Programme – 25th June 2009

The agenda for the day is below. Please think about what you want to hear, post comments and suggestions, and come armed with questions and bright ideas.

09:30:   Arrival and registration, coffee will be available

10:30:   Housekeeping – Hannah Bryan, Newcastle University

10:35:   Welcome to Hoults Yard – Charlie Hoult

10:40:   Introduction to the day – Phil Blythe, Newcastle University

10:45:   Introduction to SIMM – John Polak, Imperial College London

10:50: Live Blog and Tweets during the event – Justin Souter, Souter Consultancy

10:55:   Session 1 – Directions of Travel, Chair – Eric Sampson, ITS (UK)

Digital Transport – Nick Illsley, Chief Executive, Transport Direct

Digital Economy – James Burke, lovle Ltd

How far can you go? The Twitch-Hiker’s tale – Paul Smith

11:55:   Open debate on Session 1

12:25:   First review of activities on digital and analogue blogs

12:30:   Pyromaniacs’ lunch

13:15:   Session 2 – Building Blocks of the Digital Economy, Chair – Jennie Borg, Detica

This has been divided into 3 broad sessions, each speaker has 5 minutes to stun the audience, following which the audience can fire questions back.

Block 1: “Geet loadsa data” (Managing large datasets)

Changing the Transport Datascape – John Polak, Imperial College London

Transport Observatory – Margaret Bell, Newcastle University

Block 2: “Dee it yersel’ ” (User Generated Content)

Word of Mouth Influences – Caroline Bartle, UWE

Maintaining Commercial Reputation Online – Helen Mathews, Nexus

Social Media – Mike Parker, Orangebus

Block 3: “Whorr we Gannin’?!” (Pedestrian Localisation, Navigation and Tracking)

Indoor/Outdoor navigation – Chris Kray, Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Vulnerable user tracking – Ray Sherrington, Digital Challenge, Sunderland City Council

14:30:   Highlights of activities on digital and analogue blogs

14:40:   Coffee

15:00:   Session 3 – Responses to Session 2

Privacy and identity – Conn Crawford, Sunderland City Council

Transport Futures – Mick Pierson, Central Government (IT and Transport)

Open discussion – all attendees

15:30:   Session 4 – Pre-aperitif Discussion

Closing remarks – The SIMM perspective from digital and analogue blog, John Polak, Imperial College London

Taking the Digital Economy forward – Newcastle’s Digital Economy Hub, Phil Blythe, Newcastle University

16:00:   Last session – Final views from the audience and Summing Up – Eric Sampson

16:30:   Booze and Banter

18:00:   Gannin’ ‘yem

2 Responses

  1. I’d like to share what we’ve learned in launching one of the first mobile phone location-tracking services aimed at supporting disabled or vulnerable people and their families.

  2. Pleased to report Jenni Borg from Detica has agreed to chair the Session 2.

    Nexus have offered a speaker in this session on user generated content.

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