This is the continuing series of special interviews appearing first here in the Canadian IT Managers (CIM) forum from top-ranking business and technology leaders.
Earlier this week we began our discussion with Nestor J. Portillo, and provided Nestor's rich history in the industry.
Today I put these questions to Nestor:_____________________________
SI: What are the biggest issues facing MVPs in 2006, and in 2007? How can they be addressed?NJP: I cannot see a specific situation relating to the program important enough to be considered as an issue. Because the MVP Award is an award-based program with criteria based on past contributions, Microsoft has no expectations of MVPs beyond the expectations of courtesy, professionalism, code of conduct and adherence to the community rules that we ask of all Microsoft community members. I would prefer to defer this question to any of our MVPs to have their thoughts about this.
SI: What are the five biggest issues facing technical communities today and what are your recommendations for meeting these challenges?
NJP: As an ecosystem, the technical communities are facing different issues mainly related to its own growth, technology innovation, competition with other communities' spaces and attractiveness. In my opinion the five biggest issues are:
Look next week for more of Nestor's insights. On Monday, Nestor will provide his three predictions of future trends and their implications to MVPs. Nestor will also give his top recommended resource URLs.
I also encourage you to share your thoughts here on these interviews or send me an e-mail at email@example.com.________________________
Thank you,Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P.