Canada Chapter

Canada Chapter

Welcome to Iasa Canada

Our chapter is open to any individual with a desire to learn about IT Architecture and connect with individuals in the profession. Membership in your local community entitles you to:

  • Free access to monthly member events
  • Discounts on full-day educational or training events
  • Local networking opportunities
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Access to the private community web portal
  • Participation in chapter programs

Our Chapters Mission is to provide the highest standards in education and certification in IT Architecture in Canada  and build capacity by augmenting the number of certified IT Architecture professionals serving in the Canadian marketplace. The Canada chapter works towards the development of "professional status" for software and enterprise architects and promote thought leadership and collaboration amongst IT Architecture professionals.

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Leadership

 

David Del Giudice | President

David Del Giudice is the President of the Iasa Canada Chapter and the Chief Architect of Enterprise Information Services at AstraZeneca, a Global 500 bio-pharmaceutical. In his role as Chief Architect, David is accountable for architecture across AstraZeneca’s corporate functions and enterprise delivery centres. As a member of the federated Enterprise Architecture Board, he drives AstraZeneca’s technology investment roadmap and fully consolidated Target State Architecture for all business functions. Prior to his current role, David led the organisational transformation of the Enterprise Information Services function and was a leader in establishing AstraZeneca’s global application development outsourced partnership model. Before joining AstraZeneca, David held leadership positions at Dell, General Electric, and Union Energy.

Andrew Reydman | Vice President

Andrew Reydman is the Vice President of the Iasa Canada Chapter and a Sr. Director at Avanade, the world’s largest global Microsoft-focused consulting firm. Based in Toronto, he is responsible for leading the Application Development service line for central Canada. Andrew drives Avanade’s growth by developing capabilities that enable profitable sales and delivery of market-relevant solutions. In his role, he fosters a customer-centric culture that provides professional growth opportunities for a variety of specialized global workforces.  These teams collaborate seamlessly together to realize high-value customer results.   Andrew has over 15 years of experience delivering complex information technology solutions for global enterprise customers across several industries, including Financial Services, Utility, Oil & Gas, and Transportation.

Eric McCance | Treasurer

Eric McCance brings over 14 years of experience as a results-driven professional delivering Microsoft-centric infrastructure solutions and providing enterprise consulting services.  Currently at Avanade, Eric is a leader, leveraging his technology passion in the Infrastructure Service Line, actively engaged as a mentor, and recognized as a specialist in enterprise desktop management.  As an accomplished manager, Eric excels leading and motivating teams with a proven history of delivery that spans industry including Financial Services, Education, Oil & Gas, and Pharmaceutical.

Linda Jarvis | Chapter Leader

Linda Jarvis is a member of the Iasa Canada Chapter’s Leadership Team and the Assistant Head Architect for the Government of Ontario. Linda is a senior information technology leader with a solid background in business transformation, enterprise architecture, and systems development initiatives developed through 25 years of business and I&IT experiences. Linda is accountable for the Ontario Government’s Enterprise Architecture Program and drives the development and delivery of the enterprise architecture roadmap. She recently lead the transformation of enterprise architecture governance from a ‘one size fits all’ to one that is agile and responsive to business & IT drivers. Linda has held leadership roles across several Ontario Ministries including Transportation, Natural Resources, Environment, and Health and Long Term Care.

David Peterson | Chapter Leader

A technology leader and a trusted advisor with over 20 years of proven solution architecture, technical pre-sales direction and delivery capability experience. David has deep technical knowledge and established architecture capability with strategic business acumen to drive enterprise solutions and customer satisfaction. As Microsoft Canada Services, Chief Technology Officer, David provides strategic technical direction and technical leadership to senior management of Microsoft Enterprise Services Canada. Responsibilities include customer-facing activities, delivery support, technical leadership and technical strategy. David’s involved in business and technical risk management as well as the entire IT lifecycle, with broad focus on technical talent, consistent delivery, innovation and technology alignment.

Julie M. Powers | Canada Chapter Events Coordinator

Bio coming soon


Upcoming Events

At a Glance – Events for 2014

“To drive membership value through creating a collaborative and open IT architecture community whose members seek out continual personal & professional growth. No matter a member’s architecture background, members will have the opportunity to participate in architectural exchange of well-rounded content that evolves with the profession.”

Strategic Approach

 

  1. To utilize a variety of approaches to grow the memberships not only locally but broaden Iasa’s presence across Canada.
  2. Partner & leverage capabilities of other Iasa Chapters, Iasa Global, Chapter sponsors to extend offerings to members (e.g., webinars, roundtable events).
  3. Raise the profile of the IT architect profession in learning/professional environments (e.g., student fairs, partnerships with colleges/universities, student groups).

 

Tactical Events

 

Activities Targeted Format
Social event April
July
October
Informal format; networking primarily; collaborate/engage in topic exploration & debate; held quarterly
Annual event Late May Formal, face-to-face event; organized speakers & topic areas; networking opportunities; held annually
Webinars Monthly Leverage sessions held through Iasa Global & partner chapters; cross promotions
What’s New Ongoing Message from Chapter Leadership; Iasa Global news; events promotion

List of Events for 10/1/2014 to 10/1/2015
October
The Third Annual Mobile Enterprise Conference - Toronto, Canada
10/01/2014 8:00 AM To 10/02/2014 5:00 PM
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Toronto Chapter Inaugural Event
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Webinar: Scott Ambler on Agile Enterprise Architecture
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