CIPS Connections

11/28/2003 10:00:01 AM
Interviews by Stephen Ibaraki, I.S.P.

Read the thoughts of these noted authorities:

  1. Anne P. Mitchell Esq.: Acclaimed expert in e-mail and spam, President and CEO of the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy (ISIPP).
  2. Damian Walch: VP of Consulting, T-Systems; internationally recognized expert in data center recovery strategies. Damian is noted in: “2003 - Consulting Magazine's - Top 25 Consultants of the Year.”
  3. David A. Litwack: One of the world’s most recognized authorities in web development and web services; senior vice president of Web Application Development Products, responsible for the development and advancement of Novell’s secure Web Services strategy. Prior to Novell’s acquisition of the company in July 2002, David was president and CEO of SilverStream Software, a position he held since 1997. Previous roles also include executive vice president of Sybase Inc., and president of Powersoft Corporation.
  4. David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594: Leading Cisco networking authority and author.
  5. Dexada Jorgensen: World leading expert on disaster recovery, business continuity planning and security.
  6. Ed Bott and Woody Leonhard: Celebrated and world famous, multiple-award winning editors/writers/authors, IT and MS Office experts. Woody’s e-zines are amongst the most successful with more than 500,000 subscribers.
  7. Ed Tittel: 20 year world-renowned expert in training, certification, IT technologies with over 120 books to his credit, innumerable articles, and an extensive background in program development, senior management, speaking, teaching, editing, consulting and research.
  8. Hans-Jurgen Schonig: Widely respected expert in Mono, PostgreSQL, PHP.
  9. James Foxall: Outstanding writer, author, speaker, and talented developer specializing in VB and C#.
  10. James McGovern: Internationally known and widely respected enterprise architect and author whose expertise includes: Java Web services, J2EE, XQuery, enterprise architecture, SOA. He holds industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Sun, and he is a member of the IEEE and the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects.
  11. Joe Habraken: International IT expert, consultant, best-selling author, trainer and educator with more than 15 years in the industry. He also holds industry certifications from Microsoft and Cisco.
  12. Joe Mayo: Acknowledged authority in software development, specializing in .NET technologies. He opened his C# Station Web site in July of 2000.
  13. Katherine Spencer Lee: Executive director of Robert Half Technology. Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of information technology (IT) professionals on a project or full-time basis. In her role as a recognized authority on IT careers, Ms. Lee has guest hosted several live events on web sites such as, and In addition, she is currently providing career insight and advice to Network Computing and Certification Magazine readers.
  14. Kurt Cagle: XML, XQuery technologies master and author. Due to his widely recognized expertise in XSLT, SVG, and XSL-FO issues, Kurt has been a featured speaker at more than a dozen conferences in the last five years. He is also a founding writer and regular contributor for Fawcette’s XML and Web Services Magazine and his achievements include best sellers amongst his more than 14 book credits.
  15. Leo A. Notenboom: Writer, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, highly respected and top-ranking software developer, owner of Puget Sound Software, LLC. In his years at Microsoft, Leo performed a pivotal role in many major software releases including being awarded patents.
  16. Michael Miller: Internationally known and widely respected author, writer, consultant, and president of The Molehill Group (, a strategic consulting and authoring firm based in Carmel Indiana. Michael, with a reputation for technical accuracy, and clarity, has more than 50 books to his credit.
  17. Patrice-Anne Rutledge: Communications and presentations authority. Patrice is a specialist in every aspect of global and corporate communications, most recently managing a global communications department for one of the world’s largest software companies.
  18. Patricia Cardoza: Highly respected author, consultant, programmer, and Exchange/Outlook/Access/SQL integration expert. Patricia has authored many articles on Exchange and Outlook for TechRepublic, .NET Magazine, and Microsoft’s Office Communities page. In addition since 2001, she has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Outlook. 
  19. Preston Gralla: Internationally renowned IT expert, and award-winning author, writer, and editor. Together with authoring best-selling books, Gralla is an executive editor and columnist for CNet and ZDNet with extensive writing credits for publications such as the Dallas Morning News, USA Today, PC Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Magazine, PC/Computing, Computerworld and FamilyPC. He also writes the free newsletter, Gralla’s Internet Insider. In addition, he has appeared on the CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, TechTV, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and CNet Radio.
  20. Randy Cassingham: World-renowned writer, acclaimed author, journalist, publisher, humorist, Internet and technology expert. With more than 200,000 subscribers in over 190 countries, Randy is author and publisher of the highly successful newsletters and websites, This is True (, the True Stella Awards (, Heroic Stories (, and The Spam Primer (
  21. Robert Love: Linux expert, speaker, software engineer, and author. Robert is contributing editor for Linux Journal and a software engineer for MontaVista Software. His kernel projects include the process scheduler, the preemptive kernel, the VM, and multiprocessing enhancements. He maintains schedutils and procps.
  22. Robyn Ness: Widely respected international expert on web technologies and the Mac platform.
  23. Rogers Cadenhead: Accomplished author, writer, Web developer and Web publisher (whose sites receive more than seven million hits a year). Rogers is a columnist for Linux Magazine and has authored more than 17 books such as SAMS Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21 Days (, How to Use the Internet, and the recent, Radio UserLand, Kick Start (
  24. Stephen Mill: Regional manager for Robert Half Technology. Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of information technology (IT) professionals on a project or full-time basis. Mr. Mill's area of responsibility currently includes managing the daily operations of the firm's Canadian offices. Stephen has spent the past seven years at the specialized staffing firm where he has experienced all phases of the IT job market cycle first-hand.
  25. Zak Ruvalcaba: Noted expert in multimedia products, and web applications; author of Que’s 10 Minute Guide to Dreamweaver 4 and co-author of SAMS’ Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Unleashed. Zak has been developing web applications since 1995. He served as creative director for EPIC Solutions until 1998. His web expertise was evident in his position as Web Development Manager for SkyDesk Inc. where he developed web applications for Gateway, HP, Toshiba, IBM, Intuit, Peachtree, Dell, Convad Communications, and Microsoft. As a software engineer for ADCS and Wireless Knowledge, Zak has developed .NET solutions for Mellon Financial, Goldman Saks, TV Guide, Healthbanks, The Gartner Group and Commerce One.