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Global Centre for Business Agility launched as a new force for Digital Transformation

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Global Centre for Business Agility (GCBA) to its network of supported member bodies. The Global Centre for Business Agility is a non-profit member organisation for professionals who use agile techniques to deliver better business value.The association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO, BPI and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert ...

  Thursday, June 13th


Behind the Scenes at ICS - Claudia Delaney – Head of Training and Certification

Many of you will know Claudia Delaney, our Head of Training and Certification, who has been with ICS for over 18 years. We’ve spoken to Claudia about her vision for supporting your professional development.Claudia started at ICS as ECDL Accreditation Coordinator. She honed her skills as a learning and development professional while looking after the IT skills needs of hundreds of schools and ...

  Thursday, June 13th


DCU’s New Graduates to Help Business Thrive Under EU’s Data Protection Rules

DCU has launched a new taught Masters program in data protection and privacy law that is jointly hosted in the School of Computing and the School of Law and GovernmentThe EU’s world-leading data protection rules, the General Data Protection Regulation, has created 1000 posts as Data Protection Officers in Ireland. Companies are seeking graduates that have the skills to help them comply and build ...

  Tuesday, June 11th


Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon has been reappointed for a second five-year term

Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon has been reappointed for a second five-year term. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner regulates Irish based bodies with regard to data protection and privacy. This includes the many global tech giants who base their European operations in Ireland making the ODPC one of the lead regulators with regard to data privacy and most recently the implementation of ...

  Thursday, May 30th


Funding available for research on ICT professionalism and digital competences

Funding is now available to form two teams of paid experts to draft input material into the consensus processes of CEN/TC 428 "ICT professionalism and digital competences". Applications are open until 19 June 2019.Project team for e-compentence performanceThe aim of the project team will be to gather input and draft a technical report on the development of a CEN/TR on e-competence performance indicators and ...

   Wednesday, May 22nd


CEPIS celebrates 30 years as principal network for ICT professionals in Europe

CEPIS marked its 30th anniversary on 10 May, bringing members and stakeholders together for an event in the Hilton Brussels Grand Place hotel dedicated to best practices in digital skills development in Europe. The session was co-hosted with digital skills certification body, ECDL Foundation, which launched its new brand identity ‘ICDL’ in Europe, as well as a new programme structure.Representatives from the European Commission ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Fran Davern

ICS welcomes Fran Davern as a new Fellow.Fran is a consultant with BlackStill Consulting Services Ltd who provide services in IT governance, information security, IT service management and quality management.He is an experienced IT professional having managed different aspects of Ulster Bank Group's IT Services for over 18 years before moving into consulting in 2003.He has extensive IT governance and organisational change experience ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


Why digital transformation fails and 14 things you can do to succeed

It is well documented that over 70% of digital transformation projects fail. At ICS we believe that this failure rate can be dramatically improved. In doing so, this will release resources and pressures on IT professionals who are often left to carry the can.The truth is, that despite digital transformation projects often sitting as the sole responsibility of the IT department, failure often occurs ...

  Tuesday, May 14th


Report details experiences of GDPR since implementation

Earlier this year, the European Commission surveyed members of the GDPR Multistakeholder group on their experience, and/or the experience of their own members, on the application of GDPR since 25 May 2018.The Commission received contributions from a wide range of stakeholders, including from ADPO via CEDPO and the STARII meetings.A report of the findings is due to be published. The report captures the ...

   Thursday, June 13th


Global Centre for Business Agility launched as a new force for Digital Transformation

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Global Centre for Business Agility (GCBA) to its network of supported member bodies. The Global Centre for Business Agility is a non-profit member organisation for professionals who use agile techniques to deliver better business value.The association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO, BPI and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert ...

  Thursday, June 13th


Behind the Scenes at ICS - Claudia Delaney – Head of Training and Certification