Stephen Ibaraki

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Stephen K. Ibaraki is a researcher in information processing, who has been a college teacher, head of research, advanced professional programmer,[1] an industry analyst,[2] writer[3] [4] [5] [6] [7][8] [9][10] and consultant[11] in the IT industry. In February 2017 Stephen was appointed Outreach Chairman of ITU’s new peer reviewed, scholarly, and professional Journal “ICT Discoveries”.[12] In 2015 two of Stephen’s articles, one on award multi award winning machine learning expert Professor Pedro Domingos, the second an interview with AMD's Roy Taylor ranked in IT World Canada’s annual Top 5.[13][14][15] Stephen speaks at conferences and events around the world most recently, in October 2016 acting as speaker and moderator for the WTSA 60th Anniversary: Digital Financial Services and AI—WTSA (World Telecom Standardization Assembly.[16] In May 2016, Stephen keynoted at the International Conference for Software Engineering.[17] Also in 2016 Stephen spoke at three events at the World Computer Congress: 2016 Industry Prospects Conference, International Young IT Professional Conference, and the Education Forum IP3 session.[18] Stephen recently moderated the ITU’s series of talks on Artificial Intelligence at the ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly in Hammamet, Tunisia.[19] He also moderated at ITU Telecom World and the ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference in Bangkok, Thailand.[20] Invited by the United Nations (UN), Stephen spoke at the UN/ITU General Assembly High-Level Meeting WSIS+10 Review in July, October and December 2015.[21][22] Stephen presented on “The evolving dependence on ICT’s in the Second Machine Age” at the WSIS event from 25 to 29 May 2015.[23] Stephen chaired and keynoted the opening session of the United Nations Global e-Government Forum International Scientific Practical Conference in October 2014 resulting in an invitation to the closed (private) global ministerial round table discussion with his speaking notes being included in the report going to the UN General Assembly.[24] In June 2013 Stephen spoke at the Astana Economic Forum (AEF) ASTEX 2013, is the largest in Eurasia.[25]

Stephen is an advisor to the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) FinTech Ideas Festival (FIF) founding and chairing the FSR advisory council.[26][27] The FSR consists of 100 of the top 150 CEOs by market capitalization in the financial services sector.[28] Earlier this year he was appointed as advisor to Digital Africa and as founder and chair of their advisory board.[29] Stephen is an ambassador for the $5 million IBM AI X-Prize competition.[30] He was an invited advisor to TEDxLA the largest TEDx ever produced, at the Dolby Theatre in LA USA November 28 to Dec 3, 2016. Stephen is the past president of the Canadian Information Processing Society,[31] vice-chair of the international advisory board International Federation for Information Processing World CIO Forum, and International Federation for Information Processing IP3 vice-chair.[32] In 2010 Stephen founded and currently chairs the Global Industry Council addressing the United Nations General Assembly in that role,.[33] In 2016 the ITU recognized IFIP with a WSIS Champion Award for its initiative in establishing the Global Industry Council [34] Stephen is also the founding chairman GITCA.[35] [36] [37] Stephen serves as co-chair of the Practitioner Board[38][39] of the ACM [40][41] having previously chaired the Board's Professional Development Committee.[42][43] January 2017 Stephen is an invited contributor and advisor to the editorial team ITU Journal AI issue and serves in organizing the first UN 3 day summit on AI for June Geneva 2017 with UN ITU and XPRIZE.[44]

At the direct nomination of the IFIP president, Stephen was recently awarded the prestigious IFIP Silver Core Award.[45] He is a recipient of the Advanced Technology Award,[46] IT Hero Award,[1] IT Leadership Awards for Lifetime Achievement,[2] Best Networking Professional Career Achievement Award,[4] Gary Hadford Professional Achievement Award,[5] CIPS Hall of Fame,[6][7] Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Awards 2006 - 2017[47][48] and top 5 selection[8][9] ,[49] 2006 inducted as a founding Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society,[50] inducted as first fellow GITCA ,[51] and inducted as a distinguished fellow NPA.[52]

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  2. ^ a b Khanna, Poonam (20 December 2005). "Computing Canada's IT Leadership Awards: Lifetime Achievement". ITbusiness.ca. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Ibaraki, Stephen (November 13, 2015). "Machine Learning Master Algorithm: next big wave for enterprises". IT World Canada. International Data Group (IDG). Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b 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 .
  5. ^ a b Editor (10 May 2002), "Best networking professional", The Vancouver Sun: D2 
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  7. ^ a b Editor (16 June 2002), "Cap instructor wins networking honours", North Shore News (British Columbia): 28 
  8. ^ a b MacNaull, Steve (24 April 2007), "Similar to sports, MVPs are technology's best and brightest", The Daily Courier (British Columbia): B7 
  9. ^ a b Payne, Sarah (6 April 2007), "PoMo technie name MVP", The Tri-City News (British Columbia) 
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  11. ^ Sloftstra, Martin (26 November 2007). "Social networks: What does Facebook mean for business?". CBC News. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "IFIP IP3 VP Stephen Ibaraki Appointed Outreach Chairman of New ITU Journal "ICT Discoveries"". www.ifipnews.org. February 27, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  13. ^ Down, Alex, ed. (December 16, 2015). "IT World Canada's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015". IT World Canada. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  14. ^ Ibaraki, Stephen (July 7, 2015). "AMD VP Roy Taylor talks about Windows 10, virtual reality, security, and the future". IT World Canada. International Data Group (IDG). Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ Ibaraki, Stephen (June 7, 2016). "Top researcher Pedro Domingos on leading his team to win the top AI prize". IT World Canada. International Data Group (IDG). Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
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  34. ^ ”Global Industry Council Receives 2016 WSIS Champions Award” http://www.ifipnews.org/itu-recognises-ifip-wsis-champion-global-industry-council-initiative/.
  35. ^ Dundler, Eduard (December 2011), "IP3 at World CIO Forum (WCF)", IFIP News: 9 
  36. ^ 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 
  37. ^ "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 
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  46. ^ "Kudos", The Vancouver Sun: C5, 3 November 2008, Lower Mainland resident Stephen Ibaraki is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious ASTTBC Advanced Technology Award  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  47. ^ "Elected CIPS founding fellow profile: Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP". www.cips.ca. January 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  48. ^ "Most Valuable Professional". www.microsoft.com. January 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  49. ^ MVP Profile
  50. ^ "CIPS Fellow Members". CIPS (the Canadian Information Processing Society). Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  51. ^ Jonathan, Elias (August 2011), "Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P, ITCP, FGITCA becomes first GITCA Fellow", CIPS Connections, 13 (8) 
  52. ^ "Distinguished Fellows". NPA (the Network Professional Association). Retrieved 8 February 2012. 

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