James Hickman, the Virtual1 Chief Technical Officer, has been re-elected as Chairman of the London Central Branch of the British Computer Society (BCS), one of the UK ‘Learned Societies’. James has been a member of the Society, which represents the IT profession to other professional bodies, the Government, industry and academia, since 1995 and was initially elected chairman in 2015.
The London Central Branch has over 8,500 members, drawn from both commercial and academic organisations and runs free talks every month on topics ranging from security to project management, and emerging networking technologies to problem analysis. One of the key projects they are hoping to progress this year, is their Student Ambassador Programme, which looks to encourage more engagement with the Universities the Branch works with.
James says, “I was delighted and honoured to be re-elected as Chairman of the London Central Branch of the BCS for the coming year. This gives me a wonderful opportunity to continue the work that we have been doing over the past twelve months, through our ambassador programme and free talks, whilst developing our membership.”