Mike Daconta, World Authority on Data Management; Noted Author; Top-Ranking Thought Leader; Federal Computer Week’s Top "Fed 100"

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Mike Daconta. I have shared interviews with Mike before due to his internationally acknowledged expertise in technology and business. His insights are clearly illustrated in this podcast which speaks to Mike’s in-depth experience with data management….

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Trekker Armstrong, Top Management and Technology Authority; Director, Architecture & Planning – Information Systems, TransCanada

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Trekker Armstrong. Trekker has a passion for doing more and I very much enjoyed our conversation. Take the time to listen to the podcast–it’s well worth your time! Best regards, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP Reporting…

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Rick Birkenstock, General Manager, Avanade Canada; Internationally Recognized Technology and Business Leader

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Rick Birkenstock, General Manager, Avanade Canada Inc. Rick is an internationally recognized technology and business leader. Best regards, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP Rick Birkenstock, as General Manager, leads the strategic direction and growth of Avanade…

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The Lines are Blurring

My first job in IT landed me at a company in the mid 90’s that made fax software. It was, in fact, the first company to make such a product and it was a surprise runaway hit. A surprise mainly because the company’s main focus was electronic forms software and the fax software was just…

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Podcast Interview with Sean O’Driscoll from Microsoft

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Sean O’Driscoll, General Manager for Community Support Services (CSS) and MVP Worldwide, Microsoft Corporation. Sean is a world leading authority on social networking, community engagement, innovation, a top-ranking speaker and thought leader — his ideas are…

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Sean O’Driscoll Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topics

00:059:I found your extensive research and thought leadership into business and societal transformation exciting and intriguing. What are the catalysts for your work?“…Five years ago I had the opportunity to change roles and take a leadership position focused on connecting with what we call our Most Valuable Professionals, (essentially community leaders around the world both…

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A Balancing Act

I once heard a speaker who took issue with the term “Work/Life Balance”. Her premise is that it’s all life. Your work is part of your life and it probably will never be a perfect balance. It’s about making choices that work for you. Sometimes you’ll be more engaged in work and other times you’ll…

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Ask The Headhunter: An Interview with Nick Corcodilos

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Nick Corcodilos, a top management authority, author, writer, speaker, and headhunter. Nick is an internationally renowned expert in his field and this blog podcast ties directly in the highly successful Ignite Your Career series. Take the…

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Nick Corcodilos Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topics

00:035:You started headhunting in 1979 in California’s Silicon Valley. Can you describe your work at that time?“What headhunting is about is helping people to form connections…” 04:02:How has your work evolved and can you profile the services you currently offer?“What I try to teach people is forget the resumé – instead try to put together…

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Week 3 of the Ignite Your Career Series

A little while ago, I posted about the Ignite Your Career webcast series that Rick is hosting, where we invite a panel of industry veterans to answer questions submitted by audience members. It all takes place online through Live Meeting. Although you won’t necessarily know that I’m there, I’m the one taking in the questions…

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