ITaaU Network+ symposium: rapid deployment of cloud and utility services for fast-moving emergency situations

December 10, 2014 all-day
Hilton London Paddington
146 Praed Street
London W2

UCC2014: ITaaU Network+ sponsored symposium


Examining the rapid deployment of cloud and utility services for fast-moving emergency situations.


The IT as a Utility Network+ ( will host a 1-day symposium at Utility and Cloud Computing 2014.

This event will take the form of a series of invited talks from experts in various domains on fast-moving emergency situations. Utility and cloud computing offers many opportunities for linking data and services, however, potentially the real benefit will be for the reconfiguration – mashups, to use the colloquial term – that can swiftly lead to new answers and ideas.

The talks for this symposium have all been invited from experts who have real experience and knowledge of how critical these reconfiguration characteristics are for saving lives, livelihoods and critical resources.

The talks will offer insight and inspiration in order to support the audience in gaining deeper understanding of situations where distributed and disparate computing services were or could be rapidly coupled in domains such as the environment, healthcare, travel and conflict.


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Introduction: Professor Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton, Principal Investigator of IT as a Utility Network+

  • Graham Lake – air traffic control – “Flight Tracking – in the wake of MH370”

Graham Lake is a management consultant for the public and private sector specialising in aviation, high tech and international business growth.

  • Pat Langdon, University of Cambridge – mountain rescue – “Using Wireless Networks to Support First Responders and Resilience in Upland Areas”

Pat Langdon is a Principal Researcher Cambridge University Engineering Department

  • Sian Thomas, UK Food Standards Agency – “Digital security challenges in the food distribution network”
  • Christopher Richardson, Bournemouth University – Cybersecurity: Crime as a Service

Christopher Richardson is Head of Bournemouth University Cyber Security Unit

  • Lee Gillam, University of Surrey – “The Diffusion Dilemma for Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets in Supply Chains”

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at the University of Surrey, and Chartered IT Professional Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS CITP)

  • Tim Gollins, University of Glasgow, Michael Moss, University of Northumbria – “What are records for? Historical, archival, and technical perspectives on crisis information.”

Tim Gollins is currently on secondment from the National Archives as an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Computing Science at Glasgow University.

Michael Moss has been a professor of archival science at Northumbria University since 2013. From 2007 until 2013 he was a member of The Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council on National Records and Archives. He is non-executive director of the National Records of Scotland.

  • Dr Zoheir Sabeur, University of Southampton – “Big Data Analytics Open Services using Cloud Infrastructure for Future Critical Disaster Management and Decision-Support”

Zoheir A. Sabeur, Mike Surridge, Stuart E. Middleton, Stefano Modafferi and Colin Upstill, IT Innovation Centre, Electronics and Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton. United Kingdom