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Connecting you to News Affecting CIPS and the IT Profession I Sept 27th, 2019

CIPS Congratulates Dr. Brian Wyvill on becoming a CIPS Honorary Fellow
CIPS would like to congratulate Dr. Brian Wyvill on becoming a CIPS Honorary Fellow!

Brian is widely recognized as one of the global leaders in Computer Graphics. He is the Vice-President of ACM SIGGRAPH, author of the book “Implicit Curves and Surfaces” and has contributed to many research papers and symposia.

In addition to teaching and research at the universities of Calgary and Victoria, Brian was granted a Research Fellowship at the Royal College of Art in London, England shortly after receiving his doctorate in computer graphics.

He is currently the Professor and Canada Research Chair in Computer Graphics at the University of Victoria.

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New CIPS Member Benefit: PARK'N FLY
CIPS members now have access to discounted parking at Park'N Fly's 7 facilities across Canada!

2019 CIPS Re-Certification Reminder (I.S.P. and ITCP Holders)
Dear CIPS Certified Members (I.S.P. and ITCP holders),

If you last re-certified in 2016 then your Re-Certification for 2019 is due.

If your re-certification is due please submit the Re-Certification Reporting Form to for the re-certification reporting period of January 1, 2017 To December 31, 2019.

For more info please visit:

CIPS BC Vancouver Oct 2nd Event: “An Eye on Cyber Security”
5:30 networking; presentation 6:00 to 7:00 pm

"An Eye on Cyber Security"

Rob Labbé, Director of Information Security at Vancouver based Teck Resources Limited  has been working in various roles in information security for the past 20 years. The past 6 years at Teck focused on the security of industrial control systems, ensuring safe production trough Teck’s digital transformation.  Prior to his current role at Teck Resources, Rob held progressively senior roles in Microsoft’s internal information security team, and running a successful boutique cyber security consulting company.

In 2017, Rob co-founded the Mining and Metals ISAC, a collaborative community in which threat and incident information is shared in order to improve cyber security of metals and mining companies where he currently serves as chair. In 2017, he was named to CIM Magazine’s 2017 Names to Know and in 2018 was named as one of the top 20 global security and fire influencers by IFSEC.

CIPS BC Victoria Oct 2nd Event:
“Packaged Software Gone Bad – Now What??”
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Arrivals from 11:40 a.m.

“Packaged Software Gone Bad  –  Now What??” 
Speaker: Alec Sharp, Principal, Clariteq Systems Consulting

Packaged software implementations can deliver excellent, even transformational, results. Sometimes… not so much.
Our speaker, Alec Sharp, has seen organisations spend $25M, $100M, $500M, and in the most extreme case, $1B, on selecting and implementing purchased software. And after all that expense, sometimes it simply doesn’t work, or works so poorly the organisation is worse off than before.

When called in to help with “project recovery,” Alec finds the factors leading to these failures are surprisingly consistent, and, always surprising, to the organisation.

There are happy endings too!! Alec will discuss factors that make for extremely successful implementations.

CIPS Saskatchewan Annual General Meeting
Oct 23rd, Saskatoon & Regina

11:30 am - Registration and Buffet Lunch
12:00 pm -  CIPS Saskatchewan Annual General Meeting
 1:00 pm - Event ends 

SecTor 2019 (Oct 9-10, Toronto)
SecTor 2019 will take place in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on October 9 and 10, with our pre-conference trainings and workshops being held on October 7 and 8, 2019.

SecTor is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building in downtown Toronto. The event features Keynotes from the IT industry’s most respected and trusted experts. Speakers are true security professionals with depth of understanding on topics that matter. SecTor is a must attend event for every IT Professional!

CIPS Members receive $100 off Full Conference tickets and receive Free Expo Attendee passes!
  • Full Conference Discount Code: CIPS2019
  • Free Expo Code: CIPS2019expo

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Atlantic Technology Summit (Nov 20, Halifax)
Atlantic Canada’s first general technology conference, designed for the purpose of fostering our regions technology community by bringing globally recognized thought leaders and technology companies together while highlighting key technology innovators within our region.
Key topics and highlights of our conference will include local technology space, global technology trends and challenges, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, retail transformation, technology leadership, vendor challenges, industry awards and more.
Be sure to take advantage of our early bird pricing and reserve your tickets now.
Special pricing is available for students, and members of our industry partner organizations (Digital Nova Scotia, CIPS Nova Scotia and Fusion Halifax).

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