29April, 2021

Women in Engineering: Past, Present, and Future

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On March 31st, IEEE CAS, with sponsorship from IFIP WG 10.5 and Synopsys, staged an interesting panel about Women in Engineering.

The panel comprised:

Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland – USA,
Maria José Escobar, Associate Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María – Chile and Regional […]

26February, 2020

South African ICT Alive and Well, But Skills Shortages Threaten Progress

By |February 26th, 2020|Young ICT Professionals|0 Comments

South Africa’s ICT sector is on par with global counterparts, but skills shortages remain the biggest challenge in 2020, say IITPSA Board members

South Africa’s ICT sector is highly innovative and entrepreneurial, presenting opportunities for significant job creation and export opportunities in the decade ahead.  However, the ICT brain drain and slow ICT skills development threaten […]

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 […]

12September, 2017

IFIP Awards Honorary Membership to Leon Strous

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IFIP Awards Honorary Membership to Leon Strous
Former IFIP President Recognised for Extraordinary Contributions Over Many Years
12 September 2017 – Colombo, SRI LANKA – The IFIP General Assembly, the peak decision-making body of the global federation of ICT professional associations, has awarded an Honorary Membership (HLM) to Leon Strous of The Netherlands.

Mr Strous, who is […]

30August, 2017

IFIP President to Open Sri Lanka’s Biggest Ever ICT Conference

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Mike Hinchey, President of IFIP, the global federation of ICT professional associations, will formally open the combined NITC/SEARCC Conference in Sri Lanka next month.

Professor Hinchey will discuss the critical role ICT professionals play in enhancing the quality of life for people around the world by developing and applying new and disruptive technologies like Artificial […]

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 […]

30October, 2016

IFIP IP3 to Present at Ministers Forum in Sydney

By |October 30th, 2016|Ethics, Events, IFIP, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

The International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), IFIP’s professionalism arm, will present at a strategic, invitation-only Ministers Forum in Sydney, Australia at the end of November, one of a series of events being held to coincide with the Australian Computer Society’s Reimagination Thought Leaders Summit on 1 December 2016.

During the Minister’s Forum, IP3 will present a […]

28October, 2016

Learning Games Expert to Keynote at Global Education Conference

By |October 28th, 2016|Events, ICT in Schools, IFIP|0 Comments

Learning Games Expert to Keynote at Global Education Conference
Professor Valerie Shute to Present on Stealth Assessment at WCCE 2017
Friday 28 October 2016 – Professor Valerie Shute, an expert in the use of games to support learning outcomes, will be a keynote speaker at WCCE 2017, the world’s largest conference focused on the use […]

27October, 2016

IFIP Disaster Recovery Conference to Explore ICT-based Solutions

By |October 27th, 2016|Big Data, Cloud Computing, Events, Home Slider, IFIP, IoT - Internet of Things|0 Comments

Media Release
IFIP Disaster Recovery Conference to Explore ICT-based Solutions
Wed 26 October 2016 – As Haiti struggles to recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Matthew, disaster recovery experts around the world are working to improve the systems and methods used in combating natural disasters and to raise awareness of how technology can help.

The global ICT […]

19September, 2016

IFIP World IT Forum (WITFOR) Wraps Up with Call for Governments of Developing Nations to Manage the Impacts of Digital Disruption

By |September 19th, 2016|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

The IFIP World IT Forum (WITFOR) 2016 concluded in San Jose, Costa Rica last week with calls for developing nations to take decisive action to prevent mass job losses as a result of digital disruption.

Final keynote speaker, Dr Chrisanthi Avgerou, raised concerns about the potential impacts on jobs, saying that large parts of the population […]