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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
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
Chat: Adrian Cho Top Global Innovator, Author, Musician, Software Development Manager
Speaker, author, jazz musician, software development manager http://www.linkedin.com/in/2xbass Adrian Cho is well-qualified to draw parallels between the worlds of business and the arts. His diverse career in business includes extended stints in consulting, research and development, finance, and intellectual...
3 Mar 2013
Awarding-winning Stacey Cerniuk: for each role and project, what attributes create success?
Hear deep insights from the top-awarding-winning Stacey Cerniuk, Founder and CEO of Annex Consulting Group, Entrepreneur, Innovating Executive, Business & Technology Authority. Ask yourself these questions and how do your experiences stack up against Stacey’s? Stacey shares top success attributes...
12 Jul 2011
Strategic Architecture Forum 2008
Canadian IT Managers
I'm back having completed more than 10 keynotes/presentations the last few weeks. I'm providing a blog series from these keynotes--lessons to be shared. This blog will focus on the SAF (Strategic Architecture Forum). Ruth posted a blog on the Strategic Architecture Forum where I keynoted on the opening...
10 Jun 2008
Nick Malik International Top Authority in Enterprise and Business Architecture, Author, Speaker, Principle Microsoft EA — Part 2
Nick Malik is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, blogger and innovator in Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture. Co-author of three books and a popular speaker at conferences, Nick brings his 32 years of high-tech experience to bear as he creates Enterprise Architectural models...
11 Jun 2012
Chat–new foundational EA Paper, EA Career Path, EABOK, FEAPO--Brian Cameron Founding President FEAPO,Nick Malik Principle Microsoft EA
*Link to the new EA Perspectives paper is below and the original draft from FEAPO at the very end Brian Cameron is Executive Director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Cameron is also the Program...
6 Nov 2013
Dr. Kishore Swaminathan, Accenture Chief Scientist, Director Technology Research and Labs, shares his extensive and provocative insights that you need to hear
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview distinguished executive, scientist, engineer, Dr. Kishore Swaminathan , Chief Scientist Accenture. Kishore shares his insights into global overall trends, business needs...
26 May 2010
Rob Clyde, CEO Adaptive Computing, Global ICT Industry Pioneer and Top-Ranking Executive
A recognized industry leader, Rob has over twenty-five years' experience as an enterprise software executive with demonstrated leadership success at startup companies to large companies, including Symantec and Axent Technologies. An internet security pioneer and innovator, he is credited with the creation...
9 Dec 2012
Global CIO Declaration
I recently got back from the very successful first World CIO Forum (WCF) where I was invited to Vice-Chair the International Advisory Board. The international forum was hosted in Shenzhen China , a city of 20 million, the first innovation center of the country, with almost the status of a province due...
6 Dec 2011
Joanne Molesky, Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks
Joanne is the global practice lead for Continuous Delivery at ThoughtWorks, a company that is devoted to the art and science of delivering custom software. Joanne's professional passion is for finding practical ways to implement processes in IT that provide enough control to give visibility and transparency...
7 Apr 2013
Jerry Luftman Founding Managing Director Global Institute for IT Management, Internationally Acclaimed Leader in Strategic Management
Jerry Luftman's career includes strategic positions in management (Information Technology and consulting), management consulting, Information Systems, and education. Dr. Luftman's experience combines the strengths of practitioner, consultant and academic. His proficiency in business-IT alignment, eighteen...
8 Oct 2012
Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Alignment
I recently attended a one day conference in Waterloo, Ontario, called CIO/07 put on by Communitech . The sessions covered a number of different topics, but throughout it all I kept hearing words and phrases such as breaking down silos , collaboration , and working horizontally . No, working horizontally...
22 Feb 2007
Professor Frans van der Reep, World Renowned Visionary Thought Leader and Innovating Entrepreneur
Frans van der Reep (1954, LinkedIn, http://twitter.com/fvdr ) is a thought-leader renowned worldwide for his accurate and early forecasts of business and technological trends, valued highly for his ability to unveil hidden assumptions and relate directly to genuine underlying issues. Having witnessed...
29 Apr 2013
Jo Surich, President PresiNET Systems, past CIO Province of BC and Partner Sierra Systems: Leading Entrepreneur, Innovator, Executive, Investor
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 Jo Surich, President PresiNET Systems, past CIO Province of BC and Partner Sierra Systems: Leading Entrepreneur, Innovator, Executive, Investor. Jo Surich...
6 Jun 2011
Chat with Jerrard Gaertner International Leader in IT Security, Forensics, Governance, Auditing
Jerrard Gaertner CA•IT/CISA, CEGIT, CISSP, CIPP/IT, CIA, CFI, I.S.P., ITCP Jerrard Gaertner is Director, Technology Assurance Services at a major accountancy and advisory firm. He is a graduate of MIT and a chartered accountant specializing in information technology and information systems auditing...
9 Apr 2012
Simon Davis, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner – The IT Manager
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Simon Davis, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner – The IT Manager. All Career Factor Idols will be at TechEd . Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki Simon Davis lives in the historic city...
9 May 2011
IT Executive Alignment Tour
Canadian IT Managers
Is IT a cost centre or strategic asset? As an IT leader, you need to align your organization's IT infrastructure with its business objectives. At the upcoming Microsoft IT Executive ALIGNMENT'07 TOUR , you'll gain further insight into how to meet this need—and how Microsoft-based® technologies...
5 Feb 2007
Chat: Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Dr Hamadoun Touré , Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since January 2007, was re-elected for a second four-year term in October 2010. As Secretary-General, Dr Touré is committed to ITU's mission of connecting the world, and helping achieve the Millennium...
30 Jul 2012
Participate in the World CIO Forum (WCF)
You have seen the recommendations from Microsoft General Manager Neil Leslie , IFIP President Leon Strous , Executive Director for the Center of Enterprise Architecture Brian Cameron , College President of HMC and Corporate Board Director Maria Klawe , Global Chairs GITCA Graham Jones and Ashwin Kini...
24 May 2011
Dr. Maggie Johnson: Distinguished Researcher, Educator, Executive, and Top Thought Leader shares her insights into trends, IT benchmarking, computing education, teaching, and corporate training
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Maggie Johnson : Distinguished Researcher, Educator, Executive, and Top Thought Leader shares her insights into trends, IT benchmarking, computing education, teaching...
23 Mar 2010
Dr. Art Pyster Professor Stevens Institute; Deputy Executive Director SERC, Department of Defense; Fellow INCOSE
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview “Esteemed Executive, Scientist, Engineer, Educator; Dr. Art Pyster Distinguished Research Professor Stevens Institute; Deputy Executive Director SERC, Department of...
9 Aug 2010
Ron McLaren, Operations Manager SFIA, International Top Authority in Skills and Capability Management
Ron McLaren has long-term practical IT industry experience, having worked extensively with the development, introduction and marketing of new technologies, products and techniques since 1966. This has involved the management of technical people in customer-facing, product development and service delivery...
14 Apr 2013
Benoit Bertrand: Essential Cloud Trends and Answers–VP, CTO Avanade
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 Benoit Bertrand: Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer, Avanade. Benoit share his top leadership and technology lessons plus key insights on cloud computing...
1 Aug 2011
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