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Welcome to the BCS Nottingham & Derby Branch Website

The BCS Nottingham & Derby Branch serves over 1,000 BCS members in the Nottingham and Derby area and beyond. Our aim is Making IT Good for Society by delivering informative and engaging IT related events for everyone in the East Midlands. For details of our planned activities this year, please see the calendar page.

What events would you like to see

The branch is run for the benefit of its members and we greatly value feedback. You can either attend a Committee meeting, email us, or send us feedback.

Latest News


Next Webinar: Mon 20th July-COVID-19:Cloud Strategy

News added on 16th June 2020

Do you want to know how a large Utility's aggressive cloud migration strategy enabled home working during COVID-19? What worked? What problems? Did it deliver? Learn from personal experience direct from the front line.


Webinar of Monday 15th June - 5G Connected Forest

News added on 27th May 2020

The 5G Connected Forest project will be based in Sherwood Forest, led by Nottinghamshire County Council, it will trial 5G deployment, potential for virtual reality visitor experiences, using a range of AR/VR, robotic, IoT ideas focused on the tourism and environmental protection sectors.

It is also hoped that the programme will act as a catalyst for building skills and education in the county with opportunities to boost local businesses with a 5G Innovation Hub.


Webinar of Monday 18th May-Designing Infosec Controls

News added on 15th May 2020

This session will attempt to lift the veil on the mystery surrounding the simple statement, 'This system lacks adequate control '. For many projects operational control is often an afterthought and is seldom considered at the requirements and design phases. How can assurance professionals help design well controlled systems? Is there a link between risk and control? What is the process for designing strong controls at the design phase?


Thanks and Next Event on Monday 18th May 2020

News added on 30th April 2020

WEBINAR:Internet of Things(IoT):Are you aware of the Risks - Great thanks to Colin Robbins for a fantastic Webinar. Coming soon Webinar 18th May - Designing Infosec Controls - "This system lacks adequate Control"


Covid-19 Impact

News added on 20th March 2020

Following BCS HQ advice, all face to face meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. The branch will be promoting a replacement programme using online channels. Please look out for emails and updates on this website for further details.


UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 ALL EVENTS HELD WILL BE WEBINARS

News added on 16th March 2020

All members will be emailed news regarding webinar events. Registration details will be included in the email.


Monday 16th March

News added on 18th February 2020

PLEASE NOTE:This presentation is now a WEBINAR.Please refer to member emailshot to join

Towards AI-Enabled Devices in Managing People with Neurological Disorders
Our guest speaker is Dr Mufti Mahmud who specialises in neuroengineering.

In recent years the world has seen an ever-increasing number of people with neurological disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, and Parkinson's Disease.

Health status monitoring of the sufferer, along with their regular medication, is a unique way to assist them in their daily activities. While the world is falling short in providing personalised support to these people through carers, thanks to intelligent and innovative solutions, the management of people with these conditions is now possible.

This talk will shed light on how people with such incurable diseases can be assisted in their daily routines through AI enabled devices.


Monday 17th February

News added on 28th January 2020

PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT - What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong!

Our guest speaker is Dr John Mitchell, managing director of LHS Business Control, which specialises in corporate governance and risk management.

Dr Mitchell is an international authority on corporate governance, the control of computer systems, the investigation of computer crime and the impact of regulatory and compliance issues on the delivery of IT services.

He has been an expert witness in a number of high-profile UK criminal cases and he has featured in a major British computing publication as The IT Detective.


Monday 20th January 2020

News added on 17th December 2019

OUR FIRST EVENT OF 2020 CONFIRMED!

A Modern Cloud Managed Workplace for the Enterprise:From Requirements to Rollout and Lessons Learnt

Gareth Naylor has kindly agreed to present to the Notts & Derbys branch of the BCS at their first event of 2020.

Gareth works for a large international utility company, where he is Groupwide IT Infrastructure Architect.


Monday 16th December @ 7pm

News added on 27th November 2019

Committee Meeting at Admiral Rodney, Wollaton


Monday 18th November - Novotel, Long Eaton!

News added on 11th November 2019

EGM (Treasurer and Inclusion and Diversity Officer Required) followed by Presentation Lessons Learnt From an Aggressive Cloud Migration Strategy - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. by Andy Edwards

Andy is an information technology expert skilled in the Cloud, Big Data, IT Strategy and Digitisation, with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. He works for a large international utility company, where he is Head of Platform Operations; responsible for cloud platform operation and design, with a main focus around Docker, Kubernetes, IoT and Cloud Automation.


Monday 28th October - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

News added on 22nd October 2019

Allocation of new Committee roles including Chairman and Treasurer. Interested? Join IN!

Online (GoToMeeting)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/845991901)
You can also dial in using your phone.
United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028
Access Code: 845-991-901
The Annual General Meeting is restricted to BCS members.


Monday 18th November - Novotel, Long Eaton!

News added on 22nd October 2019

Andy is an information technology expert skilled in the Cloud, Big Data, IT Strategy and Digitisation, with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. He works for a large international utility company, where he is Head of Platform Operations; responsible for cloud platform operation and design, with a main focus around Docker, Kubernetes, IoT and Cloud Automation.

Based on his experience Andy will present; Lessons Learnt From an Aggressive Cloud Migration Strategy - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.


Monday 21st October - Novotel, Long Eaton!

News added on 17th September 2019

Dalim Basu, an IT professional with expertise in IT Governance and Risk Management is presenting:

What About You?

  • Our Cyber-Cultural revolution is here.
  • It is bringing many changes to our lives.
  • How does it affect you and those around you?
  • How can you lead - or follow - this revolution?
  • Where do you want to be afterwards?