Society Article Archive

  • Andy Kinnear explains why digitisation of the health and social care system is absolutely critical to the future of the NHS and why he’s passionate about establishing professional standards for informatics.
  • Learning health systems promise huge health and care advantages for citizens and clinicians alike. Niels Peek tells Martin Cooper AMBCS about how northern cities are embracing the technology.
  • Despite a large amount of negativity around offshoring software development, Paul Taylor - a change consultant - outlines a simple three step process to allow firms to successfully offshore software development.
  • Digital Business Analyst, Ian Hunter MBCS, responds to a recent event on women in IT, namely BCS’s Women in IT Question Time Debate, hosted by Zurich in Fareham, who proved to be excellent hosts for an evening of stimulating discussion and debate.
  • The link between increased business performance and inclusivity is hard to deny. But to feel the benefits, organisations need to make diversity part of their DNA, writes Martin Cooper AMBCS.
  • Alex Krasodomski-Jones, from Demos, tells Martin Cooper AMBCS about how the think-tank's work with BCS is helping politicians shape public policy through gleaning insights from social media.
  • Dr. Guruduth Banavar is VP of Cognitive Computing at IBM Research and will be delivering the 2017 BCS/IET Turing Lecture. Martin Cooper AMBCS explores Dr Banavar's career, how machine learning works and why Dr Banavar believes Turing remains as relevant as ever.
  • Youth has the worst access of any group to mental health services. Yet there are literally thousands of resources in the digital world alone for mental health. What’s the problem? Brian Runciman MBCS reports.
  • October 2016 saw BCS running its latest IT Impact event ‘Shining the light on post-Brexit Britain’. It emerged that, if anything, the opportunities and issues which have arisen from the recent vote to leave the European Union are those the UK should be addressing anyway.
  • Personal and political views on Brexit aside, the task for BCS is to understand how to plan for a successful digital future outside the EU. David Evans, BCS Director of Policy and Communities, presents some thoughts on what the BCS community could do, and how you can get involved in the conversation.