30June, 2018

G4 Sets Goals for Progressive Society

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IFIP’s Swiss representative, Raymond Morel is one of the co-founders of the new G4 group, which seeks to co-create “glocal” Civil Society movements for Agenda 2030.

The founders, who all consider themselves systemic humanist scientists, seek to create shared value by leveraging systemic people, systemic systems & approaches, networks of organisations and movements to solve complex […]

29June, 2018

Future Work Skills 2020

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There’s no getting around it – we need skills to be successful, but which skills will serve you best in today’s digitally-disrupted world?

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) has just updated its list of the most in-demand skills people will need in 2020, based on six factors of change:

Longer service life
The rise of […]

29June, 2018

IITPSA Honours Eastern Cape IT Experts

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South Africa’s IT professional association, the IITPSA, recently honoured 10 Eastern Cape IT professionals, students, teachers and scholars for their achievements at a well-attended gala awards dinner.

Organised by the Eastern Cape Chapter of IITPSA, the awards were presented to the winners by IITPSA President, Ulandi Exner, assisted by the association’s CEO, Tony Parry, and Devereaux […]

29June, 2018

ACS Research Highlights ICT Industry Growth, Points to Growing Demand for Tech Workers

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ACS, (the professional society for Australia’s ICT sector) has released its latest ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse report this week, revealing projected demand for over 200,000 additional ICT workers over the next five years.

The 2018 edition of the annual research report was launched at Parliament House on Wednesday 27 June 2018 by the Hon Michael Keenan […]

1June, 2018

Roger Penrose Shines for IFIP at AI for Good Global Summit

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IFIP was highly visible in Geneva this month at the ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit, which was founded and moderated by IP3 Vice Chair, Stephen Ibaraki.

The IFIP-organised side event involving Ibaraki and eminent mathematician, physicist and human consciousness expert, Sir Roger Penrose, was a hit with attendees, many of whom also heard Penrose’s earlier […]

31May, 2018

GDPR Now in Play

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally came into force on 25th May.

After months and years of discussion and preparation, the new regulations imposes heavy fines for non-compliance by organisations either located in the EU or dealing with EU-based customers.

GDPR replaces the Data Protection […]

31May, 2018

ACS Accords Superhero Status to ICT Professionals

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In a bid to build interest in ICT careers amongst young people, and particularly young girls, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has launched an advertising campaign featuring a female superhero character.

The highly visible technology superheros campaign is running on national television and radio, supported by display ads in airports and on public transport.

ACS creative […]

31May, 2018

CSSL Launches Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

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The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) recently launched its Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct with plans to formalise the process among its members and professionals in the IT sector.

CSSL President Yasas V. Abeywickrama said the launch was an important milestone for the entire industry and represented a much-needed intervention in time for […]

31May, 2018

GI Welcomes GDPR as an Important Signal Against Data Collection Mania and Profiling

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has welcomed the new basic data protection regulation as a milestone in the harmonisation of European data protection and a clear signal against data collection mania and profiling.

GI President, Professor Dr Hannes Federrath, said the new regulations are a clear rejection of the data collection mania of Internet companies that […]

31May, 2018

Three Wild Card Teams Selected to Enter the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

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The $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE has gained three innovative new contestants with the announcement this month of three Wild Card entrants.  The new teams will join the global challenge to create AI applications that solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges across a variety of fields.

With AI technologies advancing at such a rapid pace, the AI […]