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Unless explicitly stated, all events start with coffee at 6:00pm with the talk commencing at 6:30pm, generally finishing around 8:00pm. Non members welcome.

Where we are over-subscribed, you may be placed on the reserve list and priority for places will be given to those that have registered early.
  • Feb
    18

    Project Sponsorship - Bridging the Gap

    BCS, Southampton Street, London, 18:00 for a 18:30 start
    Ron Rosenhead, Project Agency

  • The amount of evidence is damning. Report after report points it out. But we still have the same problem - a lack of project sponsor support for projects. Those same reports point out that the lack of active project sponsors is having a negative impact on project success.

    In this workshop, Ron Rosenhead will explore what the project sponsor should be doing; including using some current research. In addition, he will share some stories from project managers who have had (mainly) poor experiences, hopefully getting you to share your stories as well. He will also look at some of the possible ways that can be used to try and obtain buy in of project sponsors, seeing how this can be adapted in your own company and in your own situation.

    Some of you reading this may not be project sponsors however you may be in the future. Why not bring along a project sponsor so that we can hear their views? If project sponsorship is not taken seriously by companies (and sponsors) projects will continue to be delivered in the same way. As the research points out, change by companies and senior managers is needed and rapidly!

    The evening promises to be very lively, interactive and enjoyable. There will be opportunities to not only network but to gain some insights into an area which is growing in importance.

    Ron Rosenhead is an international consultant with over 20 years of project management experience behind him. He is an author having co-written Strategies for Project Sponsorship (published by Management Concepts in May 2013). He is a well-known blogger and Tweeter on project management topics including project sponsorship.

    He has personally trained over 10,000 people and his highly practical approach makes him a sought trainer and consultant. He has worked up to and including Board level as well as having spoken at conferences, internal meetings and facilitated project management events.


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  • Mar
    17

    Innovation to survive and thrive

    BCS, Southampton Street, London, 18:00 for a 18:30 start
    Paul Excell
  • Based on extensive research/experience and real world examples, Paul demystifies what's important for accelerating successful innovation - vital to thrive/survive in our increasingly complex, fast moving and ultra competitive world; plus highlights the key leadership role technology teams should take based around a simple #7Cs model - Customer, Collaboration, Commercial, Communication, Cause, Curiosity, Courage

    Paul is a founder, global executive leader, technology pioneer, investor, executive coach and board advisor with an impressive track record of accelerating business growth and transformation at organisations large small (startups) and ScaleUps.

    As Founder and CEO at excelerating innovation and Executive Chairman, Global iLabs he drives an innovative portfolio of award winning, high growth, disruptive technology start-ups/scale-ups (www.mytabsapp.com) plus provides board advisory and executive coaching services.

    He is a Fellow of the BCS and Chairs the BCS Entrepreneurs Specialist Group

    He was previously Chief Customer Innovation Officer, Group Technology Officer and VP Global Services at BT where he launched several innovative services and global businesses supporting revenues of > 3bn.

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  • Mar
    24

    Blockchain

    BCS, Southampton Street, London, 18:00 for a 18:30 start
    Simon Taylor, Barclays
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