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Workshop Introduction

MDM is driven by the business. What are the new requirements, and how should MDM support them? What kind of scenarios should we consider when selecting MDM and configuring its parameters? What differentiates one MDM from another? These are some of the issues that will be addressed during the workshop

 

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is aimed at people working in operations and network roles, and IT influencers who need to understand the business perspective in order to maximise MDM benefits.

 

 

About Your Workshop Leaders

 

 

Paul Mackie, Managing Enterprise Architect, Capgemini UK

 

Fiona Barclay, Strategy and Transformation Consultant, Capgemini

 

 

 

Capgemini is currently the world’s leading system integrator and consultancy in the Utilities Industry. It has unrivalled experience in the area of smart metering and smart grid which In addition to a solid industry coverage model, Capgemini ranks as one of the world’s largest business consulting, systems integrators and outsourcers for energy & utility companies with over 80,000 consultants around the world.

 

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening remarks and Introduction to the Workshop

9:15 Putting technology into perspective - how advanced business requirements shape the AMDM system

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Connecting your phased business implementation to MDM deployment; key business use cases and the impact of Smart Grid on the business landscape

12:15 Summary & Conclusions

12:30 Close of Workshop

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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