Become a partner

Damien O’sullivan

ECDL Foundation, Chief Executive Officer
Damien O’Sullivan joined the ECDL Foundation as Chief Executive Officer in June 2006. With a background in education and training, he has been involved with ECDL since its launch in Ireland in 1997, working on a range of projects to develop and deliver ECDL training and certification to the public and private sector. Prior to joining ECDL Foundation, Damien worked for the Irish Computer Society, the Licensee for ECDL in Ireland. In addition, Damien has been a member of various ECDL Foundation syllabus working groups, working within a panel of international experts to ensure that ECDL Foundation’s range of certification programmes are always up to date and relevant.

ECDL Foundation is the worldwide governing body for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), known as the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) outside Europe. ECDL / ICDL is the largest and fastest growing
end user desktop certification programme in the world with over 13 million registered Candidates and an operational presence in 100 countries worldwide. ECDL Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established by the Council of European Informatics Societies (CEPIS), the representative body for computer societies within Europe. For more information, please visit
  • Developing Skills for the Digital Workplace   |   Medzinárodný kongres ITAPA 2014: Future is TODAY
    This presentation explores the digital skills required for the modern workplace. Almost all workplaces are Digital Workplaces and workers require at least basic computer skills to be competent in their roles. However there remains a Digital Proficiency Gap in many organisations as the skills required in the workplace are not being developing in a formal way. A New Digital Divide is emerging, between the many people who have Digital Lifestyle Skills and those who have Digital Workplace Skills. The development of mobile technologies and social media tools
    has narrowed the traditional digital divide but the technologies and tools required in the workplace require a different set of skills. Research conducted through the ECDL network in Europe suggests a Digital Native Fallacy -
    the fallacy that young people have the digital skills required for work but in reality their skills are primarily Digital Lifestyle skills rather than Digital Workplace skills. It is imperative that we prepare people for the Digital Workplace by ensuring they achieve a competent level of Digital Proficiency.

Páčil sa ti článok? Zdieľaj ho a povedz o ňom aj ostatným
Nastavenie súborov cookies