Technology & Innovation: Balancing Freedom and Progress: Internet of Things (IoT) & the Supply Chain

When: 21st Jun 2017, 19:00 - 21st Jun 2017, 21:00
Where: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
Town/City: Bristol
Organiser: BCS Bristol Branch
Price: Free to attend for both BCS members and non-members
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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is “committed to making IT good for society.  We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change.”

After the success of the first 2 talks and the preparation complete for Talk 3, the Bristol Branch is pleased to announce Talk 4 in the 2017 programme of talks. The talks continue the theme of “of now” technology subject matters and examine the increasing careful balance required between “freedom and efficiency” that modern technology provides to us.

The focus of Talk 4 will be on IoT and Supply Chain and will take place on Wednesday 21st June at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Bristol office. This talk will be delivered by three representatives with varied experiences. - Professor Glenn Parry (UWE Business School), Dr Carl Shaw (founders at Cerberus Security Laboratories Ltd) and Georgina Graham (Senior Associate at Osborne Clarke Legal practise). Their brief biographies can be found below.

The talk will examine how new technology is pushing the boundaries of value, how security is often forgotten within the IoT arena and the challenges that arise by the regulatory framework for data protection and privacy when applied to the Iota ecosystem.

The session will run from 7-9pm, with an hour of talks from our panel, followed by Q&A, which networking and drinks to finish.

The event is free of charge, but will require registration to ensure there are no capacity restrictions.  

The BCS talks are scheduled to be held in various locations throughout Bristol, where the majority of members are located. The talks aim to appeal to both existing and new members, young and old, and broadly technical and non-technical.  Future topics include: Supercomputing, Blockchain and not forgetting VR!

About the speakers

Professior Glenn Parry
Glenn Parry is Professor of Strategy and Operations Management at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England. He is primarily interested in what 'Good' means for an organisation, exploring value as a measurement of 'goodness'.  He uses business models as a framework to understand value co-creation between provider and client in context. He is currently working on personal data business models, perceived vulnerability and data, ‘blockchain for good’, and business models in the charities sector.

Dr Carl Shaw
Carl Shaw has over 20 years of developing and securing embedded systems an is one of the founders of Cerberus Security Laboratories Ltd, a UK company that specialises in embedded systems and IoT technical security consultancy, development and testing. Prior to this, he: was one of the founders of the software company MathEmbedded Ltd., where he built a reputation for delivering software security consultancy; worked for the silicon manufacturer STMicroelectronics as technical leader of their global Linux OS team, where he led security projects for pay TV System-on-Chips; was a senior scientist at the MoD; and earned a Ph.D in Astrophysics. His current work involves the end-to-end security design, architecture and assessment of complex IoT and “smart” devices. Current interests include hybrid hardware/software methods for securing CPUs and software countermeasures for side channel attacks. He is a regular speaker at conferences, the most recent being Embedded World 2017 in Germany.

Georgina Graham
Georgina is a Senior Associate in Osborne Clarke's Commercial team, specialising in technology and data protection and privacy. She advises on a range of data privacy issues, including in the context of Internet of Things, mobile payments, big data analytics and data monetisation / exploitation.

Georgina is currently working with a number of clients to prepare for the impact of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, helping them to develop their privacy compliance programmes and navigate through the minefield of European data protection laws. 

Her work also includes advising clients on: global data transfer issues, data sharing arrangements, and direct marketing. Georgina works with businesses to provide solutions for the tensions that can exist between the desire to recognise the value in data with (sometimes) complex legal and regulatory challenges.