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29April, 2020

New ACM Report Offers Comprehensive Resource for Organising and Running Virtual Conferences in Wake of COVID-19

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Science and technology conferences are engines of innovation—essential to the incubation of new ideas, the dissemination of research, and the spawning of new technologies. 

However,  this year, with no warning, conferences around the globe are finding themselves in uncharted waters as the global COVID-19 pandemic makes physical meetings impossible. 

To help organisers cope, ACM has issued a […]

27March, 2020

IFIP Continues to Operate Under Shadow of COVID-19

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As nations and cities around the world move to remote working and social distancing to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus, IFIP continues to play a leadership role for ICT professionals. 

The IFIP headquarters in Laxenburg is closed and staff are working from home, however meetings are continuing on Zoom, Skype and by phone, and […]

27March, 2020

IFIP Names First Cohort of Fellows

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Global ICT Professional Body Recognises Contributions of 18 High Achieving Members

In an historic move, IFIP has announced its first cohort of Fellows, elevating 18 Members to the new higher status in recognition of their substantial and enduring contributions to the ICT industry.  

IFIP President, Professor Mike Hinchey, said he was delighted to welcome so many members […]

27March, 2020

BCS Announces Rebecca George as New President

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Rebecca George OBE – a Managing Partner at business advisory firm Deloitte – has been inaugurated as the new President of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Rebecca is Deloitte’s Managing Partner for Government and Public Services in North and South Europe (NSE) and has worked in IT for over 30 years, focusing on IT transformation. […]

26February, 2020

BCS Warns that AI Risks having Bias and Discrimination ‘Hard-Wired’ In

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BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has warned that a lack of diversity in teams developing artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to in-built bias and discrimination in its decisions.

The comments are featured in a new report by the Committee for Standards in Public Life (CSPL), which examines whether the existing frameworks and regulations around machine learning […]

29January, 2020

Croatia Prioritises Technology in EU Leadership

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Croatia has taken over the Presidency of the European Council since 1 January 2020 for a six month term.

The Croatian-led priorities document includes digital aspects under each of the four strategic pillars, with ethics in AI highlighted. 

One goal of the strategy is to curate discussions on the legal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence as […]

1November, 2019

IFIP General Assembly Elects New Officers

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IFIP held its major election for the year at the General Assembly (GA) in Kiev, Ukraine, earlier this month. A fruitful round of meetings included the elections of a VP, Treasurer-elect, Secretary and four Councillor representatives.

IFIP President, Mike Hinchey, said the federation has been working on a key strategy document, which will be launched in […]

30September, 2019

IITPSA Releases Annual South African ICT Skills Survey

By |September 30th, 2019|Home Slider, Research|0 Comments

The 10th edition of the South African ICT Skills Survey has found that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has not yet had a significant impact on the South African ICT skills landscape. However, the report’s authors say it’s only a matter of time before digital disruptors spark a revolution.

The survey was carried out by the Joburg […]

30September, 2019

ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse Report Launched in Melbourne

By |September 30th, 2019|Home Slider, Research|0 Comments

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg officially launched the ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse 2019 earlier this month. The Melbourne Innovation Hub was packed with technologists who heard the Treasurer speak of growing demand for more tech workers.

Key findings from the report include:

Three policy priorities for driving the growth of Australia’s digital economy are boosting skills, start-ups and investment. The […]

29August, 2019

BCS Warns Against Use of Facial Recognition in Public Spaces

By |August 29th, 2019|Home Slider, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has warned against the rise of a ‘cavalier attitude’ by organisations using ‘flawed’ facial recognition technology to monitor crowds in public spaces, highlighting the need for better safeguards.

Dr Bill Mitchell, Director of Policy at BCS, said there is an unprecedented danger of biometric data being misused, including identity theft, […]