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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.

Two presentations by Graham Barker from Max Q:

Optimising your Virtualised Data Center and…
Certification in the IT Industry

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 1800 – 1945
Networking Opportunity, Light Refreshments, Tea, Coffee, and Cash Bar from 1730
Sanderson Suite (downstairs), Claremont Hotel, 18 – 22 Loch Promenade, Douglas, IM1 2LX

1800     Introduction
1805     Technical insights   ̶̶̶   Optimising your Virtualised Data Centre to get the most out of operational and capital expenditure.
1835     Certification insights   ̶̶̶   Certification benefits and recommended paths from personal experience.
1845     Questions and answers, followed by offline discussions with the speaker, the committee, members and guests
1930     Event closes

Speaker: Graham Barker

Graham is a VMware User Moderator of the official VMTN forums with extensive expertise from the development of cloud based services, cloud adoption projects and related VMware solutions. He is a current vExpert and vExpert Cloud, a VMware Certified Implementation Expert, and heavily involved with the VMware communities. He now drafts questions in the official exams as a VMware Certification Subject Matter Expert. Twitter: @VirtualG_UK   Blog:

Additional lightning talk:

“Amazon, Microsoft and Google cloud infrastructure: Benefits and Drawbacks – a brief introduction”

Luke Campbell has worked for PokerStars, Adobe, BT and AmeriSource Bergen and has over 20 years of industry experience. Luke is currently Sports Product Manager for an Isle of Man based Online Gaming Company.



BCS Isle of Man is pleased to open this meeting to all, in the Public Interest and at No Charge. Please use this link to register via Eventbrite. Admission is limited by available seating, and, if we cannot admit everyone, those registered earliest via Eventbrite will be given priority.