2014 Programme


Registration & coffee

Welcome to CIM
Prof Tom Jackson, CIM Director
Opening Keynote
Mark Harrison, University of Cambridge
Open Data and Linked Data – how can they help your organisation?
Open Data and Linked Data are somewhat complementary to Big Data but are technologies that companies can already use today to tackle some of their Big Data challenges. Increasingly, government departments and agencies are publishing open datasets about government spending, local socio-economic information, geographic information, weather forecasts, roadworks, public transport, health, etc. and there are opportunities to combine this freely available data with our internal data to increase its value and help us to make better decisions, using the additional context information provided by these open data sets. There is also an opportunity to make the public-facing data about the products and services provided by your company available as structured open data on the web, so that your company and its products and services can be more easily discovered by search engines, smartphone apps and other software. Linked Data technology (also known as Semantic Web technology) provides the capability to publish structured data together with its semantics, to perform federated queries from multiple data sources, both local and remote – and to navigate end-to-end through a number of data linkages across those datasets. Some illustrations will be provided about how Open Data and Linked Data are being used today and in the future.

Parallel 1 – A
Parallel 1 – B
The implementation of Basel Committee BCBS 239: An industry-wide challenge for international data management
Malcolm Chisholm
Assessing trustworthiness in digital information
Laura Sbaffi
Using Big Data in banking to create financial stress indicators and diagnostics: Lessons from the SNOMED CT ontology
Alistair Milne
Exploring vendor’s capabilities for cloud services delivery: A case study of a large Chinese service provider
Gongtao Zhang
Re-purposing manufacturing data: a survey
Philip Woodall
Exploring different information needs in Building Information modelling (BIM) using Soft systems
Mohammad Mayouf

Refreshments & poster session

The role of social networks in mobilizing knowledge
Jacky Swan, University of Warwick
The presentation will focus on the importance of understanding social networks and relationship between different kinds of social networks and knowledge processes (transfer, translation, transformation).

Lunch & poster session

A new Era of Knowledge Management? Reflections on the implications of ubiquitous computing
Sue Newell, University of Sussex
This presentation will focus on how changes in IT (specifically the increasing use of social software and more generally the digitization of our everyday lives) is changing organizational approaches to knowledge management. For example, organizations are increasingly relying on ‘the crowd’ to perform the kind of knowledge work that was previously done internally and they are using big data to examine connections and from this make predictions rather than rely on expertise and understanding of knowledge workers. The presentation will focus on how this is impacting knowledge work and more generally learning within and across organizations.
Can you make “Agile” work with a global team?
Peter Cooke, Ford Motor Company
Agile development methodologies arose as a way to deliver value faster – but assumed that developers and customers were collocated. However, is it possible to get the benefits of Agile in a global environment where business stakeholders and IT personnel are geographically dispersed around the world?
This lecture briefly describes the history of Ford Motor Company’s experiences in global IS development before summarizing research into virtual requirements elicitation. The final section of the lecture will report on how this research is currently shaping new practices being deployed at Ford.

Refreshments & poster session

Parallel 2 – A
Parallel 2 – B
UK Data Service: creating economic and social science metadata microcosms
Lucy Bell
Managing the risks of internal uses of Microblogging within small and medium enterprises
Soureh Latif Shabgahi
Adopting a situated learning framework for (big) data projects
Martin Douglas
Learning about information management across projects
Sunila Lobo
The use of ontologies to gauge risks associated with the use and reuse of
E-Government services
Onyekachi Onwudike

Best paper & poster awards   Tom Jackson and Crispin Coombs
Closing remarks



 Please note: this programme may be subject to revision