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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
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 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
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
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
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
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