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Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP Appointed as Vice-Chair IAB for first WCF (World CIO Forum)

Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP, DFNPA, MVP
Founder Global Industry Council (GIC), Chief Officer SR (IFIP IP3)
Chairman CIPS (2007/8), Founding Chairman Global Board GITCA
Chairman International Boards (iGEN Knowledge Solutions Inc, the Vine Group)


Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P.,ITCP has been appointed as theVice-Chair of the International Advisory Board for the first WCF (World CIO Forum). Stephen’s reputation and influence is well-known in the world of information technology, and is a significant ambassador for CIPS.                                                                           

His role as Vice-Chair gives him the unique opportunity to build relationships between CEOs, CIOs, and c-level executives of the global Fortune 1000 companies, along with CIPS, other IFIP societies, and IP3 to support their growth, and build support for Professionalism in the industry. His Vice-Chair role was approved by Wu Jichuan, former Minister of MIIT and now President of CIE who has deep relationships with top enterprises in China at the highest level.


More about the World CIO Forum

Authorized by IFIP, China will host the first World CIO Forum, scheduled to open on Nov 1-4 2011 in Shenzhen. The forum will attract around 1000 top IT executives from all over the world and produce brain storming and intensive communication, which can accelerate application of IT in promoting economic development and social progress.The CEOs and CIOs for the largest technology companies will be invited: speakers, participants, committee/council members, and those who have visible roles/positions.

The IFIP WCF is hosted by CIE (China Institute of Electronics which has close ties with MIIT) and the People Government of Shenzhen (the innovation center for China); sponsored by IFIP (a consultative body for IT for UNESCO); sanctioned and supervised by MIIT (Ministry of Industry and IT which controls computing in China), State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, The Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, China Association for Science and Technology.


There is a lot of value in going to China as illustrated in this recent interview by Stephen Ibaraki with IP3 CEO Roger Hart, where Roger talks extensively about the very positive “experience” of China:

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