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Network Professional Association: Recipient of 2002 Best Networking Professional-Career Achievement Award Canadian, Stephen Ibaraki, I.S.P.,
took home the highest honor as the recipient of the international
NPA Career Achievement Award

CIPS 2001 Awards of Achievement: Recipient of 2001 Gary Hadford Professional Achievement Award
"National Gary Hadford Award for Professional Achievement, Integrity, and Writing"
INDUCTION - IT Hall of Fame

IT Hero Award from ITAC and Industry Canada
IT Hero Award from ITAC and Industry Canada;
ITAC is the voice of the Canadian information technology industry

MVP logo

Computing Canada (CC)
2005 IT Leadership: Lifetime Achievement Award

Top 3 awards: Computing Canada IT Leadership Lifetime achievement, Microsoft 2006 MVP, NPA Distinguished Fellow
Stephen Ibaraki: 3 Top Honours
Top Three Awards 2006 news


NPA Distinguished Fellow
Network Professional Association (NPA)
Stephen Ibaraki, DF/NPA
Distinguished Fellow

Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
Canadian Information Processing (CIPS)
Stephen Ibaraki, I.S.P.
Information Systems Professional

CIPS Fellow Member
Canadian Information Processing (CIPS)
Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS
CIPS Fellow Member
SecTor Conference Advisory Committee
Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., DFNPA, MVP, CNP invited to SecTor Conference Advisory Committee

Microsoft ITAC IT Advisory Council
Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., DFNPA, MVP, CNP invited to Microsoft ITAC IT Advisory Council


Microsoft Profile (2005-Present):

CIPS Founding Fellows Profile (Board Director, Vice-President, Chairman & President, Advisor to OEC--2005-Present):

Founding Chair Global Board, Global IT Community Association, currently Board Director and Advisor as past chair (2008-Present):

Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Profile (2006-Present):

NPA Founding Fellows Profile (Vice-Chair, Publisher, Managing Editor, Director Certification Board, Chair College of Distinguished Fellows, Chair Editorial Board, Board Director--2004-Present):

Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP, DF/NPA, CNP, 'uniquely' holds more than 50 national and international awards and recognitions. For his outstanding lifetime contributions to information communication technology, a small sampling of Ibaraki's elections include: founding CIPS Fellow (FCIPS); founding NPA Distinguished Fellow (DFNPA); Canadian IT Hall of Fame (CIPS); Global Hall of Fame (as DFNPA); ICT Industry's only recipient of the Computing Canada IT Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award; after a worldwide search, inaugural recipient of the Global Lifetime Career Achievement Award for Professionalism (NPA, Network World, Network Computing, Novell, Microsoft, Interop Conferences, Networld+Interop); inaugural recipient of the IT Hero Award (Federal Government Industry Canada, Information Technology Association); National Gary Hadford Award for Professional Achievement (CIPS); National All-Star Team Award (DataTech); multiple teaching, writing, speaking awards/recognitions; ...

Stephen also is a government legislated IS Professional (I.S.P.), Certified Network Professional (CNP), and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who serves internationally with more than 60 concurrent roles and board positions. His first experiences with technology began in 1965 when he built his first analog computer and then quickly moving to digital technology, and software. He also is a retired educator in technology and business.

Stephen Ibaraki has written articles, papers, and reports on technology distributed worldwide; spoken at regional, national, and international conferences; been interviewed as an IT expert for the press and for Internet broadcasts with live questions and answers taken from users around the globe.




Stephen Ibaraki articles/interviews/reviews are targeted to IT professionals, and enterprises worldwide and have appeared in many publications.

Stephen Ibaraki Interviews/reviews are also published by the Industry-Canada chartered non-profit Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), the non-profit Network Professional Association (NPA) and Pearson Publishing. There are regular interviews with the world's leading experts.


  • Stephen Ibaraki is cohost of IT Managers Connection (IMC) blog which provides dynamic commentaries, text and audio interviews (podcasts), etc. See IT Managers Connections Blog to see his up-to-date postings.

  • Computing Canada (CC) partners with Stephen Ibaraki, I.S.P., DF/NPA, CNP, MVP. Computing Canada's new editorial feature, Blogged Down, features Stephen Ibaraki's upcoming interviews in the Canadian IT Managers forum (CIM). For a listing of featured interviews, see listing: Computing Canada (CC) "Blogged Down" Editorials

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