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George Squires

Associate Professor

School of Computing and Digital Technology
Email:
george.squires@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
0121 202 2455

George is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Digital Technology.

From 2009 until 2015, George was the Associate Head of the School of Digital Media Technology (DMT), responsible for academic matters. 

His responsibilities included managing the student experience for the School and new curriculum development. In collaboration with the BBC, he helped to develop new undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Digital Broadcast Technology.

From 1998 until 2009, he was the manager of the eBusiness Centre in the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC), responsible for the University’s Microsoft IT Academy, developing training courses and embedding Microsoft Operating Systems technologies including Microsoft Groove Virtual Office in the Faculty's undergraduate curriculum. He also set up a Pearson Vue testing centre to provide a complete training and certification service.

He has extensive experience of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships as lead academic, supervisor and consultant. He has been involved in projects to do with the implementation of IT systems to improve business processes. Examples include forecasting software, eCommerce capability, Customer Relationship Management, design and manufacturing capability, river water monitoring, and integrating stock control and order processing.

George was a member of the Accredit UK Advisory Board from 2005-2009, which develops standards for suppliers and purchasers of IT products and services.

Prior to joining Birmingham City University, George was a Training Manager for British Telecom, responsible for a team designing, developing and delivering training courses in IT and business management related subjects.

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