Wednesday 8th December 2010, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Elizabeth Sparrow, President BCS.
University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB - map (click on Informatics Forum in the list of buildings).
We have set out on a journey in BCS that will lead to a sustained period of change through the coming year and beyond, and I will be heavily involved in projects that aim to fulfil our new mission to enable the information society. Today’s economy is built on knowledge and it’s on our ability to process, share and manage information that our society thrives or dies.
At the heart of our activities lies a commitment to professionalism. We believe that all those working in IT and computing - practitioners, academics and researchers - need to become an effective integrated profession, and the Institute is well placed to lead that development. We have revised our CITP standard to reflect what employers have told us they need from their IT professionals. Working with leading academic groups we have established the BCS Academy of Computing to build a cohesive community inclusive of scholars, researchers and professionals with a shared commitment to the advancement of computing.
We are also committed to increasing public confidence in IT and helping people become more active participants in the information society. I will be actively involved in our public engagement programme throughout my term as President.
In this presentation I will look at some of the recent developments in our transformation programme, especially in our public engagement projects.
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