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  • Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be here. I have been doing interviews for 20 years, nearly 400 since 2001. So many of the references in my presentation come from these interviews. The ppt deck is designed to be a resource. There is a web link to the presentation deck provided at the end of the presentation.
  • Main Themes:I will talk about the Current State of IT by discussing Industry, IT and Career Trends. I will then end with an overview of IT Associations and Groups: their Solutions and Resources. I will then open it up to the floor for prize draws, and providing there is time, an informal dialogue, with questions and answers.
  • Current State of IT: Industry, IT and Career Trends
  • There is also the Social media or Web 2.0 revolution and the 5+2Ps of social media which is about People, Places, Process, Platform and Patterns. (And Two additional Ps associated with organizational branding: Purpose & Participation).- If I can get a show of hands. How many of you are using services like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube? Almost everyone—a sharp contrast from two years ago.-This Social Media ties into GenY: upwards of 90% use Facebook, mobile phones, text messaging, Web-based e-mail, there’s a new Blog every second, and it’s so pervasive that you see it in news services such as CNN and CBC.- Social Media also involves everyone today—you saw social media in the 2008 US elections; and the Governor General uses social media for blogs/videos to connect with Canadian citizens.- It is changing our Business Models: NowPublic based out of Vancouver—is using social media to power citizen journalism; they are larger than Reuters … after only a few years of operation. Social network communities are so large they all now rank in the top 6 countries in size. For example, there are:800 Million Users of the QQ Text Messaging Service 500 Million Users of Windows Live 200 Million Users of Windows Live Spaces 180 Million Unique Visitors a month to Facebook and more than 300 million members, contributing 2 TB of data per day, and cash-flow positive in 2nd quarter of 2009. Each engineer is responsible for more than 1 million users. [Mark Zuckerberg]--The Network Effect says the value derived in a network is the square of the nodes (participants) and this is what is happening in social network communities.700 Million Cell Phone users in ChinaResource: http://communitygrouptherapy.com/2007/12/15/podcast-on-social-media-communities-and-influencers/Blogs : IT Manager Connection; Mini Blogs Twitter Feedback / Suggestion boxes : Dell IdeastormForums & Newsgroups: MSDNPictures/videos : Flickr, YouTube, Live Gallery, SoapboxSocial networks : Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpaceNews aggregators : Digg, RedditSocial Bookmarking: DeliciousWikis : WikipediaPodcasting / videocasting : podtechResource: http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v127/s_odriscoll_podcast.htmlhttp://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v87/d_tapscott_podcast.htmlImpacts…..The complaint letterThe focus groupThe feedback systemThe support phone callThe knowledge baseThe marketing messageThe buying processThe workplaceThe expectations (transparency, participation, and responsiveness)Customer Service and SupportSupport experience: 1:1 to 1:manyOnline experience: Web 1.0 to 2.0Content authorship modelContent ecologyResponse ManagementProduct Marketing and SalesWord of MouthCorporate blogging and listening systemsSocial media / buzz measurementProduct DevelopmentFeedback systemsProduct cycleCollaboration modelSoftware and servicesEmergence of personal brandsPrivacy and discoverabilitySearch engine relevancy vs. accuracy?Re-defining “friend”Privacy sensitivity shiftingEmpowerment and responsibilityOpportunities and uncertainty
  • Social media impacts: Commerce, Collaboration, Innovation, produces Business and Social Transformation- For Example:Boeing Dreamliner (designed using mass collaboration/co-creation); CambrianHouse.com (based out of Calgary uses crowdsourcing—for grassroots generation of ideas for new companies), Bell Canada (using internal blogs to drive Jam sessions, managing projects, fostering collaboration), Scotia Bank (using Sharepoint to foster collaboration and share best practices through online communities, user profiles, blogs, wikis). In a Cisco commissioned study, 66% feel that these tools foster collaboration and 56% feel they reduce travel costs. Another interesting phenomena is the online gaming environment or e-sports which is an 18B marketplace and bigger than the 10B for movies in NA. There's even online e-sports federations supplanting traditional sports in popularity such as in Korea. This movement is now building globally. We have the Social Technology Trends:Grassroots innovation/co-creation: Outsourcing or crowdsourcing innovation through the business ecosystem and from consumers, users worldwide supported by networking technologiesValue extraction through interaction: supported by… social platforms/networks, wikis, virtual environments (such as 2nd Life), shared video, …Increased automation throughout the organization ecosystemProviding access to internal technologyoutside organizational boundaries------
  • Nov 2009: 1.5 B internet users4B mobile phones – this is rapidly becoming the PC platform of the future2011: 2B internet usersBy 2015: 4B+ internet users ~ 60% of the world’s population which right now is 6.73 Billion. - And increasingly we are close and connected. In a study of 180 Billion IM combinations it was found that the average distance between any 2 people is 6.6 acquaintances (or degrees of separation like in the game about Kevin Bacon). And our ability to influence others stretches out to 3 degrees of separation. For example, in a the study on the infectiousness of happiness it was found that when you have 1 degree of separation from happy people, you have a 34% chance of increased happiness and with 3 degrees of separation, you have a 5.6% chance of increased happiness.- What do you think your degrees separation is from Google CEO Eric Schmidt or Tim Berners-Lee who invented the World Wide Web? If I can get a show of hands. How many think it is 6? How about 2? It is 2 since there are people in this room today who have interacted with them.----January 2009 Popular ScienceRwanda (sub-Saharan Africa): 1400 miles of fiber; 50,000 XO laptops; 2013 all schools Internet networked
  • Where is it heading from a Skills standpoint?- Specialists have deep skills in one area.- Generalists have skills in several areas but no deep skills.- Versatilists or multi-skilistshave: multiple deep skills, undertake multiple roles, have broad experience and are recognized as experts in several domains or categories.
  • IT Specialist demand will drop by 40% in 5 yearsBy 2013, 60% of IT Roles will be business facing, 2013 40% will have business and non-IT ExperienceBy 2015, 70% of leading-edge firms will be developing VersatilistsNote: This is updated from 2010 and 2011 predictions…
  • As a result Career Growth in the future is about having what I call BAIT attributes…Business skills and core industry knowledge where the IT worker is employed; a service oriented Attitude which is a focus on client intimacy and user experience; Deep Interpersonal / PM / clientrelationship / communication skills; Technical ability / competencies---- Have an understanding that Goals are long term results driving:Dependable Future Success: Development (innovation, capability growth, culture improvement), Employee (collaboration, development, efficiencies), Financial (increased revenue/funding, growth, profit/doing more), Customer/Client/User (engagement, retention, satisfaction), Competitive (new markets, growing existing markets, differentiating).- Understanding the business needs of: Differentiation / Value, keeping operational Costs Low, having Focus, Innovation, Alliances /relationships- Core industry knowledge is understanding the business processes in the industry you are working in Helpful link: “Ignite Your Career: Industry Insights”http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2007/11/22/it-industry-resources.aspx
  • It’s also essential to have IT as a strategic asset…- Warren McFarlane, professor emeritus at Harvard talks about when IT is aligned with the Organization, it supports operational and strategic needs, lowers risk, and ensures competitive positioning.- Harris/Decima survey conducted this year where a majority of organiztions now see IT is essential to their success and improves productivity however more work needs to be done since a majority do not feel it makes them more competitive.- IT also has a significant impact on CDN economy/GDP representing 32,000 firms and 149B in revenue.----------Warren McFarlane, professor emeritus at Harvard, and Nolan Richard of Harvard have written an interesting paper on “Information Technology and the Board of Directors” that is worth a read.IT Essential to success:Majority of large, medium, and small companies see that IT is essential to success and productivity improvement. I had a discussion with Marco Iansiti, noted Harvard Business Professor, and author of the best-selling book, The KeyStone Advantage, which profiles the world’s most successful companies and the talked about Wal-Mart as the Keystone or Hub of a business Ecosystem and of course there’s Dell too—here there’s focused alignment of IT resources with key business strategies. I worked recently with a 50-person shop who are growing tremendously and they have the same policy—and it’s driving their growth. Warren McFarlane and Nolan Richard of Harvard talk about “developing ITgovernance policies that take into account an organization's operational and strategic needs, as well as suggest what to do when those needs change” … and these demonstrate that “appropriate board governance can go a long way toward helping a company avoid unnecessary risk and improve its competitive position.” They have written an interesting paper on “Information Technology and the Board of Directors” that is worth a read. Paraphrasing Peter DeLisi, a noted business thought leader and Dean of the IT Leadership Program at Santa Clara University: while working on the functional and operational areas [maintenance areas] are important, it’s essential that IT direct its efforts towards the strategic level. That’s the place of maximum business advantage and essentially the Hub or Keystone of the business. Russel Ackoff, past Dean of the Wharton School, has noted that the performance of a system depends upon how the parts interact and not how they work separately. Essentially you must work to have IT resources support the organizational goals and strategy. This is the essence of IT as a Strategic Asset. In fact, I would encourage separate off-site meetings between IT management and senior business executives to specifically work on alignment. Before the meeting, you need to fully understand and have clarity around corporate strategy. In outline form: IT is a resource that supports goals and values:- Goals are long term results: Dependable Future Success: Development (innovation, capability growth, culture improvement), Employee (collaboration, development, efficiencies), Financial (increased revenue, growth, profit), Customer (engagement, retention, satisfaction), Competitive (new markets, growing existing markets, differentiating).- IT enables the value, good COP, equation: Customer stickiness/intimacy; Operational excellence; Product/service innovation/leadershipIt’s incumbent upon IT leaders/managers to take the lead in establishing clarity and focus towards aligning towards the business strategy. Work to have a separate offsite meeting where IT priorities are directed towards business goals and values.This is old news now! You can’t make an IT purchase or investment without a good justification for it. Making purchases merely for possessing the latest computing innovation is a retired theme. Unfettered, unplanned technology was considered the panacea to marketplace domination and growth. This concept ended with the dot com downturn from 2000 to 2003 and resulted in the squeeze on Information Technology (IT). Today, there must be real value returned to the business from IT.  With tightening budgets, how can an IT investment be justified? The answer lies in aligning IT to business strategy and SMART goals. This is all keyed on incorporating a comprehensive unified technology solution.  
  • First major national survey of IT professionals on industry certification this year finds that…- 78% are in favour of a complete package or framework for industry certification (including recognition of vendor certifications) - And this program should involve a combination of business and technical competencies- Where Work experience is valued the most- The program received Federal Funding to take to next steps. CIPS is working with ICTC in this program and in fact chaired the PTR (Pathway to Recognition) program in 2007/8.
  • We are also at an historical inflection point. For the first-time we have the UN-founded IFIP launching a global certification and professionalism program in 2009 based upon common standards. This will deliver the outcomes you see on the right side (the After)…- Global standards; Professionalism, Trust, Code of Ethics; Stronger Voice for the IT practitioner, a Common Identity; the feeling of an Engineer or Executive over a Geek/Pirate; Business Solutions over Technical Features; and a Career path, progression, and recognition over a siloed job.- The US Federal Government has their new Federal Acquisition Regulation requiring their contractors to adhere to a code of ethics and this mandated for their employees as well. This aligns to the right-side , the implementation of a profession-- expect to see something happening in Canada by 2012.----U.S. Federal Government: effective December 24, 2007, the new Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires a code of conduct/ethics of its contractors and this mandated for their employees as well. This aligns with the right side. ITAC: employs more than 70% of ICT workforce, 140B in revenues, supports program:Interview: CEO of ITAC: http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v18/b_courtois_podcast.html- Microsoft Supports Plan:http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2007/10/16/microsoft-supports-plan-for-international-standard-for-it-professionals.aspx- Launching in 2009… supports closing the skills gap and worker mobility- Before: Current situation; After: Where it’s going after IFIP launch* Industry Leader: http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v18/p_kent_podcast.htmlSupporting links:http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2008/01/29/an-interview-with-cips-fellow-paul-kent.aspxhttp://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2007/10/16/microsoft-supports-plan-for-international-standard-for-it-professionals.aspxhttp://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2008/01/04/the-value-of-networking-through-cips.aspxhttp://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2008/01/01/it-s-changing-reputation.aspxBefore Professionalism (BP): After Professionalism (AP)- No consistency (BP): Common standards (AP)- Weak voice: Strong voice - Poor perception: Respected and valued- Geek: Professional- Technical specifications: Business solutions- Lackluster job: Energizing career path with rewards, recognition, and support for career progression- Alone: Common identity and engagement- Loose associations: Secure trusted organization / community- Fear from change: Support from a common vision about the professional- Mixed results: High quality, reduced business risk and supporting competitive advantage- Disconnected IT silos: IT Alignment with organizational strategy and performance- No measures of skills: Standard means of measurement and an independent assurance of quality around professional skills and competenciesThe flux or churn [the Before] creates the need for a common purpose which speaks to the whole idea of “professionalism” [the After].  Professionalism also embodies: professional certification, a profession-based code of ethics, and a common body of knowledge. There are several blogs that speak to this and more. For example, the blog on “IT’s Changing Reputation” triggered memories of the Q&A exchange on “professionalism” that occurred in this Ignite Your Career webcast:http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-CA&EventID=1032356763&CountryCode=CAAnd then these blogs around the same idea:http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2007/07/02/podcast-interview-charles-hughes.aspxhttp://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2006/10/06/Roger-Hart_2C00_-Associate-Partner-with-Deloitte_2600_mdash_3B00_shares-his-views-on-the-IT-Skills-Shortage.aspx- http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2006/08/25/451761.aspx- http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2006/11/27/skills-shortage-and-blogging-chat-with-kelly-gotlieb-computing-pioneer-professor-emeritus-university-of-toronto.aspx
  • And there is broad support ….From Bernard Courtois, CEO of ITAC: ITAC employs more than 70% of the IT workforce in Canada and accounts for 140B in revenue….ITAC supports IFIP IP3. IP3 is the name for this global certification program.Also, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has provided recognition of CIPS work in accreditation and certification… There’s another program where the Federal government IT employees have accepted CIPS professionalism as a way forward—these discussions are in progress now.
  • Global IT Community Association is the world's largest IT organization… and they support IFIP IP3. There are additional endorsements from diverse groups worldwide…such as Microsoft, Cisco, Avanade, Infosys out of India, ChinaValue out of China, and you can find them at IPThree.org
  • Canada’s rankings have been falling in various areas of technology. - For example the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD ranks us 9th; can you guess what our ranking was 9 years ago? If I can get a show of hands. How many would vote for 6th; for 2? Would you believe it is 2.- The Economist Intelligence Unit is ranking us 13th down from 4th and the World Economic Forum is ranking us 11th down from 6th and this drop happening in one year. - This Impacts: Information Communication Technology or ICT adoption rates; and there is an innovation, productivity and prosperity gap compared with other countries as a result. A key driver to move up in rankings is a skilled and “professional” workforce and this fact was recognized at one of the last meetings of the OECD. A major foundational element to a skilled and professional workforce is the K-12 educational sector which this being cemented in highschool.---Context….Drop in Rankings:- Canada led the OECD in the deployment and uptake of broadband now 9th in terms of broadband access per 100 inhabitants. In other areas, such as the cellular and mobile market, OECD studies show Canada well below the OECD average, and dropping over time. - The Economist Intelligence Unit’s E-Readiness Ranking, which measures the extent to which a market is conducive to Internet-based opportunities, shows that Canada slipped from 4th in 2001 to 13th- The World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index, which measures the degree of preparation to participate in and benefit from ICT developments, shows that Canada slipped from 6th to 11thMichael Geist's Blog Canada Sinks In International ICT Development IndexPosted: 02 Mar 2009 09:20 PM CST Subject: Michael Geist's BlogThe ITU has just released a report titled Measuring the Information Society, which features in ICT Development Index that measures the use of information and communications technologies in more than 150 countries worldwide.  Most notably, the report compares progress between 2002 (the last similar report) and 2007.   The ITU data supports what many in Canada have sensed - we are failing to keep pace with many other countries with significant declines in key areas that will have long-term effects on our ability to compete. In the primary ICT Development Index, Canada ranks 19th worldwide, down from 9th in 2002.  Canada's absolute number increased over the five years (ie. ICT use increased), but at a slower rate of growth than many other countries.  No country in the top 50 declined as rapidly as Canada as we were passed by the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, many Asian countries (Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong), and European nations (UK, Luxembourg, Germany, Ireland).The decline in a sub-index on ICT use is even more dramatic.  The sub-index measures Internet user penetration, fixed broadband penetration, and mobile broadband penetration.  Canada ranked 4th worldwide in 2002.  By 2007, we dropped to 21st worldwide. While the survey also includes data suggesting that Canada has relatively inexpensive fixed broadband (2nd worldwide), the declining numbers are consistent with other studies that indicate that any advantages that Canada had in the late 1990s have long since disappeared.
  • How is IT investment growing in these times of economic challenges?- The 5-year trend is 4% growth.- In Canada, there will be an overall increase in 2010. Again these are all positive indicators of the importance of IT.*Moreover, Forrester predicts: when weighted for local currencies and market share—there was 3% global IT growth in 2009, and 6% forecasted in 2010.*According to IDC, the global IT sector will create 5.8 million new jobs and 75,000 new businesses over the next four years. For the top 52 countries, IT spending is $1.4 trillion in 2009 growing to $1.7 trillion by 2013.- The good news is that: An economic recovery has started with 2.1% GDP growth forecasted in 2010 for Canada compared to 1.5% for the US and 0.3% for the EU.----http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/uploadedFiles/Labour_Market_Intelligence/The_Outlook_2012_-_2015/Outlook_2008_Summary_Report.pdf
  • We also have the economic contribution to the Canadian economy by the IT worker.- If you take the average wage, and the profit contribution made to the company by the IT worker, and then multiply by 1.75, you get 120K, which is the economic contribution to the Canadian Economy per IT worker.- If the predicted skills shortage is not addressed, the negative impact to the economy will be a minus 21.3B per year.In fact, by 2011, 100% of Canadian Labour Market Growth will be coming from Immigration.---
  • Let’s examine the Skills Shortage trends in more detail…- 126 to 178K predicted demand in the new 8 years.- Up to 63% stemming from retirements.- Let’s take Western Provinces as an example: They will have a labour shortage for all IT occupations (requiring University-level training) and a skills shortage in moderate/advanced skills (such as analysts and engineers).- Now let’s look at this from a national standpoint. More than 600K+ employed in 2008, near historic highs:~ 94% are full time and permanent; ~ 81% are in their jobs more than 1 year; unemployment rate is at 2% or less than ½ the 6.2% national average; ~91% work a regular 40 hours or less per week.Expect this trend to continue in 2010 with the recovery starting now…[Note: October 2009: unemployment down to 8.4% from 8.7% earlier in the year and jobs up by more than 30,000] Beginning in 2002, there has been up to a 64% decline in enrolments in computing. - What will be the impact? By 2010, 90% of the world’s engineers and scientists will be in what region? Let me get a show of hands. How many think it is EU; ASIA? India graduates 450,000 engineers a year; China graduates more than 700,000. That’s over 1.1 million as compared to the US at 60,000 a year or Canada at 5,000. This gives you an idea of where things are going. An executive from India also shared another story. When Thomas Friedman visited their headquarters he entered a room filled with screens where they could track projects all over the world. When he saw this, he got his idea for his best-selling book, The World is Flat.
  • Salaries continue to lead the nation and with rates of increase far above the national average.Notice Mid-size companies outsource more than large companies however overall only 12% do outsourcing.---Reported: National Post, Vancouver SunSalaries and growth rates considerably above national averageExample: Stacy Cerniuk looking for talent: http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v127/s_cerniuk_podcast.htmlIT Outsourcing: reporting in IT Business Edge, IT World, … and other news media; Survey conducted by Robert Half of companies with at least 100 employees.
  • The 10 Most Popular Education Majors are listed here; and 50% of IT workers have at least one degree.Data from the Taulbee Survey, an annual poll by the Computing Research Association, reveals that enrollment jumped 6.2 percent this year among students majoring or intending to major in computer science in the United States and Canada. The data include candidates for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. These are the 10 Most Popular Education Majors; 50% of IT workers in Canada have one or more degrees. For the first time in 6 years, there has been a 6.2% increase in enrollments in Computer Science. A major foundational element to continued increases in enrollment is the K-12 educational sector with this being cemented in high school.Notice Computers is ranked at the top for salary for those with less than 5 years experience and second for those with 10-20 years experience. The number in brackets in the left column represents the popularity of the education major so Business is the most popular and Computing is ranked 10th.
  • These are the Business IT Trends:Increasingly we are moving to Dynamic environments: driven by automation, virtualization, data-center consolidation; policy and business-rule based dynamic real-time IT allocation. 60% of servers are virtualized and virtualization will move heavily into laptops in 2010 driven by wireless networks. Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) estimates the overall virtualization market will grow by around 20% on average through the next 12-24 months, with the strongest growth coming from desktop and application virtualization.The Infrastructure is becoming increasingly invisible due commoditization, blades, server consolidation, storage virtualization.There is SOA (service-oriented architecture) and integration, software as a service (SaaS), Cloud Computing moving to the forefront. SaaS is growing at 40% annually with 23% software market share by 2010 (US 120B, RBC Capital Markets). These ties into 3G networks and enterprise mobility including iPhone-like devices.Business intelligence is being integrated into the full ecosystem—and into every department. According to Forrester Research, tech spending mirrors the economy in 8-year cycles then outpaces it. Business intelligence will cause an outpacing of the economy beginning in the near future.There is Digital collaboration both inside/outside organizational boundaries and this ties into the social media revolution. As an example, P&G has 9K internal chemists; the company is now linking to 1.5 million on the web; as users trends towards 2B on the Internet.There is Unified Communications (presence-based communications) of which VoIP is one component; a $20 billion market in 2010 up from $2.6 billion in 2006. Providing a 178% ROI, 18% increase in productivity. [Aberdeen Group] 63% of organizations are forecasted to use telepresence, web and video collaboration by the end of 2010.We have Enterprise search and portals about finding any information, anytime, anywhere.And Risk management: which provides a holistic view of risk that includes security (which is no longer a top priority). Security, though a major item, is dropping in rankings due to the pervasiveness of the technology and becoming part of a greater initiative around Risk Management.----.---Digital collaboration: ties into social medial revolution Unified Communications: providing a 178% ROI, 18% increase in productivityAs reported widely … Business-directed: Moving up the stack: automation, risk management holistic view with security as part of the puzzle, server consolidation, virtualization and data center consolidations, integration, software plus services and SaaS, service-oriented architecture; business intelligence; messaging; databases; digital collaboration; unified communications; Web 2.0; Mobile; SecurityAccording to Forrester Research, tech spending every eight years breaks from its pattern of mirroring the broader economy, with tech budgets outpacing GDP growth for another eight years. Adoption of business intelligence will usher in the next period of accelerated tech spending, beginning in 2009, says Forrester.Research firm Radicati Group predicted that revenue for Unified Communications solution providers would grow to nearly $20 billion by 2010. In 2006, the unified communications market worldwide was $2.6 billion.http://www.itworld.com/open-source/57918/gartner-open-source-every-business-within-12-monthsOpen-source software is almost universal in the enterprise a survey from analyst group Gartner has confirmed.New research has highlighted quite how pervasive open source software (OSS) has become, with 85 percent of companies currently using OSS and the remaining 15 percent expecting to in the next 12 months.The findings come from a Gartner survey in May and June 2008, which covered 274 end-user organisations in Asia/Pacific, Europe and North America, and raise a series of management issues for businesses.The analyst group found that 69 percent of companies surveyed lacked a formal policy for evaluating and cataloguing OSS usage. This could open up "huge potential liabilities for intellectual-property violations," it warned."Just because something is free doesn't mean that it has no cost," said Laurie Wurster, research director at Gartner."Companies must have a policy for procuring OSS, deciding which applications will be supported by OSS, and identifying the intellectual property risk or supportability risk associated with using OSS. Once a policy is in place, then there must be a governance process to enforce it."OSS is being deployed almost equally in mission-critical and non-mission-critical environments for new projects, said Gartner.The top three reasons for using OSS were total cost of ownership, cheaper development the fact that it is easier to embark on new IT projects or software initiatives using an open source base."Some respondents indicated that they also use OSS as investment protection against a single vendor 'owning' the entire IT department," Gartner noted.Others said that the major business reason was faster time to market for new products and the ability to avoid complex procurement rules and procedures.However, the survey revealed that governance was the single most important challenge for OSS users, followed by conflicting terms and conditions and the availability of too many licence types and forms."Understanding when and how an OSS alternative may be used is a frustrating process, especially when there are so many licence types and forms from which to choose," said Wurster."As time goes by, many of these concerns will be addressed, but this continues to be a slow process. Increases in OSS popularity and in the rate of OSS adoption will drive the required changes."The most important business processes where OSS projects are used are:* Customer service* Enterprise integration* Finance and administration* Business analytics* Sales and marketing* Customer analytics* Field service* ERP and CRM----
  • The top 2 priorities, improving business processes and better service align with BAIT attributesOn this slide and the next, cost cutting is a key factor in times of recession
  • Notice that alignment with business is by far the No.1 priority and this matches up with the BAIT attributes
  • These are the 5 Technologies that will Contribute Most to Business Strategy.Business intelligence; Digital collaboration powered by unified communications; Virtualization that links to cloud computing and green IT; Systems Integration; Managing risk – the top 5 areas align with the BAIT attributes provided earlier for career success (again outline BAIT). I will say a few words on Business Intelligence and Collaboration.Business intelligence is being integrated into the full ecosystem—and into every department. According to Forrester Research, tech spending mirrors the economy in 8-year cycles then outpaces it. Business intelligence will cause an outpacing of the economy beginning in the near future.There is Digital collaboration both inside/outside organizational boundaries and this ties into GenY & the social media revolution. As an example, P&G has 9K chemists internally; they are now reaching out to the 1.5 million chemists worldwide through the web; and leveraging the 2B users on the Internet in 2010. 63% of organizations are forecasted to be using telepresence, web and video collaboration by the end of 2010. Unified Communications which powers digital collaboration is a $20 billion market in 2010 up from $2.6 billion in 2006.
  • 82% expect the IT staff will grow or remain the same in next 5 yearsMcKinsey Survey: 1st Quarter 200953% say IT Workforce will increase or not changeIT sector profits are impacted less than financial or manufacturing
  • On the Job front, we have Microsoft .NET, Open Source, Enterprise Java, continuing to be hot.- And hot jobs being: Web Development, Database, Messaging; Web 2.0, Wireless/Mobile, Security, and Gaming. Web 3.0 is now gaining ground in areas like meaningful online search and databases.- A recent CIO survey indicates areas of focus are Windows, Networks, and Database.- Job placements are increasingly coming from networking and referrals and less from job ads and job boards.- The majority of HR managers are viewing IT as a top priority in 2010.- And there is the whole downplay of the technical and a focus on the business-side. This will be reflected in new job titles which will increasingly have a business slant. After I finished my keynote at the strategic architecture forum, I had a number of IT teams come up indicating they noted this trend and they asked why. The reason: commoditization of the technology, the tech savvyness of GenY, technology moving more into a background role with IT being integrated everywhere into every department.---Reportedwidely …Microsoft’s .Net, Open Source, Java Enterprise EditionChanges towards business roles: Software developers  product architect roles Network and security administrators  electronic privacy specialistsDisappearingIT department  integrated into and deeply rooted in the business; titles moving away from hint of technical jargon Driving the evolution of IT job titles  commoditization of technology; Gen-Y technologically savvy; technology play a background role CompTIA changes to its Tech Career Compass: "We put in a whole section on communication skills, dealing with customer relationship management and security”IT security skill set is still important to enjoying a successful career in IT in general - Technology headhunters and industry insiders say IT professionals should be building expertise in tools such as .Net, Microsoft's Dynamics NAV ERP software product, PHP (a scripting language for producing dynamic Web pages), and the current version of Java Enterprise Edition.
  • - CIPS/MS Academic forums and Ignite Your Career Webcasts working on providing career advice and changing the perception of IT.- IT Manager Connections Blog where you can provide your insights to a large audience. Why not be a guest blogger—just send me a note? Has a Top 10 ranking from Computer World and a Top 7 ranking worldwide.- Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills provides research, curriculum, new models for attracting youth into IT. [Consortium of more than 60 organizations from industry, government, and education].- ICTC Pathway to Recognition which could launch an industry certification by 2011.-----Academic Forums: bringing in experts as well to work on solutionsCIPS has partnered with the University of Fredericton's School of Business to offer qualified members a substantial entrance scholarship to undertake an online Executive MBA in Corporate New Venture Leadership, one of "Canada's most exciting and essential online MBAs". Time is running out to enroll for the next program, which begins January 12, 2009. The application deadline is December 19, 2008. The value of the scholarship is $7,500, which reduces net tuition fees to $17,000 for the complete program. This scholarship is only available to qualified professionals, and would also apply for the EMBA in Global Leadership. To qualify for the full scholarship, members must possess an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, an I.S.P. designation, and five years of professional work experience including two years in management.  The University of Fredericton is an online independent university based in Fredericton NB, with full recognition by the Province of New Brunswick as a degree-granting institution.CIPS is pleased to continue its support for the IT Leadership Development Program, presented by Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Information Management and The CIO Summit. Presented through a unique collaboration between Ryerson University and The CIO SUMMIT, Canada's leader in IT executive development for over fifteen years, the 2009 edition comprises three four-day modules over a six-month period, beginning on February 23rd, 2009. Enrollment is strictly limited to 24 participants. CIPS members will receive a $500 discount on the enrollment fee and may count the program toward their ISP recertification credit. This is the only program taught exclusively by IT leaders and top industry practitioners for IT leaders in a post-graduate framework. It prepares information technology managers for the challenges they will face as they move in to senior management. Now in its sixth year, this limited enrollment program has graduated over 250 students, many of whom have since moved up to executive roles in their organization.For further information or to enroll now, please visit www.ciosummit.comI.S.P. holders qualify for Athabasca University's Master of Science in Information Systems Program Always wanted to pursue post-graduate education, but lacked the requisite educational background? If you hold the Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) designation, you will be able to pursue your dreams through the Athabasca University's Master of Science in Information Systems program. Among the traditional post-secondary education entry requirements, Athabasca University now also offers entry into the program to individuals who are active holders of the I.S.P. designation.The program is offered through Athabasca University's Centre for Computing and Information Systems (CCIS), and is based on the MSIS 2000 Model Curriculum. Athabasca University provides innovative, Internet-based graduate programs that reach students around the world. Note: Athabasca University offers two admission intakes per year for the fall and winter sessions. Click HERE to obtain admission and registration deadlines. If you do not yet hold the I.S.P. designation and are interested in registering for the graduate program, we encourage you to apply for the designation at least six weeks prior to Athabasca University's admission deadline. More information on the program can be found at: www.athabascau.ca/calendar/grad/info_systems_01_01.html.You can also contact Athabasca University's registrar's office by e-mail at: mscis@athabascau.ca.   Who: Athabasca University Centre for Innovative ManagementWhat: Information SessionsDescription: Each information session provides a comprehensive overview of our Executive MBA and all other Centre for Innovative Management programs, followed by a question and answer period.NOTE: For CIPS members who hold the Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) designation and at least five years of managerial experience, they may apply directly to either the Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) or to the Executive MBA program at Athabasca University. Visit the Centre for Innovative Management's website at: www.mba.athabascau.ca or contact a program representative by e-mail at: liaison@mba.athabascau.ca for more information
  • It’s also about CIPS people, making a difference …- Such as in Policy/standards-based work for business, industry, governments, academia, media, society, and internationally.- Co-leading the IFIP IP3 program: which is about global professional certification. In fact, the current Chair is from CIPS.- Co-leading the Seoul Accord: which is about global education standards [through an international accreditation program. ]So CIPS is at the forefront of global standards for IT professionals through international certification and global standards for education through international accreditation of educational institutions.-There is also National / International validation of CIPS through partnership such as with the: NACCB, CATA, ICTC, ITAC; BCS, ACS, IEEE-CS, ACM; ICCP; and CIPS language is embedded in the GATS talks with other countries.- CIPS has the Only legislated IT Professional Designation: Information Systems Professional or ISP (which has a technical focus); and a new certification, the IT Certified Professional or ITCP (that has a business focus) and which is linking to IFIP IP3. - For more information, contact: Gina Van Dalen.I3P is the International IT Professional Practice Program, which is run by IFIP, a UNESCO organization.I3P is intended to bring the same level of professionalism to IT as we take for granted with doctors, accountants, engineers. Since IT is now ubiquitous, it's important to ensure a consistently high quality of work and to improve the recognition, rewards and career progression of all IT workers, no matter what their roles.
  • Let’s look at an example of a CIPS member making a difference.CIPS’: Kelly Gotlieb- Founding CIPS Fellow for outstanding contributions to computing.- Computing pioneer who laid the foundation for the global IT industry, education, and the profession. - Co-Founded CIPS and IFIP .- Kelly coined some of the terms used in computing today.- Have a look at the interview with Kelly.- Giving out 2 onetime Bursaries today at the end of the keynote named after Kelly.This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Kelly Gotlieb, "the" Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing - Kelly talks about his classified work. This week, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P. continues his exclusive interviews with computing pioneer, Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb, C.M., M.A., PhD.D. (University of Toronto), D. Math. (Hon., University of Waterloo), D. Eng. (Hon., Technical University of Nova Scotia), Fellow CIPS (FCIPS), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the British Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery.Kelly Gotlieb is currently Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto (UT). He is a computing pioneer, whose innovations and accomplishments helped lay the foundation of an entire worldwide industry, educational stream, and profession. His contributions are so profound and their impact so diverse and in so many areas that the lasting value cannot be comprehended. Have a look at this blog to find out more: http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2006/09/29/459971.aspxTo listen to the interview, click on this MP3 file linkView Topics and TimelineChats with "the" Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing We Canadians have exceedingly rare national treasures that are the foundation of an entire worldwide industry, educational stream, and profession. Their contributions are so profound and their impact so diverse and in so many areas that the lasting value can not be comprehended. As befits this CIM blog, this time it’s in the computing field. I am having the real privilege of talking with computing pioneer, Calvin Gotlieb. As professor emeritus at the University of Toronto (UT), we will get the special opportunity shared by his current students. I asked Calvin if he would share his insights and experiences with us and he agreed! Look for them here in the coming weeks.Professor Gotlieb’s list of “firsts” fills volumes and they are so extensive that we can only discuss a few of them here. Now in his 6th decade of thought leadership, Calvin continues to inspire, teach, and be a catalyst for innovation. His work in computing began in 1945, immediately after he returned to the University of Toronto from wartime service (which is a story in itself). He quickly laid the foundation for computing as a science creating the first credit undergraduate and graduate university programs, the first computational center, and the first applications of computers for business and industry. Imagine in the 1940s’, there were no established file systems, data structures, databases, computing methodologies, algorithms and processes. Nor was there any understanding of the economic, social, security, and privacy impact of computing. Calvin was instrumental in pioneering these and more, authoring or editing many of the first papers and writing leading books on a host of topics. His textbook, “High-Speed Data Processing,” co-authored with Hume, introduced computer terminology such as “loop”, and “in-line”. Calvin’s work with the United Nations spawned subsequent initiatives for international development just as his work in Canada, laid the base for privacy legislation. His team was the first assembled to design and construct digital computers in the 1940s’ in Canada and amongst the leaders worldwide and this innovation continued over his career. The University of Toronto, Computation Center, which he co-founded, acquired the first electronic computer in Canada [coded named FERUT], and the second in the world after the US Census Bureau’s UNIVAC. FERUT simulations allowed Toronto to be the world’s first city with a computer controlled traffic system and was used in the design of the Avro Arrow. The list of firsts is extensive for the Computational Center and represents the history of computing in Canada and worldwide. As noted in the CIPA Hall of Fame citation: “He has been involved in the cutting edge of technology - from the first purchase of an electronic computer in Canada (second anywhere) to the 1984 acquisition of a Cray XMP supercomputer.”Calvin was a founding member of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) in 1958, and served as Canada's representative at the founding meeting of the International Federation of Information Processing Societies (IFIP) in 1959 which was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). Calvin served as CIPS President in 1960-61. Calvin continues to contribute to the industry, education, profession and CIPS as a Founding CIPS Fellow. Calvin is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Encyclopedia Britannica and of the Annals of the History of Computing. He continues to serve with distinction as Co-Chair of the ACM Awards Committee.Professor Gotlieb is a “Fellow” of the: Royal Society of Canada, the British Computer Society (BCS), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Canadian Information Processing Society (FCIPS). Fellows are recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to computer science, information technology, society, education or industry and to the mission of their respective groups. In 1974, Calvin was recognized with the IFIP, Silver Core Award for his outstanding international contributions to IFIP. In 1994, IFIP’s most prestigious service award, the Isaac L. Auerbach Award, was presented for the first time at the 13th IFIP World Computer Congress to Prof. Gotlieb. This unique award is in recognition of a long, distinguished, and active service in the field of information technology both in Canada as well as internationally, recognized by public or peer endorsement.In 1987, Calvin was recognized with a CIPS Honorary Membership, which is the highest award available to CIPS members and awarded to those who have made an outstanding contribution to CIPS and to information processing in Canada. Moreover, there is a CIPS Award named in Calvin’s honour, the C.C. Gotlieb Award.In 1995, Calvin was made a Member of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is Canada’s highest civilian honour recognizing the lifetime contributions of those that made a major difference to the country. In 2002, Calvin received the prestigious ACM President Award—one of only 7 who have received this rare international distinction. Moreover, Calvin is an inductee to the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) Hall of Fame for his lasting contribution to technology innovation through the development, management and championing of IT. Who is another inductee? You have may heard of him: Alexander Graham Bell. Professor Gotlieb received honorary DMath and DEng degrees from the University of Waterloo and the Technical University of Nova Scotia respectively. He is currently Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. When we chat, I can feel his passion for computing and its wider implications to society, education, industry, government, and the media. I am looking forward to sharing these conversations with you!
  • This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon professionals. In this blog, I interview Paul Kent, noted business and industry leader and a founding CIPS Fellow for his lifelong outstanding contributions to IT. With his considerable history of success and substantive impact to the industry and profession, Paul's insights are a valued addition to IT professionals and managers. Paul's advice will allow you to better plan for the future and enhance your career!View the Interview Time Index and TopicsListen to the Interview (MP3) About Paul KentWith 30 years of experience in the Information Technology and Communications industries, Paul Kent's most recent position as Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer involved full profit/loss accountability for the performance of xwave, an Information Technology services company, while also leading the Enterprise Sales and Marketing functions for xwave's parent company, Bell Aliant. Previously he held a number of positions with Fujitsu including national leadership of their Strategic Consulting Practice as well as Managing Director for Fujitsu Consulting's interests in Atlantic Canada and New England. Paul is very involved in his community and has been a Board member for Nova Scotia Business Inc. since 2002, and an Atlantic Top 50 CEO twice (2006, 2007). Paul is a member of the Board for the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, a member of the Capital Campaign Cabinet for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, a Past-President of Symphony Nova Scotia, a Director of the Symphony Foundation, and Marketing & Communications Chair on the Board of Governors for Armbrae Academy. In the recent past Paul was co-Chair for the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island's Capital Campaign and has also held Board positions for the Atlantic Multiple Sclerosis Society, NovaKnowledge, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), and Canadian Association of Defense & Security Industries. In 2007, Paul was asked by ITAC to act as National Lead of the Canadian IT industry trade mission attending the Nasscom 2007 India Leadership Forum. A science graduate of Saint Mary's University in Halifax, he holds an I.S.P. certification from the Canadian Information Processing Society and in 2005 was chosen as one of its first Fellows - the highest distinction possible for an information technology professional in Canada.
  • GITCA (formallyCulminis):World’s largest alliance of IT associations/groups (with 600+ associations and groups)No charge services: Speaker services, Sharepoint services, Free LiveMeeting accounts, Requests for Funding, Event support, Award/rewardsCIPS is a member since 2005; Deans of IT are members representing Deans, Faculty, StudentsRepresenting over 600 member organizations, GITCA is the world's largest and fastest growing IT organization powered by dedicated volunteers devoted to the development and growth of the IT community. GITCA provides enabling services to support you as leaders, connect user groups and associations, and deliver value to your members. GITCA stands committed to the free exchange of resources supporting your skills development, ultimately elevating your status as an IT Professional, both in industry and in the community.  - Elevating the Status and the International Voice of the IT Professional- Providing recognition, rewards, and awards for outstanding service, committed volunteerism, or your work as an IT Professional- Making lasting connections, exchanging valued resources and user group best practices making you more effective- Networking with the top leaders in technology worldwide- Driving your skills development, job enhancement, and career growth- Growing your elite skills with leadership, strategic and tactical planning, project management, event management, writing, and event speaking- Bringing the volunteer IT Community together for broad contribution, impact, meaningful purpose, global significance, and paths to recognition- With UGSS, providing through partnerships and sponsorships essential no charge and value-added services to leaders of IT associations, user groups and student groups: LiveMeeting accounts, SharePoint sites, collaboration services, funding, event management, scheduling, shared calendaring, newsletters, committees, councils, opportunities for service on the global board and regional boards, writing/authorship opportunities, discounted courses, software, public speaking support through Toastmasters’, and much more 
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts that represents the technical community's best and brightest, and they share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.MVPs represent a broad spectrum of users. They occupy many different professions including accountants, teachers, artists, engineers and technologists. MVPs reside in over 90 countries, represent 30 different languages, and cover more than 90 technologies. MVPs tend to be early adopters of new technology and actively communicate their experiences to millions of other technology users. Through their extensive community activity, MVPs help others solve problems and discover new capabilities, helping people get the maximum value from their technology. 
  •  Let’s look at several who have received the MVP honour. Pat McGee: Gaming 2008 MVP.Co-author, XNA Game Studio Creator's Guide. Noted gaming and development authority who is actively teaching at BCIT. Here’s an interview.Sharing his book code.Sharing his course notes and resources. * Volunteering to be a Resource to Teachers on Gaming and for this reason, he is sharing his e-mail address.Gaming is a 18B industry and larger than the 10B movie industry in NA. So popular that e-sports federations are being formed worldwide which are supplanting traditional sports in popularity such as in Korea.------Pat McGee, Top Development Authority, Author, and Microsoft Most Valuable ProfessionalThis week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Pat McGee.Pat is a past Microsoft XNA / DirectX MVP and has co-authored the Microsoft XNA Game Studio Creator's Guide. Pat McGee is an Instructor and curriculum developer for both CST part-time studies and for BCIT's High Tech Professional Programs. In his career he has been a Games Programmer and a Technical Engineer at Business Objects where he worked with business intelligence technologies. Pat began his teaching career by leading several video games courses for teens in summer sessions. Since then Pat has gone on to develop several courses for BCIT and for Part-Time studies in addition to writing two books on games programming.To listen to the interview, click on this MP3 file linkThe latest blog on the interview can be found in the IT Managers Connection (IMC) forum where you can provide your comments in an interactive dialogue. http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/DISCUSSION:Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic:00:38:   What triggered your initial interest in computing?"....Being able to combine an interest in technology with any industry or sector, and being able to create something from nothing using software was a real selling point for me....":01:15:   Pat profiles how he got to his present position in his career.:03:23:   Pat describes his upcoming work at BCIT."....A web programming option, very Microsoft based....":04:18:   Please define XNA: what it is, who uses it, where and how do you get it?"....It is a C# based platform from Microsoft that enables development for the Xbox 360 and PC....As far as 3D games are concerned, it's really the number one freeware library out there for hobbyists, programmers and independents. It's really changed the gaming programming world....":06:38:   Based on your experience if someone had some background in computing but wanted to get into the gaming area, how long do you think it would take them to go from scratch to having some proficiency? "....Not long at all....The XNA creative site has tons of examples.....These libraries have been built by thousands of people over millions of hours so they've really streamlined it and made the 3D graphics development very simple....":07:38:   Profile key lessons from the XNA Game Studio Creator's Guide which you co-authored."....It's really a complete solution showing how to build the entire game. That's the approach that I use in the classroom too....How to build a complete project and also to encourage the readers or students to take it further and customize it and make it their own....":09:26:   What best practices can you share from other books you have written?"....We had Nick Gravelyn help with the tech review of our latest book. He's a Microsoft MVP for XNA and really knows his stuff and is a really big community champion as well....We've really benefited from having that expertise in the technical review and that's really going to take the 2nd edition to another level....":10:43:   What gaming best practices can you share from the courses you are teaching?"....The ones who do really well are the ones that experiment, who look things up on their own. They'll take the framework that I provide them but they will go and try things on their own...." :11:31:   Can you talk about the suitability of XNA for schools and for encouraging students to learn programming?"....I think it's a great technology for schools. At BCIT we run kids camps almost every summer and the game programming courses are extremely popular....It's exciting for children, they can learn about programming and even if they don't become game programmers, the skills they learn, applying the logic, they can apply in other industries. It really is a great, healthy learning tool for young learners....":14:28:   Can you explore further key new and recent features surrounding: Developers selling their games on Xbox Live, Networking, and Zune deployment (Microsoft's mobile mp3 player)?"....This is going to drive game innovation. We are going to see a lot of small game developers and independents driving innovation. I think it's going to change the way games are made and I think big companies are going to be paying attention to what the smaller developers are doing with XMA....":18:25:   What are some little known but essential tips in XNA? "....In general 3D graphics are easy to program. The main area of math that you can benefit from knowing is linear algebra which is mostly addition, multiplication and volume....All 3D worlds, everything from plants to people, are just a collection of triangles....":20:59:   Where is gaming heading in 3, 5, and then 10 years?"....More advertising in games....Athletics integrated into the games....Resort companies hiring companies to build 3D models of their resorts so they can be toured virtually....A convergence of animation and 3D programming....":24:12:   The industry is changing. What advice would you give to IT professionals to stay on top of what is happening in the industry in order to position them (from a career standpoint) and their organization to benefit from these trends? "....Anybody interested in this industry really needs to find what interests them the most and to focus on it. Over time, as they gain experience they will find a way to take a lead and find a niche....":25:48:   In your current role, what are the biggest challenges, and their solutions? How does this relate to business? "....For me it's trying to create complete solutions that are good foundations for anyone to start with; to challenge people to customize by adding to it and to develop it into a framework and make it their own....Find what's important to you and pursue it. That's how I've approached it for myself....":26:48:   Pat shares some stories (something surprising, unexpected, amazing, or humorous) from his work. :30:42:   Provide your predictions of future IT/Business trends and their implications/opportunities? "....Independent developers are going to see their ideas come to light and we'll see a lot of good small games come out of this. There's always going to be room for the big companies too. I think they will definitely co-exist. But we will benefit more from having platforms like XNA....":31:36:   Which are your top recommended resources and why? "....XMA Creater's club....Shawn Hargreaves blog....Michael from Ziggyware....Andy Dunn from ZBuffer....George Clingerman....Nick Gravelyn....":34:04:   Provide commentary on any topics of your choosing. "....XNA is a great platform for schools. If I were to choose a games platform for a school/college/university, I would choose XNA. It's free, it has incredible support from Microsoft....You've got a great suite of products that you can use to develop the games....More and more applications are going to use advanced graphics and elements of XMA graphics libraries are finding their way into other applications...." 
  •  Elisabeth Vanderveldt & GeneviewL’Esperance are:International Technology Experts Elisabeth is the Founder and Chair for Community and Corporate Citizenship of an international alliance of 4000 corporations, where is she is also a Board Director; Award-winning Company Co-founder; and past MVP. Gen was an Certified Professional at 15, now Certified Technical Specialist at 16.Both are international authorities on Collaboration, Driving Passion for IT through http://geninc.tv/ to support this mission through videos and interviews.Have a look at the Interview. Gen also shares her e-mail address if you have questions or have a good story to share for geninc.tv.Elisabeth Vanderveldt is co-founder of muliti-award winning Conamex International, a Microsoft Gold Certified Excellence and SBSC partner in Montreal, Canada. Her firm specializes in collaboration, mobility, data management, asset management (SAM), infrastructure and security technologies.  Elisabeth, a 24 year veteran of the IT industry, is a Microsoft SBSC PAL 2007-2009, an MVP 2007-2009 and is founder of WIL&T (Women in Leadership and Technology) as well as founder of Community and Corporate Citizenship on the international board of the IAMCP. Elisabeth is an MCTS for WSS, MOSS, Groove and SAM.  Elisabeth has always been passionate about helping women and girls discover their untapped potential. She is a presenter and guest speaker at many events including Tech Ed’s WIT luncheon, SMB Nation and Microsoft’s WPC. She hopes to continue to act as a role model and mentor. In doing so she has earned the respect of her male counterparts worldwide especially in the MVP community, many of whom joke about not getting in her way, especially with her martial arts skills. Elisabeth has served in the community on school boards, sport coaching and running fundraising events.Elisabeth brings her creative thinking and knowledge of the IT sector and its most engaging personalities and experts to a new portal, GENINC.TV currently in pre-production. She will also act as technical advisor. Genevieve L’Esperance (ACTRA and UDA apprentice) is a 16 year old born in Montreal, Quebec. Not your typical girl, Gen is an articulate, sensible, accomplished teen with an energizing personality who has explored many different areas, from being a martial arts champion at the age of 5, to competitive running, basketball, guitar, piano and drums to writing, acting and community service. Gen graduated with honors from high school even after suffering a debilitating virus in February this year.  Her passion for Gen INC. stemmed from a discussion about technology among her peers showed her that girls are just not aware of the power and breadth of technology and the impact it can make on exciting career choices as well as helping girls (and boys) in underprivileged communities to change their lives and that of future generations.  This lead to her certification at age 15 as a Microsoft Certified Professional and a MCTS (Certified Technical Specialist) at 16.  Gen will host her own series and web portal to bring the discussion to the larger community and garner support for awareness and changes both locally and internationally.  Empowering her peers to think about and make informed choices will dominate her early series episodes.
  • There a group of Advisors who are Ranked No.1 in the world.They have created a One Stop Source—for Academic resources so you don’t have to look through dozens of web site. For example, there are award and recognition programs, complimentary software, curriculum, collaboration forums, and much more.Have a look at the interview with MS Director John Oxley and feel free contact him. If you are looking for Speakers, and Advisors for your school, to drive passion for IT.Contact these three: Canadian LeadsChristian Beauclair: Christian.Beauclair@microsoft.comJohn Bristowe: John.Bristowe@microsoft.comRick Claus: Rick.Claus@microsoft.com
  • Speaking points:Why participate?Visibility- this is looked upon as a key community contributionOfficial Support site- when a consumer has a question, they are most often going to go to the support site offered by the provider of the product or service. In this case, that would be Microsoft Answers. Get started from the beginning in this promising and vibrant community.Consumer-centric- Scoped entirely to the needs of consumers, your answers won’t be lost amidst content provided by developers and IT professionals. Get your voice heard in our carefully scope, but easily accessible support site.
  • ACM Solutions and ResourcesWorld’s largest educational and scientific computing society - Dame Wendy Hall is the first non-NA president of the ACM and received her knighthood (or Dame-ship as she calls it) this year for her outstanding contributions to the world. Recently she started a Web Science initiative with Tim Berners-Lee (and others) to take the Web to the next stage in evolution. Listen to the interview and share broadly.http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v19/dame_wendy_hall.html- There’s also an interview with Barbara Liskov: Turing Award Winner, which is often considered the Nobel Prize of Computing.http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v39/barbara_liskov_podcast.html- Finally I have an interview with Maria Klawe—Global Pioneer in Computing, CIPS Fellow, Past VP and Dean at UBC, Past Dean at Princeton, and now President of HMC college, first college president invited to Board of Microsoft; She has achieved a more than 40% enrolment rate of young women in her programs. She shares her best practices for diversity and student success in the interview. Have a look!
  • To redeem their Complimentary Student Digital Library & Communications Membership Package, the Teacher can contact ACM’s Member Services Manager, Cindy Ryan, ryanc@acm.org, +1.212.626.0510, and she will personally take care of their request for the free student membership. There is a limit of one deserving student to be awarded per school with a cap on the first 400 schools to respond.The benefits for this package are as follows: A print subscription to ACM’s monthly Communications of the ACM;Full access to the ACM Collection of 500 online books from Books24x7; Full access to over 3,000 online courses from SkillSoft; A subscription to the ACM Digital Library including full-text of all ACM journals, magazines, conference proceedings and newsletters, in addition to third-party content; Access to ACM’s Career & Job Center Free e-mentoring services through MentorNet; Access to the Guide to Computing Literature with more than one-million bibliographic citations; A full-year print subscription and online access to the Student magazine Crossroads; Subscriptions to the following electronic newsletters – TechNews, 3x weekly; CareerNews, bi-weekly;  MemberNet, monthly; and Student Quick Takes, quarterly; Queuecasts, from the creators of ACM Queue, downloadable conversations with technology experts; Access to Ubiquity, ACM’s IT opinion magazine and forum, and eLearn, ACM’s magazine dedicated to distance education; Discounts on ACM journals, magazines, and conference registrations; A free email forwarding address with high-quality Postini spam filtering; Special discounts and access to valuable products and services though ACM’s Discount Program.  
  • -The world's largest membership organization for computing professionals.-We hold hundreds of conferences, publish 26 peer-reviewed periodicals, and sponsor dozens of the world's technology standards. Our certification, training, curricula, and accreditation activities meet the demand for a highly qualified global workforce. - They have special student and teacher programs, look at their web site.http://www.computer.org/
  • Listen to the interview:http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2008/09/30/michael-williams-bsc-phd-dsc-world-renowned-computing-pioneer-past-president-2007-ieee-computer-society-professor-emeritus-university-of-calgary.aspx
  • Q & A (Questions and Answers Session)- We now come to the end of my presentation. To continue our engagement beyond today, here is my e-mail address and phone number. Feel free to contact me at anytime.sibaraki@cips.ca604.812.5717- There’s also a link to the powerpoints.http://www.stephenibaraki.com/ces- That completes my talk for today and I will now draw for the bursaries and prizes. If there is time remaining I will open it up to the floor for questions and answers and for an informal dialogue. - Draw for Bursaries—redeem by sending an e-mail to me: if you can stand so we know who you are. Thank you for standing.- Draw for prizes—come up after we are finished and during the break to pick up your prize. Remember your prize. If you can stand so we know who you are. Thank you for standing. -Thank you, it was a real pleasure being here today and I wish you a fine day at this conference.
  • Ces nov 2009

    1. 1. Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, ISP, ITCP, IP3P, MVP, DFNPA, CNP – sibaraki@cips.caIndustry Analyst: Computing Canada, IT Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award (only recipient)CIPS Fellow (FCIPS), NPA Distinguished Fellow (DFNPA)2008 Advanced Technology Award for Leadership in IT (ASTTBC)IS Professional (ISP), IT Certified Professional (ITCP/IFIP IP3P), Certified Network Professional (CNP),Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)McKinsey Advisor; 2006/7/8 Member Institute of Corporate Directors ( ICD: Corporate Governance College)CIPS: Past Chairman National Board and Executive Committee, National President: www.CIPS.caPast Chairman Global Board GITCA (formerly Culminis): www.GITCA.org ; Board Director NPA: www.NPA.orgwww.StephenIbaraki.com : 604.812.5717
    2. 2.  Main: Current State of IT: Industry, IT and Career Trends Ending Overview: IT Associations and Groups— Solutions and Resources Prizes, Q & A – Starting a dialogue
    3. 3. Personal Financial Info Hobbies Music Memories Banking Brokerage Broadband Cell News WiFi Calendar School Financial School TVCommunity E-Mail IM Sched Family E-Gov Medical Tax RSS Info E-Mail Memories Shopping Home Security Sports VOIP WiFi LAN Cell Standings Work-at-Home Benefits Corp Apps Conferencing Corp Personal Archives Meeting Records Training Production Records Data Professional Source: The Client Computing Scenario: An End-User Revolution Approaches, Gartner, Steve Kleynhans, Delivered at Gartner Fall Symposium 2005
    4. 4. Technology Regulatory Change Compliance SecurityBusiness Results & New Value Keep Business End User Up & RunningProductivity Client Cost Connection Reduction Competition
    5. 5. Veterans Company loyalty(b. 1922 to 1945)Baby Boomers Financial success(b. 1946 to 1964) ~ 3m, 1 in 5Generation X Strongly independent(b. 1965 to 1981) Gen X&Y ~ 71 %Millennials – Gen Y Personalized work(b. 1982 to 2001)(b. 1994 Gen I – online) *Richer User Experience off-workResource: http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v87/m_furdyk_podcast.htmlSource: “Get Ready: The Millennials Are Coming!”, Forrester Research, Inc., September 2005
    6. 6. Blogs CollaborationFeedback & Filtering Discussion Forum User Social Generated Networking Content Source: Sean O’Driscoll
    7. 7.  Grassroots innovation/co-creation: outsourcing innovation Value extraction through interaction: social platforms Increased automation: organization ecosystem Providing access to internal technology: outside boundaries Resource:  http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v87/d_tapscott_podcast.html  http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v127/s_odriscoll_podcast.html
    8. 8. 2015: 4B + 2011: 2B ~ 60% 6.62009: degrees1.5B Internet Users4B Mobile Phones
    9. 9. Generation Y Mass Collaboration Moore’s Law and Maslow Ubiquitous ConnectivitySource: Sean O’Driscoll http://communitygrouptherapy.com/2007/12/15/podcast-on-social-media-communities-and-influencers
    10. 10. 2015, 70% Versatilists 2013, 60% “Business Facing”Specialistsdrops 40%
    11. 11. Business/Core Industry Attitude Career Growth Interpersonal: Technical competencies PM, CRM, Comm.Resource: ICTC FIT (Focus on IT program for high school) &http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2007/11/22/it-industry-resources.aspx
    12. 12.  McFarlane: IT  Organization: Operational/strategic; Risk; Competitive position  Harris/Decima survey: Majority  IT essential to success: 81 % large , 78 % medium, 53 % small  Improves productivity: 77 % , 69% , 60%  IT or ICT (Information Communication Technology) Sector Impact:  32, 0000 firms & $149 B revenueResource:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/05/BusinessofIT/default.aspx
    13. 13. 78% in favour Business/Tech Career Growth Work Experience Moving to Next Steps ValuedResource: ICTC Pathway to Recognition (PTR)
    14. 14. Professional Development Infrastructure Support Professional Societal Influences Initial Professional Accreditation Education Skills Development Professional Society: Identity Credentials Certification Code of Ethics BOK (BODY OF KNOWLEDGE) Professional Professional Development SOP (STANDARDS Status OF PRACTICE) Based on A Mature ProfessionResource:http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2008/04/23/professionalizing-the-profession.aspx
    15. 15. 2009: International IT Profession / Certification based on common standardsBEFORE: AFTER: Profession No consistency • Global standards • Professionalism/Trust/Ethics Poor perception Stronger voice/Common-ID Geek / Pirate? • Engineer /Executive? Technical features • Business solutions Job • Career + Mobility Note: US Fed Acquisition Regulation Dec 2007: requires code of ethics Resource: http://www.ipthree.org
    16. 16. Bernard Courtois, CEO of ITAC: ITAC employs more than 70% of the IT workforce in Canada and accounts for 140B in revenue….Supports IFIP IP3 "....I think this global initiative fits quite naturally and quite well with the whole skills issue that we discussed earlier. That is, we need the mobility of professionals and we need professionals with recognized advanced degrees of skills so this initiative fits on both fronts. Its also a natural for Canada as an open society and an advanced technological nation. We very often have a role on the international scene of facilitating things like this because we are able to bring people together and help understanding across different mindsets.....Im very happy to see that and that CIPS is involved in it...." Resource: http://ipthree.org/
    17. 17. GITCA (Global IT Community Association) is the worlds largest international IT organization… Supports IFIP IP3 “The IFIP IP3 program is the next step in the natural evolution of the industry and profession. IP3 stands as a foundation for IT workers, very much aligned with [GITCA] Culminis principles, ensuring career growth plus global recognition of IT professional value. Global mobility and international standards within a framework of ethical conduct, demonstrated professional development and recognized professional certification are the hall marks for an enabled IT professional and profession. This is the IFIP IP3 initiative.”Added Endorsements Worldwide:http://ipthree.org/
    18. 18. Canada’s Rankings Falling OECD—9th (From What?) Economist Intelligence Unit—13th WEF—11th (in one year) ICT Adoption Rates—Productivity
    19. 19.  5 year trend: 4% Canada: overall increase Economy growing in 2010Source: ICTC; ITAC; OECD; IDC; Forrester; Citi; IMF; Gartner; MS
    20. 20. X 1.75 Wage + = Value ~$120k CDN GDP = - $21B (Skills shortage)~120k yearly average contribution to economy per IT worker~21B yearly impact on CDN GDP—not filling skills shortage * Based on Conference Board of Canada, ICTC estimates
    21. 21.  126 to 178K demand—next 8 years:  63% from retirements  BC to Sask: Labour shortage and Skill shortage  600K+:~ 94% full; 81% > 1 year; unemp 2% < ½ nat.; 91% <=40 hrs Beginning 2002:  Up to 64% decline enrolments from peak  2010: 90% of world’s engineers/scientists in ??? Source: ICTC, MS Research, Media
    22. 22. Role Salary % Increase for 2008App Dev Manager 87,000-110,750 7.6Messaging Administrator 51,000-65,750 6.1Project Managers 77,250-113,750 6.7Network Architects 75,000-101,750 5.8Software Developers 55,000-82,250 5.6Tier 1 Help Desk 32,000-41,750 4.6Business System Analysts 64,000-87,500 4.5Entry Developer 50,000-60,000Entry Dev + 2 yrs (Vanc) 57,000-88,000All 3.7 Source: Robert Half 2008 Salary Guide**Note: Outsourcing Mid-size > Large corps. Only 12 % IT World Canada IT Job Market and Salary Survey: Average base salary 2007 80,329 vs. 77,529 in 2006 Other data for 2008: Base 78,087; Raise 4,592; Years 13.7 M/F 3:1
    23. 23. Major (popularity ranking) Salary: < 5 yrs exp. Salary: 10-20 yrs exp.2009 : 6.2% increase in CSComputers (10) 55,900 95,500Nursing (3) 54,200 67,000Economics (7) 50,100 98,600Business (1) 43,000 72,100Political Science (9) 40,800 78,200Biology (4) 38,800 64,800Communications (8) 38,100 70,000English (6) 38,000 64,700Psychology (2) 35,900 60,400Education (5) 34,900 52,000Note: Median Salaries In IT ~ 50% degree (s) Source: August 2008 Time: Payscale & Princeton Review & ICTC
    24. 24.  .NET/C#, Open Source, Java Web development, Database, Messaging Web 2.0, Wireless/Mobile, Security, Gaming CIO survey: Windows, Networks, Database Placements by Networking & Referrals: less  job ads, boards Majority HR managers – IT top priority Downplay Technical  Business = New job titles with business slant  Commoditization, Gen-Y, Background, All Bus. Depts.
    25. 25.  “Ignite Your Career: Industry Insights” http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2007/11/22/it- industry-resources.aspx Interviews with 400+ IT Experts: http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/cips_interviewslist.html (see Maria Klawe, Eileen Brown, Lynn Langit) Why Choose Computing? http://www.cs.washington.edu/WhyCSE E-Skills--Global Skills Trends Information: www.e-skills.com/newsdigest World Skills Competition: http://www.worldskills2009.com/index.cfm
    26. 26.  Ensemble—one portal for all computing education: http://www.computingportal.org/ ICTC FIT (Focus on IT): http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/en/Content.aspx?id=150 Debbie Vance debvance@telus.net 403.991.0749 Alice & Scratch (teaching computing graphically): http://www.alice.org/ http://scratch.mit.edu/ Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF): http://www.societyforscience.org/ISEF/ Northern Collaborative IT Program: http://www.northernit.ca/NCIT.htm Dave O`Leary DOLeary@nwcc.bc.ca
    27. 27.  CIPS/MS Academic forums and Ignite Your Career Webcasts http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/cc837417.aspx IT Manager Connections Blog http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/ Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills http://www.ccict.ca/ ICTC Pathway to Recognition http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/en/content.aspx?id=1312
    28. 28. Expanding accreditation of educational institutionsActive speaking programSpecial Student membership and scholarshipsWorking with under-represented groups: CLL, CFS, WITResource link:http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2008/01/04/the-value-of-networking-through-cips.aspx
    29. 29.  Co-leading IFIP IP3: Global Certification Standards Co-leading Seoul Accord: Global Education Standards Only legislated IT Professional Designation: ISP or Information Systems Professional & ITCP or IT Certified Professional Contact: Gina Van Dalen, gina@cips.ca, www.cips.ca, 1-905-486-1079
    30. 30. Professor Emeritus University of Toronto (UT): C.M., M.A., PhD. (UT), D. Math. (UW), D. Eng. (Technical University of NS), Fellow (ACM, BCS, CIPS, Royal Society of Canada) Computing pioneer: laid the foundation of an entire worldwide industry, educational programs, and profession Interview: http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2006/09/29/459971.aspx * Giving out $500 Bursaries named after Kelly
    31. 31.  World’s largest alliance of IT associations/groups No fee for membership No charge services: Sharepoint, LiveMeeting, … CIPS is a member since 2005 * Schools or Teachers or Student IT Groups signup here: http://www.GITCA.org * Giving out $500 Bursary today
    32. 32.  Independent Experts: volunteers 1 in 1.7 million is an MVP Global MVP Awardees: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx Looking for Speakers/Advisors? Need help, contact: Canadian MVP Leads Simran Chaudhry: v-simch@microsoft.com Ljupco Grmaskoski : v-ljupg@microsoft.com * Giving out donated Prizes
    33. 33. Co-author, XNA Game Studio Creators Guide Beacon for Faculty Teaching Gaming: pmcgee@shaw.ca Noted gaming and development authority who is actively teaching this technology at BCIT--Interview: http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v118/pat_mcgee_podcast.html Book code: http://www.gamedeveloperonline.com/upgrade/Version2.0.zip Course Notes and Resources: http://www.gamedeveloperonline.com/course/XNACourseNot es.zip * Volunteering to be a Resource to Teachers on Gaming
    34. 34. International Technology Experts: glesperance@conamex.com genevieve@geninc.tv Elisabeth: Global Chair, Company Co-founder, MVP (2007-9) Gen: MCP at 15, MCTS at 16 International authorities on Collaboration, Driving Passion for IT through http://geninc.tv/ Interview: http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v109/vanderveldt_l_esperance. html * Share your school & student stories
    35. 35.  Team Ranked No.1 in the world One Stop--Academic resources: http://blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs/pages/microsoft-academic-resources.aspx Director John Oxley: John.Oxley@microsoft.com Interview: http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v109/john_oxley.html Looking for Speakers, Advisors ? Need help, contact: Canadian Leads Christian Beauclair: Christian.Beauclair@microsoft.com John Bristowe: John.Bristowe@microsoft.com Rick Claus: Rick.Claus@microsoft.com * Giving out donated Prizes
    36. 36. Connecting Consumer Questions with http://answers.microsoft.com Answers Powered by the community… Backed by Microsoft SupportEngineers Why Join the Community at Microsoft Answers? • Gain visibility in the community, • Get started from the beginning with the offical consumer site from Microsoft Worldwide Access: • Only for consumer technologies • Covering 10 languages worldwide Product Coverage: • Windows XP/Vista/7 • English (September 28, 2009) • Worldwide (October 19, 2009) • Office (est. launch January 2010)
    37. 37. Students in Canada--over 16,000 enrolledContact: Joanne Wong joawong@cisco.com http://cisco.netacad.netInterview: http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v89/joanne_wong.html * Donated Prizes Active* students In Canada 16,450 231 Cisco Academies Active Academies Secondary 119 Schools Community 105 9 Colleges NT Universities 7 108 TOTAL 231 1,710 NL BC 920 1,146 MB 3,734 36 AB 495 SK 7,241 QC PEI ON 352 NB 699 *Distinct count of students that were in a class for at least one day within NS the past 12 months. Source: QuarterlyMetricsOct08.xls AcademyBriefingBookDetails_10.31.08.xls
    38. 38. Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, FREng President ACM http://www.acm.org/ World’s largest educational and scientific computing society Interview Dame Wendy Hall: http://www.stephenibaraki.com/cips/v19/dame_wendy_hall.html Interview Barbara Liskov – Turing Award Winner: http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v39/barbara_liskov_podcast.html Interview Maria Klawe – President HMC, MS Board: http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v99/maria_klawe09.html
    39. 39.  500 e-books: Books24x7 Thousands of e-courses Digital Library (all ACM publications) Subscriptions Award Summary and how to redeem: http://www.acm.org/membership/ITdeansummit * You pick the deserving student: 1 per school – first 400 receive award * To redeem award: Contact Cindy Ryan ryanc@acm.org, 1.212.626.0510
    40. 40.  The worlds largest membership organization for computing professionals We hold hundreds of conferences, publish 26 peer-reviewed periodicals, and sponsor dozens of the worlds technology standards. Our certification, training, curricula, and accreditation activities meet the demand for a highly qualified global workforce http://www.computer.org/
    41. 41. Michael Williams: BSc, PhD, DSc World-Renowned Computing Pioneer; Past-President (2007) IEEE Computer Society Interview: http://stephenibaraki.com/cips/v88/michael_williams_podcast.html
    42. 42.  sibaraki@cips.ca 604.812.5717 PowerPoints: http://www.stephenibaraki.com/ces/ Draw for Bursaries (CIPS, GITCA): Redeem by sending e-mail to me Draw for fun prizes (MVP, MS, CISCO): Redeem by coming up during the break