Rigstar Communications' "First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference" Rescheduled and Moved

Date and location of company's conference has been changed due to an overwhelming response.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 20, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Rigstar Communications’ Chief Revenue Officer Robert Hart announced today that the company’s CIO Conference has been moved to Calgary, Alberta, and will now take place on May 16th and 17th of this year.

Due to a tremendous response from CIOs looking to attend, Rigstar Communications has changed the location of the conference, which was to take place at Carmel Beach in British Columbia. The conference will now take place at Hotel Arts in Calgary, where the event and agenda will still run as previously outlined.

Event: First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference
Date: May 16th & 17th, 2011
Time: Commences at 9:00 a.m. each day
Location: Hotel Arts, 119 – 12th Avenue SW Calgary, AB


May 16, 2011

9:00 am Kickoff
Introductions and Opening Remarks
Brent Grisdale, President - Rigstar Communications

9:30 am Keynote Presentation
The Evolution of Technology: What Might Happen in the Next 25 Years
Tom Collins, Partner Station 5 Consulting and Former: SVP Encana, CIO, PanCanadian
Petroleum/CP Ships and Deputy Minister Energy
Rick Johannesson, COO – Techworks

10:30 am Keynote Presentation
Remote Unified Communications: NACG’s Drivers, Challenges, Wins and Losses
David Booth, General Manager IT and Facilities Management, CIO – North American
Construction Group

11:30 am Keynote Presentation
Building High Performance Remote Telecom Infrastructure in the Middle of Nowhere
Russ Doig, VP – GCI Industrial Telecom

12:30 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Roundtable Discussion
Leveraging Hybrid Cloud Computing to Mitigate Risk and Accelerate UC Delivery
Ron Johannesson, CEO - Techworks
Rick Johannesson, COO – Techworks

3:30 pm Roundtable Discussion
Extending Remote Operations into the Corporate Cloud
Russ Doig, VP - GCI Industrial Telecom
Robert Hart, CRO - Rigstar Communications

6:00 pm Dinner

May 17, 2011

9:00 am Keynote Presentation
Advanced Data Protection Techniques And Scalability For The
Highly Virtualized Public/Private Cloud Environment
Connor Duffy, Enterprise Solutions Consultant - Dell Canada
Darren Bell, Enterprise Account Executive - Dell Canada

10:00 am Keynote Presentation
Suncor’s Strategic Drivers for Innovation and Change
Doug Philp, Senior Manager Supply Chain Management - Suncor Energy

11:00 am Keynote Presentation
SIP Trunking and Open Source VoIP Best Practices and Applied Functionalities
Mark Fossen, CIO – Mesh Canada and Former CIO - Thinktel Communications

12:00 pm Lunch & Closing Remarks
Preview of Second Annual Remote Communications CIO Council
Jaethen Reichel, VP Business Development - iTel Networks

For more information regarding the CIO Conference please contact Robert Hart at robert.hart@rigstar.ca.

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

iTel Neworks (www.itelnetworks.com) is a world-class telecommunications provider headquartered in the heart of B.C. Our project list spans the country, and includes a variety of Canada’s top companies. iTel wholly owns and maintains its own infrastructure, from servers to our in-house call centre, ensuring uninterrupted service of the highest quality.

GCI Industrial Telecom (www.gci-industrialtelecom.com) is Alaska's leading 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. We have combined infrastructure construction, implementation, and support experience on the North Slope in excess of 150 years. We are the proven best choice for remote communications for exploration, production, and oilfield support operations.

Media contacts:
Robert Hart, Rigstar Communications Inc.

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