Birmingham Branch & Wesleyan; The Human Element in Technology

Tuesday 13 November 2018
4.30pm - 7.30pm

Bryan Jackson Conference Centre, Wesleyan Head Office, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AR

Cost: Free


How people interact with AI, impact Cyber Security, and provide a conscience for technology.

Technology is constantly changing, with new developments made every day. But what is our role in this?

Wesleyan are delighted to host this event featuring experts from the across the Technology Industry. We will discuss the rise of Artificial Intelligence and how we can work with it, as well as developments in Cyber Security and the key role of human behaviour in keeping our data safe. Finally, we will look at ethics within technology: with all that people do to lead the technological revolution, have we stopped to consider what we should do, rather than what we can do?

Join us for an evening of discussion and debate, with a chance to network with colleagues from across your field.

About the speakers:

Sarah Burnett is Executive Vice President & Distinguished Analyst at Everest Group, where she leads the company’s Service Optimization Technologies research program globally. As part of this, she researches and advises clients on automation technologies, such as Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and global business process & IT service provider’s capabilities in this field. Sarah is chair of BCSWomen, and founder of AI Accelerator, set up to encourage more women into IT and AI.

Brian Runciman is Head of Content and Insight at BCS. He has been writing about computing and its effect on society for nearly 20 years. Brian is passionate about this industry, and its effect on society and changing perception.Ethics is almost a mainstream discussion in our industry, but are we at risk of Ethics fatigue? Brian will encourage you to think differently, consider the Ethics of IT with a thought provoking meander through the Ethics of the ages!

Carolina Adaros Boye has a PhD candidate in risk management for IoT Cyber-Security, a MSc in Analytics, Operational Research and Risk Analysis and A degree in Electronics Engineering. Carolina has experience in roles across Industrial Control Systems, IT and consultancy, quality management and process improvement, as well as being a lecturer in Industrial Electronics and Information Systems Risk Management. Currently, Carolina is transferring this experience into applied research in Cyber-Security Risks in Industrial Systems and IoT.


  • 4.30pm - 5.00pm Guest arrival - refreshments available
  • 5.00pm - 5.15pmIntroduction - Graham Hill, Head of IT Strategy and Architecture at Wesleyan
  • 5.15pm - 5.35pm Artificial Intelligence - Sarah Burnett
  • 5.45pm - 6.15pm Ethics in Technology - Brian Runciman
  • 6.15pm - 6.45pm Human Behavioural Impacts on Cyber Security - Carolina Adaros Boye
  • <6.45pm - 7.00pm Event Close - Terry Bounds, BCS Birmingham Branch Chair
  • 7.00pm - 7.30pm Networking - refreshments available

Will catering be provided?
Drinks reception and light bites on arrival and during networking at the close of the event.

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