23December, 2017

Slow Tech and ICT – a small book

By |December 23rd, 2017|Ethics|0 Comments

Congratulations to active IFIP members Diane Whitehouse (Chair of TC9 – ICT and Society) and Norberto Patrignani (who heads up the Domain Committee on Cloud Computing) on the publication of their new short book, “Slow Tech and ICT”.

Currently downloadable online with a physical version available in the new year, the book has been motivated by […]

23December, 2017

XPRIZE Foundation Announces Top 10 Teams

By |December 23rd, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

The XPRIZE Foundation has announced that 59 teams have been selected to move forward in the $5 million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. The teams, which represent 14 countries, are developing vastly different technologies, all of which demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to tackle some of the world’s greatest […]

23December, 2017

IITPSA Names 2017 IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year

By |December 23rd, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

Who’s who of SA celebrates 60 years of SA ICT excellence at glittering awards night

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has named Entelect CEO Shashi Hansjee as the 2017 IT Personality of the Year and Sasol CIO Alec Joannou as the Visionary CIO of the Year at the gala IITPSA 60th […]

22December, 2017

XPRIZE European Forum

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

29November, 2017

IFIP Raises its Visibility in Promoting ICT Issues and Professionalism

By |November 29th, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP is now more able to engage with its member associations and groups to help promote ICT policy and industry professionalism globally after expanding its social media presence.

IFIP is now active on the three major social media platforms – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter – and publishes articles and the monthly IFIP Insights online newsletter on […]

29November, 2017

IFIP Confirms First Keynote for World Computer Congress (WCC) 2018

By |November 29th, 2017|Events, Home Slider, IFIP, WCC|0 Comments

IFIP has announced the first confirmed keynote speaker for next year’s World Computer Congress in Poznan, Poland, successfully attracting internationally-renowned computer scientist and researcher, Professor Wil van der Aalst to present a plenary session.

An expert in all areas relating to processes and data, Professor van der Aalst writes on business process management, process mining, data […]

29November, 2017

ACS Elects Yohan Ramasundara as President for 2018–19

By |November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

IFIP AI4KM Conference Co-located with IJCAI 17

By |November 29th, 2017|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

The 5th Artificial Intelligence for Knowledge Management (and Innovation) Conference – an activity of WG 12.6 – was colocated with IJCAI 17 in Melbourne.

The one-day conference took place 20th August and covered several fields of AI applied in various sectors. Proceedings are available at:


The event included two local invited talks on Semantic Data Lake by […]

29November, 2017

ACS Celebrates Excellence in ICT with the 2017 Digital Disruptor Awards

By |November 29th, 2017|Events, Home Slider, IFIP|0 Comments

ACS – the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector – this month staged its annual Digital Disruptors Awards in Sydney in conjunction with its flagship Reimagination Thought Leaders Summit.

Now in its third year, the ACS Digital Disruptors Awards recognise the achievements and talent of individual ICT professionals and group ICT skills and service transformations across […]

29November, 2017

The Foundation for Responsible Robotics Forms Partnership with KNVI

By |November 29th, 2017|IFIP, Robotics|0 Comments

The Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR) has joined forces with the Royal Dutch Foundation for IT and Information Professionals (KNVI).

KNVI is the largest and oldest association for IT and information professionals in the Netherlands. The new partnership will help FRR to achieve its mission to shape the future design, development and use of robotics in […]