Talking with Houlin Zhao, 2015 Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World-leading ICT Executive Authority

This week, I am sharing an exclusive conversation with Houlin Zhao. This week also has the ITU making this announcement: — Geneva, 30 March 2015 – The second conference preparatory meeting (CPM) for the forthcoming World Radiocommunication Conference is currently in session in Geneva. Over 1100 delegates from ITU’s 193 Member States and the private sector are examining…


Chat: Leon Strous, IFIP President's Insights on the World IT Forum and World Computer Congress

Leon Strous was born in 1960 in the Netherlands and he is still residing there today with his wife Pattry. Leon has bachelor-equivalent degrees in business economics and business informatics, a postgraduate degree in EDP-Audit, he is qualified as a registered EDP-Auditor (RE) in the Dutch Association of Registered EDP-Auditors (NOREA), and he is also…


Leon Strous: President International Federation for Information Processing, Chair IAB World CIO Forum, Chair ISC WITFOR, Senior IT Auditor Netherlands Central Bank

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Leon Strous: President International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Chair International Advisory Board World CIO Forum (WCF), Chair International Steering Committee World IT Forum (WITFOR), Senior IT Auditor Netherlands Central Bank Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki…


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…


Leon Strous New President of International Federation for Information Processing, IFIP, announced at World Computing Congress

You saw the interview with Leon Strous in IT Manager Connection and I wanted to provided an update from their news release. I had the good fortune to be invited to the World Computing Congress (WCC) where I chaired the panel session on IT Professional Certification with luminary panellist and audience  participation from six continents. In…