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CIPS Vancouver March 26th Event: "Big Data: A Practical Guide to the Challenges and Opportunities of the Data Deluge"
Wed, 03/26/2014
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Join CIPS BC for the next event in our 2014 Speaker Series! Use this opportunity to network with your colleagues and hear experienced speakers with a depth of knowledge in the IT field.

"Big Data embodies new data characteristics created by today's digitized marketplace". Our speaker, Sherry Smeaton, will explore what big data is and how businesses and the public sector are successfully applying advanced analytics to improve decision making. She will also talk about the trends in the marketplace and how these impact the knowledge and skills that will be required to successfully turn information into insights. 

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About Sherry Smeaton

Sherry Smeaton is an Associate Partner in IBM's Business Analytics and Optimization Services practice, focusing on Western Canada. Before joining IBM, she was the VP & CIO for the Bank of Montreal. Her responsibilities included support for technology and the relationship with business areas including risk, compliance, legal, marketing, HR, finance and retail fraud. Prior to that role she was VP of Information Management for BMO and was accountable for information management governance and policies as well as enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics. Sherry had numerous other roles supporting retail and commercial banking applications at BMO and Royal Bank, and has managed large scale banking transformation projects.

Event Details


Wednesday, March 26, 2014


4:45 pm - Registration and Networking
5:15 pm - Presentation by Sherry Smeaton
6:00 – 7:00 pm - Networking


Location River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
Richmond, BC

Prices $30 + GST for members of CIPS BC or affiliated organizations IIBA, PMI, ISACA, itSMF
$40 + GST for non-members

Appetizers and a glass of wine will be provided during the networking time. We will also have a door prize following the presentation!

Register Online

Register online before Monday, March 24 to reserve your ticket! We will only accept cash or cheque for any tickets purchased at the door, if available.

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