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Obituary: ICS Distinguished Fellow - Professor John Byrne

The Irish Computer Society is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Prof John Byrne, who has died aged 82. Our condolences are with his family. Prof Byrne was one of only five ICS members to receive the title of Distinguished Fellow. He is described as 'the father of computing in Ireland and responsible, directly or indirectly, for most of the extraordinary success of ...

  Monday, April 25th


Mary Cleary to become Chair Elect of CEN Workshop on ICT Skills

At the CEN meeting in Paris last week, having been nominated by CEPIS, it was confirmed that Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO of ICS Skills, will be taking up the position of Chair Elect of the CEN Workshop on ICT Skills, with effect from 1st October, 2016. Mary will be taking over from Dudley Dolan, FICS, who has held the position since 2010. The Irish Computer Society ...

  Monday, April 18th


The CIO as Leader of a National Team

Article via Horizon Business Technology: http://www.horizonbusinesstechnology.media/hse-cio-richard-corbridge. The role of CIO is more and more about leading a team, and a team of diverse skills and capabilities at that. Healthcare CIOs are used to the term multidisciplinary team, it is intrinsic to integrated care delivery one of the key benefits of technology in healthcare, however the term can equally be applied ...

  Monday, April 18th


BAAI Annual Conference at ICS HQ, Dublin 4 on May 27th 2016

This year's  will cover themes such as: Agile Projects Leadership Emerging Tools Stakeholder Management Soft Skills Communication Collaboration We anticipate approximately 100 of Ireland's brightest BA's to join us for a special day of learning and sharing. It is a great opportunity for you to meet up with your course alumni or to meet fellow professionals in what is becoming one of the fastest growing ...

   Thursday, April 7th


CEPIS European e-Competence Framework formally published as European standard

The Irish Computer Society is happy to announce that the European e-Competence Framework has been formally published as a European standard. The framework was officially published on April 6th by the CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation. It gives organisations, business and ICT practitioners in Europe a common language to describe digital competencies and proficiency levels. The implementation of this standard will allow ICT ...

  Thursday, April 7th


Servelec launches the big picture across health, social care and education

Further to the announcement made on 1 March 2016, Servelec is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the Synergy business from Tribal Education Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tribal Group plc. The subsidiary of Servelec Group PLC will now be known as Servelec Synergy and will form part of Servelec’s social care business, Servelec Corelogic, the UK market leading provider of ...

   Wednesday, April 6th


30% 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 funding of almost €1,000 to study for a Certificate in Business Analysis QQI Level 8. The Business Analyst Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that there is up to 30% funding for the QQI Level 8 Certificate in Business Analysis available through the Summit Finuas Network for ...

  Wednesday, April 6th


Iasa World Conference 2016 to happen in Dublin

The 2016 Iasa World  Conference for IT Architects will take place on July 7th at the Iasa HQ in Ballsbridge. The conference goals this year are: To provide IT architects with radical new ideas on how to survive and thrive in a world of digital disruption To provide attendees with practical experiments they can try out in their day jobs, irrespective of their current role ...

  Wednesday, April 6th


Obituary: ICS Distinguished Fellow - Professor John Byrne

The Irish Computer Society is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Prof John Byrne, who has died aged 82. Our condolences are with his family. Prof Byrne was one of only five ICS members to receive the title of Distinguished Fellow. He is described as 'the father of computing in Ireland and responsible, directly or indirectly, for most of the extraordinary success of ...

  Monday, April 25th


Bebras Challenge coming to Ireland

Bebras

The internationally renowned Bebras Challenge on Informatics and Computational Thinking is coming to Ireland.  The competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about the importance of computational thinking and how wide its applications can be. What is Bebras? Bebras is an international online motivational challenge designed to get students all over the world excited about computing and computational thinking. Every November, ...

  Wednesday, April 20th


Mary Cleary to become Chair Elect of CEN Workshop on ICT Skills

At the CEN meeting in Paris last week, having been nominated by CEPIS, it was confirmed that Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO of ICS Skills, will be taking up the position of Chair Elect of the CEN Workshop on ICT Skills, with effect from 1st October, 2016. Mary will be taking over from Dudley Dolan, FICS, who has held the position since 2010. The Irish Computer Society ...

  Monday, April 18th


The CIO as Leader of a National Team

Article via Horizon Business Technology: http://www.horizonbusinesstechnology.media/hse-cio-richard-corbridge. The role of CIO is more and more about leading a team, and a team of diverse skills and capabilities at that. Healthcare CIOs are used to the term multidisciplinary team, it is intrinsic to integrated care delivery one of the key benefits of technology in healthcare, however the term can equally be applied ...

  Monday, April 18th


ICS Deputy CEO Tom O'Sullivan discusses skill shortages in IT

  Interview with Tom O’Sullivan, Deputy CEO, The Irish Computer Society 16/03/16 - via Sunday Business Post What services do you offer clients looking for ICT training? The Irish Computer Society provides professional IT Training in a range of disciplines such as: IT Architecture, Business Analysis, Data Protection, Software Development, IT Service Management, DevOps, Agile/Scrum and a lot more. We are also the national ...

   Monday, April 18th


BAAI Annual Conference at ICS HQ, Dublin 4 on May 27th 2016

This year's  will cover themes such as: Agile Projects Leadership Emerging Tools Stakeholder Management Soft Skills Communication Collaboration We anticipate approximately 100 of Ireland's brightest BA's to join us for a special day of learning and sharing. It is a great opportunity for you to meet up with your course alumni or to meet fellow professionals in what is becoming one of the fastest growing ...

   Thursday, April 7th


IFIP launching International Young IT Awards

IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is launching IFIP International Young IT Awards in March 2016, for the inaugural year. IFIP is the leading multinational organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences which is recognized by United Nations and other world bodies. It represents IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million and links ...

  Thursday, April 7th


CEPIS European e-Competence Framework formally published as European standard

The Irish Computer Society is happy to announce that the European e-Competence Framework has been formally published as a European standard. The framework was officially published on April 6th by the CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation. It gives organisations, business and ICT practitioners in Europe a common language to describe digital competencies and proficiency levels. The implementation of this standard will allow ICT ...

  Thursday, April 7th