So there’s a skills shortage, but a shortage of what exactly.Who are the people that actually create most of the tech companies in the US?These are the kind of people we want more of in UK.
Spring 2012 convention jim norton
A year in summary…Prof. Jim Norton, BCS President 2011-12Date 8 March 2012 President address. Jim Norton. Spring 1 2012 Convention
President’s Themes 2011-12• To work on raising the profile of Computer Science and ‘Computational Thinking’ in schools and on increasing the direct relevance of the Chartered Institute to students at all levels.• To enhance BCS engagement with its own volunteers throughout the UK and around the World”. President address. Jim Norton. Spring 2 2012 Convention
Thoughts of Google’s Eric Schmidt…Google chairman Eric Schmidt has said education in Britain is holdingback the countrys chances of success in the digital media economy. Hemade his comments at the MacTaggart Lecture at the EdinburghInternational Television Festival on 26th August 2011.•Dr Schmidt said that the UK needed to reignite childrens passion forscience, engineering and maths.•He said he had been flabbergasted to learn that computer science wasnot taught as standard in UK schools, despite what he called the"fabulous initiative" in the 1980s when the BBC not only broadcastprogrammes for children about coding, but shipped over a million BBCMicro computers into schools and homes.•"Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but givesno insight into how its made. That is just throwing away your greatcomputing heritage," President address. Jim Norton. Spring 3 2012 Convention Source: BBC Torin Douglas, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14683133
President’s Themes 2011-12• To work on raising the profile of Computer Science and ‘Computational Thinking’ in schools and on increasing the direct relevance of the Chartered Institute to students at all levels.• To enhance BCS engagement with its own volunteers throughout the UK and around the World”. President address. Jim Norton. Spring 4 2012 Convention
President’s Diary – BCS eventsKeynote addresses to Introductory remarks to SpecialistBranch events: Group events:• International Sections Mtg. 4th April. • Health Informatics Congress 5th April.• Newcastle Branch 25th May. • CPHC Conference Belfast 18th April.• Sussex Branch 14th September. • ISSG Mtg (Scotland) 30th June.• Sri Lankan Section 6th October. • CMA/FSB Breakfast 24th November.• Branches Convention 18th October. • APSG Mtg. 8th December.• Bristol Branch 11th January. Joint events:• Kent Branch 26th January. •Turing Lecture votes of thanks:• International Sections 7th March. • London – 21st February; • Cardiff – 23rd February;• Member Groups Convention 8 th March. • Manchester 28th February; and • Edinburgh 29th February. President address. Jim Norton. Spring 5 2012 Convention
President’s Diary – ExternalKeynote addresses/speeches• CNi Expo 19th April. • Professionalism Debate – Hallam University 9th November.• University of Sheffield CSD 12th May. • RCUK Cyber Security Showcase 23rd• Hazards Forum 14th June. Nov.• Scottish Public Sector ICT Conference • London HEQ Graduation Ceremony 2nd 23rd June. December.• Maurice Wilkes Memorial Lunch 27th • NW Engineers’ Christmas Lecture 5th June. December.• Institute for Turnaround 8th Sept. • IoD Board Level IT Challenges 6th Dec.• Defence Academy Alumni 14th Sept. • International Council for Information• ScotSoft Conference 29th September. Technology in Govt. Admin. 9th Feb.• Sri Lankan Best Quality Software • Industry & Parliament Trust Breakfast Awards 7th October. 23rd February.• Sri Lankan Students’ Graduation • Lewes Old Grammar School 500th Ceremony 8th October. anniversary 1st March. President address. Jim Norton. Spring 6 2012 Convention
President’s Diary – Otherrepresentational events• Meeting with the Patron – Duke of • President’s Dinner 20th September. Kent 21st March. • London Branch Dinner 27th October.• WCIT Dinner 22nd March. • Needham Lecture – Chair 1st Nov.• ICT Pioneers 23rd March. • LEO 60th Anniversary 11th November.• Mansion House Dinner 7th April. • Royal Signals Institute Dinner 17th Nov.• IFIP President 18th May. • MP Web awards 23rd November.• IChemE Dinner 23rd May. • CMA Reception 24th January.• Karen Spärck Jones Lecture – Vote of Thanks 24th May. • Bridge Lecture 8th February.• Past President’s Lunch 3rd June. • IET Annual Dinner 16th February.• FCS Dinner 16th June. Plus innumerable meetings with individual current and potential• Make IT Happy Awards 28th June. members, government officials,• RAEng reception 20th July. vendors, international contacts, etc. President address. Jim Norton. Spring 7 2012 Convention.
Other key developments…• Closer integration between Council and Trustee Board – introducing a formal process of consultation with Council on both strategy implementation and budget.• Extending the “Professional Status” roadmap – bidding for Gatsby Foundation funding for the development costs of a full SFIA Level 3 Status.• Improving relationships with the IET – working towards IET licensing Current Competence CITP and working together on a full “current competence” SFIA Level 3 status.• Restructuring the Engineering & Science Board in line with Council recommendations and to reaffirm our commitment to CEng. & CSci.• Reviewing our understanding of the scope of “The IT Profession”. Evaluating how we might better support the best practice application of IT in sectors such manufacturing, finance, insurance, … President address. Jim Norton. Spring 8 2012 Convention
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