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BCS Shropshire - Branch Event with Ian Howles and Chris Pallett

Date: Wednesday 11th May 2016 - 6.15pm for 6.30pm start

Venue: TCAT - Telford College of Arts and Technology, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2NP

TITLE: BCS Shropshire - Branch Event


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Does size matter?

With combined experience of more than 50 years working in the IT sector, two industry experts compare the approach to technology in both large and small business to ask the question: does size matter?

Through an audience interactive presentation, speakers Ian and Chris will explore the differences and similarities with IT in big and small organisations. Questions explored will include:

  • At what point does small become big?
  • What typical scenarios do all businesses face and how does size factor?
  • The effect of consumerisation and the consumer mind-set on technology adoption
  • Attitude to risk
  • Does big mean better?

About the speakers:

Ian Howles
Senior Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Ian has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of business management, software testing, quality and process improvement. He is executive director of the UK Testing Board and Trustworthy Software Foundation and is a frequent speaker at testing conferences. In 2010 Ian became a Chartered Fellow (FBCS CITP) BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.


Chris Pallett
Managing Director, Bespoke Computing Ltd
For two decades, entrepreneur and technology expert Chris Pallett has worked in globally renowned tech companies. He is passionate about technology and founded Bespoke Computing Ltd in 2003 to help business leaders and managing directors with their IT and telephones. In 2005 Chris achieved Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, later becoming a Chartered Fellow (FBCS CITP) in 2012. He has previously sat on the board of the UK IT Association.