Daryle Niedermayer, PMP, CISSP
As an experienced business and information technology professional, Daryle knows how to get results.
Daryle is an accomplished speaker, teacher, and project manager. He taught Project Management at the college level in both Canada and overseas. During employment as a Senior Consultant with CGI, he managed the conversion of the Saskatchewan Government’s Public Employees’ Pension Plan. This project not only accurately converted almost $4 billion of assets for each of 60,000 members, but also converted 2 years of financial history in the process. While with CGI, Daryle also managed a number of disaster recovery programs for Russell Investments, one of the largest capital market firms in the USA with over $1 trillion under management. He helped formulate pandemic and disaster plans for one of CGI’s data centres. He has earned both the Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) designations.
More recently, Mr. Niedermayer was a manager in the Information Technology Services department at the University of Lethbridge where he created a business analysis community of practice and helped develop a robust project portfolio management process. His company, Atlas Business Solutions, provided technological solutions as well as project management and business consulting to help the Alberta Emergency Management Agency manage recovery from some of Canada’s largest disasters. Daryle is described as a “Google Translator” between technicians and business users. He is able to help business and technology people find effective ways to solve enterprise problems.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Heather, hiking, canoeing, cycling, SCUBA diving, and traveling far and wide. His interests include political studies, economics, leadership studies, exploring cultural diversity, social change and transformation, and spirituality.
Heather Nicholson, MLIS
Ms. Heather Nicholson has been a teacher and librarian for over 13 years. She has taught Social Studies and Language Arts at the middle-years level in many schools both in Canada and abroad before turning her attention to librarianship and earning a Masters in Library and Information Science. She continues to work in the broader educational field, having spoken at several educational and librarianship conferences as well as having a number of published articles.
In her most recent role, Heather is working to develop the necessary analytics from the existing integrated library system (ILS) to ensure that the library collection is optimized by asset type and category, and that new acquisitions are aligned with the interests and needs of readers. This involves analyzing data so that core readers are adequately served while those members of the community with more unique interests and concerns also have their needs met.
Heather has also experience developing curriculum and providing training in the areas of information literacy and digital literacy. She has a deep and practical understanding of the importance of technology skills and how to address the challenge of including individuals at all skill levels.