Andy Chen, President and CEO Catronic, Past CTO and Vice President Ontario Power Generation

Andy Chen, P. Eng. President & CEO, Catronic Computer Consultant Services Inc. Andy Chen is a senior business advisor for several leading global consulting firms and enterprise software vendors. Andy has over 30 years of experience in utility sectors specializing in Nuclear Power Generation. For the past five years, Andy has been assisting leading global…


Chat on Improving Education: Lauren Woodman Microsoft General Manager, Education Programs; Top Global Technology Policy Authority

I met Lauren at the February UNESCO summit in Paris where we were both speakers. Lauren provided a passionate description of education challenges which resonated with me due to my long teaching background. Subsequently I talked about her work at the May ITU/UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva and again a…


Ron McLaren, Operations Manager SFIA, International Top Authority in Skills and Capability Management

Ron McLaren has long-term practical IT industry experience, having worked extensively with the development, introduction and marketing of new technologies, products and techniques since 1966. This has involved the management of technical people in customer-facing, product development and service delivery environments. Latterly he has concentrated on the management of the IT capability of individuals: he…


David Alan Grier 2013 President IEEE-CS, Top International Technology and Policy Authority

David Alan Grier is the 2013 President of the IEEE Computer Society. He has served the society as its Vice President of Publications, Director of Magazines, and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Annals. He writes on the subject of technology and its social implications. His books include: "When Computers Were Human" (Princeton 2005), "Too…


Chat: Alain Chesnais Top Global Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive and Scientist

Alain Chesnais is Past President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He served for the two-year term beginning July 1, 2010. Chesnais studied at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de l’Enseignement Technique and l’Université de Paris VII and XI, where he earned a Maîtrise de Mathématiques, a Maîtrise de Structure Mathématique de l’Informatique, and a Diplôme…


Chat - David Foote, CEO Foote Partners, World Renowned ICT Research Pioneer and Executive

David Foote, Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Research Officer David Foote is an IT industry research pioneer, innovator, and one of the most quoted industry authorities on global IT workforce and compensation trends and multiple facets of the human side of technology value creation. His two decades of ground-breaking deep research and analysis on IT/business cross-skilling…


Chat Dr. Maria Klawe, Pioneering World-Renowned Computer Scientist and Executive Leader, shares her past to current career years — Part 2

This is the final interview in a four-part interview series where we explored Maria’s considerable history from her early years and into her professional life of notable distinction, significant outstanding contributions in a number of fields including societal causes. In future interviews, we will continue to follow Maria’s outstanding work impacting business, industry, governments, education,…


Roy Freed, Computer Law Global Pioneer on Computers, Mind, Information and its Serious Implications

About Roy Freed Roy graduated from Yale Law School in 1940. He is known as the “grandfather of computer law,” having introduced that subject in 1960 and was its acknowledged guru internationally until retirement in 1986. He authored the first book on that subject and countless professional articles, and lectured about it throughout the world….


Chat: Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since January 2007, was re-elected for a second four-year term in October 2010. As Secretary-General, Dr Touré is committed to ITU’s mission of connecting the world, and helping achieve the Millennium Development Goals through harnessing the unique potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). A…


IFIP/IP3 invites you to the ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP World Summit on the Information Society May 16 2012

You are invited to join remotely in the provided “adobeconnect” rooms on Wednesday May 16 between 7:15am-9am PDT / 10:15am-12:00 EDT (1615 and 1800 local time (Geneva Switzerland)). For registration please visit the WSIS Forum website at http://groups.itu.int/wsis-forum2012/Information/WSISForum2012.aspx. The title of the Thematic Workshop that IP3 will lead is "Improving Economic Development, Regional GDP, Innovation,…