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Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP Elected New Chair of CIPS

CIPS (Canada’s Association of I.T. Professionals) is pleased to announce that Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP has been elected new Chair of the CIPS National Board. Brenda has shown dedication, commitment, and sustained involvement with CIPS through her work in Saskatchewan, at the National level, and with external related societies. 

Brenda succeeds Trekker Armstrong I.S.P., ITCP, who had been Chair of the CCITP (now known as the National Board) for the last two years. Trekker continues to serve on the National Board as a National Director and continues to prove to be an invaluable asset to CIPS.

Brenda Byers' involvement with CIPS has been long standing, with her first position as VP of the CIPS Saskatoon Section in 1994, when her boss at the time asked her to step in and give back to the IT community.  She has been connected to the CIPS community ever since, previously serving on the National Board as the Saskatchewan Regional Director. Brenda has served in almost every role at the CIPS provincial board level from President to Program Director.  She remains very committed and passionate to what CIPS stands for - Professionalism in the IT Industry.  

A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B. Comm. in Computer Science), during her career, Brenda has developed expertise in the areas of Technical support and management, Program and Project Management, Enterprise Architecture and ITIL process improvement. Brenda is currently employed as the Director of Technical Systems at PotashCorp. The Technical System group's responsibilities include project management, technology architecture, support and maintenance processes, which helps to ensure the effectiveness of the international technical infrastructure and data communication systems for PotashCorp.

Outside of CIPS, Brenda has also taken on the role of Vice-Chairman of the joint venture with IEEE-CS and the Australian Computer Society in developing an international ITBOK.  She is also on the Ethics Committee for FEAPO (Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations) and serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Saskatchewan Mining Association.

Brenda has stated that her primary goals as new Chair of the CIPS National Board are to develop a sustainable financial model for CIPS and to strengthen the communication and governance processes in cooperation with the CIPS Provincial society boards. With Brenda’s accomplishments inside and out of CIPS to date, CIPS will be in very good hands with Brenda’s leadership and experience at the helm.


About CIPS:

CIPS is a professional association of individual IT professionals. Since 1958 CIPS has helped strengthen the Canadian IT industry by establishing standards and sharing best practices for the benefit of individual IT professionals and the sector as a whole. As Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals we represent thousands of members across the country.

CIPS offers Networking opportunities, Certification of IT professionals (I.S.P. and ITCP certifications), Accreditation of IT Post-Secondary programs, a niche IT Job Board, a voice to government, and represents Canadian IT professionals in international forums, encouraging and facilitating on-going professional development and safeguarding the public interest.


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