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European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience

The European Commission has presented the European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience. It sets ambitious, quantitative objectives for upskilling (improving existing skills) and reskilling (training in new skills) to be achieved within the next 5 years. Its 12 actions focus on skills for jobs by partnering up with Member States, companies and social partners to work together for change, by empowering people ...

   Friday, July 3rd


EU Stakeholders Cybersecurity Certification Group Established

The European Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) have announced the creation of the Stakeholders Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG), which will advise them on strategic issues regarding cybersecurity certification. At the same time it will assist the Commission in the preparation of the Union rolling work programme.Furthermore, its aim, as foreseen by the EU Cybersecurity Act that was adopted a year ...

   Monday, June 29th


Appen 2020 State of AI Report Published

The Appen 2020 State of AI and Machine Learning report has been published. It highlights increasing C-suite involvement and investment in enterprise AI projects as well as data being a key challenge as AI models get more frequent updates in production. The report also reveals the recent acceleration of AI strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the report, nearly 75 percent of ...

  Monday, June 29th


Covid Tracker app launches, DPIA and source code published

Ireland's Covid Tracker App has now launched. Find out more on the Covid Tracker website here.The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive have published several important documents as part of their ongoing commitment to openness and transparency in the development of the Covid Tracker App for Ireland.The Data Protection Impact Assessment, the source code, the Product Explainer for the Covid ...

  Friday, June 26th


Free guides to help your friends and family get online

Most of us have been keeping in touch with friends and family via the internet during the Coronavirus lockdown, but this has been a struggle for some people who are not familiar with computers and the internet.Whether it's to make video calls with loved ones, work from home, claim support or funding from the government or understand more about Coronavirus and the restrictions ...

   Tuesday, June 23rd


Ireland fastest growing digital economy in Europe

Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. ...

  Thursday, June 18th


Change the world with tech for free this summer - last chance to apply!

Applications are open until midnight on Sunday 14 June for Patch. Patch is a free summer accelerator for talented 16 - 20 year olds who want to push the world forward.Participants spend 6 weeks, from 8 July to 19 August, remotely building projects and learning from world-class scientists and entrepreneurs. Participating teams get to know an energetic group of peers and learn from brilliant mentors and speakers.Ultimately, Patch ...

   Friday, June 12th


European Commission launches consultation to seek views on Digital Services Act package

The Commission has launched a public consultation on the Digital Services Act, a landmark package announced by President von der Leyen in her political guidelines and in the Commission's Communication “Shaping Europe's Digital Future” of 19 February. The consultation seeks to gather views, evidence and data from people, businesses, online platforms, academics, civil society and all interested parties to help us shaping the future rulebook ...

   Tuesday, June 9th


European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience

The European Commission has presented the European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience. It sets ambitious, quantitative objectives for upskilling (improving existing skills) and reskilling (training in new skills) to be achieved within the next 5 years. Its 12 actions focus on skills for jobs by partnering up with Member States, companies and social partners to work together for change, by empowering people ...

   Friday, July 3rd


Call for Volunteers for New Data Protection Working Group

The Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO) is looking for volunteers from its membership body to join a newly formed working group.The aim of the working group will be to research, draft and publish a guidance paper on the topic of data protection by design.The goal is for the paper to become a go-to, trusted document for data protection and IT professionals, ...

   Thursday, July 2nd


EU Stakeholders Cybersecurity Certification Group Established

The European Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) have announced the creation of the Stakeholders Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG), which will advise them on strategic issues regarding cybersecurity certification. At the same time it will assist the Commission in the preparation of the Union rolling work programme.Furthermore, its aim, as foreseen by the EU Cybersecurity Act that was adopted a year ...

   Monday, June 29th


Appen 2020 State of AI Report Published

The Appen 2020 State of AI and Machine Learning report has been published. It highlights increasing C-suite involvement and investment in enterprise AI projects as well as data being a key challenge as AI models get more frequent updates in production. The report also reveals the recent acceleration of AI strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the report, nearly 75 percent of ...

  Monday, June 29th


Covid Tracker app launches, DPIA and source code published

Ireland's Covid Tracker App has now launched. Find out more on the Covid Tracker website here.The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive have published several important documents as part of their ongoing commitment to openness and transparency in the development of the Covid Tracker App for Ireland.The Data Protection Impact Assessment, the source code, the Product Explainer for the Covid ...

  Friday, June 26th


Free guides to help your friends and family get online

Most of us have been keeping in touch with friends and family via the internet during the Coronavirus lockdown, but this has been a struggle for some people who are not familiar with computers and the internet.Whether it's to make video calls with loved ones, work from home, claim support or funding from the government or understand more about Coronavirus and the restrictions ...

   Tuesday, June 23rd


Ireland fastest growing digital economy in Europe

Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. ...

  Thursday, June 18th


itSMF Ireland welcomes new committee members

The itSMF Ireland AGM held on 14 May 2020 was attended by the Vice-Chair Susan Toland, members of the committee, a quorum of members entitled to vote and Tom O’Sullivan, Deputy CEO of the Irish Computer Society. The meeting was chaired by Susan Toland. Three nominations were received by the committee in advance of the AGM for election to the board; Karen Jago, David Reilly & ...

  Wednesday, June 17th