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Upcoming Live CIPS Webinars: Nov 29, Dec 6, Jan 10, & Jan 24!
Don't miss these FREE CIPS Events/Webinars!
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Event Location: 
Live Webinar
"Quantum Computing 2016"
 (November 29th) 
Quantum Computing is a technology that is rapidly becoming more accessible to ICT professionals. Once confined exclusively to the realm of multi-million dollar projects, it is now possible for any ICT professional to access time on a small quantum computer. Join David C Mckay as he leads us through an overview of the present state of Quantum Computing, and some of the real-world applications of this emerging technology. 
David joined IBM in 2015 as a research staff member in the experimental quantum computing group. Prior to this David was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago in Prof. David Schuster's lab from January 2013 to December 2014 researching circuit quantum electrodynamics. In July 2012 David received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Prof. Brian DeMarco (co-supervised with Prof. Joseph Thywissen at the University of Toronto). The main topic of his thesis work was to utilize ultracold atoms in optical lattices to investigate properties of the Bose and Fermi Hubbard models. In particular, at the University of Illinois David performed experiments with a gas of Rb-87 atoms (a boson) loaded into a 3D optical lattice. This system realizes the physics of the Bose-Hubbard model, which is a paradigm for strongly correlated lattice physics. One highlight of this work was implementing a fully three-dimensional spin-dependent optical lattice which allowed experiments with a lattice-trapped gas in contact with a gas that does not experience a lattice potential. Part of his thesis work was performed at the University of Toronto (under the supervision of Prof. Joseph Thywissen) where they designed and developed a K-40 (fermionic) experiment with the goal of resolving individual sites of a 2D lattice using in-situ fluorescence imaging. K-40 in a 2D optical lattice realizes the 2D Fermi-Hubbard model, which is a candidate model for describing the main features of the high temperature superconducting cuprates. 
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Event Location: 
Mississauga & Live Webinar
"Cyber Attacks are on the rise and are evolving 
- How should we deal with this problem"
(December 6th)
Cyber attacks with growing scope and impact continue to grab front page headlines. No sector is immune: bad actors see relatively soft targets, with vast stores of personal data and care of critical infrastructure and services. 

In the face of evolving threats, decision-makers and Boards are increasingly looking and if not should be looking to anchor their information risk management strategy in the protection of critical assets. But, challenged with ongoing service delivery and budgetary pressures, many organizations have struggled to embrace a new "inside-out" model. And, defining and sustaining accountability remains a challenge. To help respond effectively to these evolving threats, this round table event will bring together business and technology executives, industry experts and cyber-risk thought leaders for a collaborative information sharing session. We will focus on common challenges and successes, including practical and proactive ways to improve cyber readiness at a high level. Questions and topics to be discussed: 

A new model for cyber risk management; the role of leadership, Directors & the C-Suite 

Effectively engaging the board and management team on technology risk. Demystifying technology and translating technical risks into business terms 

Trends; cyber legal risks facing board members and senior management. Practical approaches, quick wins & moving from reactive to proactive risk management" 

Speaker: "Jason Doel is co founder, Tracker Networks Inc. where he manages the company's go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing, operations and solution delivery. 
Jason works with dozens of leading organizations in Canada, the US and Europe, advising business and technology executives on practical and sustainable ways to identify, track and reduce cyber risk. Jason has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario." 
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Event Location: 
Mississauga & Live Webinar
(January 10th)
Marc Andreessen famously noted that Software was Eating the World. Half a decade later, we are seeing new business models emerge, powered by advances in technology, that are systematically unbundling traditionally capital intensive industries such as banking, insurance, automotive and hospitality. And the majority of this change is being driven by startups. Can corporations create the same outcomes as startups? Ryan will share insights on the mindsets, tools and methodologies that startups utilize, and highlight the stark contrasts between startups and corporates. Includes case study on new approaches to ideation, validation and product launches, leading to better outcomes. 
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Event Location: 
Mississauga & Live Webinar
"How to Turn 3-Minute Conversations Into Relationships, Referrals and Revenues"
(January 24th)
FACT: Networking has evolved from a “nice to do” activity to a required professional competency. In today’s complex and competitive business environment, the scope and diversity of your network often determines both professional and personal success. 

Unfortunately, for over 90% of business professionals, it is also a misunderstood and abused business strategy. 

This webinar addresses the most common networking myths, explores secret network principles and supplies success strategies for creating and leveraging a network of relationships. 
Here’s what you will learn: 

6 hidden networking trigger points and how to leverage each. 

5 networking payoff areas that multiply your results without extra effort. 

4 strategies to maximize your impact and build trust during an initial contact.
During this session, participants will discover how to maximize every networking contact. As a result of participating in this program, you will have the ability to build more productive and profitable relationships. 

Presenter: Michael J. Hughes, North America’s Networking Guru
Michael specializes in helping professionals increase results by improving their ability to develop and leverage relationships. Building on his successful 23-year corporate career, he has invested the last 25 years relentlessly researching networking as a business strategy and professional competency. 
Recognized as an international networking expert, he now coaches business, corporate and sales professionals on how to achieve better results by improving networking skills.
His client list includes names like Dell, Staples, Project Management Institute, Sunlife, Alcatel-Lucent, Workopolis, Ball State University and the University of Ottawa’s Telfer EMBA Program. 
Michael’s most unique characteristic is that he has built his company from an idea to a six-figure speaking and consulting practice using networking as his sole marketing strategy. 
Michael has a unique ability to inspire minds and initiate change! 
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