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Microsoft Ignite: The what’s-next-in-tech experience
May 4–8, 2015 Chicago, IL The best and brightest minds will be all in one place to talk cloud infrastructure and management, productivity, big data and the internet of things, unified communications, mobility and more. So welcome, thinkers. And get ready for a glimpse at what’s possible today and in...
6 Jan 2015
ICTC announces ICT jobs outpace all others combined in 2014 led by business system analysts, multimedia designers, graphic illustrators
Quoting: Job growth in ICTs exceeded the overall Canadian labour market considerably in 2014 with three quarters of notable gains and the last quarter remaining unchanged. The ICT unemployment rate has remained steady at 2.2%. Informatics / business systems analysts saw the highest employment growth...
23 Dec 2014
What are the technology trends at the international CES?
I am participating and judging at the International CES in January 6-9 2015 experiencing disruptive trends that will profoundly impact enterprises. You will find the trends here in an article I wrote for IDG-IT World appearing today: http://www.itworldcanada.com/blog/what-are-the-technology-trends-at...
13 Dec 2014
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...
5 Nov 2014
Register for December 3 Webcast: "Data Access and Entity Framework"
Both Terry and Erik are experts in Software Development and with strong and long history with Microsoft developer solutions and research. This is one that I highly recommend! Register TODAY for the next free ACM Webcast, "Data Access and Entity Framework," presented on Wednesday, December 3...
4 Nov 2014
Microsoft Azure with real-time analytics for Hadoop and machine learning–supported by UN Global E-Government Agenda
Earlier I had written about the key themes on the agenda of major governments worldwide for the United Nations Global E-Government Forum. From my prior post, you can see that Big Data and analytics are high priorities. Closely underlying this is Hadoop or similar platforms and machine learning (and deep...
20 Oct 2014
Paul Lee, CEO Qurely, Top Distinguished Doctor, Entrepreneur and Innovator
This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Paul Lee. PAUL LEE, M.D. (CEO) Lieutenant Doctor for the ROKA Founder of OXEC, an educational consulting service B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at University of Oxford M.D. at College of Medicine at The Catholic...
14 Oct 2014
Chat with Hendrik Deckers, Managing Director and Founder of CIONET (4400 executives), World-Renowned Top-ranking Executive and ICT Authority
Hendrik Deckers is the Managing Director and founder of CIONET, the biggest community of IT executives in Europe. In this role he is responsible, together with his team, for expanding CIONET into new markets and for the development of new and existing services. Bringing together over 4400 CIOs, CTO's...
3 Oct 2014
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
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