In a new approach for the Presidential role, Michael will be updating BCS members and guests on the strategic plans for the Chartered Institute, with a special focus on our activities in the field of Education.


Speaker: Michael Grant FBCS, BCS President 2019-2020


Speaker Bio:

Michael first entered the technology field in the flight simulation industry. He then spent 25 years’ working in a variety of international marketing and corporate communications roles at director and vice-president level within the IT companies, Gateway, Lotus Development, Commodore, ICL, Prime Computer and Wang. In recent years

Michael has worked in IT recruitment, having founded his own pan-European IT headhunting company, and today is an associate director of Harvey Nash plc, one of the world’s leading IT services and recruitment organisations.

Michael has been a member of the Information Technologists Company, the 100th City of London livery company, for 23 years. In October 2012, he was installed as Master, having previously managed the company for five years as the clerk (CEO) during which he played an important role in gaining a Royal Charter.


Refreshments and networking from 6.00pm.


About the organiser: This event is organised by the BCS Edinburgh Branch, find out more about the group at


Things to note:

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note, the BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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Date and time
Wednesday 1 May, 6:45pm - 8:45pm
University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
Room 4.31
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