, global business environment.

Agenda
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Registration & Networking
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Luncheon Program

Note: You do not have to be a member of the Executives Club to register for an event, but you do need to sign up for their invitation list (create an “account”) to purchase online tickets for their events.

Member Cost
$100 per Executives Club of Chicago Member.

Guest Cost
$150 per Executives Club of Chicago Nonmember

Company Tables: $1,200 for Corporate Members, $1,700 for non-Corporate Members

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to register for this program visit: www.ExecutivesClub.org or call: (312) 263-3500

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