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27April, 2022

CIPS Launches SFIA IT Skills Assessment and Career Planning Tool

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CIPS, Canada’s Association of IT Professionals, in partnership with SkillsTX recently launched its new SFIA-based IT Skills Assessment and Career Planning tool member benefit.

CIPS Members can now assess their current IT skills and discover what SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) level their skills are at. SFIA is a technical competency and skills framework that provides a method […]

27April, 2022

IFIP in Search for General Secretary

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IFIP, the pre-eminent international body for the ICT sector, is seeking an experienced administrator who is passionate about the technology industry to fill the role of General Secretary (GS).

Based at IFIP’s headquarters in Laxenburg, Austria (soon moving to central Vienna), this full-time role manages the IFIP Secretariat and is responsible for its operations and staff. […]

27April, 2022

IFIP IP3 Presents at WSIS Forum 2022

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IFIP IP3 (International Professional Practice Partnership) is again taking the opportunity afforded by the WSIS (World Summit for the Information Society) to showcase IFIP’s work in support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community, the WSIS Forum provides a platform for multi-stakeholder cooperation, information exchange […]

26April, 2022

ACM Announces Award Winners

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Jack J. Dongarra Receives the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award
ACM has named Jack J. Dongarra recipient of the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high performance computational software to keep pace with exponential hardware improvements for over four decades. 

Dongarra is a University Distinguished Professor of Computer […]

26April, 2022

Don’t Depend on Cyber to Win Battles

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As the world continues to watch the conflict in Ukraine, retired Australian general, Senator Jim Molan has told an Australian Computer Society (ACS) event that while cyber warfare may be an important part of modern conflicts, military campaigns will still be decided by soldiers with weapons. 

“If Ukrainian soldiers did not have shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles and […]

26April, 2022

Decades of Excellence Recognised at IITPSA President’s Awards 2021

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IT industry veterans in a class of their own dominated the prestigious Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) President’s Awards for 2021.

The IITPSA President’s Awards winners, announced during a virtual ceremony on 12th April 2022, recognised achievers who have collectively demonstrated excellence in IT for over a century.

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor of the University […]

26April, 2022

ACM News

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ACM Opens First 50 Years Backfile

ACM has opened the articles published during the first 50 years of its publishing program. These articles, published between 1951 and the end of 2000, are now open and freely available to view and download via the ACM Digital Library. 

ACM’s first 50 years backfile contains more than 117,500 articles on […]

26April, 2022

Nominate an Outstanding Professional for the David O’Leary Award

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Time is running to nominate highly ethical professionals and organisations for the prestigious David O’Leary Award, offered by IFIP IP3.

The deadline to nominate is 15 August, 2021, with the opportunity to recognise an individual or body that has:

promoted and demonstrated Professionalism (Professional Practice), 
worked as an Ethics Evangelist and/or 
made strides in fostering diversity […]

26April, 2022

IFIP WG 8.3 Stages Virtual Panel on Ethical Decision-Making

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IFIP WG 8.3 Decision Support held a virtual lunchtime seminar event on Friday 25th March 2022.  The event, attended by more than 30 practitioners and academics from across the globe, explored the topic of ethical decision-making.

While issues arising from ethics and trust are not new, there is increasing concern about what it means to make […]

26April, 2022

IFIP WG 8.3 Plans June Conference

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“From Data Analytics to Intuition” is the theme of the upcoming hybrid conference to be held by IFIP WG 8.3 (Decision Support) in June this year.
To be hosted by Corvinus University, Budapest from 15-17 June 2022, the event will highlight trends in the increasing abundance of data, technological advancements and the resulting requirement for a […]