Iasa Canada Chapter’s Prominent Leadership Expands Industry Reach

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TORONTO - April 8, 2014 - PRLog -- Iasa, the world’s largest IT Architecture professional association ( www.iasaglobal.org ) is excited to announce David Peterson, CTO of Microsoft Canada, and Linda Jarvis, Head of Architecture of the Ontario Government are joining the leadership team of the Canadian chapter based in Toronto.

The composition and experience of the leadership team reflects Toronto’s significant representation in Government, Healthcare, Technology and its related services leaving only open Financial Services and Academia, which the leadership team will look to occupy next to achieve full representation.

“Aside from the industrial alignment to our vision and goals at a corporate level, both Linda and David are a great fit from a personal and team dynamic perspective”, David Del Giudice – Chapter President and Principal Architect at AstraZeneca - explains. He continues “Linda and Dave both have a passion for seeing the value of the profession advance and are willing to dedicate their time to investing in it.”

As Microsoft Services Canada Chief Technology Officer David provides strategic technical direction and technical leadership to senior management of Microsoft Enterprise Services Canada. David is 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.

“As today’s solutions are becoming more complex and ever changing, customers expect architectures that are proven and standardized in order to better adapt to what the future may hold.  Iasa’s architecture and certification programs are uniquely aligned to support this vision.  That’s why I’m passionate about Iasa and what it brings to the profession and look forward to personally giving back to the community from my learnings at Microsoft” David says.

Linda Jarvis, who joined the board prior to David, explains her decision to join: “I was really excited to join Iasa Canada’s leadership team, especially with the opportunities I would have to evolve the IT Architect community in Canada.  We have a great depth of IT expertise in Canada and to bring like-minded people together to debate, discussion, challenge & just plain network with each other is an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.”

“Iasa chapter leaders belong to the most experienced and knowledgeable architects but equally important is their common denominator of great passion for architecture with a strong desire to contribute back to the local and global community. All of these virtues are reflected in the Canadian chapter leadership team and we look forward to see this chapter thrive with this exceptional leadership team” said Damaris Bode, Global Community Director at Iasa Global.

To join the Canada chapter or find out more about upcoming events and activities, and the chapter leadership team, please visit: http://www.iasaglobal.org/iasa/Toronto_Chapter.asp.

About Iasa

The Iasa is the premier association focused on the IT architecture profession through the advancement of best practices, education and certification.  Established in 2002, Iasa delivers programs and services to IT architects of all levels around the world. A non-profit business association, Iasa is dedicated to the advancement and sharing of issues related to software, infrastructure, Information, and business architecture in the enterprise, product, education and government sectors.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the association is committed to improving the quality of the IT architecture industry by developing and delivering standards, education and accredited certification programs and services that optimize the development of the architecture profession.  Iasa has 35 Chapters in more than 25 countries, and has a member base and readership of 60,000 worldwide.  For more information, visit www.iasaglobal.org.

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