Events

  • Thu
    31
    Jul
    2014

    ICS: Professionalism & Careers Workshop

    9am-12pm

    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
    14
    Aug
    2014

    ICS: Data Protection Essentials

    9am-1pm

    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.

  • Mon
    18
    Aug
    2014
    Wed
    20
    Aug
    2014

    HANDS-ON PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING USING R – 3 DAY BOOTCAMP

    9.00am – 6.00pm

    GH10

    Nursing Building

    Dublin City University


    Asystec BigData Analytics Institute

     

    HANDS-ONPREDICTIVEANALYTICSANDMACHINE LEARNINGUSINGR – 3DAY BOOTCAMP

    DATE:              18th-20thAugust2014

    VENUE:           HG10,NursingBuilding–DublinCityUniversity

    TIME:               9:00AM –6:00PM

    PRICE:              €950

     

    ARE YOUTASKED WITH DATA ANALYTICSORARE YOUABOUTTOBE?HAVEYOUBEEN USING PROPRIETARYPREDITIVEANALYTICSTOOLSAND WOULD LIKETOEXPLOREOPEN SOURCE?

     

    The Asystec BigData Analytics Institute is offering 3 day extensive boot camp on Preditive Analytic.  This boot camp is meant to be a fast-paced, hands-on introduction to predictive modelling and machine learning using R.  Boot camp will help you develop basic understanding of machine learning methods and help you use these methods to solve real-world problems.  The boot camp is targeted towards both technical and non- technical people who want to understand the machine learning models, methods and algorithms.  Attendees will work on real-world use cases and data sets for exercises in data analysis, exploration,  visualization, and machine learning.  No prior knowledge of machine learning or programming in R is assumed.

     

    Attend this 3 day boot camp to learn;

     

    +    Basics of R platform, programming language concepts, common and useful R commands, and applying basic statistical methods.

    +    What predictive analytics and machine learning entails, the different types of machine learning, especially supervised learning.

    +    How to design and implement Classification and Regression methods using R.

    +    Use supervised machine learning algorithms in a variety of benchmark data sets

    +    Develop understanding of which algorithm to choose based on the data you have

    +    Most importantly, you will gain experience in working with data using machine learning, especially for classification applications and cultivate your analytical skills.

     

    Registration–Marketing@asystec.ie

  • Tue
    09
    Sep
    2014

    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
    15
    Sep
    2014

    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 http://www.espiongroup.com/product/ediscovery-project-management-1

    Price: €695

  • Mon
    22
    Sep
    2014
    Wed
    24
    Sep
    2014

    ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing

    09:00

    Dublin


    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

     

    www.isa-skillnet.com/course/41/istqb-foundation-in-software-testing

  • Thu
    25
    Sep
    2014

    Bringing the Digital Disconnect


    Croke Park, Dublin



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    ReachOut.com (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 research@inspireireland.ie
    by Friday, 1 August 2014.

     

    Who will be attending

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    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.

     
      ReachOut.com
       

    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: research@inspireireland.ie / +353(0)1 7645666

  • Mon
    29
    Sep
    2014
    Thu
    02
    Oct
    2014

    Fourth Annual (ISC)2 Security Congress

    08:00

    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
    29
    Sep
    2014

    ICS: Spreadsheet Management & Controls

    6-7.30pm

    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 (sysmod.com) 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.

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014

    Data Edge Seminar: Deploying Synchronisation in LTE Networks

    8am – 1pm

    Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin


    Data Edge will host a seminar called ‘Deploying Synchronisation in LTE Networks’ in Citywest hotel on Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

    Packet synchronisation technologies are critical to the roll-out of ethernet backhaul networks, which are required for the successful deployment of LTE. This is of particular significance in Ireland as the leading mobile carriers are currently implementing 4G networks. Correct optimisation and synchronisation of LTE 4G networks is essential in order to improve speeds and reduce costs, complexity and data delays.

    This seminar aims to provide network engineers, planners, architects and managers with responsibility for deploying LTE technologies in Ireland with the very latest information and insights on synchronisation standards, deployment, testing, management and network optimisation.

    The keynote presentation will be given by leading industry expert Tim Frost from Calnex, a world leader in test and measurement solutions. Tim has several patents in the area of synchronisation and circuit emulation. He has also held several roles on international standards bodies such as the Small Cell Forum, Metro Ethernet Forum, ITU-T and IETF.

    Other industry experts speaking at the event include Simon Butcher from Microsemi, a leading global supplier of synchronisation and timing solutions to telecoms providers, and Adam Paterson from Calnex.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and the international speakers. A complimentary lunch is included in this free event.

    To register, e-mail Carol Glynn at cglynn@dataedge.ie or call her on 01 2866777.

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014

    Deploying Synchronisation in LTE Networks

    08:30 – 13:00

    Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin


     Data Edge will host a seminar called ‘Deploying Synchronisation in LTE Networks’ in Citywest hotel on Tuesday, 30th September 2014. 

    Packet synchronisation technologies are critical to the roll-out of ethernet backhaul networks, which are required for the successful deployment of LTE. This is of particular significance in Ireland as the leading mobile carriers are currently implementing 4G networks. Correct optimisation and synchronisation of LTE 4G networks is essential in order to improve speeds and reduce costs, complexity and data delays. 

    This seminar aims to provide network engineers, planners, architects and managers with responsibility for deploying LTE technologies in Ireland with the very latest information and insights on synchronisation standards, deployment, testing, management and network optimisation. 

    The keynote presentation will be given by leading industry expert Tim Frost from Calnex, a world leader in test and measurement solutions. Tim has several patents in the area of synchronisation and circuit emulation. He has also held several roles on international standards bodies such as the Small Cell Forum, Metro Ethernet Forum, ITU-T and IETF. 

    Other industry experts speaking at the event include Simon Butcher from Microsemi, a leading global supplier of synchronisation and timing solutions to telecoms providers, and Adam Paterson from Calnex. 

    Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and the international speakers. A complimentary lunch is included in this free event. 

    To register for this seminar: email Carol Glynn at cglynn@dataedge.ie or call her on 01 2866777. 

  • Fri
    10
    Oct
    2014

    1-Day Agile Estimating and Planning Training in Ireland

    08:00

    Dublin


    One of the most important aspects of agile development training is estimating and planning. Yes, these are important, even for agile software development. Although agile is a fluid and iterative process, that doesn’t mean that planning doesn’t have a place in its programming and project management.

    Despite the many worthless plans that we’ve all seen—which may make us want to skip planning altogether—this Agile Estimating and Planning Training will demonstrate that it’s possible to create accurate project plans useful for programming testing—and projecting forward from 6-9 months. Our Agile Estimating and Planning Training will teach you how to create practical, useful and reliable plans for your software development projects.

    If your crew view planning as something to be avoided, or your organization uses plans as something to hold against development crew, this popular estimating and planning course can help your company break both of those attitudes and cycles.

    Attendees will leave with a solid understanding and experience of agile release and iteration planning. The course also looks at various approaches to estimating including unit-less points and ideal time. The class will present four specific techniques for deriving reliable estimates, including how to use the popular Planning Card technique and other techniques that dramatically improve a project’s chances of on-time completion.

    By using this approach to estimating, crew learn to answer the ever-challenging questions that plague every development crew: “When will we be done?” and “How soon can we have all of these features?”

    PMPs: This course counts for 7.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

    You Will Learn

    • How to create an accurate and useful project plan
    • The importance of estimating size and deriving duration
    • The differences between story points and ideal time
    • The advantages of an abstract measure of size
    • Techniques for creating estimates
    • When and how to re-estimate
    • How and when to perform release and iteration planning
    • Tips for communicating about estimates and plans

    What You Get

    • High quality training from an industry expert
    • A light breakfast buffet, a lunch, an afternoon snack, and continuously replenished drinks
    • A printed copy of the course materials

    Course Outline

    The Purpose of Planning, Estimation Units, Desirable attributes, Estimate size, derive duration, Estimating in story points, Estimating in ideal time, Debating the merits, Techniques for Estimating, Triangulation, Effort vs. accuracy, Planning Card, Re-estimating, Three re-estimation scenarios, Sprint Planning, Velocity-driven, Commitment-driven, Release Planning, How to estimate velocity, Velocity as a range, Predicting project

    For more details log-on to: MyAgilePreparation

    Pricing & Registration Details:

    Workshop price: EUR 549 || Early Bird price: EUR 449 || Early Bird Date: 04th Sep, 2014

  • Thu
    16
    Oct
    2014

    itSMF Ireland Conference

    09:00

    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.

    Speaker

    Topic

    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 www.itsmf.ie/conference.html 

    For more information on the itSMF Ireland Industry Awards for excellence in IT Service Management visit: www.itsmf.ie/awards.html  

  • Mon
    08
    Dec
    2014
    Wed
    10
    Dec
    2014

    (ISC)2 Inaugural Security Congress

    09:00

    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: www.EMEAcongress.isc2.org


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