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CIPS Saskatchewan Nov 6th Regina and Saskatoon Events

Regina Nov 6th Lunch Event:

"Cloud Computing – Fundamentals for Business"

Cloud Computing is a word that means different things to different people. This presentation will describe the cloud concepts in a way that workers, project managers, project sponsors and corporate executives can understand. We will also take a look at the benefits that cloud computing can bring to a business.

Speaker: Daphne Morris, I.S.P.

Daphne Morris is an Enterprise Architect with ISM Canada. Daphne has been in the IT industry for over 32 years. She provides thought leadership to various ISM clients on Enterprise Architecture. She has been working as an IT Architect since 2000. She received her first IT Architect certification in 2007 and holds the 'L3' or 'Thought Leader Certified IT Architect' designation from IBM, in addition to the ‘Distinguished Architect' designation from The Open Group. Daphne has received the ‘Certified Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect' designation from Microsoft. Daphne focuses on facilitating the understanding and integration of business needs, principally in roles involving solutions architecture, solutions integration and enterprise architecture design, helping companies succeed by bridging the gap between the business and technologists, bringing the appropriate solution to meet the business requirements and realize benefits.

Saskatoon Nov 6th Lunch Event:

"Cyber Security and Fraud:
The Intersection Between Cyber Security Controls and Financial Controls"

Given recent fraud events in the news, we take the opportunity to discuss the relative effectiveness and limits of cyber security controls, and how cyber security controls can support general financial controls to prevent fraud.

Speaker: Erik Christensen, Director Cybersecurity and Risk, Horizon 

Erik Christensen has over 27 years of experience in Information Technology. In his 23 years in the private sector Erik has worked in industry, resource mining, energy and transportation & logistics. In the public sector, he has worked with higher education and public healthcare institutions. For the past 15 years, Erik's career has focused solely on cybersecurity and risk in both Information Technology and Industrial settings. Erik Christensen previously sat on the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Network for Saskatchewan.

Atlantic Technology Summit (Nov 20, Halifax)
Early Bird Pricing Ends Oct 15! 
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).

Data & AI Marketing Toronto 2019 (Dec 2-3)
Date: December 2 & 3, 2019
Venue: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King St W, Toronto
Data & AI Marketing Toronto Conference and Expo is for marketers across industry verticals to learn, network and get inspired. The Data Marketing Ecosystem represents the wide diversity of talents and skill sets, working together to achieve data-driven marketing goals. This year, based on feedback from our community and industry trends, we’re launching an AI Marketing component to the event. Learn from AI and machine learning experts on applying these technologies to your marketing endeavors.
Join us for 2 full days of keynotes, case studies and solutions workshops with over 60 exhibiting brands, 35+ exhibitors and 1000+ attendees. Turn your Data into Intelligence!
Registered attendees will attend breakout sessions with speakers from companies including Buzzfeed, Pinterest and Scotiabank. 
CIPS Members Receive a 20% Discount! - CIPS Members are entitled to 20% off full price conference passes with the discount code CIPS20 !

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

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