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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

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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


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

block-1

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