Vine Group Board Chairman, Stephen Ibaraki, Founder of Global Industry Council, the First Council of its Kind
September 9, 2010 - New York and Vancouver
Stephen Ibaraki is “Founder” and a “Founding Director” member to the Global Industry Council (IP3-GIC), a first of its kind focusing on Computing as a Profession which will further align computing with organizational strategy and business agility driving innovation, entrepreneurship, business growth, regional GDP growth, high yield investment opportunities, and regional economic development. The formation of the IP3-GIC is widely supported including by the world’s largest computing alliance, GITCA, which is expected to surpass 1000 member organizations in 2011 representing 6 million computing professionals and business leaders. This is the first time industry heavy weights from Microsoft, Cisco, Google, Accenture, Infosys, ChinaValue, Avanade, and Stanford have come together in this fashion with Stephen Ibaraki being the catalyst for this historical inflection point.
IP3 is part of a UN-founded, UNESCO-sanctioned body and as quoted from IP3 about the IP3-GIC:
“Global Industry Council Directors are specially nominated and invited to serve within the UNESCO-sanctioned body as internationally recognized luminary executives, thought leaders, and visionaries and for their strong history of providing substantive contributions to global business, industry, society, education, and governments.”
“IP3 is establishing the IP3 Global Industry Council (IP3-GIC) as the principal forum within which leading ICT employers can engage with IP3 and influence the development of the global profession, identify and agree-upon standards, and nurture continuous improvement in alignment of those standards.”
“It is the intention that IP3-GIC will be a prestigious organization comprised of recognized thought leaders from major organizations (both private and public sector) with acknowledged experience and expertise in information and communication technologies, and that an invitation and a subsequent seat will reflect the global third party validation that is only possible through a 50 year old body with UN roots.”
Stephen Ibaraki is also invited to Chair the World Computing Congress IP3 panel discussion on “IT Professional Certification – what does Industry want & why” – “The Panel discussion will connect senior ICT luminaries from around the world to give their views on professional certification.”
Global GDP is nearly 60 Trillion USD and the global program for computing as spearheaded by IP3 and IP3-GIC will be a catalyst for a more than a 20% increase in global GDP in the next 10 years to 80 Trillion USD.
Stephen Ibaraki, noted, “In my work with the Vine Group, I have the privilege in working with the world’s best and computing innovation is a continuing highlight of our work. Ongoing investment in the profession of computing will accelerate global GDP and growth of all organizations plus create increased opportunities for entrepreneurship with high returns for all stakeholders."
Evelyn YK Lee, Founder and CEO of the Vine Group provided her insights, “The Vine Group is proud in its reach and world-level influence. I have the privilege in working with our team of global leaders who are actively making a substantive difference. Stephen Ibaraki’s global work in founding the Global Industry Council further cements the leadership we strive for in multiple venues and is one more example of our impact.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Evelyn YK Lee,
Founder and CEO