BCS Policy & Campaign Priorities 2021-2025 – Welsh Briefing

John Higgins, the President of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is hosting a session for IT professionals in Wales. This will look at the key themes that BCS is working on in the coming year, including Diversity and Inclusion, Professionalism, Digital Divide and IT and NetZero.

John will be joined by Tom Crick and Wendy Dearing for a Q&A section of this event.

All IT professionals are invited to attend this event.

Date and time

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 18:30 – 19:30 BST


  • John Higgins CBE, FBCS, President BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Professor Tom Crick MBE
  • Professor Wendy Dearing FBCS


18:30 – Zoom session starts
18:35 – Introduction to Chair and Panelists
18.45 – Presentation on the four themes and campaign goals
19:00 – Panel discussion and audience Q&A
19:25 – Summary
19:30 – Close


The BCS President is working closely with the team at head office to streamline BCS activity under four themes & campaign goals agreed and signed off by the BCS Trustee Board and Council:

  • Our digital lives should be in the hands of competent, ethical and accountable professionals.
  • Greater diversity and inclusion in the IT profession benefits society.
  • The Digital Divide is a modern measure of inequality; it can be closed by access to skills as well as technology.
  • The world will achieve Net Zero more rapidly with support of digital and data technologies.

This webinar series is an opportunity to hear from the BCS President about the four themes, how they will be taken forward across the BCS and ask questions. 

Expert panels will be convened to provide context and identify how the key themes can intersect with the wider contexts across the UK and internationally.


Register for free tickets on the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bcs-policy-campaign-priorities-2021-2025-welsh-briefing-tickets-146734672355


Headline Speaker: John Higgins CBE FBCS 

President 2021-2022 

John was director general of TechUK’s predecessor Intellect and then DigitalEurope. He chairs the Global Digital Foundation, a think tank, and is a senior advisor to Burson, Cohn & Wolfe and the EU’s Intelligent Cities Challenge. He was appointed CBE in 2005 for services to the IT industry.

Speaker: Professor Tom Crick MBE

My academic interests sit at the research/policy interface: education and skills, science and innovation policy, digital transformation, public service innovation and skills/infrastructure for the digital economy. Also, identifying data-driven and computationally-intensive problems across a range of domains: data science, big social data, cyber security, intelligent systems, smart cities, software sustainability and computational reproducibility.

Speaker: Professor Wendy Dearing FBCS

Wendy Dearing Dean of the Institute Management and Health University of Wales Trinity St David . Is now Dean of the Institute of Management and Health University of Wales Trinity St David until recently was Head of Workforce and Organisational Development with a nursing background. She holds an MSc in Change & Innovation and recently has been awarded an Honorary Professorship from the University of Wales Trinity St David. The professorship in Applied Practice has been awarded in recognition of Wendy’s expertise and knowledge in championing professionalism in technology and information. She is a Fellow of the BCS and Leading Practitioner of Fed-IP.

The event is free. Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.