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…


Top Tips, Trends in Microsoft Software Development, Social Media, Associations

Interview: Terry Coatta: Internationally Acclaimed Technology Executive and Platform Software Architect and Developer Terry is currently the President of AssociCom, a Vancouver-based start-up that builds online communities for professional and trade associations. Prior to AssociCom, he worked in a number of Vancouver-based companies as a technology leader. His expertise in software architecture and software development…


April 12 Webinar: "Security: Computing in an Adversarial Environment"

Register NOW for ACM’s second-ever, free learning webinar, presented on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2 PM EST! Space is limited. Security is inherently different from other aspects of computing due to the presence of an adversary. As a result, identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities requires a different mindset from traditional engineering. Proper security engineering—or…


Jeff Kempiners VP Avanade, Founding Director Global Industry Council, Top-ranking IT and Business Executive reveals social media insights

Jeff Kempiners is the Vice President and acting Group Executive responsible for Avanade’s business in the Southeastern USA. Jeff has held a variety of leadership roles within Avanade, including Group Executive for Central Canada, Canadian Chief Technology Officer, and Director of Consulting for the Canadian business. Jeff began his career with Avanade in 2000 based…


Dr. Markus Jakobsson PayPal Principal Scientist Consumer Security, Past Principal Research Scientist RSA Security and PARC

Dr. Markus Jakobsson’s background places him amongst the top experts in the world in security. In this interview, Markus provides security tips and lessons only he can provide and the latest trends from his extensive ongoing research as  top scientist in the field. Dr. Markus Jakobsson is a founder of the security startups RavenWhite and…


Dharmesh Mehta interview: Director, Windows and Windows Live Division Microsoft Corp.

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Dharmesh Mehta interview: Director, Windows and Windows Live Division Microsoft Corp. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki As director of product management and product marketing for the Windows Live business at Microsoft Corp., Dharmesh…


Ryan Storgaard, Award Winning Director of Technical Evangelism, Microsoft Canada

Ryan has a considerable history of success and incredible background to bring to the broad IT community and to his leadership roles. He rare accomplishments include the Microsoft Chairman’s Award and the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award plus leading key initiatives. Have a good look at his amazing background below and then listen to the…


Nova Spivack: World Renowned; Pioneering Global Technology Visionary, Innovator, Strategist, Entrepreneur, Investor

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have a ChinaValue interview with Nova Spivack that I conducted with Alex Lin (CEO of ChinaValue). I highly recommend that you read over the full-text of the interview which is provided in the link below…


Caroline Weilinger, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner – The Office Competition Contender

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Caroline Weilinger, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner – The Office Competition Contender. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Caroline is a student at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, enrolled in the Administrative Information Management (AIM) program. The AIM…


Steve Molkentin, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner – The Job Seeker

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Steve Molkentin, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner – The Job Seeker. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Steve is a passionate IT professional who firmly believes that Information Technology is nothing without a grounding in excellent customer…