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CIPS Saskatoon Nov 21 Event: "Designation and Education: What are they good for?"
Thu, 11/21/2013
Event Location: 

Saskatoon Luncheon 

Panel Discussion

Venue:      Parktown Hotel

Date:         Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11;30am

Title:          Designation and Education: What are they good for?

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Deadline Registration:  Monday, November18th, 2013

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Presentation Overview Description

Some say it takes a village to raise a child, and in IT we say it takes a team of varied cultures and backgrounds that make up the IT department.

What makes a successful team. In today's work environment, the culture is just as diverse as credentials and education.

Our panel will discuss the pros and cons of education, credentials and designation.

                                           Panel and Moderator Biography

Panel Presenters

Trish Bishop:    Trish has more than 20 years working across a wide range of business sectors and sizes from solo-preneurs to Fortune 500 clients implementing global enterprise learning solutions for up to 250,000 users. Trish quickly found her niche as a ‘translator’, seamlessly translating the vision from the boardroom to the tactical requirements of the development environment.

Trish contributes her success to her ability to combine business acumen, technical expertise, insightful understanding of human interactions, intuitive change management and solid Project Management and Requirements Management expertise to provide her clients with a dynamic ‘get it done’ model for success.

Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP, PMP:   Senior Director Technical Systems, PotashCorp, manages the support, maintenance of the corporate IT Infrastructure.She manages projects of differing size and scope, from developing business cases and feasibility studies to process improvement and redesign of the PotashCorp IT infrastructure. The majority of her time is spent in the area of Program and Portfolio management, which includes providing technology architecture recommendations for corporate and divisional projects.Currently Brenda is the CIPS National Board Chair.


Derek Risling, I.S.P.  : With more than fifteen years experience in the IT industry, Derek has worked as a consultant, developer, manager, teacher, and analyst. Becoming involved with CIPS in 2008, and currently serving as director on the provincial board, Derek is actively engaged in the ongoing development of IT professionalism.

 This event qualifies for 1.5 Education Credit


11:30 am      Registration and Lunch Buffet

12:05 pm      Introductions & Presentation

  1:10 pm     Questions & Adjournment






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