30March, 2021

John Higgins CBE Announced as New President of BCS

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has elected John Higgins as its new President and Mayank Prakash as Deputy President at its recent AGM.

After his election, Mr Higgins urged government and business to “put IT to work to drive this recovery”.

“To recover and build back better from this terrible pandemic, we really need to double down […]

26February, 2021

BCS Initiates Degree Accreditation Review

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The BCS Academy Board for Computing has initiated a review of degree accreditation. Part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the Academy Board is responsible for degree accreditation and seeks to ensure that graduates have the skills needed to drive economic recovery and growth across the UK by defining a set of criteria and […]

30January, 2021

Loss of UK Police Database Records Due to Best Practice Failures Says BCS

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The wiping of records from the UK Police National Computer database earlier this month was likely due to best practice not being followed in three key roles, according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

The ‘coding error’ that has caused that loss of 150000 records on the Police National Computer database had been blamed on […]

29October, 2020

BCS Launches New Group for Racial Diversity

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Embrace – a new specialist group for racial diversity was launched this month by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to support IT professionals from ethnic minorities and to advise BCS on diversity matters.

Nzube Ufodike, the new group’s chair, said: “We are very pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of Embrace and are looking forward […]

28August, 2020

Diversity in Tech – The Awkward Conversation

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IT leaders and policy makers need to create more diverse and inclusive teams, according to a recent webinar held by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Professor Dorothy Monekosso, one of three speakers on the ‘Diversity in Tech – The Awkward Conversation’ webinar, said a more diverse industry will lead to better products and services for […]

30July, 2020

BCS Calls for an Informed Debate in Wake of Huawei 5G Ban

By |July 30th, 2020|Ethics, Home Slider|0 Comments

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has called for an informed debate about the merits of developing local 5G capability in the wake of the British Government’s ban on using Huawei technology in the 5G network. 

Back in January, the Government announced Huawei could play a limited role in the 5G network. However, it has now […]

27March, 2020

BCS Announces Rebecca George as New President

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Rebecca George OBE – a Managing Partner at business advisory firm Deloitte – has been inaugurated as the new President of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Rebecca is Deloitte’s Managing Partner for Government and Public Services in North and South Europe (NSE) and has worked in IT for over 30 years, focusing on IT transformation. […]

26February, 2020

BCS Warns that AI Risks having Bias and Discrimination ‘Hard-Wired’ In

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BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has warned that a lack of diversity in teams developing artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to in-built bias and discrimination in its decisions.

The comments are featured in a new report by the Committee for Standards in Public Life (CSPL), which examines whether the existing frameworks and regulations around machine learning […]

29January, 2020

BCS Welcomes New Code of Practice for Children’s Privacy

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BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has welcomed the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Code of Practice to protect children’s privacy online

The Age Appropriate Design Code (published 22 January) outlines 15 standards that online services should meet.

Dr Bill Michell OBE, Director of Policy at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT said: “Embedding ethical IT practice across services like […]

20December, 2019

BCS Launches AI Foundation Certificate

By |December 20th, 2019|Research|0 Comments

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has become the first provider offering an accredited certification in artificial intelligence (AI). 

Cheryl Cumberworth, BCS Director of Products and Standards said artificial intelligence is increasingly present in our workplace, technology and wider society. 

“This means there is a greater need to study this area to ensure there is a level […]