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November 15, 2022 – Post Ignite Review with Microsoft MVPs

Register today to qualify for a $50 Visa “Early-Bird” Gift Card draw. Attend & evaluate our event to be entered in our second evaluation draw for a $50 Visa Gift Card courtesy of True North Group Inc.



  • Every year we bring some of our local MVP’s down to talk about what was announced at Microsoft Ignite for new Microsoft products and services. We’ll also talk about our personal experiences as to what it was like to attend either virtually or in-person. Most importantly we want dialogue so bring your questions as we have a great lineup of talent to help you out.You will learn:
  • What is Microsoft Ignite
  • Latest Microsoft product announcements




Marcos NogueiraMarcos Nogueira

With more than 20 years’ experience in Datacenter and Cloud Architectures, Marcos Nogueira is currently working as a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. Marcos is an expert in Hybrid and Public Cloud, focusing on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PasS), and Infrastructure as a Code on either Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services. He has worked in several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms, IT Services, and Gas & Oil in different countries and continents.

Marcos is a Canadian Azure MVP for several years, and he has more than 17+ years as Microsoft Certified, with more than 175+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, among others). He is also certified on AWS (Solution Architect), VMware (VTSP), CompTIA, and ITIL v3.


Kevin KaminskiKevin Kaminski

Kevin Kaminski is an authority in Microsoft enterprise solutions with over 25 years of experience that ranges from device management to data center architecture. In that time, Kevin has provided leadership, technical expertise, and training to organizations large and small, which has contributed to his passion for delivering solutions-based approaches to modern IT challenges.

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Twitter: @kkaminsk


Michael LaMontagne – MS MVP

With over twenty two years of experience in the IT industry, including eight-time awarded Microsoft MVP. I have a broad range of practical, hands-on experience in management and support with strong communication skills, work ethic and a proven ability to constantly learn.
O365Eh! Podcast:
Specialties: Microsoft Teams, Contact Center, Enterprise Voice, Microsoft Power Automate/Flow, Microsoft Viva, Skype For Business, Office 365, Microsoft 365, Lync, Exchange, Azure, Active Directory, Microsoft Graph and PowerShell.

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Register by 5:00 pm Monday November 14 to be entered in the extended “Early Bird” draw for a $50 VISA Gift Card courtesy of True North Group Inc.
Attend the event and submit an evaluation form by 2300h Tuesday, November 15 2022 for a chance to win a $50 VISA Gift Card courtesy of True North Group.
Registration links for the virtual event will only be sent to those registered. Event Registration closes at 5 pm MDT Monday, November 14th.


Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Times: All times shown are Mountain Time

6:15 PM –                  Virtual doors open

6:15 PM – 6:25 PM Virtual Tailgate Party – Hang-out and get acquainted

6:25 PM – 6:30 PM CIC Sponsor Slides

6:30 PM – 6:35 PM CIC Team Slides

6:35 PM – 7:50 PM Main Presentation (including Q&As)

7:50 PM – 7:55 PM Closing Remarks – Early-Bird Draw – Evaluation Forms

Place: This is an online/virtual event (MS Teams link will be provided to registered attendees on the event date)

Cost: Current CIC Members: FREE; Guests & Future CIC Members: FREE

Please click here to register via Eventbrite



Platinum Sponsor


CyberFox provides MSPs with identity access management (IAM) solutions in password management and privilege access management to monitor, manage and mitigate risks as components in their identity access management strategy. CyberFox enhances and tightens security practices for MSPs while greatly simplifying and improving end-user experiences. CyberFox and their solutions were built for the unique needs of today’s MSPs while providing simple affordable, practicable security.


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 2022

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.

IBM Canada

In 2017, IBM was 100 years old in Canada. This century has been driven by innovation that matters to our clients, our people, our country and the world. We are proud to be part of a company that has dedicated a century to finding solutions to contemporary challenges with a vision of the future. Innovation, transformation, and pioneering have always been part of our culture. This second century of IBM will continue to change the world.

IBM provides CIC with free meeting space for our monthly in-person events.


At Datto, we believe there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology.

As the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSP’s), Datto’s proven Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management solutions drive cyberresilience, efficiency, and growth for MSP’s. Delivered via an integrated platform, Datto’s solutions help its global ecosystem of MSP partners serve over one million businesses around the world. From proactive dynamic detection and prevention to fast, flexible recovery from cyberincidents, Datto’s solutions defend against costly downtime and data loss in servers, virtual machines, cloud applications, or anywhere data resides. Datto has won awards for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace.

TruNorth Advisors

Our role is to enable your business to realize the true potential of your people, process, and technology and when gaps are found to activate a plan with and for you.

Working with your team and you, we will define and communicate clear goals, establish areas that need improvement, and then plan out the path towards better And better is something that is able to be measured not just an imaginary future state.