With just days remaining before the deadline, IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is seeking final nominations for the prestigious David O’Leary Award. 

After a year in hiatus, this coveted award is once again up for grabs. IP3 welcomes nominations of individuals or organisations who have demonstrated high levels of ethics and professionalism by:

  • promoting and demonstrating Professionalism (Professional Practice), 
  • working as an Ethics Evangelist and/or 
  • making strides in fostering diversity among ICT practitioners.

The award will be conferred based on the following criteria: 

  1. Professionalism – demonstrated commitment to all aspects of ICT professional practice: 
    1. Continuous Professional Development 
    2. Service to organisation and broader community 
    3. Trustworthiness 
    4. Accountability 
    5. Pride in the profession and setting a good example. 
  2. Ethics Evangelism – in addition to ethical behaviour, takes every opportunity to spread the Ethics message. 
  3. Fosters Diversity – works to promote gender, race and digital equity. 

The David O’Leary award includes a cash prize of US$1500 and travel to IFIP’s General Assembly 2022 to receive the prize. It was established after the death in 2018 of David O’Leary, who services as Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) BC Board President 2011-13 and Past President 2013-14. The inaugural award in 2019 was won by Mary Cleary.

The nomination form is available here. Anyone may submit a nomination for a person or an organization. Supporting documents can be emailed to award@ipthree.org

The closing date for the 2021 Award is 15 August 2021. All information is confidential and will only be shared with prior permission.

Image: David O’Leary – former President of the CIPS