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Chat with Tom Mitchell, Global Top Scientist shares deep insights on Machine Learning, the Brain, and Policy
Tom M. Mitchell founded and chairs the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is the E. Fredkin University Professor. His research uses machine learning to develop computers that are learning to read the web, and uses brain imaging to study how the human brain understands...
10 Mar 2014
Participate in the Imagine Cup and Achieve a Private Meeting with Bill Gates
There are multiple ways that students, professors, and schools can get involved, from building final prototypes in the main competition to pitching their ideas in smaller, online competitions. This year, one lucky team will get a private meeting with Bill Gates ! “One Imagine Cup World Finalist team...
4 Mar 2014
Chat with William Hutchison Founding Chair i-CANADA, Executive Director Center for Smart City Innovation Ernst & Young, Legendary Global ICT Pioneer
Bill Hutchison is an international business and social entrepreneur and strategic advisor to public and private sector organizations. He is Co-Founder and Chair of the i-CANADA Alliance supporting Smart City strategies for fifty cities and towns in Canada; Board Chair of SAVI, a five year Internet and...
3 Mar 2014
Eric Jackson, CEO and Co-Founder Caplinked, Global Top Executive and Innovating Entrepreneur
Eric ran the marketing team at PayPal, where he oversaw the campaign to monetize the online payment service and spearheaded product marketing efforts from 1999-2003. In 2004 he founded World Ahead, a media venture, which he grew to national prominence and profitability before being acquired. His book...
24 Feb 2014
Chat with executive Patrick Zelten, noted authority on managed services
Patrick Zelten manages the Managed Services practice that helps clients manage risk and cost to enable them to focus on core business operations and growth. He is responsible for developing and implementing Forsythe's corporate strategy for managed services. Zelten has more than 18 years of experience...
17 Feb 2014
Chat with Elizabeth Southerlan, Global Expert on Strategy, EA, Transformation, Operations Improvement
Elizabeth Southerlan works as an Associate for strategy and management consulting firm Oliver Wyman; she is based out of the firm's New York City office. Elizabeth has worked in-depth with major retail and healthcare institutions in North America, on engagements in a range of areas including corporate...
10 Feb 2014
Chat on EA — Robert Damashek Chief Architect Binary Group, Noted EA Authority
Robert Damashek has over thirty-seven years experience in enterprise architecture (EA) and integration for large-scale industry and government organization business process, EA, and IT projects, including supporting the Chief Information Officer and Chief Architect organizations at the U.S. Army and...
28 Jan 2014
Chat on FEAPO, EA, Agile — David Chesebrough, President Association for Enterprise Information, Vice-President National Defense Industrial Association
David E. Chesebrough, P.E., President of the Association for Enterprise Information and Vice-President, National Defense Industrial Association Dave is President of the Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI), a part of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He leads the Association...
20 Jan 2014
Chat--Mark Smed, IT and Networking Expert, NPA Board Director, NPA Journal Publisher and Chief Editor
Mark Smed started as a self-employed consultant, integrating computers into small business in 1989. The range of work expanded into installing networks and consulting with businesses on the fast paced changes in technology. As his career progressed he taught Network Administration at a small business...
2 Jan 2014
Chat--Omar Zaarour, Innovating Award Winning Developer Shares Special Tips
Omar Zaarour received his Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from An-Najah National University (NNU), West Bank, Palestine and Bilkent University (BU), Ankara, Turkey graduating with high honors. In September 2012 he joined the Master of Computer Science program at University of Calgary in the...
30 Dec 2013
Chat with Reda Alhajj, Global Top Scientist Shares Deep Insights and Special Tips on Imagine Cup Winning Apps
Reda Alhajj received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering in 1988 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. After he completed his BSc with distinction from METU, he was offered a full scholarship to join the graduate program in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences at Bilkent...
16 Dec 2013
What are the highly damaging internet legal liabilities and risks to you -- chat with Martin Kratz QC, head intellectual property practice group, Bennett Jones LLP, legendary IP and ICT legal authority and pioneer
My chat with Martin was a real eye opener – there is a tremendous amount of legal risk to you when using the Internet and ignorance does not protect you! Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice and co-leads the ecommerce practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual...
2 Dec 2013
Chat Dr. Maria Klawe, Pioneering World-Renowned Computer Scientist and Executive Leader, shares her past to current career years — Part 2
This is the final interview in a four-part interview series where we explored Maria's considerable history from her early years and into her professional life of notable distinction, significant outstanding contributions in a number of fields including societal causes. In future interviews, we will continue...
3 Dec 2012
Daniel Leblond, Award-Winning Imagine Cup Top Student Researcher Carleton University
All it takes is one good idea. Imagine Cup , the premiere worldwide technology competition, is looking for students, to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems through technology. To Take Action and Change the World, go to: http://blogs.technet.com/b/cdnitmanagers/archive/2012/02/13/are...
20 Feb 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
Align IT: IT Manager Podcast #34 – The Importance of Project Management
Think that centralized project management systems are only important for large enterprises? Think again - even small companies can have many projects on the go . The question is, can you manage your projects better and be more efficient while saving money? Listen in as Gord Schmidt from Agora Consulting...
22 Jun 2010
Chats with Kelly Gotlieb, "the" Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing - Kelly talks about his work as Co-Chair of the ACM Awards Committee
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb , C.M., M.A., PhD.D. (University of Toronto), D. Math. (Hon., University of Waterloo), D. Eng. (Hon., Technical University of Nova Scotia); Order...
9 May 2010
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
Microsoft Director John Oxley: Leading Multi-Award Winning International Technology Authority and Executive--John talks about the drivers for strong leadership plus shares his top career tips and lessons
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Microsoft Director John Oxley: Leading Multi-Award Winning International Technology Authority and Executive; John talks about the drivers for strong leadership plus shares...
23 Feb 2010
David Maxfield, Bestselling Business Author in Leadership, Influence, and Communication
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview David Maxfield, Bestselling Business Author in Leadership, Influence, and Communication. Enjoy, Stephen Ibaraki For more than twenty years, David Maxfield has led high-leverage...
3 Nov 2009
Part 2/2--Leading Scientists Tour China speaking about "Emerging Technologies in Computing"--Dr. Francine Berman, Dr. Justine Cassell, Dr. Tracy Camp
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview leading scientists on their tour of China speaking about "Emerging Technologies in Computing": Dr. Francine Berman, Vice President of Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;...
15 Sep 2009
Brian O'Higgins, Top International Security Executive and Expert, Board Member Sector Advisory Council, CTO Third Brigade
Canadian IT Managers
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Brian O'Higgins, Top International Security Executive and Expert, Board Member Sector Advisory Council, CTO Third Brigade. Brian provided his insights for the April edition...
21 Apr 2009
Episode 22: Reduce your Data Management Complexity
If you have not listened to The IT Manager Podcast recently – or if you have never listened in before, you should take a moment to have a listen to this show. It’s the first episode where we’ve refreshed the format and updated the production elements. It’s only 30 minutes long and this episodes topic...
1 Dec 2008
Podcast Interview with Joël Quimper, Architect Advisor MSDN
Canadian IT Managers
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Joël Quimper , Architect Advisor MSDN, Top IT Architecture Authority Best regards, Stephen Ibaraki , FCIPS , I.S.P. , MVP , DFNPA , CNP View Interview Time Index and...
15 Jul 2008
[Podcast Interview] Charles Hughes
Canadian IT Managers
I had an exclusive interview with Charles Hughes , President 2005-2006, British Computer Society; Chair, IFIP Task Force for the International Professional Practice Program; Founder, eManagement Limited. The podcast with Charles appears below. Of particular note is the International Federation for Information...
2 Jul 2007
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