Members of BCS, Britain’s Chartered Institute for IT, made an essential contribution to the Institute’s public impact and its mission to make IT good for society in 2021. The voice of its membership was heard, whether responding in numbers to polling on issues like ending racism on social media or offering individual expertise to breaking news on global outages.

In its 2021 roundup, BCS looked back proudly at some of those key events, public policy issues and stories involving the BCS community in 2021, a year when the ongoing pandemic only made the value of IT and digital industries clearer.

The roundup included highlights from the Institute’s activity and involvement in a range of areas including COP26, the UK’s National AI Strategy, Patient Data, AI decision making and Diversity and Inclusion.

In the year ahead, BCS is looking to continue building its profile across the key themes of promoting professionalism, increasing diversity and inclusion within the profession, reducing digital poverty, and advocating for green IT and its role in tackling the climate crisis.

BCS would like to thank everyone in the community for contributing to its vision and work.

Read the full round-up here.