IT Professionalism Conference


Date: 20-22/04/2021

The IT Professionalism Conference will take place during three half-day online sessions on 20-22 April.

The event will encompass a wide range of topics related to IT professionalism, such as comparing Europe to other continents, and discussing European initiatives to develop competences for developing software and blockchain. Day 3 will focus on what it means to become an IT Professional – particularly for young people preparing for an IT career. The event will be co-hosted by IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE)eSkills Malta Foundation and Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.

On 20 April – ‘The Challenge of Professionalism in Europe and Beyond’, we will hear from representatives of the Commission on the latest EU policies related to IT professionalism. The panel discussion will feature speakers from different parts of the world sharing their experience on the topic.

On 21 April – ‘IT Professionalism in Practice’  – we will focus on tackling skills gaps in the sectors of software and blockchain.

22 April – Are you studying to work in IT? Or are you considering choosing this career path? Then this day is for you. During the panel discussion, experiences and skills needed to start a career in IT will be discussed. We will also hold a ‘CV clinic’, exploring how to improve your application to get hired. Send us your CV and motivation letter and get live feedback during the event.

See the full programme and registration form below!

If you have any questions, please contact us at: events@itprofessionalism.org


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Programme


20 April: The Challenge of Professionalism in Europe and Beyond

The European Skills Agenda and the Pact for Skills

14:30-14:40

  • André Richier, European Commission, DG GROW.D1 (Skills, Services and Professions)

Developing IT Professionalism in Europe

14:40-14:50

  • Anusca Ferrari, European Commission, DG EAC.C4 (Digital Education)

CEN – IT Professionalism: European standards

14:50-15:10

  • Mary Cleary, CEN/TC428, Irish Computer Society and Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

IT Professionalism Europe Activities and Progress

15:10-15:25


Findings of the study on IT Professionals skills gaps in Malta

15:25-15:40

  • Carm Cachia, eSkills Malta and Maltese Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

Break

15:40-15:50


New I-DESI report: IT Professionals Supply and Demand (where Europe stands globally)?

15:50-16:05

  • Balazs Zorenyi, European Commission, DG CNECT.F4 (Digital Economy and Skills) 

Panel discussion. What is done in other countries on IT professionalism?

16:05-16:50

  • Mike Hinchey, International Federation for Information Processing, IFIP
  • TBD, ACM (US)
  • Yaoko Nakagawa, IPSJ (Japan)

Moderator: Mary Cleary, Irish National Coalition


Closing remarks

16:50-17:00

  • Mary Cleary, CEN/TC428, Irish Computer Society and Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

21 April: IT Professionalism in Practice: Software and Blockchain

Software and its relevance in Europe

10:00-10:15

  • TBD, European Commission, DG CNECT.E2 (Cloud and Software)

Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills – Software

10:15-10:30

  • Helena Lovegrove, Project Leader, Digital Europe

Blockchain and its relevance in Europe

10:30-10:45

  • TBD, European Commission, DG CNECT.F3 (Digital Innovation and Blockchain)

Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills – Blockchain

10:45-11:00

  • Parisa Ghodous-Shariat Torbaghan, Project Leader, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Regulating Blockchain and AI at the national level – A Maltese Perspective

11:00-11:15

  • Joshua Ellul, Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta

Break

11:15-11:30


Panel discussion. Increasing European technological sovereignty and business competitiveness

11:30-12:30

  • TBD, European Commission
  • Helena Lovegrove, Digital Europe
  • Justina Bieliauskaite, Digital SME Alliance
  • Parisa Ghodous-Shariat Torbaghan, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • Jutta Breyer, Independent Consultant in ICT Professionalism for Europe

Moderator: Mary Cleary, Irish National Coalition


Closing remarks

12:30-12:45

  • Carm Cachia, eSkills Malta and Maltese Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

22 April: Becoming an IT Professional: Session for young people

Panel: Young IT professionals – what to expect?

14:30-15:30

  • Aliona Viršutienė, Vinted
  • More Speakers TBD

Break

15:30-15:40


Why should you join an IT professional body and what does it bring to you and your career?

15:40-16:10

  • Mary Cleary, Irish Computer Society
  • Daniel Krupka, German Informatics Society

CV Clinic: Improve your CV based on the e-Competence Framework

16:10-17:10

  • Katarina Pažur Aničić, University of Zagreb

Closing remarks

17:10-17:20