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Jim (James) Finch FCIPS, I.S.P.

Jim (James) Finch FCIPS, I.S.P.

  • Founding Member, CIPS Regina Section, 1964-65
  • CIPS Toronto Section President 1969
  • CIPS National President 1972-73
  • Chair, Organizing Committee, 7th IFIP World Computer Congress (1977)
  • CIPS National First Traveling Road Show - Security 1978
  • CIPS Toronto Ombudsman 1978-79
  • "Man of the Year" - Association for Systems Management, Toronto 1979
  • CIPS Toronto Section Founding Chair - Security SIG 1981-83
  • CIPS Representative to IFIP 1981-93
  • IFIP Co-Founding Trustee for IFIP TC-11 "Security and Protection in Information Processing Systems" 1983
  • IFIP Silver Core Award for international service
  • IFIP Vice-President 1989-93
  • Director - Large Scale Technical Systems for major North American Computer Manufacturer
  • Management Committee Member and IT Director for major Canadian wholesale distributor and retail operator of eastern Canada and Ontario chain of food, drug and department stores
  • General Manager, Consulting Division of major Canadian IT Services Company
  • General Manager, Canadian Division of major North American provider of online systems for manufacturers and distributors
  • Vice President - Electronic Commerce Product Management for Canada's largest third-party electronic transaction processing company
  • Outside Board Member of several mid-size Computer Hardware / Software Companies
  • Board Member & CEO - Public Key Encryption Company on VSE
  • Board Member of Canadian Medic-Alert Foundation for many years.
  • Member of IT Ciriculum Committee for Humber College and for University of Guelph
  • CIPS C.C. Gotlieb Award for contribution to information processing in Canada (1988)
  • CIPS Honourary Member (1993)
  • Co-founder and continuing Chair of CIPS Toronto Section SIG "Business Continuity Management" (2002 to present)
  • Co-organizer of regular meetings of CIPS Provincial Associations - later recognized as the "Council of Provinces"
  • CIPS Ontario President (2002-3 and 2005)
  • Self-employed Senior Management Consultant 1998 to present
  • Commodore - Queen City Yacht Club, Toronto
  • Fleet Captain - "Lake Ontario - Canadian" Star Class






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