[LINK] World Computer Congress 2010 Hot Topics and Speakers

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Sep 21 16:27:01 EST 2010

> Stallman crashes European Patent session

> Software freedom activist Richard Stallman made an unexpected appearance at a European Patent Office presentation in Brisbane today.
> Stallman, who was also due to address the World Computer Congress later in the day, carried a placard that said: "Don't get caught in software patent thickets".

Tom Worthington wrote:
> Greeting from Brisbane, where the World Computer Congress 2010 (WCC2010)
> has started (I assume, as I have not got there yet).
> Here are some of the Linkers on the agenda and people Linkers talk
> about, including Roger Clarke, Evan Arthur, Tom Worthington (that's me),
> Richard Stallman, Sen Stephen Conroy, Premier David Bartlett, Nicholas
> Carr, Rob Thomsett:
> Day 1-Monday 20th September
> Room Time Stream Topic
> M7 1330-1430 Govern IT Invited speaker: Access and reuse of public
> sector information (PSI) in an era of Gov 2.0 Brian Fitzgerald AUSTRALIA
> M9 1330-1350 Sustain IT ICT and the environment in developing countries:
> a review of opportunities and developments John W Houghton AUSTRALIA
> P2 1600-1715 Value IT Australian Council of Deans of ICT
> Day 2-Tuesday 21st September
> GH1 & 2 900-1000 ICT? Congress plenary keynote Session chair: Nick Tate
> Nicholas Carr Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth
> M5 1030-1050 Trust IT Civil society must publish standards documents
> Roger Clarke AUSTRALIA Authors: R. Clarke
> P3 1330-1400 Learn IT Implementation of the Digital Education Revolution
> Evan Arthur AUSTRALIA
> Day 3-Wednesday 22nd September
> PTR 1030-1100 IP3-International Professional Practice Partnership.
> Transforming Professional Practice. Who are we? What are we doing? What
> next? Greg Lane Roger Hart Moira de Roche
> P1 1100-1130 Deliver IT Network of the Future-AustraliaÂ’s NBN-an
> International Comparison of Approach Reg Coutts AUSTRALIA
> P2 1330-1400 Govern IT NBN: The future Sen Stephen Conroy AUSTRALIA
> P2 1400-1430 Govern IT Regional Industry Leaders Forum: Growing our next
> generation of technology greats Moderator: Caroline New Panellists: Sen
> Stephen Conroy Paul Raymond Henderson YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr
> George Chan Hong Nam Shri Sachin Pilot SV Raghavan
> P2 1600-1630 Govern IT Achieving value from ICT: How Tasmania is leading
> technology incubation in Australia Premier David Bartlett AUSTRALIA
> Day 4-Thursday 23rd September
> PTR 1200-1230 Sustain IT Teaching sustainable ICT competencies with
> tablet computers: my first year's experience setting the global standard
> for green ICT professional education Tom Worthington AUSTRALIA
> P1 1330-1400 Deliver IT The Agile Revolution: A cultural and critical
> challenge for ITC Rob Thomsett AUSTRALIA
> PTR 1430-1500 Sustain IT Green IT-A Framework and Benchmarking Approach
> Graeme Philipson AUSTRALIA
> PTR 1800-2030 Sustain IT Free software in ethics and in practise Richard
> Stallman
> See:
> * My list of the hot topics and speakers over the next four days:
> <http://blog.tomw.net.au/2010/09/world-computer-congress-hot-topics.html>.
> * "simplified" list of all presentations, but even that was 20 pages
> long:
> <http://blog.tomw.net.au/2010/09/world-computer-congress-program.html>.
> * Official list of speakers: <http://www.wcc2010.com/content/program>.

Marghanita da Cruz
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