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Mar. 19, 2024 – Architecture Wins-Reimagine Backup & Disaster Recovery in a Cloud-First Era

Join us to learn facts about how IT Professionals and IT Service Providers are faced with multiple challenges:

  • The IT skills shortage isn’t going anywhere, and too many hours are wasted babysitting, patching and testing backups. Complexity is becoming the enemy of efficiency and peace-of-mind.
  • Cyber Resilience, a top priority, prioritizes data isolation and immutability which becomes increasingly difficult without big investments in staff and equipment. The same goes for cyber-recovery readiness and recovery testing.
  • Disparate data and workloads results in multiple solutions being required for M365, server, and workstation use-cases. Server workloads are distributed across on-prem, private cloud, and hyper-scalers. Licensing complexity, tool sprawl, security and compliance requirements, and storage expense create risk and resource wastage in service delivery.


A well-crafted architecture not only defends against breaches but also streamlines service delivery, empowering organizations to overcome today’s challenges created by legacy backup solutions such as Veeam, Datto, and Acronis.

In this presentation, we’ll share how Cove Data Protection has become a trusted leader in data protection, serving over 10,000 MSPs worldwide, protecting over 175,000 businesses and 2 million Microsoft 365 users.

To encourage members and guests to register for this event, we’re offering an Early-Bird Registration Incentive Door Prize Draw.

The Door Prize Draw is for a $50 Gift Card, donated by True North Group.

To qualify for this Early-Bird Registration Incentive, you must register via Eventbrite by 5:00 pm MT on Frida,y March 16 2024 and be in attendance for the duration of the event.

Registration links for the virtual event will only be sent to those registered. Event Registration closes 5 pm MT on Monday, March 18th.

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Times: All times shown are Mountain Time

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM (6:15 pm welcoming – Event start at 6:30pm)

Place: Place: 110 9 Ave SW Calgary AB T2P 0T1 (7th Floor #710) or Online via Microsoft Teams

Cost: Current CIC Members: FREE; Guests & Future CIC Members: $20+GST

To register with Eventbrite please click here


Chris Groot

A resident of Calgary, he has been a leader in Cove Data Protection’s product strategy and worldwide growth for over 10 years. Chris aspires to help technicians rediscover joy and excitement in their work, inspired by newfound productivity. He also provide practical strategies for improving data resilience, increasing recovery preparedness, and increasing technician efficiency. With a blend of technical expertise and business acumen, he hopes to demystify complex concepts and inspire actionable change.


Platinum Sponsor


Microsoft Canada

Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”), the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Recognized as one of Canada’s Great Places to Work, Microsoft Canada Inc. provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software. Microsoft Canada is a creative workplace which attracts the best and brightest talent in the IT industry who bring an ever evolving vision of the future to reality.

Microsoft software helps businesses and consumers to reach their full potential, however they define it. Woven throughout daily life, whether it be work or play, Microsoft technologies flourish when they get into the hands of millions of Canadian partners and customers enabling innovation often in new ways.

Microsoft Canada is equally passionate about committing to Canadian communities. Since its inception, Microsoft Canada has had a corporate giving philosophy that goes beyond financial donations to champion inventive forms of philanthropy. For more information on how Microsoft Canada has joined forces with organizations across Canada to make a difference and invest in local communities visit

As a registered not-for-profit association, CIC has met the qualification requirements for discounted and donated Microsoft software distributed through TechSoup Canada. Microsoft has donated 10 Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions plus 25 Office 365 E1 subscriptions for CIC’s internal use. This software is used by CIC for operational and administrative purposes.

Silver Sponsors

iTech Calgary Conference

iTech is Canada’s leading portfolio of IT technology conferences and exhibitions focusing on Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, Data Centre, Virtualization & Mobility.

At iTech you will have the opportunity to; discover new cutting edge products & services, network & meet new people in the industry, stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends, see technology in action through live demonstrations, attend conference seminar sessions, research information to enhance your IT strategy, enjoy this Local event right in your backyard!

CIC Members are eligible to receive free VIP conference registrations valued at $99.

True North Group Inc

True North Group Inc. provides Canadian integrated cloud, managed IT and security services as well as professional IT consulting services to small and mid-market enterprises.

True North Group provides door prizes at many events as well as contributions toward CIC’s operational funding.