This is about both the IT industry and the IT profession. But, crucially, it’s also about IT’s interaction with the world around us. One of the key objectives of our royal charter. That one phrase covers the professional (internal) and the societal (outward-facing) aspects of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
People are concerned about IT because it’s so prevalent in society - they want to keep their children safe; they are concerned about privacy; the legal and regulatory areas have a lot of challenges ahead; some are worried about unchecked AI research.
This all goes beyond technology to societal impact, ethics and our way of life in general. That’s why we feel it’s important to position ourselves as a powerful force for good, and to keep this in mind with everything we do.