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CIPS Joins in Celebration for Founder Kelly Gotlieb’s 90th Birthday

On Monday March 28th 2011 CIPS representatives attended Kelly Gotlieb’s 90th birthday celebration ceremony at the University of Toronto. This included a distinguished lecture by Kelly himself, “Chiefly about Computing", followed by a private dinner reception. It was a wonderful and emotional event, and attendees felt honoured to have been part of the celebration.

CIPS representatives included Mary Jean Kucerak (Executive Director), Trekker Armstrong, I.S.P., ITCP (CIPS CCITP Chair), and Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP (CIPS Board Chairman & President (2007/8, Advisor OEC 2008-present)). Trekker and Stephen were both invited to the head table and delivered remarkable speeches (as part of 4 keynotes speakers) in front of a full house at the Great Hall, in the Heart House building at U of T. The following is the speech that was delivered by Trekker. 


Speech by CIPS CCITP Chair Trekker Armstrong, I.S.P., ITCP:

“I have been asked to say a few words about Kelly’s involvement in the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).  CIPS is Canada’s association of IT professionals and Kelly is recognized as our founder.

In the late 1950’s Ted Codd of Computing Devices Canada wrote Kelly proposing the formation of “an association bringing together people in Canada who are deeply involved in automatic computin