Society Article Archive

  • Hannah Dee, BCSWomen committee member and senior lecturer at Aberystwyth University, writes about the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium.
  • Dr Barry G Blundell FBCS, Academic Lead Computing and IT at the University of Derby Online Learning, looks at the fears and realities of computer-enabled learning.
  • Whether we call what BCS does IT, ICT, IS, CS or another set of letters, we are here to make it good for society. In May 2016 David Evans, BCS Policy and Community Director introduced an event showing BCS’s aim of getting views from all corners on ensuring that IT contributes to the social good.
  • In an industry that is lacking in females at all levels, networking for women in technology is crucial. Kayleigh Bateman reports, and speaks to Founder of WeAreTheCity Vanessa Vallely.
  • Joanne Hannaford, Technology Partner and Global Head of the Engineering functions supporting Operations, Compliance, Legal and Human Capital Management, looks at Goldman Sachs’ experience in supporting and encouraging women in IT.
  • The second in a series of four articles on the implications of the convergence of computing, biogenetics and cognitive neuroscience by Charles Ross and Max Jamilly looks at communication between the brain and computers and how this can expand human abilities.
  • Brian Runciman MBCS spoke to Laura Sharrott, HR Business Partner, and Lisa Lynett, Resourcing Partner at Specsavers, about the issues surrounding IT recruitment, skills planning and capability.
  • What are the wants and needs of digital leaders? Brian Runciman MBCS reports on the fifth year of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT’s survey to get the views of the digital leader and, in terms of skills, there’s never enough to do the job.
  • John Mitchell, Chair of the BCS Information Risk Management and Assurance Specialist Group, considers the current threat landscape and posits what may have to happen if the cyber defenders are to keep up with the cyber attackers.
  • Brian Runciman MBCS attended the first of a new type of BCS event in October 2015. It covered the very important subject, in line with BCS’s stated aim of making IT good for society, of the problems surrounding IT recruitment and capability.