Digital Economy USRG

Web Science Industry Week and DE lunch

Date: 05.12.2012

Time: 12:00 - 2:00

Location: 58/1007 (12-2) and students union downstairs bar (4-6)

Digital Economy USRG members are invited to participate in Web Science Industry Week, which will be held at the Highfield Campus every day from Monday 3rd December to Friday 7th December 2012 (12:30 to 14:00) with the exception of Friday when we will start at 11:00 and finish at 12:30. Lunch will be provided.

Invited companies will be making presentations to University staff, MSc and PhD students on the specific opportunities and challenges posed by the Web to their business. Hopefully this will lead to on-going research and education partnerships and continued work at the DTC’s Industry Forum in February 2013. After the presentations there will be time for discussions and informal networking .

More details on the speakers, topics and timings will be available nearer the time.

On 5th December, this event will be run in conjunction with a Digital Economy lunch in which the industry speakers will be invited by DE USRG members to explore the role of the digital economy in their businesses. The lunch will take place in Building 58/1007 from 12 until 2pm. Julius Duncan, the Marketing Director of Headstream and Chair of theCreative Digifest Panel, will be amongst the businesses discussing the challenges posed by recent web developments. Professor Vladimiro Sassone, Director of the Centre of Excellence in CyberSecurity Research  will introduce the Centre and discuss its relevance to the business community. He will also introduce the cybersecurity research student projects underway at Southampton.

After the lunch, there will be an informal afternoon event run by the DE USRG and supported by the Student Digital Champions, showcasing a wide range of social media ‘tips and tricks’ to make life and study at University run more smoothly. Topics to be covered will include Pinterest, Weibo, ScoopIt,, iPad applications and many more. If you would like to volunteer a short talk and demonstration, please let us know. Seasonal refreshments will be provided, and this may even extend to pizza or curry if demand dictates…

The Web Science Industry Week is being supported by:


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