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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.
30September, 2020

IFIP WG 8.5 Stages Virtual EGOV2020 Conference

By |September 30th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

IFIP WG 8.5 (ICT & Public Administration) joined with the Digital Government Society (DGS) this month to stage a virtual annual IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-ePart2020 conference.

Conducted from 31 August to 2nd September, the event represented a merger between IFIP WG 8.5 Electronic Government (EGOV), IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP Electronic Participation (ePart) and the Conference for E-Democracy and […]

30September, 2020

ACS Digital Pulse Report Predicts Tech Workforce Key to Recovery

By |September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Australia’s technology workforce continues to grow faster than other white-collar industries, the 2020 Digital Pulse Report revealed this month.

Released on Thursday 17th September, the annual report prepared for ACS (Australian Computer Society) by Deloitte Access, provided a detailed examination of digital workforce trends, aimed at informing public debate about this important area of Australia’s economy.

The report found […]

30September, 2020

Pandemic Highlights SA’s Digital Divide

By |September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be an eye-opener in terms of how far South Africa must still go to overcome the digital divide, and bring millions of citizens into the digital economy.

This is according to speakers at a webinar endorsed by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) and hosted […]

30September, 2020

Germany’s GI Appoints Four Junior Fellows 2020

By |September 30th, 2020|Events, Young ICT Professionals|0 Comments

Germany’s German Informatics Society (GI) has appointed four talented young computer scientists as Junior Fellows, naming Katharina Geldreich (TU Munich), Katharina Weitz (University of Augsburg), Dr. Wolfram Wingerath (Baqend GmbH) and Dr. Christoph Gröger (Robert Bosch GmbH) to join its Junior Fellowship. 

The move is designed to provide additional support for outstanding younger talents, recognising that […]

30September, 2020

IFIP WG9.5 “Our Digital Lives” Blog

By |September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the latest issue of IFIP Working Group 9.5’s blog, Dr Dimitra Petrakaki discusses: “The Agential Potential of Digital Technology in Health: Emerging Forms of Citizenship and Activism in Digital Health”. Read the full post here  


Image – Photo by Artur Łuczka  on Unsplash

30September, 2020

HBMSU Launches New Gamification System

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) launched its new gamification system ‘EduGame’ in September 2020. The new gamification experience makes learning more futuristic, skill-based and more enjoyable. The most important part of the EduGame is that learners can learn and at the same time achieve, adopt new learning habits and characteristics through HBMSU’s five Institutional […]

30September, 2020

Updates from ACM – September 2020

By |September 30th, 2020|ACM, Events|0 Comments

HLF 2020 Virtual Conference Features Interviews with ACM Award Recipients, Hot Topic Panel on Healthcare

 The 2020 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, held virtually on 21-25 September, provides an informal venue for 200 selected young researchers to exchange ideas with renowned laureates in mathematics and computer science. Recently-elected ACM President Gabriele Kotsis opened the Forum and interviewed 2019 […]

28August, 2020

IITPSA Calls for Universal Access to Support Youth Development

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The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has urged a concerted effort to take digital access to every South African, to support youth development and small business growth.

Speaking at the IITPSA’s first online AGM earlier this month, IITPSA President Thabo Mashegoane highlighted the Institute’s focus on the development of young ICT professionals and […]

28August, 2020

Diversity in Tech – The Awkward Conversation

By |August 28th, 2020|Home Slider|0 Comments

IT leaders and policy makers need to create more diverse and inclusive teams, according to a recent webinar held by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Professor Dorothy Monekosso, one of three speakers on the ‘Diversity in Tech – The Awkward Conversation’ webinar, said a more diverse industry will lead to better products and services for […]

28August, 2020

ACS launches microCredentials

By |August 28th, 2020|Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

ACS (Australian Computer Society) has launched microCredentials which recognise pre-existing knowledge, skills, and experience in cyber security.

MicroCredentials validate achievements against a set of internationally-recognised skills which align to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), the most commonly-used ICT competency framework defining the skills required to perform job roles across all aspects of the technology industry.

The Cyber Security microCredentials framework […]