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CIPS Saskatchewan Membership Drive Campaign


Strengthen your profession AND you might win a prize!


CIPS Saskatchewan Membership Drive Campaign


Invite one -- or more -- of your IT colleagues (not CIPS members) to one of our upcoming professional development luncheons -- and you might win a fabulous prize! 


From October through December, for every colleague you bring to our monthly luncheons, you will be entered into a contest to win an exciting grand prize. And if that colleague decides to become a member too, we'll enter you both for our grand prize draw.  And at every luncheon, we'll be drawing some fun door prizes too.


Your guest(s) are invited to attend one or all three upcoming luncheons at our member price -- usually a benefit that's exclusive to members.  Simply send your guests' names to -- it's that easy. 



Your participation will not only help to strengthen your own professional association -- the ONLY legislated professional association for IT professionals in our province -- but you and your guests may win a prize too.


A big thank you to our grand prize sponsor:

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To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact or 306-352-1392



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Presenter: Michael Klein, President, CEO, Meshy Communications

Title:        Social Media Marketing

Date:      October 18th, 2011

Venue:    Saskatoon Club, 417 21st St. E. Saskatoon


RSVP:    Friday, October 14, 2011



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CIPS Student Member


Student Non-Member


Corporate Table (8)






No shows and late cancellations* will be invoiced


Presentation Overview

Join Internet marketing and online communications expert Mike Klein for a fun and entertaining discussion about social media. Over the course of lunch Mike will deliver participants with practical knowledge, useful tools, and concrete examples regarding digital marketing and social media best practices.


Speaker Biography

Michael Klein is President & CEO of Meshy Communications,a startup Saskatoon-based company specializing in social media and digital marketing management. In 1993 Mike was introduced to the Internet and he hasn't looked back since. His experience spans over 15 years in communications and marketing where he has worked with some of Saskatchewan's largest corporations, government agencies and post-secondary institutions. Mike holds a B.Comm (Marketing) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Diploma Graphic Design from the University of the Fraser Valley. Mike enjoys speaking at events, connecting with new people and blogging about marketing strategy at



11:30am - 12:00pm   Registration, Networking & Buffet lunch

12:00pm - 12:05pm   Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

12:05pm - 1:00 pm   Presentation

1:00pm -    1:05pm   Comments and Door Prizes



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Presenter:      Rob Belyk, Technical Systems Supervisor, Potash Corporation

Title:            PotashCorp's Data Center Reorganization Project

Date:              Tuesday October 18, 2011

Venue:            Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Lombardy Room


RSVP Date:      Friday, October 14, 2011



CIPS Members




CIPS Student Member


Student Non-Member


Corporate Table (8)






No shows and late cancellations* will be invoiced GST and Service fees are charged at registration.



Presentation Overview:

The PotashCorp's Technical System, IT team embarked on an ambitious project to completely tear down and reorganize the Saskatoon based Data Center The project was almost a year in the planning, with the outage being a full 4 days. The project mainly addressed limited room available for new equipment, but there were also the following areas that needed to be dealt with: Power and Cooling: The UPS capacity had been reached and there was an unbalanced power distribution. There were air flow restrictions from excess and


Speaker Biography:

Rob Belyk has 28 years IT experience, 25 in Technical Systems. His primary responsibilities over that time has been support of the mainframe environment and the evolution into Unix systems. Currently Rob is the supervisor of "Large Systems" Technical Systems group at PotashCorp.



11:30 am         Registration

12:00 noon       Lunch

12:20 pm         Presentation and Questions

1:15 pm           Adjournment



Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter

Seasonal Greens with House Dressing

Grilled Chicken with Sundried Tomato Sauce

Chocolate Mousse

Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee & Specialty & Herbal Teas



Guess who is coming to Horizonfest???  Microsoft will share their vision of the future.   All Fees and Food Compliments of our sponsors. REGISTER TODAY!!!


Horizonfest 2011 offers an opportunity for business and technology owners, managers and decision makers to hear valuable product and solution information while networking with key IT industry leaders. Join us on October 11 at the Ramada Hotel & Convention Center in Regina or on October 13 at the Willows Golf & Country Club in Saskatoon for a free event featuring business solution seminars and manufacturer showcase.

To RSVP and register visit  


Regina October 11, 2011

Presenters: Horizon, IBM, Citrix, Cisco, Ca, HP , and Fortinet


Saskatoon October 13, 2011

Presenters: Horizon, IBM, Citrix, HP, CA, Cisco, Meru Networks and Fortinet

Key Note: Effective Communication - Rhea Rosvold

This seminar will define elements of clear communication, giving and receiving feedback and active listening, taking into consideration how diversity can affect the communication process.


Regina October 11, 2011, The Ramada Hotel and

Saskatoon, October 13, 2011, The Willows Golf and Country Club  

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CIPS Corporate Partners

The following organizations support CIPS' commitment to professionalism, ethics, and high standards for the I.T. professionCIPS thanks all its partners for their contribution. Become a CIPS Corporate Partner Today! - Send an email to

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