Apr 112016
 

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to RANSOMWARE: YOUR MONEY OR YOUR DATA & BCS, Making IT Good for Society

Date: April 21st 2016 – 12:00 – 14:30

Abstract: RANSOMWARE: YOUR MONEY OR YOUR DATA

Local security expert, Carl Ceillam of The Chain, will share some of his recent experiences of helping organisations in the Channel Islands respond to ransomware attacks.

The talk will cover:

­  What ransomware is, and how it gets in

­  How to recognise and respond to an attack

­  Strategies for preventing and minimising the effects of an attack

Carl will also include his analysis of an actual intrusion, illustrating how the malware infiltrates and systematically destroys data throughout an organisation’s IT infrastructure.

Biography: Carl Ceillam

Carl is a local computer security expert, and runs his own IT security and forensic investigation business, The Chain Limited.

He has over 15 years’ experience in information security, primarily working as a security consultant in professional services. His main disciplines are computer forensics, penetration testing and IT audit.

Presentation time: Tea, coffee, drinks and networking from 12:00 with  the first talk starting shorty after 12:15 and the second talk shortly after 13:15.

Abstract: BCS strategy of Making IT good for society is about the IT industry, IT professionals and ITs interaction with the world around us – http://www.bcs.org/category/18771

Biography: David Evans

David joined BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in 2006. He is Director for Policy and Community. After a physics degree at the University of Southampton, David started his career in IT, then moved into a variety of marketing, communications and policy roles.
He has worked in a range of organisations from technology start-ups to global technology firm Intel Corporation. David’s background covers science and technology, marketing and communications, public policy and politics. In addition to being a professional member of BCS, he is also a member at the Institute of Directors.

Q&A, your opportunity to ask questions about BCS in the UK and locally.

Who should attend? Anyone who is interesting in IT as a profession, or in career development within the IT industry, Education in IT, Health and Wellbeing, Personal Data and IT capability including recruitment in IT.

Please register for the event using the following link: BCS Jersey 21 April Ransomware talks

Feb 162016
 

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Dream or Reality?

Date: March 14th.

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Dream or Reality?

Ever since the first computers were invented, their potential similarity to the human brain has been noticed. Early inventors, including reknowned mathematician and code breaker Alan Turing wondered if computers could be ‘intelligent’, and how we could test their intelligence. He concluded intelligence lay far off in the future, and devised a useful test ‘The Turing Test’ to compare their intelligence against humans. Fast forward from 1950 to 2016, and although we see lots of attempts and complex projects on the way, no generally accepted computer Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged. But now with multi terabyte storage, multi core computer processors, and real time text to speech and speech to text, it is time to revisit computer AI and attempt the impossible. This talk briefly reviews the history of AI, the Turing test , and shows the state of the art using conversational agents and purpose built AI chatbots.

Biography: William Rayer

William Rayer is a Senior Systems Analyst at RBS Coutts and also the founder of Ubercode Software, a startup ISV who’s purpose is to make computers and programmers smarter with two products: Uberbot which is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) application, and Ubercode which is an easy-to-use programming environment for Microsoft Windows.

Uberbot was awarded 3rd place in the Loebner prize (The first Turing test) – http://www.loebner.net/Prizef/loebner-prize.html

Read more about Ubercode Software and the Uberbot are available here – http://www.ubercode.com/

Presentation time: Tea, coffee, drinks and networking from 17:15, with the presentation commencing at 17:45.

Please register for the event using the following link: https://ai-dream.eventbrite.com

Aug 132015
 

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to our sixth event of 2015: Software Defined Networking, myths, facts and benefits.

Date: Thursday 24th September.

Abstract: What is Software Defined Networking (SDN)? SDN may still be in its infancy but it is expected to grow rapidly over the next 3 to 4 years, so what exactly is it?

Why SDN and What are the Benefits? SDN is already deployed in some of the world’s largest networks and delivering true value, so what value does it deliver and how?

Dispelling Typical SDN Myths. 7 Truths and 7 Myths related to SDN

Use Cases and Examples. Where can I use SDN, who are the key providers and what do they provide today.

Key Take-Aways and Quiz. Summary of key point plus a game of Jeopardy

Biography: Gordon Porter
Gordon Porter has been in the IT industry for over 32 years and entered the industry after completing a Computer Studies degree at Heriot-Watt University. He travels extensively worldwide delivering sales and technical presentations to some of the world’s largest companies, including BT, Cisco Systems, Damovo, Dimension Data, KPN, Logicalis, NEC, Telstra and Vodafone to name just a few. He recently delivered a 2 hour presentation on Software Defined Networking to 165 graduates from BT, which was subsequently voted the best presentation of the weeklong conference.

Presentation time: Tea, coffee, drinks and networking from 17:00, with the presentation commencing at 17:45.

Please register for the event using the following link: Software Defined Networking

Apr 302015
 

Digital Jersey Hub, Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (BST)

The first in a series of BCS Jersey member only networking events. Join other members and the local committee to share ideas, debate challenges and help drive the strategic direction of the group. Your opportunity to help ensure that the committee is working towards the goals of both BCS and that we remain informative keeping you up to date and when required address important local issues that impact you our members.

Wine and soft refreshments provided.

Please see the link below.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcs-jersey-network-series-i-tickets-16716430293

Dec 292014
 

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to our first event of 2015. Following the event will be a brief update on the year ahead and an opportunity to ask questions about the BCS both locally and in the UK.

Speaker: Professor Liz Bacon BSc, PhD, CEng, CSci, CITP, FBCS, FHEA, MACM

Audience: This event is open to all.

Abstract: Teaching models have barely changed for centuries however technology is starting to revolutionise education in the same way as the rest of our lives. This talk will discuss the impact of technology on education, the changing expectations and needs of both students and lifelong learners, and the factors that support successful learning and teaching in an online world. Finally it will look at the role of BCS as a champion for change.

Liz BaconBiography: Professor Liz Bacon BSc, PhD, CEng, CSci, CITP, FBCS, FHEA, MACM is President of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and a Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Greenwich in London, with a University wide remit leading the development of technology enhanced learning. She is a past Chair of the BCS Academy of Computing, and the CPHC (Council of Professors and Heads of Computing) national committee. Liz is a Professor of Software Engineering with over a hundred publications and a Co-Director of the eCentre research group. She is an experienced journal and conference reviewer, editorial board member, and PhD supervisor, and has been involved in several EU research projects, including being Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator for two EU FP7 projects in the past four years. She is an experienced systems designer and developer and has applied her research in technology enhanced learning, software engineering, artificial intelligence and cyber terrorism to a range of application areas such as crisis management and health. Within technology enhanced learning her research has focussed on the following areas: smart games-based learning environments; metacognition and learning strategies; and adaptable, adaptive and personalised systems. Liz has been involved in many professional activities during her career which include working with e-skills UK, the Science Council, Parliamentary IT Committee (PITCOM), EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education), the National HE STEM programme, EKKA (Estonian Quality Assurance Agency), and the University of Cambridge as an ICT Thought Leader for their International Examinations. She also researches, publishes, and is a regular international speaker, on the supply and demand of e-skills to the IT industry. Liz is passionate about the development of the discipline and keen to inspire more people to choose computing as a career, particularly women.

Where and when?

The Royal Yacht, Celestial Hall South, St Helier, JE2 3NF

Date and time: Monday 26 January 2015. Tea, coffee, drinks and networking from 17:15, with the presentation commencing at 18:00.

Registration: To reserve your place, please visit – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-teaching-and-learning-tickets-15077390882

Jul 292014
 

CITP Demystified – Presentation (29th August 2014)The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to this event hosted in conjunction with the BCS Learning and Development Specialist Group:

Speaker: Paul David Jagger MSc PgDMS CITP FBCS

Audience: This event is open to all.

Abstract: Chartered IT Professional (CITP) is the Gold Standard of IT professionalism; a rigorous, standards based assessment of proven competence, conducted by independent peer assessors and revalidated every 5 years. Whether you have never heard of CITP before, or need that final push to apply, this talk will explore CITP from the perspective of a candidate who went on to become an assessor and now supports major employers of IT professionals in embedding CITP assessment in to their internal career development programmes. 

Come prepared with all the questions you ever wanted to ask about CITP and put our speaker to the test!

Biography: Paul Jagger is a Learning and Development Business Manager and consultant working for IBM. He leads a business unit specializing in technology enhanced learning solutions for clients around the globe.

Paul has over two decades of experience in learning consulting; technology based learning design and development; technology enabled learning innovation; instructional facilitation; learning event, program, portfolio and project management; learning business management; people management; learning assessment and certification.

Paul is a passionate advocate of the critical importance of knowledge and skills as a competitive differentiator linked to business performance. Paul believes that knowledge and skills are the only sustainable competitive advantage in the knowledge economy and therefore learning must be embedded as a continuous, life-long and pervasive process ‘from the classroom to the boardroom’.

Paul has spoken at events hosted by the American Society for Training & Development, the Institute of IT Training (now the Learning and Performance Institute), BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, Learning & Skills Group, e-skills UK and the National Skills Academy for IT (UK), and the Skills Framework for the Information Age Foundation.

Paul is an IBM Certified Consulting Learning Specialist, a Chartered IT Professional (L&D), Fellow of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, secretary of the BCS L&D specialist group, member of the Open University’s undergraduate ICT Program committee and member of the National Skills Academy for IT’s Training Quality Panel (an e-skills UK initiative). From 2007-2009 Paul co-designed and developed a postgraduate qualification in L&D with the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education.

Paul volunteers with BCS as a Chartered IT Professional assessor (L&D and Project Management), and with the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (100th Livery Company of the City of London) on their Education & Training Committee. He volunteers with the BCS on Professionalism Board and as the Secretary of the BCS Learning & Development Specialist Group. He is also the IBM representative on the SFIA Council.

Where and when?

St Paul’s Centre, Dumaresq St, St Helier, JE2 3RL

Date and time: Friday August 29 2014, tea and coffee from 12:00, with the presentation from 12:15.

Registration: To reserve your place, please visit – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-chartered-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-chartered-it-professional-registration-but-tickets-12443130739

Please contact jersey.events@bcs.org if you have any questions about this event.

Presentation: CITP Demystified – Presentation (29th August 2014)

Jul 242014
 

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to this event hosted in conjunction with the BCS Learning and Development Specialist Group:

Speaker: Paul David Jagger MSc PgDMS CITP FBCS 

Audience: This event is open to all.

Abstract: In the knowledge economy it is a truism to say that knowledge and skills are the only sustainable competitive advantage. Products can be produced at ever lower cost, services can be outsourced to resource centres in emerging economies, but knowledge and skill cannot be easily replicated, commoditised or outsourced. We all know that whether it be in the classroom or the boardroom, knowledge and skills when combined with experience are the route to personal and organisational success – so why is learning either left out of so many organisational change programmes or given such a low priority that it’s almost an afterthought?

This talk presents the case for learning being the people side of successful business change, one that has far greater direct impact upon success than technology, process or lofty visions of the future of your organisation.

Biography: Paul Jagger is a Learning and Development Business Manager and consultant working for IBM. He leads a business unit specializing in technology enhanced learning solutions for clients around the globe.

Paul has over two decades of experience in learning consulting; technology based learning design and development; technology enabled learning innovation; instructional facilitation; learning event, program, portfolio and project management; learning business management; people management; learning assessment and certification.

Paul is a passionate advocate of the critical importance of knowledge and skills as a competitive differentiator linked to business performance. Paul believes that knowledge and skills are the only sustainable competitive advantage in the knowledge economy and therefore learning must be embedded as a continuous, life-long and pervasive process ‘from the classroom to the boardroom’.

Paul has spoken at events hosted by the American Society for Training & Development, the Institute of IT Training (now the Learning and Performance Institute), BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, Learning & Skills Group, e-skills UK and the National Skills Academy for IT (UK), and the Skills Framework for the Information Age Foundation.

Paul is an IBM Certified Consulting Learning Specialist, a Chartered IT Professional (L&D), Fellow of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, secretary of the BCS L&D specialist group, member of the Open University’s undergraduate ICT Program committee and member of the National Skills Academy for IT’s Training Quality Panel (an e-skills UK initiative). From 2007-2009 Paul co-designed and developed a postgraduate qualification in L&D with the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education.

Paul volunteers with BCS as a Chartered IT Professional assessor (L&D and Project Management), and with the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (100th Livery Company of the City of London) on their Education & Training Committee. He volunteers with the BCS on Professionalism Board and as the Secretary of the BCS Learning & Development Specialist Group. He is also the IBM representative on the SFIA Council.

Where and when?

The Royal Yacht, Celestial Hall South, St Helier, JE2 3NF

Date and time: Thursday August 28 2014, tea and coffee from 17:00, with the presentation from 17:30.

Registration: To reserve your place, please visit – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-is-the-people-side-of-successful-business-change-tickets-12400144165#

Please contact jersey.events@bcs.org if you have any questions about this event.

Presentation: Learning is the people side of business change v1.1

May 182014
 

On the 15th  of May Digital Jersey’s new community space “Digital Jersey Hub” was officially launched. Throughout the day several presentations and chats took place.

djhubWe took the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion on building technical communities. We were joined by members of the digital community including representation from TechTribes, BCS Jersey, Channel Islands SharePoint User Group, Channel Islands Information Security Forum, Jersey Windows User Group, Jersey and Guernsey businesses leaders, media and representation from Guernsey’s technical communities.

A number of topics were covered including Jersey as a place for more technical conferences, including working towards greater collaboration between Jersey and Guernsey’s technical communities.

We discussed the potential for more topic specific community events rather than individual technology related events. For example FinTech, E-commerce, Maker and E-Gov. We unanimously agreed that while there are many public speakers we need to encourage many more to step forwards. It was noted that the Digital Jersey sessions, TechTribes and BCS Lightning talks all offer an excellent format for short talks and more of these should be scheduled.

Finally, it has to be said that Digital Jersey have provide an outstanding environment in which technical communities can collaborate and their launch day was a great success. A video of the open  is available here – DJ HUB Open Day Time Lapse

To find out more about the groups in attendance, click on their respective links above.

Jan 082014
 

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey is pleased to invite you to our first event of 2014. Following the event will be a brief update on the year ahead and an opportunity to ask questions about the BCS both locally and in the UK.

Speaker: Professor Jim Norton FREng, BEng (Hons), Hon DEng (Sheffield), Hon LLD (Bath), CDir , CEng, CITP, FIET, FBCS, FIoD

Audience: This event is open to all.

Abstract: This lecture examines the argument that,in the necessary drive for economic efficiency, we may have neglected the resilience and security of our national infrastructure, with potentially catastrophic results. It is clear that our society and economy are now much more interconnected and interdependent than they once were. The speed at which a major failure in one area, such as electricity supply, could cascade into other areas, such as communications, water supply, and public safety, is genuinely frightening.

The lecture acknowledges that much excellent work has been done, most notably under the aegis of the Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat, and that the UK is better organized than many competitor nations. However, it explores the extent to which national infrastructure still contains many “accidental systems” where the interdependencies are not fully recognised and much remains to be done. It also details research on the understanding by businesses of infrastructure interdependency where the results are sharply at odds with the genuine reality and suggests further actions required.

Biography: Jim Norton is an independent director and policy adviser. He is an external member of the Board of the UK Parliament’s Office of Science & Technology (POST) and is also a Non-Executive Director of F&C Capital & Income Investment Trust plc, where he chairs the Audit and Management Engagement Committee. Jim is chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, set up at the request of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). He is a Governor of Coventry University and a Board Member and Trustee of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR). Jim is a member of the ‘Electronic Communications Expert Advisory Panel’ for the Irish Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, where he is a member of the Engineering Policy Committee, and is a Past President of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Jim has held senior roles in the private sector (BT, Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telkom and Institute of Directors) and in the public sector (Chief Executive – DTI Radio Communications Agency and founder member Cabinet Office Performance & Innovation Unit, later known as the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit).

Jim is a Visiting Professor of Electronic Engineering at Sheffield University, where he provides guest lectures at the Management School. He is also Chief External Examiner for the Institute of Directors (IoD) Certificate in Company Direction and a peer review interviewer for the IoD Chartered Director programme. More information is available on Jim’s personal website.

 Where and when?

The Royal Yacht, Celestial Hall South, St Helier, JE2 3NF

 Date and time: Wednesday 5 February 2014, tea and coffee from 17:15, with the presentation from 17:30.

Registration: To reserve your place, please visit Do ‘Black Swans’ fly in flocks?  Societies’ vulnerability to infrastructure failure

Please contact jersey.events@bcs.org if you have any questions about this event.

Nov 282013
 

On Friday 22 November, BCS UK launched the latest tool in its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio – the BCS CPD App.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an important aspect of any professional’s career and keeping up-to-date with the industry is vital. The CPD App will enable members and non-members to record their CPD with ease.

For full details about the the BCS CPD App and its functionality see this flyer.

Published 28 November 2013

Oct 272013
 

‘Big Data’ – the current next big thing! But what does it look like? In this talk we walk through an example where we collect and analyse the States of Jersey Assembly Hansard Transcripts, turning free text documents into queryable analytics and interactive visualisations.

Find out just what goes on in the States Chamber – because trust me, you dont want to read the transcripts!

Featuring technologies such as HDInsight (Microsoft’s implementation of Hadoop), Python, and Sql Server 2012. This is a technical session where we demonstrate how these technologies can be used to analyse and gain insight from inherently unstructured data.

Our speaker: Charles Robertson

Charles Robertson has been a professional techie for nearly ten years, crossing over from bespoke software development to specialist Business Intelligence. He’s worked for clients ranging from local firms to national and international organisations.

Charles is a Senior Consultant for Altius located here in Jersey.

Where and when?

Venue: Ouless room, Jersey Museum, The Weighbridge St Helier JE2 3NG
Date and time: Thurseday 28 November 2013, tea and coffee from 1200, with the presentation from 1230.

Registration

To reserveyour place, please visit http://jerseybigdata.eventbrite.com/.

Please contact jersey.events@bcs.org if you have any questions about this event.

Published 27 October 2013

Oct 192013
 

Desktop delivery is a really important subject that every companys IT team tackles. It is the most visible to the end-user, is often the most expensive in terms of support but is rarely discussed. This event will focus on three different methods of delivering a desktop to the end-user – VDI (virtual desktop), Citrix and Microsofts RDS (previously Windows Terminal Server).

Demonstrating that Jersey has real tech talent, our three locally-based experts will each present the case for a technology together with the environments that they suit. This will then be followed by a good, healthy debate on how and why you should implement desktops in certain ways using specific technologies.

Missed the event?

Don’t worry, you can now download the slides (in PDF format) to get a taste for the content which was delivered –

Our speakers (in alphabetical order)

Ronnie Isherwood, MCITP, MCT, MBCS

Ronnie has been working in the IT industry for more than 17 years. He has 14 years experience working as systems engineer and consultant delivering server based solutions and has 9 years working mainly with virtualization technologies. Ronnie has contributed to multiple System Center CEP programmes, has presented at Microsoft Private Cloud community events, participated in Microsoft Learning betas, contributed to the MCSE Server Infrastructure, Virtualization and Systems Management courseware.

Ronnie presents at the E2E Virtualization conference sharing his technical passion for Virtualization and Virtualization Management. Ronnie is cofounder of a local Windows user group and a committee member of the Chartered Institute for IT. Prior to becoming a systems engineer he learnt to program in basic and visual basic delivering solutions to the Financial services industry.

Scott Le Marquand, Senior Consultant, C5 Alliance

Scott has over 14 years experience in IT, prior to becoming a consultant he worked a private bank and became responsible for the initial adoptions of VMware ESX 2.5, VMware 3 and VMware Lab Manager.

During this time he gained a keen interest in Virtualization technologies and five and a half years ago became a virtualization consultant for VirtualizeIT/Virtustream/Calligo, adapting to a pure Virtualization skillset before moving to C5 Alliance as a contractor.

As a Virtualization consultant, Scotts projects have included full physical to virtual infrastructure environment adaptations, VMware system design and upgrades allowing for high levels of resilience within the clients sites. Scott is a member of VMUG (VMware User Group).

Jonathan Storey, Senior Consultant, Prosperity 24.7

Jonathan Storey is a Senior Technical Consultant at Prosperity 24.7, the fastest growing Channel Island Consultancy practice. Jonathan is presently lead architect for a range of strategic technology projects including refreshing an International banks desktop infrastructure with XenDesktop 7, Storefront and thin client technologies. He is also implementing a highly available remote access solution for a Global Insurance business leveraging NetScaler VPX virtual appliances & multifactor authentication with cloud based smart phone software tokens.

Jonathan is not only a Citrix Master, being the first Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Xen desktop 7 in the Channel Islands, he is also overseeing the migration of a clients physical infrastructure to hyper-v 3.0 with SCVMM 2012. Jonathan has also recently Implemented a Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm for a multi jurisdiction globally dispersed user base on vSphere underpinned by HP blade technology & RES automation tools.

This is Jonathans first presentation for the BCS but has been involved with IT since 1995 where at university he read at degree level for Applied Psychology & Computing with a focus on man machine interaction and user interface design. After university, Jonathan was employed by a North East company as a technical consultant with a focus on remote access technologies, Linux & application delivery. He moved to Jersey in 2004, working on both sides of the IT fence as Technical Consultant and full time employee. Jonathan has seen and been involved with many application delivery technologies with Citrix, VMware and Microsoft solutions becoming a key area of his expertise.

Where and when?

Venue: Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier, Jersey
Date and time: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 1730 to 2000 hours.

Registration

To reserveyour place, please visit http://desktop.eventbrite.com/

Please contact jersey.events@bcs.org if you have any questions about this event.

Published 19 October 2013

Sep 262013
 

The Chartered Institute for IT, Jersey (BCS) with kind sponsorship from JT Group is pleased to invite you to this exciting event, The Internet of Everything with Ciscos CTO Ian Foddering, plus an update on JTs Gigabit Jersey project with Tim Ringsdore. The event will take place on 23 October at the Grand Hotel Jersey, starting with drinks and food being served at 1715.To reserveyour place, please visit http://internetofeverything.eventbrite.com/.

Missed the event?

Don’t worry, you can now download the slides from the Cisco presentationand the slides from the JT presentation.

The video of the event will oublished when available.

The Internet of Everything

Currently, there are an estimated 10 to 15 billion things connected to the Internet and this is predicted to grow to 50 billion by 2020.

  • How will this change our lives?
  • What infrastructure will we need?
  • What opportunities are there?

Join us to hear Ian Foddering, Ciscos CTO talk about this exciting future. Click here to view the BBC Newsnight feature about the Internet of everything, featuring Ian.

Ian Foddering (Chief Technology Officer and Technical Director for Cisco in the UK and Ireland)

Ian Foddering is the Chief Technology Officer and Technical Director for Cisco in the UK and Ireland. Together with his technical teams, his key objective is to work with Ciscos Customers and Partners to articulate how Ciscos architectures, solutions and innovation can be applied to drive business transformation.

Ian was also the technical lead spokesperson for Cisco around their role as the Official Network Infrastructure Supporter to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and continues to be a core member of the British Innovation Gateway programme, Ciscos 5 year plan to create a legacy around the Games, driving innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK.

Ian has a passion for technology, and the positive impact it has on society, fervently believing we are still only at the being of what is possible with respect to the power of Internet. To support this, Ian regularly talks about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in education and its standing for the long-term sustainability of the industry and the UK, as well as being a governor at the Hackney University Technical College.

After joining Cisco in 1999, Ian has held various roles including Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering Management, Sales Management, Channel Management, and leading The Advance Technology teams.

Prior to joining Cisco in September 1999, Ian spent 4 years at Cogent, the professional services arm of Nortel, working on a number of predominately large Public Sector solutions.

Ian studied Communications Systems Engineering from the University of Portsmouth, and is a Fellow of the IET. He lives, with his family, in Hertfordshire and enjoys participating and watching many different sports, in addition to travelling.

JTs GigaBit Where we are today and moving forward

Around six months into JTs gigabit Jersey project, the project team realised that the project plan was not sufficiently efficient and therefore took time to reposition the project plan to get it back on track.

JT are now in the second year of their major fibre-to-the-home project which has reached the landmark number of 5,000 fibre installations. JTs Chief Relationship Officer, Tim Ringsdore, will talk about the project, where they and the issues they have faced to get where they are and lessons learned.

Tim RingsdoreChief Relationship Officer for the JT Group

Tim joined JT in 2000 as Head of Product Development, which was a new department set up to develop new services ahead of competition. After 2 years in this post, Tim successfully repositioned the company and was then asked to manage and set up JT (Guernsey) (formerly known as Wave Telecom), which is wholly owned by the JT Group.

In September 2005 Tim became the Sales and Marketing Director for the JT Group and in 2009 he was appointed Managing Director of the Global Enterprise Division with a mandate to grow new business from outside of the Channel Islands. During his time in this position Tim was responsible for three acquisitions, the latest of which was Worldstone; a London based Managed Services Company, in 2012.

Tim has recently been appointed Chief Relationship Officer for the JT Group.

Tim was educated at St Helier Boys school and after leaving school he worked for at Channel Television for 24 years, working his way up from Cameraman to Head of Production.

Tim is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Directors. He is an honorary secretary at Durrell, a member of the Princes Trust, a member of the Digital Jersey BD TAG and a member of the Digital Committee of chamber of Commerce.

Registration

To reserve your place, please visit http://internetofeverything.eventbrite.com/

Drinks and food will be served from 17:15.

This event is hosted by the Chartered Institute for IT with kind sponsorship by JT Global.

Any questions about The Internet of Everything and Gigabit Jersey?

Please contact jersey.events@bcs.org if you have any questions about this event.

Updated 24 October 2013

May 222013
 

What do you feel about the opportunities to develop security skills in Jersey?

A group of locally based information security professionals believes that whilst there is a community and professional structure around IT in the island, there is not much bringing together people interested in information security (beyond the coverage provided by the BCS). In particular, Jersey lacks the normal range of specialist professional bodies (ISACA, ISC2, etc.) or any independentnetworking for security professionals.

Your input to a short survey (see link below) will help the group to assess how focus can be brought to developing the information security profession in Jersey and to strengthen the community around it.

Please feel free to share the link to this short survey -http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QD7KC23 - with anyone else who might be interested.

Published 22 May 2013

Updated 6 July 2013 – this survey is now closed