BCS Entrepreneurs Leadership Team

Shakeeb Niazi MBCS CITP

Chair - Shakeeb Niazi FBCS CITP FIOEE

An experienced leading IT professional, who works closely with the management board of fast moving enterprises, to deliver superior solutions that regularly exceed the stakeholders’ expectations and bring about amplified benefits to the business in both traditional Business/IT terms and emerging Digital Technologies.

Authority in a variety of existing and emerging technologies; enterprise experience in multi-stream delivery management (matrix), delivering complex financial enterprise solutions; risk management; supporting enterprises through business change and business growth.

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Jonathan Exell

Secretary - Jonathan Exell

An experienced intellectual property lawyer, with a background and hands-on experience in IT, working for clients from the concept/ Startup stage through to major enterprises. He provides guidance and help to clients in all areas of IP, although as a qualified patent attorney, advising on and securing patents for clients forms a major part of his work. Expertise also in litigation - when this is the only option remaining - with a good success rate.

A member of the BCS for many years, and actively involved in the Kent BCS branch, he also authored the IP portion of the BCS publication IT Law - an ISEB foundation.

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Peter Lewis

Communication Lead - Peter Lewis

Inbound Marketing consultant and HubSpot partner, specialising in nurturing website visitors into customers through content marketing automation. 

Communication strategist for global brands across a variety of sectors, including telecom, FMCG/ packaged goods, logistics, luxury goods, financial services, retail and leisure.

Prince 2 practitioner, experienced in managing large, multi-disciplinary projects and teams across borders. Multilingual in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

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Ian Golding

Treasurer & Operational Excellence - Ian Golding

15 years’ international experience as Global Partner for IT in a leading global environmental and engineering consulting firm with 5,000 staff spanning 140 offices across 40 countries worldwide. He is now sharing his operational experience, ranging from Group CIO, CTO and Data Privacy Officer roles, to help guide and mentor others in their progression to growing their business. 

Ian is now more sustainable than ever, as he is travelling less, based in his home city of London and getting acquainted more with the thriving UK Startup scene.  By devoting time to assisting emerging businesses and small investments to advance, Ian’s aim is to help grow the digital ecosystem

Andy Wake

Events Lead - Andrew Wake  

A versatile and successful Business Director and Technical Leader of Transformational Programmes and Projects, with a wealth of commercial, governance and technical experience and skills. In a career spanning 25 years he has helped global businesses and SMEs deliver real outcomes using the natural organisation model to increase profits and reduce costs. Andrew is a specialist in the recovery and delivery of programmes and projects, working in structured (PRINCE2 + PMBOK), waterfall, agile and hybrid environments.

He is especially interested in working with businesses involved in the evolution of Smart Technologies for Smart Homes and Smart Cities.

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Marwan Elnaghi

Academia & Education Lead - Marwan Elnaghi PhD MSc, PGCE, PGDip, BSc  MBCS, AMIET, MGTC

Managing Director of tGov Consultants (UK) Ltd. Previous Lecturer in Managing Information with Technology, Organisational Theory and Practice Brunel University. Lecturer Operations Management, Course Leader in Project Management University of West London Business School. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Brunel University/Qatar University. MSc in Industrial and Administrative Sciences City University. PGCE Institute of Education University of London, BSc Electronics Nottingham University, Postgraduate Dip Computer Studies and PhD in Management Studies specialising in Transformational Government Brunel University. Research interests include Transformational Government, Strategic Leadership and Managing Change in Public Sector. Previously Senior Computing Instructor/Manager at a Military Institution UAE. Member of British Computer Society (MBCS). Associate Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (AMIET). Member General Teaching Council (MGTC). Committee Members European Conference on eGovernment and International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR).


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