Software is eating the world

Date/Time:
Wednesday 31 August 2016, 6.15pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members.

Speaker:
John Morton, Chair, BCS Entrepreneur Specialist Group

Agenda:

  • 5.45pm - 6.00pm Coffee / Tea
  • 6.15pm - 6.30pm Introduction
  • 6.30pm - 7.00pm Software is eating the world
    John Morton (Chair, BCS Entrepreneur Special Group)
  • 7.00pm - 7.30pm Interactions with the BCS Entrepreneur Special Group
  • 7.30pm - 8.30pm Networking and light refreshment

Synopsis:

Marc Andreessen penned his famous “Why Software Is Eating the World” essay in The Wall Street Journal five years ago. Today, the idea that “every company needs to become a software company” is considered almost a cliché. No matter your industry, business is about mastering the new digital market, your customers, partners and relationships. Business today are besieged by the challenges to be digital, integrate, extend the boundaries of IT, share data, keep the business safe. Whether you are impacted by Industry 4.0, Retail 4.0, Insurance 4.0, Banking 4.0, analytics, big data, Internet of Everything, mobile or more, software is the skeleton that gives your business life. In such a world how can the BCS help entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs? What is our role and how do we make a difference?

About the speaker:

John Morton, Chair, BCS Entrepreneur Special Group

John MortonJohn is the Chairman of the BCS Entrepreneur Special Group and has been in consultancy for over 30 years, having worked with CSC, Siemens Business Services, Atos Origin, Fujitsu, Capita, Accenture, CapGemini, IBM, BT and more. During his time he has delivered consultancy services covering project management, Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Software development, testing to both large and small, regulated and non-regulated industries. He has been a line manager and created of practices. Most recently he was CTO for a major company creating a Big Data Analytics capability underpinned by Enterprise Architecture consultancy skills. John has also started his own company and grew it to 8 people delivering consultancy skills. John has a new consultancy business and also advises start-ups and major corporations.