JULY 2012 [Volume 4 Number 6]

Form and List

  • TechEd North America in Orlando, June 11 – 14

    Our thanks go to those who visited us at our booth at TechEd in Orlando and to those who attended the IT Pro BOF [Birds-of-a- Feather] sessions. The BOF sessions were a great success and were broadcast live over the internet and recorded for those who could not attend.

    Our grateful thanks go to INETA for running the Community Leadership Summit on Sunday, June 10th at the Orlando City Hall.

  • TechEd Europe in Amsterdam, June 26 – 29

    Our thanks also go to those who visited us at our booth at TechEd in Amsterdam and to those who attended the very successful IT Pro BOF sessions.

  • Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow

    Phase 1 of The Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow has now concluded. Stay tuned for announcements about the next phases of the program. If there is specific material that you would like to see please email info@GITCA.org and we will ensure that it reaches the right people. Also, if you would like to request a future event in your city let us know and again we will make sure that your request is passed on.

  • IFIP World Computer Congress

    The World Computer Congress 2012 is the unique event in 2012 for IT professionals from all over the world to join together with invited international top speakers in the analysis of the most important IT topics and to start together drawing blueprints and designing road maps for these items.

    From September 24 to 26, countless professionals like you and 40 speakers will share in this 2.5 day event in the very innovative but also touristic capital city: Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    For the latest news check:

    Chat with Leon Strous, IFIP President
    Chat with Frits Bussemaker, CIONET Leader

  • ISACA World Congress INSIGHTS 2012 June 25 – 27 San Francisco

    ISACA is the world’s premier and largest organization in IT governance, IT alignment, audit, risk management, security and professional certifications with over 100,000 members in more than 160 countries. Stephen Ibaraki, Advisor to the GITCA Board, was an ISACA invited participant. Stephen was invited as an Industry Chairman and his two speaking sessions were Insights from Chief Information Officers/Chief Technology Officers and Governance Board Insights. Stephen also significantly contributed to such hot topics as: Enterprise Architecture and FEAPO, cybersecurity, BYOD / Consumerization of IT, big data, innovation drivers, gamification, COBIT 5 / governance / alignment, risk management, the Cloud and Mobile.

    From a GITCA Federation standpoint the conference was a major success and valuable follow-up through Stephen is already underway. Here is the chat with Gregory Grocholski International President, Howard "Bud" Friedman Founding Pioneer, ISACA

    For a more detailed report go to:


  • WSIS Forum 2012 May 14 – 18 Geneva

    WSIS is the ITU/UN-Agencies World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with representation from most countries, most UN agencies, large corporations, and large organizations. Delegates included Ministers of ICT, ambassadors, association leaders, academia, industry leaders, etc.. The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs, setting global standards in ICT and guiding global policies. The ITU is the most influential organization in ICT. An organization based on public-private partnership since its inception, ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and over 700 private-sector entities and academic institutions. ITU is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has twelve regional and area offices around the world. ITU membership represents a cross-section of the global ICT sector, from the world's largest manufacturers and carriers to small, innovative players working with new and emerging technologies, along with leading R&D institutions and academia. The ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

    Stephen Ibaraki, GITCA Global Board Advisor, was invited to present at the conference and took the opportunity to inform about and promote the GITCA Federation to the delegates. As with all of Stephen’s conference attendances follow-up activities are already underway.

  • Astana Economic / Connect 2012 Forum May 21 to 24

    At the V Astana Economic Forum / Connect 2012 Forum (AEF), http://www.aef.kz/en/, Stephen, as an invited industry chairman, had an opportunity to share and talk with top-ranking leaders and executives from business, industry, governments, academia, notable organizations and media. The total, including remote, interest in the V Astana Economic Forum / Connect 2012 Forum was over 148 countries and more than 78,000 professionals.

    The AEF included 12 Nobel Laureates, world leaders, thought leaders, and leaders from industry. This was the largest concentration of senior officials and executives outside of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. The main outcome of the Forum feeds into the G-8 and G-20, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, United Nations, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. To attend, everyone was pre-vetted with extensive security so there was open access in meeting and collaborating with others.

    The ICT focused program with the AEF was the Connect 2012 Forum, http://www.connect2012.kz/ where Stephen Ibaraki was an opening plenary keynote, speaking on: “Current State of ICT Trends, Global Innovation Policy Index, Innovative Models in Education, Innovation in Entrepreneurship, Power of Communities and Innovation in Workforce Professionalism.” During his keynote and afterwards in follow-up, Stephen talked about the value of GITCA and the GITCA Federation.

    For a more detailed report go to:


  • IVI / CEPIS Professionalism Report

    GITCA has always strongly supported the ongoing and rapidly progressing move towards the “professionalization” of the ICT industry and has declared that publicly on a number of occasions. You might find this report on Fostering the ICT Profession in Europe from CEPIS useful. The link to the report came from the IFIP IP3 GIC (Global Industry Council, Chaired by Stephen Ibaraki), member director Declan Brady who is an executive with CEPIS. CEPIS commissioned the report working with IVI (Innovation Value Institute).

  • Stephen Ibaraki Interviews of Prominent People in the Industry

    Dr. Hamadoun Touré – Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

    As Secretary-General, Dr Touré is committed to ITU's mission of connecting the world, and helping achieve the Millennium Development Goals through harnessing the unique potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

    A long-standing champion of ICTs as a driver of social and economic development, Dr Touré previously served as Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from 1998-2006. In this role he placed considerable emphasis on implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), launching projects based on partnerships with international organizations, governments, the private sector and civil society.

    Namir Anani - President & CEO Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

    Namir Anani is the chief strategist and driving force in bringing ICTC's world-class centre of expertise and services to industry, education and government; enabling Canada's advancement as a leader in innovation and productivity in the global economy.

    Before joining ICTC, Namir previously led Policy Development & Research at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). He has also held several executive leadership roles in both the private and public sectors including: the Department of Canadian Heritage (Director General & CEO), CGI Consulting, Nortel, and Novartis (Switzerland). Mr. Anani's experience extends to strategic policy development and implementation, learning and capacity building, business transformation, national/international strategic alliances, economic and market research, and technology innovation.

    Nick Malik - International Top Authority in Enterprise and Business Architecture, Author, Speaker, Principle Microsoft EA — Part 2

    Nick Malik is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, blogger and innovator in Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture. Co-author of three books and a popular speaker at conferences, Nick brings his 32 years of high-tech experience to bear as he creates Enterprise Architectural models and solutions to the CTO of Microsoft IT, his current employer. Developer of a number of novel methods in Enterprise Architecture, including the Enterprise Business Motivation Model, and the Minimal Sufficient Business Integration method, he strives to improve the maturity and professionalism of the practice of Enterprise Architecture worldwide.

    Nick has a background in product development, internal software development, management consulting, and business operations accumulated across such diverse industries as hospitality, health care, insurance, high tech, and financial services. You can find his musings online at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nickmalik or on twitter as @nickmalik

    Andrew Guitarte – Business Architect Wells Fargo, Founding Chairman Business Architecture Society

    Andrew Guitarte, PMP, CBAP is the AVP/Business Architect of Internet Services at Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Guitarte is also the founding Chairman/CEO of the Business Architecture Society and a delegate to the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO). He has more than 20 years' experience as a Senior Project Manager and Business Analyst managing complex projects and teams in the US, Brazil, Philippines, and southeast Asia. His research interests include strategic issues in banking, enterprise architecture, and electronic governance. Mr. Guitarte holds an MS in Computer Science from Ateneo de Manila University and is a doctoral candidate in business administration at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.