John Hand to give an introduction

July 21, 2008 by

John Hand, the head of Digital Economy Programme at EPSRC, will give an introduction to Digital Economy at the start of the day, and set the scene for the further panels.


Afternoon panel – Individual Indentity in the Network Society

July 21, 2008 by

In this digital world of converging devices, individuals’ identities will be increasingly difficult to coordinate across different platforms. Apart from privacy concerns, the development of technologies for managing identity raise a host of social issues and challenges for the digital economy. This panel will explore these and other questions, more details can be found here.

Afternoon panel — Diginomics

July 20, 2008 by

Diginomics – The economic impact of being (re)born digital

This panel will focus on the economic impact of digital technologies. Topics will Read the rest of this entry »

John Varney will give keynote

July 17, 2008 by

John Varney, founder and CEO of Maximum Clarity and former CTO of the BBC, will be giving the keynote address. He will be talking about convergence, social networking and technology in the Next-generation Internet.

Morning panel session

July 17, 2008 by

The morning panel session, entitled The Wealth of Networks: Digital Economies and Next-generation Internet will feature Professor John Darlington, Dr. Gary Graham, Dan Appelquist, John Barr, and John Hand. This will be a broad discussion covering all aspects of how our lives will change with increased reliance on digital technologies. Some topics that will be discussed are:

  • How would UK cope with Internet blackout?
  • Multiple tier Internets
  • Ownership of personal data and knowledge derived from it
  • Notion of personal identity in the digital environment

The session will be moderated by Garreth Mitchell, from BBC’s Digital Planet.

Next-generation healthcare

July 17, 2008 by

The panel Using digital technology to improve people’s health and the delivery of healthcare will focus on the transformational effects of electronic patient records and Web 2.0 technologies. The topics to be investigated include giving patients online access to their medical records, the need for patients to make informed choices about their health and their healthcare, management of long term illnesses and the changes in decision support systems and large-scale health surveillance tools. The panel is chaired by Professor Azeem Majeed.

A time and a place

July 16, 2008 by

The afternoon session will feature the panel on A time and a place: How can the Digital Economy provide Services for Intelligent Mobility Management. Chaired by Dr. Robin North, its aim is to explore with the audience the impacts that the Digital Economy will have on travel, in terms of services it will support, and how these will affect the everyday lives of the users.

What’s up with The Wealth of Networks

July 16, 2008 by

Help shape the Next-generation Internet!

Wealth of Networks is a one-day forum, being held on July 24th at Imperial College London, bringing researchers and industry together in conversation with the public to chart the direction of research for the Next-generation Internet in the UK.

The main event is an open panel discussion moderated by Gareth Mitchell, the presenter of Digital Planet on BBC World Service. He will be fielding questions from the audience and posing them to a panel of researchers and industry representatives. For all those ideas, questions, or obsessions you’ve always wanted to fling at the experts, with a large audience to back you up, this is the ideal occasion.

There will also be break-out sessions in the afternoon on topics like e-Government, Healthcare in the digital age, Trust and Security, and Travel in the digital age, where you’ll be able to talk to panelists directly and work with them on the recommendations that we’ll be handing to the Research Council after the dust has settled on the meeting.

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required, and places are limited to 200. So don’t wait to register! You can book a place at:

For those of you who can’t make it, we’ll be setting up a backchannel network shortly. Watch this space!

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We’re looking forward to seeing you there!