• Tue



    Pulse College/Windmill Lane Recording Studios, 20 Ringsend Road, Dublin 4

    Jamie McCormick presents a lecture looking at issues facing Digital Marketing Managers running advertising budgets at scale. He’ll look at tools and methods to maximise the information you gain from your online marketing and communications activities, analyse competitors and how to define KPI’s against your company’s internal commercial goals , and how investing in systems, processes and techniques to discover and deal with fraud, exploitation and #shenanigans buried across multi-million euro budgets.

    Tickets available at

  • Thu

    ICS: Professionalism & Careers Workshop


    ICS, 87-89 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4

    The Irish Computer Society in partnership with Fast track to IT (FIT) will be hosting a professionalism & careers workshop for graduates. This workshop will be a great opportunity for students & graduates to support their job hunting efforts and gain skills for their long term careers. We are pleased to have guest speaker Cormac Moore, (Abriva recruitment) giving his insights into the ICT jobs market.

    For more information click here.

  • Thu

    ICS: Data Protection Essentials


    ICS, 87-89 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4

    This half-day introductory-level programme is designed for those who handle information about clients or the general public – and who need a basic understanding of data protection rights and responsibilities in Ireland. It covers the fundamental issues contained within the Data Protection Acts that have a legislative impact upon all organisations and provides information on how to achieve compliance.

    The event will be presented by Hugh Jones, a qualified Data Protection specialist and an associate of the Irish Computer Society. Hugh delivers training, provides professional advisory services and is a frequent speaker at Privacy and Data Management events in Ireland and overseas.

    As a certified Data Protection practitioner, Hugh supports organisations striving to achieve and maintain compliance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation. He facilitates projects to design and deploy appropriate policies and procedures in relation to data privacy, data quality and records retention, and conducts regular site audits and process evaluations on behalf of his clients.

    For more information click here.

  • Tue

    ICS: IVI Autumn Summit

    Croke Park Conference Centre

    The 2014 IVI Autumn Summit will be hosted at the Croke Park Conference Centre.

    A two-day gathering of CIOs from top global companies who come together to gain and share new insights on how the IT-CMF is helping IT organisations realise greater business contribution and value.

    Through keynote presentations, panel debates and company showcases, participants enhance their understanding of how the IT-CMF is changing the way IT organisations are measured and managed.

  • Mon

    E-discovery project management

    Espion Training Centre, Sandyford, Dublin.

    With research giant Gartner forecasting that revenue in the enterprise e-discovery software market will grow from $1.8 billion in 2014 to $3.1 billion in 2018, and that revenue growth of approximately 15% is expected because of increasing volumes of litigation and regulatory investigation, it is critical that those in the corporate and legal arena understand the impact of this increasingly ubiquitous technology.

    Espion has designed this one-day course in line with e-discovery best practices to teach attendees how to respond correctly to an eDiscovery request in order to maximise the efficiency of response and minimise the costs involved. This course is ideally suited for HR, IT and Legal Departments who may have some involvement in eDiscovery or who may need to react to an e-discovery request within their organisation.

    To register, visit

    Price: €695

  • Mon

    ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing



    This comprehensive introduction to software testing training programme has been accredited by the Irish Software Testing Board (ISTB) and covers the syllabus for ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

    Participants take the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing exam as part of the programme.

    Those attending the course will learn:

    • The fundamental principles of Software Testing 
    • How testing fits into the development lifecycle 
    • The importance of test process, objectives, techniques and tools 
    • Essential functional and non-functional test methods 
    • Basic test design and measurement techniques 
    • Fundamental test management principles 
    • How to select and implement tools effectively

    This course is suitable for quality analysts, testers, developers, systems analysts, project leaders, data administrators.

    ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing

    Attendees are expected to be ‘software knowledgeable’ with some minimal amount of software testing experience.


    Network Member Subsidised Fee €690.00

    Non-member Full Fee  €850.00


  • Thu

    Bringing the Digital Disconnect

    Croke Park, Dublin

    Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 11.43.10Save the date and call for abstracts (an initiative of Inspire Ireland) will host the 2nd annual international Technology for Well-Being conference on Thursday, 25 September 2014 in Croke Park, Dublin.

    This year’s theme is “Bridging the digital disconnect”

    We are now calling for abstracts from interested researchers, service providers and students. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to
    by Friday, 1 August 2014.


    Who will be attending

    Panel discussion at T4WB 2013 conference

    The Technology for Well-Being Conference will be attended by a mix of service providers, policy makers, health managers, the technology sector, researchers, media, students and interested members of the public.


    Selected conference topics

    • Selected conference topics
    • Innovation in technology and mental health
    • Social media and mental health
    • Suicide prevention and the internet
    • Mental health promotion / public messaging online
    • National policy in technology and mental health
    • Good practice in the safe delivery of online mental health services
    • Crisis response protocols
    • Technology, cybersafety and young people
    • Youth participation and engagement with online interventions.

    How to submit an abstract

    Abstracts should include the presentation title, name(s) of author(s) and relevant affiliation.

    The Conference Steering Group will review abstracts and authors will be notified of our decision by Friday, 15 August. Papers chosen will aim to reflect the range of conference topics. Presentations will include a mix researcher-led and practitioner-led presentations.


    Research based on accepted abstracts will be presented at one of the conference parallel sessions. Presentations should be 15 minutes in duration.

    All enquiries to: / +353(0)1 7645666

  • Mon

    Fourth Annual (ISC)2 Security Congress


    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    (ISC)²  the  not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced delegates can now register for its fourth annual Security Congress, to be held September 29 – October 2, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A. at the Georgia World Congress Center.

    The fourth annual (ISC)² Security Congress will be co-located with the ASIS International 2014 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2014), providing opportunities for security professionals from many disciplines to network and collaborate while learning about new security technologies and keeping up with the latest industry threats and trends. The two events will be held together at the Georgia World Congress Center, providing attendees with professional development opportunities that span both traditional and cybersecurity landscapes.

    Congress will focus on strengthening cybersecurity defenders with knowledge, connections, and tools, with more than 200 educational sessions, numerous special events, and an exhibit floor showcasing more than 700 product and service providers. The colocated events will bring together over 25,000 security professionals from multiple disciplines, making this the most comprehensive education and networking event in the security industry. Security experts from around the world will present educational sessions on timely security solutions and up-to-date intelligence for the traditional security or cybersecurity practitioner.

    Key conference tracks include:
    • Cloud Security
    • Swiss Army Knife
    General topics of interest in Information Security
    • Application Security/Software Assurance
    • Mobile Security & Social Networking
    • Governance, Regulation & Compliance
    • Malware
    • Professional Development
    • Digital Forensics
    • Healthcare Security

    “This important annual event has grown significantly since it was introduced in 2011,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)². “Last year, Security Congress attracted over 1,200 attendees, and the numerous (ISC)2 members I spoke with were impressed by the caliber of both the presenters and sessions. Their satisfaction was also reflected in the feedback we received from the 90 high quality educational sessions that received an overall score of 5.23 out of a possible 6.0 by conference attendees. The 2014 event will offer even more compelling education, networking, and career development opportunities, including new conference tracks in healthcare security, digital forensics and professional development.”

    The programme will also feature pre- and post-conference training, including two-day courses for (ISC)²’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Cloud Forensics, Big Data, Access Controls/Defense in Depth, End Point Security, Managerial Experience BCP/DRP, Identity & Access Management, and Healthcare Security. (ISC)² will also provide free, half-day credential clinics suited to current skills and career paths for those considering becoming (ISC)²-certified, as well as a Career Pavilion that offers attendees career advice and resources, and the opportunity to engage with professional recruiters, universities, and potential employers on site. Congress attendees will be given the opportunity to connect face-to-face with peers from diverse backgrounds and interests, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas at daily networking luncheons.

    (ISC)² members will have opportunities to attend exclusive member events, including a networking reception and Town Hall Meeting. The Town Hall Meeting gives (ISC)² members the chance to pose questions to a panel consisting of (ISC)2 executive staff, the Board of Directors, and other organisational leaders. Members interested in becoming a volunteer for (ISC)²’s Safe and Secure Online programme will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive volunteer orientation session.

    (ISC)² members are eligible for special discounted pricing. For more details and to register, click here.

  • Mon

    ICS: Spreadsheet Management & Controls


    ICS, 87-89 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4


    This session outlines current concerns about risks from the uncontrolled use of spreadsheet-based information systems.Real statistics on error rates are presented which will provide IT auditors with evidence when making their case for better control.Good practices are presented for error detection, correction, and prevention. These are appearing in new syllabuses for skills certification.

    The session will cover how to assess risk in the context of spreadsheet criticality, and a process of high level and detailed reviews. After completing this session, the participant will be able to:

    • Understand the real incidence of spreadsheet errors
    • Recommend good practice in spreadsheet development and control
    • Assess risk, Scope a test plan, ask penetrating questions, recognize indicators of good practice
    • Understand Spreadsheet Management processes and end-user certification standards
    • Be aware of software tools for spreadsheet audit efficiency

    It will be concluded with a review of software tools on the market to facilitate the audit process.

    Speaker: Patrick O’ Beirne

    Patrick is Managing Director of Systems Modelling Limited ( since 1981. His current focus is spreadsheet systems modelling and auditing services as well as training and development. He is occasional chair of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG), a committee member of SoftTest Ireland, and a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. He has advised two certification bodies on the content of a syllabus for a new certification in good spreadsheet practices. He is the author of “Spreadsheet Check and Control” (Systems Publishing, 2005, ISBN 190540400X) and the developer of the XLTest spreadsheet auditing Excel addin.

  • Thu

    itSMF Ireland Conference


    Lansdowne Rugby Club, Dublin 4.

    The  itSMF Ireland will hold a full day conference on Thursday 16 October 2014 in the Lansdowne Rugby Club, Dublin 4.

    The conference provides an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues from the IT Service Management community and hear industry experts speak on the topics outlined below.



    Kaimar Karu, Axelos

    Axelos approach to ITSM and ITSM roadmaps

    Dr Don Page, Marval Group

    Supplier Management

    Ian MacDonald, Co-Operative Group

    How assessment and benchmarking techniques were used to drive CSI and how this was applied to capacity management at the Co-operative Group

    Cath Bartlett,  Dyson

    Suck it and see? Ingredients for great supplier relationships

    Vawns Guest, Virgin Media

    Inter active Incident & Problem Management

    Mark Hipwell & Martin Goble

    “It’s a journey, the future of supplier management…?” Service integration at Jaguar Land Rover

    Martin Delaney, IVI

    The IT Capability Management Framework (IT CMF)

    Fran Davern,itSMF

    Industry Awards Ceremony








    In addition, the winners of the inaugural itSMF Ireland Industry Awards for excellence in IT Service Management will be announced.

    This conference is open at an early bird price of €50.00 to members and €100.00 to non-members. This fee includes a full lunch. There is a 10% discount for bookings of 5 or more.

    To book your place at the conference and for more information visit 

    For more information on the itSMF Ireland Industry Awards for excellence in IT Service Management visit:  

  • Mon

    (ISC)2 Inaugural Security Congress


    Bloomsbury Hotel, London

    The inaugural (ISC)²Security Congress EMEA takes place from 8 to 10 December 2014, a The Bloomsbury Hotel in London.

    Submission are now open with a closing date of 4 July.

    Set to the overall theme of strengthening cybersecurity defenders, the congress is open to all interested industry professionals. Building on the experience of the US-based (ISC)2 Security Congress, now in its fourth year, the EMEA congress will offer a comprehensive seminar programme, over five focused tracks, a pre-conference day of training workshops, and special interest sessions, along with a gala dinner. Keynotes and plenaries will be complemented by a broad review of current industry concerns in the following tracks: governance, risk & compliance; mobile security; human factor; architecture; and data security.

    The EMEA congress 2014 is the latest development in (ISC)2′s global event programme, which currently includes 14 one-day (ISC)2 information and software security events held in major cities throughout EMEA.

    For presentation submission requirements and to learn more, please visit:

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