Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted in a trusted manner. Join Ruth Morton, myself, and guest, John Weigelt, National Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada, as we explore the security and privacy considerations of Cloud Computing.

May 10, 2012 – 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET

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JohnWeigelt_thumb12John Weigelt
As the National Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada, John Weigelt is responsible for driving Microsoft Canada’s strategic policy and technology efforts. In this role, Mr. Weigelt helps business and governments innovate with technology while avoiding the unintended consequences that might arise. He leads Canadian outreach for Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, Accessibility, Privacy, Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Government 3.0, Interoperability and other policy related activities.

Prior to joining Microsoft, John held the position of Senior Director of Architecture, Standards and Engineering at the Chief Information Officer Branch of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. John is also a board member for Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada and is also a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Council of Innovacorp. He holds a Master’s Degree in computer and communications security engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada.

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