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Date count run19 Apr 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots70
Valid votes56
Invalid votes14


Round Richard Chen Ryan Farra Omer Bilgin RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 13.00 29.00 9.00 5.00 0.00 1.00 28.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 28.00. Candidate Ryan Farra has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Ryan Farra.

Number of vacancies: 1


Richard Chen
Why me? Networking skills got me my current job at a small consultancy firm, so it can get you the interesting tech speakers that you want to learn from. Helping others is one of the few meaningful things I find in life, so I can guarantee that I’ll always be making your needs, the member, as my top priority. I know that I don’t know enough, so I’ll always be trying to get to know the members of the society to make sure I know what you want. What actions will I take to get you more value? For my more innovative ideas. I believe collaborations with other tech related societies, such as the data science society, would be of mutual benefit and help bring in more tech driven perspectives. This is to reduce the echo chamber that societies tend to become through working on projects and attending events together. I want to facilitate more in-society relationships with small team case study competitions and be more ready to take on real competitions. Before all that, my first course of action will be to understand what the demand is. Beyond the lacklustre online feedback forms, I will be active in asking members directly what they think as making it easier should make it easier! Otherwise, my plan is to have a continuous campaign to reach out to industry professionals related to tech for speakers and potential hosting of workshops. I would learn and evaluate the existing methods the society uses to find speakers, otherwise I'd use targeted LinkedIn messaging and use of UCL’s network.
Omer Bilgin
Whenever I tell people I'm a Philosophy student, most immediately assume that all I ever do is read Plato, write brain-melting essays, and 'philosophise'. But my main area of curiosity is actually following the rapid development of new technologies (e.g. AI, blockchains) and how they can be effectively implemented across industries while also remaining ethical and sustainable. Having had some direct experience as a Personal Relations Ambassador (promoter) at a Mayfair nightclub, I am confident that my interpersonal and communication skills are more than adequate for this position. So were I to be elected, my main priority would be utilising such existing skills to expose more UCL students to prominent technology leaders and their innovations, since their expert insights would help me, along with all other members, better understand the impact and future potential of such technologies.

To bring more value to members, I would want to build a dedicated team of interested fellow students to both increase our reach into the tech industry (for speakers) and to expand our Society by enhancing its visibility (both in campus and beyond). With this team, we would deliver regular (i.e. monthly) newsletters to members that concisely sum-up recent tech news (including milestones, products, conferences, etc.) in addition to organized events - thereby ensuring that all members have access to a reliable platform where they can always find new developments in the tech industry.
Ryan Farra
Hi I’m Ryan, and I’m running for the position of Technology VP. Thanks to my experience as an Executive for the Tech division last year, I deeply understand the inner workings of the Consulting Society and will be able to guide my team to benefit new members in making the most of the society next year.
Having hosted events with the COO of Google UK, technology consultants from KPMG and PwC, and more recently from AWS (Amazon), I have grown my network to bring in inspiring, high-profile speakers for our society.
Consulting firms are continuing to expand their digital divisions. Thus, my objective is to demystify the technology consulting sector and make it more accessible to students by:
• Increasing the volume of technology consulting student projects undertaken by the society.
• Focusing on the development of skills in demand by recruiters.
• Combining in-person and online events to bring you exclusive speakers.
Under my leadership, I aim to sustain the growth of the Technology division and to keep building relationships between the society and consulting firms to provide workshops and networking opportunities for society members.
I look forward to being your next Technology VP.