IT Distractors - Cyber Security for businesses & using Bitcoin registration

Wednesday 27 June 2018

3.00pm - 8.00pm

Hallmark Hotel, Court Square, Carlisle, CA1 1QY

Free of charge to both BCS and non-BCS Members


Reza Alavi MBCS- Chair of BCS Information and Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA) SG

Reza Alavi is the Managing Director of Information Security Audit Control Consultancy (ISACC). He specialises in wide range of consultancy services such as information security, risk management, business continuity, IT governance, cybersecurity and compliance. He assists his clients to become more effective and efficient typically through the strategic of information systems, risk management, technology transformation, compliance and regulatory know-how and security governance.

Anthony Parker MBCS CITP - Chair of Berkshire Branch

As a BCS Certified IT Practitioner with 14 years’ experience in the IT industry, Anthony has been a member of the BCS since 1999 whilst studying Information Systems, Law and Psychology at University. After working at companies like LogicaCMG, Analysis Mason and Dun & Bradstreet leading numerous process improvement projects for a wide variety of clients including Microsoft, Etisalat and Vodafone, He then moved on to BT in their Retail Consumer division to spearhead large-scale strategic programmes of improvement - you may have heard of BT Sport and BT Cloud.

It’s been an interesting career choice, with Telecoms very much being at the forefront of technology innovation, especially with his passion of Customer Experience and Social Networks. Being a member of the BCS (Chartered Institute for IT) has kept him grounded and in touch with new ideas whilst experiencing the highs and lows of the Dotcom bubble, Global Financial Crisis, and emerging China 2.0 markets. Serving on various branch committees for the BCS, becoming Vice Chair of the Young Professionals Group and now Chair of the Berkshire branch, he is proud of where the IT industry is moving in the UK, especially for the next generation.


2.30pm - 3.00pm - Registration

3.00pm - Session 1

5.00pm - Networking

6.00pm - Session 2

8.00pm - End