BCS ELITE - Talent: IT's Burning Platform

Monday 2 March 2015

6.30pm - 9.30pm

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

£15 +VAT for BCS members and £25 +VAT for non-members


The pace of change in IT has gathered momentum. Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics, Social and Mobile technologies have the capability of delivering significant technology and market changes; but how is this affecting the IT labour market. The speakers will look at and highlight how and where some of the pinch points are and offer some practical advice on how to mitigate the impact on your business.


  • 18:30 - 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 - 20.00 Event: Talent: IT's Burning Platform: Presented by Martin Carpenter (recently IT Director at Peabody Trust) and Ted Flint (Gartner Executive Partner)
  • 20:00 - 21:30 Buffet and networking


Martin Carpenter was recently IT Director at Peabody Trust, one of London's oldest and largest Housing Associations owning over 27,000 properties. His passion is in IT change and transformation having previously worked for start-up's and high growth business's. He is one of CIO UK's Magazines Top 100 CIO's in 2014 and a BCS Fellow since 2008.

Ted Flint is a Gartner Executive Partner, and provides personalised confidential strategic advice to business and Government CIOs.  Prior to this he spent 33 years in the British Army. The culmination of his military career was his appointment in 2007 as Signal Officer in Chief (Army) - the professional head of the Royal Corps of Signals. He is a Chartered Fellow of the BCS and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.