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Introducing CIPS' New Director of Professional Standards: Ken Metcalfe, I.S.P., ITCP, CCP

By Ken Metcalfe I.S.P., ITCP, CCP

My personal commitment to CIPS started back in the mid 1980s with both provincial and national experience. I firmly believe CIPS has fostered my IT career advancement, leading to the most senior IT position at The Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance (Portage Mutual Insurance).  My responsibilities and duties for the past number of decades have all been at the SFIA level 5 including but not limited to broad direction at a C-level and multi-million dollar annual contract management, including complex programs and portfolios.

Additionally I have been appointed Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) for Portage Mutual Insurance. I became CPO prior to the enactment of P.I.P.E.D.A as the company entrusted me with the responsibility of implementation and compliance. This additional role has sharpened my skills of governance and impacts on business processes.

Over nearly 15 years I have served as the CIPS representative on ICCP, the international organization providing certification of computing professionals. ICCP examinations are accepted for CIPS Certification "Exam" routes, providing proof of IT knowledge when applying for the I.S.P. or ITCP.  At the end of 2016 I completed my term limits as ICCP president and remain on the board.

Both my involvement with CIPS and ICCP are key towards my career improvement. I firmly believe you only get out of your career what you contribute to it.  The exposure and opportunity to work with a wide range of IT practitioners, academics, and related professionals from around the world are responsible for providing the depth and broad experience to my career.

I commit to work with everyone within CIPS and related partners to drive CIPS certification, accreditation and professionalism. CIPS, Canada's Association of Information Technology professionals, requires our national efforts and as your Director of Professional Standards you can expect me to contribute and speak for IT professionalism through CIPS' governance model.

Communication is critical so please do not hesitate to contact me.



Ken Metcalfe, I.S.P., ITCP, CCP


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