Rigstar Communications' 'First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference' Rescheduled and Moved

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  • (1888PressRelease) March 19, 2011 - Rigstar Communications' Chief Revenue Officer Robert Hart announced today that the company's CIO Conference has been moved to Calgary, Alberta, and will now take place on May 16th and 17th of this year.

    Due to a tremendous response from CIOs looking to attend, Rigstar Communications has changed the location of the conference, which was to take place at Carmel Beach in British Columbia. The conference will now take place at Hotel Arts in Calgary, where the event and agenda will still run as previously outlined.

    Event: First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference
    Date: May 16th & 17th, 2011
    Time: Commences at 9:00 a.m. each day
    Location: Hotel Arts, 119 - 12th Avenue SW Calgary, AB


    May 16, 2011

    9:00 am Kickoff
    Introductions and Opening Remarks
    Brent Grisdale, President - Rigstar Communications

    9:30 am Keynote Presentation
    The Evolution of Technology: What Might Happen in the Next 25 Years
    Tom Collins, Partner Station 5 Consulting and Former: SVP Encana, CIO, PanCanadian
    Petroleum/CP Ships and Deputy Minister Energy
    Rick Johannesson, COO - Techworks

    10:30 am Keynote Presentation
    Remote Unified Communications: NACG's Drivers, Challenges, Wins and Losses
    David Booth, General Manager IT and Facilities Management, CIO - North American
    Construction Group

    11:30 am Keynote Presentation
    Building High Performance Remote Telecom Infrastructure in the Middle of Nowhere
    Russ Doig, VP - GCI Industrial Telecom

    12:30 pm Lunch

    2:00 pm Roundtable Discussion
    Leveraging Hybrid Cloud Computing to Mitigate Risk and Accelerate UC Delivery
    Ron Johannesson, CEO - Techworks
    Rick Johannesson, COO - Techworks

    3:30 pm Roundtable Discussion
    Extending Remote Operations into the Corporate Cloud
    Russ Doig, VP - GCI Industrial Telecom
    Robert Hart, CRO - Rigstar Communications

    6:00 pm Dinner

    May 17, 2011

    9:00 am Keynote Presentation
    Advanced Data Protection Techniques And Scalability For The
    Highly Virtualized Public/Private Cloud Environment
    Connor Duffy, Enterprise Solutions Consultant - Dell Canada
    Darren Bell, Enterprise Account Executive - Dell Canada

    10:00 am Keynote Presentation
    Suncor's Strategic Drivers for Innovation and Change
    Doug Philp, Senior Manager Supply Chain Management - Suncor Energy

    11:00 am Keynote Presentation
    SIP Trunking and Open Source VoIP Best Practices and Applied Functionalities
    Mark Fossen, CIO - Mesh Canada and Former CIO - Thinktel Communications

    12:00 pm Lunch & Closing Remarks
    Preview of Second Annual Remote Communications CIO Council
    Jaethen Reichel, VP Business Development - iTel Networks

    For more information regarding the CIO Conference please contact Robert Hart at robert.hart ( @ ) rigstar dot ca dot

    Rigstar Communications Inc. (www.rigstar.ca) provides integrated communication services to oil and gas organizations with expansive and remote wide area network requirements. With more than twelve years experience in the construction and commercial operations of remote communication systems, Rigstar's expansive network and field operations reaches a significant footprint of Alberta and Western North America.

    iTel Neworks (www.itelnetworks.com) is a world-class telecommunications provider headquartered in the heart of B.C. Our project list spans the country, and includes a variety of Canada's top companies. iTel wholly owns and maintains its own infrastructure, from servers to our in-house call centre, ensuring uninterrupted service of the highest quality.

    GCI Industrial Telecom (www.gci-industrialtelecom.com) is Alaska's leading telecommunications company, offering innovative, cost effective voice, video, data, cable TV and yellow page services throughout Alaska. The GCI Industrial Telecom Group is an Oilfield Industry focused group of over 55 professional engineers, project managers and technicians. We have combined infrastructure construction, implementation, and support experience on the North Slope in excess of 150 years. We are the proven best choice for remote communications for exploration, production, and oilfield support operations.

    Media contacts:
    Robert Hart, Rigstar Communications Inc.

    Tara Lynn Molina, New Wave Media
    403.457.0919 ext.221

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