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GTIS Branch - Technologies for Digital Transformation - Cloud and The Internet of Things
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When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: University of Toronto - OISE 2212
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 1V6
Presenter: Donald Sheppard

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Event Type: GTIS Branch Event

Speaker: Donald Sheppard

Title: Technologies for Digital Transformation - Cloud and The Internet of Things


This seminar will introduce the emerging technologies that have become key to the digital transformation, with emphasis on cloud computing, the Internet of Things and Blockchain.  

While cloud computing has been evolving for almost a decade, IoT and Blockchain have just reached their tipping points in 2016. 

The seminar will discuss recent advances such hybrid clouds, cloud platforms, microservices and multi-cloud integration.  It will also provide examples of how IoT and Blockchain could change business operations and how potentially disruptive they could be in the next few years. 

In addition, the seminar will look at how these technologies challenge project management processes by emphasizing “as a service” approaches, by supporting rapid change and by including widespread integration.  Attendees will gain an appreciation of how the next generation of systems can change how we design and build business systems.


Don Sheppard is an independent consultant and writer based in Toronto, Ontario.

Don has been an information and communications technology engineer, manager and consultant for more than thirty-five years.

He is currently President/owner of ConCon Management Services.  Don’s experience is varied - it includes infrastructure planning, IT procurement, technology assessment, project management and training. 

Don has authored numerous whitepapers, has developed and presented courses and seminars and has co-written a book.  Currently, Don is an active blogger on emerging technologies for IT World Canada.  Don is also known for his long-term involvement in developing ISO standards for open systems interconnection, banking and, currently, cloud computing.

8:00 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Event Starts
10:00 a.m. - Break
12:30 p.m. - Event ends

Fees: (subject to HST)
PMI-SOC members (login prior to registering) - $50.00
Non-members & Guests - $70.00

Webstreaming: $40.00 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

PDUs: 4 (1.0 Technical, 2.0 Leadership, 1.0 Strategic and Business Management)


Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm, 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome. Please let us know by 12:00 noon the day before the event of the person you wish to substitute by emailing

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