Past events

  • Public event, Thursday 25th May 2017 - 18:30 -21:00
    How to use Communications Media to get your message across at Oracle Customer Visit Centre 25/05/2017

    Oracle

    In today’s fast changing highly connected world, with people switching off from bombardment by emails, how do you get your message across. What is effective and what doesn’t work?

    Has your company set aside a day for “no email”? One accountancy firm did and found that it drove better client engagement…

    Of course different solutions work in different organisations. You need to know what is possible.

    Two experts will share their experiences, tips and techniques – one from the BCS and one from the IoD. The BCS speaker will be Dawn-Louise Kerr, a Communications and Change Management Specialist who works for sm2communicate, a social media consultancy. You can learn more about her on LinkedIn.

    The IoD speaker will be Cathy Jenkins, who is a Director of MAXX, a creative communications agency working with fast-growth businesses, charities and in education. For more information, see the IoD web site .

    This is the latest in a series of biannual unconferences run by BCS ELITE and the Institute of Directors in Berkshire and hosted by Oracle at their UK headquarters in Thames Valley Park, Reading.

    CPD Hours: 2.0
    Members & guests: £10.00 + VAT
    Non members: £20.00 + VAT
    Booking link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2460/ .


  • Public event, Tuesday 18th April 2017 - 19:00 -21:00
    Building High Performance Teams - Managing and Participating at Oracle Customer Visit Centre 18/04/2017

    Oracle

     

     

     

    We present a talk by Rod Willis of the Agile Group entitled: “The invisible dynamics of collaboration in high performing teams”.

    Collaboration and working in groups is a key skill in today’s IT workplace. Group dynamics, politics and feelings could all stop people speaking up about what is and what isn’t working. Come to this informal session to learn about high performing Agile Teams and Groups and what makes some groups work well, and others not so well. Learn the necessary vocabulary and understanding that takes place in high performing teams. You never know, you may learn a new skill to help you in these environments!

    Watch this video on LinkedIn.

    Free of charge to members.

    Format: Groups of 8 around tables.

    We are grateful to Oracle for providing a superb venue and refreshments free of charge.

    Book via this link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2412/.


  • Public event, Tuesday 21st March 2017 - 19:00 -21:30
    BCS Voices - Discussion forum on Education at UTC Reading 21/03/2017



    In line with the BCS policy to promote “Making IT good for Society”, BCS Berkshire & BCS Learning and Development SG will hold a joint ‘BCS Voices’ event on the topic of Education. Anyone who works in or with Education is invited to join in the conversation. This is your chance to hear from experts and have your say.

    Date: 21st March 2017, starting at 19:00 for 19:30 and finishing around 21:30.
    Venue: University Technical College, Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5RQ.
    Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.

    Conversation ideas:
    Security online very important, especially for children
    Coding and hackathons for ‘old’ as well as young people
    Apprentices and STEM relevance – watch the BCS Apprenticeships video.
    Are schools failing to educate in relevant skills?

    Book via this link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2411/.

    For more information please visit the BCS website: www.bcs.org/voices.


  • Public event, Wednesday 15th March 2017 - 19:00 -21:00
    Great Debate at Palmer Building University of Reading 15/03/2017


    Each year in March, BCS Berkshire joins with the BCS Young Professionals Group, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, IMechE, IChemE and Reading University to put on the Great Debate, in which eminent speakers present on a matter of topical interest and answer questions from the audience. The event is part of British Science Week.

    You can read about the last one here.

    This year’s debate is on another green topic: Autonomous Electric Vehicles.

    It starts at 7pm and admission is free, however this is a popular event which attracts up to 400 people to one of the University’s largest auditoria, so early arrival (6.30-6.45) and advance booking are strongly advised. Reading University require all attendees to use this link to book.

    Look out for the BCS Berkshire’s stand at the main door. We shall be there to direct you.


  • Public event, Tuesday 7th March 2017 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at The Griffin 07/03/2017

  • Public event, Saturday 25th February 2017 - 10:00 -17:00
    Hackathon at UTC Reading 25/02/2017


    Code an app in 6 hours! Enter in teams of up to 6 and bring your own devices.

    If you are not in a team, don’t worry, we will find you one.

    Entry free of charge. UTCR will provide pizza and drinks.

    The BCS will judge each entry and award a prize to the winner.

    Book via this link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2374/


  • Public event, Tuesday 7th February 2017 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at Fruition Partners, Bracknell 07/02/2017

  • Public event, Tuesday 17th January 2017 - 19:30 -21:00
    A Talk on Operational Intelligence at Palmer Building University of Reading 17/01/2017

    BCS Berkshire in collaboration with Reading University Computing and Engineering Society presents “Operational Intelligence and Intelligent Condition-Based Asset Management”.

    Speaker: Michael Gribble.

    Free entry.

    Booking is essential. Book via https://events.bcs.org/book/2290/ .


  • Public event, Tuesday 20th December 2016 - 18:30 -21:00
    BCS Berkshire Christmas Party at The Griffin 20/12/2016

    Come to our Xmas Party and experience a reality you’ve never experienced before!

    We are very lucky to have Jay, the mobile tech expert on hand to let you experience the HTC Vive, Google Daydeam, Gear VR and a whole lot more. He will be on hand to discuss your mobile technology needs whilst giving some fun demonstrations.

    An event not to be missed if you feel like transporting yourself to another world this Christmas!

    All are welcome. Free entry. Refreshments will be served. Meet the committee and network with fellow members in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. No booking is necessary, just turn up.

    A full write-up of the event is on the Social Tech Group page


  • Member event, Friday 16th December 2016 - 18:30 -23:00
    BCS and IET Young Professionals - Christmas party at IET London: Savoy Place 16/12/2016

    It’s Christmas Time! 

    The BCS Young Professionals, DevSecOps & Entrepreneurs Groups have teamed up with the IET Young Professionals to put on a joint Christmas party at the stunning IET home, Savoy Place.  Please do join in the fun and festivities as per the details below:

    What: Christmas Party
    When: 16th Dec 2016, 18:30 – 23:00
    Where: Maxwell Library & Siemens Room, IET London: Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL
    Organisers: Joint BCS YPG, BCS DevSecOps SG & BCS Entrepreneurs SG, IET Young Professionals

    Price: £55 per ticket for BCS & IET members, £75 per ticket for non-BCS members

    Booking is essential –  Booking Link: http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/57100

    Program:

    • Arrival drinks and festive nibbles
    • Two course seated Christmas dinner with wine, coffee, petit fours and Christmas crackers
    • Speeches
    • Disco and giant party games
    • 4 free drinks per person
    • Dress code: Dress to impress! Party attire.

    Agenda:

    18.30 – 19.00 – Registration

    Arrival drink of fizz with alternatives for non-drinkers with festive nibbles

    19.00 – 20.30 – Christmas Dinner

    Food: 2 course seated festive buffet menu served with coffee & petit fours

    Drinks: half a bottle of house wine per delegate

    Activities: hats, crackers, noise markers

    20.30 – 21.00 – Speech

    21.00 – 23.00 – Party

    Games include: giant jenga, noughts and crosses and hoopla

    Drinks: 4 free drinks vouchers per delegate

    Disco

    Menu:

    A hot buffet containing the following dishes:
    · Roast Norfolk chicken, wild mushroom, chestnut & thyme cream
    · Pithivier of Somerset brie, kale & cranberry (v)
    · Beetroot & citrus cured Scottish salmon,
    · Potato & garlic gratin with Keens mature cheddar
    · Honey roasted Chantenay carrots & parsnips
    · Warm salad of roasted Brussel sprouts, pomegranate and basil
    Dessert
    · Almond panna cotta, cherry foam, ginger shortbread

    Please state any food allergies or intolerance in the special requirements section when booking.


  • Public event, Tuesday 6th December 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at 06/12/2016

    The BCS Berkshire Committee Meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at one of the listed locations.

    Attendance is by invitation only. If you want to attend a meeting then contact the chair.


  • Public event, Tuesday 1st November 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at The Griffin 01/11/2016

    The BCS Berkshire Committee Meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at one of the listed locations.

    Attendance is by invitation only. If you want to attend a meeting then contact the chair.


  • Public event, Tuesday 11th October 2016 - 18:30 -21:00
    The Business Impact of Technology at Oracle Customer Visit Centre 11/10/2016

    BCS Elite and the Institute of Directors present: “The Business Impact of Technology“.

    Are you missing out on a 20% increase in sales and revenue? Businesses are seeing up to 20% growth in Sales and Revenue through using new technology and data. Can you increase your competitiveness? At the same time, the press is rife of stories about the abuse, misuse and security of information.

    IOD Berkshire and ELITE Thames Valley bring together both sides to allow an open and frank discussion on how to take advantage of the data that you own and new “free” data available to you. This is also a great time to consider at a board level the new regulation from next year (2017). This can penalise companies up to 4% of global revenue for data breaches.

    Please see: The EU General Data Protection Regulation

    Venue: Oracle Corporation, Building 510, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA. Please park to the left of the building.

    Members and guests: £12.. Non members £24. Prices include a buffet and VAT. 1 hour’s networking followed by talk and exchanges of ideas. CPD hours: 1.5.

    Booking is essential for this event -Book here >> https://events.bcs.org/book/2236/


  • Public event, Tuesday 4th October 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at 04/10/2016

    The BCS Berkshire Committee Meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at one of the listed locations.

    Attendance is by invitation only. If you want to attend a meeting then contact the chair.


  • Member event, Wednesday 21st September 2016 - 19:00 -21:30
    Notification of Annual General Meeting & Almost VR Event at UTC Reading 21/09/2016

    Dear BCS Member

    NOTIFICATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – BCS BERKSHIRE BRANCH

    I have pleasure in drawing your attention to the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of BCS Berkshire Branch which will be held at UTC, Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5RQ on Wednesday 21st September 2016 commencing at 7pm.

    The AGM will be followed by a talk entitled “Almost VR” – an intriguing look into the way VR is changing how we look at technology and use it for exciting training and organisational learning activities. Please book your place here: https://events.bcs.org/book/2196/ for the talk. Please use timings on this email. All members are welcome to attend our AGM.

    I would be grateful if you could make every effort to attend this important event in our calendar. Light refreshments will be available from 7pm and the talk will commence around 7.30pm

    AGENDA

    1. Welcome and Introductions
    2. Apologies for absence
    3. Minutes of the previous AGM
    4. Matters arising from the minutes
    5. A report from the Chair on the year’s activities
    6. A report from the Treasurer, including a review of income and expenditure against the budget agreed with BCS HQ for the past year and an explanation of next years budget request.
    7. Election of Chair, Treasurer and committee members
    8. Any other business

    Copies of the Minutes of the 2015 AGM are available on our website. Officers’ reports will be tabled at the AGM and will be available on the website afterwards. If possible, please notify the undersigned of any matters you would wish to raise under Item 8, Any Other Business, no later than 18th September 2016.

    Full details of the events programme are in the final stages of construction and will be published under the events section at http://berkshire.bcs.org/events

    Your committee needs your support to continue in its work for all our members. New members to help us run our events are always most welcome and we would be grateful for any nominations to join the committee to be made using the attached form.

    Yours faithfully

    Anthony Parker MBCS, CITP, MBA

    Chairman Berkshire Branch BCS

     

    BCS BERKSHIRE BRANCH – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

    ELECTION OF COMMITTEE 

    The Berkshire Branch Committee for the period 2016-17 will be elected at the 2016 AGM which will be held at UTC, Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5RQ on Wednesday 21st September 2016 commencing at 7pm..

    The current committee, listed below, were elected in September 2015. Whilst some committee members have already signified their willingness to offer themselves for re-election in the year 2016-17, we welcome and encourage nominations for any of the following Offices or committee positions:

    • Chairman
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Academic Liason
    • YPG Representative
    • Communications Manager
    • General Committee Member(s)

    The nomination form can be found here – Nomination Form for AGM

    The current committee is listed in full below. Positions currently vacant or due to become vacant are shown and we would hope to fill these at the AGM from nominations received.

    Current Committee

    • Anthony Parker – Chairman
    • Andrew Fieldsend – Secretary
    • Chris Todd-Davies – Treasurer
    • Mike Buckland – Events Manager
    • YPG Representative (vacant)
    • Communications Manager (vacant)
    • Event Assistant (vacant)
    • Tony Levene – Volunteering Liason
    • Dan Sydes– Education Liason
    • Mia Palatano – Social Media Manager
    • Kurien Philip – Webmaster
    • Paul Foster – General Committee Member
    • Paul Scrivens  – General Committee Member
    • Glenn Healy – Student Chapter Co-Chair/Events
    • Jules Gribble – Student Chapter Co-Chair/Events

    Please note that nominations for the election of Officers and Committee members must be signed by two members and, ideally, should be lodged with the Chair or Secretary by email (Name and address on Nomination Form) at least 3 days before the date fixed for the Annual General Meeting; that is by 18th September 2016. The consent of the nominee must be lodged with the nomination.

    Anthony Parker

    antgparker@bcs.org.uk

    or use the contact link on BCS Berkshire Branch web-page – berkshire.bcs.org.uk

     


  • Public event, Wednesday 21st September 2016 - 19:00 -21:00
    Almost VR at UTC Reading 21/09/2016

    VR is a fascinating technology experience where unimaginable technology driven activities are made to seem real and close to life. VR technologies have been described as ubiquitous, but have you wondered how VR is used in HR activities, especially for delivering exciting training and organisational learning activities?

    Come and join us for the talk on “Almost VR” and find out more about VR systems; and how these are changing the way we experience technology. The event is free to attend but booking is essential – https://events.bcs.org/book/2196/

    Note: The BCS Berkshire AGM will start at 7PM. The “Almost VR” event will be held following the AGM.


  • Member event, Wednesday 31st August 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting - September at 31/08/2016

    Date Change Update: The September Committee meeting will be held on the 31st August at The Griffin

    The BCS Berkshire Committee Meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at one of the listed locations.

    Attendance is by invitation only. If you want to attend a meeting then contact the chair.


  • Public event, Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at 02/08/2016

    The BCS Berkshire Committee Meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at one of the listed locations.

    Attendance is by invitation only. If you want to attend a meeting then contact the chair.


  • External event, Tuesday 12th July 2016 - 19:30 -21:00
    Reading Geek Night at The Walkabout - Reading 12/07/2016

    The Reading Geek Night! A friendly and welcoming community for enthusiasts.

    We meet 2nd Tuesday of the month. Usual format is to gather from 7.30pm and talks commence at 8pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of ~15 mins for networking and beer. During the evening there is an opportunity for any short announcements etc.

    Check out the Reading Geek Night website here for details of the program for the day – https://rdggeeknight.wordpress.com/


  • Public event, Tuesday 5th July 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at 05/07/2016

    The BCS Berkshire Committee Meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at one of the listed locations.

    Attendance is by invitation only. If you want to attend a meeting then contact the chair.


  • Public event, Wednesday 29th June 2016 - 18:30 -21:00
    Thinking differently – Introducing the concept of the energised projects organisation at Waitrose 29/06/2016

    Introduction

    The essence of the talk is about the need to accept that projects are not done in isolation. They sit within a certain CONTEXT. The organisational environment and INTERFACES affect how PEOPLE act and react; ultimately affecting project DELIVERY

    Booking is essential. Book here – https://events.bcs.org/book/2011/

    Refreshments and networking 1830 – 1930 for a 1930 program start.

    OVERVIEW

    managersfeelWith a view to helping managers develop an informed strategy for organisational project excellence Liz’s presentation – based on the ‘thinking differently’ project – gives an overview of the project management profession and introduces the idea of an energised projects organisation. Successful organisations are those that can channel the collective energy to create an organisational ‘can-do’ climate

    The notion of ‘energy’ in organisations as an important and renewable resource provided the impetus for the project.

    The energy concept was pilot tested with two large project-based organisations. Further reading and soundings with a number of other business leaders, project organisations, professional bodies and senior project professionals further indicated that collective energy will help us explain the intensity, pace and resilience of certain organisations.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • SENIOR AND MIDDLE MANAGERS – responsible for, or who influence, organisational development
    • PROJECT MANAGERS – responsible for the planning, procurement and execution of projects, in any domain
    • PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS – responsible for the planning, and execution of tasks or work packages
    • IT AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS, who will undertake projects as part of their course work

    The speaker for this session will be Dr. Liz Lee-Kelley, FCMA FRSA MAPM MBA PhD

    LizL-KPartner: Global Management Training & Consultancy LLP
    Home Institution: School of Management, Cranfield University
    Expertise: Collaborative & cooperative learning and working in project-based organisations

    Liz is an experienced practitioner and a respected academic who has worked in a senior management capacity in engineering, distribution and clinical research organisations; receiving the Freedom of the City of London just before she assumed an academic career. Liz retired recently from her full-time Senior Lecturer and Director, International Centre for Programme Management roles at Cranfield University, to concentrate on her research and consultancy. She remains a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield and the UK Defence Academy

    Booking is essential. Book here – https://events.bcs.org/book/2011/

    This is an event jointly organized by BCS Berkshire chapter and the BCS PROMS-G (Project Management Specialist Group).

     


  • External event, Tuesday 14th June 2016 - 19:30 -21:00
    Reading Geek Night at The Walkabout - Reading 14/06/2016

    The Reading Geek Night! A friendly and welcoming community for enthusiasts.

    We meet 2nd Tuesday of the month. Usual format is to gather from 7.30pm and talks commence at 8pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of ~15 mins for networking and beer. During the evening there is an opportunity for any short announcements etc.

    Check out the Reading Geek Night website here for details of the program for the day – https://rdggeeknight.wordpress.com/


  • Public event, Tuesday 7th June 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at 07/06/2016

    The BCS Berkshire Committee Meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at one of the listed locations.

    Attendance is by invitation only. If you want to attend a meeting then contact the chair.


  • Public event, Tuesday 17th May 2016 - 19:00 -21:00
    360˚ Virtual Reality Films: Creating the ultimate experience at Henley Business School, Reading 17/05/2016

    Join us for a talk on  “360˚ Virtual Reality Films: Creating the ultimate experience”. A talk by Richard Cambridge on the future of Virtual Reality in the film industry. Meet at 7 pm with networking & refreshments for 7.30 pm start.

    Booking is essential and the link to book is at the end of this post.

    Movies are expected to take on a whole new dimension in the future. Facebook and YouTube both now support 360˚ video where the user can use their mouse to look around, however, the full potential and immersive nature doesn’t become apparent until the viewer wears a headset and headphones. When viewed using a VR ‘Goggles’ this emerging type of filmmaking is truly immersive and new technologies are being developed that will allow viewers not only to look around but to actually move within the environment – a truly Virtual Reality experience.

    We will look at the emerging hardware and IT considerations for high end devices and the standalone solutions due be released in 2016.

    Speaker Biography:

    RichardRichard is an award winning producer of short films and has also worked as a feature film producer. Always interested in technology and the moving image, he trained as a news producer, then quickly moved into online digital video. Working as as an independent digital producer from 1998 he was a founder of independent film distribution project ‘ChargePlay’ and video chat website WeRehearse.com amongst others. Working as an actor he has starred in a range of mediums from leads in international feature films, a regular in Hollyoaks, popular TV including the IT Crowd through to multimedia and commercials.

    He now regularly works with O2 as a technology presenter and is a member of BAFTA and British Actors Equity. In his spare time he enjoys stage combat and mediaeval sword-fighting. Richard currently works as a VR director devising ways of bringing together live action and rendered elements for the most immersive VR experience. Owl VR is a production house producing high quality 360? experiences, ‘New Reality’ exhibited in Vegas in January 2016 and was awarded runner in best live action VR film and headlined at VRUKfest in February 2016 as one of the first immersive film dramas.

    Location: Henley Business School lecture theatre, Reading University.

    Booking is essential. Please use this link to book your place – https://events.bcs.org/book/2010/


  • Public event, Thursday 12th May 2016 - 19:00 -21:00
    Innovations in Retail IT - Tom Fuller & Gavin Jones (Waitrose) at Waitrose 12/05/2016

    NOTE: Though this event is full, please do check back in the coming days as some more seats may become available.

    Retail is changing, it’s no longer as simple as displaying your goods in a shop and waiting for customers to pass by. Customers increasingly expect a more convenient, relevant and joined-up experience in-store and online, and Retail organisations are increasingly looking to identify innovative new approaches to differentiate themselves from the competition.

    Tom Fuller and Gavin Jones will explore how Waitrose IT innovate, some of the trends they have identified and some of the principles by which new technologies and approaches are investigated and deployed in a modern retail environment. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

    Tom Fuller is Head of IT Customer Relationships at Waitrose. Gavin Jones is Lead Innovation Architect at Waitrose.

    Booking for this event is essential. Please use the following link to book: https://events.bcs.org/book/2005/


  • External event, Tuesday 10th May 2016 - 19:30 -21:00
    Reading Geek Night at The Walkabout - Reading 10/05/2016

    The Reading Geek Night! A friendly and welcoming community for enthusiasts.

    We meet 2nd Tuesday of the month. Usual format is to gather from 7.30pm and talks commence at 8pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of ~15 mins for networking and beer. During the evening there is an opportunity for any short announcements etc.

    Check out the Reading Geek Night website here for details of the program for the day – https://rdggeeknight.wordpress.com/


  • Public event, Tuesday 3rd May 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Committee Meeting at 03/05/2016

    The BCS Berkshire Committee Meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at one of the listed locations.

    Attendance is by invitation only. If you want to attend a meeting then contact the chair.


  • Public event, Wednesday 20th April 2016 - 19:30 -21:30
    Growlab tour - Open Evening and Lab tour - CANCELLED at Grow Lab 20/04/2016

    Apologies for the late notice, but due to difficulties, the Growlab tour, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:30 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly.

    We will be organising another trip soon, so please check back in a few weeks time.

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    GROW@GreenPark is a collaboration, incubation and co-working hub where like-minded people can get together. Whether you are a start-up, creative, developer, freelancer or just can’t face working from home – we welcome all! The only thing we’re missing is you.

    Starting and growing a business can be hard but not when you are part of the GROW community; we have a thriving peer network and access to lots of mentors to help you.  We have plenty of parking and some awesome people based at the space.

    Come for an open evening and a lab tour led by the manager Louize Clarke the “hub mum” 🙂

    This tour is organized in association with Reading University Technical College and Connect TVT – connecting the #tech and #digital dots across the Thames Valley

    Cost of attendance is free. Registration is essential – https://events.bcs.org/book/2023/ Registrations close at 4.30 pm on the 20th of April.*

    * If we do not have sufficient registrations for this date, the session may need to be postponed


  • Public event, Tuesday 19th April 2016 - 18:30 -21:00
    Real Business Change With The Neuroscience of Leadership - Tom Flatau at UTC Reading 19/04/2016

    The internationally acclaimed seminar where you’ll discover how the latest insights from neuroscience and positive psychology are equipping business leaders across the globe with new techniques to improve their leadership practices, change management, innovation and employee engagement – with astonishing results!

    Is There Science Behind Leadership?  

    The answer is YES! Understanding how the human brain works can help you:

    • Double the productivity of your people
    • Focus on solutions rather than problems
    • Lead change and bring your people with you
    • Use carefully crafted tools to boost engagement
    • Reduce workplace stress and conflict

    Cultivate Positivity to Drive Peak Performance

    Learn how to trigger the changes that breed improved morale, engagement, ownership, responsibility and conflict resolution.

    Breakthroughs That Cannot Be Ignored

    The implications of the latest neuroscience research are particularly relevant to leaders! Take YOUR first step to improving leadership performance and save on wasted time work.

    Tom Flatau – Introducing Neuroscience for Business

    TomFlatauTom Flatau is an internationally acclaimed speaker, motivational coach and consultant, whose clients include HSBC, Unilever, Emirates, Siemens and the BBC. Tom’s 21 years of international engagements has helped him craft the unique motivational methods that he delights in sharing with his audiences to enrich their their lives, and their success at work in terms of better team collaboration, increased sales, and achievement of goals.

    Tom is regularly invited to speak at executive clubs and best practice groups throughout the UK and Internationally.

    Hear him speak to the audience at the BCS Berkshire event on “Real Business Change With The Neuroscience of Leadership – Tom Flatau” at UTC Reading. Join us at 06:30 pm for a 07:00 pm start.

    Booking is essential. Click here to reserve your place for this event.  Closing date for bookings is Tuesday 19th April 2016 at 6:00pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.

    Note: For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS do not issue invitation letters.

    Booking link: https://events.bcs.org/book/1980/


  • External event, Tuesday 12th April 2016 - 19:30 -21:00
    Reading Geek Night at The Bowery District 12/04/2016

    The Reading Geek Night! A friendly and welcoming community for enthusiasts.

    We meet 2nd Tuesday of the month. Usual format is to gather from 7.30pm and talks commence at 8pm. Talks are 20-25 mins with breaks in between of ~15 mins for networking and beer. During the evening there is an opportunity for any short announcements etc.

    Check out the Reading Geek Night website here for details of the program for the day – https://rdggeeknight.wordpress.com/