Software Practice Advancement Conference

27th – 29th June 2016

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About the Conference

The annual BCS Software Practice Advancement conference brings together experts and practitioners to share the latest thinking in software development.

Now in its 20th year, our conference has a tradition of active participation. We encourage conference sessions that bring people together to work and learn and in most cases, many sessions are highly interactive, involving participants and session leaders on an equal footing. This results in a conference like no other and consistently excellent feedback from all those who attend.

Programme Now Available

Following the programme meeting on the 18th March 2016 we now have the provisional programme available for viewing here

Wednesday Keynote Confirmed

Situation Normal, Everything Must Change - Simon Wardley

We are pleased to have Simon Wardley join us for the third keynote at SPA 2016. Simon is a Researcher for the Leading Edge Forum, a global research and thought leadership community dedicated to helping large organizations become more successful by identifying and adopting Next Practices at the growing intersection between business and information technology.

He will examine the level of situational awareness within business, why it matters and whether we can anticipate and exploit change before it hits us.

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MarketInvoice’s awesomely amazing Engineering team build cutting edge products using C# and .Net. We also use Angular, Web API, Azure and we’re always looking at new technologies to solve our technical problems.


Endava is a privately owned IT services company with over 2,500 employees and offices in New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, London and Frankfurt and 6 delivery centres across Romania, Moldova, Macedonia, and Serbia. Formed in 2000, Endava works with some of the world’s biggest brands in Finance, Insurance, Telecommunications, Media, Technology, and Retail helping them harness digital technologies and transforming them into more agile, responsive and valuable businesses.

We’re about creating success for people. The people who work for us, the people who engage with us, and the people who use the systems and platforms we design, build, and operate.

The location


SPA2016 will take place in the excellent facilities provided by The BCS’s London office. Located in the heart of London’s West End on Southampton Street, just a few moments walk from Covent Garden, the venue is easy to reach by public transport and is located near a wide range of hotels.

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The conference is being chaired by  Hibri Marzook and Eoin Woods.

The programme is being organised by Paul Shannon and Alex Wilson.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

More information on the BCS web site