IFIP stalwart, Professor David Kreps has been elected chair of the IFIP Technical Assembly. 

An active participant in IFIP since 2008, David has held numerous leadership roles across TC9 and WG9.5, including serving as chair of both bodies. He has also chaired and co-chaired various HCC conferences and served as Editor of Proceedings for Springer Publications over several years. 

David also played a leadership role in the introduction of the IFIP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. 

When not burning the midnight oil for IFIP, David is Associate Professor of Digital Business and Society, in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. He was previously Associate Dean Research, Salford Business School, University of Salford, and a Reader in Philosophy of Information Systems, but took a dive down to Lecturer in order to emigrate. His promotion last year to his current role was a welcome vindication of his value and contribution.

Described by the university as a trans-disciplinary academic, David combines philosophy with a background in the arts, cultural theory and sociology, to address a critical perspective on systems theory. He is a critical philosopher of Information Systems – the trans-disciplinary space where computing, the social, and the nature of our relationship with reality intersect.

We congratulate David on his new role as chair of the IFIP Technical Assembly and look forward to his continued contributions to IFIP over his three-year term.

Look out for an in-depth interview with David in the August issue of IFIP Insights.