IT Professionals Day to take place on 27 April

14 February 2017

IT Professionals Day is a dedicated day which celebrates the role and contribution that IT professionals play in advancing business and society. This day helps professionals realise their value and consider their own professional development. It also provides the opportunity for stakeholders to discuss relevant issues and for industry leaders to speak about global trends in the sector. It creates a momentum for individuals working in diverse IT roles to see themselves as part of a cohesive profession adhering to high ethical standards and using specialist knowledge to work in a responsible way, taking public welfare and safety into consideration.

Background

IT Professionals Day began its journey in Ireland in 2015 with a seminar hosted by ICS Foundation supported by the European Commission and leading Irish CIOs, CEOs, education and policy leaders. In 2016, eSkills Malta Foundation hosted a round-table discussion on professional standards attended by leading academics and business directors. In the same year, the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) hosted a scientific conference and technology workshop led by experts from leading IT companies and university representatives, with over 700 participants attending in person or online via live conference streaming.

Get Involved

In 2017, ICS in collaboration with eSkills Malta Foundation, with the support from CEPIS, the IT Professionalism Europe Network and the European Commission, are planning to organise this event collectively. Join in the movement and use this pan-European event to advance and promote the interests of all IT professionals.

Find more information on the Day and how to get involved visit https://techweek.ie/it-professionals-day/

Join the conversation on Twitter using #itprodayeu and #standupandgiveback