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…


Eileen Chen, Leading and Shaping the Future of ICT and Society

To listen to the interview, click on this MP3 file link DISCUSSION: Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic Eileen, you have a promising history of significant impact and contribution to society, the community, education, research and the ICT industry as an undergraduate. Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights with our audience. :00:43: Tell…


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…


Chris Harrison: Editor-in-Chief of the tech-savvy magazine ACM XRDS, Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellow talks about ongoing research to find creative interaction techniques and input technologies

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Chris Harrison: Editor-in-Chief of the tech-savvy magazine ACM XRDS and Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellow. Chris  talks about ongoing research to find creative interaction techniques and input technologies. Chris Harrison is a Ph.D. student in…


Chats with Kelly Gotlieb, "the" Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing - Kelly talks about his work as Co-Chair of the ACM Awards Committee

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb, C.M., M.A., PhD.D. (University of Toronto), D. Math. (Hon., University of Waterloo), D. Eng. (Hon., Technical University of Nova Scotia); Order of Canada; Fellow CIPS (FCIPS); Fellow of the Royal…


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…


Professor Andrew McGettrick, Pre-eminent Educator and Scientist, shares his views on education and the broader computing challenges

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Professor Andrew McGettrick, Pre-eminent Educator and Scientist, who shares his views on education and the broader computing challenges. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki Education: BSc (hons) in Pure Mathematics, University of Glasgow PhD in Pure Mathematics…


Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne: Top Educator, Professor, and Computing Professional shares her valued insights into Security, the Semantic Web, education and online learning, skills and careers

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne: Leading Top Educator, Professor, and Computing Professional; Chair ACM Two-year College Education Committee who shares her valued insights into Security, the Semantic Web, education and online learning, skills and careers. Enjoy,…


Dr. Maggie Johnson: Distinguished Researcher, Educator, Executive, and Top Thought Leader shares her insights into trends, IT benchmarking, computing education, teaching, and corporate training

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Maggie Johnson: Distinguished Researcher, Educator, Executive, and Top Thought Leader shares her insights into trends, IT benchmarking, computing education, teaching, and corporate training. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki Maggie Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in…


Dr. Lecia Barker: Senior Research Scientist for the National Center for Women & IT shares her insights into unconscious bias, attracting diversity into computing, maximizing educational environments and technologies

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Lecia Barker: Senior Research Scientist for the National Center for Women & IT, Leading Educator, and Top Thought Leader. Lecia shares her insights into unconscious bias, attracting diversity into computing, maximizing educational environments…