CIPS Connections – Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, MVP, DF/NPA, CNP, FGITCA interviews ICT luminaries on a regular basis.
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 into what is happening without bogging teams down in unnecessary activities that waste resources. She has worked many years in the trenches of IT — as a business analyst, technical writer, quality assurance analyst and a GRC analyst. Before her career in IT, she was a registered dietitian, where she learned the importance of standards, process, control and professionalism when lives were on the line. Her certifications include COBIT, ITIL, CRISC and CISA
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 environments. He has concentrated on the management of the IT capability of individuals: he established the Engineering Professional Community in a major IT product and services company, developing and implementing a framework of professional roles and skills for the company’s 13,000 technical staff. For ten years, as Operations Manager of the SFIA Foundation, Ron has contributed to the development of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), helping it to grow to worldwide acceptance, with users in 100 countries.
Andy Chen, President and CEO Catronic, Past CTO and Vice President Ontario Power Generation
Andy Chen is a senior business advisor for several leading global consulting firms and enterprise software vendors. Andy has over 30 years of experience in utility sectors specializing in Nuclear Power Generation. For the past five years, Andy has been assisting leading global consulting firms in business development for the Nuclear Utilities in China and in North America. In 2008, Andy held the position of the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Enterprise Strategy and Architecture of a Canadian-based electricity generator. Andy had extensive experience in a variety of engineering and systems roles within the company. Andy also volunteers for various professional organizations. He is actively involved in the Professional Activity Board of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS). He also presides in the Board of Directors for the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Organization (FEAPO). FEAPO is a worldwide association of professional organizations which have come together to provide a forum to standardize, professionalize, and otherwise advance the discipline of Enterprise Architecture (EA).
Jean-Guy Carrier, Secretary General International Chamber of Commerce
Jean-Guy Carrier became Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce on 24 January 2011. He is also Director of Programmes for ICC’s Research Foundation. Mr. Carrier has initiated and led research-based publishing and public information programmes for various international and national organizations, most recently for the World Trade Organization (WTO), from 1996 to 2008. As publisher and chief editor he developed the WTO’s extensive publishing and Internet-based public information programmes, focused on research and information about the multilateral trading system. He initiated the WTO Reference Centre programme, a network of computerized WTO information and research centres established in the trade ministries of over 100 developing countries. Mr. Carrier is the author of six books and has held senior positions with the International Institute for Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria, the Economic Council of Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and with global communications consulting firms. His clients as a consulting executive were mainly multinational companies. He has contributed numerous articles for print and electronic media.
Lauren Woodman MS GM, Education Programs; Top Global Technology Policy Authority
Lauren Woodman serves as the General Manager of Education Programs in the Worldwide Public Sector organization of Microsoft Corp. In this role she is responsible for Microsoft’s most significant education programs: Partners in Learning, a 15-year, $750 million investment to help educators use technology effectively in teaching and learning; and Shape the Future, a global initiative to close the opportunity divide by enabling technology access for every student. Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Woodman served as the executive vice president for the Software & Information Industry Association, the principal trade association for code and content companies. A regular speaker and author on technology policy issues around the world, she served in a similar position with the Software Publishers Association since 1996. Woodman began her career on Capitol Hill with Rep. Jim Cooper (TN) as a legislative assistant handling public policy issues on telecommunications, trade and defense.
Dharmesh Mehta: Top Global Cool Tech Authority and Senior Director Microsoft Corp.
As senior director of product management and product marketing for Outlook and SkyDrive at Microsoft Corp., Dharmesh Mehta is responsible for driving business and product strategy, marketing campaigns, PR and evangelism for Outlook and SkyDrive, a set of leading services for personal email and cloud storage. Dharmesh and his team are chartered with a worldwide business through a combination of global execution and local innovation. They drive the business strategy and marketing execution for Outlook and SkyDrive. Dharmesh has worked at Microsoft since 2005 in a variety of product management, marketing and strategy positions. Most recently, he oversaw Hotmail and Messenger, the world’s most popular IM service. Prior to that, he drove the strategy behind Microsoft’s entry into the enterprise hosted messaging and collaboration services industry as a part of Microsoft’s Corporate Strategy Group.
Professor MihaelaUlieru, President IMPACT Institute, Global ICT Innovation Researcher, Luminary and Authority
Professor Mihaela Ulieru is a seasoned expert in ICT-enabled innovation and President of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy, aiming to capitalize on her achievements as the Canada Research Chair in Adaptive Information Infrastructures for the eSociety which she held for five years since July 2005. Among the highlights are her large scale international collaborative projects aiming to make ICT an integral component of policy making for a healthier, safer, more sustainable, and innovation-driven world: IT Revolutions, Industrial Informatics, Future of Medicine, Living Technologies and Emulating the Mind. In 2007 she was appointed to the Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada by the Minister of Industry, to advise the government and provide foresight on innovation issues related to the ICT impact on Canada’s economic development and social well-being against international standards of excellence. In 2006 she was appointed to the Science and Engineering Research Council of Singapore, and in 2010 she was appointed Expert in ICT-Enabled Innovation at the Executive Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation of Romania, and as Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University in Canada. She was on the Governing Board of IEEE-Industrial Electronic Society and on the Scientific Board of several EC Networks of Excellence in the Future and Emerging Technologies ICT Directorate. As a tenured professor at the University of New Brunswick (2005-2012), she founded the Adaptive Risk Management Laboratory with the Canada Foundation for Innovation sponsorship and led multi-million dollar projects with NSERC, CANARIE and DRDC.
Robin Raskin, ICT and CES Legend, Digital Pioneer
Robin Raskin has been translating technology into consumer friendly terms for more than 30 years. Today she spends most of her time working with Living in Digital Times, a company that she founded in 2008. Living in Digital Times produces a number of lifestyle events, but its most important partnership is with the CEA to produce a series of lifestyle conferences and exhibits at the annual International Consumer Electronics show each January in Las Vegas. All of these events combine fun, education and a look at a slice of a particular demographic through the lens of technology. She also writes for Mashable, Forbes.com, Huffington Post and on her own company’s blogs. Raskin was featured as a daily columnist on Yahoo! Tech, she was the founder and editor-in-chief of FamilyPC, editor of PC Magazine, and columnist for USA Today Online and the Gannett News Service. She has authored six books about parenting in the digital age, for publishers including Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Hyperion. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in such magazines as RedBook, Real Simple, FamilyCircle, PC World, PC Week, InfoWorld, Working Mother, Working Woman, Child, and Newsday, and on websites such as Mashable and the Huffington Post. Her most recent book, A Parents’ Guide to College Life(Random House, 2006) provides parents with practical answers to 180 “must ask” questions. She’s written six other books on raising kids in a digital world. Raskin is an outspoken advocate for parental involvement in raising digital kids. She frequently addresses parents and educators, policy makers, and the high tech industry on topics like Internet safety and raising digital kids.
Stephen Forte, CSO, CTO, Founder, Microsoft MVP, Global Entrepreneur and Developer
Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of the venture backed company Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools. He is the co-founder and executive director of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s first start-up accelerator. Involved in several start-ups, he was the co-founder of Triton Works, which was acquired by UBM (London: UBM.L) in 2010 and was the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Corzen, Inc., which was acquired by Wanted Technologies (TXV: WAN) in 2007. Prior to Corzen, Stephen served as the CTO of Zagat Survey in New York City (acquired by Google in 2011), and also was co-founder of the New York-based software consulting firm The Aurora Development Group. Stephen is also a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, PMP and also speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development. Stephen is also a board member of the Scrum Alliance.
Ajit Jaokar, Founder Feynlabs, FutureText, Blog — OpenGardens
Ajit Jaokar is the founder of the London based research company FutureText which specializes in identifying and researching cross-domain technology trends. In 2009, Ajit was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of the Internet’ council. In 2011, he was nominated to the World Smart Capital program (Amsterdam). Ajit moderates/chairs Oxford University’s Next Generation Mobile Applications Panel and conducts courses at Oxford in the next generation Telecoms trends. In 2012, he was nominated to the board of Connected Liverpool — Resilient Liverpool programs — based in the city of Liverpool for their Smart city vision. His consulting activities include working with companies to define value propositions across the ‘converged stack’. Ajit has worked with a range of commercial and government organizations including in strategic and visionary roles. Since May 2005, he has founded and run the OpenGardens Blog which is widely respected in the mobile/telecoms industry. Ajit is the founder of the ed-tech start-up www.feynlabs.com. Feynlabs is the first initiative to teach the concepts of programming languages to kids (as opposed to a specific programming language).
Paul Orlando, Renowned Global Start-up Wizard, Serial Entrepreneur
Paul Orlando runs a lean startup bootcamp called Startups Unplugged and is also co-founder of AcceleratorHK, a mobile startup accelerator. Previously, he co-founded a startup in New York and worked in telecom in China. He focuses on early-stage startups (pre product-market fit). He has presented data and entrepreneurial tales in Asia and the US at events including InvestHK, BizSpark, Make a Difference Asia, Columbia, StartupsHK, Kairos Society, DorkBot, and the Levin Institute. He also had lots of fun helping build a 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon winner. (AcceleratorHK is a three month accelerator based in Hong Kong, focused on mobile startups doing hybrid development with HTML5. We have a full program in the Lean Startup and Customer Development techniques, mentors, and technical help to make cross-platform development easier. Forbes just named Hong Kong the #1 tech capital to watch after Silicon Valley and New York.)
Robert Deutsche, Global Top Technology Expert and Executive
Robert Deutsche, Principal Architect/Systems Engineer — Enterprise Cloud Solutions, SOA, IT Transformation & Data Center Consolidation. Bob Deutsche provides business and technical advisory services as well as thought leadership to mid-level and senior-level executives in the Global 50 and public sector. With 30 years of experience in industry, Bob has held senior level positions with companies that most recently include Intel, CSC and Deloitte. With a varied background that includes data center operations, software development and CIO positions in both enterprise and LOB IT organizations, Bob has an extensive and pragmatic knowledge of cloud solution frameworks, big data, information security investments, enterprise architecture, business process improvement, business process reengineering, organizational change management, software development (CMM Level 4/5 organizations), systems engineering, and governance frameworks. His passion is to insure that technology investment is based on the benefit it provides to the enterprise.
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. A technological visionary, media futurist, game changer and popular inspirational speaker, Frans is dedicated to returning core moral values to the business arena, viewing universal traits such as respect for others and integrity as the foundation of a stable business culture. Known among his many roles as a researcher, trend watcher, writer, podcaster and entrepreneur, he is a Professor at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences, a Senior Strategist at Royal KPN, holds several board positions within both the public and private sector and was knighted in 1997 by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix for contributions to society. He has also published many papers and books on the influence and impact of the Internet, connecting the varied intellectual realms of Strategy, Sales & Marketing, HR, Finance, Innovation, Business Process Management and IT.
David Alan Grier 2013 President IEEE-CS, Top International Technology and Policy Authority
David Alan Grier is the 2013 President of the IEEE Computer Society. He has served the society as its Vice President of Publications, Director of Magazines, and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Annals. He writes on the subject of technology and its social implications. His books include: “When Computers Were Human” (Princeton 2005), “Too Soon To Tell” (Wiley 2009), “The Company We Keep” (IEEE Computer Society, 2013), “The Computing Machines of Charles Babbage” (editor, IEEE CS, 2010). He is currently at work on a book on crowdsourcing. He has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Washington in Seattle, and is an associate professor of Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University. He has served as Associate Dean or Program Director in schools of international affairs, engineering and liberal arts. He has also worked in industry, serving as a software designer for Burroughs Computer Corporation in the 1980s.
Ambassador Karklinš, ADG Communication and Information UNESCO
Before assuming duties as the Assistant Director General of Communication and Information of UNESCO, Ambassador Karklinš served as the Latvian Ambassador to France, Andorra, Monaco and UNESCO. He was also the Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations in Geneva. During his stay in Geneva, he served as the First Vice-Chairman, and one year later as Chairman of the Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). He has held several elected posts in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and UN Commission of Science and Technology for Development, as well as presided over the Group of Governmental Experts on Cluster Munitions within the framework of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). He also served as the Vice-President of the Preparatory Committee of the Geneva Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and was President of the Preparatory Committee of the Tunis Phase of WSIS. Ambassador Karklinš represented Latvia in the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN and chaired this Committee from 2007 until June 2010. Prior to the posting in Geneva, he served as the Under-Secretary of State in Latvia. He also served as Counsellor in the Latvian Embassies in both France and Finland.
Professor Michael Bartz, Global Top Authority in Next Generation Enterprise Business Transformation
Michael Bartz is a professor of International Business Management at IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems in Austria. Before joining IMC University, he developed a management career with Philips, Capgemini and Microsoft, collecting over 17 years of management experience. Within his research field Michael is especially focussing on measuring the impact and return on investment of New World of Work business transformations. The introduction of new work forms to corporate organisations requires substantial investments. New World of Work investments cover areas like the roll out of video conferencing systems, collaborative software platforms, the introduction of home office or mobile working schemes, or the roll-out of new office usability concepts. It can also mean the establishment of state-of-the-art remote or virtual management techniques based on Management by Objectives and Balanced Scorecard Management systems. In any case, a New World of Work transformation represents a highly integrated, interdisciplinary change programme which binds financial and human resources at a substantial level. The New World of Work research center at IMC University, which Michael established, supports companies like Microsoft, Würth, ERSTE Bank and EGGER. Michael regularly presents research results and shares his newest insights at New World of Work related conferences (e.g. Human Capital Forum, Alpbach Congress), publishes papers, and is running a German language blog: www.newworldofwork.wordpress.com
Murray Goldberg, Award Winning International Top Innovating ICT Serial Entrepreneur
Murray Goldberg was a tenured faculty member in the department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, when he left to become the president and founder of WebCT, a company which grew to be the world’s leading learning management system (LMS), serving 14 million students in 80 countries at 4,000 universities and colleges. In 2002, Murray co-founded Silicon Chalk, a company which built software to enhance the classroom experience in higher education. Murray went on to create Brainify.com, an academic social bookmarking and networking site for university and college students, and then AssociCom, a company which creates software for private professional networking within professional associations. Most recently, Murray has created MarineLMS, a learning management system for training in the maritime industry to combine his passions for educational technologies and the sea. In addition, Murray has served as a consultant, advisor, board member and board chairman for numerous technology and education companies. A widely recognized thought leader in the field of online teaching and learning, Goldberg has given over 200 keynotes and invited lectures, and is an expert resource for business, education and technology organizations and education media. Murray has won numerous teaching, industry, and national awards.
Adrian Cho Top Global Innovator, Author, Musician
Speaker, author, jazz musician, software development manager. 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 property. At IBM Adrian is currently leading a strategic initiative across IBM software group brands to improve IBM’s web presence for engaging with developers. In his previous role at IBM, Adrian managed a complex, globally distributed, agile software development project coordinating contributions from over four hundred people at twenty-five locations in ten countries. A band leader and innovative artistic collaborator, he performs as a bassist and conductor and is the founder and artistic director of the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, a unique, critically acclaimed symphonic jazz ensemble that brings together an impressive array of professional jazz and symphony musicians. Combining his experiences in arts and business, Adrian developed the Jazz Process, an execution-oriented framework for collaboration, innovation, and agility that can help teams in any domain improve their performance. Adrian speaks and blogs about high-performance teamwork on a regular basis. His book, “The Jazz Process: Collaboration, Innovation and Agility,” has been endorsed by a diverse collection of thought leaders.
John Morton, Top CTO, Keynote and International Technology Authority
John is CTO for SAS UK and Ireland. John’s role is to advise and counsel CxOs, Directors and business managers on the capabilities and value of new methods and technologies in providing business enhancing services. John capitalizes on using practical enterprise architecture approaches to create and implement large-scale solutions and transformations for a number of Blue Chip companies. John’s journey through life includes: CTO and Technical Assurance Advisor for the Architecture and governance programme in a major transformation from mainframe and Access based systems to multi-channel, multi-product based architectural components leveraging existing investment. A key leader on the overall Design Authority for the delivery of transformation of all IT systems in the UK National Health Service (NHS) for Southern England and London. Innovation director for a Technology company, focussed on healthcare, financial services and retail industry sectors. Managing and leading the Architecture Team and defining the IT Strategy for Central Government Revenue Management and accounting including call centre consolidation, channel specification for customer self-service covering WAP, SMS, internet, iDTV, mobilization.