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IT-Me-Too? Coercive Control Resistant Design - BCS event

East Park Terrace, Solent University, The Spark
Monday 9 March 2020 (17:30-19:30)

New technologies can bring immense benefits in a domestic situation, safeguarding us, easing our routines and enriching our experiences.  Unfortunately, they can also be exploited to intimidate, restrict or control another person’s behaviour - known as Coercive Control. There is no easy answer to ending technology facilitated abuse, however we all have an ethical responsibility to do what we can. Coercive Control Resistant Design is about subtle design decisions that need to be made; balancing the intended and unintended consequences of our technology. While Coercive Control is often thought about in the context of women, it has wider ramifications in society, for example boss & subordinate, elderly person & carer - in fact, any relationship where there is an imbalance of power.

17:30 – Refreshments and networking
18:00 – Presentation - Henry Nash
19:30 – Close

Speaker: Henry Nash
Henry works at IBM as CTO Advocacy, Hybrid Cloud, and has been a core contributor and author to number of open source projects (e.g. OpenStack Keystone). He has a long history in the creation of enterprise software & breakthrough emerging technology, having founded 5 venture backed startup companies in Europe and USA, finally coming to IBM via acquisition in 2009. Among the awards these companies have received are both The Queen’s Award for Technology and The Queen’s Award for Export. He holds a 1st class honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK.

Organised by BCS Hampshire Branch



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