We are pleased to showcase next practice EDI (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) in the workplace in the Software Sector in Northern Ireland.


  • Tony Marron, LibertyIT MD
  • Sarah Milliken, Aflac-NI
  • Lynsey O'Neill and Darren Muldoon, LibertyIT
  • Susan Walker, Allstate NI
  • Yuan Zhang, Ulster University


5:45pm - Registration and Refreshments
6:00pm - Welcome – Prof J Wallace EDI Lead BCS-NI & Tony Marron Liberty IT MD


6:10pm - Perspective on when Starting from Scratch - Aflac-NI: Sarah Milliken
6:25pm - Perspective on Scaling in Organisation - Liberty IT: Lynsey O'Neill & Darren Muldoon
6:45pm - Perspective on Recognition and Awards - Allstate NI: Susan Walker
7:00pm - Software Sector Student Perspective – Yuan Zhang Ulster University

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

7:15pm - Panel Discussion - Emma Mullen, Sarah Milliken, Susan Walker & Audience Q&A
7:35pm - Event Wrap-up & Close


Both diversity and inclusion are integral parts of how we make our organisations attractive places to work, with engaged and productive employees and teams that are representative of our diverse and multicultural society. However, as McKinsey & Co (2019) describes, ‘hiring diverse talent isn’t enough—it’s the workplace experience that shapes whether people remain and thrive.’

BCS NI EDI Lead, Jonathan Wallace will lead this event, with guest speakers from Liberty IT, AFLAC-NI, AllstateNI and the Ulster University student body, to take us through perspectives on EDI at various key stages in an organisation's development.

This will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

While this event is focused on the Software industry, the topic and application is relevant to all industries - in short - everyone is welcome!

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us make IT good for society. Join BCS today

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


BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more information, advice, and instructions.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Northern Ireland branch

EDI next practice event for NI software sector and beyond
Date and time
Wednesday 26 April, 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Liberty IT
24-26 Adelaide Street
This event is sold out