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August CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Dale McInnis, I.S.P. ITCP

August 2014 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Dale McInnis, I.S.P. ITCP

National Director

About Dale: 

What is your Background?

I am currently a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) at the IBM Toronto Canada lab. I have a B.Sc.(CS) from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) from the University of Toronto and maintain the I.S.P. and ITCP Certifications from CIPS. After graduating from UNB I joined IBM in 1988, and have been working on the DB2 development team since 1992. My area of expertise includes DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Kernel development, where I led teams that designed the current backup and recovery architecture and most key high availability and disaster recovery technologies. I am a frequent speaker at the International DB2 Users Groups (IDUG) conferences worldwide, as well as DB2 Regional users groups and IBM's Information On Demand (IOD) conference.  I currently fill the role of Chief Architect for Information Management(IM) Cloud Availability at the IBM Toronto Canada Lab. 


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

I joined CIPS in 2000.  I received my ISP certification in 2003 and in 2013 I volunteered to help out the CIPS national board and am now a Director at large on the national board.


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

I joined CIPS in 2000 in an effort to expand my knowledge of the IT industry as well as associate with other professionals in IT.  I have attended several CIPS Toronto sections over the years and have always been impressed with both the topic as well as the speakers.  More recently I was involved with the review of the Bill C-13 (Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act) draft which re-enforced the importance of CIPS representing IT professionals with the Canadian Government.


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