Never waste a good crisis: develop a trustworthy digital ecosystem

Date: 09/11/2021

On 9 November, ITPE, IFIP-IP3 and CEN TC 428 will celebrate the 60th anniversary of IFIP with an online conference on IT Professionalism, entitled “Never waste a good crisis: develop a trustworthy digital ecosystem.

Our focus will be on what crises like the Covid pandemic and ethical dilemmas in the software industry mean for IT professionalism, and what role they can play in bridging skills gaps while maintaining trust in the digital transition. Speakers and panelists will join us from all over the globe, including the European community followed by perspectives from international partners.

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  • Jakub Christoph, IT Professionalism Europe

European policies on digital skills and technologies

Keynote speech: Crisis and why IT professionalism is important

10:05 – 10:25

  • Speaker tbc, DG GROW, European Commission

Digital Decade and role of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition


  • Jakub Kajtman, DG CNECT, European Commission

Standards for a shared European language in IT professional development: Competence is the key


  • Mary Cleary, CEN/TC428 Chair

European activities and use cases

From professional competence to best practice and moral integrity: overview of standards development for IT professionalism


  • Jutta Breyer, Project leader, CEN/TC 428

Interactive session – European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) in practice


  • Marie Montaldo, Digital Europe
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  • Moderator: Jutta Breyer



Global perspectives

Keynote speech


  • Speaker tbd

Panel Discussion: The role of the market and professional bodies in creating a trustworthy digital ecosystem


  • Srikantan Moorthy, Infosys GIC-IP3
  • Jee-In Kim, South Korea Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE)
  • Elizabeth Eastwood, Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand (IITP)
  • Marianne Kolding, IDC
  • Moderator: Mary Cleary
Global initiatives: Accountability – Code of Ethics


  • Zeynep Varoglu, UNESCO
  • Tatjana Welzer Druzovec, University of Maribor
  • Robin Raskin, GIC-IP3

Moderator: Liesbeth Ruoff – van Welzen

Closing remarks

14:55 – 15:00

  • Moira de la Roche, IFIP