BCS calls for input to shape national IT agenda

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is asking members to take part in a survey that will help to establish key IT priorities for the new coalition government.

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BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is asking members to take part in a survey that will help to establish key IT priorities for the new coalition government.

The Institute hopes to present the top five IT issues to the new government, to guide its IT policies. The suggestions will also be put forward to the Institute’s new Policy and Public Affairs Board.

David Clarke, chief executive at the Institute, said: “We aim to fully reflect members’ expertise and turn that into core policies that will ensure the most positive impact for IT and society, and bring these issues to the top of the national agenda.”

The Institute’s overall aim is to ensure that CPD, membership of a professional organisation and appropriate qualifications become necessary for IT professionals working in anywhere in the world by 2015.

There are currently 20 topics that can be voted on, and members can also submit their own suggestions here: https://forms.bcs.org/action-calls. Existing topics include repealing the Digital Economy Bill and revisiting it properly, and developing a code of practice for personal healthcare information.

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