Moving to Chartered IT Professional status

Title: Moving to the New Chartered IT Professional status (CITP)  

Summary of the Event: 
In the rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive world of IT, providing proof of your experience, ability and breadth of knowledge could make all the difference in helping you to take the next step forward in your career. 

Employers, recruiters and clients are actively searching for something extra from their candidates: a mark of integrity and dedication to the industry. Chartered IT Professional status is proof that you are one of the best in the business. 

If you're an independent consultant looking to secure new business, or an IT professional seeking advancement, becoming Chartered can give you that much-needed edge over the competition, expand your horizons and boost future earnings. 

Thursday, 15th March 2012 
Evening session with networking opportunities, light bites/drinks 

Registration & Networking: 18:30                   
Presentation: 19:30 
 Q&A: 20:00                   
Networking session: 20:30  End: 21:00 

Venue: University of Northampton 
St Georges Road NN2 6JD, Room MB8 

Who Should Attend: Open to both BCS and non-BCS members  Students, young professionals and Members are encouraged to attend 

To provide guidance on the advantages of being a member, and what is involved in progressing to Chartered status in IT. 
Discussion on the disadvantages and the commitment this status brings.  Is CITP right for you? 

Presenter :Dr Jon G. Hall , Computing Dept. Open University. 
 Jon is proud to be FBCS CITP and a CITP Assessor. He’s also a membership secretary of ELITE SG (Effective Leadership in IT), an elected member of Council and, in his spare time, is a Senior Academic in the Computing Department at The Open University. Jon has recently worked with domain expert problem solvers embedded in IT driven organisations, including General Dynamics UK, Bank of America, CSC, MoD, etc., to improve their problem solving processes.  
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering and of the International Journal of Software Advances, and sits on the editorial board of The International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital.  He has published over 70 academic papers in areas that include Petri Nets and Process Algebras, Logic, Formal Methods for Safety-Critical Systems, Requirements, Software, Systems and Knowledge Engineering, Design, and Multi-Agent Systems, and has edited many special issues and books.”  
Jon will be assisted in the Q&A session by another CITP Assessor, Peter Wheatcroft BSc CEng FIET CITP FBCS FCMI. Director of 4 Dimensions Partnership Ltd & Principal Consultant at Partners in IT  

BCS Northampton
The Northampton branch has close to 1000 members, 15% of these are Chartered Status, we would very much like for those that are able to attend on the night to participate in the networking sessions.