Come to this event to hear and discuss topics such as:

• How relevant are professional organisations in today’s world?
• What is the role of BCS today, and where is it heading?
• How important are volunteers for BCS and IT-related organisations?
• What are the benefits of volunteering?
• How can You benefit from volunteering, and encourage others too?




Our esteemed presenters are:


MICHAEL GRANT FBCS – President 2019-20 of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

Michael Grant said: "It is a huge honour to be elected as our new President and to represent our IT profession. The role comes with many challenges, not the least of which today is to strive and ensure that IT is good for society, as required by our Royal Charter."


Michael first entered the technology field in the flight simulation industry. He then spent 35 years working in a variety of international marketing and corporate communications roles at director and vice-president level within six IT companies: Gateway, Lotus Development, Commodore, ICL, Prime Computer and Wang. More recently, he worked in IT recruitment, having founded his own pan-European IT headhunting company. He is an associate director of Harvey Nash, one of the world’s leading IT services and recruitment organisations.


LADY WENDY PARMLEY - Master Information Technologist - Master, The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

Career highlights include leadership positions in four Inner London Schools, latterly as Principal of a Technology College. She is a Director of her own Educational consultancy, advising the Department of Education on underperforming schools.




In association with BCS ELITE SG.  This event is relevant for all interested in BCS today and future, and implications for society  Light food and drink will be available on the night.  Visit for more information about this group.


'Regular' attendees of BCS events - please note the venue change.  From 1st September, BCS London will be based in Moorgate.  Everyone will need to sign in on arrival to gain entry to the building.



We are experiencing increasingly high numbers of people booking BCS London events - but, not showing up. So please, think twice before you book and cancel your place if you can no longer attend.  This leaves space for those who can genuinely attend and is important for health & safety at the venue, plus allows us to order accurate catering - and avoid food wastage.  Thank you.

Please note, duplicate names will be deleted. For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

FILMING: This event may be filmed and recording could be used for future publicity.

The Presidents' Speech - London North Branch
Date and time
Wednesday 11 September, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out