Our most sincere thanks to all who contributed to the success of the “24 Hours in
the Cloud” event, which included the speakers, the GITCA volunteers/support staff
and Microsoft. The following table shows the top 10 videos viewed.
Top 10 Videos Viewed
In case you missed any or all of the sessions or want to view any of them again
all of the sessions are still available at http://vepexp.microsoft.com/24hitc.
The keynote delivered by Doug Terry was the most viewed session and the following
is what the ACM had to say about it.
ACM Tech Pack Leader Extols Promises of Cloud Computing
Doug Terry, a researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, who chairs the ACM
Cloud Computing Tech Pack ,told attendees at the “24 Hours in the Cloud”
virtual conference that cloud computing promises to radically change the way that
computer applications and services are constructed, delivered, and managed. In a
keynote address on June 1, Terry said the potential benefits are clear, but realizing
these benefits requires new techniques for sharing resources among applications,
providing unlimited scalability, protecting privacy, and integrating diverse devices.
The virtual keynote, Technology in the Cloud – Plus Some Challenges and Opportunities,
presented at a conference produced by GITCA, is anchored in the content of the ACM Tech Pack on Cloud Computing.
Unfortunately the BOF recordings aren’t available yet at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/hh134819.So
GITCA is very pleased to help promote the System Admin Day – IT Pro of the Year
event by Windows IT Pro.
To celebrate Systems Administrator Appreciation Day—which falls on July 29, 2011,
this year—Windows IT Pro, Cloud IT Pro, SharePoint Pro, and Business Technology
are sponsoring a contest for readers to submit (and vote on) the best IT pro of
the year. The winner will be announced on July 29.
They’re looking for your most creative, ingenuous IT success stories. If you or
someone you know has applied a particularly interesting solution to an IT problem,
be sure to nominate it! IT pros submit up to a 500-word essay describing why they
(or the person they’re nominating) should be considered IT Pro of the Year.
All entries will be judged using the following factors:
An online form to process submissions will be posted on Wednesday, June 1, and will
remain open for submissions until Wednesday, June 30. Editors from Windows IT Pro,
Cloud IT Pro, SharePoint Pro, and Business Technology will review the applications
and select 10 finalists. These finalists will be posted online on Friday, July 8,
and site visitors cans then vote on which systems administrator should be selected
as Systems Administrator of the Year.
Prizes are to be determined, but start writing up your entry now!
The annual elections have now been completed. The Global Board for 2011 – 2012 which
comes into effect on July 1st has been announced. The four Regional Boards which
also come into effect on July 1st will be announced before the end of June.
Representing GITCA, Stephen Ibaraki signed the founding Charter for FEAPO on June
9th, 2011 in Washington DC, which is now subject to a vote for membership in FEAPO.
FEAPO is the
Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations.GITCA is
represented on the new standing committees of FEAPO, formed on June 9th thus having
GITCA at the forefront in the advancement of Enterprise Architecture, the industry
and the profession.
Eight more GIC directors have been nominated to the Global Industry Council (GIC)
expanding from nine directors to a total of 17 in 2011. As founder of the GIC, Stephen
Ibaraki, founding chairman of the global board for GITCA, was recently co-opted
as the executive board director for IFIP IP3,the first global accreditation program for professionalizing
IT. GITCA Chairman Graham Jones has demonstrated GITCA support for professionalizing
the industry in a joint news release in 2009 and was invited to the IFIP World Computing
Congress IP3 Panel discussion in 2010. Graham’s article on IP3 appearing in IT Manager Connection, is ranked
amongst the top 5 for all blogs since 2005. IT Manager Connection is the largest
IT executive management community and blog. As noted by IFIP IP3 about the GIC:
“Global Industry Council Directors are specially nominated and invited to serve
[within this UN-rooted body, IFIP IP3] as internationally recognized luminary executives,
thought leaders, and visionaries and for their strong history of providing substantive
contributions to global business, industry, society, education, and governments.
The IP3-GIC is a first of its kind focusing on Computing as a Profession, which
will further align computing with organizational strategy and business agility driving
innovation, entrepreneurship, business growth, regional GDP growth, high yield investment
opportunities, and regional economic development. Global GDP is nearly 60 Trillion
USD and the global program for computing as spearheaded by IP3 and IP3-GIC will
be a catalyst for a more than a 20% increase in global GDP in the next 10 years
to 80 Trillion USD.”
The parent organization IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing,
was founded under the auspices of the United Nations Educational Scientific Organization
in 1960 and now has more than 55 country member bodies and affiliates representing
over 80 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
Eugene Fiume: Renowned and Distinguished Computer Science
Professor University of Toronto.
Eugene Fiume is Professor and past Chair of the Department of Computer Science at
the University of Toronto, where he co-directs the Dynamic Graphics Project
and is Director of the Master of Science in Applied Computing Program.
Following his B.Math. degree from the University of Waterloo and M.Sc. and Ph.D.
degrees from the University of Toronto, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow and
Maitre Assistant at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He was awarded an NSERC
University Research Fellowship in 1987 and returned to the University of Toronto
to a faculty position. He was Associate Director of the Computer Systems Research
Institute, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Grenoble, France. He
has participated in numerous boards of directors and advisory boards of start-ups
and scientific institutions all over the world. He currently sits on the Board of
Directors of Tucows Inc. (Toronto).
Pekka Viljakainen: Co-Author No Fear: Business Leadership
In the Age of Digital Cowboys; Globally Renowned Executive, Thought-Leader, Strategist,
Mr. Pekka Viljakainen, born in Finland, is a past president (leaving in October
2010) of Tieto International, a team of 8400 advisors operating in 24 countries.
He studied engineering at the University of Technology in Lappeenranta. Thanks to
his technical background and passion for business, Mr. Viljakainen has for 20 years
worked as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. He started
as an entrepreneur in 1986, by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd. He joined Tieto
in 2000 through the acquisition of his company. Mr. Viljakainen's reputation and
track record for handling very complex governance and political topics inside large
international organizations and delivering results earned him the nickname "Bulldozer".
At Tieto he was one of the leading architects in building a more efficient information
Mark Mueller-Eberstein: Best-Selling Author No Fear: Business
Leadership In the Age of Digital Cowboys; Globally Top-Ranking CEO, COO, Speaker,
Mentor, Coach, Strategist.
Mark Mueller-Eberstein is founder and CEO of Adgetec Corporation,whose
mission is to help organizations and their leaders realize value globally.
Mueller-Eberstein is a recognized thought leader, speaker, mentor, and coach for
In addition to blogs, whitepapers and research papers, Mark Mueller-Eberstein is
the author of "Agility - Competing and Winning in a Tech-Savvy Marketplace" and
co-author of "No Fear: Business Leadership in the Age of Digital Cowboys". Mueller-Eberstein's
books are written based on his over fifteen years of global experience in the IT
industry, working with companies and governments to choose, adopt, roll out, and
measure the impact of new technologies.
Nova Spivack:World Renowned Pioneering Global Technology
Visionary, Innovator, Strategist, Entrepreneur, Investor.
ChinaValue.net interview with Nova Spivack conducted by Alex Lin (CEO of
ChinaValue)and Stephen Ibaraki.
Nova Spivack is a technology futurist, serial Internet entrepreneur, and one of
the leading voices on the next-generation of search, social media, and the Web.
He works as a producer of emerging technology ventures including Twine.com, Live Matrix, Klout, Bottlenose, The Daily Dot, StreamGlider, and
a stealth-mode new energy company.
In 1994 Nova co-founded one of the first Web startups, EarthWeb, which led to a
record-breaking IPO in 1998, and a second IPO DICE.com in 2007. Nova worked with Stanford Research International (SRI),
to conceive and co-found their global business incubator nVention, and
on the DARPA CALO program, the most ambitious artificial intelligence
project in US history.
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