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IFIP is the leading global professional association for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established by UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from 56 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees which conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP sponsors over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.
23December, 2017

Slow Tech and ICT – a small book

By |December 23rd, 2017|Ethics|0 Comments

Congratulations to active IFIP members Diane Whitehouse (Chair of TC9 – ICT and Society) and Norberto Patrignani (who heads up the Domain Committee on Cloud Computing) on the publication of their new short book, “Slow Tech and ICT”.

Currently downloadable online with a physical version available in the new year, the book has been motivated by […]

23December, 2017

IP3 Presents to Internet Governance Forum

By |December 23rd, 2017|Home Slider, IFIP, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

IFIP IP3 Chair Moira de Roche partnered with ACS President Anthony Wong and Australian cyber security expert, Professor Jill Slay, to present at the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva last week.

The two hour presentation was entitled, “Good Governance is a Professional Standard which builds Trust and Cybersecurity in the Entire Digital Ecosystem”. It explored issues […]

23December, 2017

XPRIZE Foundation Announces Top 10 Teams

By |December 23rd, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

The XPRIZE Foundation has announced that 59 teams have been selected to move forward in the $5 million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. The teams, which represent 14 countries, are developing vastly different technologies, all of which demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to tackle some of the world’s greatest […]

23December, 2017

IITPSA Names 2017 IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year

By |December 23rd, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

Who’s who of SA celebrates 60 years of SA ICT excellence at glittering awards night

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has named Entelect CEO Shashi Hansjee as the 2017 IT Personality of the Year and Sasol CIO Alec Joannou as the Visionary CIO of the Year at the gala IITPSA 60th […]

22December, 2017

XPRIZE European Forum

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE European Forum took place on November 13th, 2017 in Bois-Colombes, France.

This event brought together over 400 attendees and 27 speakers including key notes by David Kenny, Senior Vice-President of IBM Watson & IBM Cloud, Nicolas Sekkaki, CEO IBM France, and Amir Banifatemi, IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Lead.

The Forum […]

22December, 2017

CSSL Re-Elects Same Executive Council for 2018

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CSSL President, Yasas V. Abeywickrama, and his executive council who ran last year’s successful NITC Conference and IFIP General Assembly in Colombo have been re-elected for another year at the Computer Society of Sri Lanka’s AGM this month.

More than 50 countries were represented at the historic event, which was the biggest international ICT event ever […]

22December, 2017

GI Elects Leadership Team for 2018-19

By |December 22nd, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

Germany’s Society for Computer Science (GI) has elected its new leadership team for the next two years, choosing IFIP stalwart, Professor Dr. Michael Goedicke as Vice President.

Professor Goedicke, who is Vice Chair of IFIP TC 2 (Software: Theory and Practice), will support GI’s new President, Professor Dr. Hannes Federrath from the University of Hamburg. […]

22December, 2017

From IFIP President Mike Hinchey

By |December 22nd, 2017|Home Slider, IFIP|0 Comments

As 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to take the opportunity to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and festive season.

It’s been a year of significant highlights for many of our member societies, with IITPSA marketing its 60th Anniversary, ICS and INRIA celebrating their 50th Birthdays while the ACM marked the 50th […]

29November, 2017

IFIP Raises its Visibility in Promoting ICT Issues and Professionalism

By |November 29th, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP is now more able to engage with its member associations and groups to help promote ICT policy and industry professionalism globally after expanding its social media presence.

IFIP is now active on the three major social media platforms – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter – and publishes articles and the monthly IFIP Insights online newsletter on […]

29November, 2017

IFIP Confirms First Keynote for World Computer Congress (WCC) 2018

By |November 29th, 2017|Events, Home Slider, IFIP, WCC|0 Comments

IFIP has announced the first confirmed keynote speaker for next year’s World Computer Congress in Poznan, Poland, successfully attracting internationally-renowned computer scientist and researcher, Professor Wil van der Aalst to present a plenary session.

An expert in all areas relating to processes and data, Professor van der Aalst writes on business process management, process mining, data […]