Tools and techniques for technology planning for the future

(with examples of IoV and other future technologies)

Tuesday 12 April 2016


Room TBC, Buckingham Building, University of Portsmouth, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, PO1 3HE | Map and directions

Free of Charge for both BCS Members and Non-Members

Joint meeting with BCS Hampshire Branch and University of Portsmouth.

Speaker: Dr Carl Adams, University of Portsmouth.

Event Details:

It has become increasingly important to consider the potential impact of future technology and plan for opportunities and risks, but it is difficult to second guess what technologies will become dominant, how people will use and interact with those technologies and what corresponding risks may emerge. Business and society leaders need practical tools to help with this exploration and avoid unexpected technology backlashes. Further, technology and how people use it often has a habit of coming up with some surprises: People use technology in unexpected ways and not as designers envisaged. This presentation reports on research using a range of tools and techniques to explore the impact of evolving future technologies. It presents a couple of examples of technologies on the horizon, including the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and identifies some interesting potential uses, business models and implications for society. The presentation also provides some practical guidance in trying to second guess the impact of future technology.

Dr Carl Adams is a Principal Lecturer/Researcher in the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, UK. He has over a decade of professional experience as a software engineer, analyst and consultant before going into academia. His research interests explores the wider impact of the digital economy and includes e/m-commerce/government, mobile information systems, social media, electronic money, and impact of technology on society. He has over 130 peer reviewed publications in journals, international and national conferences as well as several book chapters and a book. He has been a key note and invited speaker at conferences and workshops.