BCS futureELITE – Project Managers Event

14th May 2020 @ 6pm

Thursday 14th May 6.00pm online
Chris Neiger, Programme Manager at The Stars Group
Sandra Cockayne, Head Of Retail and Trading Delivery at William Hill

BCS futureELITE – Project Managers Event

A forum for inspirational leaders in IT to share the story of their career to date and offer advice and guidance to ambitious professionals in the world of technology.


6:05pmSandra Cockayne: “My Journey – Mentoring, Mindfulness and Me”
6:25pmChris Neiger: “The importance of the people factor in technology change”
6:55pmQ&A Panel Discussion

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT 
A charity with a royal charter and an agenda to support the people who work in IT and to lead the industry through its ethical challenges.
The British Computer Society exists to promote and advance the education and practice of computing for the benefit of the public.

ELITE, the Computing Leadership Forum, is a member group within BCS for those who make distinguished and influential contributions to computing leadership in and across communities. BCS ELITE is recognised as the National Body for representing the views of CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors and other IT leaders at EuroCIO, the European CIO Association. ELITE is open to BCS members and non-members alike; any computing leader who meets the ELITE membership criteria can apply to join.

BCS Young Professionals Group (YPG) has over 20,000 members, the largest membership group within BCS and is dedicated to supporting and representing those in the foundation years of their technology and computing career.

futureELITE is a collaboration between the BCS Computing Leadership Forum ELITE and BCS Young Professionals Group to share the professional journeys of inspirational leaders in IT with those furthering their careers in IT.


Sandra Cockayne

Head of Delivery for Retail and Trading at William Hill

Sandra has worked at William Hill for the last 22 years in a variety of positions across the organisation…the most exciting of which is her current role!

Sandra has delivered diverse, complex programmes involving internal and external teams, bringing them together to work cohesively. She works very closely with stakeholders offering pragmatic solutions remaining positive and enthusiastic in what sometimes can be very challenging times.

Sandra’s passion is to delight customers. She loves seeing the products teams’ build in the hands of the customer and the benefits that in turn has for the Company.

Chris Neiger

Programme Manager at The Stars Group

Next year will see me reach the scary milestone of a quarter century working in the world of IT and Change.

Fairly early in my career I developed a strong interest in this new thing called digital, with my first project delivery in that world being an eCommerce platform for a European telco in 2000.

I’ve enjoyed being part of the changes new technologies have bought to business and society ever since, working across a range of sectors including banking, public sector, utilities, insurance and now betting and gaming. I’ve seen the challenges that come with delivery from a variety of angles having worked within consultancy, industry and as an interim.  

Outside of work I’m an unpaid Uber driver to two teenage children, husband to an independent midwife, butler to four cats, and a listening volunteer for my local Samaritans branch.

To reserve your place or for more information, please email richard.walton@4itrecruitment.co.uk

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