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February CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Jude Pillainayagam I.S.P.

February 2015 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Jude Pillainayagam, PGD Comp. Tech., M.B.A., P. Eng., I.S.P., MIAM, MSLIM.

Vice President, CIPS BC

About Jude: 

What is your Background?

I have been associated with the Information Technology (IT) industry for nearly 20 years mainly providing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to both the corporate business community and public sector institutions.  My experience spans from mainframe programming to mini/AS400 environment to microcomputer application platforms.  

Specialized in Systems Analysis and Design and Project Management, I have managed several ERP / business solution implementation projects that are transformational and multi-platform.  Integration of Technology with Business, and Leadership and Governance in Technology Management are my specialties.  My diverse education and experience aid a lot towards this.

In addition to postgraduate education in Computer Technology, I possess formal education and experience in many other disciplines.  I am a professional engineer (P. Eng.), an accountant, a management strategist (holds an MBA), a marketing specialist, an asset management professional (MIAM, UK), and an IT professional (I.S.P.).  My exposure in a variety of fields provides me ability to view solutions beyond the spectrum of a single discipline and employ technology solutions to yield competitive advantage. I practice as an independent consultant in the Business Technology, Technology Leadership /Governance, and ERP implementation areas. 

I enjoy reading, writing and art in addition to community volunteering.   I volunteered for a school system for nearly 10 years including as its Chair, and served as a director of the Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese, which manages over 40 schools, and contributed to its Finance committee and headed the Human Resources committee.  I am currently working for the City of Coquitlam. 


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

I joined CIPS in 2013 and currently serve as the Vice President of the BC Chapter.  I was involved in developing the CIPS BC Business Plan, revamping CIPS BC Website, developing Institutional Memory project, and help in organizing network events.


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

It is an ethical responsibility of a professional to work for the greater good of his/her profession without expecting anything in return.   I have contributed and continue to contribute to every profession I belong to because I believe that I can contribute to a change in the right direction.    

However, the involvement with CIPS has given me greater exposure to the understanding of real challenges in the IT industry especially in modern times, and a fabulous network of people who are great personalities beyond their unparalleled technical talents.

Holding the position of Vice President of CIPS BC gives me great pleasure, to be part of the Canadian IT profession and contribute to this pioneer institution that helped shape the IT industry not only in Canada but world over.



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