Holly Porter, BCS Institute MD, presents a fire side chat and ask me anything with Gillian Arnold, BCS President.


  • Gillian Arnold, BCS President
  • Holly Porter, BCS Institute Managing Director
  • Ben Turner, BCS Director of Membership and Standards
  • Panellists to also include representatives from BCS Women, BCS Edinburgh and BCS Health and Care Scotland.


6:00pm - Arrival and networking
6:30pm - Welcome, Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) @ Usher, University of Edinburgh
6:35pm - Fire Side Chat and Panel AMA (Ask me Anything)
7:30pm - Byte Size Learning, CPD, PPD and MSc routes
7:45pm - 8:00pm - BCS Discover Launch + demo


Gillian Arnold, BCS president will join us for a fireside chat with Holly Porter the Institute's Managing Director, discussing the role we all play in creating an ethical, competent and inclusive profession.

We'll then open up the discussion to attendees with time devoted to 'ask me anything'.

The event will close with a focus on CPD and the launch of a new BCS member benefit, BCS discover.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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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 Health and Care Scotland, BCSWomen, BCS Edinburgh branch

Fire Side Chat with BCS President & BCS Discover Launch
Date and time
Wednesday 27 September, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
University of Edinburgh
Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
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