LIFE IN THE SOCIAL MACHINE Humans & Technology - what is the future for both?
AUSTRALIA'S PLACE WITHIN THE DIGITAL WORLD How prepared are we?
CREATIVE-DISRUPTION The future of organisations?
THE NEW ECONOMY Digital identity, new economic models and the economic value of humans.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY What should, and shouldn't, we allow our machines to do for us?
Our aim is to draw together people from academia, government, business, the media and the third sector to
address some of the profound issues that are arising as human life becomes progressively entwined with the
internet and the Web.
Professor of Sociology and a Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, UK. “My research interests range from the sociology of work and organization – with projects on the third sector, the ageing workforce and employee driven innovation – to the sociology of technology and specifically the World Wide Web. I have particular interest in the politics of data and digital artefacts, information infrastructures and digital research methods.”
An open government and open data ninja, working within the machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond. Basically she is trying to do her part in establishing greater public benefit from publicly funded data, software and research.
Head of Digital Engagement at Wellcome, responsible for Wellcome Collection’s ongoing digital transformation. Leading digital development across the museum and library including: digitisation, editorial content and digital storytelling, library systems, web design and platform development.
Principal of Public Purpose, an advisory practice working at the intersection of policy, government, technology and innovation. Strategist, facilitator and advisor. Formerly in policy and public sector management roles, innovation group at Cisco, advisor to Deloitte public sector team. Now working with PwC on a new social impact practice.
One of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, she has been at its forefront ever since. The influence of her work has been significant in many areas including digital libraries, the development of the Semantic Web, and the research discipline of Web Science. She is founding Director of the Web Science Trust, which has a global mission to support the development of research, education and thought leadership in Web Science.
Director of Innovation and Development at NPC in London. Working across the social sector to accelerate the adoption of digital technology and data to maximise social impact.
- Professor Susan Halford
- Tris Lumley
- Tom Scott
- Martin Stewart-Weeks
“We need to talk about the web: a new conversation about technology and society”
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Reflections on Brave Conversations
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Too many chiefs and not enough Indians: Escaping Groundhog Day
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Almost a decade ago a small group of people from industry and government, organised a series of conferences
in Canberra which sought to bring various communities together to talk about the emerging issues related to
humans and technologies.
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