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WCC 2015 Education Track 2: IP3
11:00 ~ 17:30, Oct 7, 2015 / Room L (Room 301)
IFIP IP3, the International Professional Practice Partnership is leading the development of the global ICT profession. (
October 7(Wed.) 11:00-11:30
01. Managing the risks of ICT, the global profession. The case for accreditation, certification and mutual recognition
Brenda Aynsley (OAM, FACS CP, Chair IFIP International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) and President Australian Computer Society 2014-15)
  Brenda has two passions in this life: to promote the value of professionalism as a necessary condition for all practitioners of ICT and to promote the Internet as a communications medium that can enable and empower citizens and communities. She has been an active participant in the WSIS Forums and the multistakeholder participatory process leading her delegation in Geneva since 2012 to raise the need for professionalism in ICT practice in developed and developing countries.
October 7(Wed.) 11:30-12:00
02. Case study 1: The Journey of ICT professionals in Australia
  The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has embarked on a journey to improve professional standards of ICT and to enhance the recognition of ICT professionals for more than 8 years. The process began with the introduction of the ACS IP3 Accredited Certification program in 2008 and the Australian Professional Standards Scheme in 2010. Since then, ICT Professionalism has grown in recognition and stature. This case study will examine how ICT Professionals in Australia has achieved legal recognition on the same level as engineers, solicitors and accountants.
Anthony Wong (Past President, Vice-President, Honorary Life member and a Fellow of the ACS)
  He is also a Past President of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) and an IFIP Councilor. Anthony held senior management positions in multinational corporations and government, including as CIO of the Australian Tourist Commission during the Sydney 2000 Olympics and led the development of digital publishing for Thomson in the Asia Pacific. He is the Principal of a multidisciplinary legal and consulting firm, AGW Lawyers & Consultants specializing in IT and the Digital Economy.
October 7(Wed.) 12:00-12:30
03. Case study 2: IITPSA SAQA/NQF and standards of practice, Adrian Schofield, FIITPSA, PMIITPSA
  In the late 1980s/early 1990s, the South African government recognized the need to revise the approach to education and training in order to build better vocational competency. Following lengthy stakeholder consultation, the Ministers of Education and Labour agreed to implement a National Qualifications Framework (NQF), using lessons learned from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other countries, adapted to the prevailing conditions in South Africa.

The NQF is administered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), which commenced operations in 1996. Considerable effort and resources were contributed by the industrial, commercial and other sectors to draw up the Unit Standards and Qualifications that populate the NQF, ensuring that they integrate vertically and horizontally with the skills development required for career path support and that they are compatible with international standards.

In this presentation, IITPSA will examine the roles of the stakeholders in utilising the NQF and interfacing with SAQA to create and maintain standards of practice that enhance the employability of practitioners locally and internationally.
Adrian Schofield (Vice Chair of the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3))
  Adrian Schofield is a Vice Chair of the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), where he heads the Standards & Accreditation Council. He is a Fellow, a Director and Vice President of IITPSA (the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa), Vice Chairman of the Africa ICT Alliance, and holds the post of Manager, Applied Research of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
October 7(Wed.) 14:00-14:30
04. Case study 3: CIPS’s Journey into Professionalism
  This case study is an analysis of CIPS’s Journey into Professionalism, detailing CIPS’s background, national and international contributions, strategic partnerships, challenges and recommendations.
Stephen Ibaraki
  CIPS Fellow, With over 100 senior executive roles, awards and recognitions, Stephen Ibaraki is a multiple award winning educator, researcher, speaker, writer, serial entrepreneur and executive board chairman since the 1980s’ and first working with technology since 1965. For more information, go to: Keynote 38th International Conference on Software Engineering: Speaker United CIPS IDG-IT WORLD
October 7(Wed.) 14:30-15:00
05. Case study 4: The IPSJ Model for IT Professional Certification
  Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) has developed a certification system for advanced IT professionals called Certified IT Professional, CITP, with the purpose of establishing not only the profession of IT but also the professional community in the IT domain. In this system, IPSJ uses the IT Skill Standards (ITSS) and Common Career Skill Framework (CCSF) as a standard, both developed by the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) of Japan. Two certification schemes, direct and indirect, have been developed. In the direct scheme, IPSJ certifies a professional individually. In the indirect scheme, to make use of the spread of ITSS among Japanese companies, IPSJ certifies a professional who has certified by a company that IPSJ had accredited. The direct scheme put into operation in 2014, and the indirect scheme in 2015. IPSJ has a plan to take IP3 accreditation.
Akira Shibata (Chair, Committee of the Certification of Individuals, Information Processing Society of Japan)
October 7(Wed.) 16:00-16:30
06. The Road to Accreditation
  Information technology underpins almost every facet of 21st century life and more than half the world's population expects that technology to serve their needs efficiently, reliably and securely. The sheer scale of dependency emphasizes the risks of failure, whether it is at the infrastructure level, the application layer or the device. Mitigation of those risks requires that systems are designed, developed, implemented and maintained by practitioners working to the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.

IFIP represents the global desire of the world's practitioners to work together to deliver the required output to their stakeholders and the IP3 (International Professional Practice Partnership) initiative is the means for the national societies and institutes to demonstrate that their certified members do indeed consistently achieve the standards of performance expected from experts in the respective fields.

In this session, Adrian Schofield, the IP3 Chair Standards and Accreditation Council, will outline how the IFIP societies can embark on a successful journey to achieving international recognition for their certified professionals and technologists. IP3 has developed a framework of processes, guidelines and standards that enable associations to map their own operations for professional certification against the international norms and then show how to achieve acceptable compliance to have their scheme accredited. The framework is continuously being refined, using the experience gained from the already accredited schemes, to ensure that achieving compliance is a straightforward process that enhances the internal efficiencies of the applicant bodies.
SAC offers support and consulting services to assist associations in preparing applications for accreditation.
Adrian Schofield (FIITPSA, PMIITPSA, Chair Standards and Accreditation Council IP3)
October 7(Wed.) 16:30-17:30
07. IFIP IP3 developing global partnerships to deliver the gold standard of professionalism
  The speaker will wrap up the Case Studies presented earlier by reviewing what the gold standard is and why it is needed. The concept of partnership as encapsulated in the name “International Professional Practice Partnership” will be explored. A discussion of partnerships already in place, and the value of the relationship to both parties, will follow. Finally, we will consider partnerships IFIP IP3 are developing and the rationale for these.
Moira de Roche (PMIITPSA and Fellow IITPSA, IP3 Deputy Chair and Marketing Director, Learning Specialist.)
  Moira de Roche is an accomplished presenter, and is invited to speak at several Learning and Education conferences in South Africa every year. She has presented at IP3’s Thematic Workshop for the past four years, and delivered a paper “Professionalism in ICT in Developing Countries” at WCC 2008 in Milan.