Norwich, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 10, 2008 -- With over 25 years experience in the I.T sector, award-winning CIO, entrepreneur, author and business angel Phil Young has become the latest chartered member of The British Computer Society, reinforcing his position within the industry as a qualified Business IT Leader.
Young is one of a select group of I.T professionals who hold the coveted CITP status, as there are rigorous assessment procedures in place to ensure that the standard of the BCS Chartered IT Professional qualification is fully maintained. In addition to assessing practical experience, training and qualifications, applicants must demonstrate that they have appropriate levels of autonomy, influence and any relevant business skills.
Their eligibility for CITP status is measured using the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA, http://www.sfia.org.uk), which defines the skills needed to, for example, Direct and manage I.T organizations and their related sub-functions, something which former CIO Young was clearly able to demonstrate.
As the former CIO of a leading UK domestic parcel company and an impressive client portfolio including Barclays, DHL and Siemens, Young has been described as a âserious thought leaderâ in the I.T space. And winning the UKâs CIO Innovator of the Year Award in 2007 simply reinforced his ability to successfully impart his knowledge and wisdom into the practical day to day running of a busy organization.
"People in IT are often members of the BCS and being awarded CITP status means that I will be recognized as a qualified Business I.T leader within the industry. It is a great boost to not only myself but also Johnson-Young Associatesâ credibility in the marketplace", adds Young, whose autobiography 2 much 2 young was released last week.
Young is founder of Johnson-Young Associates Ltd, which provides consulting and troubleshooting services for SMEâs and larger organizations, with particular expertise in Interim IT management. He has recently appeared on the panel in the second series of Silcon.comâs 60 Minute Pitch, where an entrepreneur pitches their idea to three CIOâs in just a minute. For further information please visit: [http://www.j-ya.com]