Stephen K. Ibaraki is a researcher in information processing, who has been a college teacher, head of research, advanced professional programmer, , an industry analyst, writer      and consultant in the IT industry, and the past president of the Canadian Information Processing Society. Ibaraki is vice-chair of the international advisory board International Federation for Information Processing World CIO Forum, International Federation for Information Processing IP3 vice-chair, founder and chairman Global Industry Council, and founding chairman GITCA.  
Stephen is a recipient of the Advanced Technology Award, IT Hero Award, IT Leadership Awards for Lifetime Achievement, Best Networking Professional Career Achievement Award, Gary Hadford Professional Achievement Award, CIPS Hall of Fame, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Awards and top 5 selection , 2006 inducted as a founding Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society, inducted as first fellow GITCA , and inducted as a distinguished fellow NPA.
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- Wilson, Peter (8 May 2002), "Stephen Ibaraki, whiz kid: A natural with computers, he left a $1,000-an-hour consultancy to become a teacher, Peter Wilson discovers", The Vancouver Sun: D7.
- Editor (10 May 2002), "Best networking professional", The Vancouver Sun: D2
- Luke, Paul (17 April 2001), "Teacher attracts industry honours: Induction into IP Hall of Fame awaits Cap College instructor", The Province: A29
- Editor (16 June 2002), "Cap instructor wins networking honours", North Shore News (British Columbia): 28
- MacNaull, Steve (24 April 2007), "Similar to sports, MVPs are technology's best and brightest", The Daily Courier (British Columbia): B7
- Payne, Sarah (6 April 2007), "PoMo technie name MVP", The Tri-City News (British Columbia)
- Sloftstra, Martin (26 November 2007). "Social networks: What does Facebook mean for business?". CBC News. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
- Staff, News. "’Six degrees of separation’ not far off: study". CTV.ca. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
- Dundler, Eduard (December 2011), "IP3 at World CIO Forum (WCF)", IFIP News: 9
- Jonathan, Elias (January 2011), "Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP Appointed as Vice-Chair IAB for first WCF (World CIO Forum)", CIPS Connections 13 (1), "Founder Global Industry Council (GIC), Chief Officer SR (IFIP IP3) Chairman CIPS (2007/8), Founding Chairman Global Board GITCA Chairman International Boards (iGEN Knowledge Solutions Inc., the Vine Group) Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P.,ITCP has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the International Advisory Board for the first WCF (World CIO Forum). Stephen’s reputation and influence is well-known in the world of information technology"
- "IP3 day at WCC2010 set to demonstrate the relevance of Professionalism in ICT" (Press release). Australian Computer Society. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 29 February 2012. "The panel session was chaired by Stephen Ibaraki, senior VP of strategic relations IP3, founder of the IP3-GIC, past chair and president of CIPS, past founding chair global board of GITCA, chairman of iGEN Knowledge Solutions, chairman of The Vine Group"
- "Kudos", The Vancouver Sun, 3 November 2008: C5, "Lower Mainland resident Stephen Ibaraki is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious ASTTBC Advanced Technology Award"
- MVP Profile
- "CIPS Fellow Members". CIPS (the Canadian Information Processing Society). Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- Jonathan, Elias (August 2011), "Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P, ITCP, FGITCA becomes first GITCA Fellow", CIPS Connections 13 (8)
- "Distinguished Fellows". NPA (the Network Professional Association). Retrieved 8 February 2012.