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Women in ICT

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Event Details

Start date of event: 20th of Mar, 2015 at 17:00
End date of event: 20th of Mar, 2015 at 19:00
Event Category: Social Event
Venue: University of Nicosia
Public Event
Expected Audience: General Public

Description

 

WOMEN IN ICT EVENT

Attracting and Retaining Women in ICT

Presentation by Liz Bacon, British Computer Society 

According to the Digital Agenda for Europe, enabling women to enter ICT jobs will provide a boost to the EU economy. Professor Liz Bacon will present her ideas on how to increase women participation in ICT.

 

The Cyprus Computer Society, in considering the necessity for Women and girls to close the digital gap, sustain growth and support economic recovery, is organizing a lecture by Professor  Liz Bacon who will discuss why women are not attracted to the IT profession, why it matters that women are involved, new initiatives across the globe not only to inspire the next generation but also to enhance the skills of the general public and most important, regarding education, will be the case study on the change in school curriculum which came into force in Sept 2014 in England. Invitation intended for people involved in Educational programs, young girls

 

The event is addressed to all business people, young girls, parents, people responsible for the preparation of educational programs and vocational guidance.

 

 

20.03.2015, 17:00-19:00, University of Nicosia

Free Admission

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Agenda

17:00-17:30

Networking Coffee

17:30-17:45

Welcome Addresses:

Costas Agrotis, Cyprus Computer Society

Stelios Himonas, Cyprus Digital Champion

Ioanna Dionysiou, University of Nicosia

17:45-18:35

Presentation: Attracting and Retaining Women in ICT, Liz Bacon, British Computer Society

18:35-19:00

Discussion

 

Liz Bacon

Professor Liz Bacon BSc, PhD, CEng, CSci, CITP, FBCS, FHEA, MACM is ex President of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and a Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Greenwich in London, with a University wide remit leading the development of technology enhanced learning. She is a past Chair of the BCS Academy of Computing, and the CPHC (Council of Professors and Heads of Computing) national committee. Liz is a Professor of Software Engineering with over a hundred publications and a Co-Director of the eCentre research group. She is an experienced journal and conference reviewer, editorial board member, and PhD supervisor, and has been involved in several EU research projects, including being Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator for two EU FP7 projects in the past four years. She is an experienced systems designer and developer and has applied her research in technology enhanced learning, software engineering, artificial intelligence and cyberterrorism to a range of application areas such as crisis management and health. Within technology enhanced learning her research has focussed on the following areas: smart games-based learning environments; metacognition and learning strategies; and adaptable, adaptive and personalised systems. Liz has been involved in many professional activities during her career which include working with e-skills UK, the Science Council, Parliamentary IT Committee (PITCOM), EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education), the National HE STEM programme, EKKA (Estonian Quality Assurance Agency), and the University of Cambridge as an ICT Thought Leader for their International Examinations. She also researches, publishes, and is a regular international speaker, on the supply and demand of e-skills to the IT industry. Liz is passionate about the development of the discipline and keen to inspire more people to choose computing as a career, particularly women.