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Business Computing:
the Second 50 Years

The Guildhall conference for business leaders

Programme and archive

Monday 5 November

Morning

Chair: Professor Anthony Giddens Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

Chair: Professor Richard L Nolan Harvard Business School

Afternoon

Workshops - the future of the "e" world
 

Chair: Professor Richard L Nolan Harvard Business School

  • Panel discussion - what have we learnt in 50 years?
    Conference sponsors' panel including
    • Chris Yapp ICL Fellow, Lifelong Learning - chair
    • James Feeney, Adviser
    • Michael Gough Chief Executive, National Computing Centre
    • Keith Marlow Head of UKIE Engineering, Yahoo
    • Peter W Morriss Partner, KPMG - Details
    • Roger Watson Head of Strategy and Planning, eBusiness, BT Ignite - Details

Evening

  • LEO and the computer revolution without pictures (68k) with pictures (1mb)
    David Caminer, Systems and Programming Manager, LEO project, from 1949 - Details
    This lecture is open to non-delegates free of charge

    The annual IEE Pinkerton lecture

    Chair Professor Brian Mellitt President, IEE

  • Reception and celebratory dinner

  • The Chief Executive's view
    Michael Grade, Chairman, hemscott - Details

Tuesday 6 November

Morning

Chair: John C Carrington Master, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

Afternoon

Chair: John C Carrington Master, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

  • Investor criteria for the future for business computing
    Cherine Chalaby, Managing Partner - Europe, Accenture Technology Ventures - Details

  • Panel discussion - crystal ball 2001-2051
    • Richard Hudson Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal Europe - chair - Details
    • Rudy Berger Director, MIT Media Lab Europe
    • Mark Elliott General Manager, IBM Europe Middle East and Africa
    • Herman Hauser Chairman, Amadeus Partners
    • Maurice Abell Chief Executive - UK and Ireland, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young - Details

Conference report by Richard Baskerville

 

page last updated 4 March, 2003