With over 100 significant contributions, awards and recognitions, Stephen Ibaraki is a IDG IT World (Canada) writer/blogger, past multiple award winning educator/ professor / program research head, multiple award winning serial entrepreneur and executive chairman.
He is the founding chairman of the Global Industry Council (GIC), part of the UNESCO (United Nations) founded International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) IP3, board vice-chairman of the IFIP International Professional Practice Partnership (IFIP IP3), vice-chairman international steering committee and advisory board IFIP CIE/CCIO World CIO Forum. He holds many other board and leadership positions in global technology organizations.
Stephen is the first board chairman for The Vine Group, an investment company; founding chairman and managing partner of SIDO Capital (an investment company); founding board chairman of iGEN Knowledge Solutions (a mobile and web development company); founding partner of ColdNose (hardware and app health monitoring/alerting system); a founder of (Canada) IT Manager Connection, the largest management blog hosted by Microsoft; a founding advisor/investor/board member for ChinaValue (the world’s first largest business social media in China), ValueCap (first social media integrated equity crowd funding platform in China) and Pay100 (first online payment company in China); founder of SIMCO (a simulation, web mobile development group, working to commercialize university research); advisory board member of Zaka (mobile social-based CRM platform and app); and past chief ACM special awards judge for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
In addition Stephen advises start-ups, global fortune companies, and governments on strategy and technology; has received numerous awards, accolades from high-tech organizations and companies; written articles, papers, and reports on technology distributed worldwide; and, authored 11 books distributed by Xephon.