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April CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Trekker Armstrong, I.S.P., ITCP, FCIPS

April 2014 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Trekker Armstrong, I.S.P., ITCP, FCIPS

CIPS National Director

About Trekker: 

What is your Background?

Trekker Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary specializing in Management Information Systems, and maintains an Information Systems Professional (ISP), ITCP/IP3P certification from the Canadian Information Processing Society.  As a senior professional with 32 years’ experience in Information Systems for the energy industry, he has enjoyed many varied and interesting roles within TransCanada Pipelines.  Trekker comes from a flying family whose four siblings and both parents are pilots.  Trekker is an owner/pilot and serves as the Secretary, Alberta & NWT Director for the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA).  Trekker is married to his wife Janet of 30 years and a proud father of three children.

Mr. Armstrong is currently the Director of Strategy & Architecture at TransCanada Corporation and is accountable for stewarding the ongoing alignment of TransCanada’s Information Systems technology direction with the annual and long-term plans for operation, growth, and transformation of TransCanada’s business.  


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

Trekker Armstrong, I.S.P., ITCP, FCIPS, is the past Chair of the CIPS National Board (Canadian Council of Information Technology Professionals - CCITP).  He also served as CIPS Calgary Section President from 2005 to 2006, the Alberta Director on the National Board (CCITP) from 2008-2009, Chair of the National Board (CCITP) from 2009-2012, and subsequently is a Director-at-Large with the National Board.  In 2012, he was appointed the CIPS delegate to the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO).  FEAPO is a worldwide association of professional organizations which have come together to provide a forum to standardize, professionalize, and otherwise advance the discipline of Enterprise Architecture (EA).


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

Early in his career, Mr. Armstrong looked for the Association that represented his chosen profession.  He joined the Canadian Information Processing Society in 1984.  CIPS provided tremendous opportunities for personal development and networking.   Mr. Armstrong became an active participant in IT forums for the development and promotion of standards and practices, research, certification, and professional development.  Through his volunteer efforts he has developed his leadership skills, and has “benefited tremendously” from the contacts he has made across Canada.


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