Project Management SG Spring School 2024.


  • Dr Nicholas Dacre, Director of the Advanced Project Management Research Centre (APROM)
  • Rashik Parmar FBCS MBE, CEO, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


6:30pm - Session starts
8:00pm - Networking and refreshments
9:00pm - Event ends


Do you and your team possess the necessary skills to navigate the project management landscape in the emerging AI-driven digital economy? As we grapple with increasingly complex projects and innovative technologies within our organisational and project processes, there is a growing chasm between proven approaches and new stakeholder priorities.

This session will outline how digital transformation is redefining project delivery and skill requirements, whilst blurring traditional sector boundaries. The presentation will summarise research methods used, to offer early insights into the evolving landscape of AI-driven project management. It will discuss the need for new competencies, ongoing professional development, and cross-sector collaboration. Aimed at professionals and academics, this session will integrate theoretical insights with practical implications, fostering an understanding of digital competencies and innovative approaches.

BCS and AI

The massive importance and influence of AI in society has been fully grasped by BCS, and BCS CEO Rashik Parmar will describe how BCS has been involved in influencing the industry and Government AI communities. He will quote some practical examples to underline BCS responsibility to cut through AI media hype, temper science fiction claims and push for releasing the huge potential - balanced with strong coordinated international governance.

About the speakers

Nick DacreDr Nicholas Dacre

Dr Nicholas Dacre is the Director of the Advanced Project Management Research Centre (APROM), and an Associate Professor of Project Management. Nicholas is a Fellow of the Chartered Association for Project Management (FAPM), and Vice Chair of the British Academy of Management Project Management Special Interest Group. With over two decades of experience spanning academia and industry, Nicholas has developed a significant track record of developing high-impact research by actively collaborating with international partners, industry experts, and the UK government on emergent ‘ITS Complex’ research topics, focused on Innovation, Technology, and Sustainability in Complex Projects.

Rashik ParmarRashik Parmar

Rashik Parmar, Group CEO of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, leads strategic initiatives to overcome systemic challenges in the profession. Renowned for championing Responsible Computing, he co-authored the Harvard Business Review article "What is Responsible Computing?"

Rashik is also Senior Independent Member of the Natural Environmental Research Council, Board member of the Open University Council, and Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Digit Lab, Rashik plays roles in diverse sectors. As Director and Founder of Rangoli Radio, he hosts the impactful "Rangoli Role Model" show.

Recognised for outstanding contributions, Rashik was awarded an MBE in HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday honours for business and innovation.

A panel session will also be held this week, including all Spring School speakers.

Other sessions you may be interested in as part of the Spring School

Week 1 - Governance and Ethics in AI Project Management
Week 2 - Case Studies of AI in Project Management
Week 3 - Generative AI

Ticket costs:

(Prices stated inclusive of Eventbrite fees.)

BCS members: £40.00 (plus VAT)
APM members: £76.50 (plus VAT)
Non-members: £90.00 (plus VAT)
Students / Unwaged: £20.00 (plus VAT)

All tickets provide access to all four sessions of the Spring School.


A refund, excluding fees, will be issued if a cancellation request is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Tuesday, 2 April 2024. Otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

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.


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This event is brought to you by: BCS Project Management specialist group (PROMSG)

Addressing Project Skills Gaps in the AI World - Spring School (Wk 4)
Date and time
Tuesday 30 April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
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