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Introducing David Donnelly
As Director of Applications Development Services , Mr. Donnelly founded the department with teams of developers responsible for both consultative practices and commercial software manufacturing lines of business. David is responsible for the design, development, rollout, and support of the custom and...
22 Jul 2007
Keith Lau Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
:00:40: What led to your interest in computing and business resulting in an Honors Degree in Computer Engineering and a Minor in Business Management from the University of Waterloo? "....One thing I really liked about computers was that it let me realize my imagination without having to physically build...
19 Aug 2008
Cash Management, Supply Chain Management and Technology Challenges
<Previous Next> Q3: What are your recommendations in cash management? A: The cash management scenario in India is rather different than in most countries across the world. The fact on the ground is that many of our banks still maintain paper books of account and are not automated as much...
28 Aug 2007
Mitch Garvis - Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topics
DISCUSSION: :00:39: What are you working on currently and can you provide some key lessons from this work that would be useful to IT Professionals? "....I'm working on virtualization courses right now and I will be presenting that to Microsoft partners and clients throughout 2009....Virtualization...
24 Feb 2009
IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Process Automation and Leveraging Across Companies
<Previous Next> Opening Comment: Pravir, with your extensive history of global successes in technology, innovation and leadership, we are indeed fortunate to have you come in and do this interview. Thank you! A: Thank you. I am glad to participate. Q1 : What key lessons and tips can you...
28 Aug 2007
Reza Alirezaei - Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
:00:48: Reza shares what triggered his initial interest in computing science. :02:36: What does it mean to be a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)? "....The MVP program has opened a whole new world of interests for me....It has given me the opportunity to associate with a group of talented...
10 Feb 2009
Viral Spread Potential
<Previous Next> Q8: If the technology is that powerful, it ought to spread virally. Is that what you expect? A: It's more of a hope, Stephen, than an expectation. As with all new paradigms there are significant barriers. First of all, frames fly in the face of our mental conditioning:...
31 Jul 2007
Stephen Ibaraki--Microsoft Profile
MICROSOFT: IT Manager Connection: Stephen Ibaraki Profile (October 2010): CIPS Fellow: http://www.cips.ca/?q=stephen-ibaraki Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sibaraki Facebook: Http://www.facebook.com/stephenibaraki LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/sibaraki S ampling of Stephen...
15 Mar 2006
Challenges and Stories
<Previous Next> Q7: In your current role, what are the biggest challenges, and their solutions? How does this relate to business? A: Challenge one: Computers start at the bottom with things like transistors and logic gates, and build up all the way to social processes and psychology and...
7 May 2008
Pat McGee - Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
:00:38: What triggered your initial interest in computing? "....Being able to combine an interest in technology with any industry or sector, and being able to create something from nothing using software was a real selling point for me...." :01:15: Pat profiles how he got to his present position in...
5 Dec 2008
Vaclav Vincalek - Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
:00:34: Can you describe what triggered your interest in computing and business? "....I was raised in technically savvy company. Everybody from my grandfather, father, uncle, were involved in technology in some shape or form. My grandfather and father were pioneers and definitely leaders in communication...
23 Sep 2008
David Millier - Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topics
:00:34: Can you provide a profile of your roles and challenges? "....My roles have changed over the years but I have faced a lot of the same challenges....One of the commonalities across all of them is a simple question - 'do you want to be compliant or secure?' What I've discovered over the years is...
31 Mar 2009
Dr Yan Xu Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
:00:28: With a Ph.D. in Physics from McGill, how did you get into computing? "....My self-taught programming skills served my science research wonderfully well and eventually, I become addicted to software engineering. That was the driving force for my career change...." :01:58: How did you end up...
9 Apr 2008
Kelly Gotlieb Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
:00:36: Can you provide a brief history of how you initially got into computing? "....During the war we were doing calculations (usually on desk computers) and electronics. After the war when the interest came up in electronics in the days of computers, it was a natural for me...." :02:00: You joined...
9 Sep 2008
Key Lessons and Tips From Their Book
<Previous Next> Q3: Can you profile the key lessons from your book from each of the topics below? Understand the classic Orange Book approach to security, and its limitations Use operating system security tools and structures - with examples from Windows, Linux, BSD, and Solaris ...
7 May 2008
Ignite Your Career - 2008/2009
Based on the success of the last years "Ignite Your Careet" webcast series focusing on helping IT Professionals and Developers manage their career, the Canadian TechNet & MSDN team decided to follow up this year for a combined audience view targeted at IT Managers. We've got speakers lined up who...
23 Sep 2008
Sean O'Driscoll Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
:00:46: Can you profile your current role and what were the catalysts to enter this field - are you able to name some of the clients you are working with? "....I spend a lot of my time and am now focused on this topic of social media because I believe that it is one of the most powerful tools available...
29 Jul 2008
Kerry Brown - Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topics
Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic :00:44: You have a long history with wide expertise in client operating systems and especially Windows Vista. Can you overview the Windows Vista product suite? "....In my work I concentrate mostly on the business editions which are Vista Business, Vista Ultimate...
2 Mar 2009
Leonard Brody Podcast Time Index
Listen to podcast in MP3 format. Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic 00:30: Leonard, can you outline some key successes in your remarkable background and lessons you learned from them? "...Success is a very personal thing and the goals you set for yourself and what it is that you are looking...
21 Aug 2007
Dave Remmer Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
:00:44: How would you best define yourself and your work? "....I think my title, Architect Advisor, in many ways is the best way of describing what I do and what my mission statement is...." :01:49: What is the meaning behind being an IT architect? "....as architects, we primarily help develop plans...
2 Sep 2008
Jeff Kempiners Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
00:038: How would you define digital collaboration? "....any communication, interaction which takes place between two human beings facilitated by technology..." 01:22: What is the status of digital collaboration in Canada? What are the differences with the US? "...I define our current status in Canada...
6 Nov 2007
Marcus Schmidt - Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topics
:00:31: Can you provide a profile of your roles and challenges? "....I spend a lot of time working with folks outside the company to understand more about their challenges in using our products but also to encourage these folks to share their ideas and tips and stories about how they use our technology...
31 Mar 2009
How Frame Technology is Different
<Previous Next> Q4: Is frame technology similar to anything out there now? A: Great question, Stephen. Here is how frame technology is not similar to object orientation: Instead of thousands of look-alike classes we never need more than a few hundred generic frames, and often just a few dozen...
31 Jul 2007
Don Tapscott Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic
00:45: You recently completed a two-year, $8 million investigation of how firms will innovate in the 21st century entitled, "IT and Competitive Advantage", funded by 30 global corporations. Can you share some insights from this project? "....the corporation as an institution is changing quite fundamentally...
25 Sep 2007
Beating a Mainframe at Chess and Sharing Remarkable Experiences
<Previous Next> Opening Comment: : Fiorenza, we are indeed fortunate to have you come in and do this interview. You have a long and remarkable history of success with deep insights that provide value to our audience. Thank you! A: I want to thank you for the invitation, even if I do not think...
15 Aug 2007
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