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Exactly what is a 'Professional'?

I recently agreed to give a talk to a group of IT Professionals entitled "Professionalism in IT, does it matter?". During the talk there was much consternation when, after posing a series of questions to the audience, I told them that 'none of you are IT professionals' - and this to a seasoned audience of senior practitioners in the industry.

My justification for making that bold statement was not that this audience was made up of incompetent, untrustworthy…

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Added by Paul David Jagger on April 11, 2013 at 21:07 — No Comments

This house believes that Academic Education will never meet the skills needs of the IT Profession

An Oxford Union style Debate

"This house believes that Academic Education will never meet the skills needs of the IT Profession"

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists are jointly hosting an Oxford Union style debate on Wednesday 12 June 2013, 6.30pm - 9.00pm at Armourers' Hall in the City of London.

Guests of honour…

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Added by Paul David Jagger on April 2, 2013 at 16:26 — 2 Comments

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