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December CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Vincent Chiew, I.S.P., ITCP

December 2014 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Vincent Chiew, I.S.P., ITCP

President of Axis Cogni-Solve Ltd.

Past President, CIPS Alberta

About Vincent: 

What is your Background?

My first introduction to computers was at my junior high school computer club where I got to play computer games over lunch and after school hours. Those were happy times, where computer time means fun and no work, and there were no worries about malware and hackers. During my university years, although computer was no longer just “fun”, I completed my education in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and eventually obtained my Ph.D. in software engineering. For over twenty years I have been working in both academia and industry as a licensed and certified professional. My domains of practice include information system, safety, security, standard, quality, project management, and engineering. I have also worked in industries such as oil & gas, water & wastewater, utilities, municipality, military, health, travel, and restaurant. Socially, I enjoy Ballroom, Latin, and Country Western dancing.

 

What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

I joined CIPS Alberta in 2006 and served as executive board member for six years. I had the privilege of contributing to the following areas:

  • Professional Standard Advisory Council (PSAC),
  • Development and establishment of Academic Entry Route for I.S.P.,
  • Affiliation between CIPS Alberta and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2,
  • Software engineering issues committee,
  • Software engineering legal case,
  • Development of IT risk management guideline,
  • Alberta and Council of Provinces (COP) representative on passport guarantor project,
  • CIPS Body of Knowledge (BoK),
  • Code of Ethics (CoE) exam,
  • Governance & regulation,
  • Education institution accreditation program,
  • Certification council,
  • Alberta legislated I.S.P. designation review,
  • Mentoring program, and
  • Collaborating with other IT associations

 

What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

I am grateful that Dr. Michael R. Williams, Hon. FCIPS, had introduced me to CIPS Alberta (AB), which is the only legally recognized self-governing body to manage the I.S.P. designation under the Alberta government Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act (POARA). In addition, CIPS AB has its own stamp and seal allowing I.S.P. like me to authenticate professional documents. I take pride in knowing that I am able to contribute to both industry and academia locally, nationally, and globally. Finally, being part of CIPS has enriched me professionally thanks to the many great minded CIPS members and its legacy of over 50 years.

 

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