IT in 2057 (Part 1 of 2)

As part of the BCS 50th Anniversary, the Management Forum has created an
innovative look at 2057 & the role of IT.

Date: 14th November 2007
Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Coffee prior to meeting in HC 016, from 6.30pm
Presenter: Gill Ringland
Venue: Southampton Solent University, HC025, ground floor of the Herbert
Collins Building (location map)

Organised with the BCSWomen Specialist Group, to coincide with Womens' Enterprise Day.

This event is open to all (both BCS and non BCS members), CPD assessed, free of charge and requires no prior booking.

The format is a series of cameo films featuring interviews with Dr Vint Cerf of Google on the future of the Internet, Professor Nigel Shadbolt of Southampton University on AI, Professor Rodney Brooks of MIT on robots, Andrew Herbert of Microsoft Research on education, Professor Brian Collins, Chief Scientist at the Department for Transport, on making transport work, and sci-fi author Pat Cadigan on 'can machines think' - also futurists Ian Pearson on human augmentation, Chris Skinner on Financial Services and Dr Oliver Sparrow on the challenges facing the world to 2057.

The first part will show the introductory film plus the films on 1957, 2057, Technology, and the Information Society, followed by a discussion.

Gill Ringland, who designed the films and who's day job is as CEO of SAMI Consulting, will be at both events to lead the discussion and gain feedback on which ideas are thought likely and which not!

Panel includes: Gill Ringland, Sarah Winmill, Head of Information Systems Services, Victoria and Albert Museum; Jill Dann, Director of Coaching, Consultation Limited

The second part of this event is on Tuesday 27th November, at the same time and venue.