You are cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting. This will follow the standard format of a free buffet, summary of Branch activities, a presentation, and election of the committee for 2019/2020. It is free to attend.
As in previous years, BCS are especially keen to encourage members in the area to stand for election to the committee for specific roles or general committee member roles.
The Dorset branch in particular is seeking more volunteers to help us re-energise our speaker programme and promote BCS objectives in the Dorset area. We will be holding an election for all roles on the committee and for general committee members.
As with all of our events, this meeting is also open to members of the public (however they will not be able to cast a vote).
Guest speaker: Professional Registration and Chartership pathways for the IT profession
The UK IT industry has unquestionably grown in magnitude and effect. In 2018 alone the venture capital investment in UK technology exceeded £6bn and today the UK employs 5% of all high growth tech workers globally (Source: Tech Nation). The pervasive nature of the IT industry inevitably leads to important discussion points around ethical principles, duty of care, responsibility and recognition of experience levels. The consequences of IT span numerous areas including health, medicine, privacy, cyber security, wellbeing of others, as well as the environment. This talk will map out the landscape available for professional registration and chartership, from the three perspectives of early-career professionals, employers and experienced practitioners. Richard will explore how PR and chartership can be achieved in a cost-effective way offering benefits, both for employers and practitioners, improving employee retention and professional development, using cyber security as an example.
Richard Gunstone CISSP CCP MBCS CITP is an information security practitioner, currently an Information Security Manager in the financial services sector. Previously he held information security roles at LV= and BAE Systems. Richard holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wales.
About the organiser:
The BCS Dorset organises this event; find out more about the group at http://www.dorset.bcs.org/
For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.