Our 150th Anniversary year is drawing to a close and, looking back over the months, it is clear that 2019 has been an extremely busy and productive time for IOM3. These activities have been captured in a short video which can be viewed on IOM3 TV. There have also been a variety of important changes and developments that mark a new start for us.
What a year it has been for IOM3. 2019 marked 150 years since the Iron and Steel Institute was formed. To mark this year, IOM3 has put together a video with all the highlights from the past 12 months of events and activities.
The Institute has embarked on a major digital transformation project – named Project Optimus - that will deliver a new database and member portal early in 2020, followed by the integration of our other administration and communications systems and a brand new website by early 2021.
IOM3 is pleased to have appointed Margaret Copland, CEng, CSci, FIMMM Senior Wells & Technology Manager at the Oil and Gas Authority and a board member of the Oil and Gas Division as the Vice Chair of the IOM3 Technology Communities Board.
The UK government has recently set out two ambitious and long-term strategic objectives, namely the 25-year environmental action plan and a commitment for the UK to be zero net carbon by 2050. This conference critically examines these two challenges, with an emphasis on rigorous systems thinking and numerical estimates.
On 12 November, IOM3 held its first Technology Communities Board Annual Forum in London. The aim of the forum was to introduce technical communities and divisional chairs to the Strategic Advisors and for the various IOM3 divisions to share best practices, challenges and to help shape the Institute’s events calendar going forward.
Following the success of the IOM3 Advisory Council elections and having confirmed 15 vacancies representing IOM3 Grades and Regions, the first meeting took place on 5 November to celebrate and officially welcome the new governance structure.