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AUGUST 2012 [Volume 4 Number 7]

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  • Windows Server 2012 Is Coming!

    Windows Server 2012 arrives September 4th.  Help us spread the word by inviting your community members to save the date for the online launch event where we’ll celebrate the arrival of Windows Server 2012 with Microsoft experts and a community of users from around the world! NOTE: The “Save the Date” site transforms into the “Event Site” on September 4th.

    The online launch event kicks off with the keynote address at 8:00 am PDT. Participants then have the opportunity to dive in deeper and learn more about amazing new capabilities in the areas of Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Management, Application Development, VDI, and more!

    Participants can get their questions answered by jumping into the live Ask the Experts sessions. They’ll have technical sessions, resources, demonstrations and more – on demand and at their fingertips.  Along the way, participants can earn points in their quest to learn more about Windows Server 2012. Plus they’ll have the chance to win amazing prizes—including the grand prize—a $20,000 gift of travel to any TechEd event in the world! The more they participate, the more they can win!

    It promises to be an exciting event! 

    Windows Server Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/

    Windows Server Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WindowsServer

    Windows Server Twitter: @windowsserver

  • Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP Elected New Chair of CIPS (Canadian Association of IT Professionals)

    Brenda Byers' involvement with CIPS [GITCA member organization] has been long standing. She is very committed and passionate about what CIPS stands for - Professionalism in the IT Industry.

    A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B. Comm. in Computer Science), during her career, Brenda has developed expertise in the areas of Technical support and management, Program and Project Management, Enterprise Architecture and ITIL process improvement. Brenda is currently employed as the Director of Technical Systems at PotashCorp.

    Outside of CIPS, Brenda has taken on the role of Vice-Chairman of the joint venture with IEEE-CS and the Australian Computer Society in developing an international ITBOK. She is also on the Ethics Committee for FEAPO (Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations).

  • Stephen Ibaraki Interviews of Prominent People in the Industry

    Gregory Grocholski International President, Howard "Bud" Friedman Founding Pioneer, ISACA

    Gregory Grocholski, CISA, is corporate auditor at The Dow Chemical Company, where he is responsible for independently assessing the adequacy of accounting, financial, operating and technology controls of Dow's global operations. In this role, Grocholski has responsibility for corporate auditing, fraud investigative services and contract auditing. In addition, he is a standing ad hoc member of Dow's global and regional ethics and compliance committees. Currently, he is a member of ISACA's Strategic Advisory Council and Governance Advisory Council.

    Howard "Bud" Friedman is an early leader of ISACA and past International President of the association (1973-1974). Friedman began his career as a computer operator at North American Aviation on one of the first large mainframe computers. From there, he moved on to Northrop Corporation as a computer auditor. In 1974, he became a consultant for the public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, using computers to assist attorneys in evidence collection. In 1982, he returned to Northrop Corporation as director of internal audit, where he stayed until his retirement in 1994.

    Jerry Luftman - Founding Managing Director Global Institute for IT Management, Internationally Acclaimed Leader in Strategic Management

    Jerry Luftman's career includes strategic positions in management (Information Technology and consulting), management consulting, Information Systems, and education. Dr. Luftman's experience combines the strengths of practitioner, consultant and academic. His proficiency in business-IT alignment, eighteen books, published research, consulting, mentoring and teaching/speaking engagements further exemplify Dr. Luftman's expertise and leadership in his field.

    After a notable twenty-two year career with IBM, he had an exemplary career for almost twenty years as Distinguished Professor, and Founder and Executive Director of the Stevens Institute Information Systems Programs; one of the largest in the world.

    Dr. Maria Klawe - Pioneering World-Renowned Computer Scientist and Executive Leader, shares her past to current career years — Part 1

    Harvey Mudd College is led by Maria Klawe, HMC's fifth president who began her tenure in 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the college since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining HMC, she served as Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. During her time at Princeton, Maria led the School of Engineering and Applied Science through a strategic planning exercise that created an exciting and widely embraced vision for the school.

    At Harvey Mudd College, she led a similarly ambitious strategic planning initiative, "HMC 2020: Envisioning the Future." Maria joined Princeton from the University of British Columbia where she served as Dean of Science from 1998 to 2002, Vice President of Student and Academic Services from 1995 to 1998 and head of the Department of Computer Science from 1988 to 1995. Prior to UBC, Maria spent eight years with IBM Research in California, and two years at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. (1977) and B.Sc. (1973) in Mathematics from the University of Alberta.