Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, DFNPA, FGITCA, Microsoft MVP Awardee (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014…present), I.S.P., ITCP
o Multi-award winning entrepreneur, board chairman, executive board director, senior executive officer, president, industry analyst, researcher, business strategist, writer, author, keynote speaker, senior invited advisor to the fortune 500 on strategy and technology, senior IT/business professional/educator
o Vice-Chair International Advisory Board IFIP World CIO Forum (February, 2014-present). The IFIP World CIO Forum is supported by the UN-founded international IT federation (IFIP), the China government, CIE (the largest industry association), the China CIO Alliance and with the alliance organizing the event. Like the Olympics, any country can bid to host the event and CIE bid to host it again working with the China CIO Alliance. The second IFIP World CIO forum (WCF) is hosted in Beijing November 5-7. Several thousand executives from corporations worldwide will participate including from governments making it the largest executive forum in the world. The China CIO Alliance is a non-profit organization jointly founded by the Chinese Institute of Electronics, the Electronic Industry Press and Renmin University, under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
O Invited… “Your role as chairman of the IFIP IP3 Global Industry Council and your views on the development of the global ICT Profession would provide valuable insights for our study indeed! So we would very much appreciate receiving your views and inputs on the matter.
SKILLS – e-Skills: Promotion of ICT Professionalism in Europe
The European Commission’s DG Enterprise has launched the ‘E-Skills: Promotion of ICT Professionalism in Europe’ contract in January 2014. The main goal of this study is the development of a pan-European ICT foundational body of knowledge and to set up a sustainable operating model for the promotion of ICT professionalism in Europe. Having a body of knowledge can ‘facilitate communication and understanding between ICT professionals in Europe, thereby reducing risk and strengthen ICT professionalism’. A body of knowledge is more than simply a collection of terms, a professional reading list, a collection of websites or even a collection of information. A body of knowledge is to be understood as an agile framework bringing together series of methodologies and concepts so as to ensure basic common understanding, formal and explicit foundation and communication between the different levels of a specific domain. Bodies of knowledge are developed as a means of documenting and accepting good practices, being used to competently complete tasks in a specific area of interest. Considering the evolutionary nature of ICT, this body of knowledge cannot be static and fixed in time. If it were so, its so-called shelf value would be extremely limited and would only address the technological aspects of a short period of time and correlate these to past requirements, skills and knowledge. Therefore, it is a very timely exercise to create an overview of the different e-skills and ICT professionalism initiatives present to create a sustainable operating model to promote ICT.
o Writer at IDG (IT World Canada (family of publications)) (August, 2013). Writer profile at IT World Canada (Stephen Ibaraki is awarded for his outstanding lifetime achievements from business, industry, government, academia, media and society: as an ICT nominated founding Fellow, founding Distinguished Fellow, founding global Fellow, Hall of Fame, Computing Canada IT Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award, Advanced Technology lifetime achievement award, Awards for Professionalism Career Achievement Award, IT Hero Award, Gary Hadford Award, writing and teaching awards, Microsoft Global Gold Awards, 8 times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (2006-present (2013), akin to an external Fellows award program given annually), ... more than 50 awards, special roles, and recognitions. More details can be found in the independent CIPS founding Fellows’ profile provided by the Canadian Government chartered Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS: http://www.cips.ca/stephen-ibaraki)
Read more: http://www.itworldcanada.com/blog/meet-blogger-stephen-ibaraki/84102#ixzz2f9eaLYQn or visit http://www.itworldcanada.com for more Canadian IT News. IT World Canada (family of publications) is part of IDG the world’s largest IT publishing group. IDG publishes more than 300 publications worldwide. IDG also provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 85 countries worldwide. Over one hundred million people read one or more IDG publications each month. In Canada, the online readership is representing over 70 per cent of the buying power in Canada.
o Invited Industry Chairman Speaker (VI Astana Economic Forum ASTEX (Astana Smart Technology Exhibition) 2013, May 2013). He reported on his experiences at IT Manager Connection: http://blogs.technet.com/b/cdnitmanagers/archive/2013/06/17/journal-astana-economic-forum-astex-2013.aspx
The list of speakers and their profiles are found here:
Astana Economic Forum ASTEX:
Astana Economic Forum (AEF): http://2013.astanaforum.org/en/speakers/10
Ibaraki was also invited to support their speaker selections for 2013.
Stephen keynoted last year at the V Astana Economic Forum / Connect 2012 (AEF). He reported on his experiences in the IT Manager Connection (largest management blog): http://blogs.technet.com/b/cdnitmanagers/archive/2012/06/13/journal-v-astana-economic-forum-connect-2012-forum.aspx. As a VIP in 2012, Ibaraki had breakfast with the Minister and ZERDE Board Chairman (ZERDE is the holding company for all government ICT), dinner with the Minister and ZERDE Board Chairman, dinner with the Prime Minister, meetings with executives, interviewed multiple times for their regional media (there are 250 million people in the region). The economic forum in Astana (AEF) involves 140+ countries, 12+ Nobel Laureates; government, academic and industry leaders (for example, the chairman of Exxon) and is the largest in the region—the results feeding into the G8, G20, OECD, ... There is an ICT exhibition associated with the economic forum which in 2012 was called Connect 2012. In 2013 it is called the Astana Smart Technologies Exhibition 2013 (ASTEX 2013) and is the staging for the 2017 Astana World Exposition. Here’s a CNN iReport on the country from another 2012 speaker, Professor Mark Mueller Eberstein: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-821755
o Speaker (UN/ITU, May 2013, Geneva Switzerland); The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. This forum will provide structured opportunities to network, learn and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation. This event builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders. The agenda and program of the WSIS Forum is built on the basis of official submissions received during the Open Consultation Process.
o Speaker (UNESCO HQ, February 2013, Paris France); The first WSIS+10 review event with an analysis of trends and possible recommendations will be an integral part of the overall WSIS review process. Outcomes will feed directly into the subsequent review meetings and into the 2015 UNGA overall review. Results will also be reported to UNESCO’s Executive Board and to the 37th session of the General Conference of UNESCO (November 2013). The intention is also to integrate findings into the UN MDGs review process and into a possible post-2015 sustainable development framework.
o Invited article contributor to Kelly Gotlieb and Allan Borodin 40th anniversary of the publication of their seminal book, “Social Issues in Computing.” (January 2013, University of Toronto). Contributions included: Authors (Kelly) Gotlieb and (Allan) Borodin interviewed; Vint Cerf (Internet inventor) “Social Issues in Computing And The Internet”; John Leslie King, W.W. Bishop Professor of Information, University of Michigan, “Privacy: It’s Harder Than We Thought”; William H. Dutton, Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, “The Enduring Social Issues in Computing”; Stephen Ibaraki, Founder and Chair, IFIP IP3 Global Industry Council (part 1 of three articles), “ICT E-Skills and Professionalism in 2013”
o Invited Industry Chairman Advisor to Government ICT Development Fund and ICTDF General Director, International Consumer Electronic Show or CES (January 2013, USA)
o Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (January 2013)
o Advisor to Kay Family Foundation and President (KFF: December 2012); KFF supports healthcare IT, education, entrepreneurship, innovation, human development. research, the Arts, interdisciplinary projects, labs, competitions, technology empowerment, international cooperation, accelerators, ...
o Invited Industry Chairman Mentor to ICT Development Fund (ICTDF) and Advisor to ICTDF General Director (Kazakhstan Government and CE Industry Seed Fund with ties to Government Accelerators, TechStars, OECD, International Accelerators) (October 2012)
o Invited Industry Chairman Mentor/Advisor to Accelerator-HK (October 2012)
o ITU is the specialized United Nations agency (members: 193 countries, 700 global corporation/organizations). The ITU sets global ICT policy and standards. As stated publicly in 2012 by Secretary General ITU, Dr. Toure, "I admire the work you are doing and the very strong contribution to the information and communication technology sector, and Steve, please continue to do it because this is the greatest contribution that we are doing for humankind. ICT is in the center of everything we do today: our governments, our people, our economy, the education of our children, and our health will depend on how best we make use of those smart technologies."
o Invited industry chairman speaker, “Week of Inspiration” Dutch Tax Office Conference (September 2012, Amsterdam)
o At the ASTANA Economic Forum (AEF) invited “Official” Advisor to Kazakhstan National Holding Company ‘ZERDE’ and ZERDE group of national companies (May 2012) on all areas related to ICT such as: seed funding, accelerators, investments, start-ups, entrepreneurship, research and development, research institute, research clusters, tech parks, international IT University, e-government programs, ICT policy, education, public relations, international conferences, business development, ICT development, …
o Invited International Program Committee (IPC) and invited Chair/Owner Stream 3 Session 3, “ICT Capacity Building and Economic Growth”, IFIP 2012 World Computer Congress (IPC IFIP WCC2012, March 2012)
o Invited Member ACM Practitioner Board (ACM PB, January 2012)
o Invited Founder and Chair ACM Professionalism and Certification Committee (PCC, Feb 2012); Chair ACM Professional Development Committee (PDC) which includes Webinar Committee (WC) and PCC
- ACM: World’s largest educational, scientific, professional association well known for their Turing Awards (Nobel Prize of Computing) and special interest groups such as SIGGRAPH
- 1.5 million users of their digital library; 1 million readers of their primary journal
- over 700 chapters
- 78 publications: including 40 journals and transactions, eight magazines, and 30 newsletters
- 504 conference and related workshop proceedings in its portfolio
- 37 SIGS and some like SIGGRAPH have over 30,000 attendees at their conferences
o Elected 2012 FEAPO Board Director (Feb 2012), co-chair communications working group
o Invited FEAPO Board Summit (LA, March 2012)
o Invited industry chairman and speaker, the 13th Great-Idea International ITO and BPO Delegation visiting China during April 16th – 24th, 2012, in Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuhan and Beijing, participating key events, such as the 2nd CIO Summit and the 2nd China Service Outsourcing Innovation Development and Investment Promotion Summit (COIP) in Suzhou, and the 2nd Green IT Forum and the 6th China Service Outsourcing Industry Development and Cooperation International Forum (CODC) in Wuhan
o Invited industry chairman and speaker ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), (May 2012)
o Chair panel session Global Industry Council, IFIP World Computing Congress (September 2012)
o Invited industry chairman and panel speaker ISACA World Congress (June 2012)
o Invited industry chairman, global expert and speaker V Astana world Economic Forum (May 2012)
o Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (January 2013--also 2006, 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). “Thank you for empowering the community with your outstanding leadership!” Ballmer CEO, Microsoft; “All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Stephen’s extraordinary contributions… technology’s best and brightest,” Kaplan Vice President, Microsoft.
o Vice-Chair and Executive Board Director IFIP IP3 (November 2011)
o Chair and moderator EA panel session (October 2011), IFIP World CIO Forum; invited Vice-Chair IAB World CIO Forum (December 2010). “Your reputation and influence is well-known in the world of information technology, academia, and CIO group. It is an honor to invite you to be Vice-Chair IAB and contribute your advices and suggestion to the forum. It is our honor to invite you to speak at the first World CIO Forum,” Wujichuan, Chairman of World CIO Forum; President of Chinese Institute of Electronics; Former minister the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of People’s Republic of China.
o Acting Chairman (October 2011) and Founder IP3 Global Industry Council (IP3-GIC) part of the UN-founded and UNESCO-consultative body (2010), first council of its kind—also serving as founding director on the council and Chief Officer Strategic Relations
o Appointed Board Director, Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO-Sept 2011), Co-Chair Communications Committee (June 2011)
o Co-opted Board Director IFIP IP3 (Sept 2011)
o Appointed by acclamation by GITCA and Microsoft, first GITCA Fellow (August 2011) for making “an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the computing profession, IT community, and/or the industry” – to be formally recognized at TechEd NA or TechEd EMEA
o Appointed Chair (October 2011), formerly Co-chair ACM Practitioners Board, Professional Development Committee (Summer 2011); the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest educational, scientific, professional organization well known for their Turing Awards (Nobel Prize of Computing)
o Founding charter delegate, FEAPO (June, 2011); co-chair communications working group (Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations)
o Appointed to IFIP IP3 Board of Directors (May 2011), as Founder Global Industry Council (GIC)
o First global World CIO Forum (WCF), November 2011, Vice-Chair of the International Advisory Board (appointed December 2010)
o Invited FEAPO Creation Summit (Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Associations--January, 2011 and June 2011)
o Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Live (January 2011); previously awarded in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.
o Founder IP3 Global Industry Council (IP3-GIC) part of the UN-founded and UNESCO-consultative body (2010), first council of its kind-- serving as founding director on the council and Chief Officer Strategic Relations
o Appointed Chairman of the Board, The Vine Group, international investment banking and merchant banking group (July 2010)
o Invited global leader and executive, MS Global User Group Summit (2010)
o Invited World Computing Congress (WCC), IP3 Day Presenter and Chair of the international panel presentation and discussion from 3 continents on IT Professionalism, What does Industry Want?; Participant IP3 AGM and Board Meeting; Participant Seoul Accord Meeting (2010)
o Invited global leader and VIP executive by the China government, International Financial Services and BPO Delegation/Summit China--Shanghai, Kunshan, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and executive delegate to Beijing multinational fortune corporations summit (2010)
o Executive Board Director, Chief Strategic Alliance Officer, Business Plan author, ChinaValue, world's largest: professional networking and professional services platform, online business social media/wiki/blogs with 2 million entries, business & market intelligence research services / event management group in China; 600,000 researchers / writers / employees / shareholders (100 million reach through partners, more than 1 million premium contributors in 2010); Executive Board Director, ChinaKSP, ChinaSNS2 (2010)
o Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award in Windows Live, "technology's best and brightest...exceptional group ...who have demonstrated a willingness to reach out, share their technical expertise with others and help individuals maximize their use of technology" (2010)
o Requested/invited, appointed by the IP3 Board, UN-founded IFIP IP3 Senior Vice-President Strategic Relations (2010)
o Appointed, Advisory Board, Neil Squire Society, non-profit organization, innovating new services and technologies for empowering people with special needs, disabilities, and accessibility challenges (2010)
o Appointed, Board Director, Vine Group, international investment, venture, and merchant banking group (January 2010)
o Invited global leader and executive Forbes CIO Network forum (2009-present)
o Invited global leader and executive McKinsey Quarterly Executive Panel and forum (2006-present)—“The McKinsey Quarterly Executive Panel asks selected executives their views on top business trends and on topics relevant to their functional area of expertise. This is a private group for McKinsey Executive Panel members only. We hope you'll use this space to connect with other members about survey results, new ideas for research, and much else.”
o 60 million audience / readership reach for making connections, networking, growing skills, learning best practices, receiving mentoring, finding useful resources, cementing career lessons: podcast interviews heard in more than 100 countries (60M reach in 2009, ongoing); Interviews initiated in the 1980s’ and now appearing in more than 60 channels worldwide
o All Star Judge Canadian Business Magazine All-Star Executive Awards awarding the top performing executives (on-going, fall 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006,...)
o Keynote Deans of IT Summit to the entire national educational community - 100% survey satisfaction rating--providing bursaries, students awards, software, resources, speakers, curriculum, industry insights, government and industry connections, mentoring to schools, faculty, students (February 2009)
o Keynote non-profit Cisco Academy Academic Conferences for more than 200 secondary and post-secondary institutions - 100% uniformly positive rating, providing bursaries, students awards, software, resources, speakers, curriculum, industry insights, government and industry connections, mentoring to schools, faculty, students (April, May, June 2009)
o Invitation Ambassador - President Eisenhower-founded and chaired by successive US Presidents, "People-to-People Ambassador Foundation" program (2009, ongoing)
o Co-manager and invited international consultant to IFIP IP3 Business Plan (recommendations approved July 2009 London, UK)
o Special Awards Chief Judge Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF: May 2010); Chair Intel ISEF Awards committee (ACM: 2009/2010)
o Keynote Career Education Society to K12, post-secondary, governments, industry providing bursaries, students awards, software, resources, speakers, curriculum, industry insights, trends, government and industry connections, mentoring to schools, faculty, teachers, career councillors and students (November 2009)
o Invited global Education Council meeting (ACM: 2009) for pre-eminent researchers and educatorsJudge Ignite IT Awards (2009) providing national recognition to IT professionals and developers
o Gold Award, User Group Community, "for your support of User Group Communities Worldwide" (MS Technical Audience Global Marketing, awarded 2009)
o Global User Group Community Award "for your support of User Group Communities Worldwide and your contribution to UGSS (User Group Support Services)" (MS Technical Audience Global Marketing, awarded 2009)
o Chief Business Development Officer, invited business plan leader and business plan consultant for the IFIP IP3 implementation (2009); ongoing invited international Advisor to the UN-founded IFIP IP3 - global professionalism/certification/standards (2007-present)
o Official senior 3rd party advisor and industry analyst to MS Canada (2005-present) and MS Redmond advisor, and advisor insider program (on-going)
o Invited Chief Editor to MS YouShapeIT/TechNet (2008-2009)
o MS most valuable Professional Award: Windows Live R&D (only one globally) (2009)
o Culminis Hall of Fame (2009) for outstanding international contributions to industry, technology and the community
o Special Awards Judge Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, world's largest science fair (ACM: 2009/2010)
o Invited ACM Professions Board, Professional Development Committee (2008-present) working on providing skills growth, mentoring, resources, connections, career support to the global IT professional community
o First founding Chairman, Global Board of Directors, GITCA (Global IT Community Association) (2008-2009); serving as Board Director/Advisor on the Global Board as immediate past Chairman (Global IT Community Association, world's largest alliance of IT associations and groups) (2009-present)
o ASTTBC industry-based, lifetime Advanced Technology Award for Leadership in Information Technology; Premier Campbell "you have distinguished yourself in your field of endeavour promoting pioneering efforts in technology and this award will recognize your considerable contributions with respect to the applications and adaptations of advanced technology to new uses. I commend you for your many achievements and thank you for your commitment to industry excellence" (Fall 2008)
o Keynotes: IT Executive Alignment Tour; National Council of IT Deans; House of Commons Group; Strategic Architecture Forum; ...etc... providing skills growth, career lessons, recognition, prizes, awards, software, resources, speakers, industry insights, trends, job opportunities, government and industry connections, mentoring for IT professionals, best practices, guidance and tools on IT and business alignment (2007 and ongoing)
o Advisor MS Global IT Advisory Council providing skills and career growth, best practices, industry insights, mentoring, podcasts with industry leaders (2008-Present)
o Invited International Advisor and Content Contributor/Host UN-Founded International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3); global standards, creating the IT profession, framework for professionalism, global certification, international accreditation program (2007--Present)
o Contributor as member, certified professional, writer, web-caster, papers, author, interviewer (1991-present); Board Director (2005/6); Vice-president (2006/7); Chairman and President of the CIPS National Board and Executive Committee (2007-2008); serving on the Office of the Executive Council as immediate past President (2008-present). From Prime Minister Harper of Canada while Chairman and President of CIPS, about CIPS, “Your efforts have made positive and lasting contributions to Canada’s economic growth and competitiveness.”
o Appointed Advisory Board of Sector—produces largest security conference (2006-present)
o Global MVP Summit Invited for Three Presentations: (1) Open Space, (2) Technical Session, (3) Global User Group Summit providing skills growth, career lessons, recognition, industry insights, trends, job opportunities, government and industry connections, mentoring for IT professionals, best practices, global standards, professionalism, professional certification, IT as a Profession
o Computer World (Canada) TOP 10 Blogger
o Global MVP Summit TOP 7 Blogger –two blogs out of seven are Ibaraki’s
o Global MVP Summit TOP 5 Most Valuable Professional
o Microsoft Most Valuable Professional [MVP] Award (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
o NPA board director (2004); Vice Chair, Publisher/managing editor NPA Journal, Chair College of Distinguished Fellows, Chair Editorial Board (5 years from 2005 to 2009); now board director, director certification board, director editorial board, judge international Awards for Professionalism (2004-present)
o Network Professional Association founding Distinguished Fellow (DFNPA, 2005) for outstanding lifetime contributions to society, industry, education, and technology internationally
o Appointed National Board, Computers for Success Canada (2005)
o Gerson Lehrman Group Scholar (GLG Scholar, 2006—outstanding advisor to investment groups)
o CIPS founding Fellow (FCIPS, 2005), for outstanding lifetime contributions to the profession, society, industry, education, and technology
o Computing Canada IT Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award sole recipient (2005)
o Appointed Advisory Board, Prithvi Institute, empowering, mentoring, educating disadvantaged people in India (2004)
o Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Industry Canada inaugural IT Hero Award (2002) for outstanding contributions combining technology and innovation to the community
o First and the only international recipient, global networking industry's only Career Achievement Award for Professionalism from the NPA, IDG (Network World magazine), CMP (Network Computing magazine), Interop Conference (Las Vegas), Pearson Publishing (world's largest publisher), Microsoft, Novell, GITCA (largest alliance of IT associations/groups); International Hall of Fame (2002)
o CIPS Gary Hadford Professional Achievement Award (2001) for outstanding contributions to the advancement of technology and the profession "recognized by their peers for their integrity and expertise, for their outstanding achievements in fields related to information processing, and who have a high degree of competence in their field"
o CIPS Hall of Fame Inductee (2001), "honour those people who have made an outstanding contribution to the Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian IT Profession as a whole"
o Invited global webcasts to SmartForce/Skillsoft (2000-2001), highest ratings, profiled as "world renowned"
o Invited keynotes to the Xephon Enterprise Conferences, highest rating in 20 year history, most content produced ever, author 10 books, author several dozen Journal articles/papers
o Official Industry Advisor and the only IP consultant to the Canadian Office Products Industry (COPA); produced the first industry strategic plan and analysis (600 pages) to guide the industry into computing and IP products and services; keynoted conferences; authored featured articles/papers (1980's to 90's)
o Official Advisor to Atomic Energy of Canada which became Nordion International, world's largest supplier of RadioPharm products/services; created the world's first micro-based critical services platform and featured in BC Business; trained scientists; provided strategic guidance (1980's to 90's)
o Multiple Teaching Awards (1980's)
o National All-Star Team Award (1980's)
o Excellence in writing nomination (Western Magazine Foundation, 1980's)