BCS Talk: Responsibilities That Exist When Making Business Changes

If you’re based in the Isle of Man, the local chapter of the BCS have teamed up with the IOD and the CMI to bring a highly respected speaker to the Isle of Man to give a talk about the responsibilities organisations face when affecting business change. It’s at the Sefton on the 20th of February at 6:00 pm. Here are the details:

Professor Jim Norton will be speaking on the ‘Responsibilities of directors and managers in IT enabled Business Change’ at a joint meeting of the BCS, the IOD and the CMI. The event will be held at the Sefton on Wednesday 20th February with a 6:00pm start.

“Professor Jim Norton is one of the UK’s pre-eminent policy advisers on professionalism in business,” said Tony Verrall, BCS IOM chairman, “The talk should widen the understanding of where responsibilities lie for all workers, not just directors and managers.”

Directors and managers often believe they do not have to be aware of all the details of a project and leave it up to ‘the staff’. Conversely ‘the staff’ expect certain things of ‘management’, the result of which can be ‘holes’ in the project. These issues will be addressed in the talk by Professor Jim Norton, as well as covering aspects of legislation relating to business change. Advocate Kevin Goldie of Quinn Kneale will also be on hand to discuss Isle of Man legislation to help develop a clearer picture.

Professor Jim Norton is an independent director, policy adviser and public speaker. He is also the senior policy adviser on e-Business and e-Government for the UK Institute of Directors. He is an external member of the Board of the UK Parliament’s Office of Science & Technology (POST) and council member of the Parliamentary IT Committee (PITCOM). Local Institute of Directors Chairman, Howard Callow, commented that, “It is rare to have the opportunity to hear a speaker of Jim Norton’s calibre on the Island, and I would urge anyone with even a passing involvement in business change (particularly if this involves IT) to attend this event on the 20th February”.

The event will be of interest to companies operating on the Isle of Man as well as those with international connections. There will be an opportunity to meet with Professor Norton and Mr Goldie after the event.

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