IT as aUtility: Network+ community conference

When:
June 18, 2014 – June 20, 2014 all-day
2014-06-18T23:00:00+00:00
2014-06-20T23:00:00+00:00
Where:
Hilton, Chilworth
Chilworth
Southampton, Hampshire SO16 3NG
UK
Cost:
Subsidised by ITAaU (no cost)
Contact:

Eventbrite - IT as aUtility: Network+ community conference

We are pleased to announce a two-day community conference for the IT as a Utility Network+

This will be a two-day presentation and reflection on the achievements so far and the future plans of the RCUK-funded IT as a Utility Network+. The event will be an opportunitiy to further examine the role of IT utilities in the digital economy both now and in the future.

All funded pilot projects and secondees will present their achievements and findings and participants from the comprehensive workshop programme will report on the outcomes and follow-on actions.

Topics covered :

  • emerging economies
  • libraries of the future
  • trust and security
  • design approaches for IT utilities
  • human data interaction
  • smart spaces and diversity
  • 3D printing

Key note speakers will introduce key topics throughout the two days.

We welcome exisitng and new members of the  ITaaU Network+ and also those involved in other aspects of the RCUK Digital Economy theme.

Keynote speakers:

  • Joe McLeod, Global Design Director at ustwo
  • Koen Willaert, iMinds SMIT VUB, Belgium
  • Elizabeth Churchill, Director of Human Computer Interaction, eBay Research Labs at eBay Inc
  • David De Roure, Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford,  Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre
  • Lizbeth Goodman, Professor of Inclusive Design & Chair of Creative Technology Innovation at University College Dublin
  • Sian Thomas, Head of Analytics at the UK Food Standards Agency
  • Graham Lake – former Director General of CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation)

Programme

Thursday 19th June

09:00 – 10:00 – registration

10:00 – 10:30 – Welcome (Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton, Steve Brewer)

10:30 – 11:00 – the Digital Economy Programme: Past Present and Future

11:00 – 11:45 – keynote – Elizabeth Churchill – “Putting the Person into Personalization”

11:45 – 12:30 – keynote – Koen Willaert – “The value of trust: understanding the scale and depth of the user’s perspective”

12:30 – 13:30 – buffet lunch

13:30 – 14:15 – keynote: Sian Thomas – The Food Standards Agency: the role of IT utilities and food network security

14:15 – 15:15 – Presentation session A: 4 project and workshop reports (Lizzie Tait – Libraries of the Future, George Roussos – TOLIVS, David Rees – Creative/Digital clusters, Andrea Cox – Open Data Institute overview)

15:15 – 15:35 – coffee

15:35 – 16:35 – Presentation session B: 4 project and workshop reports (Pat Langdon – Uplands rescue resiliance, Mike Santer – BluPoint, Tamas Kiss – CloudSME, Mark Wright – CloudMaker)

16:35 – 17:20 –  Presentation session C: 3 project and workshop reports (Tom Lodge – Communities in the clouds, Tim Gollins – Project Abaca: Sensitivity Review, Edoardo Pignotti – Trusted Tiny Things)

19:20 – 19:30 – reception

19:30 – 20:00 – pre-dinner talk: Joe McLeod: Fail Fast Flare: a view from Tech City

20:00 – 22:30 – Dinner

 

Friday 20th June

09:00 – 09:20 – registration

09:20 – 09:35 – welcome back, update and announcements

09:35 – 10:15 – keynote: Graham Lake: The value of urgent reconfiguration of IT utilities: the air traffic control perspective including Inmarsat’s contribution to the search for missing flight MH370.

10:15 – 10:45 – Erinma Ochu – introduces: “The social life of data” – an ITaaU documentary)

10:45 – 11:05 – coffee

11:05 – 11:45 – keynote: Lizbeth Goodman: IT and accessibility: challenges and opportunities

11:45 – 12:30 – Presentation session D: 3 project and workshop reports (Ashiq Anjum – secondment experiences, Yue Gao – weightless communication secondment, Anisah Osman Britton – Tech City and The Bakery)

12:30 – 13:30 – Buffet lunch

13:30  – 14:45 – Presentation session E: 5 project and workshop reports (Karen Martin – Mapping for Change, Will Pearson – Ravensbourne, Deveril – Design4Diversity, Tom Methven – Well-Sorted, Alain Renaud – Audio capture and analysis)

14:45 – 15:05 – coffee

15:05 – 15:45 – keynote: Dave De Roure: Taking IT for granted: a long view into the future

15:45 – 16:00 – closing reflections – Jeremy Frey

 

Poster competition

Space will be provided for posters. All attendees are welcome to bring an A1 poster (landscape preferably) to display. The posters will be displayed along the sides of the main room where the conference is taking place. We will set aside time for presenting and discussing the posters.

Good luck!

 

(NB. Registration covers both days.