A Conversation to Mary Cleary - ICS Irish Computer Society
December 01, 2020
Paul C Dwyer
Mary Cleary is Secretary General of the Irish Computer Society and Chair of the Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. She has extensive expertise in and experience of representing the IT profession in Ireland, particularly at a European level, where she is Chair of the CEN TC 428, Digital Competences and IT Professionalism. She advises on European and national skills policy, advising the ICS CIO Forum on professionalism and Continuous Professional Development for all domains, with particular emphasis on eHealth. She holds a Master's Degree in Education, and has extensive experience of ICT professional programme design and implementation. She has worked on several national education initiatives, promoting ICT as a teaching and learning tool. She manages education outreach initiatives, as well as the professional and advocacy activities of HISI (Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland), and the delivery of a suite of national conferences annually. She is a delegate to the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) ICT SCC, and a committee member of the Irish Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN).