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David Blei, ACM Infosys Foundation Award recipient in 2014, World-renowned Top-ranking Distinguished Researcher
David Blei is a Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Columbia University. His research is in statistical machine learning, involving probabilistic topic models, Bayesian nonparametric methods, and approximate posterior inference. He works on a variety of applications including text, images...
25 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
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
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
The education technology imperative facing higher education
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… When I started teaching Mathematics and Communications to Electricians and Auto Mechanics in 1976, there were no computers available for public usage and the...
14 Jun 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
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
Skype real-time translation breakthrough demoed at the Code Conference—watch it!
As noted in this Microsoft blog , at the inaugural Code Conference (#CodeCon), Satya Nadella discussed his views on a more personal, more human era of computing, and in the blog there is a demonstration of an exciting new capability Microsoft is developing for Skype . Skype has more than 300 million...
28 May 2014
Chat with Leslie Lamport ACM Turing Award Recipient in 2014 (Nobel Prize of Computing); World-Renowned Distinguished Researcher
* Bill Gates indicates “As a leader in defining many of the key concepts of distributed computing that enable today’s mission-critical computer systems, Leslie has done great things not just for the field of computer science, but also in helping make the world a safer place. Countless people around the...
26 May 2014
Chat with Simon Dixon, Co-Founder, CEO and Author of 'Bank to the Future', Global Top Innovation Leader and Entrepreneur
Simon Dixon was originally trained as an economist before starting his career in investment banking. In his career he was originally a trader before moving into corporate finance where he helped venture capitalists exit their companies onto the London Stock Exchange. Having worked with venture capitalists...
12 May 2014
Chat with Yasas Abeywickrama Global Top Young Business, IT Professional, Entrepreneur and Author
Yasas V. Abeywickrama was recognised in 2003 by CIMA (UK) as an up and coming business leader for the future. In 2009 he was named the Young Professional of the Year by Professions Australia. In 2011, Yasas was recognised with a TOYP award (Ten Outstanding Young Persons). Yasas has enjoyed a distinguished...
5 May 2014
Chat with David Lloyd, Industry Leading Chief Executive and Top Technology Innovation Authority
As CEO of IntelliResponse, David is responsible for setting the company's strategic direction, overseeing operations and driving new growth. Before assuming this role, David was CTO & VP Client Services for IntelliResponse where he led the expansion of the product into analytics, social and mobile...
30 Apr 2014
David Alan Grier, Global Technology and Policy Authority, Author, 2013 President IEEE-CS
David Alan Grier is the past 2013 President of the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Fellow. He has served the society as Vice President of Publications, Director of Magazines, and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Annals. He has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Washington in Seattle, and...
21 Apr 2014
Chat with Mark Walters, President and Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance, International Technology, Standards and Policy Authority
Currently Mark serves as the President and Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of over 200 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide that are dedicated to interoperable wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave open standard. The Alliance serves as the standards body for...
14 Apr 2014
Chat with Ruth Hedges, Crowdfunding Founder and CEO, Innovation Executive and Entrepreneur
Ruth Hedges is the cofounder and CEO of CrowdfundingCollege.com and Crowdfundingroadmap,Inc. She is the creator and key architect of the fundingroadmap and crowdfundingroadmap.com . She has been responsible for pioneering a new and innovative virtual system for business planning, crowdfund compliance...
30 Mar 2014
Announcing Windows Azure Name Change to Microsoft Azure
Windows Azure was recently renamed to Microsoft Azure . This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Bing, OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live. Our commitment to deliver an enterprise-grade...
28 Mar 2014
Microsoft's Leslie Lamport Wins the ACM Turing Award akin to the Nobel Prize of Computing
Extracted from this news release , the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) named Leslie Lamport, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, as the recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award for imposing clear, well-defined coherence on the seemingly chaotic behavior of distributed computing...
22 Mar 2014
Chat with Gary Shapiro, Award Winning Global Top Innovating Thought Leader, Author and Executive, CEO Consumer Electronics Association
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® , the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing the world's largest annual innovation tradeshow, the International CES ® . Shapiro led the...
22 Mar 2014
Chat with Roy Taylor, Global Top Innovating Entrepreneur and C Level Executive, Corporate Vice President AMD
Roy Taylor is Corporate Vice President and Head of Global Channel Sales. In this role, Taylor is responsible for managing and growing AMD's channel business globally. A 25-year industry veteran, Taylor has had a multi-faceted career as a technology evangelist, content strategist and entrepreneur...
15 Mar 2014
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