BCS Lunchtime Events

Posted on Saturday 20 August 2016 19:24

All BCS Guernsey Section events require pre-registration and include a light buffet lunch. All seminars attract a minimum of 1/2 hour of CPD. If you have an idea for a seminar or would like to present one of your own, please let us know.
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Digital Strategies- Grow & Shape the Future for Education

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016 21:45

Lunch and Learn at Digital Greenhouse - Thursday 21st July 2016, 12.30

‘Digital technology in education is not optional. Competence with digital technology to find information, to create, to critique and share knowledge is an essential skill set. It belongs at the heart of education.’
Education Technology Action Group (ETAG Report 2014: Our Reflections)

The face of Education is changing globally, reflected on Guernsey by work being done to co-construct a new curriculum for the Bailiwick for September 2017. Find out more about why Digital Competency Framework is being introduced, how learning practices are changing and where you can get involved.

Event is free.

About the Speaker
Lucy is the Education Development Officer for Learning Technology (Guernsey). She has taught on Island for the past 10 years, most recently gaining her Masters in Education focussing on research into adoption of learning technology.

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Personal Data Guardianship Code (26 Nov)

Posted on Thursday 25 September 2014 21:17

This talk will outline the main features of the BCS Personal Data Guardianship Code, which is intended to help organisations and the people in them who handle personal data, understand their individual responsibilities.

The Code was developed by the BCS Information Privacy Expert Panel and aims to promote best practice and provide 'common sense' guidance in the same way that the Highway Code provides guidance to motorists to enable them to drive safely for the benefit of both themselves and other road users. The guidance recognises that:

you need to use Personal Data in order to fulfil your organisational aims
all staff need to understand their individual responsibilities and accountability and management of Personal Data must be integrated seamlessly into your business practices

The speaker is Dr Peter Harris FBCS, who was the Data Protection Commissioner for Guernsey from 2001-2011 and is Chairman of the Information Privacy Expert Panel.

Postcards promoting the new online edition of the Personal Data Guardianship Code will be available at the meeting.

Light lunch included. Please register here.
Also eligible for 1/2 hr CPD.
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Digital Guernsey - Do we have a hope? (15 October)

Posted on Wednesday 20 August 2014 13:42

Given the importance of technology for our future well-being, suggestions that Guernsey should aspire to be in the Top 10 global jurisdictions for technology have been both promoted and rubbished by those in government and the wider Guernsey community during 2014.
Titled 'Digital Guernsey - Do We Have A Hope?', this presentation will summarise our current position, highlight some international leaders, look at current local plans, and question how organised and resourced we are. In addition, recognising that the British Computer Society "promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice", a further question will be posed relating to "Who are the We?"

About the Speaker
John Hollis retired from Accenture, the global management consulting and technology firm, as a partner, having run various industry, functional or innovation centre parts of the firm in his 25 years there. He is currently the Non States Member of the Treasury & Resources Board, States of Guernsey.

Target Audience / Entry RequirementsThe seminar is open to everyone, but reservation is mandatory. Please book here.

Time and Place
7pm 15th October
Muse, Marina Court , Glategny Esplanade, St Peter Port , GY1 1WP

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IT Systems in Insurance (11 June)

Posted on Friday 16 May 2014 15:58

Providing IT systems into a 24x7 dynamic retail insurance company from Guernsey
By John Davison, Chief Architect at First Central Group

John will talk about how this growing Guernsey company has conceived, developed and implemented a blended IT platform comprising COTS (Commercial off the Shelf) best of breed components and in-house developed user interfaces and integration layers to enable its UK subsidiary to force a significant market share in an established motor market. Their effective use of modern technology and “no legacy” approach to IT systems enables First Central to handle over 400k quotation requests daily, the vast majority originating from the insurance aggregation market. They are amongst the most stable and timely responders, despite consuming multiple real-time data enrichment services to enable accurate pricing.

First Central have quickly established themselves as a disruptive force within the UK motor market and continue to grow their share with the addition of new IT capabilities beyond the effective use of their larger, technologically older competitors. First Central believe that their blended approach to IT is unusual amongst their peers and John will discuss how this strategy is delivered and managed from Guernsey, and how, with a small but knowledgable team they are able to support IT systems serving over 500 UK staff and a business exceeding £125m GWP.

John will discuss First Central’s approach to scalability, stability and how continued innovation will keep First Central ahead in this highly competitive business.

Venue: GTA, Morningside House, 1 Le Marchant Street (back of the Post Office)
11th June, 12:30pm
Light refreshments provided - registration essential
1/2hr CPD

Book Here
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