ISG Committee

Committee members of the Internet Specialist Group.

Howard Gerlis, FBCS, CITP, Chairman
Internet Specialist Group at British Computer Society & Director, Andor IT Ltd. Howard has been an IT professional for nearly 40 years, for the past 20 years as director at Andor IT Ltd specialising in Systems Support, Software Development, Information Technology, Networks, Internet Systems, Web Development, Consultancy, Training and Education.

Howard has been actively involved with the BCS for 30 years with both the North London Branch and as a founder member of the Internet Specialist Group Has served on many BCS committees rising to Chairman of the Specialist Groups Executive, the governing body of the SGs within the BCS. He has written many papers and articles both for the BCS and elsewhere.
Howard Gerlis
Colin Pearson, MBCS, CITP
BCS ISG Honorary Treasurer

Expert Witness & Forensic Investigator at PPS Ltd. He has been in the IT industry since 1963 and advised many companies on their choice of new systems. he is independent of any supplier; this has enabled him to give evidence in court on several occasions. Forensic reports have covered fraud, perjury and paedophilia as well as many civil contractual and employment disputes.

His specialities include experience of computers in many industries especially Order Processing, Stock Control, Production Scheduling, Ecommerce and Web Design.
 Colin Pearson
Christopher East, MBCS
BCS ISG Honorary Secretary, CEO & Technical Management Consultant

Christopher has extensive experience working within organisations of all sizes, from single person operations to multi-national corporations with thousands of personnel spread across many different areas of the world. Christopher runs his own multi-national business with offices across the world.

Christopher manages and trains other managers who specialise in development of apps, based specifically around web and desktop platforms, with an emphasis on systems which are expected to be used across multiple locations. With experience working with teams of developers across multiple disciplines Christopher brings expert knowledge he has gained over his 15+ years in the IT community.

Christopher has a special interest in building apps which are accessible, due to his being disabled and having been a frequent wheelchair user since the age of 14. This allows him to bring a unique prospective to all the projects be becomes involved in.
 Christopher East
Randy Perkins, BSc (Hons) MBCS CITP, BCS ISG Publicity & Social Networking Officer
SharePoint Architect. Helping organisations get the most out of SharePoint and related technologies.
Randy Perkins
Jennifer Dean, MBCS, Consultant, Communications Law. Chairman of the BCS Law Specialist Group
She started with punch cards and mainframes. She is a barrister of the inner Temple, has a science degree and management training. She worked in Eurobonds in the 'Big Bang' and networked systems from Oracle listener, Cisco to credit card authorisation.
Jennifer Dean
Shi Zhou, MBCS, MIET, MIEEE, MACM
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Network Science at University College London (UCL). He received his PhD in Telecommunications at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) in 2004. He is currently affiliated with the Media Futures research group and the Networks and Systems research group of the Department of Computer Science, UCL. He held a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering/ EPSRC Research Fellowship from 2007 - 2012. His research interests include the structure, function and evolution of large-scale complex networks, in particular the Internet and the World Wide Web.   
 Shi Zhou
Neil Pellinacci, MBCS, CITP
IT Consultant and Software Developer with 25 Years Experience. An experienced software design and development consultant, contracting since 1999, specialising in Internet related technologies, who has worked in a variety of environments using both conventional and Agile techniques, particularly: Government electronic business projects, Web authentication, and authorisation techniques, Content management, Consultancy and development for SMEs.
Neil Pellinacci
Jane Offer, MBCS
Systems Analyst working for De La Rue. She has both a science and an arts degree. She has 27 years of experience providing internal and external customers with business applications support, supporting third party solutions and developing and supporting in house solutions. This experience has been gained in the insurance and manufacturing sectors.
Jane Offer
Joseph Leung, DBA, MBA, MEd, MMgt, PgDipArb, FBCS
With a wealth of experience in the information technology industry for around 30 years, he is now serving as a consultant in a leading online payment service company in Asia and also serves as a lecturer at the PolyU SPEED. He obtained his Doctoral Degree of Business Administration in 2015 with research on “Social Media in e-Government”; besides, he also obtained 3 Master degrees which focus on Master of Management in IT Management; Master of Education in IT; and Master of Business Administration.

In addition to academic qualifications, he also acquired various qualifications in other disciplines which includes DISC Certified Behavioural Consultant; Accredited Mediator, Arbitrator, and a IT Columnist. Furthermore, he has been engaged in different global computer societies for many years which include BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, Singapore Computer Society and Hong Kong Computer Society.

He strongly believes his diversified skills and updated knowledge in IT and related sectors could support the development of BCS and its Specialist Groups.

Joseph Leung
Joseph Onibokun, PhD, MBCS
Joseph Onibokun, PhD, MBCS, is based just outside of Edinburgh. He is a senior digital project manager with over 6 years experience of working with various sizes of businesses including small, medium and large scale multi-national organisations across Europe and North America. In addition to digital marketing, his areas of interest include user experience, social networking, and human-computer interaction.
Joseph Onibokun, PhD, MBCS
Dr Albin Wallace, CITP, FBCS, EdD, FRSA

Albin was senior information systems manager for the Ministry of Education in Australia and came to the UK to work as learning technologies manager with an education action zone in 2000. He has extensive experience in online learning and was IT Director in two large multi-academy trusts between 2003 and 2012. Albin is a Fellow of the RSA, BCS and NAACE. He has a doctorate in internet-based learning and has spoken at a large number of international conferences. He is the director of Skybleu Research Ltd.

Dr Albin Wallace

Kavita Kapoor (@kavitakapoor) 

Kavita is a programmer, software designer and technology strategist. Upon graduating Kavita started working life as a software programmer with Documentum. Along side Kavita completed one of the first UK MSc Internet Technology by Research. She went on to train as a software architect with Fujitsu and was seconded into a range of media clients including the BBC and Sega. In 2001 she joined Channel 4 Television as their first Application Architect and won a number of awards for her work including an BAFTA. 

In 2010 Kavita was given the incredible opportunity to join The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games delivering a range of award winning products in campaigns as diverse as TravelVolunteering and Mascots. More recently Kavita was Regional Digital Director for Asia living in South Delhi. Now back in London Kavita has just finished her first book and is CEO and Co-Founder of What’sMySize.

Kavita Kapoor

Peter Lewinton, MA (Oxf), MBCS

Peter has worked in the digital media space since 1998 and was one the pioneers of VOD and live video production and transmission over the broadband internet. He founded klipcorp IP in 2010 to assist with the protection of intellectual property in the digital age. klipcorp Ip has delivered projects to the Wimbledon Championships, Commonwealth Games 2014 and BT Sport. Peter graduated in Law from Oxford University and has WIPO DL101 and DL-201 qualifications in intellectual property. In 2015 he successfully swam the Hellespont from Europe to Asia in aid of Great Ormond Street.

Peter Lewinton