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Leadership Dimensions – Authenticity

Background Regular readers will know that I have already self-assessed as having met the required standard in four of the the forty-nine Leadership Components identified by the Institution of Leadership & Management (InstLM): No.01 Authenticity: Self Awareness No.12 Vision: Future … Continue reading

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“Ready to lead: Be resilient, agile and future-ready”

Sometimes, the pitfalls of being a Member (or Fellow) of a Professional Body is that you get bombarded with lots of emails… most of which have limited applicability. But hot on the heels of carrying out my L&M self-assessment, I … Continue reading

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Leadership & Management – Self Assessment

Over the years, for my CPD I have very-much focussed on the technical aspects of my job and roles… despite increasing my leadership and management focus. Recently, I decided that this should change, and I needed to re-assess my L&M … Continue reading

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Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

As birthday presents go, this is right up there: I am pleased and honoured to be able to announce that at Monday’s Court meeting, my Election to the #Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists was approved. My thanks … Continue reading

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MISRA C:2012 TC2

As chairman of the MISRA C Working Group, I am pleased to announce that MISRA C:2012 Technical Corrigendum 2 has been published. This update is compatible with: MISRA C:2012 (3rd Edition, 1st Revision) as further revised by Amendment 2 MISRA … Continue reading

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BSI IST/15

I have, this morning, been advised that I have been appointed as Chair of BSI‘s IST/15 Software and Systems Engineering Committee. BSI IST/15 is the UK mirror to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 Software and Systems Engineering, and the role as … Continue reading

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Embedded World 2022

An important announcement from the Embedded World team: To accommodate the wishes of the industry and also give all participants the opportunity to plan with confidence, we decided to postpone embedded world 2022 inclusively the both accompanying conferences embedded world … Continue reading

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“Connecting Functional SAFETY and SECURITY in Automotive” Webinar with ETauto magazine

Despite their many common characteristics and the underlying possibility of compromised safety resulting from cyberattacks, designing and developing for cybersecurity generally demands a different focus to functional safety. It is an environment that changes much more quickly, for example, and … Continue reading

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Embedded World 2021

One month to go until Embedded World 2021… Unsurprisingly in the circumstances, this key event in the embedded systems calendar will be virtual, but that doesn’t make it any less important! Once again, I’m pleased to announce that I will … Continue reading

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IET Code of Practice “Cyber Security and Safety”

A couple of years back, fellow members of the IET’s Safety Technical Professional Network Andy German and Richard Piggin (both then at Atkins) proposed the creation of a Code of Practice for Cyber Security and Safety. Shortly afterwards, I joined … Continue reading

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