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January CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Margaret Havey

January 2014 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Margaret Havey, I.S.P., ITCP

President, CIPS NS

MARLANT DRMIS (SAP) Support Manager, DND

About Margaret: 

What is your Background?

I’ve been in the field of Information technology for over 25 years, starting out as a small jobs contractor and later becoming sole proprietor of a computer systems support company.  In 1992 I accepted an offer from the Department of National Defence at Halifax to manage their new CADD system, purchased to support electronic design documentation for a new new ship class.  My career in the Department has included systems management; design, implementation, and management of an engineering application; IT management; and IT business analysis.  I am immensely enjoying my latest role as DRMIS (SAP) Support Manager for the Department’s new East Coast Navy DRMIS Centre of Excellence. 


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

I started going to CIPS Bluenose Dinner Meetings because it was an easy way to keep up with changes in IT and it provided opportunities to talk to like-minded individuals on topics of mutual interest.  Eventually I joined, and in 2002 was awarded my I.S.P.  I’ve been involved with the CIPS NS Board a number of times, first as a member-at-large, then as Director Marketing and Communications, and now as President.  Along the way I’ve had many satisfying accomplishments – I was a significant contributor to the revised Code of Ethics (2004), and I’ve produced two CIPS Special Features Pages in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald as well as the first annual IT Professionalism Week newspaper ad listing all CIPS NS members.


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

CIPS has provided me with the opportunity to be part of a professional community, as well as the opportunity to participate in and be governed by a professional structure – something sorely needed in the IT industry.  Over the years I’ve made many valuable connections, and a few long-lasting friendships.  Lately I’ve especially enjoyed meeting members from the other provincial societies while collaborating on CIPS opportunities and challenges.  My volunteer work with CIPS has and continues to provide me with professional development opportunities at various organizational levels.


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