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Blog: CIPS Chair Update (Oct 9)

 

Oct 9th - I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful turkey meal. I tried potatoe stuffing for the first time and it was superb. Thanks Giving dinner is always a big event in our family and this year it did not disappoint. My brother inlaw (yes I said brother) prepared 2 turkeys, which provided for two types of stuffing, he also prepared homemade cabbage rolls with barley instead of rice, wow it was amazing. Oh ya, my sister also prepared salads, vegatables, home cooked apple pie, and of course pumpkin pie. It makes me happy just to think about it.
 
 Well it's already mid-October so most CIPS Provincial programs will be well underway so I hope all members are taking advantage of events in your area. To see events currently planned go to http://www.cips.ca/events . If you don't see and an event in your area, ORGANIZE ONE! Even if it is just beer and nachos, with a whole lot of networking, just get on it and have some fun. The CIPS National Board will be concentrating on project planning and service delivery. We have lots on the go so you will see a few 'call for volunteers' in the next few months. I hope to hear from you on our monthly Monday open conference call. Also you can always email info@cips.ca if your have questions or suggestions how CIPS can server you better.

 

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

 

 

 
   
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