The GITA is very pleased to announce that Ward Chapin, chief information officer of the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, will deliver the keynote address at GITA’s 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference.
Aurora, Colo. -The Geospatial
Information & Technology Association (GITA) is very pleased to announce that
Ward Chapin, chief information officer of the Vancouver Organizing Committee of
the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games, will deliver the keynote address at GITA’s 2010
Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference, slated for April 25-29, 2010, in
Phoenix, Ariz. This will be a joint keynote address with the American Congress
and Surveying and Mapping and Arizona Professional Land Surveyors’ Annual
Conference, which is co-located with GITA’s Solutions Conference in
“We are very excited to
have Ward Chapin as our keynote speaker,” said 2010 Solutions Conference Chair
Ralph Anhold, ESRI. “His support of the geospatial community indicates that our
technology is a fundamental element of the information systems of NOW and the
future, which ties in nicely with our theme - not your father’s GIS
leads a team of more than 1,200 staff managing the accreditation, communication,
security, and transportation systems for all participants of the Winter Games.
The team is also charged with coordinating the timing and scoring systems, and
will work with the immigration and security officials to ensure seamless
integration between respective information systems.
two months after the entire world watches the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games-taking place Feb. 12-28, 2010-GITA attendees will receive a behind the
scenes look at technology integration for the world’s largest sports
will be the most technologically advanced Games yet, and that’s exciting for the
entire information technology industry” said Chapin. “Geospatial professionals
who work with data and various systems every day understand the significance of
successful integration, and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with
longtime executive with HSBC Bank, Chapin built a progressive career with the
financial services company in Canada and abroad. Prior to joining
VANOC, he was responsible for Information Technology Operations for the HSBC
Investment Bank in London,
England. He also
spent more than three years in Paris as director of IT Operations, assisting
with the integration of HSBC’s acquisition of CCF Bank, a federation of 11
banks. During his tenure with HSBC Bank Canada, Chapin served as vice
president, Technical and Corporate Services, and also held various IT-related
roles in information systems auditing, systems development and IT
Online registration for
the 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference is now open.
Registration fees start at $379. Exhibits-only passes are $35. Full details
about the conference are available at www.gita.org/gis, or by contacting GITA
headquarters at 303-337-0513; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2010 Winter Olympics Chief Information Officer to Keynote 2010 Solutions Conference
January 11, 2010