The greatness of BCS is in the breadth of its membership and, while I cannot claim to have met all 70 odd thousand of you, those I have met have strong and interesting views. We want to get, and use, more of them.
Following on from the Chancellor’s recent Autumn Statement in Parliament, BCS set up a survey to find out what people thought of the government’s statement. Out of the 312 people who took part, 97 per cent of them identifyed themselves as being BCS members. Here’s a top-level summary of what they had to say, put together by the BCS Community and Policy team.
Feeling flushed? Have a suspicious mole? Want to avoid a colonoscopy? I recently attended the Health Informatics Scotland conference, with my ‘making IT good for society’ hat on (available soon from all good milliners).
Shortly after the referendum result I posted on the issue of government IT systems and the transition to the new EU relationship. Since then I’ve spoken to a lot of people in the UK and in the EU about the specific issues for the IT sectors.
The withdrawal of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a major news story. I have tremendous respect for Samsung and in the circumstances their behaviour, faced with the battery fire problems, has been highly professional.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate, as chair & speaker, at a BCS Entrepreneurs event discussing the role and value of Intellectual Property for start-ups and entrepreneurs. As you might imagine this was a well attended event with so many different questions foremost on the minds of various attendees.
Robina Chatham, Research Associate, Leading Edge Forum explains why raw technical and project management skills aren’t the only facets needed to ensure project success. Rather, human qualities are also essential