I had an exclusive interview with Charles Hughes, President 2005-2006, British Computer Society; Chair, IFIP Task Force for the International Professional Practice Program; Founder, eManagement Limited. The podcast with Charles appears below. Of particular note is the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Professional Practice Program. IFIP was founded in 1960 by UNESCO and represents the IT societies in 50 countries. The IFIP International Professional Practice Program provides unique opportunities for IT professionals and requires your attention.
Charles founded eManagement Ltd in 1999 providing strategic and project services to government and the IT industry. His 38 year career in IT, following a mathematics degree at the University of Manchester, began with ICL where he held various director level appointments. As Project Director at the DTI in the 1990's he developed and launched the Information Society Initiative.
Charles is Immediate Past President (2205-2006) of the British Computer Society (BCS). He joined the Society in 1974 and became a Fellow in 1990. Following a period as Vice President he was elected Deputy President in 2004. He chaired the team which developed the Professionalism in IT program, which he champions and sponsors, and he has been deeply involved with the Society's governance and membership developments.
Charles has been a board director and chairman of IT companies in Australia, Germany, UK and US. His communication skills are widely used on behalf of clients and voluntary organizations and he has successfully guided cultural and organizational change across government and the private sector.
Charles is a Court Assistant of the Information Technologists' Company, Executive Council Member of the Parliamentary IT Committee, past Council Member of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems and past Chairman of the Real Time Club. He is married to Beverley and enjoys sport, food, travel and philately.