Henry Nash to speak on IT-Me-Too? Coercive Control Resistant Design
17:30 to 19:30

Monday 9 March 2020
IT-Me-Too ?
Coercive Control Resistant Design

Speaker: Henry Nash

Time: 5.30 for 6.00pm presentation

Venue: Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD in The Spark Building, The Palmerston Lecture Theatre, on level 0 (entrance on East Park Terrace – This is about 10 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station). The lifts are on the left once you have entered the Spark building, and past the Reception
Directions and maps at http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us/find-us.aspx,
Parking, charged via your phone, is available after 4.30 in the staff car park from the entrance in Andrews Road, on your left as you approach the Jurys Inn.

Details and booking via https://hamp09032020.eventbrite.co.uk
Two days prior to the event day and at 11.00am on the day of the event an email will be sent automatically to anyone who has registered giving them the option of either attending in person or via webinar, and providing information to access the webinar.

Description: – New technologies can bring immense benefits in a domestic situation including safeguarding us, but they can also be exploited to intimidate, restrict or control another person’s behaviour – known as Coercive Control. Find out how to identify potential risks, and how to try to reduce them !!

Speaker: Henry Nash
Organised by BCS Hampshire Branch, Dorset Branch, BCSWomen, and Solent University, to celebrate International Womens’ Day and British Science Week

Cost: – Free – BCS and non-BCS members welcome

17.30 Refreshment
18.00 Presentation
19.30 Estimated end

Synopsis: – 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.

Bio: – Henry Nash 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

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