Here are some of the Professional Bodies and Learned Societies that relate to the industry. If you know of one that we have missed, please get in touch via email@example.com and let us know.
BCS The Chartered Institute for IT
BCS The Chartered Institute for IT is the professional body for the Information Technology Industry, with headquarters in the UK it has members in over 60 countries. BCS award the prestigious Chartered IT Professional and Registered IT Technician statuses as well as the Lovelace Medal
The Institution of Engineering and Technology is the leading professional body for engineers working in the electronics, electrical and digital manufacturing industries. TheIET awards the prestigious Chartered Engineer status and the Mountbatten Medal
The IT Service Management Forum is the occupational special interest group for IT Service Management practitioners. The ITSMF was founded in the UK and now has chapters around the globe
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the professional body for the Computing and IT industry in the United States of America. It awards the annual Turing Prize. It is the world’s largest learned society for computing
The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy for engineering, it awards the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
The Computer Education Management Association is the occupational special interest group for leaders of IT education and skills businesses in the UK
The Royal Society
The Royal Society is the pre-eminent learned society for the study of science, and the oldest such learned society in the world.
The SFIA Foundation, is a not for profit body, jointly funded by BCS and TheIET, that owns and develops the Skills Framework for the Information Age, known as SFIA (‘Sah-Fee-Ah’). The framework provides a knowledge and skills model for IT practitioners at 7 levels of increasing competence and across the full spectrum of IT specialisms such as Business Analysis and Software Development.
Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC)
The Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) mission is to advance Information Assurance (IA) to ensure that the UK’s Information Society has a robust, resilient and secure foundation. Further, IAAC intends that users of digital products and services should be confident these are safe and secure for them, their families and their businesses.
IAAC is engaged in the development of policy recommendations to government and corporate leaders at the highest levels. We have established a unique reputation for being a neutral honest broker of ideas focussed on emerging information assurance issues that are not yet being considered by other parties. IAAC believes that no single UK sector can create a safe and secure information society by itself. Their strategy is therefore that Government, the private sector, academia and others need to work together to create a common vision of the future Information Society that informs a shared understanding of the main information assurance challenges and cyber security challenges to be addressed.
They invite all interested people to their workshops and encourage them to join in the highly animated debates that normally take place. All their products are put free of charge in the public domain as soon as they are published.
IAAC is a company limited by guarantee; Companies House registration number is 04326237.
Socitm is the professional network for digital leaders working in the UK public sector, whether that be in local, regional or national public services including central government and healthcare. Socitm’s Partnership Programme is also open to private sector business that supply IT products and services to the UK public sector.