BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice serving over 70,000 members including practitioners, businesses, academics and students, in the UK and internationally.
The BCS is furthermore part of the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) the regulating body for engineers, technologists and technicians. The ECUK is affiliated with ESOEPE, FEANI, EurEta and the International Register of Professional Engineers.
WHAT WE DO
We serve the BCS membership community in the Southern Ontario area of Canada.
The purpose of this web-presence is to inform our members, and the general IT community, of our activities in this region.
We also strive to provide services and facilities which are of interest for our members and allow them to stay connected in a geographically broad region.
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including Technical Papers, professional opinions as well as a location for members to publish their BCS Profile
Since inception members could store their biographies in "My Profile". Now members can publish their professional history. A great opportunity to share experiences and find experts (Who's Who)
Who would have thought that CAD/CAM could be fun AND informative?
Well, we did. And it WAS!!!
For those who were not there, quick synopsis
We had a brief history of CAD/CAM to show where and how this started
CAD/CAM major players and their current offerings
Current computer technologies, and how they are being used with normal CNC machines, and 3-D printers
Benefits of computer simulations
Touched on Managing Product Life-cycles
The way forward via Manufacturing 4.0 and autonomous factories
Plus there were videos to highlight the benefits of CAD/CAM here on earth, and out there in space.
And if that was not enough, Michael was able to tell about his exploits on the Nurburgring!
CHINESE NEW YEAR - Moon on a Dime
We had Peter Visscher, PEng, BESc. Chief Technology Officer Argo Vehicle, Space, and Robotics @ ODG, provided an insight to vehicle design and testing for space discovery missions, including a humorous exposé of testing in various regions of the world, such as Hawaii. A well attended February event with approx. 25 interested, future space evangelists enjoying the ambience and excellent talk. Peter kept it light hearted and on the upside, even though his team had many challenges to overcome.
ANDY BYFORD TTC CEO - Manufacturing Change
We had the pleasure of hearing Andy Byford at the Cambridge Club in October, with a record turnout of some 40 like minded professionals interested in how the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is being transformed. Andy provided an overview of his career in London and Australia transportation services and how this influenced the TTC vision. for enabling change through new services, people, technology and culture. A very interesting and humorous account of everything from changing organization culture to his passionate focus on Customer Service.
Chinese New Year Lecture, a great success!
Our presenter Glenn Lanteigne CEO Tectonic Advisory Services Inc. Provided an excellent insight into Ontario's eHealth strategies and opportunities. Glenn's light hearted, yet very informative style engaged the audience. Glenn provided an overview of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association and the professional career paths and opportunites that are in demand across Canada.
The audience was made up of BCS members and also members from IMechE and the IET. 27 professionals in attendance. All in all a great event. The presentation is located under Meeting & Events, Chinese New Year.
For those who attended the October lecture, you will remember how the speaker referred to humans as being the only species able to capture and pass along knowledge.
Bletchley Park is a testament to how knowledge can be buried and forgotten. As can the accomplishments of some extraordinary people. Catch the TVO series on Bletchley Park to see how extraordinary people did extraordinary things, such as create the first electronic computer.
Now, ask yourself: how do you capture and pass along knowledge? And how do others pass along knowledge to you?
One of the highlights of visiting the National Museum of Computing at Beltchley Park is to see a placard highlighting the "firsts" in computing. The very first entry, looks like a bowling ball amongst some electronics. Probably because that is what it is!
This was the very first trackball. Built by Canadians:)
The Power of Social Media in Healthcare
We had an excellent turnout for this first event in our new ”C’est What” location. 33 attendees (incl. 9 BCS Members) were present to hear Colin Hung provide a very informative insight into healthcare social media. Attendee organizations present included Sick Kids, Cancer Care Ontario, Med-e-care, RL Solutions - so a real healthcare vibe.
Why IT is not the answer to innovation in Healthcare & other fields
We had a good turnout to hear Professor Anthony Wensley provide a multi-dimensional view of the various factors that contribute to successful, high value IT implementations. A retrospective account of the trials and tribulations of some of the well known healthcare implementations was discussed. 38 people were in attendance, which was good considering competition with the World Cup and Toronto Blue Jays games on the same evening.
The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS ) is the main IT professional organization in Canada. CIPS holds events over much of Canada, on a weekly basis.
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