2017 - 2018 Programme

All meetings are free of charge, no reservation is required, except where otherwise indicated below, although members may be requested to indicate intention to attend via online poll e.g. Doodle however please note this is for capacity planning purposes only. Non members are welcome to all meetings. Branch meetings qualify for BCS CPD credit.

Programme Summary

Date Event
9 Oct 2017 TBD
13 Nov 2017 Project Management: How to Guarantee Failure
12 Feb 2018 TBD
12 Mar 2018 TBD
9 Apr 2018 TBD
14 May 2018 TBD

Programme Detail

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Date Monday 9th October 2017
Time There will be light refreshments available from 6:30pm and the talk will start at 7:00pm
Location IET Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
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Project Management: How to Guarantee Failure

Date Monday 13th November 2017
Time There will be light refreshments available from 6:30pm and the talk will start at 7:00pm
Location Mash Room, Floor 3, IET Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
Speaker Andrew Robertson, MBCS, CITP
Convenor Eddie Gray, BA (Hons), MSc, MBCS, CITP

Synopsis: There are a plethora of books, education programs, and consultancies that offer the Keys to Project Management success. As with sport, there is much to learn by studying failure to win. This light hearted look at the actions that guarantee project failure seeks to offer guidance through the minefield that is project management.

Short Bio: ANDREW ROBERTSON, Independent Consultant, Old man of the IT seas, MBCS since 1974

Andrew Robertson has over 50 years IT experience including CIO; Global Application Systems Director, Regional Tele-communications Management; Regional & Countrywide IT Operations Management, IT Facilities Management, Data Centre Design/ Construction, H/W engineering.

  • Experience in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North and South America, Far East, Australasia.
  • Formulation of Business driven IT strategies in 20 countries.
  • Manager with Global responsibilities for formulation of Strategy and Delivery of service.
  • Formulation and Delivery of Data Centre Strategies (Local, Regional and Global).
  • Data Centre Strategy, Data Centre Consolidation and Supervision of Data Centre Construction.
    • Highlights include a data centre in Riyadh for Alinma Bank, the 1st Data Centre in MENA to achieve UTI Tier III design & Construction Certification;
    • For Turk Telekom the first data centre in Turkey to achieve Tier III design cert;
    • Pre-fabricating in the UK and then shipping an entire 5,000 sq. ft. data centre to Iceland, delivering the certified Data Centre within 5 months of contract signature.
  • Managing Provision of IT services and providing World Class Outsourcing expertise in 5 countries.
  • 20 + years in the Oil and Gas industry.
  • CIO Gulf of Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia.
  • 12 Years in Local Government in Scotland.

As an Independent consultant, Andrew has provided consultancy to many leading organisations, including the following:

EMC, Prudential, Riyadh Bank, Commerz Bank, Colt,Symantec, Digital Realty Trust, Turk Telecom, Alinma Bank, LCH.Clearnet; HP; The 8 Scottish Police Forces IT initiative; EIRCOM; PDVSA; BRITISH TELECOM; HP; ALYESKA (Pipeline company); SAIC; INTESA; ORIGIN; I-NET;I-Quest, Wang Global; ZEDA; Midland Software; AON; NASA; US Postal Ser4vice; Western Digital; INTEVEP; Royal Society of Chemistry, Bank Of Ireland; CNG (Consolidated Natural Gas)

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Date Monday 12th February 2018
Time There will be light refreshments available from 6:30pm and the talk will start at 7:00pm
Location IET Teacher building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
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Date Monday 12th March 2018
Time There will be light refreshments available from 6:30pm and the talk will start at 7:00pm
Location IET Teacher building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
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Date Monday 9th April 2018
Time There will be light refreshments available from 6:30pm and the talk will start at 7:00pm
Location IET Teacher building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
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Date Monday 14th May 2018
Time There will be light refreshments available from 6:30pm and the talk will start at 7:00pm
Location IET Teacher building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
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