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NPA Pillars of Career Development - Mentor Interviews

Within Career Development, Mentorship is an invaluable supporting pillar for many IT/Networking professionals interested. Many professionals can find someone within their company or local user or industry groups who are willing to take them under their wing, but this collection of NPA member suggested articles and video interviews from experts recognized for their achievements in the IT/Network industry provides a trove of insights and actionable steps to integrate into your own career growth.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Jeanne Lim: Innovator; Co-founder and CEO, beingAI Limited; about bringing humanness into digital experiences to promote positivity and social good

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Elaine MacDonald: CEO, non-profit The Knowledge Pledge (TKP), about harnessing the donated talents, knowledge, networks of purposeful innovators and leaders to empower positive societal and environmental impact

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with transformational leader Bhak Tanta-Nanta: Deputy CEO of T & B Media Global; about the intersection of the digital, physical, biological, entertainment, gaming, animation, sustainable 360 degree ecosystems, wellness, diversity, AI, Translucia Metaverse

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Emma Hoch, Young Leader, Global Impact Officer, One Young World Ambassador, with PPLE expertise – transformational global change maker working towards positive impact across communities

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Christopher L. Magee, Anuraag Singh and Cherif Gamra: leading researchers, about global innovation trends, predicting specific trends and the analytics

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Fleur Heyns: Entrepreneur; Investor; Co-founder and CEO, Proof of Impact; about the return on value of impact investing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with David Deitch: Leading Crystal Reports Developer; Business intelligence analyst; about every database has a story to tell that can help identify business information needs, deliver valuable, actionable data and facilitate informed decision-making

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Mark Saffman: Experimental physicist; Researcher; Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Director of the Wisconsin Quantum Institute; Chief Scientist for Quantum Information at ColdQuanta, Inc; about atomic physics, quantum and nonlinear optics, and quantum information processing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Nii Simmonds: TED Global and RSA Fellow; Founder and CEO of eNubia; about commercializing African research innovations into indigenous African STEM enterprises to solve African challenges in health, agriculture, computing, sciences

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Ian O. Williamson: Researcher; Educator; Innovator; Globally Recognized Expert, Human Resource Management; Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Travis Humble: Researcher; Scientist; Deputy Director at the Department of Energy's Quantum Science Center; Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Director of the lab's Quantum Computing Institute; about the development of new quantum technologies and infrastructure to impact scientific discovery through quantum computing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Gopal Dixit: Researcher; Associate professor in IIT Bombay; Visiting scientist at MBI Berlin and MPI-PKS Dresden Germany; about years of novel research including using pristine graphene at room temperatures to encode and process quantum information

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Serge Conesa: Innovator; Entrepreneur; Visionary; about immersive cooling, the energy crisis, working with countries and the UN ITU for the greater good

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Sebastian Weidt: Co-founder and CEO, Universal Quantum; Senior Lecturer in Quantum Technologies at the University of Sussex about quantum computing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Adri Jovin J.J.: Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, INDIA; Researcher; about Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Cybersecurity and Information Technology Education

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Leonard S. Johnson "LS": Entrepreneur; Innovator; Member, National Diversity Coalition (NDC); CEO of the Artificial Intelligence Economic Development Corporation (AIEDC) about Artificial Intelligence

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Ross Mead: Researcher; Entrepreneur; Board of Directors for non-profit organizations, AI-LA and also KISS Institute for Practical Robotics; Founder and CEO of Semio about social robotics

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Gavriella Schuster: Advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Global Business Leader; TEDx Speaker about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the high tech industry

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with John Kamara: Tech Entrepreneur; Founder, AI Center of Excellence Africa; Founder, Ada Labs about how new technologies can be leveraged in solving some of the most prominent and pertinent socio-economic challenges in Africa

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Andy Wilson: Innovator; Entrepreneur; Executive Director, The Alliance for Southern California Innovation about the power of innovation and community

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Michele Mosca: Co-founder, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo; Founder of Quantum-Safe Canada and Quantum Industry Canada; Co-founder and CEO of the quantum-safe cybersecurity company, evolutionQ

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Gary Eastwood, Chief Information and Technology Officer, ICBC about true innovation driving transformation

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with whurley: Innovator; Serial Entrepreneur; Founder & CEO Strangeworks about Quantum Computing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Keith Strier, VP, Worldwide AI Initiatives at NVIDIA; Chairman of the OECD's AI Compute Taskforce

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Amy Kaufman: Talent Pipeline Strategist; Consultant; Educator; Vice-President, Career Education and Talent Development at CEO Leadership Alliance Orange County (CLA-OC)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. David A. Bray: Director, GeoTech Center and GeoTech Commission, Atlantic Council shares his insights in many areas including the Democratization of Digitalization, Globalization, Impacts of Human and Social Stresses, Future Trends

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Jasmine Pachnanda, Senior Vice President, CEO Leadership Alliance – Orange County about working collaboratively with Southern California leaders to develop and implement a strategy to transform SoCal to a leading artificial intelligence (AI) superhub

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Chat with David E. Jensen: Coordinator of the Digital Transformation Task Force at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Kathryn Sforcina: Serial Entrepreneur, C-level executive, Advisor

VIDEO INTERVIEW: John L. Hennessy, Shriram Family Director, Knight-Hennessy Scholars; President Emeritus, Stanford University; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alphabet; ACM A.M. Turing Awardee

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Scott Aaronson: David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin; recipient of ACM Prize in Computing; about theoretical computer science and quantum computing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Feyzi Fatehi: Technology visionary, Inventor, Innovator, and Entrepreneur

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Keith Harrison-Broninski: Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Enterprise Architect

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Jayson Myers: Award-winning business economist specializing in industrial and technological change; Advisor to private and public senior leaders, CEO Next Generation Manufacturing Canada

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dr. Thomas P. (Tom) Keenan: Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape; Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science University of Calgary; chair of Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) about privacy and cybersecurity and the social and cultural aspects of technology

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Florian Kemmerich, chair YPO impact networks council, noted entrepreneur and impact investor, Managing Partner at Bamboo Capital Partners

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Eli Ingraham: CEO of TIE Global Artisans; leader of Global Advisory Boards; successful serial entrepreneur; about digital innovation, social impact and impact investing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Emma Todd: Chair of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium's FinTech Committee; board member of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium and an Advisory Council member for Girls In Tech; CEO of MMH Blockchain Group

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Chat with Dr. Stefan Woerner: IBM Quantum Applications Research & Software Lead

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Fawn Annan: CEO, and President for IT World Canada

VIDEO INTERVIEW: World Food Programme (WFP): On Winning Nobel Peace Prize 2020 -- Profound CHAT WITH DAVID BEASLEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Dominic Wilhelm, Executive Director of trustxvii, about building trust equity to accelerate better futures

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Moira de Roche, Chair of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) IP3 and Dr. David Kreps, International Federation for Information Processing's (IFIP) Technical Committee 9 on ICT and Society

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ashutosh Garg: Storyteller, Author, Business Coach, Shopkeeper, Manager

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Timothy Wong: Global Faculty resource for the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Anthony Wong: Technology Lawyer; Thought Leader; Vice President International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP); Deputy Chair IFIP IP3

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Karim Tarraf: CEO, Co-founder Hawa Dawa named one of Top 10 Innovations in Germany, Top 35 in Europe by MIT Technology Review; Innovator

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ivan Caballero: Tech Serial Entrepreneur; Advisor for the use of technology and internet applied to social engagement, purpose driven entrepreneurship, citizen oriented cities

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Felix Kerger: Developer Advocate for King's internal game engine; Member of ACM's Future of Computing Academy

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A chat with Markus Pohl: Head of Project Child Growth Monitor about digital healthcare

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Abhijit Pawar: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Visionary

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Pierce B Dunn: Serial Entrepreneur; Futurist; Co-founder The Knowledge Pledge - Using global collaboration to scale social impact solutions

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. Wouter Bronsgeest: Chair, Royal Dutch Association for IT- and Information Professionals (KNVI); Senior Researcher; Expert in strategic development, business and IT Alignment; Changemaker

VIDEO INTERVIEW: L. Song Richardson: Dean and Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law; President of Colorado College (beginning July 1, 2021); Leading Expert on implicit racial and gender bias; Leading expert on race and policing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Allyson Hewitt: Social Entrepreneur; Social Innovator; Educator; Vice-President Impact, MaRS Discovery District

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ashley Casovan: Executive Director of AI Global; Chair, Responsible AI Certification Working Group, World Economic Forum; Top Leader in the social tech community

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Richard (Dick) Gochnauer, Chairman and Managing General Partner, SC Master Fund; Co-founder CEO Leadership Alliance OC (CLA); Retired Chief Executive Officer, Essendant; Serial Entrepreneur

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Divya Chander MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist; Neuroscientist; Researcher; Entrepreneur - who works at the intersection of health, data, technology, and data security

VIDEO INTERVIEW: James Ehrlich: Founder of ReGen Villages; Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford University School of Medicine Flourishing Project; Faculty at Singularity University; Senior Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Alain Chetrit: Co-founder and founding managing partner of The Knowledge Pledge; Founder of YPO Global Impact; Serial Entrepreneur

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Robert Cohen: Economist; Senior fellow at the Economics Strategy Institute; Researcher; Co-founder NYSERNet about the Impact of the Acceleration and Integration of the different types of technology including Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, AI, 5G, Quantum Computing

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Gerassimos Spyridakis: Business and Financial Sector; Accelerators; Startups; Entrepreneur; European Executive Committee of YPO

VIDEO INTERVIEW: David M. Beasley: World Food Programme (WFP) -- Winner Nobel Peace Prize 2020 October 9th --

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Julie Hill: Globally Inspiring Pioneering Top Leader across industries, innovation, social impact

VIDEO INTERVIEW: David M. Beasley: Deep Chat With David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Program (WFP)
Tops Globally--Largest UN Agency, Largest Humanitarian Program, First and top-ranked UN Innovation Accelerator, Fast Company Top Awards 2017/2020, Largest Humanitarian Logistics Supply Network

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Hausi Müller: Professor, Computer Science, University of Victoria; International expert in software engineering, software evolution, quantum computing, adaptive systems, Internet of Things (IoT), and intelligent cyber-physical systems; Top Researcher; Co-Chair of the IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Mark Wehde: Chair of the Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering; Executive leader of team of engineers, software developers, and project managers providing development and integration of technology solutions across Mayo Clinic

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Bruke Kifle: Computer Scientist, Researcher, Innovator, Educator and Product Leader passionate about the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, business, ethics and society

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ravikiran Annaswamy: Innovation and Business Leader; Serial Entrepreneur; Start-up Mentor; Vice-President of Membership and Marketing for IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Gerard (Gus) Gaynor, IEEE Life Fellow, about his amazing career that spans technical, management, entrepreneurial, and innovation

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. Vassil Dimitrov: Scientist; Researcher; Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. Sudeendra Thirtha Koushik: Top Scientist, Entrepreneur, Innovator; Vice President IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society; Chief Innovator and co-founder of PRASU

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director, UN agency ITU-T ? shares insights on ITU mission, technology trends and standards, digital transformation, cybersecurity, 5G and 6G, growing ICT and connectivity, AI for Good this year and next year as founding host, 2030 targets, leadership qualities

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Harry Moseley, global top CIO: Hall of Fame, currently Zoom; prior KPMG, Blackstone; Insights on society 5.0 digital transformation, big technology drivers, leadership qualities, success attributes, the future

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Doug Wilson: Chair CEO Leadership Alliance Orange County; Executive Fellow at The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership; CEO Next Solutions; Author TeamSight - Top Transformational Visionary, Thought Leader

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Kelly Lovell: 19-time award-winning young Entrepreneur; UN Innovator and Speaker; TEDx Speaker

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Florian Kemmerich: Managing Partner at Bamboo Capital Partners; Entrepreneur; Impact Investor

VIDEO INTERVIEW: World In Sign: Communication Without Barriers

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Google researchers share groundbreaking innovations with ML in Chip design and broader transformational applications

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Bill Pederson: Driving disruptive strategy in geospatial imaging for Live Earth Imaging; Entrepreneur

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ahmed Riad: Business Development Manager, Strategic Engagement Division, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Sid Chaturvedi: Global Leader in Responsible AI, Health Innovation; Entrepreneur, Social Impact Health Initiatives

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Maurizio Vecchione: Top Tier Global Technology Entrepreneur and Founder; Cutting Edge Research Lab Head; Inventor; Investor

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Hava Siegelmann, Expert in Complex Systems and Neural Networks; Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts; Director of the BINDS Lab; core faculty member in Neuroscience and Behavior

VIDEO INTERVIEW: John Hennessy, Shriram Family Director Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program; ACM A.M. Turing Awardee; Chair Board Alphabet

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Jonathan Hecht: Head of Pandemic Resource Team; Expert in global macro systems; Strategist and Jon Gosier: Tech and Crisis response; Data and Analytics

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Alexander Wong, P.Eng. founder speaking about COVID-NET: Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group, associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and Chief Scientist at DarwinAI

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. David Bray: Director, GeoTech Center and GeoTech Commission with the Atlantic Council

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. Marie McAuliffe: Head of the Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration (IOM); Chief Editor of IOM's flagship World Migration Report

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Carlo Almendral: Managing Director at and a Serial Entrepreneur

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Continuing Conversation with Mohamed M. Sabry Aly: Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Paul Conneally, Humanitarian professional, Tech-for-good specialist and communities empowerment advocate

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Roy Chartier, Founder & Chief Technology of Cancer Computer

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Andrew Conklin, ACM Local Activator, Startup Engineering Consultant in Healthcare DataOps

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Professor Pattarachai Kiratisin, Director, Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (iNT), Mahidol University

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Marietje Schaake: International Director of Policy, Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University; President of the CyberPeace Institute

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Alexander Wong, P.Eng.: Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group, associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and Chief Scientist at DarwinAI

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A Chat with Mohamed M. Sabry Aly: Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore about system-level design and optimization of computing systems enabled by emerging technologie

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Oleg Volkosh: President of Mediaplus Group, RUSSIA/YPO Impact Officer

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Sara Kemppainen: Social Entrepreneur committed to bringing human welfare to the centre of cyber policy

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Christina Calje: CEO and Co-founder of Autheos, a technology platform applying AI to bring social inclusivity into marketing and advertising

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. James H. Poisant, Secretary General (WITSA)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ashley Casovan, Executive Director of AI Global

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Vadim Belyakov: Founder, NOTALONE; YPO Europe Regional Chair; Serial Entrepreneur

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Sheldon Fernandez: CEO of DarwinAI; Top Executive and Thought Leader in Technical and Enterprise Communities

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Melissa Sassi, Startup Program Manager at IBM; Chair of IEEE's Digital Skills Working Group; Founder & CEO of MentorNations

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dave Russell, Software Development Manager, Amazon Prime Video

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Paola Arlotta, Golub University Professor and Chair of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Frits Bussemaker, Community Builder & D1G1T4L C0NN3CT0R

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Alysson R. Muotri, Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine; Director of the UCSD Stem Cell Program

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Arun Shroff: Founder/CEO of Xtend.AI; Co-founder, CTO at; Director of Technology & Innovation at STAR Associates, USA and Topic Lead and contributor at the ITU/WHO Focus Group on AI for Health

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. David Bray, Executive Director, People-Centered Internet coalition and Senior Fellow, Institute for Human-Machine Cognition

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Discussion with Sir Roger Penrose: Emeritus Professor at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and David Russell, Software Development Manager, Amazon Prime Video


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