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Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P, ITCP, FGITCA becomes first GITCA Fellow


via GITCA August newsletter

GITCA is very pleased to announce the launch of its Fellows program. In order to be considered for nomination as a GITCA Fellow an individual must satisfy the following criteria:

A GITCA Fellow is someone who has already made a distinguished contribution to the IT profession or to the application of IT and has committed to become an advocate of GITCA and its various activities. An advocacy role requires the GITCA Fellow to be fully cognizant of the activities of GITCA and be prepared to advocate on behalf of GITCA as requested and to seek opportunities to advocate on behalf of GITCA. It is expected that Fellows will have contact with major players in industry, governments and international organizations which will provide GITCA with opportunities to get its message across in a wider arena...and in places and times not anticipated by GITCA. The title of Fellow (FGITCA) also provides the opportunity for GITCA to recognize the work done by individuals, both through professional associations and in other activities in promoting IT professionalism and the objectives of GITCA.

Distinguished contributionmeans a notable, recognized and positive influence within the IT profession or the application of IT, above and beyond normal expectations. The following guidance is an example of a claim of distinguished contribution which would be in one or more of these areas:

  • An emphasis on leadership and going above and beyond what is normally expected from a person in his/her position.
  • A deep understanding of a particular industry, emerging technologies, and implications for business; initiatives on the development of professionalism; is widely recognized nationally or internationally as a leader within industry.
  • Has contributed to the profession or application of IT at a national and international level.

A GITCA Fellow may use the title FGITCA as a post-nominal.

Stephen is a recognized luminary in the IT industry. His achievements and awards are much too numerous to readily summarize. His contributions to the IT industry over the past 35 years are internationally recognized and lauded at the highest levels in government, academia, media and business. For a comprehensive list of achievements and appointments see CIPS’ founding Fellow’s profile on Stephen or do an internet search on his name. Over the past several years he has been a tireless driving force behind the push towards professionalism in the IT industry both through his various roles with CIPS and now with the International Professional Practice Partnership [IP3 –].  Stephen’s knowledge, experience and advice are in constant demand both professionally and as a volunteer. He is the consummate volunteer who devotes an incredible amount of his time and energy to improving the IT industry and in turn the world we live in. Despite the very heavy demands upon him he always comes through with nothing less than full commitment to every task and everything is delivered on time with the utmost attention to detail.

His contribution to GITCA over the past 3 years has been outstanding just like every project that he takes on. Stephen’s involvement has been instrumental in moving the organization forward such that it now stands as the largest of its kind in the world. Much of that effort has gone into using his considerable relationship skills and very wide range of personal and industry contacts to forge alliances with long established, notable organizations in the industry. This has bolstered the GITCA membership and audience and in turn helped to raise the profile of GITCA.

Stephen is an all together quite remarkable professional and person. Microsoft has proposed Stephen be recognized as GITCA’s first Fellow at TechEd NORAM or TechEd EMEA and in an announcement from Microsoft.

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