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…


Awarding-winning Stacey Cerniuk: for each role and project, what attributes create success?

Hear deep insights from the top-awarding-winning Stacey Cerniuk, Founder and CEO of Annex Consulting Group, Entrepreneur, Innovating Executive, Business & Technology Authority. Ask yourself these questions and how do your experiences stack up against Stacey’s? Stacey shares top success attributes for professionals working as: CEOs, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, HR managers, recent graduates, experienced professionals (early,…


Hon. Naomi Yamamoto, BC Minister of Advanced Education

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview the Hon. Naomi Yamamoto. Naomi Yamamoto was elected as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale in the 2009 general provincial election and was appointed Minister of Advanced Education on March 14, 2011. Prior to this, Minister…


Chats with Kelly Gotlieb, Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing - Kelly talks about his Lecture at the University of Toronto, his 90th birthday celebrations and reflecting back

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 his Lecture at the University of Toronto, his 90th birthday celebrations and reflecting back. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki I continue my regular chat sessions…


Rabeb Othmani, Microsoft Career Factor Idol, Windows Phone 7 Developer, Imagine Cup Winner

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Rabeb Othmani, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner in the category of “Windows Phone 7 Developer”. Rabeb is also an Imagine Cup Winner. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Rabeb is a senior computer engineering student at The…


Sir John Daniel, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, Globally Recognized Leader and Scholar in Education

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Sir John Daniel, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, Globally Recognized Leader and Scholar in Education. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Sir John joined the Commonwealth of Learning in 2004 after serving for three years as…


David Downs: International Top-ranking Microsoft Services Director—Does IT Skills Development Contribute to Economic Development?

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview David Downs: International Top-ranking Services Director for Microsoft in South East Asia and Emerging Markets. Does IT skills development contribute to economic development? David answers this question and many more in the interview including…


Kelly Knister, VP Skills Canada BC, Director CEA, Careers Coordinator

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Kelly Knister, VP Skills Canada BC, Director CEA, Careers Coordinator who talks about needed partnerships, apprenticeships, skills, transition and educational relevance. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Kelly Knister is the Coordinator for the South Island Partnership….


Dr. Netiva Caftori: Distinguished Scientist, Educator, Author, Artist, Leader, Activist

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview “Distinguished Scientist, Educator, Author, Artist, Leader, Activist; Dr. Netiva Caftori shares her insights into computing, education, the global condition, the future of technology, and career and life lessons.” Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Born in Tel-Aviv,…


Dr. Jan Cuny: National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer, Award-winning Research Scientist shares her insights into increasing participation and attracting diversity into computing and STEM disciplines

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Jan Cuny: National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer, Award-winning Research Scientist shares her insights into increasing participation and attracting diversity into computing and STEM disciplines. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki Since 2004, Jan Cuny has…