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Blockchain Ireland Conference - Save the date!

The Blockchain Association of Ireland will host a half-day conference on March 21st at the Irish Computer Society, Dublin 4.This event will look at the impact and potential for blockchain technologies to change the way we do business and develop IT systems. From banking, healthcare, supply chain and food traceability to energy, logistics, manufacturing, retail and real estate, blockchain has the potential to transform ...

  Wednesday, February 7th


Information Security Management System (ISMS) audits set the standard

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard for information security management systems (ISMS). It’s an International Standard, adopted in Ireland by NSAI, to which an organisation can be certified, although certification is optional.Information security is a major concern to consumers and companies alike. Fuelled by an increasing number of high-profile cyberattacks causing personal, financial and reputational damage more and more organisations are moving ...

  Wednesday, January 17th


Commission proposes to invest EUR 1 billion in world-class European supercomputers

The European Commission plans to invest jointly with the Member States in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure.Supercomputers are needed to process ever larger amounts of data and bring benefits tothe society in many areas from health care and renewable energy to car safety and cybersecurity.Today's step is crucial for the EU's competitiveness and independence in the data economy. Today, European scientists ...

  Friday, January 12th


Bitcoin - the basics

Most of us have heard of bitcoin – there was even a bitcoin lottery launched in Ireland at the end of 2017. However, despite the buzz, you may still be wondering what bitcoin really is.Is Bitcoin money?Money is any item or record that is accepted as payment for goods and services, so bitcoin certainly falls into that category. The difference with cold hard cash ...

  Tuesday, January 9th


What you need to know about blockchain

Recently the term blockchain has really hit the mainstream. It’s something we’ve heard of, but what does it mean? You may well know the history lesson behind it, and know it’s related to – but definitely not the same thing as – bitcoin. That may well be as far as it goes for most of us. So, here’s a basic guide to ...

  Wednesday, January 10th


Start your 2018 CPD plan with CareerPlus

Here's a New Year's resolution that won't cost you anything, won't ask you to give anything up and may just get you a pay increase or a new job further down the line.CareerPlus is a free member benefit that allows you to plan and track your CPD. It consists of a CPD recording system, and an online tool to assess your IT and ...

  Tuesday, January 9th


25% Funding available for new Business Analysts

If you supply or work in the Finance, IT, Legal, Accounting or Business Consulting sectors you may be eligible for 25% funding to study for a Certificate in Business Analysis QQI Level 8 available through the Summit Finuas Network for eligible candidates. Funding is available to companies who are members of the Summit Finuas Network. Membership is free and is open to companies that operate in ...

  Friday, December 15th


Back By Popular Demand…Marie Murphy, Co Founder of FortPrivacy.ie #DPCONF18

Marie Murphy

We are excited to announce that the 10th Annual National Data Protection Conference will take place on the 24th and 25th of January 2018.Day 1 of the conference will take place at the Irish Computer Society’s headquarters in Ballsbridge where we will host six data protection workshops. With just 83 working days between the conference and the GDPR deadline, these workshops will quickly get you ...

  Wednesday, December 6th


Call for Papers: The 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 5th, 2018The 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2018, will be held at Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, from June 18th to 21st, 2018. IEEE CBMS 2018 provides an international scientific forum to discuss the latest scientific research developments in the field of computational medicine, biomedical informatics and related fields. During the CBMS symposium, there will be regular and ...

   Tuesday, February 20th


Blockchain Ireland joins forces with the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Blockchain Association of Ireland to its network of supported member bodies. The Association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert knowledge on blockchain technologies to its members.Membership of Blockchain Ireland is free to existing members of ICS and all of its supported member bodies ...

  Monday, February 19th


Medical Technology Supply Industry Annual Conference 2018

The 2018 IMSTA Annual Conference is open for bookings now. This year’s theme is Time for Action, focusing on outcomes measurement and the conference takes place on 11 April 2018.The conference will be very stimulating and the MC for this year will be Lise Hand, Journalist and political Commentator.Join IMSTA for an interesting and informative day.TopicsSpeakers will discuss:How Ireland measures upWhat it ...

   Thursday, February 15th


Blockchain Ireland Conference - Save the date!

The Blockchain Association of Ireland will host a half-day conference on March 21st at the Irish Computer Society, Dublin 4.This event will look at the impact and potential for blockchain technologies to change the way we do business and develop IT systems. From banking, healthcare, supply chain and food traceability to energy, logistics, manufacturing, retail and real estate, blockchain has the potential to transform ...

  Wednesday, February 7th


All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) - Final Call

Do you know gifted secondary school students who can write code? Do they excel at Maths? If so, why not challenge them to enter the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad? Preliminary problems are now available at:  http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/programming-problems Prizes up for grabs for at the National Finals in DCU Saturday 17th February. Closing Date: 15th February. Languages accepted are Python3, Java and ...

  Monday, February 12th


Further clarity on GDPR in Ireland

Two publications have been released which should give more clarity on the future of data protection.Ireland’s Data Protection Bill 2018The first is the Data Protection Bill 2018, published on 1 February. The Bill gives effect to two new EU regulations: GDPR and a regulation on the processing of personal data for law-enforcement purposes.Notably under the Bill, people will be able to seek compensation ...

   Thursday, February 8th


Make a difference and help young people create a social enterprise

If you have just 90 minutes to spare, why not volunteer your tech expertise. You’ll help teen girls from DEIS schools create a social enterprise that can contribute to their own communities using an app.The challenge runs until late April across three locations: Cork, Limerick and Dublin 8.Tell me more about the challengeThe Teen Turn Technovation challenge is a Tech Week partner event, ...

   Thursday, February 8th


Volunteer as a judge for Scratch Coding Competition 2018

We are seeking members to volunteer as judges for the National Scratch Competition 2018.What is Scratch?The National Scratch Competition, run by the Irish Computer Society and sponsored by Lero (The Irish Software Research Centre), aims to raise student’s interest in software development and related career opportunities, by providing a better understanding of how software is built and works.Scratch is a programming ...

   Wednesday, February 7th