BCS Birmingham Branch – Trustable Computing

Date/Time: 23 October 2018 @ 18:00 (doors at 18:30)
Location: Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre , Pershore Road , Birmingham , B5 7RN

Edmund Sutcliffe


  • 6.00pm – Registration and buffet (for those that requested buffet on their original booking)
  • 6.30pm – The event starts
  • 8.00pm – The event ends


While software has become critical to virtually all aspects of modern life, processes for determining whether we can trust it are conspicuously absent. There is an urgent need to discuss potential solutions and propose next steps to address the systemic risks posed by that gap.

Among stakeholder groups, there exists little, if any, consensus as to how software should be designed, constructed and operated to achieve this. This talk will examine current approaches and deficiencies within the software industry towards the issue of trust and propose the concept of a trustable software engineering process as a necessary and appropriate underpinning platform to ensure solid foundations for the trust of software going forward.

About the speaker:

Edmund is a problem solver, specialising in enterprise strength, high-performance infrastructures built in a platform and vendor-neutral manner. Taking ownership of detailed technical design of systems. Ensuring that design, technology and ideas are communicated in a manner that ensures timely delivery.

Cutting through the political fog that often hides the real issues in projects during short engagements, with definite deliverables. Delighting in ensuring there is time to explain the decisions, technology and techniques, with a mentoring approach.

A delivery-focused approach is based on a strong consulting career with the range of companies including HMRC Aspire, Fujitsu, IBM, Microsoft, Netscape, Sky & Sun

Specialities: IP, networking, open source, due diligence, security, infrastructure, design review, thoughtful solutions, communication, training, Linux, RedHat, Solaris, AIX, Web.

Closing date for bookings is Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 8:30 am. No more bookings will be taken after this date.

Bookings after Monday 15 October are not guaranteed for the buffet.

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