Chat with Maarten Hillenaar, renowned ICT Executive, past CIO Central Dutch Government

I have an exclusive interview with Maarten Hillenaar. Martinus (Maarten) Wilhelmus Ignatius Hillenaar, former CIO Central Dutch Government; Director, Central Government IT Policy Department Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations From 2009 until 2014 M.W.I. (Maarten) Hillenaar was CIO of the Central Government at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. In this…


Talk with Carlos Juiz, Professor University of the Balearic Islands Spain and Top Authority in IT Governance and ICT

Associate Prof. Carlos Juiz received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain. He has a postgraduate degree in Office Automation from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. Before joining the Department of Computer Science at UIB, he had several positions related to the computer…


United Nations (UNESCO)-founded International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) News impacting you

Here are a sample of news updates from IFIP: – Message from the President, Leon Strous – 2014 World CIO Forum November 2014 held in Xi’an China – 23rd World Computer Congress Oct 4-7, 2015 Daejeon South Korea – News from IFIP’s Italian member AICA – IP3 News – CIPS BC Victoria luncheon with BC…


Chat with Hendrik Deckers, Managing Director and Founder of CIONET (4400 executives), World-Renowned Top-ranking Executive and ICT Authority

Hendrik Deckers is the Managing Director and founder of CIONET, the biggest community of IT executives in Europe. In this role he is responsible, together with his team, for expanding CIONET into new markets and for the development of new and existing services. Bringing together over 4400 CIOs, CTO's and IT directors from wide ranging…


Journal: ITU WSIS Geneva, Think Tank LA, PACE Washington DC, IFIP GA Vienna, IEA GIS New York, FEAPO LA, World CIO Forum Beijing, EU E-Skills Brussels

I am travelling much of this year and providing an update of my activities. The resulting articles and interviews will provides insights to you as IT executives to ensure you have the latest information to support your work and the goals of your organization. In January I was invited by the US Embassy to be…


Journal: Report Astana Economic Forum ASTEX 2013

I am back from speaking at the ITU/UN WSIS Forum in Geneva, and Astana Economic Forum ASTEX 2013. I have previously reported on WSIS so I will focus on the economic forum. The Astana Economic Forum (AEF) ASTEX 2013, the largest in Eurasia, went very well. From post-event reporting, the total delegate count was over…


Dr. Maria Klawe: Pioneering World-Renowned Computer Scientist and Executive Leader, Shares her Early Career Years

Harvey Mudd College is led by Maria Klawe, HMC’s fifth president who began her tenure in 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the college since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining HMC, she served as Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Princeton…


Pioneer Tadao Saito, CTO Toyota Shares Leadership and Innovation Lessons

Professor Tadao Saito, CTO Toyota, is a global top pioneering leader, inventor, researcher and innovator shaping business, industry, research, education, government policies, international standards and society. This is the first extensive interview with Tadao and the first with the CTO of a global Fortune 8 company with revenues of 221.7 Billion.  To put this in…


Global CIO Declaration

I recently got back from the very successful first World CIO Forum (WCF) where I was invited to Vice-Chair the International Advisory Board. The international forum was hosted in Shenzhen China, a city of 20 million, the first innovation center of the country, with almost the status of a province due to the importance of…

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