New president at BCS

The British Computer Society has appointed a new president to oversee its transformation.

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The British Computer Society has appointed a new president to oversee its transformation.

Elizabeth Sparrow, formerly vice president and trustee at the BCS, will take the role. She has chaired the BCS external relations board, which develops services aimed at IT entrepreneurs, and led the 'Building Trust in eGovernment initiative' as well as chaired the BCS Working Party on Offshoring.

She has also delivered major change programmes in both the public and private sectors, the BCS said. Sparrow is a regular speaker at professional events and conferences and has published two books on the subject of sourcing and outsourcing.

Her focus for the year will be on transformation, as the organisation becomes ‘BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT’ and concentrates on the quality of IT professionals. The BCS is also looking to improve the quality of IT in education and to further inform public policy on technology.

“We have set out on a journey that will lead to a sustained period of change for the institute through the coming year and beyond, and I will be heavily involved in projects that aim to fulfil our new mission to enable the information society,” Sparrow said.

“Today’s economy is built on knowledge and it’s on our ability to process, share and manage information that our society thrives or dies.”

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