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Speaker(s): Mr Chris Rees

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After graduating from St. Andrews University, and a period in technical support with IBM, Chris moved to the USA with National CSS Inc (later Dun & Bradstreet), a pioneer in timesharing and virtual systems. Returning to the UK, he joined Logica as a Principal Consultant, then General Manager for Payment, Settlement and Trading Systems, and finally Managing Director of Logica Software Products Ltd.

In 1986 he joined Touche Ross Management Consultants (later Deloitte Consulting) as a Partner. His assignments included leading roles in the Fraud Audits of privatisation share issues and acting as Programme Director for the Gas Industry Domestic Competition Pilot.

In October 1996, he co-founded Charteris. He led consulting engagements for clients including National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the Global Fund, UNESCO and Centrica. He led Charteris’ Expert Witness practice for many years and acted as an expert in many high-profile disputes. He retired in 2015.


Speaker Biographies:
Chris Rees, President of the BCS, will speak about his presidential theme, Ethics, and the practical issues that confront us in IT when ethical considerations arise. He will discuss the ethics of Artificial Intelligence and the ethical problems that this fast-developing technology raises. He will point out the relationship between ethics and Making IT Good for Society, when and how ethics should be considered, the obstacles to doing so and how they may be overcome.

A Chartered Fellow of the BCS, he co-founded and was the first chairman of the Financial Services Special Interest Group, FINSIG. He chairs the Ethical and Spiritual Development Panel of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

Agenda:
18:30 - Refreshments and Networking
19:00 - Blockchain for Common Man
19:45 - Q & A
20:00 - Networking and close

About the organiser:
The London West Branch has organised this event; find out more about the group at https://www.bcs.org/category/14727.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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