2015 Awards Luncheon with Gregg Gregory

Join us December 3, 2015 for our 2nd Annual Awards Luncheon at Maggiano’s in Schaumburg.  We will be celebrating all the Analyst and Desktop Support Technician nominees for the Chicagoland chapter area for their outstanding service and support over the past year and naming this year’s winners. In addition, keynote speaker Gregg Gregory of Teams Rock will inspire, motivate and awaken attendees to the power of teamwork.

DSOTY                AOTY

2016 Membership Renewal Special




In early 2016, HDI will unveil a brand-new membership model. One that’s simple, streamlined, and boasts an improved set of benefits.

The best part? NOW is your best time to renew! If you’re currently eligible, you can renew your membership at the Professional level for only $295—and make sure you’re among the first to experience the change. That’s a $200 savings when you continue your involvement with a community that can help you:

  • Gain industry knowledge
  • Learn from your peers
  • Excel in your career
  • Improve the maturity of your support organization
  • Acknowledge and celebrate professional achievement
  • Save money on professional and organizational development

Thank you to Conference Speakers & Attendees

DSC00955 CHgo HDI groupThanks goes out to our speakers and everyone who attended, helping make this chapter conference one of the best ever.  Here’s a few networking stats:

  • 98 registrants; 81 attendees
  • 44 different companies represented
  • Countless connections and ideas shared!

In particular, we like to thank our Platinum Sponsors & reps:

  1. Cherwell Software & David Gladstein
  2. Heat Software & Ginny Sweeney
  3. Randstad USA & Denise Brown

Our speakers traveled from South Carolina, Toronto, and Austin, with only Randy being local. Thanks for visiting our city!

Special thanks goes out to Matt Haggerty for organizing such a great speaker line-up and to Heat Software for their sponsorship.  We will post the presentations that we can share in the next few days.  See you next year!

Call for 2015 Nominations







Chicagoland HDI Chapter Schedule
9/15 to 10/23 – Nominations accepted
11/1 to 11/30 – Phone interviews
12/3 – Awards luncheon and keynote speaker

It’s that time of year again!  Why not nominate your best analyst or desktop technician for an HDI award?  It’s a great way to show your appreciation for the work they do.

The Chicagoland HDI chapter has been proud to provide the Midwest Region Analyst of the Year finalist each of the last two years (Johnny Chamboullides, Advocate Health Care and Kaleen McDowell, Accenture).  Let’s make it a threepeat!

As a Support Analyst for over 12 years, I was nominated by my Team Lead for the HDI Analyst of the Year award. After receiving the award, HDI has propelled my career into another direction. Because of this award and HDI, my skills have grown considerably due to the HDI conference experience and various speakers which allowed me to utilize key strategies within my team. This organization has been extremely invaluable to me in parlaying my support analyst skills into a new position in my company. Without HDI’s leadership, knowledge and guidance, and especially the support of the Chicagoland Chapter, I would not have the confidence and invaluable skillset that I do today.
–Kali McDowell

See Analyst of the Year and Desktop Technician of the Year for more information on nomination forms and submission.