Marco PalominoDr Marco Palomino, PhD, MSc, FHEA, MBCS

I am an Associate Professor in Big Data and Information Systems at the University of Plymouth. I am also the Programme Leader for the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. I have attended several international conferences, participated as a reviewer for academic journals, and published my research on the areas of sentiment analysis and web mining.

Jon CottonTreasurer
Jon Cotton BSc(Hons) CITP MBCS MCDI

I’m a qualified Project Manager and Chartered IT Professional (CITP) with a Certificate of Current Competence (CoCC) who has worked in the private, public and academic sectors since graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2007. 

I have spent most of my career holding various roles with a central theme of Business and/or Systems Analysis in the UK defence industry working for the Babcock International Group (BIG).  This has given me varied responsibilities, many unique experiences and a great deal of subject matter knowledge. 

Outside of BIG I’m also a registered company director, volunteer as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Ambassador and spend my spare time either working on automotive applications or generally tinkering away in the workshop.

Secretary/Email coordinator
Patrick Roberts MBCS

I currently hold a number of positions on the committee of North London Branch for over 22 years.

Social media officer (Facebook and Twitter)
Duncan Mackenzie RITTech AMBCS

I am a museum professional trained in digital marketing, with experience in conservation (for which I have a master's degree), collections management, digitisation (using BS-2 and BookEye), gallery coordination, and even curation and exhibition preparation (including writing promotional copy - online and offline). I am familiar with SEO, keyword research, customer profiling, Blender, social media marketing, video-editing, research, and various digital tools (including GA4, Hootsuite, and Canva). I am also self-employed, using my skills to grow a YouTube channel.

Social media officer (LinkedIn)

Currently working as Chief Technology Officer at Pixelation Limited and my background has been Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy and Target Operating Model (TOM) design. Based near Honiton, East Devon.

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Inclusion Officer
Georgina Daugherty AMBCS

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Early Careers Advocate
David Taylor BSc (Hons), PGCE

I am a Data Specialist (Apprentice) with Cornwall Council, having started my role in November 2022, following 10 years in education. I am starting a new career, and whilst receiving great support from the Council and their excellent leaders, I am also keen to see what the BCS can offer in the early stages of a career. Outside of work, I am a keen triathlete, Scout leader, and enjoy making the most of the garden.

Committee members

Kevin ChamberlainKevin Chamberlain BSc(Hons) CEng CITP FBCS

I’ve been involved in IT since graduating in 1981, apart from 10 years where I escaped and ran an Outdoor Centre on Dartmoor. I have been elected to BCS Council and served on Branches Management Committee and Best Practice Committee at national level.

Janet KnellerJanet Kneller CITP MBCS

Currently a Business Analyst by trade, with 30+ years in IT including software development (then called programming!), IT trainer and training development/management. PhD in uptake of Online Government Services. Served on the BCS South West Branch Committee since 2005.

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Alastair Revell BSc(Hons) CEng CITP MBCS FRSA FIAP EurIng

Alastair Revell, a mathematics graduate, is the Chairman and Managing Consultant of Revell Research Systems, a management and technology consulting practice that he established in 1985.

He is a Chartered IT Professional (holding a Certificate of Current Competence), a Chartered Engineer and a European Registered Engineer.

Alastair is keen to see the BCS Organisational Membership Scheme developed to attract smaller IT firms and to strengthen the Institute’s links with communities outside the BCS.

Oana Rundle CITP

Currently working as a Project Manager in the Technology & Information Services department at University of Plymouth.

My background is ITIL Expert in IT Service Management, with a focus on change management and continual improvement, supporting the service lifecycle through service strategy, design, transition and operation.

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