The President’s Speech

New BCS President, new BCS London venue!

BCS, 25 Copthall Avenue, London EC2R 7BP
11 Sept 2019
18:00 for a 18:30 Start

**event is relevant for all interested in BCS today and future, and implications for society**
** In association with BCS ELITE Group **

All Welcome. Free Event. Limited Spaces

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Come to the new BCS London location to welcome, meet and hear our new President 2019-20 and more!
From article 13.3.2019:
Michael “Grant said: ‘It is a huge honour to be elected as our new President and to represent our IT profession. The role comes with many challenges, not the least of which today is to strive and ensure that IT is good for society, as required by our Royal Charter.’ ”

Come to this event to hear and discuss topics such as:

  • How relevant are professional organisations in today’s world?
  • What is the role of BCS today, and where is it heading? And WCIT?
  • How important are volunteers for BCS, WCIT and similar organisations?
  • What are the benefits of volunteering?
  • How can You benefit from volunteering, and encourage others too?

  • Our esteemed presenters are:
  • MICHAEL GRANT FBCS – President 2019-20 at BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

  • Michael first entered the technology field in the flight simulation industry. He then spent 35 years working in a variety of international marketing and corporate communications roles at director and vice-president level within six IT companies: Gateway, Lotus Development, Commodore, ICL, Prime Computer and Wang. More recently, he worked in IT recruitment, having founded his own pan-European IT headhunting company. He is an associate director of Harvey Nash, one of the world’s leading IT services and recruitment organisations.

  • LADY PARMLEY (WENDY), Master Information Technologist - Master, The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

  • Career highlights include leadership positions in four Inner London Schools, latterly as Principal of a Technology College. She is a Director of her own Educational consultancy, advising the Department of Education on underperforming schools.

    Food and Drink with Networking after the event.

    3D Printing & AI

    BCS, 25 Copthall Avenue, London EC2R 7BP
    16 Sept 2019
    18:00 for a 18:30 Start

    **This event is relevant for all interested in 3D printing, AI, innovation and implications for society**

    All Welcome. Free Event. Limited Spaces

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    3D printing is one of today’s innovative new technologies
    – what are its implications for society?

    Come to this informative ‘show’n’tell’ event, to learn and discuss:

  • What is 3D printing? How’s it related to AI?
  • What products can it produce?
  • Which industries and types of organisations are using it so far?
  • What technologies, software and processes are involved?
  • What types of people are involved?
  • What potential benefits and risks/disadvantages of 3D printing?
  • How can you learn more and get involved?

  • Our presenters are:
  • Gregory Epps – CEO, React Robotics
  •  About React Robotics: Producers of DogBot, the quadruped robotics platform for Artificial Intelligence research.
  • Sarat Babu – CEO, Betatype

  • About Betatype: Helping companies realise commercial applications in metal 3D printing through advanced design and process control software.

    Networking after the event.

    Data Data Everywhere, but....

    BCS, 25 Copthall Avenue, London EC2R 7BP
    2 Oct 2019
    18:00 for a 18:30 Start

    **In association with BCS Data Management Specialist Group **

    **This event is relevant for all interested in IT, data and implications for society**

    All Welcome. Free Event. Limited Spaces

    Data Quality is Behavioural,
    Data Quality Management is Organisational

    How and why do most organisations compromise financial and quality performance through poor management of data?
    What are the root causes of data quality problems?
    What is the ‘Data Zoo’ concept?

    Join us to explore these questions, and to consider a framework for organisational data quality management.

    Our expert presenter is:

  • JULIAN SCHWARZENBACH – Director, Data and Process Advantage,
    & Chair of BCS Data Management Specialist Group
  • Julian is a data evangelist with over 25 years of experience in data management. He is the originator of the Data Zoo concept, a unique exploration of different generic behaviours that people exhibit towards data, and what drives these behaviours. He regularly presents at conferences on data related topics, is also Chair of the BCS Data Management SG and is a member of the BSI B/555, AMT/4 and MBD/1 committees for standards development relating to data.

    Networking after the event.