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Meet the Keynote Speakers at the IT Asset Management Conference 2019

Join the Irish Computer Society and ITAMOrg for the IT Asset Management Conference. On 8th April the ICS will host a series of workshops at its headquarters on Pembroke Road. On 9th April the conference will take place at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.Meet the Keynote Speakers from the Conference Day!The ITAM 2019 Committee have carefully deliberated and together have selected the best speakers ...

  Friday, February 15th


New ICS president’s vision for a new IT community

At the Irish Computer Society AGM last month, Professor Mike Hinchey was elected as the new President of the Society.He is professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick and the former director of LERO – The Irish Software Research Centre. Prior to his time at LERO, Prof Hinchey was director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in ...

  Friday, December 14th


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


New rules to improve fairness of online platforms' trading practices

The EU have reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at creating a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms. Traders selling online via marketplaces, hotels using booking platforms, or app developers are amongst those who will benefit from the new rules agreed today. The new Regulation will create a more predictable and transparent trading ...

  Tuesday, February 19th


EU makes copyright laws fit for the digital age

The EU has agreed to make the copyright rules fit for digital era in Europe and bring tangible benefits to all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, cultural heritage institutions, and citizens. The political agreement reached will adapt copyright rules to today's world, where music streaming services, video-on-demand platforms, news aggregators and user-uploaded-content platforms have become the main gateways to access creative works and ...

   Tuesday, February 19th


Meet the Keynote Speakers at the IT Asset Management Conference 2019

Join the Irish Computer Society and ITAMOrg for the IT Asset Management Conference. On 8th April the ICS will host a series of workshops at its headquarters on Pembroke Road. On 9th April the conference will take place at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.Meet the Keynote Speakers from the Conference Day!The ITAM 2019 Committee have carefully deliberated and together have selected the best speakers ...

  Friday, February 15th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Ray Cahill

ICS welcomes Ray Cahill, International Vice President, for Change Healthcare as a new fellow of the society.Ray joined Change Healthcare (previously called McKesson) in 2010 and was responsible for delivering a significant national IT programme in conjunction with the HSE.  Today, Ray leads an organisation that is promoting and delivering advanced diagnostic IT solutions which aims to promote better, healthier lives.With over twenty ...

  Tuesday, February 12th


Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission calls on signatories to intensify their efforts

On January 29, 2019, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and the trade associations representing the advertising sector submitted their first reports on the measures they are taking to comply with the Code of Practice on Disinformation. There has been some progress, notably in removing fake accounts and limiting the visibility of sites that promote disinformation. However, additional action is needed to ensure full transparency of political ads ...

   Monday, February 4th


UK will be a 'Third Country' for Data Transfers post-brexit

Minister for Data Protection, Pat Breen this week gave clarity on Ireland’s position on Data Transfers with the UK post-Brexit at the National Data Protection Conference at Croke Park.“The Withdrawal Agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK is the result of a long and difficult negotiation process and represents a fair and balanced deal.  The European Council has ...

  Monday, January 28th


World's largest area of safe data flows is created

The Commission has adopted today its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong protection guarantees. This is the last step in the procedure launched in September 2018, which included the opinion of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the agreement from a committee composed of representatives of the EU Member States. Together ...

   Friday, January 25th


Every job will be a digital job.

‘Soon every job will be a digital job,” said Linda Keane, strategy and operations manager at the Irish Computer Society (ICS).It’s a stark message and one that feels intuitively right - which of us does not use a computer every day, after all - but Keane said she can back up her claim with research. “The European Commission has predicted that 90 per ...

  Tuesday, January 22nd