Nominations are now open for the 2021 IFIP IP3 David O’Leary award, an award recognizing ICT professionalism.  The award was named in honour of David and his commitment to ICT professionalism, and is funded by REDDS Capital. 

David, who passed away in 2018, was a native of British Columbia Canada whose made significant contributions to ICT in academic, scientific, government, and industry at the provincial, national and international level. 

CIPS members may know him best as a former CIPS BC President but he was also an academic Dean, a member of the government ICT Sector Council, and speaker at global conferences for the UN and IEEE.  He was also founding CEO of Igen Knowledge solutions, contributor to IDG-IT World, and founding general partner of REDDS Capital.

The award acknowledges an individual or organization that has promoted and demonstrated Professionalism (Professional Practice), has worked as an Ethics Evangelist, and/or has made strides in fostering diversity among ICT practitioners. An individual or organization can be nominated.

The criteria used will include:

1) Professionalism – demonstrated commitment to all aspects of ICT professional practice:
a. Continuous Professional Development
b. Service to organisation and broader community
c. Trustworthiness
d. Accountability
e. Pride in the profession and setting a good example.

2) Ethics evangelism – in addition to ethical behaviour, takes every opportunity to spread the Ethics message.

3) Fosters diversity – works to promote gender, race, and digital equity.

The David O’Leary award includes a cash prize of USD1500, and travel to IFIPs General Assembly to receive the prize!

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Nominations Open for IFIP IP3 2021 David O’Leary Award