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How Artificial Intelligence will change the world

IFIP IP3 Board Director Stephen Ibaraki recently presented to the United Nations on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies will dramatically change the world in which we live.Mr Ibaraki, who is a key decision-maker on the professionalism arm (IP3) of the global federation of ICT societies (IFIP) and who also founded ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit, presented to a ...

  Tuesday, October 17th


CEPIS announces new Secretary General Austeja Trinkunaite

CEPIS (the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies) are pleased to inform you that their Board agreed unanimously to appoint Ms Austeja Trinkunaite as CEPIS Secretary General.Austeja has been working for ECDL Foundation in Brussels for the past three years. As European Policy and Communications Manager she has developed and maintained contacts with key policy stakeholders such as DG Grow, DG Connect, DG ...

  Monday, October 2nd


EU accessibility legislation: Keeping the public sector accessible

The EU directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible was adopted at the end of 2016 and is the very first piece of EU legislation on digital accessibility. It will benefit over 500 million European citizens, including an estimated 80 million Europeans living with a disability, by making digital content from the public sector across Europe more accessible.Governments will ...

  Friday, September 29th


Irish launch of the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020

The Irish launch event for the final Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020 is only a few weeks away. With a budget in the region of €30 billion it is the largest funding opportunity in the programme to date. Secure your place at the launch on 18 October 2017 from 10am to 4pm. Register for your free place here. The keynote address will be given by a European Commission ...

  Tuesday, September 26th


Discover the new ICS CareerPlus tool

CareerPlus is a complete solution to manage your career and skills development and it is free for members to use. It consists of a CPD recording system, and an online tool to assess your IT and business skills.Your IT skills will be assessed against the European standard, the e-Competence Framework, and your business skills are assessed against the ICS Transversal Skills Framework.Manage ...

  Monday, September 18th


Musings on the role of Coupling in Complex System Designs - Guest Blog

Is loose coupling better than tight coupling?It's a question that has come up a few times recently with my current client and it's a topic I think is well worth exploring a little deeper. It's a really powerful concept and is, in my opinion, one of the core building block concepts of digital age solution design - and I'm not just talking about ...

  Monday, September 18th


Brilliant Jerks – A curse or a blessing? - Guest Blog

I love the phrase “brilliant jerks” which first came into prominence as part of the much publicised quote from the Netflix culture slideshow, more recently replaced by the Netflix culture update. It brings two seemingly opposite words into focus in the same way that telling somebody that they are “brilliantly useless” might do and that may explain why it gets so much focus.On ...

  Thursday, August 31st


Dot ie domain policy changes - public consultation begins

The IE Domain Registry has ask us to inform members about a proposed policy change which aims to make dot ie domains easier and faster to register.The changeIf passed, the change will mean that you won’t need to provide a claim to register your dot ie domain name. This means that anybody with a connection to Ireland will be able register any ...

  Monday, August 28th


eHealth Innovation Challenge - Hackathon Event

Over €5000 in Cash Prizes and Mentorship for the winning teams at the Second Annual eHealth Innovation Challenge!Topic: Connecting for the Future: Elderly Mental HealthThis hackathon will take place over 2 days on the 21st & 22nd Oct 2017 at Accenture The Dock. This year our theme is all about mental health - if you think you could build a working prototype of something in a 24hr ...

  Tuesday, October 17th


'Dublin Declaration' on the future of computing in education

Following this summer's World Conference on Computing in Education, IFIP TC3 has released a 'Dublin Declaration' informed by the many presentations, discussions and interactions during the Conference from across the entire group of delegates. These researchers, policy-makers, educators, and ICT practitioners in education, from five continents, met and worked together in Dublin, Ireland.The theme of the Conference was Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone, ...

  Tuesday, October 17th


OCCE.2018 Conference - Empowering Learners for Life in the Digital Age

Title: Empowering Learners for Life in the Digital AgeDate:25th – 28th June 2018 OCCE.2018 Conference, 24th June 2018 Doctoral ConsortiumCo-chairs: Cathy Lewin UK, Eric Sanchez CHVenue: Linz, AustriaOCCE.2018 is an open conference hosted by the OCG (Austrian Computer Society). In 2018, we will explore challenges and opportunities emerging, together with the societal impact of digital technologies.The conference themes are:Computational thinking and design and systems thinkingComputer ...

   Tuesday, October 17th


How Artificial Intelligence will change the world

IFIP IP3 Board Director Stephen Ibaraki recently presented to the United Nations on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies will dramatically change the world in which we live.Mr Ibaraki, who is a key decision-maker on the professionalism arm (IP3) of the global federation of ICT societies (IFIP) and who also founded ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit, presented to a ...

  Tuesday, October 17th


Teachers and Trainers prepare for GDPR

We will be running a series of one-day workhops to help schools and training providers prepare for GDPR.This one-day introductory-level programme is designed for people in the education and training sector who handle information about students, staff or the general public. The course will take a practical approach to help you identify the steps you need to take to ensure your organisation is ...

  Monday, October 2nd


CEPIS announces new Secretary General Austeja Trinkunaite

CEPIS (the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies) are pleased to inform you that their Board agreed unanimously to appoint Ms Austeja Trinkunaite as CEPIS Secretary General.Austeja has been working for ECDL Foundation in Brussels for the past three years. As European Policy and Communications Manager she has developed and maintained contacts with key policy stakeholders such as DG Grow, DG Connect, DG ...

  Monday, October 2nd


DoH Consultation on Draft Health Information Policy Framework

The Department of Health is carrying out a public consultation to help develop a national health information policy. The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposals to inform the drafting of a national health information policy in 2018. The Department would like to find out what people think about how personal health information is collected, used and shared in our ...

  Friday, September 29th


EU accessibility legislation: Keeping the public sector accessible

The EU directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible was adopted at the end of 2016 and is the very first piece of EU legislation on digital accessibility. It will benefit over 500 million European citizens, including an estimated 80 million Europeans living with a disability, by making digital content from the public sector across Europe more accessible.Governments will ...

  Friday, September 29th