We are the Nottingham and Derby branch of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. We meet monthly to participate in a programme of inspiring talks from highly appreciated figures within the national and international IT industry.
Most events are free of charge, and open to BCS members and non-members alike. Our events provide a fantastic motivational forum for IT and computing professionals, academics, and students in the Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln region of the East Midlands. We discuss topics relating to and affecting the IT industry.
Our members are friendly and enthusiastic, representing a wide range of roles in the local IT community. They enjoy the social and informative environment, which supports their general interests and career aspirations. Our events contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development.
Innovation plays a significant role in our personal and professional lives and the need for its development is felt today more than ever before. The objective of this presentation is to present arguments that will dispel the myths about the serendipity of its occurrence and highlight its systematic nature. In the course of this talk, a historical perspective of systematic innovation research will be taken, and a brief introduction to the most common methodologies and their development will be presented. Furthermore, a comparison of their similarities, differences and application areas will be evaluated.
The talk further aims to highlight the advantages gained from the systematic application of innovation in both commercial and social spheres. The latter includes the speaker’s belief in the benefits of teaching innovation within schools. Finally, in the true tradition of crystal gazing, the speaker details the potential development areas in this field, including AI and object orientation, and the potential for the definition of a specialist language for innovation.