Grow and share your consultancy expertise. This event examines: Being a consultant, Interviews, fact-finding & evidence, managing projects.

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Diagram featuring the topics covered by the New and Aspiring Consultants programme

Fig 1. Topics covered in the NAC programme talks

Benefit from the wisdom and expertise of experienced consultants to maximise your success in consultancy!

This programme will be particularly valuable for new and aspiring consultants. It is a series of short, interactive, TED-style talks, where expert speakers discuss success factors with an audience that harnesses the wisdom of experienced consultants with the energy of newcomers. It is aimed at new entrants to the profession as well as experienced IT practitioners from all specialities who are considering a move into consultancy. We also encourage experienced consultants to join the audience and share their own thoughts, advice and experiences.

The sessions will be around 15-20 minutes of presentation with a further 10-15 minutes allowed for contributions from other experienced attendees and questions from the audience. Three topics are covered in each 90-minute event. The talks will also be made available as a set of 21 videos to provide a permanent resource for people starting a consultancy career.

Episode two examines:

  • Being a consultant
  • Interviews, fact-finding & evidence
  • Managing projects & mixed teams

About the speakers

David LightfootDavid Lightfoot MBCS CITP – Being a consultant

David is the Chief Operating Officer of Fusion Global Business Services. He is an IT professional with 40 years’ experience across various Senior Management and Operational Management roles, having undertaken work in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, UK and USA. For the last 10 years he has been focused more within organisations who provide IT Services, being part of senior management teams across the organisations. People are fundamental to everything he does and he believes people are as important as any product or process.

Gary LloydGary Lloyd MBA, BSc, CEng, CITP, MBCS, Head Gardener, Gardeners not Mechanics - Interviews, fact-finding & evidence

In a 25+ year career leading IT-enabled change, predominantly in banking and financial markets, Gary has spent roughly equal time as a consultant and a major purchaser of consultancy services, and quite often as both. He has been an external consultant at Capco, Euronext and E&Y an internal consultant at NatWest, and has been an independent consultant since 2006. For the last 10 years he has also been an executive coach and mentor for Warwick Business School. He is author of two books, "Business Leadership for IT Projects" and just the published "Gardeners Not Mechanics: How to Cultivate Change at Work”.

Colin ButcherColin Butcher CEng CITP FBCS - Managing projects & mixed teams

Colin is a consulting engineer who has led the design and implementation of mission-critical and disaster-tolerant systems in a wide range of industries. Much of his work involves the mentoring and development of project teams in addition to developing practical solutions to the complex technical and business issues.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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

This event is brought to you by: BCS Consultancy specialist group

Webinar: How to be a consultant - Episode Two
Date and time
Wednesday 28 April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
This event is sold out