Calgary Events

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                Calgary Chapter

CIO Breakfast Series

The Calgary Chapter of the CIO Association of Canada invites its members and other senior IT executives to meet, network, learn, and discuss topics relevant to their business.

Breakfast Event -- Wednesday June 25, 2014 

Topic:  Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation and the Implications for your organization
Speaker: Martin Kratz, Bennett Jones LLP
Time: 7:30 -- 9:30am MDT (Presentation and Discussion from 8:00 to 9:00)
Kensington D, Calgary Marriott Hotel, 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary 
(View Map here)

Fee: Complimentary for CIO Association members; $40 for qualified non-members

Register here.

   On July 1, Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation will come into effect and will have broad implications for how all Canadian organizations use direct email and electronic messaging to interact with their clients.  There are far-reaching policy and operational implications for Canadian organizations and especially for the CIOs and CTOs who are responsible for leading, delivering and maintaining their information services and infrastructure.  
   In this session, Martin will draw on his extensive experience with clients in a variety of sectors to provide his perspectives and advice on the aspects of this legislation that will have a direct impact on your organization and the policy and operational implications for your role and responsibilities as CIO or CTO.  
Join us to learn about the experiences of one of Canada’s leading legal experts in technology and intellectual property law and to prepare for your role after July 1 in your organization.
   During the past year, Bennett Jones has been assisting their clients to prepare for the July 1, 2014 implementation date for Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).  Their extensive resources on these matters include their own anti-spam learning centre available here

About the Speaker:

 Martin Kratz
, based in Calgary, leads the intellectual property practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual property and technology law, which includes substantive patent, copyright and trademark matters as well as matters of intellectual property transactions, IP commercialization, IP strategy and opinions, anti-spam, data protection, privacy, ecommerce, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions and technology transfers among technology companies. His practice is focused on the energy, electronic commerce, software, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, entertainment and related industries..