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Thank you for attending the Public Sector IT Conference - #psit16

The Irish Computer Society would like to thank everyone who came along to last Friday's Public Sector IT Conference. As an event run for and by the Public Sector, we think the change has been a huge success. Attendance was very strong this year, alongside a diverse set of speakers and topics.Special thanks go to our speakers: Barry Lowry, Eoghan McCarthy, Seamus Carroll, ...

  Wednesday, December 7th


DP Essentials Study Live Online - Learn the essentials in a new way

At the moment, ICS and ADPO deliver our course material in the classroom, but for our Data Protection Essentials course we're trying something new. 'Data Protection Essentials - Study Live Online' is a one-day course that is delivered live online. The course can be completed from anywhere in two half-day sessions on January 30th and February 6th 2017. Course content is devised by the Irish ...

  Tuesday, November 29th


New Public Sector IT Conference: a new look and a new purpose

The 2016 Public Sector IT Conference takes place on December 2nd at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin. This year, we're doing things a little bit differently. We have handed the conference fully over to those working in the public sector - a conference for the public sector, by the public sector. For the first time since its launch over a decade ago, the ...

   Tuesday, November 29th


What are Privacy Risk Impact Assessments?

Privacy Risk Impact Assessment (PRIA) is a tool that facilitates the protection and enhancement of individuals’ privacy. ICS provides guidance and training on Privacy Risk Impact Assessment to show organisations how to ensure that they protect the privacy rights of the people using their services and to assist them in strengthening their own governance arrangements around personal information.Why are they important?Privacy risk ...

   Tuesday, November 22nd


Thank you for attending the 21st annual HISI Conference & Scientific Symposium

The HISI Conference & Scientific Symposium has come to a close, and I think that all involved will agree that it was a highly successful and productive event. We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to everyone who contributed to the event - organisers, the programme committee, speakers, sponsors, healthcare organisations, conference delegates. This conference is a cornerstone for health informatics in Ireland and ...

   Tuesday, November 22nd


Upgrade to Multi-society Membership and see the benefits

The Irish Computer Society works proudly alongside five other membership organisations: BAAI, ADPO, HISI, Iasa and ITSMF. Membership in one of these societies entitles you to various benefits including: •    Networking opportunities with like-minded IT professionals at Members’ evenings, our Christmas Gathering, society conferences and other events;•    40+ free-to-attend ICS evening lectures every year;•    Up to 20% discount on training courses offered by your society;•    Access to ...

   Monday, November 21st


Professor Joe McDonagh speaking at #psit16

Professor Joe McDonagh, Trinity Business School, will be speaking at this year's Public Sector IT Conference on 'Aligning Strategy and ICT in Public Organisations: A Critical Management Challenge'. The talk will shed light on the interaction between business strategy and ICT, how the work with each other, and how to manage change enabled by ICT. About Professor McDonagh Professor Joe McDonagh is currently Professor ...

  Monday, November 7th


British Computer Society blog on Brexit & EU GDPR

      Navigating Brexit and GDPR Paul Rowley FBCS CITP offers his personal views on what General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will mean for businesses and how organisations can ensure they prosper as the UK renegotiates its place in Europe. Read more about Brexits effect on GDPR What challenges and opportunities have arisen from the recent vote to leave the European Union? Watch Mark Goyder, CEO ...

  Friday, October 21st


Thank you for attending the Public Sector IT Conference - #psit16

The Irish Computer Society would like to thank everyone who came along to last Friday's Public Sector IT Conference. As an event run for and by the Public Sector, we think the change has been a huge success. Attendance was very strong this year, alongside a diverse set of speakers and topics.Special thanks go to our speakers: Barry Lowry, Eoghan McCarthy, Seamus Carroll, ...

  Wednesday, December 7th


Data Protection Commissioner issues guidance on GDPR

The Data Protection Commissioner has released a comprehensive document outlining guidelines surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation and how to prepare for 2018. In it she outlines the importance of increased awareness, being accountable for the personal data you hold, agreements with service users, privacy & access, and many other issues raised by the Regulation. You can find the document on the ODPC website or view ...

   Wednesday, November 30th


DP Essentials Study Live Online - Learn the essentials in a new way

At the moment, ICS and ADPO deliver our course material in the classroom, but for our Data Protection Essentials course we're trying something new. 'Data Protection Essentials - Study Live Online' is a one-day course that is delivered live online. The course can be completed from anywhere in two half-day sessions on January 30th and February 6th 2017. Course content is devised by the Irish ...

  Tuesday, November 29th


New Public Sector IT Conference: a new look and a new purpose

The 2016 Public Sector IT Conference takes place on December 2nd at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin. This year, we're doing things a little bit differently. We have handed the conference fully over to those working in the public sector - a conference for the public sector, by the public sector. For the first time since its launch over a decade ago, the ...

   Tuesday, November 29th


William Grimson awarded the 2016 O'Moore medal at #HISI16

HISI would like to congratulate Bill Grimson on being awarded the prestigious O'Moore medal, for his work in health informatics throughout his career. The presentation ceremony took place after the eHealth Ireland Ecosystem event at the HISI Conference on Thursday 17th of November.The award was inaugurated by An Taoiseach Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D in 2003 who presented the medal to Prof. O'Moore for ...

   Wednesday, November 23rd


What are Privacy Risk Impact Assessments?

Privacy Risk Impact Assessment (PRIA) is a tool that facilitates the protection and enhancement of individuals’ privacy. ICS provides guidance and training on Privacy Risk Impact Assessment to show organisations how to ensure that they protect the privacy rights of the people using their services and to assist them in strengthening their own governance arrangements around personal information.Why are they important?Privacy risk ...

   Tuesday, November 22nd


Thank you for attending the 21st annual HISI Conference & Scientific Symposium

The HISI Conference & Scientific Symposium has come to a close, and I think that all involved will agree that it was a highly successful and productive event. We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to everyone who contributed to the event - organisers, the programme committee, speakers, sponsors, healthcare organisations, conference delegates. This conference is a cornerstone for health informatics in Ireland and ...

   Tuesday, November 22nd


Upgrade to Multi-society Membership and see the benefits

The Irish Computer Society works proudly alongside five other membership organisations: BAAI, ADPO, HISI, Iasa and ITSMF. Membership in one of these societies entitles you to various benefits including: •    Networking opportunities with like-minded IT professionals at Members’ evenings, our Christmas Gathering, society conferences and other events;•    40+ free-to-attend ICS evening lectures every year;•    Up to 20% discount on training courses offered by your society;•    Access to ...

   Monday, November 21st