New Initiatives from the New BCS

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has revealed a raft of new initiatives to enhance its value to its members, the IT profession, the academic community and the general public.

The new initiatives include:

• a new corporate identity, which adds the attribution ‘The Chartered Institute for IT’
• a strategy for international expansion
• a more rigorous assessment for chartered status for IT professionals
• a new Academy of Computing
• a new BCS web site

David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, BCS, Chartered Institute for IT said: ‘Our goal is to transform the value we offer our members and other key communities. Over the next 12 months, we will introduce a wide range of new qualifications, products and services designed to do this.’

The Institute also unveiled a new strategy which will focus on five key objectives:
1. Bridging the gap between Education, practice and research
2. Giving IT practitioners the professional development and career support they deserve
3. Informing public policy on how IT can contribute to society.
4. Ensuring everyone benefits from IT
5. Championing the global IT profession

David continued: ‘As a natural leader of the IT profession and a charity with a remit to encourage public understanding and inform public policy, we can make a real difference against these objectives.’

Thanks to Lynda Feeley, BCS for this contribution.