September 15, 2017
In this issue:

Save the Date: 2018 CIO Peer Forum™
Calgary Chapter Event – September 21
Ottawa Chapter Event – September 13
Reminder of CIOCAN Annual General Meeting
Informal Events
Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver – Westminster and North Shore
CISO Division
IDC Top Executive Survey Launch
Telus Webinar
CAMSS Conferences 
ITWorld WeRead Program
Blockchain Certification Programs 
Cyber Summit 2017, Banff
BTM Fellow  

Martin Kratz has presented to us before on the introduction of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the implications for CIOs and their organizations. In this session, Martin will draw on his extensive experience with clients in a variety of sectors to provide his high-level perspectives and advice on the continuing evolution of legislation, regulation and operational practices that will have a direct impact on your organization and the policy and operational implications for your role and responsibilities as CIO or CTO.
Click here for further details and registration.

CIOCAN Annual General Meeting Reminder
Tuesday, September 19, 9:30 am PT/12:30 pm ET

An invitation with full details was sent to all association members. Documents for the meeting can be downloaded here
Click here to indicate your interest.  Login details will be sent to you.

CIOCAN Informal Events:
Members are asked to register their intention of attending Beers with Peers to ensure that we can contact you in case of a change in plan, and so that we can have enough space saved for all participants.
Toronto Chapter: Beers with Peers, Thursday, September 21, 5:00 to 7:00
Calgary Chapter: Beer with Peers, Wednesday September 27, 5:00 to 7:00 pm 
Edmonton Chapter: Hosted Beers with Peers, Thursday, September 28, 4:30 to 6:30.


Click here for the CAMSS West Conference.
Click here for the CAMSS East Conference. 

Interested in sharing your insights?
Use WeRead to recommend resources 

IT World Canada is facilitating a group of senior IT leaders who will use their ‘WeRead’ app to identify the most valuable articles available in the “sea of content that washes through our lives on a daily basis”.  Details of how you can participate in this small group are available here.

Blockchain Certification Programs 
2-day Boot Camp, Sep 20-21, Oct 24-25, Nov 21-22, Toronto
4-session Weekend Format, begins September 23

The 2-day and 4 half-day formats of the Blockchain Foundations interactive workshop introduce all of the main concepts required to have a good foundational understanding of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. Request discount code and registration link through CIOCAN:
2-day format – Sep
2-day format – Oct
2-day format – Nov
4 part Weekend format

Cyber Summit 2017
November 8-9, Banff

This meeting in beautiful Banff is Western Canada’s destination conference for technology and business professionals working in education, research, and innovation.  Discover how a lack of access to connectivity, computing resources, and skills is affecting our communities. Join the conversation and take action to initiate and strengthen the organizations, tools and services that will work towards closing these gaps. Request discount code and registration link through CIOCAN. 

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