2014 Invited Speakers

2014 IDIMC Conference speakers were:

Dr Mark Harrison, Director Auto-ID Lab, Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory, Institute for Manufacturing, University of CambridgePhoto of Mark Harrison

Dr Harrison has been a Senior Researcher within the Auto-ID Lab in Cambridge since 2002 and became its Director in April 2007. He plays a very active role within GS1 EPCglobal in the development of technical standards for networked RFID (EPCglobal Network) and has participated in the development of the EPC Information Services (EPCIS) standard, as well as co-chairing the Tag Data Translation 1.0 work group, the Discovery Services work group and participates in the GS1 Architecture Group. He is also providing technical leadership in the Event-Based Traceability (e-pedigree) work group at GS1 and in the GS1 Digital project, about use of Linked Open Data and semantic web technology for product information.


Peter Cooke, Global Enterprise Architect – Ford Motor Company

Peter is the lead enterprise architect on some strategic global change programs which aim Photo of Peter Cooketo move Ford Motor Company from a collection of regional enterprises to one truly global company. His responsibilities include working with business and IT stakeholders located across the world to define and develop world-class Information Systems supporting Product Development and Order-to-Delivery processes.

Peter is recognised as a thought leader on how to overcome the challenges of global working and managing virtual teams, through his own research and innovation activities, as well as providing training to several hundred Ford Motor Company employees.


Jacky Swan, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, University of Warwick

Photo of Jacky SwanJacky’s research interests are Innovation; roles of interorganisational networks in technology design and diffusion; and knowledge creation/diffusion/utilisation.

Her research investigates the management of knowledge and networks where the aim is to improve innovation and is relevant across public and private sector organizations. She is currently focusing on the implementation of innovation in healthcare. She is principal investigator on an EPSRC-funded project on ‘The Management and Organization of Clinical Trials’ and an SDO-funded project on Evidence in Management Decisions – Advancing Knowledge Utilization in Healthcare Management’.


Sue M. Newell, Professor of Information Systems, University of SussexPhoto of Sue Newell

Research by Sue Newell focuses on innovation, specifically, on understanding how knowledge is transferred and innovation fostered within and across organisations.