AGM 2015 and “Seize the Day – Making IT work for society”

The Mid-Wales Branch AGM will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27th October 2015. The formal notice is available here. This will be in Medrus 1, Penbryn, Aberystwyth University. See Map.

The AGM has traditionally been quite short and we then move on to our featured session. This year, we are pleased to invite David Evans to talk to us about “Seize the Day – Making IT work for society”. David is the BCS Director for Policy and Community. His abstract and biography are below.
There will be a buffet and drinks from 6pm, with the AGM starting at 6.30 and shortly move on to David’s session.
The event is free and open to all. To help us plan for the catering, please indicate if you plan to attend this event by filling in the form on Google Docs.

Seize the Day – Making IT work for society
David Evans, the BCS Director for Policy and Community, wants to hear your views on how we keep BCS relevant in society. What role can and should BCS play? How might we achieve that role?

Whether you are a student who is yet to enter the profession, or a seasoned professional of many years, BCS wants to hear your views. David will talk about what is going on across BCS and he is ready for a lively debate to explore the future. Come and join the discussion about BCS so that we remain the professional voice for computing in our society.

Biography: David Evans 

David joined BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in 2006. He is Director for Policy and Community. After a physics degree at the University of Southampton, David started his career in IT, then moved into a variety of marketing, communications and policy roles.

He has worked in a range of organisations from technology startups to global technology firm Intel Corporation. David’s background covers science and technology, marketing and communications, public policy and politics. In addition to being a professional member of BCS, he is also a member at the Institute of Directors.