Citizen Development in Practice: My Successful Implementation Story – July 22, 2021 – All Welcome

I am honored to be speaking to up to 2000 members of the Project Management community about Low-Code Citizen Development in Practice on July 22, 2021 from 10-11am MST. Everyone is welcome.

Since this is a non-premium webinar you should be able to sign up with a free account.

For PMP/PgMP and CAPM PMI certified members, the webinar qualifies for 1 PDU (0.5 Technical and 0.5 Strategic).–My-Successful-Implementation-Story


Citizen development is gaining traction and many organizations are using low-code or no-code software to build apps and solve business problems. So how should organizations go about implementing citizen development? In this session Trevor will share his experience in implementing a successful citizen development project using a low-code platform.

Trevor will outline the project he implemented from the start through to successful outcomes including;

  • How he approached the project from zero low-code experience
  • Evaluation of the low-code platforms of the day
  • Designing for long-term sustainability
  • Implementation process
  • Key outcomes and success measures
  • Lessons learned during this citizen development project

Come hear how this low-code project worked from start to finish and understand how to use citizen development for your own business project.

“The Internet” – UofC Alumni Online Speaking Engagement – May 7, 2020 – All Welcome

I am honored to be speaking to my University of Calgary Alumni association, Computer Science Chapter, on May 7, 2020 from 5:30-6:30pm. Everyone is welcome.


The Internet. Big, bold, confusing and, most now say, critical.

Trevor Textor has journeyed through the world of “the network” for nearly 20 years. In this presentation he’ll be looking at the Internet from the lens of a rural municipality that had to build their own network just to get the vendor to provide service to their residents. Together we’ll explore the Internet’s many facets and hopefully dispense with a few myths.


If interested in attending please register here:

Update (May 10, 2020): Video recording is located here:

IEEE Southern Alberta Speaking Engagement – Calgary February 4, 2016

I’m delighted to be delivering two presentations again but for the first time, in tandem:

“Broadband Internet – The “Railroad” of Our Era”, a general view of broadband internet, followed by:

“Understanding the Remote Field Data Communications Challenge”, rural telecom for Oil & Gas “in a nutshell”.

Non-IEEE members are welcome. Registration opens at 5:15pm, presentations start at 6pm.

More about the presentation here:

UofC Alumni Speaking Engagement – Calgary Oct 22, 2015

I am honored to be speaking to my Alumni association, Computer Science Chapter, on October 22, 2015 from 6-8:30pm (6pm food, 7pm I start talking).

If anyone is interested in coming and is not an Alumni, please let me know and I’ll check if it is open to non-Alumni.


Trevor Textor thinks a lot about broadband internet and sometimes cell phone plans. You know, it hurts, but sometimes you have to. He has pivot tabled these subjects to death and has come to some conclusions. For instance, he discovered why cell phone plans are so expensive in Canada and why that’s unlikely to change much without Canada having an Open Access Network business model for telecommunications. While trying to convince businesses to use broadband internet services that actually work, and pay the corresponding price, he stumbled over some other really interesting things. These things brought him to the conclusion that broadband is the “railroad” of our era and how it critically impacts democracy.


Why are cell phone plans so expensive in Canada?
The cost of service has little to do with the radio services themselves, it’s all about infrastructure. In Canada the big 3 telecommunications companies maintain a monopoly on this infrastructure and this monopoly is regulated via the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). But even with regulation, it is not encouraging the right behaviour with respect to infrastructure so that savings can trickle down to consumers. Trevor will explain how an “Open Access Network” (OAN) business model benefits Canadians and how an infrastructure marketplace could scale it.

Broadband is the “railroad” of our era and is critical to democracy.
The United Nations says it best: “… [A]ffordable broadband connectivity to the Internet is a foundation stone of modern society…Broadband does not just comprise infrastructure; today, widespread broadband connectivity offers the prospects of new services and an information revolution to change – and challenge – our very approach to development.” Trevor will walk through the socioeconomics of broadband and the future technologies that will drive broadband growth.

Speaking in Calgary April 23, 2015 at the ISA Show

I am very excited to be speaking locally in Calgary at the Instrumentation, Systems & Automation (ISA) Calgary Show April 22-23, 2015. The presentation is entitled “Understanding the Remote Field Data Communications Challenge” and it scheduled for Thursday, April 23 @ 9:30am.

Hope to see folks there!


Conference Schedule: (no longer published)

Session information: (no longer published by the presentation can be accessed by clicking here)

Remote field data communications is challenging. There are often multiple teams and vendors involved and no-one seems to have the big picture! Automation systems require different wireless systems than traditional broadband internet systems further confusing what should be used. This talk by Trevor Textor will help unravel the complexities and highlight:

  • The differences between automation traffic and traditional broadband traffic and how that might change the radios installed based on the circumstances.
  • Understanding wireless frequencies and the reasons different wireless frequencies are not better/worse than the other.
  • How video changes traditional approaches to communications (telecom as a utility).
  • How traditional IT merging into the automation world necessitates a different model between IT and engineering.
  • Financial impacts of a digital oilfield and how a “connected field” can deliver the dream of “just turn it on anywhere”.
  • What is telecom passive infrastructure? Why should we care?
    • How telecom passive infrastructure engineering determines your bandwidth availability.
    • When should a business think about passive telecom infrastructure?
  • How much does rural data communications outages actually cost?

Trevor Textor is a rural data communications expert with over a decade of experience. Trevor has participated in wireless system design, control system segregation projects, radio equipment evaluations and facility drawing reviews (to name just a few).

Please note: Trevor adheres to the CTCA code of ethics, has no agency relationships with equipment vendors and will attempt to provide fact and generic experience based advice.