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3 Upcoming Live CIPS Webinars (Oct 18, 25, & Nov 2) - Register Today!

Register for these 3 Great FREE Upcoming Live CIPS Webinars!


CIPS Mississauga Oct 18th Event & Live Webinar

Tue, Oct 18, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Organizations can become truly Agile - Myths and Facts

There is a widespread frustration with the way administrative bureaucracy, inefficient development processes, and overburdening governance processes impede project performance. In many cases, an apparently simple, short development project cannot be delivered quickly because of the process and governance overheads that stretch the project out across the calendar and act as a multiplier on the estimated project budget. Does this sound familiar?

Join CIPS in this free Webinar, in which Kevin will explain the misconceptions and the underlying truths about faster software delivery using agile methods and uncovers the preconditions to achieving speed. Along the way he will discuss the more easily achievable benefits of agile and how speed comes with higher levels of agile maturity.

Speaker: Kevin Aguanno, CMC, CSPM (IPMA-B), PMP, Cert.APM, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

With over 25 years of managing complex systems integration and software development projects, Kevin is known in the industry for his innovative approaches to solving common project management problems. He focuses on three project management specialties: agile project management, troubled project recovery, and project methodology consulting. 

As a well-known keynote speaker, trainer, and executive coach in agile management methods, he has taught thousands of people how to better manage high-change projects by using techniques from Scrum, Extreme Programming, Feature-Driven Development, OpenUP and other agile methods. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and private corporate events where he delights audiences with practical advice peppered with fascinating stories from his own experiences in the trenches practicing agile project management. 

Register for the Live Webinar

If you are planning to attend in person please send an email to feedback@cips.ca. The event will be held at the City Hall, Committe Room A, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive, 5th floor Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 3C1.

 


CIPS Mississauga Oct 25th Event & Live Webinar

Tue, Oct 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

THE CASL STORM IS COMING - ARE YOU PREPARED?

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1, 2014 impacting how businesses can communicate electronically. While the requirements are relatively simple in macro terms, in actual application, CASL is not easy to comply with and is filled with nuances and subtle complexities that challenge all businesses. Although senior management looks at IT, the reality is that CASL affects many departments including, not limited to: IT, Legal, Risk, Marketing, Compliance and HR. Departments and/or individuals require solution dealing with distributed geographic locations and different divisions throughout Canada, with hundreds or even thousands of users; vast numbers of source databases for e-mail addresses; wide and varied uses of e-mail addresses; numerous systems/platforms, many of which are not integrated in any way; and various devices used to send e-mails all combine to make compliance complex and challenging.

CASL is evolving to not only become a regulatory requirement, but potentially costly legal risk if not addressed properly. On July 1, 2017, the law will allow private right of action by individuals who can sue individuals and their companies on an e-mail by e-mail basis – at $200 per e-mail recipient, supported by class action litigation. These suits can result in decisions of up to $1 million per day based on failure to comply.

Speaker: Neil Beaton, V.P. of Corporate Development for both The OTC Group and CASL Cure,

Neil Beaton will share a detailed review of the complexities and a challenge created by this law in its current form and as it evolves in 2017. He will review some cases studies of companies fined by the CRTC. He will also provide an overview and demo of how these challenges can be dealt with in an integrated and automated manner to help you prepare for 2017. If you have specific question/concerns you can email them to CIPS ahead of time for Neil will try and address them as part of his presentation including from live and webinar audience - feedback@cips.ca.

Register for the Live Webinar

If you are planning to attend in person please send an email to feedback@cips.ca. The event will be held at the City Hall, Committe Room A, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive, 5th floor Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 3C1.

 


CIPS Nov 2nd Live Webinar

Wed, Nov 2, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

The changing role of IT in the digital enterprise - IT is too important to leave to IT

In digital enterprises, IT is used as a strategic asset that creates competitive advantage. This places higher and seemingly conflicting demands on the enterprise’s IT function: 

IT has to be innovative, responsive and resilient, all at the same time. Organizations want to know how to change their operating models to respond to these demands. IT functions are shifting from centralized IT ‘castles’, to a multidisciplinary and agile ‘movements’. Thought patterns are moving from traditional manufacturing paradigms to design thinking and product thinking that are better suited to drive innovation and development. But this is not just about a reorganization of the IT department – IT is too important to leave to IT! 

Business leaders are striving to develop stronger digital leadership. They are making better IT decisions and realizing more value from their investments. The bottom line: things will change; make sure that they don’t change without you. 

Speaker: Mark Smalley, ASL BiSL Foundation

Mark Smalley is the knowledge-sharing ambassador at the ASL BiSL Foundation, a non-profit international membership organization for IT professionals. He is also known as The IT Paradigmologist because of his interest in changing perspectives on IT. He has shared his observations at more than 100 conferences in more than 20 countries from the Netherlands, where he is based, to New Zealand. 

Register for the Live Webinar

The Speaker will be doing the presentation live from Netherlands, however if you like you can watch the presentation at: City Hall, Committe Room A, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive, 5th floor, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 3C1