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July CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Dean Hartley, I.S.P., ITCP


July 2012 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Dean Hartley, I.S.P., ITCP  

Vice President, IT, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority

About Dean: 

What is your Background?

I became interested in computers when I was in grade ten and the math instructor brought in a RadioShack TSR-80.  Shortly after I convinced my Dad to buy an Apple II computer for his business, and I self taught myself computer programming.  I developed a piece of software for my Dad’s company to print exhibitor nametags at tradeshows.

I enrolled in the Computer Systems: Operations and Management (CSOM) program at Cariboo College (now Thomson Rivers University).  The program was put together by Jack and Brenda Mathews, both with an IT consulting background.  I graduated in 1987 and in 1990 the CSOM program was