WSIS Forum 1,700 international delegates in Geneva ahead of WSIS+10 Overall Review in New York 1 June

I am in Geneva and presenting today on trends, innovation and ICT professionalism at WSIS; all part of the workshop, “Partnering for Success: Creativity and Professionalism in Delivering Trustworthy ICT”, from IFIP IP3.  In making the case for ICT professionalism and as noted by Brenda Aynsley OAM, ACS Fellow, CP Chair IFIP IP3:Money for development…


Chat with Elim Kay, Top Pioneering Innovator, Young Entrepreneur, International Board Director, Notable C-level Executive

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Elim Kay. Elim Kay is Co-Founder and COO of Zaka Inc., a consumer/business technology and analytics company. He has been involved with technology startup ventures since 2002. Through a private partnership, he acquired the then-small online community, ClubLexus.com in 2002 and served as Managing Director until its…


David Cheng, Top–Ranking Pioneering Chairman, Software Developer, and World Innovation Technology Leader and Entrepreneur

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with David Cheng. David Cheng can be described as a chronic entrepreneur and an angel investor passionate about helping technology startups. He is currently the CEO of Zaka, a mobile and social CRM for SME. David is an angel investor in several startups and an active board…


Chat with Adrian Schofield, International Leader in ICT, Accreditation, Certification and Research

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Adrian Schofield. Born in the south of England, Adrian began his career in the petroleum industry and later moved into casino administration. Adrian emigrated to Southern Africa in 1981 (acquiring South African citizenship in the new democracy), where he worked in casino management, financial computer systems, payroll…


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…


What are the highly damaging internet legal liabilities and risks to you — chat with Martin Kratz QC, head intellectual property practice group, Bennett Jones LLP, legendary IP and ICT legal authority and pioneer

My chat with Martin was a real eye opener – there is a tremendous amount of legal risk to you when using the Internet and ignorance does not protect you! Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice and co-leads the ecommerce practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual property and technology law,…


Chat–new foundational EA Paper, EA Career Path, EABOK, FEAPO–Brian Cameron Founding President FEAPO,Nick Malik Principle Microsoft EA

*Link to the new EA Perspectives paper is below and the original draft from FEAPO at the very end  Brian Cameron is Executive Director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Cameron is also the Program Director for the new Master of…


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: Charlene Walrad, VP of Standards Activities, Board of Governors IEEE-CS

Charlene (Chuck) Walrad Position statement: I very much appreciate the honor of being nominated as First Vice President of the Computer Society. As a long-time participant in a very wide range of CS boards and committees, one of the most rewarding aspects of being a volunteer has been the opportunity to work with volunteers in…


Journal: Beginning, ITWorld Blogger, Global Industry Council, IFIP GA Poznan, IP3 AGM, ACM Practitioner Board NYC, ACM PDC NYC, FEAPO LA

The Beginning This holiday morning I looked back at the beginning for IT Manager Connection. I was invited to co-found the blog with John Oxley and Barnaby Jeans, expressing my thoughts in my first blog in late 2005. I am the only one left out of the founding trio with my blogs still occupying many…