Invitation to serve as a speaker during 2 July UN General Assembly

United Nations Update: WSIS + 10 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting — Invitation to speak at the UN July 2, 2015.IFIP News release: click> IFIP IP3 Chair Global Industry Council Speaks to UN General Assembly The story behind the news Right after chairing the CIO CITY EU CIO Of the Year session (video in…


ITU 2015 WSIS confirms digital disruptive revolution

Click here for full article on analysis of the digital revolution (first paragraphs extracted below): http://bit.ly/1clgQTL I am at the 2015 WSIS Forum in Geneva this week where the latest statistics were released confirming the digital revolution. In addition, I followed up on the earlier IT World interview with Houlin Zhao. “These new figures not…


Brenda Aynsley issues strong message at UN/ITU WSIS

In making the case for ICT professionalism and as noted by Brenda Aynsley OAM, ACS Fellow, CP Chair IFIP IP3:Money for development is scarce, ICT projects are known for their failures, some spectacularly so.  One report noted that from 10 case studies of large government ICT Enabled projects all were over budget by 200%, were…


World Summit on the Information Society Prize 2015 Winners

Geneva, 26 May 2015 – ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao this morning announced the 18 winners of the WSIS Prizes 2015 at the WSIS High-Level Opening Segment, which was held at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. The WSIS Prizes 2015 contest provides a platform to identify and showcase success stories…


ITU Statistics confirm ICT revolution

Geneva, 26 May 2015 – New figures released by ITU indicate that over the past 15 years, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have grown in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development. The new figures track ICT progress and show gaps in connectivity since the year 2000, when world leaders established…


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…


Bill Gates amongst icons honoured with ITU’s 150th Anniversary Award

In my chat with Houlin Zhao, newly appointed secretary general of the ITU, we discussed his vision for innovation and recognizing significant contributions. Bill Gates will be honoured by ITU as the ITU celebrates its 150th anniversary on Sunday, 17 May. The ITU is the United Nations agency governing and setting standards for ICT with…


Markus Kummer, Senior Vice-President, The Internet Society: Top-Ranking Internet, Governance and Policy Authority

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Markus Kummer. Markus Kummer is the Internet Society's Senior Vice-President, a role completing in 2014. In 2013, he was asked by the United Nations to chair the preparatory process for the annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Bali, Indonesia. He joined the…


Chat with John Davies, Vice-President Intel World Ahead Program

John shared his deep insights in this interview. Q: John, Intel is doing amazing work. Can you profile how stratified information, computing or mobile access is being provided to the world's 7.24 Billion? Broadband for All To understand which programs to focus on, we must examine the full Internet and access device affordability model. Until…


Digital Quake changing enterprises and jobs

“There is an impending digital tsunami — or D-Quake — that can drive enterprises to destruction if they don’t continually update their business model canvas for competitive advantage. They should be dynamically adopting innovations led or influenced by Andrew Ng and other top leaders. The most important attribute for successful executives and enterprises is to…