Irish Winner accounted as a Global winner at TADHack

TADHack-2015 2Last weekend, Kodacall, a SpinOut of Telecommunications Software and System Group (TSSG) headed up a very successful global hackathon, TADHack at the NDRC, The Digital Exchange, Dublin.

Entries even came from WebRTC Security headed by Alan Johnston, who were not pitching for a prize, but, rather using TADHack as a platform to promote an important security issue on ‘man in the middle attacks’ with WebRTC.

There were numerous prize winners worldwide and Neil Flynn who works at TSSG as a Software Developer won a global prize for his hack on a client that can store Customer to Customer Agent conversations.

The OPENi project developer took part in the hackathon to increase the exposure of OPENi Project and to develop an application using the OPENi Platform. The application developed over the weekend targeted the area of customer service and the conversation users have with customer service agents.

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Successful TADHack Global Event 13-14 June 2015

TSSG Spinout, Kodacall, headed up a very success TADHack at multi-location hackaton which took place in 14 Countries worldwide on 13 – 14th June.

TADHack-2015-banner-fTADHack in 2015 was roughly double the size of last year, with close to 1400 registrations, 800+ attendees and 90+ hacks. It was an intense experience for everyone involved. Cooperation between teams was amazing, diversity is important to winning ,and the sponsors had an intense couple of days as developers hacked hard on their APIs and platforms. We even had entries such as WebRTC Security by Alan Johnston and his team, which was not pitching for a prize, rather using TADHack as a platform to promote an important security issue on ‘man in the middle attacks’ with WebRTC.  Global prize winners:

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WIT on the crest of the next wave of Technology

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Pictured Dr James O’Sullivan, TTO Manager WIT, Eamonn de Lester, IoT Course Leader and TSSG co-founder: Prof Willie Donnelly, President WIT and Chairman TSSG, Kathryn Kiely, Industry Services Manager WIT, Dr Mícheál Ó Foghlú, CTO FeedHenry and Barry Downes, CEO TSSG.

A new course which explores the disciplines, technologies, tools and business opportunities in connecting people, places and things has been developed by WIT and world renowned research group, Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG).

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in the Internet of Things will prepare graduates for the next wave innovation in computing. The programme will explore the software and devices that are transforming the way we live, work and interact. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to become a new type of Software Professional. They will possess an in-depth understanding of how connected devices can interoperate with mobile and cloud applications to deliver new categories of product and services.

According to Eamonn de Leastar, joint Course Leader of the programme, “WIT is very excited about the introduction of the new honours degree programme. The Internet of Things degree embodies a fusion of skills previously seen as separate disciplines: programming and the world of digital and analogue electronics. While our primary focus will be in first class software skills, understanding devices, sensors, networking and communications technology will offer fascinating insights to our students. We believe they will be able to envisage, design and implement the future!”

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IPACSO presents its Cyber Security and Privacy Innovation Boot camps in Ireland

As part of the training and coaching of innovators that IPACSO facilitates the 1st boot camp was a success in the Arclabs Research and Innovation Centre in Waterford on Monday 8th June 2015.  The local innovators (Primeur, Soloton and Sedicii) joined us for our workshop, which facilitated the first introduction to the online version of the IPACSO framework.  Adopting one of the product ideas we used this interactive session to get some tangible results on where the product currently sits in its innovation cycle and recommendations for its next steps towards a robust business driven implementation and investment strategy.  There are 2 further boot camps planned for Ireland, to be hosted by IBM Innovation Lab in Dublin on 16th June and CSIT, Queens, Belfast on 30th June. Register HERE

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IPACSO gets a mention at the High-level Cybersecurity Conference, EC, May 28th, Brussels


IPACSO : Innovation Framework for Privacy & Cyber Security Market Opportunities, supported by the European Commission.

Two years after the adoption of the EU Cyber Security Strategy, coinciding with the announcement of the Digital Single Market Strategy of which cyber security is an important component, the 2nd High-level evaluation Conference provided an overview of the state of play of the implementation of the five main priorities of the Strategy and showcase highlights of its main actions.

As IPACSO is part of the NIS WG3 steering committee it has particular interest in progression of the proposal for a Network and Information Security Directive, the EU cyber security industrial strategy and the next steps for capacity building for cyber defense and fighting Cyber Crime. The NIS Plenary on 27th May provided a timely opportunity to reassess the enablers and barriers of the European Cyber Security market in line with the strategic research agenda formulation.  Of interest to the participants were the real life stories of innovation and start-ups emerging in Europe from R&D activities and again Paul Timmers mentioned some of the IPACSO winners of these innovation awards.

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