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Connecting you to News Affecting CIPS and the IT Profession I June 5th, 2019

Happy World Environment Day! The ERA will pickup unwanted electronics from CIPS Members for FREE if you book between June 5-12!
CIPS BC Victoria June 25th Event: “The Top Technology Trends of 2019”
Tuesday June 25th 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Arrivals from 11:45 am

The Union Club of BC, 805 Gordon St. – Begbie Room, Victoria, BC
(Please use the Humboldt St. entrance)

“The Top Technology Trends of 2019”

Dan Guna, Executive Partner

Executives’ Programs, The Gartner Group

 As an IT leader, you’re continually seeking opportunities that support business innovation. Of course, at the same time, you’re evaluating the business impact of a host of highly disruptive technology trends.

The way we experience a digitally enabled world is changing. In the next 5 years, A.I. will be driving a new level of automation: in every software, service, physical asset. A.I. frees us all for more creative activities. Call this ‘the intelligent digital mesh’. Future solutions, driven by A.I., will open up a new era for digital business. So… if you’re not a disruptor in our rapidly changing digital landscape, someone else will be trying to steal your future!

June 25th, CIPS members and guests have an extraordinary opportunity to meet Dan Guna, from Gartner’s Executive Programs organization. His presentation will highlight the top technology trends for 2019. See you then. Bring a friend!

CIPS Alberta Calgary June 21st Business Intelligence SIG Meeting
Friday June 21st, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (check-in starts 11:30)

Bankers Hall Auditorium (lower level A/P3), 315 - 8th Ave.S.W. Calgary

Rob Burton, Solution Specialist, Data Sciences

  • A seasoned information technology specialist with 30 years experience delivering innovative solutions
  • Education in Industrial Robotics specializing in process automation systems
  • Diverse industry application of skills with these companies; various provincial governments, Pemberton Energy, Syncrude Canada, WestJet Airlines, Canadian Pacific Railway, TransCanada Pipelines, and IBM (projects include Husky, NAL Resources, Exxon, Goldcorp, Barick Gold, and Teck Resources)

Digital Transformation in Government Conference (Ottawa, June 12-13)
CIPS Ontario has negotiated an arrangement to co-sponsor the following event.

As a result, CIPS members can register for $107.10 by selecting the 'CIPS Member' option, rather than the $266.23 non-member price.

General Topics: Cyber-Security and Privacy; Governance and Enterprise Architecture; Audit and Risk Management, and Government Transformation. Although government IT is the focus, many presentations would be of interest to non-government IT professionals too.

Tickets are available at the following, but are limited in number and may sell out.

Big Data and AI Toronto 2019 is Next Week! (June 12-13)

From solving your data-driven business challenges to helping you navigate the latest Big Data tools, Big Data Toronto is designed to give you a 360 degree view on the industry. With two full days of conference programming, skill-based workshops and product demos, Big Data Toronto is engineered to provide you a comprehensive overview of the latest use cases, the industry’s advancements, and new applications.

Join more than 5,000 attendees, 150 speakers, and 90 exhibiting brands that will help you future-proof your strategies and develop and unbeatable competitive advantage! Let Big Data Toronto be the most productive conference you attend this year.

CIPS Members receive an additional 15% discount off conference passes! Use the Code: CIPS15

For more information or to register visit:

Call for Volunteers: CIPS Education Review Committee
Interested in actively supporting your Professional Society? Looking for a new challenge? CIPS is looking for Certified Members (I.S.P. or ITCP holders) to serve on the CIPS Education Review Committee.

Before starting the review of applications review committee members will virtually attend an orientation session to get familiarized with the review processes and procedures. The monthly time commitment is around 3 hours.

Offering your expertise to ensure the quality of the next generation of your profession is one of the most important contributions you can make.

CIPS Education Review Committee Member Responsibilities Include:
  • Review and assess academic details based on educational transcripts and Canadian equivalency assessments;
  • Prepare detailed findings on the assessment;
  • Report the findings to the Registrar’s Office;
  • Provide clarification and advice to the Certification Council on marginal or rejected applications;
  • Provide advice to the Office of the Registrar on pre-assessments;

  • An active holder of the I.S.P. or ITCP designation, or applying to obtain the I.S.P. or ITCP
  • Education Review Committee members must be active faculty members at either the college Computing Information Systems (or similar) or university Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.I.S. (or similar) level.

How to Apply:
CIPS invites you to submit your  letter of interest  and  resumé  for consideration to join the CIPS Education Review Committee. Please send your letter and resume to
IFIP position paper: "IoT: do we have a choice?"

IFIP has raised a number of questions related to this topic and is looking for comments and further suggestions. 

In particular ideas for following up on the possible actions listed in chapter 5 are solicited. 
IFIP/IP3 David O’Leary Award 2019 - Make a Nomination Today!
This award is named after CIPS member and former CIPS BC President, David O’Leary, who sadly passed last year

IFIP IP3 has named an award in David's memory and wants to acknowledge an individual or organisation that has promoted and demonstrated Professionalism (Professional Practice) in ICT, has worked as an Ethics Evangelist, and/or has made strides in fostering diversity among ICT practitioners.

The winner will receive a cash prize of 1,500 USD, and the individual or organisation’s representative will be funded to travel to IFIP’s General Assembly in Kiev, Ukraine on 12 October 2019, to receive the prize.

The closing date for entries is July 16 2019

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