Electrical Business

Bell Aliant’s Richard Smith takes home BICSI’s Ross G.H. Cotton award

May 3, 2012  By Anthony Capkun

May 2, 2012 – BICSI—an association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry—welcomed industry professionals from all over the world to the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ont., for the 2012 BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition, which began April 29. And EBMag was there!


BICSI president Jerry Bowman officially opened the conference Monday morning, putting emphasis on the event’s 23 educational sessions and exhibition area; introducing BICSI’s mobile conference website; highlighting BICSI’s newest credential—the Data Centre Design Consultant (DCDC)—and more.

The opening general session included presentations regarding Canadian codes and standards, data centre redundancy and reliability, AV system design, trends and challenges in the wireless market, and the changing role of Wi-Fi. The exhibit hall opened to a great crowd on Sunday night, with more than 70 exhibitors ready to share their latest products and solutions. On Monday night, nearly 1000 delegates walked the show floor during the exhibition and reception.


“Our company is exhibiting at the conference, and the traffic has been great,” said Glenn Sooley of Plexus Connectivity Solutions (Moncton, N.B.). “This Canadian Conference presents a great opportunity to meet new clients, as well as to put a face to some of our existing Canadian and U.S. clients.”

Special congratulations to our friend, past BICSI Canadian Region director Richard Smith, who won the Ross G.H. Cotton award, which was created in 1992 to recognize the contributions of an individual in Canada toward advancing BICSI’s goals and objectives. (Photo A. Capkun)

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