Do you have the skills in your workforce to manage your digital transformation?

Join us at our brand-new London office in the heart of the city where we’ll take a look at the horizon and discuss how apprenticeships can underpin and help deliver business digital transformation.  IT experts, futurologists and panellists will lead thought provoking discussion. BCS’ Adam Thilthorpe will set the scene by asking; are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution?

Leading futurologist Chris Yapp will explore the jobs for the future and author Raoul-Gabriel Urma, CEO of Cambridge Sparks - a leading community for young coders and data scientists, will discuss whether AI is a friend or foe to train the next generation of apprentices.

Hear from IBM leadership, FSB and others and join in the lively panel debates.  

Continuing our theme from BCS Insights 2019, we’ll be sharing insights from ESFA’s ‘the 5 Cities Initiative’ and discuss how employers can benefit from a diverse workforce.

End the afternoon with a drinks networking session where we’ll be launching BCS’ drive to increase diversity in tech apprenticeships.

You will learn 

  • How apprentices can contribute to a renewed company culture during or after transformation 

  • The future digital roles employers need in place for a rapidly changing technological landscape and why

  • How apprenticeships will support these skills

  • Misconceptions of a diverse talent pool

You will takeaway

  • New apprenticeship policy guidance for employers from the Chartered Institute

  • BCS apprenticeship employer research - hot off the press

  • Exclusive ticket offer for BCS Insights 2020

Places are limited and are on a-first-come-first-served basis, don’t miss this opportunity to prepare your business for what’s coming over the tech horizon.

 Entry is complimentary


Chris Yapp – Technology and Policy Futurologist

Julian Burnett - VP Global Markets, IBM

Raoul-Gabriel Urma - CEO Cambridge Spark and best selling author

Jacqueline Baines - Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Adam Thilthorpe - Director of External Affairs, BCS

Annette Allmark - Head of Apprenticeships, BCS

Anthony Impey - Federation of small businesses (FSB)

Sophie Adelman, Co-founder and president, Whitehat

Zahid Nawaz, Diversity & Engagement Manager, 5 Cities Project, (ESFA)



13:30   Registration

14:00  Welcome - Annette Allmark, Head of apprenticeships, BCS

14:10  The fourth industrial revolution is here – are you ready for mobilising a digital workforce

Adam Thilthorpe, director of policy affairs, BCS

14:25  Business growth through the growth of people – creating the opportunity for everyone to reach their full   potential in digitally enabled change - Julian Burnett, VP global markets, IBM 

14:45  The future of work-based learning in the context of AI - Raoul-Gabriel Urma, CEO, Cambridge Spark

15:05  Skills for the pervasive technology world - Chris Yapp – technology and policy futurologist

15:30  BREAK 

15:50  Creating a hyper-local apprenticeship system – this talk is based on the work Anthony is leading on as part of the Mayor of London’s Apprenticeship Advisory board and skills for Londoners business partnership - Anthony Impey, founder, Optimity

16:05  Employer panel debate

16:30  Opportunities through apprenticeships and the 5 cities initiatives

Jacqueline Baines, engagement manager, apprenticeships in disadvantaged areas, ESFA

Zahid Nawaz, Diversity & Engagement Manager, 5 Cities Project

16:50  Bring diversity into your business, is good for your business

Sophie Adelman, Co-founder, Whitehat

17:00  Misconceptions of a diverse workforce panel interactive debate

17:30  Lucy Ireland, Managing Director, BCS

17:35  - 18:30  Networking drinks

The agenda is subject to change as we confirm more speakers and panellists

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


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Modernising the digital workforce through apprenticeships
Date and time
Monday 18 November, 1:30pm - 6:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue
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