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Blog: CIPS Chair Update (Oct 1)

 

Sept 28th - Friday started with IP3 planning meetings, which contained a construction team effort to update the IP3 paper on developing an ICT profession in a country or region. This will be submitted to at least two countries this week, it is surprising how quickly these type of documents need to be submitted for use. The afternoon was spent at the IFIP General Assembly, where Brenda Aynsley FACS CP, Honorary Life Member ACS, Chair of IP3 presented a, well received update, on recent IP3 activities and achievements. http://www.ipthree.org/
 
 Friday evening we had the pleasure of dining at the DJAGO, Indonesian Restaurant in Amsterdam. The food was amazing! See pics.
 
 Sept 29th - My final day in Amsterdam began with the final IP3 board meeting, and the presentation of a executive summary from Akira Shibata, Japan on 'The IPSJ Model for IT Professional Certification'. There was feedback from the IP3 board on approach and timing. Again another productive meeting.
 
 I was then off to the airport for my 16 hour trek back to Canada. KLM airlines is the way to go they provide all the luxuries we used to get on the other airlines like pillows, blankets, headsets, snacks and meals. You can even get wine with your meal for free, which really made my day.
 
 So now that I'm back in Canada I even more so, appreciate the beautiful country and I can't wait to prepare a formal presentation on the clear messages coming form the Global IT community.
 
 I was so happy to be home I got up at 6:30am to enjoy every minute of my Sunday at home. Here is a picture of the beautiful prairie sunrise off our back deck in Saskatoon, SK. 
 

 

Sincerely,

Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP

Chair, CIPS National Board

 

 
   

Sept 25 - It is now 10:30pm Amsterdam time and we've had another great day of presentations.  Many of you would have been interested in the presentation on Flash Crashes, Trading Algorithms and Systemtic Risk by Philip Treleaven, Professor of Computer Science, London University.   The main messages was the research is unable to predict the markets and determine why they do what they do.  The PHD work is concentrating on systematic risk modeling and determining what regulations can be put in place to reduce the instability (ie. placing a charge per transaction, time minimum on stock trades etc). So far all the models seem to make the instability worse?

Another great session was on Skills and practices for a successful Innovator. The theories and teaching on how to innovate is a more mature science that I knew.  Peter Denning, Naval Postgraduate School, USA and Alain Chesnais, Past President ACM Canada, had interesting presentations on how innovation teams are built and some of the amazing technologies coming out of the teams.  Such as the product which was sold to Adobe called Scene 7 Image Server, which you can zoom in and out on an object and get extreme detail when buying the product, you can change color of a jacket you are shopping for etc. all computer generated images. The message from this session was never say it can't be done.

Also I'm adjusting to always shoulder checking when I walk and never wander into the bike lanes.  99% of commuters ride bicycles, see the pics.  Bikes and scooters are as plentiful as cars and trams.  Pedestrians beware!

 
Pics:
 

Check out these links:  http://www.wcc-2012.org/  ,  http://www.ipthree.org/              

 

Sincerely,

Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP

Chair, CIPS National Board

 

 

 
   

Sept 25 - It is now 10:30pm Amsterdam time and we've had another great day of presentations.  Many of you would have been interested in the presentation on Flash Crashes, Trading Algorithms and Systemtic Risk by Philip Treleaven, Professor of Computer Science, London University.   The main messages was the research is unable to predict the markets and determine why they do what they do.  The PHD work is concentrating on systematic risk modeling and determining what regulations can be put in place to reduce the instability (ie. placing a charge per transaction, time minimum on stock trades etc). So far all the models seem to make the instability worse?

Another great session was on Skills and practices for a successful Innovator. The theories and teaching on how to innovate is a more mature science that I knew.  Peter Denning, Naval Postgraduate School, USA and Alain Chesnais, Past President ACM Canada, had interesting presentations on how innovation teams are built and some of the amazing technologies coming out of the teams.  Such as the product which was sold to Adobe called Scene 7 Image Server, which you can zoom in and out on an object and get extreme detail when buying the product, you can change color of a jacket you are shopping for etc. all computer generated images. The message from this session was never say it can't be done.

Also I'm adjusting to always shoulder checking when I walk and never wander into the bike lanes.  99% of commuters ride bicycles, see the pics.  Bikes and scooters are as plentiful as cars and trams.  Pedestrians beware!

 
Pics:
 

Check out these links:  http://www.wcc-2012.org/  ,  http://www.ipthree.org/              

 

Sincerely,

Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP

Chair, CIPS National Board