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30 European ICT Professional Role Profiles built on the e-CF

The European ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a Europe-agreed set of 30 typical profile descriptions from an ICT organisational viewpoint. They can be either directly adopted or used as an inspiration and sound starting point for the flexible creation of more context-specific profiles, based upon organisational roles or individual job descriptions from a broad variety of contexts.The 30 ICT Professional Role Profiles provide a generic ...

  Friday, October 26th

Conference presentations now available for members

Conference season is well and truly under way    ItSMF conference       The season kicked off with the IT Service Management conference on 11 September, with the theme of ‘Embracing the Future of Service Management’ hosted by itSMF Ireland. Sharing their visions of new developments in the coming years, our speakers included Frank Stapleton, IT Transition Analyst at AIB; Sameena Hassam, Principal Consultant at Capacitas; and Mark ...

  Tuesday, September 25th

itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Mark Kane, Mainstream Renewable Power

Mark Kane heads up the Information Solutions practice at Mainstream Renewable Power, a global renewable energy group with operations on five continents. Having led Mainstream’s implementation of Microsoft’s Smart Energy Reference Architecture “SERA” and the subsequent transition to Microsoft’s cloud offerings, Mark now leads the organisation’s Digital Transformation journey, with a strong focus on the human side of digital transformation.  ...

  Tuesday, August 21st

IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th

itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Simone Jo Moore, Industry Thought Leader & Senior Consultant

Thought provoking, interesting and relevant, Simone is a Service Management Mixologist who probes the hearts and minds of what makes business and IT tick and jumpstart people’s thinking to evolve behaviour and actions at any level. People connected, knowledge shared, possibilities discovered and potential realised are her active values. A recognised industry Top 25 Thought Leader, Simone is a Senior Consultant, master trainer, course ...

  Tuesday, August 7th

itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Andy Jenner, ESP

Andy Jenners' career spans over 30 years in operational management of IT services in customer facing and commercial roles within the digital pre-press, IT, air transport and technology markets. In the past he has worked for companies such as The Telegraph Newspaper, Compel (now part of SCC), SITA and a&o Systems and Services before joining ESP Global Services in 2011.Since joining ESP in 2011 he ...

  Tuesday, July 24th

itSMF 2018 Speaker Announcement: Barclay Rae, itSMF UK

We are delighted to announce Barclay Rae, Director of EssentialSM and itSMF UK, of which he was CEO from 2015 - 2018, as a speaker at this year's IT Service Management Forum Conference.Barclay is an associate of SDI and has worked for a number of ITSM organisations, and he delivers strategic ITSM consultancy, as well as media analyst services to the ITSM industry.

  Monday, July 9th

What is Software Asset Management?

Software asset management has started to become noticed in recent years as research from Gartner has shown that organisations can use it to cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent. But what does software asset management, or SAM, actually entail? Most people would think of SAM as simply the administration of software licenses. However, it’s much more than that. It’s ...

   Friday, June 22nd

The Blockchain ball is in developers hands

Demand seems to be trending in the ICT skills sphere and, for a change, we are not talking about the skills shortage: the demands are coming from the candidates. If you are a skilled IT professional then it would appear that your wish is their command, provided they want you enough.Another ‘want’ trending at the moment is more education around blockchain, its uses ...

  Monday, December 3rd

IASA Conference 2018 - Ethics & AI - Member Review

Thank you to Iasa Member - David Bailey of Fenergo who wrote this review of our recent Iasa Conference. Conference presentations are available in the members resource section.As with the prior IASA conference, the speaker line-up this year was quite diverse, with each speaker adding their voice to address the prevailing theme of the ethical responsibility of architecture in a rapidly evolving digital ...

  Thursday, November 1st

Commission launches European Open Science Cloud

Following a major effort by the European Commission, the Member States and the scientific community, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)  was launched today to provide a safe environment for researchers to store, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes. The Commission presented the governance structure and the portal to EU science ministers and future users at an Austrian EU Presidency ...

  Friday, November 30th

Welcome to our new ICS Council

The Irish Computer Society wish to announce a number of changes to our council and a new President of the Society.(Pictured at the ICS AGM 2018 - L-R: Declan Brady, Cormac Callanan, John Ward, Aisling Cunnngham, Mike Hinchey, Kevin Thomas, Tiziana Margaria, Padraig Farrell)Outgoing President Declan BradyHaving served diligently as President for over three years, Declan Brady has stepped down as ICS President. ...

  Friday, November 30th

When is a Data Protection Impact Assessment required?

The GDPR defines several situations when a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is mandatory:1. GDPR Article 35(1) requires a DPIA to be conducted in cases where a type of processing is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, taking into account the nature, scope, context and purposes of the type of processing. This is likely to be the ...

   Tuesday, November 27th

The IT Professionalism Framework


The IT Professionalism Framework consists of four building blocks You can click on each building block to learn more. An introduction is provided below.   Fostering the IT Profession The extent to which IT is embedded in our lives is inevitably growing. The physical and digital world are blurring, imposing challenges on us as regards personal privacy, data security and even our personal relationships. If ...

  Tuesday, November 20th

Could you help us plan our business analysis events?

If you think you could help us plan our business analyst member event schedule or conferences programmes we would love to hear from you.One of our biggest challenges is finding out which subjects, you - our members, would like to see at our events and next year's conference.We think one of the most valuable parts of being a member is that you ...

  Thursday, November 8th

The business case for more women in Tech'

At a recent debate on Gender in Tech, organised by the European Internet Forum participants emphasised the need for role models, awareness-raising and policies to improve work conditions and promotion prospects for women. The European Parliament representative stressed that more women professionals in the ICT sector, especially in top positions, would also be very beneficial to the European economy, since it is proven that ...

  Thursday, November 1st