If AI tries to maximize profits there is evidently a risk that it will pick an unethical strategy in order to do so. A paper in Royal Society Open Science proved last year this was disproportionately likely, with the risk usually tending to 1 as ...read more
Did you know that WCIT is the first Livery Company to have an all-female rowing squad? In 2020, the Cito Panel was delighted to announce the formation of the WCIT Women's Rowing Squad. To celebrate the newly formed team, a number of guests join ...read more
Eighteen souls braved one of the two glorious March afternoons England had and stayed in. Th ...read more
Lilian Baylis Technology School through to the final of the Sheriffs’ Challenge 2021!
On Tuesday 23 March 2021, LBTS were voted by the three judges through to the final of the Sheriffs’ challenge!
On Tuesday, 23 March 2021, we held our third virtual Growth Tech event - The Funding and Talent Landscape Part 1. The three GT events planned for 2021 will focus on two of the most important issues for any entrepreneur, namely where to source ca ...read more
Congratulations to the Equality Committee for organising a stimulating panel discussion event ...read more
Every year the Haberdashers’ Company joins with a modern livery company to deliver work experience for Year 12 students in their schools. The event would usually include a day’s work experience in host companies across the City with other activi ...read more
The Financial Services Technology Panel has set out to be “the place to come to debate the ...read more
During a City of London webinar that took place last week, entitled, “How do we end digital poverty?“. Helen M ...read more
One of the many programmes the WCIT Charity has been supporting is the funding of digital skills training (i-Reac ...read more
We are happy to show you a wonderful video that Cyber Girls First and its contributors have been working on during lockdown. The video was made at the request of the many teachers who had brought their students to Cyber Girls First events and no ...read more
We are happy to share with you our Annual Review 2019, which captures all the wonderful causes we supported in 2019 and demonstrates the impact we've had in some of the UK’s most marginalised c ...read more
Congratulations to Anders Kongsbak for his winning 2020 Pinkerton Award Entry. You can listen to his podcast at the link below:
There has been a lot of discussion about the Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and the help it is offering to small business. Much of the help requires the use IT and online websites in order to access various grants, loans or other ...read more
During the current emergency, many organisations and individuals find themselves using technology in ways they may not previously have been familiar with. Inevitably, there are people who see this as an opportunity to perpetrate criminal acts su ...read more
During the current emergency, many organisations and individuals find themselves using technology in ways they may not previously have been familiar with. Inevitably, there are people who see this as an opportunity to perpetrate criminal acts su ...read more
Following the success of the inaugural awards in 2015, we were very pleased to support the sc ...read more
Our next edition of Monitor is now available. ...read more
The Pinkerton Award 2020 has now launched, click on the file attached to find out more. ...read more
Welcome to the latest review of the charitable activities of WCIT Charity. Inside please find examples of some of the fantastic projects our charity has been able to support recently.
To view this document online via your mobile or ...read more
Join us for the next First Thursday on Thursday 5 December from 6 pm until 8 pm in the Members' Dining Room of Guildhall.
An ideal opportunity to get to know the company and its members if you are considering applying for membershi ...read more
Master Ray Long CB, Senior Warden Mark Holford, Panels Warden Rob Wirszycz and Beadle Alan O'Connor pictured. ...read more
Presented by Nigel Miller, MD, Cordless Group.
Thu, 5 December 2019 16:30 – 18:00 GMT WCIT Hall
1. What is a Smart Building?
2. What constitutes the Smart Workplace, the Intelligent Building or the Smart ...read more
On Tuesday 5th November WCIT Master Ray Long CB attended and carried out his first ribbon cutting ceremony of his tenure as Master. This was to celebrate the opening of the new Mimecast offices. Pictured are Ray Long CB, Mark Field MP and Mimeca ...read more
Tuesday 26 November 2019
6 pm - 8:30 pm
The Growth Tech Evenings are an opportunity for leading figures to discuss and debate, in a confidential manner, their views, expectations, issues or con ...read more
Ray Long CB the Master of WCIT attended the opening of the Garden of Remembrance Service at St Pauls Cathedral yesterday. ...read more
A magnificent opportunity to entertain your staff, clients and prospects in the elegant and unique setting of Drapers Hall in the heart of the City of London.
Early booking is essential as it sold out last year. Sponsorship opportu ...read more
Hammersmith Academy celebrates continued Oxbridge and A-Level success
The Academy celebrates continued A-Level success and surpasses la ...read more
Recognising the importance of Cyber Security to the UK economy and national resilience, the Government undertook consultations about the formul ...read more
Livery companies are well known for their city interests and charity work, what is less well known is that there is an active community of livery golfers. The Informatio ...read more
UK Primary Schools Coding Competition
New Batch of UK Tech For Good Inventors and Innovators Uncovered
The next generation ...read more
In late June the WCIT Charity Donor Thank You event took place at our Hall.
A full house of our generous members, who donate time and money to the WCIT Charity, heard from 2018 grant recipients; Autistica, Missing ...read more
On 11th July, WCIT Trustees Anthony, Kerri and Gary attended a planning session in Westminster for a significant ...read more
Welcome to the review of the charitable activities of WCIT Charity during 2018. Inside please find examples of some of the fantastic projects our charity has been able to support during 2018.
Thank you to all our do ...read more
WCIT walk: Thames Path ...read more
2019 Pinkerton Award Winner
The Master of the WCIT, L ...read more
Last week, on Wednesday 17 April 2019, it was a glorious day. The sun shone and an historic event occurred in the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists’ Hall: we were honoured by an official visit from The Right Honourable the Lord May ...read more
The 201...read more
The WCIT and our Charity have, over the last two years, supported the Code 4000 social enterprise through both grant-funding and pro-bono support from our membership. The initiative continues to go from strength to strength and 2018 was a year o ...read more
There were over 180 guests at the sell-out WCIT Industry Dinner at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London. ...read more
The Herald’s Award is given by the Court of the Company of Public Relations Practitioners to honour those who in ...read more
2nd April AI/ML Learning ...read more
The latest edition of our Company's magazine is now available to download.
- Read the latest project updates from the two winning charities of the WCIT IT Award - CALM and Missing People - and all about the progress of the brand
The WCIT’s 103rd Business Lunch on the 20th February, held in the stunning Wax Chandlers’ Hall in the City ...read more
Happy New Year!
Dear Fellow Members of the Livery,
Welcome to 2019 and all that the New Year will bring to us as individuals, as a Livery Company and as a natio ...read more
There is so much going on across WCIT that often slips under the radar. To find out more about some of the initiatives of our Panel & Committees please download the November quarterly update for snippets of recent activities and forthcoming even ...read more
As Master of the 100th Livery Company of the City of London, and the one at the ...read more
Two Charities Share ...read more
The WCIT Charity is offering its first ever Charity IT Award to champion the transformative power of IT to help a selected charity to have a bigger impact on people’s lives.
76 charities applied; there are four finalists: ...read more
There is so much going on across WCIT that often slips under the radar. To find out more about some of the initiatives of our Panel & Committees please download the August q ...read more
The WCIT Charity IT Award is no longer open for applications.
A new IT suite has been unveiled for local people at the Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service (DAWS) in Hammersmith and Fulham, a Blenheim partnership service with Turning Point, which provides advice, treatment and ...read more
Earlier this year around 1500 girls aged from 11-14 participated in three Accenture sponsored “Girls in STEM” events held in London, Manchester and Newcastle. Forty students from Lilian Baylis Technology School and 21 students from Hamm ...read more
The Prince Arthur Cup is played every year at Walton Heath and was contested on May 17th between 49 livery companies.Conditions were excell ...read more
Winning Charity to receive a grant of £750,000
Applications Closed 18th May
CIT ...read more
Entries open for AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2018!
Now ...read more
We are thrilled to announce that Past Master Dame Stephanie Shirley CH has been honoured with the 2018 Fellow Award from the Computer History Museum ...read more
The WCIT Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards were created to recognise outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate IT students within the UK. Following the success of the inaugural awards in 2015, the Worshipful Company of Informat ...read more
NEN Digital Skills and Careers Workshop 15 January 2018
On 15 January, the Education and Training Committee of WCIT (the IT Livery Company) hosted a works ...read more
Past Masters David Mann and Colin Knight attended the funeral of Brigadier Tim Hackworth OBE PhD in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on Tuesday 31st October 2017 and have kindly put together a report of the funeral.
The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) marked a new military affiliation - with the Joint Forces Cyber Group, part of the Joint Forces Command - at the 97th WCIT Business Lunch on Wednesday 20th September 2017.
See below to download a PDF version of the fourth edition of Livery in Education. Also available electronically via the website https://www.liveryschoolslink.org.uk/. ...read more
Jon and the Giant Wall
A wonderful, unremittingly inspirational day, running from ...read more
The Review of our 2016 charitable activities is now available for download. ...read more
You can now browse the complete photo galleries from our fabulous 4th May banquet at Guildhall, which celebrated WCIT's 25th anniversary as the 100th Livery Company of the City of London.
Two pho ...read more
On the Fourth of May 2017 at Guildhall in the City of London, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists celebrated its 25th anniversary as the 100th Livery Company, with 704 people attending a fabulous white tie banquet. ...read more
Livery Schools Link (www.liveryschoolslink.org.uk) are very pleased to announce that The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists is part of the first phase of Livery Companies taking par ...read more
Recently thirty Year 7/8 students from Lilian Baylis school and six WCIT members participated in a unique event at one of cricket’s most iconic and historic venues, the Oval. The event was organised to encourage students and members to engage i ...read more
The Royal Institution in Mayfair was founded in March 1799 with the aim of introducing new technologies and teaching science to the general public. On the 10th February and in keeping with its long tradition, this historic venue host ...read more
Following the success of the inaugural WCIT Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards in 2015, the WCIT Charity was very pleased to support the scheme for a third year in 2017. The awards were created to recognise outstanding undergradua ...read more
The Nehemiah Project is a small charity providing residential support to vulnerable men who have been marginalised as the result of addiction. Residents invariably report a history of multiple hardship and dysfunctional childhoods, mostly includ ...read more
Pallant House Gallery - Outside In provides a platform for artists facing barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. The key aim is to support isolated artists and those without the sk ...read more
WCIT, along with the City Bridge Trust and Esmée Fairbairn are founding funders of the Charitable IT Association (CITA), a new charity set up with support from AbilityNet, LASA, Reach and the Technology Trust. CITA provides a suite of services, ...read more
Supporting & improving education is at the heart of the activities of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. In January 2017, WCIT has contributed to the House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee inquiry ‘Closi ...read more
The Monmouth Enterprise Initiative gives seventy selected students from across the country an opportunity to spend time with leading technology firms and IT departments. This year, 10 host companies including: Deloitte, Unilever Fujitsu, Salesfo ...read more
On Saturday November 12th the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Show took place in the City of London, and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists marched alongside partners Hammersmith Academy and the Mercer’s Company in the procession. Lord Mayor ...read more
On Friday 11th November 2016 the Silent Ceremony took place in the City of London’s Guildhall, in which Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley was sworn in as the Lord Mayor for this coming year. It was excellent to see Andrew become Lord Mayor and at his s ...read more
It is great to hear Tom Ilube profiled on BBC radio on 5th November 2016. He's just been named the most influential black person in the UK.
It is wonderful to see WCIT Past Master Dame Stephanie Shirley win the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the IoD Director of the Year Awards. She has given an interview, well worth reading about her life as a former child refugee and tec ...read more
For members we have new and improved news bulletins, and the Master Chris Histed invites you to follow and like our new Facebook presence, plus keep up to date with his Master’s blog.
Hammersmith Academy has surpassed both expectations and national averages with the first set of GCSE results from their founding students.
For the full Press Release see the attachment. ...read more
See the sixth lecture by Professor Martyn Thomas at
https://www.wcit.org.uk/networks/154/item.html?id=3219 or on our Youtube channel ...read more
Journeyman Jacob Jones has won the prestigious 2016 Pinkerton Award, the WCIT's highest honour for serving Journeymen. Jacob saw off stiff competition from his fellow Journeymen to win a financial settlement that is awarded on the proviso that i ...read more
This fascinating lecture is the fifth in a series of lectures by Martyn Thomas, the inaugural IT Livery Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College. View the lecture at ...read more
The newsletter of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
To download and view Monitor click the PDF.
To view the edition online (now mobile a tablet friendly!) please click ...read more
Court Liveryman Paul Jagger has won the City Livery Club’s “Root & Branch Award”, the second time the award has gone to a WCIT Liveryman in three years. The Root & Branch Award seeks to recognise exceptional Liverymen with initiative and innovat ...read more
See the video on our dedicated Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3t_ekINDN6gQKYm9YuFhLw ...read more
This fascinating lecture is the fourth in a series of lectures by Martyn Thomas, the inaugural IT Livery Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College; it can be found at ...read more
Liveryman John O'Connell has asked if you could be alerted to the impending deadline for submissions of entries to the 2016 WCIT Enterprise Awards - the 'Oscars for Technology Entrepreneurs' - which is the 30th April. Many of you are actively in ...read more
Last year the WCIT Charity made a grant to The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP) to enable the organisation to purchase Soundbeam. Soundbeam is a 'touch free' device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement in ...read more
WCIT is backing a new project called Digital Pathways which will be run by the homelessness charity, Thames Reach.
It builds on the successful I-Reach project, a digital literacy project, also funded by WCIT and run ...read more
Students across Northamptonshire competed by creating a game or an app with an energy-saving theme and submitting it by uploading a two-minute video to YouTube about their design. The awards were judged by a panel made up of WCIT, the British Co ...read more
The WCIT Outstanding Information Technology University Awards returned for its second year at the Business lunch last month. The awards were created last year by the WCIT Charity to recognise outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate IT ...read more
Late last year the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that the "Safe Harbour" framework for EU-US data transfers was invalid. Although there was no need for the WCIT to take any action as the companies that hold our data (e.g. Linkedin, iContact) ...read more
The latest edition of the bi-monthly Livery Briefing is available at http://www.liverycompanies.info/library/livery-briefing/.
The briefing cont ...read more
The Collett School is a special educational needs (SEN) school providing a very supportive and caring environment for young people from nursery age through to secondary. The school is the only SEN school in Hertfordshire, catering for 4 to 17 ye ...read more
The newsletter of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
To download and view Monitor click the PDF above. To request a hard copy contact Eleanor at the WCIT Hall. To view an online verson please click ...read more
On Saturday 14th November the City of London witnessed the 800th Lord Mayor’s Show – a remarkable feat of continuity and one with which the Company was proud to be involved, especially in a year full of anniversaries connected with the City and ...read more
For the 800th anniversary the Lord Mayor’s Show app has been rebuilt for both iOS and Android. It’s a simple and useful app, with real-time information about the procession and the other events of the day, lots of background information and many ...read more
On 2nd November, the Garden of Remembrance was opened at St Paul’s Cathedral, marking the start of a month in which the lives of those lost in war are remembered.
Senior Warden Chris Histed placed a cross on behalf of WCIT during t ...read more
Published on Oct 30, 2015 This fascinating lecture is the first in a series of lectures by Martyn Thomas, the inaugural IT Livery Professor of Information Technology and can be found ...read more
HAMMERSMITH ACADEMY had a special visitor this week as The Duke of Cambridge stopped by to take part in a #Back2School anti-bullying campaign, organised by The Diana Award.
Ten students from the Academy took part in the afternoon w ...read more
Professor Martyn Thomas, a world renowned expert on software engineering and cybersecurity, and the first WCIT Professor at Gresham College, is giving a series of 6 lectures examining the place of computing in m ...read more
Braille was invented in 1829 to allow blind people to read by running their fingers over a pattern of raised dots. This enabled literacy among blind people to improve rapidly, especially when children began to learn Braille at an early age. With ...read more
Last year the WCIT Charity received an application from Age UK Bromley & Greenwich for funding towards their Digital Inclusion Project. This service supports older people to have the opportunity to have free taster courses for beginners and impr ...read more
Digital exclusion is a growing problem for the homeless and vulnerable people with whom Thames Reach work. As information and services move online, these individuals are often prevented from accessing work, housing and jobs because they lack the ...read more
Over the past year the Projects & Pro-Bono Panel (P&P) has seen a marked increase in requests for, and volunteers taking up, pro-bono engagements to deliver IT expertise to charities.
Currently we have 15 active projects ...read more
On June 23 2015, Aleron.org hosted Past Master Dame Stephanie Shirley for an incredible evening in London Bridge. Interviewed by Roberta d'Eustachio, Dame Stephanie shared anecdotes about her life and engaged with the audience for a lively Q&A. ...read more
The WCIT Charity supports First World War educational project told through social media as if it were today...
WW1 Soldier’s Tale, supported by The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, tells the story of Walter Carter, ...read more
Videos from the May 2015 IT4Arts workshop are available on our website at https://www.wcit.org.uk/networks/154/video.html.
You can also see all our videos on the WCIT Yo ...read more
The WCIT Entrepreneurs Forum has announced the winners of the fifth annual WCIT Enterprise Awards. The awards, which were presented at a celebratory dinner held on Thursday 4th June at Plaisterers’ Hall ...read more
BCSWomen, part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people simultaneously learning to code an Android app. The record attempt will be held on Saturday 13 June 2015 in ...read more
The Journeyman Scheme of the WCIT is delighted to announce that Journeyman Dr Paolo Adragna has won the prestigious 2015 Pinkerton Award, named in honour of John Pinkerton, one of the founders of the modern IT revolution who co-created the world ...read more
A History of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists from 1985 - 2006 and A History of the InformationTechnologists' Hall, both by Joan M Smith are available to download ...read more
Come and hear the views from John Stenlake, CTO of Living PlanIT. Joh ...read more
Inspirational talk by WCIT Past Master Stave Shirley at TED on her life in technology and philanthropy since arriving alone in England as a 4 year old Jewish refugee. See the video at ...read more
We are delighted to confirm that Ken Olisa, OBE, has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord--Lieutenant of Greater London, commencing 28 May 2015. The full text from the official announcement is attached. ...read more
Claudia Baturone, a final-year undergraduate student in the Department of Computing at Surrey University, was recently awarded an “Outstanding Information Technology Student Prize 2015” by the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCI ...read more
Lifelites has launched a brand new service to help staff get the most of the technology they provide for children in hospices. The package of technologies provided and maintained by the charity at every children’s hospices in the British Isles b ...read more
“Growing Global Champions” - Why Get Involved in the WCIT Enterprise Awards by John O’Connell, Chairman of the Enterprise Awards, WCIT
One of the highlights of the IT calendar, the fifth annual WCIT Enterprise Awards dinner, is fas ...read more
The Master Nic Birtles recently spoke to Computer Weekly about the importance of both mentorship and entrepreneurialism. You can see the full interview text ...read more
Dr Robert Pepper leads Cisco's Global Technology Policy team. He introduced himself using the Alcoholics Anonymous gag as ‘I'm a regulator, but I haven't regulated today’ as, prior to Cisco, he spent 23 years at the FCC, which r ...read more
This year's Enterprise Awards Dinner takes place at Plaisterers' Hall, One London Wall on June 4th. Initiated by Liveryman John O'Connell in 2011, it will be the fifth one and is expected to attract a full house of approx. 300 guests celebrating ...read more
Given the sub-optimal acoustics and large attendance at Master's Supper on the 5th February, the Master's speech is reproduced here. ...read more
WCIT Chair of Information Technology at Gresham College
Gresham College was established in 1597 under the Will of the Elizabethan financier Sir Thomas Gresham, who nominated the Corporation of the City of London and the Worshipful ...read more
An article featuring the Master's blog appears prominently in Information Age, a multi-platform (print, online and via the Information Age app) journal with a circulation of 65,000, aimed at the IT Professional. The article can be seen [URL=http ...read more
In autumn 2013 Lifelites installed another award winning package in the hospice Naomi House and Jacksplace in Winchester. Lifelites visited Naomi House and Jacksplace in 2014 to talk about the impact and difference the package, including Eyegaze ...read more
The attachment contains the latest edition of the bi-monthly Livery Briefing. The content draws heavily on the News pages at the Livery Committee website, where you can find details and links to a ho ...read more
The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Charity originally awarded this small City-based charity funds to purchase Zoomtext, and has now provided another donation for upgrading the software. This software allows blind and visu ...read more
Barts Guild today provides very practical help to patients and hospital services, running a general and souvenir shop at the centre of the hospital, operating a ward trolley service and making gifts, from microwave ovens to medical equipment. Th ...read more
The University of Hertfordshire has awarded Past Master Jo Connell OBE DL, Deputy Lieutenant of the County, an honorary doctor of letters. The award is in recognition of her outstanding record of public service in Hertfordshire, in particular he ...read more
On the 19 November Lifelites, the National children’s technology charity implemented Eyegaze technology at Keech Hospice Care in Luton. The revolutionary Eyegaze makes a computer accessible for disabled young people. Through a camera, Eyegaze al ...read more
Hammersmith Academy students have assisted London 2012 gold medallist Katherine Grainger, one of our most decorated female Olympians in opening the Fulham Reach Boat Club. This is the first new boat club along the Boat Race course for more than ...read more
The Livery Committee website is now established, and is intended as a "gateway" with information or links to all livery related matters and websites, including, for example, the Briefings & Courses booking pages, the Fishmongers’ and other sites ...read more
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City of London at Guildhall on 24 September 2014, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in computer science and technology.
Sir T ...read more
ITV news at 6pm recently featured the work the Thames Rowing Club are doing with HA on tonight’s 6pm news. For anyone who missed that segment, you can watch the video here: ...read more
On October 21st you can invest in your lunch hour and £10 to feed the body with a buffet lunch and nourish the mind with a presentation and discussion on one of today's hot topics - ...read more
Towards Conclusion of an Eventful Journey (12 April to the end of August 2014)
In this, his final blog before relinquishing office to the Master Elect, the Master looks back over his term in office. ...read more
Many Hammersmith Academy students come from underprivileged backgrounds without a culture of educational aspiration but, through our support they can acquire professional values and realise the chance of career-enhancing university studies. One ...read more
The WCIT Hall was filled with Donors who had genero ...read more
In accordance with normal custom and practice Sheriffs-Elect Andrew Parmley and Fiona Adler will be presented with their chains of office and Badges at a date to be decided in September. Their many friends and colleagues are invited to contribut ...read more
The City of London Freeman's Guide is a vital companion to the Freedom of the City of London as it is in modern times. Each year circa 1,800 people are admitted to the Freedom of the City of London, more than half of them coming by way of one of ...read more
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, for anyone who did not know, saves lives on the Thames as well as at sea. The RNLI was founded in 1824 and is almost completely supported by voluntary contributions (thus not subject to Government control ...read more
The City Livery Club Root and Branch Award for Transformational Charity Work Awarded to Tom Ilube
WCIT Liveryman, tech entrepreneur and Africa Gifted founder Thomas Ilube is the first winner of the ‘Root and Branch’ Award for trans ...read more
The deadline for successful entrepreneurs to submit their entries to this year’s WCIT Enterprise Awards is fast approaching with all entries required by 16th May. So don’t miss out!
The WCIT Enterprise Awards are more than just a s ...read more
The recent Thought Leadership Debate addressed the question - “Should the IT industry be doing more technologically to reduce the rising tide of criminality and abuse on the Internet”.
The recent debate at the WCIT Hall attr ...read more
News broke last week that a wide-reaching security vulnerability (known as the Heartbleed bug) had been discovered in a piece of network software called OpenSSL. OpenSSL is a popular cryptographic library used to digitally scramble sensitive dat ...read more
The charity Lifelites is on the look out for a donation of a paper folding machine which will take the "envelope-elbow" out of our fundraising mailings for their valuable volunteer stuffers.
They’re not after anythin ...read more
The City of London Freeman's Guide is a vital companion to the Freedom of the City of London as it is in modern times. Each year circa 1,800 people are admitted to the Freedom of the City of London, about half of them coming by way of one of the ...read more
In 2011 the WCIT Emerging Entrepreneur Award went to Stuart Clark, CEO of Impendium Ltd. Impendium has achieved a position go prominence in the Risk Management/Compliance area and was recently sold to Deutsche Bourse. This is the second successf ...read more
Two WCIT members - Professor Nigel Shadbolt and Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley - are included in The Science Council’s ‘Top 100 Scientists’ list which aims to highlight the work of scientists and demonstrate the diverse range scientific careers ...read more
The Financial Services Group is a group of 12 Livery Companies with the specific expertise to:
- provide a network of access to expertise, experience and issues to provide briefings for the Lord Mayor for inbound an outbound vis
Read the Master's account of his first three months in office ...read more
YouthNet, is the charity behind TheSite, an online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. It is seventeen years since YouthNet became the UK’s first online charity and since then they have continued to innovate, with a new version of TheSite launche ...read more
A recent memorable event for the Company involved Michael Webster, Master, and Chris Histed, Panels Warden, participating in the [URL=http://www.wcit.org.uk/networks/154/item.html?id=2486#]Lord Mayor's Show[/URL] on the second Saturday in Novemb ...read more
Through a grant from its Charity, WCIT worked with Lifelites to implement EyeGaze technology at Demelza House children’s hospice, opening up a whole new world of communications ...read more
A message from the Alderman Fiona Woolf, 686th Lord Mayor and only the second woman to hold the title since 1189. ...read more
The work of the Employment Panel in coaching members of the Royal Signals has been recognised in Computer Weekly. To read the article in full please go to: ...read more
A visit organised by the WCIT Events Panel took place on October 17th to the ‘Battle of Britain’ Bunker, located in Uxbridge. The Bunker played a crucial role in the defence of the country, particularly in the early stages of WWII, but in fact c ...read more
On Tuesday, 15th October, our WCIT Hall was honoured with the first ever official visit by an incumbent Lord Mayor.
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London Roger Gifford was attending a luncheon following the quarterly Fina ...read more
At the October Court meeting Past Master Charles Hughes presented a wonderful Cathedral Clock to the Company. Accepting it on behalf of the Company, the then Master Michael Grant, described it as a stunning and very generous gift and the Court a ...read more
The attached article expands on the Master's theme for 2014 of Ubiquity, asking Chairmen of our Panels and outward-facing Committees to consider what topics might be debated in the forthcoming 12 months with a view to the Company initiating some ...read more
This year, for the first time, Thomson Reuters offered an opportunity for two students from different WCIT Partner schools in London to receive a paid summer internship. The attachment features the thoughts of the two successful candidates about ...read more
The WCIT Charity has donated an iPad to the Red Boots' Schools, a specialist centre for children with cerebral palsy. The attachment details the wide range of uses to which the device is being put to help the children with their learning and com ...read more
This year’s Capercaillie Shoot was held at Essex Shooting School on 17th September. A fine take up of fifteen people was unfortunately decimated by the usual business fall out, but even more sadly by several health issues; let’s hope they are a ...read more
Research Autism, is a charity that provides information on the effectiveness of the eclectic range of interventions on offer to people with autism through their website www.researchautism.net. The atta ...read more
The 2013 "Come Dine With Us" Challenge resulted in a draw between the Information Technologists and the Tax Advisors.
However, based on the excellent selection of wines the Tax Advisors were the overall winners by 1 point!!. ...read more
Hammersmith Academy staff and students were jumping for joy after the inaugural Sixth Form cohort produced an excellent set of results.
71% of all student entries achieved the highest grades of A*-C with an overall pass rate of 97% ...read more
Nominations are open for the 7th annual Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award. Applications close 20th September 2013. Visit www.citywomen.co.uk to nominate your candidate.
Now in its ...read more
Following a launch meeting at the end of June, the Employment Panel is pleased to announce that its Employers Network is now operational in a pilot phase which will last until the end of the year.
The Employers Network brings toget ...read more
WCIT’s affiliation with 46F(Kensington) Squadron, Air Training Corps continues to develop through a series of social and formal engagements.
Today the unit has approximately 50 cadets and delivers a wide range of activities includi ...read more
In July the WCIT Government Panel held a dinner at the House of Lords, in the Cholmondeley Suite and Terrace. 111 people attended, hosted by the Earl of Erroll with an honoured guest in the person of the Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Lockwood Smith, th ...read more
WCIT governor George Kalorkoti is arranging a series of inspirational speakers for LBTS students. Following the very successful talk by Squash Falconer in April, the second talk was given by Dame Stephanie Shirley who addressed a series of quest ...read more
On Thursday 13th June the hall rang to the applause of a capacity crowd enjoying the Employment Panel’s “Leading like a Lion – an evening with Rory Underwood”.
After an exceptional meal the audience settled down to a presentation o ...read more
Over 400 guns and 100 teams competed in the Inter-Livery Shoot hosted by Holland and Holland on the 22nd May. Led by Nick Harris we fielded three teams and were up against big competition. The weather was kind yet again, a great day was had by a ...read more
The first app offering free academic lectures by any UK institution was launched by Gresham College on Friday the 28th of June 2013. It will be the first app offering complete access to all educational content of any education institution in the ...read more
Joint BCS and WCIT Oxford Union style debate "This house believes that Academic Education will never meet the skills needs of the IT Profession. ...read more
The WCIT Entrepreneurs' Forum has announced the winners of the third annual ITC Enterprise Awards. The awards were presented by some of the IT industry’s biggest names, including Mike Lynch, Founder of Autonomy, Mark Lancaster, Founder, Chairman ...read more
Lifelites and London Southbank University (LSBU) are using the latest computer gaming technology to build new accessible and exciting interactive games for the 9000 children who stay, play and learn in the 49 baby and children hospices throughou ...read more
Liveryman Peta Walmisley won a cup at the City Livery Yacht Club regatta in COwes ...read more
Read about the last City walk and watch this space for news on the next one - coming soon. ...read more
The Prince Arthur Cup, the largest one day foursomes competition in Europe with 216 individual golfers. It is a golfing trophy, awarded originally by the Coachmakers, to the best Livery Companies team and is still played on the two famous Walton ...read more
A feature article in the Lambeth Post describes the motivational talk by Squash Falconer to students at the Lilian Baylis Technology School. Special reference is made to the WCIT contribution to the school's success, including the fact that we p ...read more
Dame Stephanie Shirley was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the national FDM everywoman in Technology Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London on the 19th March 2013. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises the significant contributi ...read more
Squash is a young explorer and adventurer. She is the first British woman to ride a motorcycle to the base of Mont Blanc, climb to the summit and paraglide down. She has scaled Everest and cycled from Lands’ End to John O Groats. She is setting ...read more
The pace of acceleration into the next generation of Internet access – by billions of interconnecting micro sensors and actuators – is huge, and will transform our industries and society. The implications for industry and society by the sheer sc ...read more
The inaugural Freshers’ Fayre was held at the Hall on 27th March 2013. All new members who joined in 2012 and January 2013 were invited to spend a convivial evening meeting each other and the Chairmen and members of the Panels and Committees to ...read more
This two-day programme is a follow-up to the Entrepreneurship Panel “mentoring practices” seminar led by Chris Gulliver co-founder and Director of LeaderShape in 2012. That seminar attracted 45 mentors and prospective mentors active in the Journ ...read more
This year we have again been invited to play in a number of Livery events.
The Prince Arthur Cup will be held in mid-May. This is the prime Inter-Livery competition of the year and is played as a b ...read more
The WCIT Entrepreneurs' Forum announced today that it is inviting entries for this year’s WCIT Enterprise Awards. Winners will be announced in front of an audience of some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the UK Technology Industry at the ...read more
The ITC Enterprise Awards present an opportunity for all business mentors, non-executive directors and angel investors to nominate companies for the Enterprise Awards.
Closing entrepreneur nominations should be sent by emai ...read more
WCIT has hosted the follow up workshop to the recent survey of Charities’ usage of IT. The well received event was attended by representatives of charities and charity support organisations.
The agenda included a report on the surv ...read more
The February issue of Monitor is now available to download. ...read more
The Company is now linked to Squadron 46F, a Founder Squadron (i.e. one of the first 50 to be created) of the Air Defence Cadet Corps. As well as their strong links with the Royal Air Force, the Cadet forces deliver a key role in youth training ...read more
The January 2013 Inter Livery Ski Championships were contested by over 100 participants from 17 Livery Companies. The Company's team of four achieved two top ten places in both the Slalom and Giant Slalom events, our best performance yet by a co ...read more
Recently the WCIT Charity helped sponsor the City of London Academy, Islington's field trip to Pembrokeshire. The attached thank you letter from their teacher Miss Rhiannon Jones explains the importance of such trip, ...read more
The WCIT Charity gave £1000, which was successful in its matched funding to increase this donation to £2000 overall. This donation qualified for a Lifelites 2012 Principle Sponsor Award. ...read more
For the past several years the WCIT's Employment Panel have been coaching members of the Royal Signals leaving to join "Civi Street". The Panel has now helped over 300 delegates transition from the Signals into employment, new businesses and ret ...read more
Recently members of the Company and guests toured the the Church of St Clement Danes. The Church was originally given to the Danes in the 9th Century, was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire, and is now the Central Church of the ...read more
There has been a catastrophic drop in students taking ICT GCSE - 17% in 2010 and 67% since 2004. A level candidates have dropped even more - 24% in 2010 ICT, and 13% in the more technical Computing A level. The demand for people to design new sy ...read more
More than two-thirds of charitable organisations in the UK employ no paid IT staff and 96% have two or fewer such employees. Despite this and despite approaching numerous sources for IT help, there remains a surprisingly low take up of professio ...read more
The Master invites you to come to a deeply interesting, stirring and fun evening with Past Master Dame Stephanie Shirley to celebrate her new book, “Let IT Go” and hear about her remarkable life. You will be able to purchase the book at the even ...read more
Panels Warden of the Information Technologists' Company Nic Birtles has been invited to act as that Company’s representative on the Financial Services Group of Livery Companies (FSG) for 2012/13.
FSG was formed with the following o ...read more
The winners of a prestigious national competition for pioneering information and communication technology researchers, sponsored by the BCS Academy of Computing, were announced at a ceremony in London in November.
Give As you Live before you shop. It does not cost you a penny but the retailer will donate one, two or more percent of the purchase value to the charity. If you are treating yourself or loved ones to a new iPad Mini from Amazon that puts near ...read more
On Wednesday, 31st October 2012 Women in the City announced the seven outstanding women who won their category for the Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award programme for 2012. The Category Award winners were named at the Women in the Cit ...read more
Three years ago Mr Terruli, a science teacher at Christ’s College Finchley (CCF) started an after school Science club which began tinkering with LEGO robots for fun. Its aims were to inspire and challenge pupils who have an interest in programmi ...read more
Dame Stephanie Shirley, a founder member, Past Master and Liveryman, is the subject of a major article in The Telegraph. The article covers both her career and her extensive philanthropic work. To read the article click ...read more
A Social Media event at the ITC Hall entitled Building Effective Social Media Strategies and Protecting Online Reputation in a Crisis featured speakers Eileen Brown, CEO of Amastra and Freeman Huw Beverley-Smith, Director at Field Fisher Waterho ...read more
‘RDTC - A game-changer for the IT industry’
David Butler has called for fellow- members of the WCIT to respond more actively to the Research and Development Tax Credit system (RDTC). Under the scheme, companies large and small have ...read more
On 24.10.12 we visited the BFPO at RAF Northolt at the invitation of ITC member Lt Col Colin Code. The facility, which is custom built, provides physical and electronic mail services for military personnel and their families in theatres of opera ...read more
An interesting and stimulating brown Bag Lunch was held on the 9th October at our Hall.
Hugh Christey, Sales Director Telesens Ltd, gave a talk entitled Offshore, Nearshore, Onshore or Unsure - Where is Software Development Goin ...read more
Lucky thirteen people came to this year’s Capercaillie shoot, on the 18th September. We enjoyed lovely weather, which helped to make it a special and enjoyable day. A slightly different format from previous years in that the more experien ...read more
ITC is supporting the Dickens Journals Online project at Buckingham University. The project has put 30 million words of these episodic writings on the web for all to read and the ITC is supporting the project to convert those words to text for t ...read more
The life of Tony Sale, long time ITC member and pioneering computer conservationist, is to be commemorated with an award for the best computer restoration project. Tony is best known for the mammoth project that resulted in the re-creation of th ...read more
Brand new technology package installed in London children's hospice Richard House.
Lifelites, originally an initiative of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, installed a new package of fun and educational te ...read more
The latest edition of City View, the magazine of the City of London Corporation. ...read more
Chris Skinner is is Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow. He is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog the Finanser (www ...read more
Report on the ITC and Hammersmith Academy at the Lord Mayor's Show.
Sadly, Sir Maurice Wilkes, computing pioneer, died on 29 November 2010, aged 97.
Sir Maurice, who was knighted in 2000 and created an Honorary Freeman of the Information Technologists' Company in 2008, was known as the 'Father of C ...read more
Liveryman Geoff McMulllen has been awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to UK IT' award by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, at the UK IT Industry Awards, run by BCS and Computing. The Outstanding Contribution Award is sponsored by Deloi ...read more
The new Lord Mayor will be welcomed on Saturday 13 December, when he will process through the City commencing at the Mansion House at 11am.
This event is the largest unrehearsed procession in the World. Come and experience the page ...read more
The 2010 Intellect Charity Ball will be held on 1 December at 'The Northumberland, with a theme of 'A night of razzle dazzle'.
A copy of the brochure is attached.
Book online at ...read more
On September 25th, the ITC Thames Cutter (and valiant crew) participated in the 2010 Great River Race. This is a gruelling 22-mile race up the Thames, from Greenwich to Richmond. This year, the crew included two rowers from the Company (John Gav ...read more
Stephen Ibaraki, on behalf of the Canadian Information Peocessing Society, has published an interview with Charles Hughes, ITC Master. This covers not only the granting of our Royal Charter, but also his work on the international professional pr ...read more
On Saturday, 4 September 2010, National Trust Chartwell will host a charity concert commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and The Blitz. This twilight concert is so much more than the normal outdoor concert! The Central Ban ...read more
It is with sadness that we record the death of John Aris on 6 August 2010. John was proud to be a founder member of the Information Technologists' Company and was among the first group of Freemen to be clothed as a Liveryman.
He wa ...read more
Liveryman Anton Ratnayake will have an exhibition of his paintings at The Smithfield Gallery, 16 West Smithfield, London EC1 from 21-23 July 2010.
50% of the proceeds of all sales from the exhibition will be donated to the WCIT Cha ...read more
The Information Technologists' Company, the 100th livery company of the City of London, has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen with the granting of a Royal Charter.
The Royal Charter of Incorporation recognises the importance a ...read more
The Information Technologists’ Company's Thames Cutter, “Cito", took part in the recent London to Paris Rowing Challenge (see www.london2parisrowing.com for full details and timings). The route too ...read more
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Professor Alexander Shafto Douglas CBE on 29 April, a few weeks before his 89th birthday.
Not only was Sandy a Past President of The British Computer Society, he was an early Liverym ...read more
The City has elected Nick Anstee as the 682nd Lord Mayor of the City of London, to serve from Friday 13 November. Alderman Anstee, who served as Sheriff of the City from 2003 to 2004, is ...read more
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Josephine Connell was installed as the third female Master of the IT Company on 8 October 2008. She has worked in the IT industry for more than 40 years at companies including Mars, Aspro-Nichola ...read more
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London 11 October 2007: David Morriss has become Master of the Information Technologists’ Company following a ceremony on 3 October. David has worked in the IT ...read more
The father of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is certainly not short of plaudits - but last night he had yet another reason to feel proud.
The famed techie, who founded and directs MIT's Wor ...read more
To celebrate the presentation and blessing of our Royal Charter on 17 June, we have created an event on Twitter #itcrc (which stands for itc royal charter, and it is shortened for convenience). Please follow us on Twitter at @theitclivery and fo ...read more