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Wednesday 1st May 2019, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Michael Grant FBCS, BCS President 2019-2020

Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

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In a new approach for the Presidential role, Michael will be updating BCS members and guests on the strategic plans for the Chartered Institute, with a special focus on our activities in the field of Education.

About the speaker


Michael first entered the technology field in the flight simulation industry. He then spent 25 years’ working in a variety of international marketing and corporate communications roles at director and vice-president level within the IT companies, Gateway, Lotus Development, Commodore, ICL, Prime Computer and Wang. In recent years Michael has worked in IT recruitment, having founded his own pan-European IT headhunting company, and today is an associate director of Harvey Nash plc, one of the world’s leading IT services and recruitment organisations.

Michael has been a member of the Information Technologists Company, the 100th City of London livery company, for 23 years. In October 2012, he was installed as Master, having previously managed the company for five years as the clerk (CEO) during which he played an important role in gaining a Royal Charter.

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