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CIPS Saskatchewan Speaker Series 2023 – Sharon Koifman

February 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

The CIPS Saskatchewan Speaker series is back for 2023!

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February 16th, 2023

12pm – 1:30 CST

Increasing productivity through remote work

Sharon Koifman

Event Description:

You have spent years working with people who you can see on a daily basis. All you have to do is walk into a building and guess what? There they are.Suddenly a crazy pandemic hits the world, and you need to send your people home. This is the first time you can actually hear crickets in the office. Your first question should be: ’how did crickets enter the office?’, but then, what do I know?

Cricket problems aside—this is scary! You can no longer see your people working, you don’t know when they are coming in, and you have no idea how to make them work. The good news: this is your opportunity to not only get to work from the comfort of your home, see your family and have a more flexible life… but you and your team also get to be a lot more productive if you handle things right. Sharon will offer you a blueprint on how to become a superstar remote worker and manager. You’ll be wondering why your company didn’t make the move sooner.

About the Speaker:

Sharon Koifman is a bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in the tech, recruitment & HR industries. He is an expert on the topic of remote management and he has over two decades of experience running three companies 100% from his computer. During this time, he learned how to create a fantastic work culture, one where people love to come to work. These days he runs DistantJob, a unique recruitment agency geared specifically for finding full-time remote employees who work from all over the world. He also wrote, “Surviving Remote Work” (#1 Amazon Bestseller in its category) in the wake of the COVID crisis in order to help businesses not only survive but actually thrive in this new environment.

He draws from his extensive experience to provide insightful presentations on the topics of: remote work, remote management, productivity and longevity in remote work, remote leadership, togetherness, workplace culture, future of work, building remote teams, managing remote teams, work-life balance, remote work environment, creating trust, how to manage distractions at home, onboarding remote employees, avoiding

March 22, 2023

12pm – 1:30pm CST

What 3 BIGGEST TECHNOLOGIES will you need from now to 2030?
And What Strategies You Need Today and Why

Frank Feather

Event Description:

The 3 biggest technologies this decade will be what Frank Feather calls a QAIMETA Triad:

  1. Quantum Computing
  2. Advanced (not “artificial”) Intelligence
  3. Metaverse Mixed Reality

Are you QAIMETA ready? Here’s what you will learn; why all IT professionals and your organizations should develop strategies now for these QAIMETA technologies, or you will get left behind.

In addition, successful strategy implementation is not just about the technology itself. Success requires a stringent focus on two main items:

  1. Zero-Trust Cyber Security, which is still far from being achieved in most organizations.  
  2. A Tech-Savvy Employee Culture that is highly motivated to deliver a privacy-safe and exceptional Customer Experience (CX).

You don’t want to miss what Frank has to share, he will even give you several take-away ideas that you can act upon tomorrow.

About the Speaker:

Frank Feather has been called “a walking encyclopedia on the future”.

A strategy-driven futurist and strategist, he combines solid business experience with uncanny forecasts and novel insights that often shake up the conventional wisdom.

Frank uses AI to help him with his forecasts, and places a high priority on technology and its impact on business, society, and the economy. His current focus is the business need for what he calls a “QAIMETA Triad of Strategies: Quantum Computing, Advanced Intelligence, Metaverse Mixed Reality.”

April 13, 2023

12pm – 1:30pm CST

When (And When Not) To Trust Your Gut:
Decision-Making and Problem Solving Skills for IT Pros

Dr. Aaron Barth

Event Description:

When IT professionals make decisions and solve problems based on their ‘gut feel’—as they often do in the course of their work—they are subversively relying on brain processes that lead to unconscious biases. These biases can lead to longer problem solving cycles and seriously flawed decisions.

Dr. Aaron Barth will discuss how IT pros can use the emergence gut feels as a prompt to insert evidence-based tactics that improve decision-making and problem solving skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify cognitive biases that undermine decision-making
  • Recognize emotions that hijack your thinking
  • Challenge assumptions that lead to group-think
  • Uncover root causes that lead to unnecessary problem solving cycles and costs

About the Speaker:

Dr. Aaron Barth is an innovator working at the convergence of science, smart design and technology to change behaviour and transform organizations. Dr. Barth is a workplace science thought-leader and gives progressive leaders and HR directors the confidence they need to tackle their hardest people’s problems using scientific methods.



February 16, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
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