5 December 2012 | Lion Court Conference Centre, London, UK
Prof. William Buchanan, PhD, FBCS, FIET, CEng, BSc (Hons), Cisco Regional Instructor,
Pratik Bose, Lead Enterprise Architect, Everything Everywhere
Pratik is a Lead Enterprise Architect for new business areas within Everything Everywhere (which manages two leading UK mobile brands), supporting delivery of emerging business models. He has over 16 years of experience in IT/ Telecommunications industry, managing and delivering business transformation and strategic IT initiatives including many consulting assignment with the likes of BT and Siemens.
He is leading on his company’s Telco 2.0 strategy and business-IT alignment, supporting deployment of new multi-sided business models. His role involves leveraging and delivering new technology enablers such as big data, partner management, M2M, m-commerce/ m-payments and other data monetisation initiatives.
Matthew Casey, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing, University of Surrey
After spending 10 years in industry as a professional software engineer and consultant, he joined the University of Surrey in 2002.
His research is focused on the development and exploitation of biologically plausible models of sensory processing.
In particular he has focused on multisensory integration in the brain, applying this to the automatic detection of anomalies in real-time audio-visual data. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional.
Mandy Chessell, Chief Architect, InfoSphere Solutions, IBM's Software Group
Mandy Chessell FREng CEng FBCS has worked for IBM since 1987. She is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Her current role is the Chief Architect for InfoSphere Solutions in IBM's Software Group. In this role she is designing common information management patterns for different industries and solutions. Mandy has over 50 issued patents worldwide in the fields of transaction processing, event management, business process management and model driven development.
Outside of IBM, Mandy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2001 she was the first woman to be awarded a Silver Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2000 she was one of the "TR100" young innovators identified by MIT's Technology Review magazine. In 2006 she won a British Female Innovators and Inventors Network (BFIIN) "Building Capability" award for her work developing innovative people and the BlackBerry "2006 Best Woman in Technology - Corporate Sector" award. More recently she was granted an honorary fellowship of the Institution for Engineering Designers (IED) and she won the "2012 everywoman Innovator of the Year".
Rob Fraser, Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Services, Microsoft UK
Prior to working at Microsoft he worked for British Aerospace, Swiss Bank Corporation and JP Morgan. In 1998 Fraser was part of the spin out of RiskMetrics Group from JPMorgan, and stayed with the company through to its’ acquisition in 2010.
During that time he was responsible for the companies on-line services business, and launched highly successful Software-as-a-Service offerings for financial risk management in 2001, later building cloud based High Performance Computing capacity the company’s product lines. Fraser has a BEng in Aerospace Systems, a PhD in Autonomous Systems, is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a fellow of the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Exchange.
Alex Hamilton, Principal & Owner, radiant.law
Alex is a founder and principal of radiant.law, a new type of law firm specialising in IT, outsourcing and commercial law. Before founding radiant.law, Alex was a Partner at Latham & Watkins and co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ global Technology Transactions Group. Alex has advised many global companies on data protection and security issues.
Alex has led four projects which have been recognised by the FT’s Innovative Lawyer Awards and was shortlisted for the FT’s 2010 Innovative Lawyer of the Year award. Alex is recognised in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a ranked expert for IT and for outsourcing.
Chris Nott, Software Technical Leader, UK Public Sector, IBM
Chris Nott is the lead architect in IBM Software Group for UK Public Sector. He sets technical strategy and is acknowledged as a thought leader in big data analytics including stream computing, cyber security, service-orientation, Smarter Computing and the application of innovation and emerging technologies to client business problems.
Chris is an advocate of increased professionalism in the IT industry, and his leadership with the BCS and IET was recognised when IBM won the 2009 UK IT Industry Award for Promoting IT Professionalism. In 2011 Chris became the Vice Chair of the UK & Ireland Affiliate to IBM's Academy of Technology.
Michael Rose, Licensing, Environment Agency
Michael is the lead in the Environment Agency for the licensing of information to other organisations for them to create products and services.
He has worked at the Environment Agency for 14 years, starting off throwing buckets in rivers (collecting data), then creating reports of landfill gas emissions (using data), developing process documents for modelling flood maps (creating data) and now licensing others to re-use data. He has a background in Oceanography and Intellectual Property Law which together gives him insight into the minds of the lawyers who write licences for data users and the users who just want the data.
Professor Nigel Shadbolt, FREng
Nigel Shadbolt is Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Head of the Web and Internet Science Group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. With over 400 publications he has researched on topics ranging from cognitive psychology to computational neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence to the Semantic Web. He was one of the originators of the interdisciplinary field of Web Science and is a Director of the Web Science Trust, and of the Web Foundation - both organisations have a common commitment to advance our understanding of the Web and promote the Web's positive impact on society. He has recently been awarded £6M funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to lead a research project on The Study and Practice of Social Machines (SOCIAM). The project is for 5 years and includes the Universities of Southampton, Edinburgh and Oxford.
In 2009 the Prime Minister appointed him and Sir Tim Berners-Lee as Information Advisors to transform access to Public Sector Information. This work led to the highly acclaimed data.gov.uk site that now provides a portal to over 7800 datasets. In May 2010 he was asked by the UK Coalition Government to join the Public Sector Transparency Board – this oversees Open Data releases across the public sector. In April 2011 he became Chair of the UK Government’s midata programme - which seeks to empower consumers by releasing their data back to them. In November 2011 he was named co-director of the Open Data Institute to be based in Shoreditch, London.
A founder and Chief Technology Officer of ID protection company Garlik Ltd. he was responsible for overseeing development of its Semantic Web based technology platform. In 2008 Garlik was awarded Technology Pioneer status by the Davos World Economic Forum and won the prestigious UK national BT Flagship IT Award. In December 2011 Garlik was acquired by Experian Ltd.
In its 50th Anniversary year 2006–2007, Nigel was President of the British Computer Society. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Computer Society. In 2011 he was awarded an Honorary DSc by the University of Nottingham.
Dr Moira Smith, Director, Tektonex Ltd
Dr Moira Smith is a Technology Entrepreneur and Business Leader who has twenty years experience, in large and small companies, of designing, developing and delivering leading-edge technology to a diverse range of markets including defence and security, space, commercial aviation and the environment.
A Chartered Engineer and member of the IET and The Royal Aeronautical Society, Moira holds a BEng (Hons) in Avionics and PhD in Mathematical Modelling and Complex Software System Validation. She has also written, and reviewed, many published papers and supports technical conferences internationally, whether as a speaker, Chair or organiser.
Moira’s early career brought engineering design, development and testing experience on a range of space, aerospace, defence and security projects for international companies before technical management roles, including Algorithms and Modelling Group Manager for Thales Optronics.
In 1999 she founded Waterfall Solutions Ltd to provide the highest quality innovative technology to the defence market, and the company built a global reputation with industry and government agencies alike for advanced, innovative technology before being acquired in October 2010 by an international Security and Defence plc. Moira continued as Waterfall’s Managing Director, leading the company’s continued growth and expansion for another year before turning her attention back to technology innovation and new business ventures, one of which is Tektonex Ltd which she co-founded in 2012.
Tektonex helps to realise new technologies, but also provides consultancy on business and engineering to technology companies across a range of markets. One area of particular interest and specialism to the business is the intelligent handling and interpretation of large and disparate sets of data via cutting-edge computing and algorithms.
Chris Swan, CTO Client Experience, UBS
Chris Swan is CTO Client Experience at UBS, where he concentrates on strategy and architecture for web and mobile offerings across all regions and business divisions. He was previously co-head of Security CTO focussing on identity management, access control and data security.
Chris represents UBS as a Director on the Steering Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), an industry association focussed on enterprise adoption of cloud computing.
Before joining UBS he was CTO at a London based technology investment banking boutique, which operated a cloud only IT platform. Chris previously held various senior R&D, architecture and engineering positions at Credit Suisse, which included networks, security, data centre automation and introduction of new application platforms.
Chris has a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of York and an MBA from OUBS. He is a member of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.