Date: 26 June 2007
Subject: The Future of the Web in Business and Society – Dinner / Lecture
Speaker: Professor Nigel Shadbolt, President of BCS UK
Venue: Pomme d’Or Hotel
The World Wide Web is the largest information construct in the history of humankind. We all experience it on a daily basis and it has affected every aspect of modern life. In this talk Professor Nigel Shadbolt will describe current and future developments of this disruptive technology. He will discuss the various trends that are shaping the future Web and the drivers that are determining how it might be exploited by business and society.
The event includes a three course dinner and wine for which there will be a charge. This is a strictly first-come-first-served event and places are limited. BCS members will be able to claim 0.5 CPD points for attending.
Nigel Shadbolt is a Professor at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science, and a Fellow and President of the British Computer Society.
He has carried out pioneering research across a broad range of topics – from artificial intelligence to biologically inspired robotics. He has published over two hundred and fifty academic papers; has singly or jointly, secured and directed thirty research grants worth over twenty million pounds.
His current focus is on basic and applied research for next generation information management technologies. He is also working with others to develop Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of a Semantic Web.
In 2006 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his work. He is a member of various national committees advising on strategic directions in IT and computing. He is Chairman of Epistemics Ltd and Chief Technology Officer of Garlik.
To reserve a place / or places for this event, please send the names of the people who will be attending to the event organiser by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). To secure your place(s) please then download and print the event flyer, complete the booking form at the bottom of the flyer, and send it with your cheque to the BCS Jersey Treasurer at the address shown on the form.
BCS Jersey is please to acknowledge the support of PBS, Itex, Webreality, 2E2 and ASL in sponsoring this event.
‘I enjoyed the recent dinner / event held on 26 June by BCS Jersey. It provided an opportunity to mix with other IT professionals, meet new contacts, and catch up with existing ones. Professor Nigel Shadbolt’s talk included some thought provoking ideas and concepts and prompted further discussion amongst attendees. Well worthwhile.’