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[CIPS Event] March 25, 2014 - A Spark of Opportunity in Nova Scotia for Careers & Start-Ups in the ICT Sector
Date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014
Event Location: 
NSCC IT Campus - 5685 Leeds Street, Halifax

Giles Crouch

Registration Deadline: March 21, 2013

This is a free-to-attend event, Pizza and Soda to be supplied.

Location: NSCC IT Campus - 5685 Leeds Street, Halifax

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration Limit: Room for up to 75 participants

Registration Link: Register Here

Speaker’s Bio:

Giles’ career so far spans 20 years in the technology sector in international business, communications and international government relations. He has had the opportunity to engage on projects with senior government leaders in Canada, the United States, EU, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. He co-founded and is a past CEO of a Big Data Analytics software and consulting firm specialising in unstructured data (social media and news media) for risk analysis on global issues. The firm’s clients include the United Nations, Foreign Affairs Canada, Novo Nordisk, Black & Decker and more.

 

Giles is recognised as a leading thinker on social media and civil society. He has been featured on CBC TV News, CBC Radio, CTV News, Global News and regularly spoken on News 95.7 in Halifax. He has written articles for The Mark News on politics and social media and for The Philanthropist magazine. He loves collaborating with people on interesting projects and is intensely curious about how technology is impacting our world and the exciting future ahead.

Presentation Abstract:

Description: Nova Scotia is entering an exciting time in the ICT sector; more tech and biotech start-ups then ever before and larger IT companies looking to set up shop here. We may not be Ontario, but opportunities are growing here. This is a snapshot of the ICT sector, our role in the economy (it's big) and what opportunities may be in store for you!

Photo Greg Lane

Greg Lane, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP

Registration Deadline: January 24, 2013

NOTE: There's been a last minute change in venue for the event.

We're happy to announce we'll be hosting the event at the Delta Barringtion (Not the Delta Halifax)  Hotel on Barrington St. in Halifax

Prices are remaining the same. $30 for members and students, $40 for non-members

Location: Delta Barrington Hotel, Barrington St., Halifax

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration Link: Register using the Google Form


Speaker’s Bio:


Greg Lane is the Managing Director Ottawa for Cisco. In this capacity he is responsible for the Cisco public sector team which includes the Federal Government, Hospitals and Education in the region. Prior to Cisco Greg was with Avanade as the Director Business Development Public Service for Canada. Prior to joining Avanade Greg worked with Accenture in a Business Development role in the Public Service Group in Ottawa. Greg has also held senior leadership roles at Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting, Bell Canada and EDS.

Greg Lane is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) and is chair of the CIPS Executive Council. Greg is the past Chair of the International Professional Practice Partnership, (IP3) a global initiative under the UNESCO founded International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) to lead the development of a global IT profession. In these capacities, Greg is a spokesperson on Information Technology (IT) issues related to the profession, on both a National and Global stage.

Greg is a member of a number of boards both Advisory (GTEC,DPI) and Charitable (Outcare and Kemptville District Hospital Foundation). He is a regular GTEC finalist judge for the annual awards of excellence, and is active with both ITAC and DPI. Greg has lectured at the University of Ottawa in the administration faculty on Governance and IT and has also contributed to Lac Carling Review and Canadian Government Executive on the same topic.

Greg holds an MBA from Massey University in New Zealand and both the I.S.P. and ITCP from CIPS. Greg and his wife Elisa are also the proud parents of five children.

Presentation Abstract:


The global IT industry has changed dramatically in the last 20 years and as the industry begins enabling the Internet of Everything, the ways we work and do business will change at lightning speed – again. Greg will present and discuss some of the key trends in both technology and applications in IT. More specifically Greg will show examples of mobile computing and social computing and offer a point of view on the implications for individuals, firms and governments of these trends. Given the pervasive nature of and the growing reliance on technology Greg will discuss the need for professionals and professionalism in ICT.

Key Points:

  • The Internet of Everything – what it is, how it has changed our lives and how it will continue to progress and alter the way we see and interact with the world.
  • The rapid change of technology - where we were 10 years ago in comparison to now, the technology advances in that time and the realm of possibilities that we will be able to see in both the near and distant future.
  • The challenges faced in the IT industry, and the dynamic and pervasive challenges associated with it.