Panel of IT professionals

The School of Computing is very pleased to welcome a panel of IT professionals on the 19 February 2015.

The panel, which will comprise of School of Computing alumni, will present their views on IT career opportunities, skills required as well as sharing their tips for professional development.

The event will start with lunch from 12.00 - 13.00 in the Long Room, followed by a plenary from 13.00 - 14.00 which will be held in the Active Learning Lab.

Alumni Panel
Location: School of Computing, Long Room, Level 9, EC Stoner Building
Date: 19 February 2015
Time: 12.00 - 14.00

The panelists
Chris Cahill, Hermes, Europe; also Regional Chair (North and Midlands) at BCS

Bid Cunnane, independent consultant, former Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services

Tomi Malomo, eNett, UK

Vikki Read, Unruly, UK

Ian Townend, NHS & Leeds City Council

Justin Washtell, ForecastThis Ltd.

The panelists will address the following questions:
Q1: What was your career path?
Q2: What tips/lessons learnt would you see important for a success in the IT profession?
Q3: What advice would you give to students entering the IT workforce?
Q4: What aspects of the university degree do you find most valuable for a successful IT career?
Q5: What are hiring managers looking for in a recent graduate candidate?
Q6: How would somebody stand out?

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to meet the panel and hear how they went from School of Computing graduates into successful IT careers.

All Computing undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited to attend.