Event: Careers in RE


11am, 16th November 2011


Room C1.03

University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW

Nearest tube stations are Oxford Circus (Central, Bakerloo, Victoria), Warren St (Victoria, Northern), Great Portland St (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan).


This event is for computer science students who want to know more about the professional life of requirements engineers. The event will take the form of a panel. Invited panelists are: Lucy Hunt (Business Analyst/IT Consultant at UNISON), James Lockerbie (Research Assistant at City University), and Shahid Zaman, (Lead Software Engineer at Docobo Ltd). They will talk about their experience and respond to questions from the audience.

Attendance is free and open to all. To register contact Ljerka Beus-Dukic.

Speakers’ Bios

Lucy Hunt is currently working as a Business Analyst and IT Consultant at UNISON (the public service trade union) on projects at both regional and national level. Prior to this she worked (volunteered) as an IT Adviser with VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Lucy has also had a 12 year period working as a Software Engineer with various software houses, banks and consultancy firms. Graduating from the University of Oxford with a MEng in Engineering Science in 1993, Lucy then followed that with an MSc in Information Systems from Liverpool University. She has also completed the Requirements Engineering course at the Open University to support a career move into a formal Business Analyst role – and from that developed a working (research) relationship with the OU’s Mathematics and Computing department that continues to date. Lucy is a member of the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) and the BCS (British Computer Society). She is a Chartered IT Professional (MBCS, CITP). She was on the BCS Women Committee for 10 years and is still actively involved in promoting and supporting Women in IT.

James Lockerbie is a Research Assistant at City University London, and has been employed as a researcher in Requirements Engineering since 2005. James has worked on a range of projects where he has provided expertise on requirements analysis, modelling and specification. His project work includes multi-partner EU-funded research and smaller-scale collaborations in the area of air traffic control. He has also been involved in training and consultancy work. His university work includes teaching requirements techniques as part of the City’s requirements engineering module. His main research interest is i* goal modelling and tool development in this area. James is the Secretary of the British Computer Society Requirements Engineering Specialist Group.

Shahid Zaman received a MSc in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Westminster in 2007. He began his education and career in Pakistan. He was studying for a BSc in Computer Sciences at Alama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, and started working as a Technical Support Officer for WorldCALL Internet and then as a Web Designer for ESOLPK (Pvt.) Ltd. Since moving to the UK, Shahid worked as a Web Developer for SEC Ltd and a Webmaster for JM Transformers Ltd until he joined Docobo Ltd (UK healthcare solutions provider) where he currently works as a Lead Software Engineer.

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