Register to attend the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference May 14, 15

Hi All – I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the MVPs are putting on, May 14th & 15th.  Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas’ region as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference. The MVP Virtual Conference will showcase…


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is now ready to reveal its unique e-learning support system to address skills shortages in the most demanding fields and save significant training costs for companies and educational institutions across Canada

NRC’s Learning and performance support system (LPSS) research program is entering the pre-testing phase to help corporate and industrial workplaces in all industry sectors from oil and gas to policing, technology, academic, military and medical devices. This means interested users can sign up for a trial account giving them an opportunity to develop their own…


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 with Shafi Goldwasser ACM Turing Award recipient in 2013 (Nobel Prize of Computing); World-renowned distinguished researcher and professor MIT and Weismann Institute

Professors Shafi Goldwasser (r) and Silvio Micali (l) Turing Award Recipients in 2013. Photo by Jason Dorfman, CSAIL/MIT Shafi Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and Principal Investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), as well as a professor of Computer Science and Applied…


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…


Chat with Dr. Mathai Joseph: Internationally Renowned Author, Executive, Researcher, and Technology Advisor; Distinguished Computer Scientist

CAREER Education: B.Sc. (Physics, 1962), M.Sc. (Physics, 1964) at the University of Bombay; Post-Graduate Diploma in Electronics at Welsh College of Advanced Technology (1965), Cardiff; Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, U.K. (1968). Academic: Fellow, Senior Research Scientist at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (1968-1985); Professor of Computer Science at University of Warwick, U.K….


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…


Your IT Career: Taking the Next Step

  With summer months quickly approaching, most IT professionals look forward to the down time to be had.  While a little “rest and relaxation” should be planned, and is well deserved for all those countless “need ASAP” requests and/or dealing with those pesky user errors, many IT Professionals take advantage of the downtime to further…


Making Time To Learn In 3 Easy Steps

Learning.  It’s one of those things that we know is good for us, but we can never seem to do it.  It’s good for the job that we’re currently in and it’s helpful in building your skill set, which could lead to career advancement.  And yet we can’t seem to find the time. In a…

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As a manager it can be difficult to balance the career and skills development you want your team to pursue, while still being able to get the job done.  We’ve all been there, we want our teams to continually grow their skills so they can be better in their current role and help get them ready for…

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