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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.



Malign or Benign – Digital marketers influence

Thursday, 16th August 2018 – 18:00 –  Claremont Hotel, Douglas, IM1 2LX


What do Marketeers do with data? A quick peek at how data drives marketing Online and through Social Media. This will touch on profiling and other aspects of interest after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Speaker: Florida Clements (Mrs) – lecturer in Digital Marketing at University College, Isle of Man

Florida Clements – currently lectures on Digital Marketing at UCM. She holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering and an MBA. Her experience spans various roles related to Information management and Analysis such as Revenue and IT project Management in airlines, Information Management at the IoM Post, and Digital Marketing Analyst in a web News company.

All are welcome to this free event. To find out more about BCS Isle of Man Section, please click here –

Light Refreshments, Tea, Coffee, etc. Cash Bar open from 7pm and the evening is a great opportunity to network.


To assist our planning, please register below to attend this event.

BCS members who attend this event may request a CPD certificate, which will be provided at no charge.  Non-members may also request a CPD certificate; there will be a £5 charge for non-members who request a CPD certificate, this needs to be paid to a BCS Isle of Man committee member at the event.