itSMF Ireland and ISACA Ireland Conference – IT Governance 2012

itSMF Ireland are running our first conference in conjunction with
ISACA. As a member of the board of directors of itSMF Ireland,  I am delighted that we have the opportunity to run this event for our members. We are looking forward to hearing from some excellent speakers.

The event is open for both members and non-members of itSMF Ireland and ISACA. The cost for attending the event represents great value for money considering how much other day long events and conferences cost.

Starts:
Friday, 12 October 2012, at 9am

Ends:
Friday, 12 October 2012, at 5pm

Venue:
Alexander Hotel Dublin

Website www.itsmf.ie/conference.html

itSMF Ireland and ISACA are delighted to announce that the two chapters will host a full-day conference on IT governance.

The conference will feature both local and international speakers, vendor exhibits and IT service management simulation games and provides an opportunity to network with colleagues from IT service management, audit and security.

The conference will cover topics such as governance, ITIL, mobile security, service improvement, professionalism in service management and COBIT 5. In addition, there will be a panel discussion featuring industry experts.

The keynote speaker is Billy Hawkes, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner.

Derek McCullagh, chairman of itSMF Ireland, said itSMF Ireland is delighted to be collaborating with ISACA in staging this conference.

ItSMF Ireland

The Irish chapter of ISACA was formed in 1998 to cater for the growing group of people in Ireland interested in information systems audit and security issues.

The itSMF is the only truly independent and internationally recognised forum for IT service management professionals worldwide. itSMF Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation and is a prominent player in the on-going development and promotion of IT service management best practice, standards and qualifications.

To book your place for the conference and for more information on both organisations and this event, please visit the itSMF Ireland website and the ISACA website.

Prices:

Member fee: €50

Non-member fee: €70

Irish chapter of of itSMF raises much needed funds for local charity.

Latest press release from itSMF Ireland.

Irish chapter of IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) raises €3,200 funds for Laura Lynn House.

Fundraising event marks announcement of the itSMF supported charity.

Dublin, 8th August, 2012: The Irish chapter of the IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) has raised €3,200 from members and sponsors for the Laura Lynn House following a recent itSMF event held in Dublin.  Laura Lynn House is the supported charity of itSMF Ireland.

itSMF Ireland, an independent forum for IT Service Management professionals, holds regular events throughout the year promoting the on-going development of IT Service Management best practice, standards and qualifications.  The next diary event is a one day conference in partnership with ISACA and is to be held on Friday 12th October 2012 (www.itsmf.ie/events).   The Irish chapter also announced a new call for members as the forum continues to gather traction in Ireland.

Funds for Laura Lynn House were raised through a raffle and donations from members attending the event and support from key corporate sponsors including Arkphire, Davern ITSM, Fujitsu, Irish Life & Permanent, Van Haren Publishing, Vero Solutions and Bank of Ireland.

Bank of Ireland matched the money raised on the night through its community investment and charity initiative, “Give Together” bringing the total raised to €3,200.

Mark O’Loughlin, Director at itSMF Ireland said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support Laura Lynn House and raise these much needed funds for such a deserving cause. Thank you to all our members who participated and those who provided the prizes for the event.”

Supporting children with life limiting conditions and their families, the Laura Lynn House(www.sunshinehome.ie) provides high quality transitional care, home support, respite, crisis and end of-life care, thereby making the last days of a child’s life more bearable for children and their families.

Pictured is Derek McCullagh, Chairman itSMF Ireland, Johnny Cox, Bank of Ireland and Sarah Meagher, Children’s Sunshine Home & Laura Lynn House.