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  NEWS

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


New course in Software Asset Management (SAM) helps companies in the license jungle

Purchasing and managing software licenses in large IT environments is no longer a simple task. That's why ICS and itSMF Ireland have partnered with ITAMOrg's to offer certified Software Asset Management (SAM) training for the first time in Ireland.The course, which is the first of its kind in Europe, helps the participants to deal with the pitfalls and issues they face when handling ...

   Friday, June 8th


EIB to provide €225m loan to support rollout of eHealth

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The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide €225 million to support the roll-out of Ireland’s transformational eHealth programme. The new nationwide electronic health and information programme is expected to improve delivery of health services for the entire population of Ireland over the next decade.The 20 year European Investment Bank loan was signed in Dublin by Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President and ...

  Wednesday, October 17th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Anne Cullen

ICS welcomes Anne Cullen, Vice President, Client Project Delivery - Omnipay as a new Fellow of the Society.Anne joined First Data in 2002 and is responsible for client delivery on the acquiring platform of choice, OmniPay, based in Dublin.Anne has launched many multi-national acquiring clients for First Data, including PayPal and Amazon, and has extensive business knowledge and experience in the payments space.  ...

  Tuesday, October 16th


CEDPO side event at the ICDPPC in Brussels on 25 October

CEDPO is organising a side event at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on 25 October in Brussels.This side event, entitled "DPOs: Navigators for implementing the GDPR", will cover different aspects of the DPO's role in the GDPR, from being entrusted with a strategic role for the implementation of legal requirements, to hands-on activities such as designing a compliance programme ...

  Tuesday, October 16th


ICS and SureSkills tackle the ICT skills shortage

SureSkills and the Irish Computer Society have joined as national partners for ICDL Workforce.Technology is changing the workplace at an ever faster pace. Existing jobs are evolving and new ones are appearing. One thing is certain: digital skills are vital in the workforce.Maintaining Ireland’s competitive edge on a global scale and improving the future of education across the country is essential.“...

  Thursday, October 11th


O’ Moore Medal Recipient Announced

The 2018 O' Moore Medal will be awarded to Richard Corbridge, former HSE Chief Information Officer at the Annual Health Informatics Society of Ireland Conference in Croke Park on November 7th.Richard Corbridge was the first Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive (HSE)  (2014 to 2017). Some of his successes are the creation of Ireland’s first digital hospital in Cork as well as an ...

  Monday, September 24th


Mike Hinchey Re-Elected as IFIP President

ICS Fellow Mike Hinchey, was re-elected IFIP President for another term at this month’s General Assembly meeting held in conjunction with the IFIP World Computer Congress 2018 in Poznan, Poland.Professor Hinchey, who is a Director at Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, took over the reins as IFIP President in September 2016 with the goal of raising the profile of IFIP and its many ...

  Monday, October 1st


ICS Deputy CEO at the European Skills Conference

ICS Deputy CEO, Mary Cleary will speak on IT Professionalism at the European Skills Conference on "Digital Transformation and IT Professionalism".Taking place on 15 November 2018 from 9.30 – 16.00 hrs, in the Thon EU Hotel, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels, Belgium the conference aims to contribute to the success of the EU Skills Agenda and to increase Europe's digital talent pool and the digital capabilities of enterprises. ...

   Monday, October 1st


39% of Irish adults worried about robots replacing their jobs – Lero study

39% of Irish adults are worried about robots or artificial intelligence (AI) replacing their jobs, according to a new survey commissioned by Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre.  And concerns rise to one in two (49%) adults aged between 18 and 34.The survey of 1,038 adults was conducted for Lero by RED C Research in June 2018. Of those worried about their jobs being taken over, 11% believe that ...

  Thursday, September 27th