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November CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Ron Richard, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P


November 2012 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Ron Richard, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P   

CIPS NL Board member

About Ron: 

What is your Background?

Started as a computer programmer and now I have about 30 years of experience. From writing computer programs at Dalhousie University when attending high school, and from working in the IT industry while involved in continual college, university and other education, I’ve now held positions at most any level, contributed to the development and improvement of best practices, and been involved in projects involving just about any type of IT expertise. There’s more information on LinkedIn, and I welcome connections for anyone who may like to view the full profile or have a chat.  


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

CIPS NS, CIPS National, CIPS NL… when the many related years are combined my involvement has included such things as organizing events and helping with others, chairing certification and other groups and holding various committee and board positions, delivering presentations and sharing ideas and thoughts in writing including through various sites, blogs and so on.  Anyway, while the majority of my involvement relates to CIPS NS, all of my CIPS involvement required the collaboration of others and so for anything I’ve been part of I give full credit and thanks to those who made things possible.


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

I hope my involvement has helped towards increasing positive awareness, consciousness, or energy in relation to the emergence of a formal global IT profession. CIPS has been in existence a long time, and progress continues to be made thanks to many. The positive updates around the IT industry in fact are great to see, and now more than ever there seems to be a real profession. There’s hope for a future that is bright, and ideally progress will continue and significant gains will be made in coming years on route to 2020 or what I like to call perfect vision leap year 2020. Grateful to have been selected volunteer of the month, I look forward to reading about the contributions of many more CIPS members as goals are identified and achieved for the profession and public. In any case, from various events attended, and from ongoing networking with fellow IT pros, I find membership in CIPS is of tremendous value; and considering the many in CIPS who are deserving of recognition, I am humbled to have been selected Volunteer of the Month. Thank you. I share this with all who have collaborated with me over the years. Thanks again to each person.



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