Adam Leon Smith FBCS CITP

Adam Leon SmithAdam is a senior technologist focused on systems quality, testing and emerging technologies. Currently, building the neuro product and taking it to market - revolutionising project reporting. Also, leading the technical Dragonfly consulting team.

Very active within BCS, and working with ISO/IEC, the EU and ISTQB on AI Testing. Finally, an elected Board Member of ForHumanity. Oh... and podcasting see

Christine Ashton FBCS

Christine AshtonChristine is an enthusiastic CIO/CTO with expertise in closing the gap between business ambition, skills and technology capability.

She is experienced in leveraging cloud and 'as a Service' to deliver process and organisational capability that scales whether that's critical national infrastructure or AI enabled predictive analytics.

Her skill is in understanding how to design a digital strategy and to deliver the necessary structure and transition thinking that enables successful business, product and IT transformation.

Resham Dhillon FBCS CITP

Resham DhillonResham is a Group Enterprise Architect at International Airlines Group with 30+ years’ experience leading distributed enterprise architectures and complex software engineering projects.

He specialises in highly available and transactional platforms encompassing global operational systems, omni-channel applications, and API integration platforms.

Resham holds degrees from York and Reading Universities, is a Chartered IT Professional and TOGAF Certified. 

Professor Andy Phippen FBCS

Andy PhippenAndy is a professor of digital rights at Bournemouth University and visiting professor at the University of Suffolk. He has over 15 years of IT experience in a consultative capacity on issues of ethical and social responsibility, with British Telecom, Google and Facebook.

In recent years he has specialised in the use of ICTs by children and young people, carrying out research on issues such as attitudes toward privacy and data protection, file sharing and internet safety and is a research partner with the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Professor Tom Crick MBE FBCS

Tom CrickTom is Professor of Digital & Policy at Swansea University, with his role split between the Computational Foundry and the School of Education. He has been heavily involved in science, innovation, and digital policy in Wales over the past ten years, alongside leading major STEM national curriculum reforms.

Tom is a Commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales, as well as a non-executive director of Welsh Water, Industry Wales and Swansea Bay University Health Board, having previously been a Vice-President (Academy) of the BCS.

James Davenport TD DSc(h.c) FBCS CITP FIMA CMath

James DavenportFirst computer programme (multi-length arithmetic and primality testing) in 1968, on a machine with 100 words of data memory. First published paper in 1971, on the use of number theory in hash coding. Lives on the boundary between mathematics and computing, and will use either to help the other.

Dr Sam De Silva FBCS CITP

Sam De SilvaI have been named in Who’s Who of Information Technology 2021, Who’s Who of Data Privacy and Protection 2021 and the Who’s Who of Data Security 2021 as one of the world’s leading lawyers in those areas of law. I specialise in advising both customers and suppliers in the best practice for the procurement and supply of complex technology projects.

I have considerable experience in risk management and currently co-chair of an ISO Working Group which developed the first international standard for the management of legal risk (ISO 31022).

Neil Chue Hong FBCS

Neil Chue HongNeil is the founding director of the Software Sustainability Institute, a cross-research council initiative to improve software practice in research with the motto “better software, better research”.

In a 20-year career, he has worked with SMEs and large European Commission projects as a software developer, project manager, researcher, and policymaker.

Most recently he has been working to establish career pathways for research software engineers, policies for software citation and FAIR software, and digital skills for data science.

Professor Mark Josephs FBCS CITP

Mark JosephsMark Josephs, Professor of Computer Science at Birmingham City University and Honorary Professor of London South Bank University, has over 30 years' experience working as an academic and manager in the UK Higher Education sector; during that time, he achieved recognition for international research leadership and provided a variety of contracted services to clients in both academia and the software industry as an independent consultant.

Professor Claudio Cilli FBCS

Claudio CilliProf. Claudio Cilli, Ph.D. is a world leader authority in National Security and Intelligence, company protection, information systems security and compliance, with over 25 years of experience. He currently advises governments and int’l companies in the cyber-security and critical infrastructures protection areas.

Runs a research group and a laboratory finalized to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques applied to computer security. Professor at the Rome University, frequent speaker, scientific committee member, chairman of international conferences. Authored and published in several books and magazines.

Max Hemingway FBCS CITP

Max HemingwayMax is a Distinguished Technologist at DXC Technology with over 30 years’ experience working in the IT Industry. Working with customers, designing and delivering enterprise level solutions to business requirements to deliver business outcomes.

He has extensive knowledge in the design and deployment of applications, systems and network architectures to support cloud and traditional based business services. Experience in the Journey to Digital and the Digital Landscape.

Professor Darren Dalcher FBCS CITP

Darren DalcherDarren Dalcher is Professor in Strategic Project Management at Lancaster University, and founder and Director of the National Centre for Project Management. He works to foster interactive dialogue about the integration of successful practice with theoretical research in the management of projects.

Darren is an experienced academic with a successful track record of consulting and working with businesses, charities and governmental organisations. Darren is the Editor of two project management book series published by Routledge and Editor-in-Chief of a leading software engineering journal published by Wiley, reflecting his hybrid interest in the connection between technology and its successful management.

Nigel Roberts FBCS

Nigel RobertsNigel Roberts has over 40 years working in IT particularly in computer networking; during that time achieved recognition for leadership in internet name and contributed to the development of the ICANN multi-stakeholder model of internet governance.


Alan Brown FBCS

Alan BrownAlan spent almost 2 decades in the USA in commercial high-tech companies leading R&D teams, building leading-edge solutions, and driving innovation in software product delivery. He then spent 5 years in Madrid leading enterprise strategy as European CTO for IBM’s Software group.

More recently Alan co-founded the Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) at the University of Surrey where he led research initiatives in 4 EPSRC-funded research projects.

In March 2021, Alan was appointed as Director of a new £11M UK National Research Centre investigating digital transformation in Large Established Organizations (LEOs).

Sue Forder FBCS

Sue ForderSue is a Chief Technical Officer in IBM Business Services UK for one of IBM's Major growth areas, she leads the building of Cognitive solutions for major clients across multiple industries.

Sue is passionate about developing the next generation of technical leaders and is an experienced mentor and career coach. She has recently been looking at data architecture patterns for distributed data platforms across Hybrid Cloud and the role of Information Catalogues.

Hema Purohit FBCS

Hema PurohitHema is a Senior Executive Leader & Former Director of Government & Public Sector UKI for Google Cloud with 27 Years’ experience in Technology.

A Technologist, Evangelist & Futurist with a specialism in Public Sector & Healthcare. A strong advocate of using Technology for Good, and to improve business outcomes & benefits whilst nurturing the environment and working towards sustainability goals.

Hema is well versed in the design, development, delivery, and support of transformational change across the majority of industry sectors, including specialising in capabilities for Multi Cloud, Emerging Technologies, Software Defined Data Centre, Architecture and Management as examples.

Andrea Palmer FBCS MBA

Andrea PalmerAndrea is an expert in leading change by understanding the challenge and her stakeholders.

She is a digital transformation leader who focuses on embedding technological and cultural solutions to complex business functions globally - areas include trading, shipping, legal, finance, HR and alternative energy.

Andrea is the Chair of BCS Women, sits on the BCS Society Board and volunteers as a programme manager for iSAW.

Professor Dorothy Monekosso HonFBCS

Dorothy MonekossoExpert in Digital Health Technologies - Design, Evaluation and Impact Assessment. Strategic Leadership. 10+ years leading research and innovation projects, defining strategic directions for both commercial and research establishments. International experience.

Professor Margaret Ross MBE, HonFBCS, FBCS

Margaret is an Emerita Professor of Software Quality, Solent University and an active member of BCS.

Margaret encourages greater awareness of STEM and greater diversity within BCS and the computing industry. She is Emeritus Professor of Software Quality, with particular interests in GreenIT, 3D printing, e-learning issues and the games and e-sports industry.

Margaret is actively involved in the BCS, currently Hampshire Branch Chair, and Vice-Chair of Quality and e-learning SGs, previously a Senator on the Engineering Council, and BCS Trustee and Council Member. She has been awarded MBE, Hon FBCS, BCS John Ivison Medal, an Honorary Doctorate for work encouraging students into STEM subjects and also added to Computer Weekly’s Hall of Fame.

Diana Kennedy FBCS

Diana KennedyDiana is a highly experienced, energetic, executive-level CTO, Chief Architect and technology strategist, with extensive experience of leading global teams in large organisations. Strong leadership and delivery with extensive experience of driving large, global transformation programmes.

She has a passion for talent development and committed to attracting and developing the best technology leaders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives who will advance the digital transformation of our industry.

Professor Mike Hinchey FBCS

Mike HincheyMike Hinchey is Professor of Software Engineering and Head of Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at University of Limerick, Ireland. For 15 years he was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory.