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29October, 2020

IFIP Announces New Fellows

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IFIP proudly congratulate its newest Fellows – 12 outstanding ICT professionals who were confirmed in their election to the elevated grade by the IFIP General Assembly last month.

IFIP President, Mike Hinchey, said this was only the second cohort of IFIP Fellows to be named.

“Each of these individuals has achieved impressive professional expertise and standing, as […]

29October, 2020

BCS Launches New Group for Racial Diversity

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Embrace – a new specialist group for racial diversity was launched this month by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to support IT professionals from ethnic minorities and to advise BCS on diversity matters.

Nzube Ufodike, the new group’s chair, said: “We are very pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of Embrace and are looking forward […]

30September, 2020

IFIP Adopts New Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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At the virtual IFIP General Assembly (GA) held on 24th September 2020, the GA enthusiastically adopted a new IFIP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.  

The Code has been adapted from the ACM Code of Ethics published previously, which itself had been through many years of consultation and development with members of IFIP, IEEE and other […]

30September, 2020

Anti-Covid: Informatics against Covid-19

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The Internet Workshop Anti-Covid took place over two days from 22 to 23 June 2020. The goal was to initiate and integrate activities aiming at overcoming the problems concerning Covid-19 by using ICT tools and methods.

The scope was fairly comprehensive and comprised the following topics:

Computing support for understanding Covid-19 and its implications (modelling and […]

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

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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 […]

30July, 2020

BCS Calls for an Informed Debate in Wake of Huawei 5G Ban

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has called for an informed debate about the merits of developing local 5G capability in the wake of the British Government’s ban on using Huawei technology in the 5G network. 

Back in January, the Government announced Huawei could play a limited role in the 5G network. However, it has now […]

30July, 2020

IFIP-Sponsored Conference Announces Winner of Best PhD Dissertation in Dependable Computing

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The International Symposium on Dependable Systems and Networks has named Dr Bo Fang from the University of British Columbia, Canada, winner of the 2020 William C Carter Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Dependability.  The Symposium, which was held virtually earlier this month, was jointly sponsored by IFIP and IEEE. 

Established in 1997, the WC […]

30June, 2020

DESI 2020 Rankings Announced

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The DESI 2020 (Digital Economy and Social Index) Report has been released, revealing that all EU countries improved their digital performance, with Finland topping the list. 

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.

This year’s DESI shows that there is […]

29June, 2020

United Nations Turns 75

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As the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, consideration is being given to what the next 25 years might look like. 

The Economist recently published a special report on the event, part of which we have chosen to republish here for its relevance to the ICT sector.

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2020/06/18/the-un-is-mobilising-for-the-next-quarter-century