Consultancy, methods and managing the change.


Simon Wallace LL.B MBCS CITP CMC
Mike Weston-Burt MA(Oxon)
David Lightfoot MBCS CITP


18:25 - Zoom Opens
18:30 - What’s different about being a consultant
19:00 - Using methods, tools & resources
19:30 - Helping people to change
20:00 - Close


Grow and share your consultancy expertise. This event examines:

  • What’s different about being a consultant
  • Using methods, tools & resources
  • Help people to change

Benefit from the wisdom and expertise of experienced consultants to maximise your success in consultancy!

This programme will be particularly valuable for new and aspiring consultants.

The New and Aspiring Consultants Programme is a series of short, interactive, TED-style talks, where expert speakers discuss success factors with an audience that harnesses the wisdom of experienced consultants with the energy of newcomers. It is aimed at new entrants to the profession as well as experienced IT practitioners from all specialities who are considering a move into consultancy. We also encourage experienced consultants to join the audience and share their own thoughts, advice and experiences.

New and Aspiring Consultants Programme Logo

Fig 1. New and Aspiring Consultants Programme Logo (Rugby ball)

The sessions will be around 15-20 minutes of presentation with a further 10-15 minutes allowed for contributions from other experienced attendees and questions from the audience. Three topics are covered in each 90-minute event. The talks will also be made available as a set of 21 videos to provide a permanent resource for people starting a consultancy career.

Diagram featuring the topics covered by the New and Aspiring Consultants programme

Fig 2. Diagram showing the topics covered in the NAC programme talks

About the speaker

Simon WallaceSimon Wallace LL.B MBCS CITP CMC - What’s different about being a consultant

Simon has 34 years’ experience working in global, large, medium, small and sole practitioner consulting firms. During his 22 years at KPMG, he led on the development and delivery of training for partners, directors and senior managers. He also headed up the quality and risk management team, which was responsible for processes, standards, quality controls and internal policing. Simon was also Head of Management Consulting for Turner and Townsend and a council member of the Management Consultancies Association.

Mike Weston-burtMike Weston-Burt MA(Oxon) - Using methods, tools & resources

Mike started out as an IT consultant with Andersen Consulting and moved on to KPMG. In recent years he has specialised in the training of consultants. Throughout his career, Mike has had a deep interest in methodology, approaches, tools, techniques, best practices, knowledge management and training.

David LightfootDavid Lightfoot MBCS CITP - Helping people to change

David is the Chief Operating Officer of Fusion Global Business Services. He is an IT professional with 40 years’ experience across various Senior Management and Operational Management roles, having undertaken work in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, UK and USA. For the last 10 years he has been focused more within organisations who provide IT Services, being part of senior management teams across the organisations. People are fundamental to everything he does and he believes people are as important as any product or process.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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

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Date and time
31 March, 6:30pm - 8:00pm