VSJ – July 2001 – Members’ News

Kingston University Joins the IAP Fold

We welcome Kingston University as an IAP Approved Education Provider and Partner Organisation.

Kingston is one of the largest universities in southern England and its School of Computing and Information Systems is the largest in the university. It provides Honours BSc programmes in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Systems and MSc degrees in Information Technology, Data Communications (sponsored by Ericsson) and Information Systems. New MSc degrees in Electronic Business and Software Engineering come on-stream in September this year. The Department is very active in research and consultancy, hosting the University’s Digital Imaging Research Centre and Centre for Applied Research in Information Systems.

Mike Ryan, the IAP’s Director General, said ‘I am very pleased to have formed this association with Kingston. During our discussions, my staff have been very impressed by the courses offered, the professionalism of their presentation and the vocationally-based philosophy that is evident from them. I look forward to providing our services to a new group of students and staff.’

Graeme Wilkinson, the Director of the School of Computing and Information Systems at Kingston, said ‘We are delighted to become one of the Institution’s approved Education Providers. The School of Computing and Information Systems, with 1390 full time equivalent students, is the largest department at Kingston University. The emphasis of our courses is on the principles of computer science and information systems design, augmented by a strong vocational orientation. This is underpinned by our undergraduate placement programme, industry and business based projects on all masters’ courses, and links established through consultancy and research. We look forward to our involvement with the Institution providing further enhancement to the professional awareness and development of all our students.’

New Fellows

We are delighted to welcome Peter Marcer, who has joined the Institution as a Fellow, and we congratulate two members who have recently been upgraded.

Peter Marcer BSc DPhil CEng

Peter spent the first ten years of his long career as a programmer at CERN in Switzerland. He helped to select and commission what was then Europe’s most powerful computer, the CDC6600. This was followed by thirteen years (until 1982) as Computer Manager and Associate Director of the Bristol University Computer Centre. Since then Peter has been mainly freelance, pursuing his principal interest, which is the Brain and the part it plays in computation, intelligence and creativity. He has been widely published on this subject and on what he sees as a closely related field, quantum computing.

Alan Goodrich

Originally an analyst/programmer with Kleinwort Benson, Alan Goodrich joined the IAP as a Member in 1992, by which time he was already Systems Project Manager for Prudential-Bache International Bank. In 1995, building on his IT skills, he moved to ERI Bancaire Luxembourg, first as consultant and account manager, later as Regional and Marketing Sales Manager, based in Luxembourg, but responsible for development of the bank’s business in the Netherlands and the UK. Recently he has completed a 3-year engagement with Midas-Kapiti International, a subsidiary of Misys, where he was Private Banking Business Development Manager. Alan Goodrich lives in Luxembourg and is currently IBM Strategic Alliance Manager with Temensos, responsible for managing the strategic relationship between Temensos and IBM worldwide.

Lloyd Morgans MSc

Lloyd Morgans spent nearly twenty years in local government, mainly with Gloucestershire County Council. He was responsible for the design and implementation of the County’s corporate office automation system. In 1992 he transferred to the private sector, initially as a consultant. Currently he is Software Development Manager for Regency Warranties Limited, where he is leading the design of an advanced warranty processing system.

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