IT as a Utility: delivering food security from the cloud to the app

May 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
University of Southampton
Wide Lane
Subsidised by ITAaU (no cost)

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IT as a Utility: delivering food security from the cloud to the app

This event builds upon the successful two-day workshop that was held in Northern Ireland last year.

Keynote: Guy Poppy, University of Southampton

Professor Poppy’s keynote will focus on the key challenges facing food safety and standards. This question includes wider food security concerns but will also focus on the safety/standards issue.

Guy Poppy is Director of Multidisciplinary Research and Professor of Ecology at the University of Southampton and also incoming Chief Scientific Adviser for the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Workshop agenda

There are many complex and inter-related elements involved in achieving security in the food chain. Information is captured, stored and used in many different systems and devices. The only common factor is an increased awareness in the importance that IT utilities can play in this area.

This event will revist the various technologies – from clouds to apps – that make up this landsape and examine the roles needed by the stakeholders to take things forwards.

We aim to end the day by identifying some practical follow actions that could deliver short term gains for the wider community.

Who should attend?

The event should appeal to researchers from academia, commercial organisations and policy making bodies, representativies from the farming community, supermarkets, food agencies and others committed to improving the security of the food chain.

09:30 – 10:00 – registration and coffee
10:00 – 11:00 – welcome and intro – Jeremy Frey
11:00 – 11:15 – coffee
11:15 – 11:45 – Keynote – Guy Poppy
11:45 – 12:30 – overview of key issues in this field – Gerard Parr
12:30 – 13:30 – buffet lunch
13:30 – 14:30 – breakout groups & report back – subject – key issues explored
14:30 – 15:10 – plenary discussion of emergent ideas on key issues
15:10 – 15:30 – coffee
15:30 – 16:00 – recommendation and follow-on actions
16:00 – 16:30 – summary and follow-on actions