ITU 2015 WSIS confirms digital disruptive revolution

Click here for full article on analysis of the digital revolution (first paragraphs extracted below): http://bit.ly/1clgQTL I am at the 2015 WSIS Forum in Geneva this week where the latest statistics were released confirming the digital revolution. In addition, I followed up on the earlier IT World interview with Houlin Zhao. “These new figures not…


Brenda Aynsley issues strong message at UN/ITU WSIS

In making the case for ICT professionalism and as noted by Brenda Aynsley OAM, ACS Fellow, CP Chair IFIP IP3:Money for development is scarce, ICT projects are known for their failures, some spectacularly so.  One report noted that from 10 case studies of large government ICT Enabled projects all were over budget by 200%, were…


World Summit on the Information Society Prize 2015 Winners

Geneva, 26 May 2015 – ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao this morning announced the 18 winners of the WSIS Prizes 2015 at the WSIS High-Level Opening Segment, which was held at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. The WSIS Prizes 2015 contest provides a platform to identify and showcase success stories…


ITU Statistics confirm ICT revolution

Geneva, 26 May 2015 – New figures released by ITU indicate that over the past 15 years, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have grown in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development. The new figures track ICT progress and show gaps in connectivity since the year 2000, when world leaders established…


WSIS Forum 1,700 international delegates in Geneva ahead of WSIS+10 Overall Review in New York 1 June

I am in Geneva and presenting today on trends, innovation and ICT professionalism at WSIS; all part of the workshop, “Partnering for Success: Creativity and Professionalism in Delivering Trustworthy ICT”, from IFIP IP3.  In making the case for ICT professionalism and as noted by Brenda Aynsley OAM, ACS Fellow, CP Chair IFIP IP3:Money for development…


Chat with world renowned Stephen Downes National Research Council

  Stephen Downes, Research Officer, Human Computer Interaction, Information and Communication Technologies, National Research Council of Canada Stephen Downesworks for the National Research Council of Canada where he has served as a Senior Researcher, based in Moncton, New Brunswick, since 2001. Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes…


Upcoming ACM-SIGSOFT Webcasts in June: Agile/Evolutionary Development, End-User Software Engineering, Technical Transfer

In June 2015, ACM and the ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) present four free, special webcasts. Register today! Tuesday, June 2, noon ET: "Agile and Evolutionary Software Development," Václav Rajlich and Will Tracz:Successful software requires constant change that is triggered by volatility of requirements, technologies, and stakeholder knowledge. This constant change constitutes…


ACM Webinar: Are You Getting Traction? Tales from the Tech Transfer Trenches

Overview Title: Are You Getting Traction? Tales from the Tech Transfer Trenches Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Duration: 1 hour Summary Are You Getting Traction? Tales from the Tech Transfer Trenches Register here (Click here for starting time at your location.) So you have developed a new software productivity…