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What are the challenges for Consultants in Business Change? What skills and capabilities do we need to face the future?

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Presented by the Business Change Specialist Group and the Consultancy Specialist Group of the BCS, this panel discussion delves into the profound impact of AI on the realms of business change and consultancy.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic session where senior consultants share their first-hand experiences and views of how AI is revolutionizing the industry.

Engage in lively discussions and exchange ideas with the panel.

How do you see AI is impacting consultancy and Business Change and what the Specialist Groups could do for you.

Walk away inspired and empowered, ready to embrace the AI evolution and proactively shape the future of consultancy and business change.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore the intersection of AI, business change, and consultancy, brought to you by the Business Change Specialist Group and Consultancy Specialist Group of the BCS.

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About the speakers

Martin WhiteMartin White - Managing Director, Intranet Focus Ltd and Visiting Professor, Information School, University of Sheffield

Martin set up Intranet Focus Ltd in 1999 after almost twenty years of consulting experience in IT and telecommunications in Europe and North America. He now works primarily on information management assignments.

Martin is the author of 10 books and is a Fellow of both the BCS and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Paul TaylorPaul Taylor

Paul is a consultant with over 30 years experience of implementing change across the financial services, oil/gas, charities and professional bodies. He has written and spoken on a variety of subjects viz change management, freelancing, technology, financial services, research approaches, etc. He is a Chair and NED for a variety of industry and social enterprises covering Gambling addiction and Performing Arts for the BAME community. Finally he is an Associate Lecturer for the Open University STEM school teaching Technology Management.

Maria FloresMaria Flores

Maria is a Chartered IT Professional with a Diploma in Business Analysis and over 20 years of experience across various IT roles in organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals. Currently, she works in Data Protection/Privacy for a global information organisation.

In addition to her IT expertise, Maria is a Fellow of Information Privacy, holds a Degree in Law and an MBA. She serves as the secretary of the BCS Business Change SG and has recently completed a Diploma in Privacy Management at Maastricht University. Her dissertation, "AI Fairness by default framework," explores the intersection of law and technology.

Gary LloydGary Lloyd MBA, BSc, CEng, CITP, MBCS, Head Gardener, Gardeners not Mechanics

Gary Lloyd helps organisations make sustainable change, using an approach that combines: Lean Project Management; Behavioural Science; Design Thinking and solid Programme Management practice. He is a highly experienced consultant, coach, trainer and author, and is a successful speaker at conferences and training events. Gary is an executive coach and mentor at the prestigious Warwick Business School.

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

Hybrid event: Navigating the AI Revolution: A New Era for Consultancy and Business Change
Date and time
Tuesday 26 September, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out