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Welcome to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT,Isle of Man Section website. Our section was created on the 7th of July 2004 as an international section of the BCS as per other jurisdictions such as Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

Our Section holds either a professional or social event each month from September to June. There may also be impromptu social events in July and August. Our events are normally open to non-members.

Our forthcoming events are published on our web site and if you happen to be on the Isle of Man at a time coinciding with an open event please join us. If you are a BCS member and regular visitor to the island or would like to register with the Section anyway, then please update your details held by the BCS.

Isle of Man Open Data Camp – 5th August 2017

The second open data unconference will feature a mix of unkeynotes and open debates on Saturday 5th August 2017.

UNKEYNOTES 1000-1230

  • Graeme Jones, founder, openmindedly — introduction
  • Chris Thomas, Minister, Cabinet Office, Isle of Man Government with political responsibility for open government and reforms — national progress report
  • Terence Eden, UK Government Digital Service — open data standards (UK)
  • Denis Parfenov, Open Data commissioner, Republic of Ireland — lessons learned from hospital waiting lists (Dublin)


  • Olga Parkhimoch, ITMO University, St Petersburg — fiscal transparency (Russia)

subject to fast trrack visa

  • Julian Tait, Open Data Manchester — tech ecosystem strategy, EU Horizon 2020; Internet of Things project
  • John Murray, Fusion Data Science, Chester — data mashups (UK DEFRA)
  • John Handelaar, Open Government Partnership, Republic of Ireland

BREAK 1230-1330

OPEN DEBATES 1330-1600

  • updates from other jurisdictions
  • shared expertise on legals, medtech, fintech, local government, digital engagement, EU GDPR, a blockchain proof of concept and lots more
  • some bold open data releases from the Isle of Man

SOCIAL EVENT 1700-2100 to continue the conversations and progress projects

Event hashtag: #offcamp