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Welcome to the BCS (British Computer Society) South West Branch website

Welcome to the website for the South West branch of the BCS (British Computer Society). This is one of the largest geographical branches covering all of Devon and Cornwall, specifically the postal codes EX, PL, TQ, TR. The Branch has about 1000 members.

Our monthly meetings are generally held between October and May. Events are usually held in either Plymouth or Exeter, there is no charge (unless indicated) and everyone is welcome.

The future of GPU Accelerated Computing
10 November 2014, 19:30

Currently responsible for development and growth of NVIDIA's High Performance Computing (HPC) business in UK and Ireland.

Jeremy has an Honours degree in Mathematics and a strong Engineering / Aerospace and computing background. He briefly worked for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), computer/mathematical modelling aircraft undercarriage to certify rough field take-off/landing of fighter jets, before spending 20 years at Rolls-Royce Aero Engines Limited. Starting in the RR Engine Performance team, designing applications (Fortran) and utilities to predict aircraft performance, he moved into Engineering Computing to focus on larger company wide systems. Here he designed and implemented the corporate wide batch job submission system (PL/1), the complete RR bespoke X-Windows toolkit (C/C++) and the visualization pre/post-processor for structural analysis (OpenGL).

Acquired by EDS as part of the RR Corporate IT outsourcing deal in 1996, he continued as a Technical Project Manager, defining the Engineering IT strategy while directing numerous porting projects (including Y2K). His final project at EDS/RR was to evaluate, define and implement departmental HPC servers for the Aerodynamics, Structures and Impact teams across RR.

Jeremy was invited to join HP in 1999, as Technical Programme Manager for the Airbus European Account (later becoming the EADS Corporate Account). The role involved ensuring an excellent Total Customer Experience (TCE) when dealing with HP for strategic and technical guidance and being a single Point of Contact for all technical computing issues and direction (for customer and HP).

In 2006, he moved to the position of EMEA HPC Engineering Segment Manager where he was responsible for overall business growth and development of HPC in the Engineering/Manufacturing sector throughout EMEA.

Jeremy joined NVIDIA in January 2012.
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BCS South West Branch Student Prizes - 2014

BCS South West Branch Student Prizes - 2014 The South West Branch has awarded prizes to the best students studying a computing programme for best academic performance at the universities of Plymouth and Exeter.
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Secure South West 4 - 10th July 2014

Secure South West 4 - 10th July 2014 Branch members may be interested in an event jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and supported by the south west branches of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
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BCS CMSG Conference 2014

BCS CMSG Conference 2014 The 9th annual CMSG Conference is being held on Tuesday 10 June 2014 at the BCS London offices, Southampton Street WC2E 7HA. Covering SAM, CCRM and Continuous Delivery, we are running three streams with over 20 speakers. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers, hear their war stories and learn from their solutions. Explore changes in your field, discover the new technologies and broaden your IT knowledge.
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Secure South West 3 - 16th December 2013

Secure South West 3 - 16th December 2013 Branch members may be interested in an event jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and supported by the south west branches of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
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