From Open Source Mindset to Mindflex - How Flexing Perceptions of OSS Can Change the World In this session Clare explores how open source can be a way to construct alternative systems of innovation and remove some of the friction that is plaguing current efforts of "digital transformation". Open source can help build trust, promote openness and collaboration, and provide alternative pathways to get involved with technology. It can help ensure that technology is not something that is built for people but instead built with people to help us digitally transform to a world we all actually want to [...]
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The Darker Side of Digital 'The Darker Side of Digital' outlines the premise that our digital tools are starting to control us, the tool users. When it comes to digital platforms how many decisions have been made for you before you get to make a choice? In today's digital age, our ability to see the boundaries of our choices is being eroded. This is not a new challenge for our profession. The extent of it, and the way in which we contribute towards it, is.
A Fireside chat with Michael Nelson As we move into the digital future, there is a greater need to build policies that support and address greater digitalization. The adoption of digital business and possibly even digital government are necessary to achieve greater equality between social classes. At the same time, forces are taking advantage of the digital platform to shape our future. Censorship and media control have a broad influence. In this two-part question and answer discussion, Michael Nelson will address issues around who is shaping our digital future and steps that we need to take to safeguard our [...]
Robin Christopherson; Out with Accessibility - In with Inclusive Design Widely recognized as a leading expert on accessibility and digital inclusion, Robin Christopherson of leading UK tech charity AbilityNet will explore the 'mental 180' we all need to undergo when it comes to considering accessibility in this mobile-first world. Packed with practical illustrations and demos - attending this one's a no-brainer. If you've not come across him, Robin is a regular inspirational speaker at a wide range of events in Europe and the US, raising awareness of the power and potential of technology to transform people's lives. His work [...]