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June CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Daniel Petley, I.S.P., ITCP

June 2015 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Daniel Petley, I.S.P., ITCP, CMC, PMP, PMI SAC - Fellow

Vice President, Operations, CIPS Alberta 

About Daniel: 

What is your Background?

I've been a longtime CIPS member for more than eighteen years. I have followed the progress of CIPS and the Calgary branch for many years and attended many different programs put on by the branch and society as a whole. My motivation for wanting to get involved with the CIPS Alberta Board is to assist and help develop programs to meet the needs of the membership and grow the membership to its former glory.

Although I am a multi-credential holder it is important to note the first credential I acquired in my career was the I.S.P. going back more than eighteen years ago.

My Information Technology background includes starting as a programmer and working up the ranks to a business analyst, systems architect, and then to senior project manager.

Most recently I started with EnergyIQ, an oil & gas software development company, which integrates data from a variety of operational disparate systems and compiles the data into one Well record using a patented aggregation and blending data process. 

My past management experience was put to the test during my many years with Schlumberger and managing the Consulting operations for Canada, which focused on client based reservoir studies and third party corporate evaluations for capital placement, and then the Reservoir Laboratory, the second largest core lab in the world for Schlumberger.

When I'm not busy with work I'm taxiing my two children to and from soccer practices and games six days a week, during the indoor and outdoor seasons. In the winter months i enjoy skiing in the Rockies with my family, and hiking in the spring and summer. 


What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

I'm currently the Vice President of Operations at CIPS Alberta, and previously was a volunteer for the Project Management Institute's Southern Alberta Chapter (PMI SAC). During my time with PMI SAC I was actively involved in the development of the ambassador and mentorship programs, writing and finalizing the operations manual for the chapter, and was the executive sponsor for the Professional Development Conference two years in a row with more than 750 attendees, and the 2012 Gala which hosted the great Bobby, Bret and Dennis Hull.

In joining the CIPS Alberta and Northwest Territories board late last year I contributed using my past conference experience and worked with Debra King, the ICE Conference Chair, in pulling together this year’s successful program in Edmonton – even though I'm a loyal Flames fan.


What value has your involvement with CIPS provided?

CIPS has provided me with an opportunity to meet many people from various disciplines in IT and industry. I really do enjoy meeting new people and making that common connection and see how CIPS could be of better service to the membership and community at large to service the IT community.

I’ve enjoyed the opportunity and responsibility to be a part of a provincial board that can influence IT and help the profession to become more recognized, as CIPS is in a unique position with a national certification program to help promote and recognize IT professionals.



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