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Learning from the 2014 Global e-Gov Forum International Scientific Practical Conference
I am speaking, chairing the opening session of the 2014 Global e-Government Forum International Scientific Practical Conference next week involving 60 countries and in collaboration with the United Nations. I am sharing here since the topic areas should be on your agenda and this provides a quick check...
30 Sep 2014
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...
30 Sep 2014
Half the world will be online by 2017
Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report. Released today in New York at the 10 th meeting...
23 Sep 2014
SecTor 2014 - Full Speaker Lineup Announced
The Second Round of Speakers have been selected and we are thrilled to once again bring the world's best speakers in the field of IT Security to Toronto this October. See the full listing at www.sector.ca . A few sessions are highlighted below: Keynotes The Connected Car: Security Throwback...
18 Sep 2014
Retooling IT staff for the new business technology reality - managers and CIOs need to get it right
David O’Leary shared this article with me today from his past roles as chair national council of IT Deans, CEO, CIO, VP, educator, writer IDG-IT World Canada, board member, … A fundamental change is rapidly impacting all businesses that use technology. IT Managers, CIOs, and senior business leaders of...
6 Sep 2014
Chat with Chris Labrador, Director Concierge Service NRC-IRAP; World-Renowned Top-Ranking Executive in Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship and ICT
Christopher Labrador is Director of the Government of Canada's new Concierge Service program delivered by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). He has over 30 years of R&D and general management experience across voice/data, wired/wireless...
28 Aug 2014
People of ACM: Q&A with Jeannette Wing Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research
ACM Bulletin : Jeannette Wing's areas of expertise are in trustworthy computing, formal methods, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her contributions in security and privacy include work on attack graphs and attack surfaces, formalizing privacy policies...
14 Aug 2014
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...
11 Aug 2014
Microsoft Research leading the world: Microsoft Adam, Bing Prediction Engine, Skype Universal Voice Translator
Deep learning systems, a form of artificial intelligence, are paving the way for rapid positive change in enterprises and Microsoft has taken the leadership position. Microsoft Adam (also featured in this article ) enables software to recognize objects using 30 times fewer machines, 50 times faster,...
5 Aug 2014
The quest for global e-talent
While in Geneva at the ITU World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), I talked with Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council ( ICTC ) and invited him to provide his views since they impact ICT executives and professionals. Here are his thoughts: We...
28 Jul 2014
Help build a prioritized list of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Business Technology Management (BTM) occupations
Are you a Human Resources (HR) person or an “in the trenches” ICT professional at the managerial level, who has technical knowledge and understanding of Business Technology Management (BTM) related occupations under your jurisdiction or perhaps you know an individual within your company who fits this...
22 Jul 2014
You must understand foreign markets with these 7 lessons
Foreign markets contribute over 50 per cent to the success of many enterprises. If IT execs aren’t prepared to understand this, they — and their enterprise — will fail Read more: http://www.itworldcanada.com/blog/cios-must-understand-foreign-markets/95238#ixzz36W5WZpNx
4 Jul 2014
CIPS free ethics exam key to cyberthreats
Increasing ethics training is the answer to cyberthreats with over 90 percent of networks comprised and this happening in minutes when first exposed. Read more: http://www.itworldcanada.com/blog/increasing-ethics-training-is-the-answer-to-cyberthreats/95133#ixzz36W4Ir6vB
4 Jul 2014
Chat with Ambassador Thomas Pickering Founding Co-Chair of IEA — International Relations, Government, Innovation, Business, Investment, and Policy Top Authority
Enterprises, executives and ICT professionals must think global and work globally to survive and succeed. The biggest impediment is the serious lack of understanding and respect of foreign markets, customs and culture. The non-profit International Economic Alliance or IEA, initiated via the work of Harvard...
3 Jul 2014
Register for July 23 Webcast: "Simplifying Big Data with Hadoop"
What’s the Big Deal with Big Data? And, more importantly, what is the business case for Big Data? In this session, we will focus on the fundamentals of Hadoop as it is the foundation for Big Data. We’ll talk the technology but also the business cases on what you can do and not do with Big Data. Register...
2 Jul 2014
Internet connectivity for rural and remote communities an economic necessity
Here is an article from David O’Leary from his roles as chair national council of IT Deans, CEO, CIO, VP, educator, writer IDG-IT World Canada… Over my thirty-seven year career as an educator, fourteen years have been spent in an urban environment. The remaining twenty-three have been in rural &...
14 Jun 2014
Live from Geneva: ITU WSIS +10 High Level Event Outcomes impacting all areas related to ICT
I am in Geneva and writing this live at the ITU WSIS+10 High Level event which generated the following outcomes: http://www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2014/forum/inc/doc/outcome/362828V2E.pdf --------------- http://www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2014/forum/inc/doc/outcome/OutcomeDocument2014...
13 Jun 2014
June 25 Webcast, "Navigating Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Six Key Issues"
Register TODAY for the next free ACM Webcast: "Navigating Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Six Key Issues," presented on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11 am ET (10 am CT/9 am MT/8 am PT/3 pm GMT) by Dr. Herbert Lin, Chief Scientist, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research...
13 Jun 2014
Dave O’Leary, bringing CEO, CIO, VP, Chair insights on his Microsoft Surface Pro Journey
I have known Dave since the 1980s’ as a leader in business, industry, government, media, society, academia and internationally. He has several interesting ideas he shared with me as articles that I will be posting starting with this one today. His profile is below followed by his article, “My Microsoft...
9 Jun 2014
Chat with Andrew Ng, Co-Founder, Coursera; Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab; world-renowned top-ranking distinguished researcher, innovator and entrepreneur
The most important attribute for successful executives is to keep up with trends as they will influence your work, strategy and success. We have a singular opportunity to hear from Andrew Ng uniquely being in the Time 100, CNN 10, Fortune 40 under 40, MIT TR35. Andrew’s work is impacting you through...
16 Jun 2014
Chat with Helge Seetzen, Pioneering Chairman, CEO and World Innovation Technology Leader
When I talk with CEOs and IT executives, their priorities involve driving agility and innovation and the resulting efficiencies gained. At the second IFIP World CIO Forum where I am a vice-chair, one of the sessions will be using entrepreneurial and start-up experiences within businesses to provide enterprise...
9 Jun 2014
Chat with Paul Niederer, CEO ASSOB, World Authority Equity Based Crowdfunding Investment, Top Innovation Leader and Entrepreneur
In working with enterprises and businesses, an area increasingly getting attention is crowdfunding. It can be a viable way to fund projects. It started in the consumer space and now is entering the SMB domain. There is precedent, much like email, mobile, internet, social media started elsewhere and then...
1 Jun 2014
Microsoft System Center Advisor (preview)—Log Management, Capacity Planning, Update Assessment, Malware Status
For IT executives and your teams, this is worth going to ‘ Advisor Limited Public Preview’ service: Collect, combine, correlate and visualize all your machine data. Separate the signal from the noise with simple, powerful log management tools. Collect and search across multiple machine data sources from...
1 Jun 2014
Three lessons for career growth
I am fortunate to work with top executives worldwide. I gain added insights from the hundreds of interviews with notable leaders. There are three common lessons to learn from and then implement for stellar career growth. Lesson 1: Be challenged and seek diversity It’s important to stay constantly challenged...
1 Jun 2014
Register for June 17 ACM Learning Webinar: "The Marriage of BI and Big Data—Business unIntelligence"
Register TODAY to attend our next free ACM Learning Webinar, "The Marriage of BI and Big Data—Business unIntelligence," presented on June 17 at 12 pm ET (11 am CT/10 am MT/9 am PT/4 pm GMT). Barry Devlin, Founder and Principal of 9sight Consulting and co-editor of the ACM Tech Pack on Business...
30 May 2014
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