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1st February 2013 – Two BCS Events

The “BCS The Chartered Society for IT” Isle of Man section is pleased to announce two BCS events on the same day, Friday 1st February, 2013.

LUNCHTIME EVENT : James Cameron, “Can IT help save the world?”

12.00pm until 1.30pm.

James Cameron, a leading green economist and international lawyer, will share some thoughts on IT and the green economy. Crowdsourced green finance? PGE online services with hydro-electric powered data hosting? Dashboard led impact investing? Live air quality and next bus mobile apps to help with chronic asthma and car journey displacement? A unique opportunity to contribute to real world answers with a Davos keynote speaker.

Presently:

  • Chairman of Climate Change Capital, a US$1.4 billion green fund manager
  • Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability
  • Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute

Previously:

  • a core member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group
  • a member of the Green Investment Bank Commission
  • a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council and Carbon Disclosure Project
  • legal counsel at Baker and McKenzie where he negotiated the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States

There will be an opportunity for a detailed Q&A session.

Complementary refreshments will be provided.

EVENING EVENT : Steven Flower, “Hackday #1: DIY Public Services”.

5.00pm to 8.30pm.

Steven Flower is a Civic Technologist and Social Entrepreneur and pushes tangible progress with rapid prototyping, hackdays, github collaboration, data visualisation and NEETs retraining bootcamps.

He will help host practical discussions on subjects such as Facebook, Twitter, licensing (e.g. Creative Commons and OGL) and distributed online project management.

The guest hosts will deliver 10 minute ignite sessions on anything from mobile apps, data cleansing and OCR to APIs, Google Analytics and online marketing results from a bakery startup!

Profile:

  • under 18s co-ordinator at MadLab in Manchester in conjunction with Young Rewired State
  • social media specialist with BBC Outreach at Media City in Salford Quays
  • member of the Global Leadership Council at NetSquared, connecting people and projects for the common good
  • host of the NESTA, Nominet Trust and Mozilla jointly funded Digital Makers programme
  • consultant to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) on emergency aid and international development – the aid efficiency programme supported by organisations such as UNICEF, countries such as UK, Canada, Sweden and Australia and NGOs such as CAFOD and Engineers Without Borders

Please note that this is not a catered event.

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