IT security, complex projects and the future of the CIO are just some of the topics coming up at Computer Weekly's 500 Club.
The club comprises IT directors and CIOs from the UK's top companies, plus public sector equivalents such as NHS trusts and local authorities. Membership is by invitation only. The club meets 10 times a year to network and discuss key issues of concern.
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This week Paul Dorey, vice-president of digital security and chief information security officer at BP, will discuss IT security.
Dorey is also chairman of a new initiative to promote professionalism in IT security: the Institute of Information Security Professionals, which will be launched on 27 February.
On 15 March the club holds its 12th annual reception in the House of Lords. It will link up with the parliamentary/IT industry lobby organisation Eurim, set up in the early 1990s to identify upcoming European legislation, assess its IT implications and take action to head off adverse impacts.
On 12 April, Tim Newing, IT director of Camelot, which runs the National Lottery, will address the 500 Club on what it takes to get complex systems right.
And in May, leading headhunter Cathy Holley, a partner at Boyden, will lead a discussion on the changing role of the CIO over the next few years.