John is a passionate and inspirational communication skills trainer, coach and public speaker. He is dedicated to helping business communicators perform in front of an audience in a confident, convincing and compelling way. Prior to setting up his communication consultancy in 1988, he ran a 700 strong direct sales force in the financial services industry.
Selling brand you. This session is about thinking of yourself as a brand and not as an employee. Implicit in a brand is a promise. The promise of what the brand will deliver and how it will make you feel as you use or consume it. In other words a brand appeals to your emotions. You, too, have to appeal to your listener's emotions both in the way you craft your message and deliver it. This session will look at the 5 elements of your brand story and how to deliver it physically and vocally.
Communication is a performance when you are presenting in front of the one, the few or the many and we will look at the 3 principles you need to embrace:
Words alone don't communicate. Facts alone are difficult to remember. Emotion is the key to impact.
Paul Sachs has had a long career in the IT industry, working in the petroleum, finance and public sectors. Most recently Paul was responsible for designing the cash flow forecasting systems for the UK Government. The system is in daily use by the UK Treasury to balance the country’s tax receipts with the treasury gilt programme objectives.
In 2008 Paul and his brother discussed the possibility of developing a computer system that would remove paper from the legal system and increase the efficiency of justice. With an eye to the future, Paul and his team are discussing the use of the system in different parts of the world including developing countries where the efficient application of justice can increase the rule of law and help to improve conditions.
Paul will be speaking about their journey through the seven years. He will highlight the important factors that have led to the success of the system and identify the issues that caused problems and how they were able to overcome them. It will be an honest appraisal of the challenge of turning a good idea into a commercial reality which he hopes will help and inspire anyone who is starting on the journey.
Bev Sachs will be speaking about their journey through the seven years. She will highlight the important factors that have led to the success of the system and identify the issues that caused problems and how they were able to overcome them. It will be an honest appraisal of the challenge of turning a good idea into a commercial reality which she hopes will help and inspire anyone who is about to embark on the journey.
Analysts, Programmers, Developers, Testers, Trainers, Technical or Non-technical people.
Michael Atkin Faleye is a formidable Technical Consultant He holds a Bsc in Sociology and LLB in Law. He has over 15 years IT experience. He is a dynamic individual with experience in full life-cycle application development, including Strategizing, analysis, data modeling, design and coding, testing, implementation support and documentation. He has tremendous knowledge of UNIX and Oracle administration including IntermediatE and InterconnecT billing software. Additionally, He worked in a variety of challenging, fast-moving, management roles, utilizing abilities in resourcing, leadership and the development of the potential in others. He possesses excellent interpersonal skills, and especially enjoys customer/client facing roles.
Michael worked in a diverse range of sectors encompassing retail, IT, manufacturing and teaching where he gained considerable broad knowledge inclusive of general management experience. He also worked for Kantar Media Barb, Teoco Corporation, Aircom UK, Agilisys (HFBP) UK, Verizon, Energis Plc and Logica Plc, amongst others.
Michael has very wide and deep knowledge of several databases and Softwares ((Oracle, Sybase, Access, SQL-Server, Toad, Citrix, TextPad, Openview, etc) and their corresponding languages. (All with slight syntax differences). He is a member of several Software “Open –Universities” including Oracle Open University and Oracle Technology Network.
CEO of Seat Consulting (UK) 33 years solid IT Industry experience, having undertaken assignments in the USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Hong Kong,Brazil to name but a few, on behalf of large multi-national companies. My focus has always been that of the realisation of Enterprise Systems Architecture and turning around failing IT projects, Architectural practices, rejuvenating, rescuing and delivering value from Architecture teams embedded within blue chip organisations.
Dozie is an accomplished SAP Certified Consultant, Project Manager and Portfolio Manager with Global experience across various industries in successful Global SAP implementations including SAP HANA, Supplier Relationship Management(SRM), Master Data Management(MDM), Supply Chain Management(SCM), Product Lifecycle Management(PLM), Business Planning and Consolidation(BPC), Enterprise Resource Planner(ERP), Enterprise Portal, Governance Risk and Compliance(GRC), Solution Manager, Process Integration(PI), Human Capital Management(HCM), Business Intelligence(BI/BW), NetWeaver, Cloud, Migration, Transformation programmes, etc.
Dozie currently works for Unilever as an SAP Technical Delivery Portfolio Manager
Mandy Chessell CBE FREng CEng FBCS is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, member of the IBM Academy of Technology and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
She is known for inventing and implementing tools and practices that have effected a step change in the productivity and reliability of Internet based business software. Mandy was identified in 2000 as one of MIT Technology Review's hundred young people most likely to make significant 21st Century technical innovation. She is also distinguished as the first woman to win a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal.
Mandy has published numerous titles and has over 50 patents issued worldwide. Mandy is a trusted advisor to executives from large organizations, working with them to develop their strategy and architecture relating to the governance, integration and management of information.
She currently works in the IBM Analytics Group CTO office where she leads the development of Analytics Group's technical strategy. Mandy is also driving the move to open metadata and governance through the Apache Atlas open source project.
More information about Mandy’s work and publications can be found in Wikipedia here:
Clarence Odogwu is an accomplished, business-focused Senior Technology Leader, with over 18 years’ experience in Information Cyber Security, Technology Delivery and Compliance. He has significant international experience in close to 40 countries, spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Clarence has a track record of successfully delivering technology change that enables business transformation and has led the delivery of best-in-class strategic security agendas in line with business priorities, often in complex operating environments.
Clarence has held a variety of leadership roles in some of the world’s leading global multi-billion dollar organizations including a $12 Billion FMCG business, a $37 Billion Engineering and Construction corporation, a £2 Billion FTSE 250 international Industrial Engineering/Manufacturing group, and a $131 Billion Telecommunications organization.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Westminster and is an Alumni of the Durham University Business School Executive Masters Programme in Business Administration.
He is currently Chief Information Security Officer at Home Retail Group where he is leading the design, delivery, operation, evolution and promotion of a world-class security programme that protects customer data, business data and systems.
Nesochi has over fifteen years of experience in providing quality training, coaching and mentoring to a wide range of learners - from apprentices and job seekers to managers and executives. She has also worked with organizations across different sectors including: Equitable Life Assurance Society, Lloyds Banking Group, QA, Reed learning PLC, Network Rail, Hertfordshire County Council, Acer, Associated Press, Subsea7, Imperial College, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, Milton Keynes College, Thomson Reuters Elite, Tickets.com, River Island, MK Dons Football Club, Royal Mail, A4e and The Baytree Centre.
She holds a B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an MA in Coaching and Mentoring practice from Oxford Brookes University. In addition to this, she is a Microsoft Office Master Specialist and qualified assessor, she holds a Certificate in Training Practice and is an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Nesochi is passionate about developing people and making knowledge as simple and accessible as possible. She loves helping people learn, motivating them and helping them achieve their goals.
Presented at the 12th Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research conference hosted by The International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University Business School in January 2016.
Opeyemi Emmanuel is a Software developer as well as programmer with an interest in Microsoft technologies. He focuses on Microsoft SharePoint geared towards developing business applications to improve the communications and business processes of organisations. He has worked for various clients both in public and private sectors.
He is a SharePoint specialist who is very keen on troubleshooting and resolving issues with his SharePoint skills in application development, farm configuration and administration. He has led technical teams and been an interface with business leads so as to ensure that the capabilities of SharePoint as a software delivery platform are aligned with their business requirements.
Opeyemi has mentored development teams while playing a crucial role in developing SharePoint solutions and architecture.
An IT professional, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil. with over 15 years experience in development and service management within the telecom's and financial industry.
Regional head (EMEA) for service management for Equity Traded Derivatives (ETD) in a major investment bank.
Service management: This seminar will cover not just the IT support of a by gone era, but the difference between traditional IT support and service management
Tanya has a solid and varied career in project and programme management spanning voluntary, government and commercial organisations both in the UK and abroad. Tanya is a senior PMO leader with lots of practical know how around setting up single projects or vast portfolios for success and seeing them through their lifecycle to completion. She has also had the opportunity to grow extensive hands on experience through leading the delivery of major projects and programmes.
One of Tanya’s favourite activities is coaching and training colleagues towards adopting successful ways of working for project and programme management. Being an accredited workplace coach allows Tanya to work with colleagues to identify the challenges they face and provide effective support with developing action plans to resolve them.
A keen project enthusiast, Tanya keeps abreast of developments in the field and shares experience and new found best practice via requests from her network. She is always looking for innovative ways of doing things and bringing projects and programmes to life to help them land successfully.
Ayem has over 14 years IT support, system development and governance experience and in the last 7 years have worked as a Systems Development Quality Assurance Manager.
His core competences as a QA have been in various ERP, CRM, bespoke and mobile device application (android & iOS) within Government & Public Sectors, Retail, Banking & Finance Sectors and ITP sectors where I undertook roles as the Quality Assurance lead under various testing methodologies – Agile, Scrum, V-Model, Test-driven Development (TDD) & Rapid Application development (RAD).
Ayem’s technical experience, hands-on approach, managerial and soft people skills enables him to represent Quality Assurance at appropriate governance forums and boards while providing specialist knowledge and support during Project Delivery.
A Risk Management professional and a chartered accountant with extensive international experience, complemented with a strong technical background in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Computer Science from Merton College, University of Oxford.
She currently works for BP as the IT Risk and Methodology Lead within the Digital Security & Risk function. Previously worked at Edwards Group, Royal Dutch Shell and Lucent Technologies - in a wide variety of roles including Group Risk and Controls Manager, Internal Auditor, Asset Information Consultant and Software Developer.
I love tech and startups and have a strong C# .NET background. Having a keen interest in tech and design I believe that a good product should have qualities such as ease of use, strong performance and reliability as well as value for money. I also believe a highly cohesive team can deliver this.
Three attendee benefits:
• Understanding mobile app development
• Enriching Customer engagement and Satisfaction
• Successful delivery of mobile applications
Dr Tayo Abinusawa is a digital native adept at developing insight-led solutions and customer-centric strategies, which boost profits, disrupt industries and streamline processes for global clients. He helps businesses discover and harness benefits by unlocking complexities around growth, changing consumer behaviour, customer experiences and journeys, innovation and new product development. Having worn many hats throughout his career: management consultant, strategist, product manager, project manager, business analyst, lecturer and even engineer; Tayo is proficient at leading multi-disciplinary projects and solving some of the most complex challenges for global clients.
Additionally, he is a writer, and regular speaker at conferences/lectures series on start-up, marketing, digital, consumer behaviour, and open innovation i.e. Academy of Marketing. He has a PhD in Management from King’s College London where he researched digital innovation at Apple, Dell and Linux, developing a model for improving organisational growth and performance in the age of digital. During his time at King’s College London he also delivered courses in marketing, research and corporate strategy.
John is currently CEO of CPM and a founder to 3 Technology start-ups.
John's is a computing career professional having started as an algorithmic programmer, he has run extensive projects and departments, been in large complex outsourcing contracts and held senior IT leadership positions (regional CTO) within SAS (the Business Analytics Company) and Intel. John has particular focus on Big Data and High Performance Analytics using information to create new products, services and markets; or redefine competitive advantage.
John is a IT profession skills assessor specialising in Strategy and Architecture; Portfolio, programme and project management; and Applications Design and Development. He is a Vice-Chair GIC Director IP3-GIC. Founded by the united Nations. He is on the ISO committee for Industrial Architectures and represent the UK on a range of IT bodies.
Wale Sangosanya is a Cybersecurity and Risk Management Consultant. He is a senior partner with Isecurdata and a certified trainer with over 18 years’ experience. He has held various positions with some Fortune100 companies such as Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, E-Speed International (Cantor Fitzgerald), Credit Suisse First Boston, Verizon Business - from systems support to extensive exposure in the implementation of systems and technical project management deliverables.
His professional qualifications include a first and second degree in Computer Science and Microelectronics & Computer Engineering respectively. Other industry held professional qualifications include - CISSP, MCSE, CCNP, CISM, CISA, ITIL, Prince2, CHFI, LPT and CEH.
An IT Professional with over 12 years’ experience at various roles in multidisciplinary organizations’ - Health Services, Non-profit Organizations’, Private and Public Sectors.
Yemi holds a BEng. Computer Systems Engineering from City University and a MSc. Business Systems Integration using SAP Technology. She is a certified Test Consultant and a SAP Certified Solutions Architect. She currently works as a SharePoint Business Analyst for a Local Authority as the Lead Business Analyst for transformation and service improvement for the SharePoint 2013 Project, including the provision of business analysis for the project. She has recently developed an avid interest in SharePoint and Microsoft applications as a whole. She previously worked as a Test Analyst.
Wale Okuyelu is a Solution Architect with over 15 years’ experience in administering, design and delivery of various system and infrastructure projects within Financial Services, Telecommunication and Government Sectors.
Wale is an AWS Certified Architect, Comptia Cloud+ & TOGAF 9 Certified. His specialist skills include Cloud Architecture, Amazon AWS, Distributed systems, High Availability, Service Oriented Architecture, Virtualisation and Technologies. He is also highly experienced in Data Centre migration solution designs.
Tim (B.Sc. M.Sc. MBA) is a successful management consultant with over eighteen years of achievement in strategy planning and execution, business transformation, organization re-design, change management, organizational end to end business process re-engineering, workforce planning and operations management of high quality systems in private sector organizations.
Tim is a result oriented and extremely focused individual offering significant strategy and business analysis experience with strong analytical skills and a proven ability of implementing innovative solutions on time and within budget.
Tim possesses broad corporate cultural experience in areas where cultural change or targets achievement drives business transformation and organizational excellence in Consultancy, Retail, Energy, Telecoms, Motor and Financial Services sectors.
Lanre Ogunbayo has a first degree in Applied Physics and a Masters in Software Engineering. He is a certified Java programmer, certified Java web component developer and certified Scrum Master. He has real passion for technology with the Java technology stack being his area of expertise.
Lanre has over 10 years of industry experience and he has worked on enterprise wide programmes in both public and private sectors. His experience covers a range of roles in IT including System Admin, IT support, QA/Testing and Application Development.
Lanre currently works as a freelance consultant at Ford Motor Company, leading the development of tools and frameworks required to enable Ford's digital marketing transformation programme.
Samuel is a dynamic, highly experienced Technology Architect & Business Transformation Specialist. He is the founder of MTC GS Limited, a Business Transformation company based in the UK, with over 20 years in the IT industry. He has consulted for a number of Multi-national companies, UK.
His specialties include Marketing Systems, Business Intelligence, Business Automation, Business Process Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Virtualisation Technologies, Thin client, .NET and J2EE frameworks and extensive experience of designing large scale enterprise application, DBMS and network architectural designs. Utilising recognised methodologies for Enterprise Solutions design, implementation and programme management.
He holds a BSc in Information Systems from the U.E.L London and an MBA with specialisation in E-Commerce from the University of Surrey. He is also a Systems Engineer and Database expert with various qualifying certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Internet Product Specialist, Microsoft Database Certification, and SOA Service Oriented Architecture Certification.
Kingsley has over 25 years’ experience working in various Business Analysis and operations management roles. Currently Kingsley works as an independent consultant providing business analysis and project delivery services to one of U.K Central government’s department.
Kingsley’s experience spans across public and financial sector; In financial sector, Kingsley specialises in International Trade finance Operations and has worked in several high profile global banks including Riyadh Bank, Citigroup and JP Morgan leading cutting edge global financial projects thus extending experience in trade finance operations, products, related systems and applications e.g. Letters of Credit, SWIFT, BACS, CHAPS, Imaging, Document Presentation, Settlement and Balance Management etc.
In addition to banking, Kingsley has further increased his scope by gaining wide range experience of Police, Criminal Justice and Intelligence sector operations whilst working as a security cleared consultant (SC Level) for over nine years (9years) working for the Metropolitan Police, Home Office, UK Border Agency and Serco (Electronic Monitoring) in various roles and capacity. Kingsley is a graduate with an M.Sc in Information Technology, Post Graduate Certificate in Finance complemented with an Advanced Diploma in Management and Business Analysis Diploma from British Computer Society Information Systems Exams Board (BCS)/ISEB.
Kingsley is also a Minister of the gospel and married with children.
Joy Uba is a Solutions Architect and Systems Engineer with extensive IT experience. Her credits include SAS Institute, Atos Origin, BP, Mars, HSBC, to mention a few.
She is familiar with large, complex solutions that demand systematic thinking. Large data volumes, data lifecycle latency, extensive policy and regulatory requirements, ubiquitous encryption, stakeholder management and are some of the challenges she faces on a daily basis. Her days are spent addressing the intricacies of designing solutions that acquire reams of data that is cleansed in order to enable analysts to securely discover patterns against constraints of budget and time and measured by multiple KPIs.
Joy is a member of BCS and BCS Women which are professional institute that derive fulfilment from connecting people to career opportunities, which enables them to discover and harness what is around them. She says “My career is charting an interesting course and I’m enjoying the journey.”
Abigail is a Senior Business Analyst with over ten years of experience as an analyst, working in various industries including; Retail, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Media, Music, Gaming and Banking. Participating in small to large scale projects encompassing; Multichannel platforms, Ecommerce, Mobile Apps Development, Data Migration, Supply Chain, Logistics, EDI, Billing, Accounting, HR, System Enhancements, etc.
She has been involved in the various stages of a projects life-cycle, working in different capacities with various stakeholders including senior management at a strategic level; working on business process improvements, Transformation programs, documenting Requirements, performing GAP analysis, managing 3rd party relations, drafting test scenarios, programming, etc.
She holds an MSc in Information Systems Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical science. She currently works for Sony PlayStation as a Business Analyst.
She is also the inventor of the Board Game Medalhaul.
David Elevique has worked within the IT industry for 20 years focusing on security consultancy for the last 12 years. David has held both pre-sales and post-sales professional services positions and has consulted on solutions for organisations such as Barclays, Santander, GSK and even HRH Queen Elizabeth under the Royal Warrant.
David has a wealth of experience and wide solution knowledge but also has a way of being able to convey complex information in a way that can easily be understood and is a great presenter and facilitator.
Brian Glynn has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years, holding a variety of positions from Vendor presales, post-sales, engineering and support roles. He is currently working as a Solution Architect at a Global BI & Analytics software company and has previous held SME technology roles at Sun Microsystems & Oracle.
Brian has previously spoken at multiple Sun Microsystems engineering conferences. He has presented at product launches, technical updates, educational events and knowledge transfers.
Abi is an experienced IT consultant and trainer who has provided excellent Oracle consulting services and delivered training within both private and public sectors. She holds an MSc degree in Information Systems Development from London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an Oracle Certified Professional who has consulted for Accenture, Hewlett Packard, Henderson Global Investors, Lockheed Martin, Monitise Inc, Ofcom, Home Office, amongst others.
Abi has a dynamic career that has spanned more than 18 years as a database specialist with a thorough understanding of relational database management and troubleshooting techniques. She is proficient in the implementation of High Availability and Disaster Recovery Infrastructure that delivers a complete range of continuous business availability and data protection. She has a passion for excellence and constant improvement in any project she is involved with.
Abi currently consults for both SG Gaming and Brighton & Hove City Council whilst delivering Oracle training through her company, Datasoft Consulting.
Dr Louise Brown MBCS studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, followed by a PhD in robotic filament winding of composites. She pursued a career in the software industry, covering a range of topics from textile CAD systems to automatic processing of ID documents. She spent about thirteen years of this working part-time from home while her two children were growing up.
She now works as a Senior Research Fellow in the Polymer Composite research group at the University of Nottingham where she maintains and develops the TexGen open source software package for the 3D geometrical modelling of textiles and textile composites. She currently holds an EPSRC Research Software Engineering Fellowship. She is also Secretary of the BCS specialist group BCSWomen.
Yinka is a Project Delivery Manager/ Senior Business Analyst for Deutsche Bank delivering business transformation and business process re-engineering projects within an agile environment. She has 20 years industry experience within Banking, Insurance, Retail, Consultancy, Oil & Gas and the public sector.
Yinka has been involved in IT Strategy, IT Operational Planning & Execution, Regulatory & Compliance and Process Automation. Yinka has a BEng (Hons) in Electronics with Computer systems Engineering from King’s College London and an MBA from Henley Business School with specialization in IT strategy. She has attended various executive programs including Leading Successful Projects & Programme: Taking the Complexity-Based View at Cranfield School of Management.
Yinka is a Fellow member of British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT professional (CITP) and International Professional Engineer IntPE (UK) and an European Engineer (Eur. Ing). She mentors and coaches fresh graduates, junior BAs and new entrance into IT industry. Yinka was previously a STEM ambassador for BCS and currently a committee member of BCS West London branch.
Professor Cornelia Boldyreff PhD, FBCS, FHEA, lives in Greenwich and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. Cornelia gained her PhD in Software Engineering from the University of Durham where she worked from 1992; she was a Reader in the Computer Science Department when she left. In 2004 she moved to the University of Lincoln to become the first Professor of Software Engineering at the university, where she co-founded and directed the Centre for Research in Open Source Software.
She has over 25 years' experience in software engineering research and has published extensively on her research in the field. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a founding committee member of the BCSWomen Specialist Group, and has chaired the BCS Open Source Specialist Group since 2012. She has been actively campaigning for more women in SET throughout her career.
Swaminathan a.k.a Mac is an Enterprise Architect at FIS EMEA and is part of the EMEA Engineering & Architecture practice. In this capacity, he is the Design Authority for FIS Banking Utility, an innovative Digital and Banking transformation offering. He has advised various heritage banks, investment banks, challenger banks and non-banking financial entities to adopt digital strategies and drive innovation & transformation. Prior to FIS, he worked for companies like Infosys Europe, Lloyds Bank, Standard Bank and Sun Microsystems UK, to name a few.
He holds a PGDBA in Finance from Manchester Business School, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from NIT, India. With special interests in Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, Enterprise API, Big Data and Payments, he is also the co-founder of a London-based Enterprise Architecture group called “Architect Exchange”.
He writes and speaks on Cloud strategies and Enterprise Architecture.
Teslim Oyegoke Bukoye, PhD, lectures and manages courses in Project and Operations Management at the University of Bedfordshire Business School. He is member of Employability Action Group (EAG) for the department and active member of the Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI). He holds a PhD degree in Management and Pg. Cert. in Academic Practice (PgCAP). He is a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy. Dr Bukoye has been involved in managing courses and programmes for several UK HE institutions.
His research and consultancy interests are centred on improving pedagogy and public sector services from diverse perspectives such as: project management, eGovernment, GSCM, performance management and strategy implementation. He is an active researcher and reviewer in these areas; published and still publishing in international journals, conferences and currently working on a book in this field.
Don has about 20 years’ experience in running IT projects of all shapes and sizes, in Xerox, BNFL, Computacenter and Fujitsu, before retiring in 2015. He has a lively and sometimes humorous style, and also happens to be a published novelist, a STEM ambassador and the current IET Hereford & Worcester Network chairman.'
Based on his entry for an international technical papers competition, in which he achieved UK Runner-up - Project Management category, Don will show us how difficult it is (but how rewarding) to cheat at project management. Suitable for anyone who has ever tried to run a project or is at any risk of having to do so.
Ijeoma is a successful management consultant specialising in Change Management. Ijeoma has progressive experience within a number of industries and sectors and has worked in a lead capacity in large transformation programmes/projects for organisations such as PWC, Unilever and the Metropolitan Police Service.
Tom Gilb is an Honorary Fellow of the BCS. He started with IBM in 1958. has written 10 books. Consulted and taught worldwide, and hs methods adopted by IBM, Intel, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Philips, Ericsson, Boeing, Microsoft, Sony and many others. He is considered to be the grandfather of agile by most of the Agile Manifesto signers (for his Evo method). He pioneered Software Metrics from before 1976. He has invented a value driven project planning language (Planguage). He currently holds many BCS SG Quality courses per year.
A Director of an IT Services and Recruitment company (Tectre Ltd) which is focussed on the Software and Hardware vendors and their Distributors and Business Partners. With a successful track record as a senior professional and manager within the IT industry.
An energetic individual with a dedication to the interest in the role of women in IT, Science and Engineering. Currently a Non-Executive Director for the WISE encouraging women to take up and stay in careers in STEM industries. Currently Chair of the BCS specialist group for women in IT; BCSWomen and recently chaired the Women in IT Forum for Intellect; the IT trade body. Ten years’ experience on the IBM women’s leadership team and was instrumental in creating and implementing the current policies for women inside IBM.
Winner of the 2012 Everywoman Inspiration of the year award in 2012 for her work with Women in IT through the BCS, the UKRC, Intellect and IBM UK.
IT isn't just about technical skills. The real eLeaders and senior players have the ability to rapidly grasp complex problems and collaborate in order to create solutions. An "IT Job" is great. But standing out from the crowd and becoming a success is maintained bby learning additional abilities around creativity, problem solving and collaboration.
This uplifing, short talk shares some insightful facts and stories to inspire and motivate people to embrace the creative side of their role and reap the rewards from doing it.
Kevin’s professional career spans over 30 years, performing various consulting engagements which have taken him across the globe from Europe and Africa to South East Asia and America.
He is Pragmatic (concentrating on the 20% that can provide 80% of the benefit), and can bring a new mind-set to organisations that can provide real strategic business benefit.
He has worked at (and therefore understands) all levels of the Transformation domain (from Strategy to Deployment, from Enterprise Architecture to Development) for over 35 years, and is not just an academic, although his approach is based on solid conceptual foundations.
He uses various frameworks as appropriate, but has also created two globally adopted and published frameworks (POET and PEAF - The Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Framework) and he is considered to be a thought leader with respect to the discipline of EA and works hard to advance
Clifford Shelley is a consulting software engineer with Oxford Software Engineering; happy helping investigate and fix problems, sharing good practice, and learning more about how we make software.
Previously (and still, from time to time) a programmer, he has worked in atomic energy and power industries. Later a software engineer and quality engineer with Hewlett Packard, then Racal
He has a long standing interest in s/w development practice. He was an early and enthusiastic (but now officially lapsed) Scrum Master.
I studied at the University of Manchester, where I graduated BSc and PhD in physics. After working for a time in industry and further education, I became a research fellow in the Physics Department at the University of Liverpool. I have published about 200 papers and something like 12 books, the most recent of which areZero to Infinity The Foundations of Physics (2007),The Foundations of Physical Law (2014) andHow Schrödinger’s Cat Escaped the Box (2015), all with World Scientific. I am a theoretical physicist, with special interests in the foundations of physics, quantum mechanics, particle physics and gravity, but I have found that my investigations have also taken me into the foundations of the theory of computing, genetics, and a number of other areas. I have also done extensive work in the history and philosophy of science.
Collaboration; in our personal lives the majority of people collaborate endlessly and with ease through social networks for personal and professional purposes. However, in organisations, whether private or public, collaboration capabilities, whilst a high-level goal within an organisation are implemented in a technology-led, ‘build it and they will come’ fashion. This tends to lead to poor adoption rates for various reasons.
The main objectives of the presentation are to set out the scope of a typical collaboration solution, understand the reasons for poor adoption and how adoption rates can be improved. All supported by cases studies and market analysis.
Professor Charles Ross, CMSG Brain Mind Forum, Real Time Club, joint initiative.
In March the Real Time Club and the Royal Institution invited Philosopher Daniel Dennett to present his views on convergence from the point of view of cognitive neuroscience. In fact ‘convergence’ has come full circle. His chapter on programming in the book Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking is an excellent primer for the non-specialist. He also makes several salient points on convergence. “Our present transistor-based systems,” he says, “are only the current ‘hardware’ that runs our ‘software’. Researchers all over the world are racing to replace them with ... biological mechanisms using DNA and proteins.”
Two Oxford physicists – Distinguished Fellow, David Deutsch and Chiara Marletto - have remarked upon the trend: “When we consider some of the most striking phenomena permitted by the laws of physics – from human reasoning to computer technologies and the replication of genes – we find that information plays a central role.”
Together with the BCS YPG, Jon is organiser of exploration sessions for IoT understanding.
He is also an independent advisor to several international IoT ventures. These activities include support for the IoT Security Foundation as advisor to the executive steering board.
Jon has worked with many high growth start-ups since 1993. He also applied his IoT knowledge for 4 years from 2011 for leading market consultancy Beecham Research.
Jon's strategic planning capabilities have been applied to sectors as wide-ranging as consumer, automotive, smart grid and healthcare and he has a strong technical background in wireless, semiconductor and security technologies.
David Misell MIET MBCS CISSP; MSc Information Security from Royal Holloway University London; Founder and Treasurer BCS DevSecOps Specialist Group.
David wrote a Degree programme based on IETF standards in 1989. Since, he has delivered secure networks for NATO, BT, local and Commonwealth governments, and has maintained a secure portfolio of high-grade security products and services. He volunteers part of his time to improve Critical National Infrastructure and security awareness, and to up-skill ex-forces and government people.
Athar is an Entrepreneur and founder of Tyrocircle and Savah App. He has worked with many technology companies and organisations over the last 10 years including financial services, digital design agencies and with government departments. He has a wide range of first-hand experience in designing, implementing and delivering large-scale distributed software products for web apps, mobile apps, iOS, and high-availability enterprise applications. He holds a First Class BSc (Hons) as well as MSc in Computer Science. He has published and presented a number of research papers to international conferences highlighting how technology can benefit and improve education.
He has a passion for technology and start-ups. His drive is to solve real world problems specifically around improving communication and collaboration for businesses and universities. This passion has driven him to set up two active products with a core focus on collaboration. His most recent product -Savah App allows anyone to build and simulate the whole product without writing a single line of code.
He is also a mentor for a number of great start-ups based mainly in London and enjoys helping them with their design applications for massive growth and advises them on technical difficulties
Rick is the Chair for the BCS CMA, Communications Management Association Specialist Group. He has over 35 years broad experience in both the Vendor and User sides of the IT and Telecommunications Industry where he has held Board level positions in several national companies. He also worked as a consultant in National and Regional Government e.g. on Home Office Infrastructure Development Board, some departments of the DTI and as IT Integration Manager for Berkshire County Council. He was also co-opted to the UK Government advisory panels for ID Cards.
He is on the board of EEMA. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management and several Industry associations. He is a regular conference speaker and judge of international awards which continues to maintain his breadth of industry awareness.
Ade Ojomo is a Subject Matter Expert who implements strategies that impact and transform clients into world-class performing entities. He has extensive management consulting experience, having previously worked for international consulting companies, which include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture and IBM. He is a now a Director within his consulting firm called KUW Consulting.
He has built his experience over many years in project management, management consulting, risk management analysis, system implementation, and corporate and business strategy for city and blue chip companies. These include Credit Suisse, Zurich Financial Services, Shire Pharmaceutical, Diageo, Nortel Telecom, Dresdner, Emirates Aluminium, Japan Tobacco and British Allied Tobacco.
He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Middlesex Business School. He currently facilitates a corporate training workshop for a non-profit organisation called “If Jesus Taught At Harvard Business School” which has run successfully since 2004. An author as part of his portfolio of skills, he has published two books to date - “On the Move” and “The Journey Continues” - and writes a daily column called “Insight for the Day”.
• Weekly Radio Show on JH Radio called If Jesus Taught At Harvard Business School
• Christian in the Market Place Conferences
• Elevation Network Business Workshops
An author as part of his portfolio of skills, he has published two books to date - “On the Move” and “The Journey Continues” - and writes a daily column called “Insight for the Day”.
Laura is new to BCS having joined in August 2016. Her primary role is to support the existing BCS Student Chapters as well as to grow their network across UK universities. She also supports the chair of the YPG by creating events for online booking and keeping the BCS YPG website up to date. Laura graduated from Bristol UWE in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Animation. Since then, she has run animation classes and worked on small creative commisions before going into several varied co-ordinator roles ranging from theatre and online retail to a conservation charity before joining BCS.
We are really excited about this year’s theme “Accelerate Your Career” because we are resolute in our mission to boost the potential of aspiring and discerning IT professionals. Our goal is to give our delegates access to information to help steer them along productive and fulfilling IT career paths. We want to lay emphasis on skill areas we know recruiters and organisations are sourcing for today.
We are a small group of socially aware industry professionals who have chosen to volunteer our time and experience to help our community get the best of employment in the IT sector.
The inaugural event last November (themed “Exploiting Potential”) was a rousing success. Over 300 attendees; workshops; panel discussions; a wide range of topics (Big Data, Cloud Computing, Project Management, Information Security, cv writing etc.); speakers from across sectors (finance, software, oil & gas, telecoms etc.) One keynote speaker said we’d identified a need and congratulated us for making it happen.
We had to do it again. This year’s event will be taking place on 14 - 16 October 2016 on Brent Terrace, NW2 1LT.
We are really excited about this year’s theme “Accelerate Your Career” because we are resolute in our mission to boost the potential of aspiring and discerning IT professionals. Our goal is to give our delegates access to information to help steer them along productive and fulfilling IT career paths. We want to lay emphasis on skill areas we know recruiters and organisations are sourcing for today.
Sessions on topics including...
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.
Exchanging IT expertise and knowledge
The Institute fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing.
Through continuing professional development and a series of respected IT qualifications, the Institute seeks to promote professional practice tuned to the demands of business. It provides practical support and information services to its members and volunteer communities around the world.
Setting standards and frameworks
The Institute collaborates with government, industry and relevant bodies to establish good working practices, codes of conduct, skills frameworks and common standards. It also offers a range of consultancy services to employers to help them adopt best practice.
I attended the JH IT Conference last year and it was content-rich, relevant, and up-to-date on industry best practices and concepts. I particularly found the Cyber Security and Business workstreams exciting and informative. It contributed to deepening my understanding of Cyber Security - an area I had just moved into. I would strongly recommend it and possibly contribute to the next conference as a speaker or contributor.Dr. Emem Umoh (CISA) . 8 months 3 weeks ago
The conference was insightful and will no doubt help aspiring IT practitioners to become employable. I was a discussant on the project management forum. Being a PM lecturer, I was able to reiterate the need for both theoretical (from myself) and practical (from PM practitioners) contributions to the discourse. Our complementary session between practitioners and I was interesting, informative and helpful to aspiring project managers.Dr Teslim Oyegoke Bukoye . 8 months 3 weeks ago
The last JH IT Conference was absolutely fabulous. The speakers were very knowledgeable in their fields and the diversity of topics and areas covered were impressive. My attending the conference enabled me obtain 'crystal clear' clarity as regards the next steps I should take in my career. In today's world with the diversity of options in the IT space, it can be quite confusing. The opportunity to have face-to-face discourse with various experts was truly invaluable.Stella Okuzu . 8 months 3 weeks ago
From my last year's experience, i will give the IT week a grade of "Excellent" for the following reasons. It was well organised, the speakers are experts in their fields and know their topics very well.In summary, for me, the IT week further highlight the impact of IT in the current century and the opportunities there in. In a very dynamic IT world, It exposes to me the stage i was in my career, my strength and weaknesses, and clarifies the direction to progress my career.Wale Samuel . 8 months 3 weeks ago
The sessions in 2015 were a revelation and I'll definitely be attending 2016 IT weekYinka Dosumu . 1 year 5 months ago
Fantastic turnout last year, and we met all our main targetsAdeyemi Dina . 1 year 6 months ago