Smarter Business Tech LIVE has today released details of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT’s programme that will run across both days of the new largescale business tech expo, being hosted on 15th & 16th November at Manchester Central.

Reflecting on BCS’s commitment to IT advancement, core skills and best practice, the chartered institute is set to deliver a wide range of presentations and thought-leadership talks at the event. Senior speakers from across multiple BCS divisions will collectively present more than 8 hours of keynote briefings, case studies and workshops sharing topical expertise and providing strategic advice reflecting key themes including Digital Skills, IT Apprenticeships funding & delivery, IT Assurance & Cyber security, Cloud Computing, IT Service management and more.

Paul Fletcher, CEO, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT says: “The IT profession never stands still – new and exciting opportunities are constantly opening up as technology continues to evolve and change at a fantastic rate. It’s impact on modern society is greater than ever – as a country, it’s critical to economic and social progress.

As BCS, we are constantly reviewing what the profession and society needs and responding to these needs by creating new programmes, qualifications and professional certifications. We also campaign on societal issues, highlighting the critical importance of the IT profession and the benefits professionalism brings to IT. We want to help ensure that the impact of IT on society is positive, and we want to give everyone a voice in the development of our digital world. To do that we are pursuing the goal of Making IT Good for Society. This event showcases just some of the ways we are making this happen.”

The event programme is designed to support and educate all regional business owners and IT management. In addition to the speaker programme, visitors will be able to meet with BCS professionals on their residency stand that will be open for ‘drop-in’ support over the two days.

Ian Stone, MD and Show Founder comments “We’re thrilled to present such a strong programme of education powered by BCS for the benefit of attending SME business management & IT management groups, at the same time providing a powerful introduction to what BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is providing for the industry.”