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How To Be A Consultant: Trust, Influencing, Solution Design, Buy-in & Teams


How To Be A Consultant: Trust, Influencing, Solution Design, Buy-in & Teams

A BCS Programme for Experienced, New and Aspiring Consultants


Gary Lloyd MBA, BSc, CEng, CITP, MBCS

Yemi Adeniran

George Karseras MSc


18:25 – Zoom Opens

18:30 – Trust & Influencing

19:00 – Solution Design & Buy-in

19:30 – Teams & Relationships

20:00 – Close


Benefit from the wisdom and expertise of experienced consultants to maximise your success in consultancy!

This programme will be particularly valuable for new and aspiring consultants. It is a series of short, interactive, TED-style talks, where expert speakers discuss success factors with an audience that harnesses the wisdom of experienced consultants with the energy of newcomers. It is aimed at new entrants to the profession as well as experienced IT practitioners from all specialities who are considering a move into consultancy. We also encourage experienced consultants to join the audience and share their own thoughts, advice and experiences.

The sessions will be around 15-20 minutes of presentation with a further 10-15 minutes allowed for contributions from other experienced attendees and questions from the audience. Three topics are covered in each 90-minute event. The talks will also be made available as a set of 21 videos to provide a permanent resource for people starting a consultancy career.

Episode six examines:

– Trust & Influencing

– Solution Design & Buy-in

– Teams & Relationships


Gary Lloyd MBA, BSc, CEng, CITP, MBCS, Head Gardener, Gardeners not Mechanics – Presentation Skills

In a 25+ year career leading IT-enabled change, predominantly in banking and financial markets, Gary has spent roughly equal time as a consultant and a major purchaser of consultancy services, and quite often as both. He has been an external consultant at Capco, Euronext and E&Y an internal consultant at NatWest, and has been an independent consultant since 2006. For the last 10 years he has also been an executive coach and mentor for Warwick Business School. He is author of two books, “Business Leadership for IT Projects” and just the published “Gardeners Not Mechanics: How to Cultivate Change at Work”.


Yemi is an astute Consultant who has been involved in high-profile global technology transformation projects for over 25 years. He has delivered on Information Security Governance, Data Security Strategy, Roadmaps, and Policies that involve Cyber Security, Privacy Program, regulatory and compliance projects on Digital platforms, GDPR, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and ISO 27001 ISMS.

In addition to his consulting role, he has acted as a Privacy Program Advisor to ISACA London and non-executive director to startups, providing strategic and governance advice to over five startups in different industries – in different stages of growth and maturity – over the past twenty years. He holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). He is a member of British Computer Society, International Association of Privacy Processional and ISACA. Yemi continues to use his skills and experience to assist organizations in translating their vision into reality, leveraging the use of Information Technology and Information Security tools to reduce cost, improve operational efficiency, competitive and sustainable advantage.

George Karseras MSc – Creativity

George Karseras is a Chartered Occupational and Chartered Sports Psychologist and the Founder of, a UK based management consultancy firm, and author of Teams: systems within systems in Business Psychology in Practice. In addition to his work as an executive coach and consultant, George is a sought-after speaker. Prior to founding Team Up George worked as a Principal Consultant at KPMG Consulting. George works globally with hundreds of teams and CEOs all wishing to harness their potential in a variety of industries – including Banking, Asset Management, Travel, Education, Manufacturing, Property, Building, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Publishing, Retail, Software Development, Professional Sports and Media. George has a passion for discovering what makes extreme teams work under pressure, and you can view his interviews with leaders of extreme teams on the TeamUp You Tube channel.


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Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.



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