Episode #32: Agile Application Lifecycle Management

Effective application lifecycle management is a struggle in most professional development shops. Done well, it integrates the software development process with business initiatives, promotes team productivity, improves code quality and increases flexibility by reducing the time it takes to build and adapt applications in response to changing business needs. Done poorly, and you may end…

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Building a Better Team

“You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” ~Doug Floyd It’s no secret to anyone that there are more men in the IT industry than women. In my 15 year career, I’ve often been the lone female on the team and I’m pretty comfortable with that. But Dr. Wendy Cukier from Ryerson University…

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Thought Leadership Series with Microsoft Director John Oxley: John talks about growing a strong and capable ICT workforce

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview John Oxley a Leading Multi-Award Winning International Technology Authority and Executive; John talks about growing a strong and capable ICT workforce. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki John Oxley is a multiple-award winning, Director of Technical Audience…


Chats with Kelly Gotlieb, Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing – Kelly talks about the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Kelly Gotlieb, Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing – Kelly talks about the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki Kelly Gotlieb is currently Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and in the Faculty…

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Security Council Invitation

Greetings, As the National Security and Privacy lead for Microsoft, I get the opportunity to work with a large number of Canadian organizations and gather security best practices from a wide spectrum. We hold an annual event where we have a dialogue about the security threat landscape and  best practices for prevention and response. This…

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Barry Sellers: Distinguished Fellow, International Technology and Professionalism Top-Authority, Chair CNP Council, Chief Judge International Awards for Professionalism, Executive Board Director and Vice-Chairman NPA

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Barry Sellers: Distinguished Fellow, International Technology and Professionalism Top-Authority, Chair CNP Council, Chief Judge International Awards for Professionalism, Executive Board Director and Vice-Chairman NPA. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki Barry Sellers has served as a member…

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David Maxfield, Bestselling Business Author in Leadership, Influence, and Communication

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview David Maxfield, Bestselling Business Author in Leadership, Influence, and Communication. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki  For more than twenty years, David Maxfield has led high-leverage research initiatives that uncover causes of and solutions to managerial, cultural,…

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Managing the Lifecycle of your Applications

Do you or your team develop applications? If so, you have no doubt struggled with managing the lifecycle of those applications. Artifacts such as requirements, source code, and defect resolution are just a few of the success factors associated with creating a great application. Some of the most productive development organizations solve this problem through…

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Canadian Microsoft SBSC Partners Strategize for 2010 in Orlando

Leading Managed Services Providers link up for two days of intense business interaction focused on execution and accountability. HTG Canada continues its work on enhancing the Canadian IT landscape with a focus on giving more. Heartland Tech Groups (HTG), an international organization of Managed Service Providers is currently holding their Q4 board meetings this week…

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