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The IET and BCS have gathered together all known IT events in the Midlands at www.midlandsit.net, please feel free to check these out and attend any you may find interesting or useful.

Did I mention that all our open meetings are open?  

Branch Events

All events are free (in the unlikely event they are not we will let you know up front) and booking is only essential where we ask you to prebook, e.g. for the Christmas Lecture. A booking link will then be provided by the event.  

Hawkeye - Goal Line Technology

Date Wednesday 23 Apr 2014
Time 19:00 - refreshments from 18:30
Speaker Dr Jouni Ronkainen - Senior Product Manager, Hawk-Eye Innovations
Location EC-1-12 Engineering and Computing Block - Coventry University
Abstract Hawk-Eye is the most sophisticated officiating tool used in any sport. It is accurate, reliable and practical, with fans around the globe now expecting and demanding it to be a part of every event. Annually Hawk-Eye is involved in over 100+ events worldwide including: The Wimbledon Championships, The Cricket World Cup, World Championships Snooker and the Indian Premier League.

Over recent years Hawk-Eye has developed a significant number of platform technologies that are used across a multitude of sports including Football, Cricket, Tennis, Snooker, Badminton, Baseball, Hurling, Gaelic Football and NASCAR. The technologies will be presented with a core focus on the Goal Line Technology system.

Hawk-Eye qualified as official FIFA licensee of Goal Line Technology on the 5th July 2012. For the 2013-2014 season the English Premier League and the Dutch Eredivisie leagues have been using Hawk-Eye GLT to assist officiating. Hawk-Eye can boast 4mm accuracy and is the only GLT provider to have passed each and every test ever set by FIFA.

The real reason that projects fail and how to fix it -
   An introduction to Critical Chain Project Management

Date Wednesday 21 May 2014
Time 19:00 - refreshments from 18:30
Speaker Gary Palmer - Critical Point Consulting www.criticalpoint.co.uk
Location EC-1-12 - Coventry University
Abstract Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is fast emerging as a major improvement in project management, dramatically improving project speed and predictability. Although currently relatively little known in the UK, it has become well-established and highly successful in America, India and Japan; to the extent that it is now used by many leading organisations including the US Military and Nasa, and has become the standard project management methodology required to be used for all government projects in Japan, approximately 20,000 projects per annum.

CCPM is now an accepted methodology by many standards organisations, including the PMI and APM, and is referenced in both organisations project management standards documentation (BoK).
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