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Rigstar Hosts First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference

First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference - Leveraging Remote IT Infrastructure to Harness Enterprise Business Growth and Competitive Advantage

Calgary, Canada, March 02, 2011 --( Brent Grisdale, President of Rigstar Communications Inc. announced today that the company, along with its partners iTel Networks, GCI Industrial Telecom, will be hosting their first annual ‘Remote Communications CIO Conference’ on April 16 and 17, 2011 in British Columbia.

The conference will bring together an intimate group of senior business and technical leaders to discuss key challenges of, and innovative solutions for, executing business and IT deliverables in a remote network environment. This initial conference will focus on remote unified communications’ best practices, and how leveraging voice, data, platform and application unification can accelerate enterprise business growth and competitive advantage.

“The rapid delivery and continuity of remote IT infrastructure is essential to oil and gas operations, but harmonizing remote IT operations with desired business outcomes has been a continuous challenge for CIOs,” said Robert Hart, Rigstar Communications’ Chief Revenue Officer. “Our conference will discuss transformational methods of executing service delivery across an expansive and distributed wide area network.”

“Extending the cloud to improve end user productivity is probably the number one objective of a CIO today. Reaching an end user in the middle of nowhere is challenging at the best of times. I am excited to get into a room with some very smart people and discuss disruptive ways of solving this problem,” concluded Hart.

The keynote speakers listed below will provide practical solutions to attendees, along with the proper planning, deployment and support of remote IT infrastructure to assist enterprises in dramatically improving their business’ productivity, customer satisfaction and top line revenue.

Event: First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference
Topic: Leveraging Remote IT Infrastructure to Harness Enterprise Business Growth and Competitive Advantage
Date: April 16 & 17, 2011
Location: Carmel Beach Resort, Shuswap Lake BC

Keynote Speakers
David Booth, General Manager of IT and Facilities Management and CIO – North American Construction Group
Tom Collins, Partner Station Five Consulting and Former SVP EnCana, CIO PanCanadian Petroleum and CP Ships
Russ Doig, Vice President – GCI Industrial Telecom
Mark Fossen, CIO Mesh Canada and Former CIO Thinktel Communications
Rick Johannesson, COO – Techworks Solutions Providers

* More to be announced shortly

Limited seating is available. Please contact Robert Hart at for more information, or to book your seat for this event.

Rigstar Communications Inc. (www(.)Rigstar(.)ca) provides full lifecycle 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 innovative remote communication systems, Rigstar’s expansive network and field operations reaches a significant footprint of Alberta and Western North America.

iTel Networks Inc. (www(.)itelnetworks(.)com) iTel Networks spent five years building the most expansive carrier grade VoIP Network in North America, covering 950 rate exchange centers across Canada. If you are an enterprise organization with distributed facilities across a remote WAN; chances are we are the only company that can reach most of your locations. Our network is completely redundant, multi homed in four geographically diverse data center facilities and is 100% SIP and MPLS enabled. We interconnect with every major upstream carrier in Canada and our capacity matches our extensive reach.

GCI Industrial Telecom (www(.)gci-industrialtelecom(.)com) is Alaska's largest 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 with offices in Anchorage and Prudoe Bay, Alaska and Houston, Texas. GCI Industrial Telecom is the proven choice of both major and independent oil and gas companies for safety focused, full lifecycle communication support of industrial communication projects.

Media contacts:
Robert Hart, Rigstar Communications Inc.
(403) 971.4500

Tara Molina, New Wave Media
(403) 457.0919 ext.221

Mark V. Johnson, GCI Industrial Telecom
(907) 868.5478

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Rigstar Communications
Tara Molina - New Wave Media
(403) 457-0919

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