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BCS Nottingham & Derby Branch

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The BCS Nottingham & Derby Branch serves over 1,000 BCS members in the Nottingham and Derby area and beyond. Our aim is to provide both professional and social activities throughout the year. For details of our planned activities this year, please see the calendar page.

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TONIGHT! Nottingham and Derby Branch Committee

News added on 11th December 2017

All BCS Members Welcome!

Food and first round of drinks will be provided!

Election of Committee Officers - NOW is the Time to Get More Involved


20/11/17:Robots&AI-The Calm before the singularity

News added on 18th October 2017

On Monday 20th November we welcome Martin Hamilton from JISC (Janet Network) to speak about the state of the art in Robots and AI and what kind of future we may possibly face/live in.


Tuesday 17th October 2017: Brexit is Coming: 19.00hrs

News added on 17th September 2017

What does BREXIT mean for you? Come to this event to learn more!

On Tuesday 17th October we welcome Dalim Basu, Director of DSL IT Risk Management Consultancy, who will present on how you can benefit from Brexit and help make IT good for society.


Tuesday 17th October 2017-Annual General Meeting : 18.30-19.00

News added on 30th August 2017

Venue: Novotel, Long Eaton, Derbys NG10 4EP. The AGM will coincide with the 3rd Monday meeting in October. Statutory elections for the roles of branch Chair and Treasurer will be held. An election is no longer required for Secretary.For further details contact the Secretary nottm-sec@bcs.org.uk


Monday 18/09/17:Cyber-security: Ransomware, Prevention&Cure

News added on 30th August 2017

On Monday 18th September we welcome both Robert Pugh, a Police Officer seconded to the East Midlands Special Operations Unit team that investigate Cyber Dependant crime within the East Midlands Region, and Bridget Kenyon, Head of Information Security at the Information Services Division, University College London.

Rob will present: Cyber crime "Who do you Call?" - The reporting of Cyber Crime; The Policing landscape for the investigation of cyber crime with the region and the police response, covering Extortion, Ransomware and other common threats and what to expect from the Police.

Bridget will present 'Ransomware ahoy! All hands to the pumps!" which will cover; Ransomware prevention, detection, clean-up and lessons learned. How do you prevent your organisation- or your own PC- being infected by malicious material? How can you tell when it's gone wrong? What next, and how can you learn from the experience? Bridget will draw on her experiences at UCL and other organisations, and she will explain the theory, how real life doesn't follow that simple pattern, and what you can do about it.


Monday 24th July-Unconscious Bias&How to Retain WiT

News added on 26th May 2017

Gillian Arnold, MD of Tectre, BoD for BCS and WISE, Ex Chair of BCSWomen & now Chairs the European Taskforce for Women in IT for CEPIS, will be presenting Unconcious Bias and how it impacts on our recruitment decisions which we may not even be aware of. Gillian will also speak about how to attract and retain Women in IT and make the most of the benefits that diverse teams can bring. See '2017 Calendar' for More Information.


Monday 19th June - Why the GDPR is a 3-variable equation

News added on 17th May 2017

Chiara Rustici, Business leader and Advisor with over 20 years experience will be presenting why the decisions required by a business to comply with new GDPR are not straightforward. See '2017 Calendar' for More Information.