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Rigstar Communications Expands "Remote Communications CIO Conference" Agenda

Company has expanded its "First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference" agenda to include keynote presentations by the Alberta Council of Technology and Marlabs.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 28, 2011 --( Rigstar Communications’ Chief Revenue Officer Robert Hart announced today that the company has expanded its "First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference" agenda to include keynote presentations by the Alberta Council of Technology and Marlabs, one of North America’s leading enterprise cloud computing organizations.

The conference will be held at Hotel Arts in Calgary, and will run as previously outlined.

Event: First Annual Remote Communications CIO Conference
Date: May 16th & 17th, 2011
Time: Commences at 9:30 a.m. each day
Location: Hotel Arts, 119 – 12th Avenue SW Calgary, AB

Final Agenda

Monday, May 16, 2011

9:30 am Kickoff

Introductions and Opening Remarks
Brent Grisdale, President - Rigstar Communications

10:00 am Keynote Presentation – Tom Collins

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

11:00 am Keynote Presentation – Dell Canada

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

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Keynote Presentation – GCI Industrial Telecom

Building High Performance Remote Telecom Infrastructure in the Middle of Nowhere
Russ Doig, VP – GCI Industrial Telecom

2:30 pm Keynote Presentation – Marlabs

Balancing Availability, Performance and Security in a Hybrid Cloud Environment
Jeff Holden, VP, Energy and Utility Markets – Marlabs

3:30 pm Keynote Presentation – Aastra Telecom

Flexible Communications and Fixed Mobile Convergence Platforms
Craig Ballard, Technical Sales Manager – Aastra Telecom

4:30 pm Cocktails, Networking and Dinner – Hotel Arts – Raw Bar

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

9:30 am Keynote Presentation – Alberta Council of Technology

A Sober Assessment of the role of Ambiguity in Rural Communications
Where Chaos Reigns
Perry Kinkaide, President – Alberta Council of Technology

10:30 am Keynote Presentation – North American Construction Group

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 – Redline Communications

The Digital Oilfield
Duval Yeager, Senior Director WiMAX Products – Redline Communications

12:30 pm Lunch & Closing Remarks

Preview of Second Annual Remote Communications CIO Council
Brent Grisdale, President – Rigstar Communications
Jae Reichel, VP Business Development - iTel Networks

For more information regarding the CIO Conference please contact Robert Hart at

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

Media contacts:
Robert Hart, Rigstar Communications Inc.

Tara Lynn Molina, New Wave Media
403.457.0919 ext.221

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

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