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December CIPS Volunteer of the Month: Ryan Francis, I.S.P.

December 2015 CIPS Volunteer of the Month:

Ryan Francis, I.S.P.

Vice-President, CIPS Saskatchewan

About Ryan: 

What is your Background?

I started my Information Technology professional career 19 years ago. My background includes technical and management roles within a wide range of disciplines including enterprise architecture, strategic planning, project management, application development, and digital marketing. I have been fortunate to gain experience from a wide range of organizations such as CSC, a global consulting and systems integration company; BHP Billiton, a global natural resources company; the Government of Canada’s National Research Council and my current role creating and leading a new ICT department within Prairie Plant Systems, a rapidly growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical company.

My education began at the Computer Systems Technology program at SIAST in Saskatoon supplemented with numerous additional courses and certifications over the years. Currently I am completing a Masters Certificate in Project Management offered through the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business. 

 

What type of Involvement have you had with CIPS?

My first introduction to CIPS was when I w