Elected CIPS founding fellow profile:
Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, DFNPA, FGITCA, Microsoft MVP Awardee (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), I.S.P., ITCP
o April 2017:
The inaugural and ongoing UNITED NATIONS Agency-ITU XPRIZE AI for Global Good Summit (AGGS). Stephen Ibaraki, is the AGGS Founder with the co-organizers UNITED NATIONS AGENCY-ITU and XPRIZE: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/Pages/201706-default.aspx
The AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, 7-9 June 2017, aims to accelerate the development and democratization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to address global challenges such as poverty, hunger, health, education, equality and the protection of our environment.
Organized by ITU and the XPRIZE Foundation – in partnership with UN agencies, including OHCHR, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNICRI, UNIDO, UNITAR and UN Global Pulse – the summit will evaluate the opportunities presented by AI with a view to ensuring that AI benefits all of humanity. Moreover,
The event, the first of a series of annual conferences on AI, will convene representatives of government, industry, UN agencies, civil society and the AI research community to explore the latest developments in AI and their implications for regulation, ethics and security and privacy. Breakout sessions will invite participants to collaborate and propose strategies for the development of AI applications and systems to promote sustainable living, reduce poverty and deliver citizen-centric public services.
AGGS Founding Steering Committee—Stephen Ibaraki founded with the ITU and XPRIZE: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/Pages/Steering-Committee.aspx
AGGS Founding Outreach Committee—working on strategic development where Stephen Ibaraki is Founding Chairman: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/Pages/Outreach-Committee.aspx
The UN Agency in Technology, ITU, opening article authored by Stephen Ibaraki in the UN ITU Magazine issue focused on AI: http://newslog.itu.int/archives/1513
The article opens the ITU Magazine focused on AI: http://www.itu.int/en/itunews/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.itu.int/en/itunews/Documents/2017/2017-01/2017_ITUNews01-en.pdf
UN ITU main AI web page outlining Stephen Ibaraki’s contributions (work, writings, video, speaking, moderating/chairing, organizing, planning) leading up to AGGS at WTSA, Telecom World, Kaleidoscope, and including AGGS: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/Pages/default.aspx
Briefing at the United Nations April 20th to UN member states and UN agencies. Stephen Ibaraki is chairing and moderating the briefing and Q&A plus presenting the opening speech on Current State of Play of AI: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/Pages/Briefing-AI.aspx
o March 2017: Stephen Ibaraki Appointed by the United Nations ITU Secretary General as Outreach Chairman of New United Nations ITU Journal “ICT Discoveries”. The new peer-reviewed, scholarly and professional journal will publish original research on technical developments in the ICT and telecommunications sphere as well as discussing their policy, regulatory, economic, social and legal dimensions. Stephen will work with the United Nations ITU Editorial Team reaching out to reviewers, contributors, and more. “ICT Discoveries will take a multidisciplinary approach which reflects ITU’s comprehensive field of interest and explores the convergence of telecommunications/ICT with other disciplines”.
o January 2017: Supporting the WWW2017 conference April 3-7—premier web conference founded by iWC3—this year in Australia. http://www.www2017.com.au/
o January 2017: UN ITU newsletter released spotlighting Ibaraki’s AI trends article which also points to the FSR FIF (Financial Services Roundtable Fintech Ideas Festival http://www.fsroundtable.org/fintech-ideas-festival-video-recap/). The UN ITU editors added UN ITU links such as the World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA) AI interview to the article.
UN ITU Newsletter: http://www.itu.int/en/newsletter/Documents/2017/17january2017.html
http://newslog.itu.int/archives/1476 -- goes out to over 110,000 CEOs and leaders in media, government, industry, academia – 193 countries, 800 corporations (major tech companies) and organizations (example GSMA—800 telecoms), 130 universities and research institutes.
o January 9, 10 2017: FinTech Ideas Festival 2017 - Opening Day 2 CNBC Live - Futurists on the Future of Financial Services, Technology, and FinTech 5 and 10 years into the future
Chris Feeney President FSR BITS
Stephen Ibaraki, Entrepreneur, Chairman FSR Fintech Ideas Festival TAC
Peter Swartz, SVP Salesforce
Tom Patterson, VP Unisys
Scott Stewart, Senior Director FSR
Opening Day 2 CNBC Live - Futurists on the Future of Financial Services, Technology, and FinTech: https://youtu.be/FODUBJBDsGA
Entire Fintech Ideas Festival Video Recap: http://www.fsroundtable.org/fintech-ideas-festival-video-recap/
200 World's top CEOs and leaders coming together discussing five and ten years into the future
FSR -- Financial Services Roundtable, 100 top CEOs, $92.7 Trillion USD in managed Assets, $1.2 Trillion USD in revenue
o January 2017: Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award 2017--"...It is with great pride we announce that Stephen Ibaraki has been awarded as a Microsoft®
Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for1/1/2017-1/1/2018.The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Stephen’s extraordinary contributions and want to take this opportunity to share our appreciation with you... MVPs are technology’s best and brightest,and we are honored to welcome Stephen as one of them..."
Steven Guggenheimer Corporate Vice President Developer Experience & Evangelism Microsoft Corporation
o January 2017: LIDT Judge 10 Under 20 global innovation awards -- event January at CES
o January 2017: Contributor and advisor editorial team ITU Journal AI issue -- Organizing the first UN 3 day summit on AI for June Geneva 2017 with UN ITU and XPRIZE http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/Pages/201706-default.aspx. Contributed three papers to the UN ITU academic summit for the secretary general on the creation of a new ITU Journal and advisory board. This work supports an invitation to advise and contribute to the editorial team of the new ITU Journal. Editorial team: includes an advisory group, composed of renowned AI experts and a pool of reviewers that will carry out the single-blind, peer-review process with the support of the ITU Secretariat. The advisory group will help disseminate the call for papers, identify the authors of possible invited papers and support the review process, including selection of reviewers. The ITU Journal publishes original research on telecommunications/ICT technical developments, encouraging considerations on their policy and regulatory, economic, social and legal aspects.
o December 2016: Picked up Globally by News360 and trending on social media
Innovation entrepreneur honoured by UN
o 2016-2017: Invited technology researcher, writer -- Ongoing contributor to ITU blogs/news ....
In the news: United Nation ITU News
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STANDARDS: WHAT’S NEXT? (VIDEO)
COULD TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HELP US ACHIEVE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS?
The growing signs of AI planning and implementation
o November 2016: First UN Emerge Report on ICT innovation/entrepreneurship for MSMEs, invited to review and edit -- Work continues. Contributed over 100 edits, contributions to the first United Nations report on innovation, entrepreneurship. Ibaraki was the only Canadian invited to review and edit the first UN ITU Emerge report on technology startups and small, and medium enterprise (SME) entrepreneurship and innovation. The publication, A Review of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Information Communication Technology Sector, provides a review of this tech sector, as well as the environment and stakeholders which support these firms to grow and create jobs. PRESS RELEASE: FIRST ‘EMERGE’ PROGRESS REPORT LAUNCHED AT TELECOM WORLD
o November 2016: Jury ITU TELECOM WORLD AWARDS -- At the encouragement of governments and industry, highly successful regional MSMEs were invited to submit business plans. Among the hundreds received, 15 were selected as finalists. Scored their business plans (this took some time) and then scored the finalists in three live pitch sessions.
PRESS RELEASE: ITU TELECOM WORLD AWARDS 2016 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
o November 2016: Chairing B2B dialogue MSMEs and MNCs Telecom World -- B2B dialogue between MSMEs (startups, small, medium enterprises) and MNCs (multinationals)
o November 2016: Chairing AI session annual flagship Kaleidoscope Conference to academia -- The work continues beyond the conference. Chaired/moderatated Jules Verne's corner - ITU Kaleidoscope 2016 Special Session—no PowerPoints were allowed so these were Davos style
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: FRIENDLY COMPANION OR THREATENING CONQUEROR?
o November 2016: Chairing AI at Telecom World flagship conference -- The work continues beyond the conference. Annual flagship Telecom World (government, industry). ITU coverage areas include: Digital Financial Services, Financial Inclusion, Future Workforce, AI and machine learning, IOT, Big Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Biometrics, Block Chain, Information Communication Technology (ICT), 5G, G.Fast, Internet, broadband, wireless, radio spectrum, standards, policy and regulation, WSIS. UN ITU (International Telecommunications Union) is the UN agency responsible for technology representing and with membership of 193 country governments, 800+ corporations, organizations, and 130+ research institutes.
ITU Telecom World Chaired/moderated AI: Is the future finally here – no PowerPoints were allowed so these were Davos style
o October 2016: Chair (speaker, moderator) WTSA 60th Anniversary: Digital Financial Services and AI -- WTSA (World Telecom Standardization Assembly held every four years and setting their technology focus until 2020--193 governments, 800 corporations / organizations / research institutes. The work continues post conference. Reporting from the ITU goes out 77,000 leaders in government, business, and research. Profiled in the United Nations ITU-T WTSA summary report. Link to the summary outcomes report: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/wtsa16/Documents/WTSASnapshotReport.pdf
o September 2016, Stephen Ibaraki Silver Core Award from IFIP President for exceptional service: The General Assembly at its' 2016 meeting unanimously approved the proposal made by outgoing President Leon Strous and incoming President Mike Hinchey to award the IFIP Silver Core for Stephen Ibaraki’s outstanding contributions to IFIP. The Silver Core is generally conferred on those who have served IFIP as GA members, committee officers, members of IFIP Congress program committees, and editors of proceedings of IFIP conferences. The president of IFIP may also propose individuals who have given exceptional service to IFIP. (Those who have entered the field of information processing in recent years may not realize that the IFIP logo represents a magnetic core — a toroidal memory device that was once the most common type of computer memory — and its wires, with a globe superimposed. The Award, first established in 1974, was named after this symbol of the computer technology of that time.)
o July 2016 invited Co-Chairman ACM Practitioner Board
The ACM is the world's largest computer science, education, innovation organization with 3.4 million elite scientists and professionals who consume their services, the world's largest computer science digital library with 1.5 million users, the largest audience for webinars, 78 publications and newsletters, 200 conferences and events, 37 special interest groups such as the notable SIGGRAPH, the top awards in computing such as the 1 million USD Turing Award (Nobel of computing) and the 150K ACM InfoSys Foundation Award.
Stephen is the chairman of the ACM Practitioner Board Professional Development Committee from 2011 to 2016 and current chairman of the ACM Practitioner Board Marketing Committee.
o Multi-award winning serial entrepreneur, executive board chairman, executive board director, senior executive officer, president, industry analyst, researcher, business strategist, writer, author, keynote speaker, senior invited advisor to government and the fortune 500 on strategy and technology, senior IT/business professional/educator.
o July 2016 invited as IBM WATSON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE XPRIZE AMBASSADOR-- The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million competition, challenging teams globally, to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. The prize aims to accelerate adoption of AI technologies, and spark creative, innovative and audacious demonstrations of the technology that are truly scalable and solve societal grand challenges. To encourage innovation in any form, the competition is an open challenge in AI. Rather than set a single, universal goal for all teams, this competition will invite teams to each declare their own goal and solution to a grand challenge. The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a four-year competition with annual milestone competitions in 2017, 2018, and 2019. The top three finalists will compete for the Grand Prize at TED… http://ai.xprize.org/
o Recognized March 2016 as top Microsoft MVP for global work
o Recognized April and May 2016 by UNITED NATIONS ITU as WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) Prizes 2016 Champion for the "Creation of the Global Industry Council”
o Founding Managing Partner, March 2015 and ongoing, REDDS Venture Investment Partners, Location: Global. Empowering disruptive start-ups that scale worldwide and have $ billion plus potential through team building, global business development, financing, mentoring, strategy,...The REDDS Investment Partners, managing partners, partners, advisors, fellows bring more than 100 years of experience in more than 100 new ventures in all domains.
o Invited by the producer to participate and support the largest TEDx every produced, TEDxLA held at the Dolby Theatre in LA USA November 28 to Dec 3, 2016
o March 2016 invited as advisor then appointed founding chairman technology advisory council Financial Services Roundtable (FSR—~100 top CEOs in US financial services with 92.7 Trillion USD in managed assets, 2.1 Trillion USD in annual revenue, 2.3 million employees). FinTech ideas Festival (FIF-- http://www.fsr.technology/about-collaborators/ ). The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) is the US financial services industry association based in Washington DC representing the financial services industry estimated globally at $14 Trillion or 18% of Global GDP. The FSR consists of 100 of the top CEOS in financial services in the US. By statute they are limited to 100 CEOs. FSR influences policy and does advocacy for the financial services in Washington DC. They also hold summits in the Spring and Fall for CEOs and will hold a futures summit in Jan 9-10 in 2017. As founding chairman technology advisory council Stephen is also invited to speak/participate at the invitation-only CEO-focused FSR FIF http://www.fintechideasfestival.com/ summit Jan 9-10 2017 which examines disruptive innovations 10 and more years into the future with topics such as: The Future of FinTech, Financial Inclusion, Future of the FinTech Workforce, Big Data & the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Biometrics, the Imminent Future, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, & Distributed Ledger.
o March 2016: Appointed as advisor to Digital Africa and as founder and chairman of the advisory board. Stephen is invited to speak and participate at the summit in 2016 and continuing. Digital Africa aims through advocacy, conferences, exhibitions, etc., to close the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world. Digital Africa realises the importance of IT in the development of organisations and countries, and hence to Africa.
o Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (MVP) January 1 2016 to January 1 2017.
“It is with great pride we announce that Stephen Ibaraki has been awarded as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 1/1/2016 - 1/1/2017. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Stephen’s extraordinary contributions and want to take this opportunity to share our appreciation with you.”
Steven Guggenheimer Corporate Vice President Developer Experience & Evangelism Microsoft Corporation
o Two of the Top five blogs in IDG-IT World (hosted in Canada) for 2015 are Stephen’s. The only writer with two of the top five adding to top monthly rankings.
IDG is amongst the world’s largest technology media groups with ~300 million readers.
o Invited to High-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on WSIS+10 review, to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 15-16 December 2015. The General Assembly, in its resolution 68/302 on the modalities for the overall review by the Assembly of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), decided that the overall review will be concluded by a two-day high-level meeting of the Assembly, to be preceded by an intergovernmental preparatory process that also takes into account inputs from all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society.
IFIP News: http://www.ifipnews.org/global-ict-community-un-general-assembly-2015/
Request from ITU (UN Agency for ICT) to present at the IFIP World IT Forum in September 2016 on the implementation of the matrix that intersects the WSIS ACTION LINES with the SDGs
Full text of speech by Stephen Ibaraki on the ITU site: http://www.itu.int/en/itu-wsis/Documents/UNGASideEvents/Speech-IFIP.pdf
Link to the full event description and speakers: http://www.itu.int/en/itu-wsis/Documents/UNGASideEvents/STRENGTHENING_THE_IMPACT_OF_WSIS_ACTION_LINES_FOR_SUSTAINABLE_DEVELOPMENT.pdf
Link to the UN full description of the session: https://publicadministration.un.org/wsis10/Events/Side-Events/Strengthening-the-impact-of-WSIS-action-lines-for-sustainable-development-showcasing-best-practices-transferring-know-how-fostering-partnerships
Link to the on-demand video of the session:http://webtv.un.org/watch/strengthening-the-impact-of-wsis-action-lines-for-sustainable-development-showcasing-best-practices-transferring-know-how-fostering-partnerships/4661104991001
o Invited to write the introduction to the “The Vault Career Guide to Information Technology” released fall 2015 (reach--8 million subscribers) which features advice and interviews from global leaders in technology
o Invited as judge Microsoft Imagine Cup Big Idea: Plan Challenge World Citizenship online awards, November 2016
o Invited by the UN Embassy as an Industry Chairman to the International CES January 2016 in Las Vegas, the world’s largest technology showcase.
o Invited judge, Appreneur Scholar Awards 2016 hosted at international CES Las Vegas January 2016. CES for 2015 had 3500 exhibitors, 950 million media impressions, 170,000 pre-screened delegates, 7000 press. http://appreneurscholars.com/2016-judges/ “With over 100 significant contributions, awards and recognitions, Stephen Ibaraki is an IDG IT World(Canada) writer/blogger, past multiple award winning educator/ professor / program research head, multiple award winning serial entrepreneur and executive chairman. He is the founding chairman of the Global Industry Council (GIC), part of the UNESCO (United Nations) founded International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) IP3, board vice-chairman of the IFIP International Professional Practice Partnership (IFIP IP3), vice-chairman international steering committee and advisory board IFIP CIE/CCIO World CIO Forum. He holds many other board and leadership positions in global technology organizations”.
o Speaking twice (interventions) with live video streaming at the second United Nations GA High-Level WSIS review meeting October 19, 2015 where Ibaraki’s recommendations were noted in several summaries including by the opening session chair and the UN President. As noted in IDT IT World and IFIP News, “Starting with an historical invitation in July to address the UN General Assembly, followed by keynoting three times at the October IFIP World Computing Congress conferences, Stephen Ibaraki, a Microsoft MVP, was back again in October at the UN. Speaking at the UN General Assembly’s consultation around WSIS+10 review and the SDGs and armed with delivering the earlier pivotal global keynote on ICT Megatrends, Stephen Ibaraki, IFIP Global Industry Council founding chair, Multiple (50+) award winning technology futurist, global advisor and regular IT World contributor, reinforced the importance of professionalism in delivering the trustworthy technology that is essential. In added deliberation, he provided insights into the megatrends and machine learning including arranging a briefing to the ICT heads of UN agencies plus ways to engage CIOs worldwide as vice chair for the last two World CIO Forums and chair of the interactive session with the EU CIO of the year awardees at CIO City…Post UN Ibaraki, a successful four decade innovator and serial entrepreneur was again invited by the US Embassy to attend the CES 2016. While there he is judging the Scholar Appreneur Awards hosted at CES with a focus on “entrepreneurship, innovation, and encouraging our youth into start-ups. This is key for driving the UN SDGs and WSIS action lines”…”Stemming from Ibaraki’s speeches, Mr Lykketoft noted the ICT professionalism theme in his closing summary. This was accentuated by Anne Miroux, Director of the Technology and Trade Logistics Division in the UN Conference on Trade and Development, the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly dealing with trade, investment. Miroux is also Head of the Secretariat of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), where she drives work relating to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the 10 year Review of WSIS and the Sustainable Development Goals. In her concluding comments, Ms Miroux again pointed to the role of ICT professionalism as an issue to be considered when furthering the zero-draft, the primary document being developed to encapsulate key recommendations for implementation. “I also wish to underscore that in dealing with education … that was the link to professionalism of ICT employment that was mentioned and emphasised by Mr Ibaraki and it might be something to focus on as well and submit to the various negotiators,” she said.”
o From three different keynotes at the IFIP World Computer Congress conferences in Daejeon Korea October 5, 6, and 7 2015, Ibaraki was spotlighted in two news articles. From IDG IT World and IFIP News, “Canadian industry pioneer, founding Chair of the Global Industry Council with IFIP IP3, and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Stephen Ibaraki, gave a keynote presentation to the large audience in the 1500 seat grand convention hall on the ICT Megatrends tipped to create a future digital quake likely to cause 80 per cent global disruption…Mr. Ibaraki, a retired educator who has himself received over 50 national and international awards throughout his career and is a prolific industry commentator, investor and successful serial entrepreneur, highlighted the impact of megatrends… He also noted over 500 other MEGATREND data points …“
o IFIP Chair Global Industry Council Speaks at UN GA. From IFIP News “Chair Global Industry Council and Vice-Chair of IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), Stephen Ibaraki, presented at an historic United Nations High Level meeting on the WSIS+10 Sustainability Goals on Thursday 2nd July. One of a handful of influential leaders invited to take part in the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Mr Ibaraki gave an official speech at the UN and took part in several other interactions.”
Due to his extensive global award-winning significant contribution background in innovation, entrepreneurship, education, business, chairing professional boards/committees, investments, media, enabling governments and fortune corporations, founding companies and world organizations, as founding Chair Global Industry Council and Vice-Chair of IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), Stephen Ibaraki received this invitation (excerpts quoted below) to speak Thursday July 2nd, from the UNITED NATIONS. Thursday was an historical unprecedented UNITED NATIONS event—the first time external non-governmental stakeholder were given this extended ability to inform the United Nations through three panels (speakers are assigned as speakers or respondents) and unique with live streaming and Twitter for questions. Areas of discussion included WSIS+10 and Sustainable Development Goals.
“We have the pleasure to invite you to serve as a speaker during the UN General Assembly informal interactive consultations on WSIS+10. The hearings are organized by the President of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. The arrangements are supported by UN DESA, ITU, UNCTAD, UNESCO and UN-NGLS. These hearings will provide an opportunity for representatives of the different stakeholders to exchange views on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society.”
On Thursday, representing the global partnership of IFIP IP3, Stephen did six interventions including official speech (given the floor for comment/speeches) for panels 1 to 3 where the day was broken up into three panels or themes. As an invited speaker Stephen was officially assigned to panel 3 as respondent, “Congratulations on your selection as a speaker for this historic event at the United Nations.”
Background IFIP IP3: The International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is leading the development of the global IT profession by providing a platform that will help shape and implement relevant policies to foster professionalism in IT worldwide. The IFIP Global Industry Council (GIC) a forward looking think tank and consultative elite group consists of: Prominent Leaders from Business, Industry, Government, Academia, International Bodies coming from countries and organizations representing over 20T USD in market capitalization and GDP. The GIC released their GIC 2020 Skills Assessment Report in September 2015. Both IP3 and GIC are formally incorporated into the bylaws and statutes of IFIP by unanimous vote of the IFIP General Assembly. IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, was founded under the auspices of the United Nations Educational Scientific Organization in 1960 and now has over 50 country member bodies and affiliates representing over 90 countries. IFIP is a consultative body for IT for the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization, Sector Member for the International Telecommunications Union or ITU, Scientific Associate Member of the International Council for Science or ICSU. IFIP is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. IFIP brings together nearly one million scientists and ICT professionals from government, industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.
o Invitation (March 2015) to the Steering Committee for the “invitation-only” Engineering Disruption Leadership Summit in Washington DC (Sept 2015) being jointly planned by ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), the National Academy of Engineering, and EDUCAUSE with major sponsorship from John Wiley & Sons and the Carnegie Corporation of New York (invitation March 2015). Due to schedule conflicts unable to join steering committee but Stephen is supporting virtually the executive director and steering committee of this summit. The Summit will convene top executives and global thought leaders in higher education, industry, professional societies, philanthropies and government to explore: Promising Practices for Enhancing Student Learning and Assessment, Strategies for Enhancing and Sustaining Emerging Innovations, Engineering Education Research Frameworks and 21st-Century Challenges.
o Chair panel session Careers in Technology; providing continuing support (March 2015). On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Microsoft Canada and the Boys and Girls Club of Canada will host approximately 100 local youth for a day-long skills development and mentorship conference in Vancouver, BC with participation from Pathways to Education, SHAD and Ladies Learning Code. Joining the event will be the Hon. Shirley Bond and Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, Vancouver North MP, Andrew Saxton, and Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer. Molly Burke from Me to We will provide the keynote address.
YouthSpark Live is part of Microsoft YouthSpark, a global commitment to empowering young people with opportunities for employment, education and entrepreneurship. The day-long conference will bring together youth to provide them with tools and skills necessary for 21st Century jobs. The sessions will include:
• Skill Development: Empower youth with tips and tools to help them study more effectively for success in school.
• Coding: Unleash the inner innovator in youth by exploring the world of coding.
• Careers in Technology: Explore career and entrepreneurship opportunities in computer science
o Invited Judge Imagine Cup World Citizenship Path Online Final (Microsoft March 2015).
o Invited Judge Imagine Cup Final (Microsoft March 2015).
o Invited Faculty Advisory Board (Microsoft March 2015).
o Board Director and delegate at FEAPO Summit (event May 2015, Penn State USA). FEAPO World Summit Career Path EA profession 2015:
o Speaker UNITED NATIONS ITU WORLD SUMMIT for the INFORMATION SOCIETY (WSIS) (May 2015, Geneva).
o Keynote/Speaker 3 Global World Computer Congress conferences: ICT Industrial Prospects Conference 2016, IFIP Young IT Professional-InterYIT, IT Education Forum: http://wcc-2015.org. Providing speaker recommendations for IFIP World Computer Congress in Korea (Oct 2015). IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC) in South Korea -- 2015’s top event in Korea providing many opportunities to build business relationships within Korea and also from the countries participating. The WCC is Oct 4 to 7 at the Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea. Organized by the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE) hosted by IFIP. The WC is supported by: Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning; Daejeon Metropolitan City and Daejeon International Marketing Enterprise.
o Keynote 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) May 2016. ICSE — the premier conference in software engineering sponsored by ACM, IEEE CS, Technical Council on Software Engineering and SIGSOFT — is coming to Austin for a second time in May 14 - 22, 2016. There, the top minds in software engineering research and practice will convene for a week of inspirational talks, demos and conversation. A quarter-century after the Texas state capital first hosted ICSE, Austin has become a hub for technology, entrepreneurship, music, outdoor recreation and nightlife. http://2016.icse.cs.txstate.edu/keynotes
o Judge international CES Appreneur Scholar Awards at CES (January 2015). Appreneur Scholars--young entrepreneurs transforming the world one app at a time. International CES is the world largest innovation show with pre-vetted 160,000 delegates, 6000 press, 3200 exhibitors in more than 2 million square feet. The Mobile Apps Showdown App-reneur Awards is the CES showcase for world-class young talent in undergraduate and post-graduate university/college programs with funding by the Kay Family Foundation. http://appreneurscholars.com/
o Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (January 2015)
“It is with great pride we announce that Stephen Ibaraki has been awarded as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 1/1/2015 - 1/1/2016. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Stephen’s extraordinary contributions and want to take this opportunity to share our appreciation with you…MVPs are present in over 90 countries, spanning more than 30 languages, and over 70 Microsoft technologies…MVPs are technology’s best and brightest, and we are honored to welcome Stephen as one of them…”
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o Invited Chair Panel Session European CIOs of the Year CIOCITY 2015 (invitation December 2014, event Brussels June 2015). Invited to chair/moderate panel session of executives for the CIOCITY 2015 International conference June 4-5 for IT leaders from the world's largest CIO network based in the EU,CIONET with 4500 CIOs. http://www.ciocity.com/speakers/stephen
o Invited keynote and chair (moderator) opening conference session of the United Nations-supported Global E-Government Forum Scientific Practical Conference (October 2014, Astana). The first two UN-GeGF were hosted in South Korea and the third was granted to Astana. Stephen chaired (moderated) and keynoted the opening session of the conference and was invited to the international Ministers Roundtable discussion. The Ministers Roundtable speeches and discussion items appear in the final report from the forum and are submitted to the United Nations General Assembly. Stephen interviews with television and print/online media were quoted in the final reports appearing with the forum as illustrated by this example: Recommendations worked out at Global E-Government Forum 2014 will be included in UN member states development plan.
o Participating at the FEAPO (Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations) Plenary, board meeting, planning meeting (October 2014, Southern California). Stephen is a founding executive board member and chair of standing committee. Earlier, FEAPO released their landmark concepts paper which is profiled in this IT World article “What is enterprise architecture?” FEAPO is now working on a Career Paths paper.
o Invited Advisor Tencent (August, 2014). Invited advisor for September 2014, Tencent North American Think Tank tour. Arranged recommendations and invitation of US-based world experts in ICT.
o Invited again to the ACM practitioner board and to chair the practitioner board professional development committee (July 2014, NYC). Stephen has been serving since 2008 under multiple ACM presidents when he joined the ACM at the encouragement of Kelly Gotlieb. With the change in the ACM president for 2014, boards and committees are refreshed with invitations. This will be Stephen’s last term having already served much longer than he planned and he has instituted a succession process for the PDC in 2014.
o Advising the International Economic Alliance (IEA) on their Global Investment Symposia (GIS) (May to September 2014, NYC). The IEA has its roots with Harvard, Presidents’ Clinton and Bush and changed into the IEA to allow a very broad international audience. The GIS is an invitation-only event with global corporate chairs / CEOs or their special designates, billionaires, major owners, significant family offices, financial services CEOs / Chairs, luminaries and country leaders/ministers/ambassadors/economic advisors. The event is hosted at the Harvard Club in NYC Sept. The timing is the same week as the United Nations General Assembly. The leaders participating at the UN GA can then participate at the IEA Global Investment Symposia. Stephen’s interview with Ambassador Tom Pickering, the IEA co-chair supported the event. The EA GIS is y focused on execution and practical results from the GIS. In addition, they will continue to help GIS participants throughout the year and not just at the event. The purpose is for leaders to work together for shared value and reward. For example, corporations, entrepreneurs by participating will often get special help by the target countries. At the GIS, participants can get special time with each other to work on collaboration or partnerships or deals or more.
Meeting and presenting at the IFIP General Assembly (GA) (September 2014, Vienna). IFIP is the UN(UNESCO)-founded federation representing IT with over 50 country society members. Stephen participating as the founding chair of the Global Industry Council and vice-chair of IFIP IP3 which is a special program for supporting ICT professionalism. At the GA, Stephen presenting on the activities of the global industry council and IP3. There is growth in professionalism as outlined in this article for IT World.
o Invited to PACE--the Partnership for Advancing Computing Education--workshop on computing education research funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by the National Academies at their Keck Center (August 2014, Washington DC) . The purpose of this invitation-only workshop is to ● establish a joint understanding and strengthen the sharing of research agendas and directions on computing education across various computing-related sub-disciplines; ● explore the possibilities for developing a forward looking and challenging research agenda for computing education as a whole, one that will extend and enhance the computing education research community; ● enhance the standing of the computing education research community and galvanize it into meaningful and effective action; and ● determine the ways in which professional and academic computing societies can best serve the computing education research community.
o Advisory Board Member Zaka Inc. (July 2014). Invited appointment to advisory board.
CRM Re-invented--Social, B2C, C2C--Mobilized, Optimized, Socialized.
Zaka disruptive innovation is a new paradigm in CRM for small/medium size businesses (SMB). By combining flexibility of mobile, viral characteristics of social network, key capabilities of CRM, and basic natural human behaviors, Zaka delivers a revolutionary app that will give SMB's insight into customers and prospects without the traditionally required costs and resources of CRM systems.
Zaka allows these businesses real-time capabilities in understanding and managing their prospects and customers. The immediate feed of customers and prospects info along with easy to use tools will give businesses the power to quickly capture and retain customers - all on a mobile device at their finger tips. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
o Speaker ITU World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) + 10 High-Level Event (June 2014, Geneva). Ibaraki’s talk on ICT trends / innovation and the growth of ICT professionalism. The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency administering standards and governing ICT with over 190 countries and 700 global organizations as members. The World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) action lines (goals) cover all aspects of ICT development and the outcomes will influence countries, industries, and society for many years into the future.
Quoted from THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, UNITED NATIONS: “I am pleased to greet all participants at the World Summit on the Information Society +10 High-Level Event, an extended version of the annual WSIS Forum. More than 30 United Nations agencies have joined forces with the global multi-stakeholder community at this gathering, a signal of our strong commitment to a preparatory process that has produced two important outcome documents: the WSIS+10 Statement and the Vision for WSIS beyond 2015. Information and communication technologies have long been recognized as key enablers for bridging the digital divide and achieving the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, environmental balance and social inclusion. ICTs have proven to be instrumental in the delivery of information and services in health, education, trade, commerce and other fields, and have helped bring about increased transparency and accountability. They will also be at the centre of the solutions we need to tackle the threat of climate change. Notwithstanding the advances made possible by ICTs, there are still great strides to be made. Sixty percent of the world’s population do not have access to the Internet and the vast online resources of information and knowledge. We must do everything in our power to increase access to ICTs and broadband connectivity across the world, including to reach people in remote areas, land-locked countries, small island developing states and the least developed countries. This will empower millions of people and enable us to meet our development goals in the post-2015 era. I urge you to forge new partnerships and to strengthen our information society. I congratulate you for your commitment to this work, and I extend my best wishes for a successful gathering.”
o Vice-Chair International Advisory Board and International Steering Committee IFIP World CIO Forum (February, 2014-present). The IFIP World CIO Forum is supported by the UN(UNESCO)-founded international IT federation (IFIP), the China government, CIE (the largest industry association), the China CIO Union and with the union 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 Union. The second IFIP World CIO forum (WCF) is hosted in Xi-an China November 10-12. Senior executives from corporations worldwide will participate including from governments making it the largest executive forum in the world. The China CIO Union 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 In January Ibaraki was invited by the US Embassy, as an industry chairman to be part of a delegation of industry executives to attend the international CES in Vegas. Invited to dinner with the president of Samsung mobile and the VP of AMD. Ibaraki’s writing about these experiences for IDG-IT World Canada through a series of interviews and articles. In March and April, Ibaraki was in the Southern California meeting with foundations, notable executives and computing scientists.
o Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (January 2014)
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#ixz... 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 over 90 countries worldwide. Over two hundred and eighty 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 global expert on investment and research proposal evaluation (May 2013-August 2013, Astana)
"Dear Mr. Ibaraki,
Let me express our sincere gratitude for your work on preparing expert conclusion on Research proposal on modernization of <<classified>>. Your detailed conclusion helped us to perform evaluation of Research proposal on implementation of pilot project on cloud grid standardized infrastructure and gave and opportunity for study it for innovation, exclusiveness, and prospects.
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-as.... 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