29March, 2018

CSSL Speaks Out on Civil Unrest in Sri Lanka

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The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) released a statement this month is response to recent incidents of sectarian violence.

Just last September, the IFIP World Computer Congress 2017 was staged in Colombo, Sri Lanka, attracting hundreds of local professionals and scores of international speakers and delegates to attend the event.

The complete CSSL statement is reproduced […]

22December, 2017

XPRIZE European Forum

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The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE European Forum took place on November 13th, 2017 in Bois-Colombes, France.

This event brought together over 400 attendees and 27 speakers including key notes by David Kenny, Senior Vice-President of IBM Watson & IBM Cloud, Nicolas Sekkaki, CEO IBM France, and Amir Banifatemi, IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Lead.

The Forum […]

22December, 2017

CSSL Re-Elects Same Executive Council for 2018

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CSSL President, Yasas V. Abeywickrama, and his executive council who ran last year’s successful NITC Conference and IFIP General Assembly in Colombo have been re-elected for another year at the Computer Society of Sri Lanka’s AGM this month.

More than 50 countries were represented at the historic event, which was the biggest international ICT event ever […]

29November, 2017

ACS Elects Yohan Ramasundara as President for 2018–19

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ACS – the professional body for Australia’s ICT sector – has elected Yohan Ramasundara as the ACS President effective from 1 January 2018 for a two-year term.

Mr Ramasundara is the youngest president to be elected at ACS for over two decades and is currently the Vice President overseeing ACS Community Boards, having previously transformed the […]

29November, 2017

CSZ Stages Annual Summer School

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It’s been a momentous month in Zimbabwe, and we’re not just talking about the political coup. From 15-18 November, the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) staged its annual Summer School, one of the biggest events on the local ICT calendar.

While the Zimbabwe army was moving to place former President Mugabe under house arrest, the nation’s […]

31October, 2017

CSSL Launches International epihack Project to Fight Dengue Fever

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Computer Society of Sri Lanka Facilitates Collaborative Hack Involving ICT and Health Experts

The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) is partnering on an international hacking project to develop a solution for dengue fever, which is currently being experienced at ‘unprecedented’ levels across Sri Lanka.

According to the Red Cross, over 100,000 cases of dengue fever have […]

30August, 2017

IITPSA Celebrates 60 Years

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The Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA) this year marks 60 years in 2017 and is planning several events to celebrate its anniversary, including a Gala Dinner in November for its Annual Awards Night.

The IITPSA was founded in 1957 as the South African Computer Society by Cecil John Aspinall along with local members […]

31July, 2017

Estonia to Drive Digital Services While Chairing EU Council

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Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid has signalled that digital innovation in public services is high on her agenda for her six month stint as Chair of the Council of the European Union.

Estonia took over the revolving chair on 1 July and will bring its leadership in digital services to the role.

A nation of just […]

30June, 2017

The Summit of AI for Social Good

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IFIP IP3 Vice Chair and Founding Chair of IFIP’s Global Industry Council, Stephen Ibaraki, played a pivotal role in the development and delivery of the first AI for Good Global Summit. The following article was written for IDG IT World by David P O’Leary and is reprinted with permission.

I am just back from the first […]

30June, 2017

Vale Stefano Rodotà

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IFIP pays tribute to the life and work of Professor Stefano Rodotà, who died earlier this month.

An Italian lawyer and politician known for speaking his mind, Rodotà left Parliament in 1994 and returned to university teaching. In 1997, he became the first president of the Privacy Authority and remained there until 2005. He co-authored […]