David Papp, Bio and Experience

“Technology is key to helping get business done!”
– David P. Papp

David P. Papp, P.Eng.

David Papp is a technology pioneer helping industry members become more tech savvy so they, too, can thrive safely in today’s economy. He is an active blogger, author, consultant, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, professional engineer, and an uber-tweep on Twitter. Based on his twenty plus years of experience, David delivers an engaging and passionate consulting and speaking style that both educates and entertains. He has authored a book based on his experiences titled IT Survival Guide: Conquering Information Technology in Your Organization, co-authored two other books, and is a Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

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David created his consulting business, Microtek Corporation, and has successfully become a one stop shop experience for his clients for over two decades. Through strong communication and people skills, David has built long lasting business relationships with clients while acting as their technology advisor. His clients benefit from his effective ability to communicate in a clear and understandable manner so they easily understand their unique IT needs.

Degree & Certifications

  • Professional Engineer with APEGA [P.Eng.]
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering [B.Sc. (CompEng)]
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional [CISSP]
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor [CISA]
  • VMware Certified Professional [VCP]
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate [CCDA]
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate [CCNA]
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional [CCNP]
  • Microsoft Certified Professional [MCP]
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer [MCSE]
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator [CWNA]
  • NetScaler Certified Associate [NSCA]
  • Linux Professional Institute Certified Level 1 [LPIC1]
  • Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator [FCNSA]
  • Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional [FCNSP]

Associations

Project Experience

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Mobile App Deployment (iOS and Android)
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Network and Security Assessment & Audits
  • Network Architecture and Troubleshooting
  • Data Forensics, Receivership Data Acquisition, Preserving Evidence
  • Server Virtualizations
  • Storage and Backup Implementations
  • SAN and Blade Technologies
  • High Performance and High Availability Content Delivery
  • IP Security Cameras
  • Network Security Implementations
  • Wireless Networking
  • Wide Area Network Deployment
  • Data Centre Construction
  • xDSL Deployment
  • National Dial-Up Network
  • Internet Multi-Homing
  • Turn-Key ISP/IPP
  • ISP Relocations and Acquisitions
  • Web and Application Development
  • Programming
  • Management

Media Participation & Exposure

  • Oct17/16 – Global Edmonton TV – What to do when digital disaster strikes and you lose your phone (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Oct13/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – FB Live & Periscope video streaming blocked at live concerts (Greg Mackling)
  • Oct11/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 production (morning news – Shadoe Davis)
  • Sep23/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Quantum computing threatens encrypted data (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Sep21/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Edmonton scraps traffic safety ad before it’s launched (evening news – Vinesh Pratap)
  • Sep20/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – CRTC new rules leading to cheaper Internet rates (evening news – Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham)
  • Sep19/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Protecting kids online (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Sep08/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – iPhone7 Launch (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Sep08/16 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – iPhone7 Launch (radio – Dani & Jay)
  • Sep06/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – CRTC skinny cable complaints (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Aug25/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Social Media with Teens (Don Cook)
  • Aug15/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Virtual Reality (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Aug11/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Electronic surveillance (Greg Mackling)
  • Jul20/16 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – Pokemon Go (Morley Scott)
  • Jul19/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Pokemon Go (Greg Mackling)
  • Jul19/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Pokemon Go (Kathy Kennedy)
  • Jul19/16 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Pokemon Go (radio – Dani & Jay)
  • Jul18/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Pokemon Go augmented reality game (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Jun30/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – US Customs wanting to collect your social media usernames at border (Greg Mackling)
  • Jun20/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Drones (morning news – live with Shaye Ganam)
  • Jun20/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Our social media legacies (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Jun13/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Microsoft buying LinkedIn (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Jun08/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – University of Calgary pays $20 to ransomware (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • May24/16 – Global Edmonton TV – 3D printing your own guns, cars, and even hearts (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • May03/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – BCE to buy MTS, promising higher Internet speeds (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Apr20/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Better securing your Facebook account (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Apr01/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – 40 years of Apple and declining Blackberry (news – Don Cook)
  • Mar29/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – FBI accessing locked iPhone (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Mar21/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – iPhone 5SE, iPad Pro, Liam the Apple Robot (live evening news – Don Cook)
  • Mar21/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Reducing the number of lost emails, 10 year tweet, Apple announcement (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Mar21/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – 10-year anniversary of first tweet (live morning news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Mar03/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – 360 degree videos (live news – Don Cook and Brett Megarry)
  • Feb17/16 – Global Edmonton TV – Microsoft upgrading Windows 10 without consent (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Feb17/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – CRTC enforcing skinny pick-and-pay cable TV packages (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Feb17/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Apple opposes court order to help FBI unlock iPhone (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Feb10/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Microsoft downloading Windows 10 upgrade without your consent (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Jan21/16 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – Holiday Gift Cards and Scams (Brenton Driedger, The Ryan Jespersen Show)
  • Jan18/16 – Global Edmonton TV – What to do with all your holiday gift cards and avoid being scammed (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Jan15/16 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Netflix cracking down on VPNs and Proxies (live news – Don Cook and Brett Megarry)
  • Dec28/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – 2015 Tech Failures and 2016 Tech Highlights (news – Don Cook)
  • Dec21/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Who is listening to you and recording everything (new – Geoff Currier)
  • Dec22/15 – CISN Country 103.9 FM – Christmas apps (Chris, Jack and Matt)
  • Dec21/15 – Global Edmonton TV – Who is listening to you and recording everything (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Dec02/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – New RCMP CyberCrime Unit (news – Don Cook)
  • Nov27/15 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Online Christmas Shopping Security Tips (The Ryan Jespersen Show round table)
  • Nov26/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Anti-Fraud Awareness, Black Friday (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Nov23/15 – Global Edmonton TV – Online shopping security tips for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Holiday Gifts ( morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Nov20/15 – Shaw TV Go! – Online vs social tabletop gaming, crowdfunded Kickstarter UberStax project (Sarah King)
  • Nov19/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Cyber Terrorism, Online Security (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Nov10/15 – Sherwood Park News – New invention for board games (in print)
  • Nov09/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Blackberry PRIV Android, iPad Pro, Technology Convergence (news – Don Cook)
  • Nov03/15 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – YouTube Red new launch (radio w/ Dani & Jay)
  • Oct27/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – YouTube Red new launch (news – Don Cook)
  • Oct26/15 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – Traditional TV and land lines are getting extinct (The Ryan Jespersen Show)
  • Oct20/15 – Global Edmonton TV – Tips for staying connected safe while travelling (morning news – live with Mike Sobel)
  • Oct01/15 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Personal safety apps (radio w/ Dani & Jay)
  • Sep24/15 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Back to school apps (radio w/ Dani & Jay)
  • Sep17/15 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Disliking the Facebook dislike button (radio w/ Dani & Jay)
  • Sep16/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Facebook new dislike button (news – Richard Cloutier)
  • Sep10/15 – Global Edmonton TV – 8 Tips to help protect kids online (morning news – live with Shaye Ganam via Sara Mulvihill)
  • Sep08/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Upcoming Apple new announcements (news – Geoff Currier)
  • Sep08/15 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – Personal security apps (The Ryan Jespersen Show)
  • Sep04/15 – Global Edmonton TV – 50% of websites, apps share children’s personal information: privacy sweep (6pm news – w/Nancy Carlson via Tom Vernon)
  • Jul28/15 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – Hacked baby monitors and hacked Uconnect vehicles (The Ryan Jespersen Show)
  • Jun18/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Recent cyberattacks on federal government to protest Bill C-51 (news – w/ Geoff Currier)
  • May28/15 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – iPhone bug crashes your phone with a text message (The Ryan Jespersen Show)
  • May20/15 – Atlantic Trust – Understanding the Internet of Things(online)
  • Apr24/15 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Apps for your deepest, darkest secrets: Whisper, Yik Yak, & Secret (radio w/ Dani & Jay)
  • Apr23/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – YouTube 10 Year Anniversary (news – Brett Megarry)
  • Apr13/15 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Apple Watch (radio w/ Dani & Jay)
  • Apr01/15 – Atlantic Trust – Beware of Frauds on your Friends List (online)
  • Mar26/15 – Atlantic Trust – Vigilance, awareness key to financial self-defense online (Press Release)
  • Mar16/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – Rogers refunding premium texting fees (news- w/ Don Cook & Brett Megarry)
  • Feb13/15 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – Spy Tech (The Ryan Jespersen Show)
  • Feb26/15 – CJOB 680 AM Winnipeg – 3D Printed Car, Apple Car, Apps that drain your phone (talk radio – w/ Geoff Currier)
  • Feb09/15 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Dating apps (radio w/ Dani & Jay)
  • Jan26/15 – The New 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton – Internet gives $31,000 tip to pizza guy (radio w/ Dani & Jay)
  • Jan08/15 – CJAD 800 AM Montreal – Weekly tech news (talk radio – w/ Barry Morgan)
  • Jan06/15 – 630 CHED AM Edmonton – 2014 tech highlights, 2015 trends, new Copyright Modernization Act (afternoon news radio – w/ J’lyn Nye)
  • Aug/12 – Symantec – Whitepaper: Demystifying Virtualization for Small Businesses (online)
  • Dec06/11 – Sherwood Park News – Entrepreneur makes top 40 list (online)
  • Oct26/11 – Avenue Edmonton – Edmonton Top 40 Under 40 (online)
  • Aug15/11 – Global TV News – Facebook Mobile Security Concerns (TV)
  • May29/11 – CTV National News – #BirdCam becoming a social media hit (TV)
  • Jun03/11 – CTV News Edmonton – #BirdCam Captures two robin eggs hatching (TV)
  • May26/11 – CTV News Edmonton – #BirdCam offers peak into robin’s nest (TV)
  • Apr27/11 – Global TV News – Sony PlayStation Security Breach Concerns (TV)
  • Apr11/11 – Business News Daily – 9 Top Considerations When Buying an Inkjet Printer (online)
  • Apr5/11 – TechNewsWorld – Giving Electronic Rejects a Second Chance (online)
  • March 23/11 – TakeCareOf.Biz – Harpoon Gun Syndrome (online)
  • Jan/10 – PC World Magazine – How a Virtualized Server Saved One Small Business (Jan/10 online, Apr/10 in print)
  • Jul/10 – PC World Magazine – Manufacturer Boosts Productivity, Morale With IT Overhaul (Jul/10 online, Sep/10 in print)
  • A Channel Big Breakfast
  • AccessTV HELP!tv
  • CFRN TV News
  • A Channel News
  • CBC TV News
  • ITV
  • Edmonton Journal
  • Edmonton Sun
  • CBC Radio

David’s clients have included:

  • Alberta Auditor General
  • Alberta Government Services
  • Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Alberta Motor Association
  • Alberta Transportation
  • Allin Clinic
  • Allstream
  • Argus Machine
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • ATB Financial
  • Atlantic Trust
  • Bell Canada
  • BlackBerry
  • Canadian Police Research Centre
  • Capital G Bank Bermuda
  • Capital Health
  • Chemco Electrical Contractors
  • Chevrolet
  • City of Edmonton
  • City of Fort Saskatchewan
  • City of Grande Prairie
  • City of Leduc
  • Cohos Evamy
  • Drumheller Chamber of Commerce
  • Elk Island Catholic Schools
  • Environment Canada
  • Flint Energy
  • Government of Alberta
  • Intel
  • Lafarge
  • Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association
  • Medical Imaging Consultants
  • National Oilwell
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • PCL Constructors
  • Prairie Mines
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RCMP
  • Sasktel
  • Service Alberta
  • Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Siemens Networks
  • Sterling Crane
  • Strathcona County
  • Sureway Construction
  • Telus
  • The Business Link
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • Town of Hinton
  • University of Alberta
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • …and many others.

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