2018 in retrospect - 5 days which (slightly) wobbled our world!

Tuesday 13 November 2018

6.00pm - 9.00pm

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



This event will start with the 2018 AGM (non-members are welcome to join the AGM, but are unable to vote).

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the 2016 AGM
  3. Matters arising
  4. Officers’ Reports
    • Chair’s Report
    • Treasurer’s Report
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members for 2017 -18
  6. Programme for 2017-18
  7. Chair’s Business

Followed by:

Annual Lecture -  ‘2018 in retrospect - 5 days which (slightly) wobbled our world!’

Paul McAdam

Paul McAdam of SourceCode control will take a retrospective look at 2018, focusing on 5 key days which (slightly) rocked our world:

  • Feb 2018 - Open Source is 20!
  • 13 Mar 2018 - Equifax: how can we trust anyone with our data?
  • 18 April - Oracle to charge for Java
  • 25 May - D-day for GDPR
  • 4 September - Amazon market valuation hits $1tr

Paul’s talk will have something for everyone - from a consideration of opensource and where it’s going, through to the importance of DevSecOps in keeping us all safe in our connected world, changing budgets for SAM, and cloud economics.

About the speaker:

Paul McAdam is well known in the UK SAM circles as Director of Open Source Management specialists, Source Code Control, but also for his roles at Microsoft. Paul was the Chief of Staff at Microsoft UK preceded by leading the SAM engagement team 4 years. He was involved in the creation of key initiatives such as settlement with cloud and SAM Managed Services as well as earlier versions of ISO 19770 and the Microsoft Licensing exams. Prior to Microsoft, he was an IT infrastructure manager at AstraZeneca in the UK and for 2 years in the US.