G53DDB Lecture Note Index

Spring 2007

This page will contain links to electronic material used during the lectures, in particular electronic slides. It cannot be guaranteed that slides will be available for every single lecture, though, as it is up to each lecturer to decide whether or not to make his or her slides available.

The slides are mostly in PDF. There may be more than one versions available for a lecture. The basic version is intended for on-screen viewing only, whereas the n-up (e.g. 4-up, 9-up) versions are mainly intended for printing, putting n slides on each page.

Lecture 1: Administrative Details and Introduction

1 February 2007

Lecture 3: Description of the Coursework

8 February 2007

Lecture 4: Trends in Digital Payments

8 February 2007

Speaker: Jim Woodworth, ACI Worldwide

Lecture 6: The Impact of Technology on the Media Industry

22 February 2007

Speaker: Andrew Skinner, Accenture

Lecture 7: Information Security

23 February 2007

Speaker: Joe Dauncey, Scottish and Southern Energy

Abstract: This talk gives a brief introduction to Internet and Information Security, and then moves on to discuss issues that Information Security Managers worries about.

Lecture 8: Advances in Digital Identity

1 March 2007

Speaker: Steve Plank, Microsoft

Lecture 9: The Past, Present & Future of Computer Game Development

8 March 2007

Speakers: Nick Burton and Kieran D'Archambaud, Rare

Nick Burton will talk on the Past, Present and Future of Computer Game Development. He will be accompanied by Kieran D'Archambaud, AI Software Engineer, who will not be taking an active role in the lecture but who will be happy to take questions at the end and chat with the students.

Business Model Analysis for Digital Businesses

16 March 2007

Speaker: Duncan Shaw, Nottingham University Business School

Lecture 11: On Demand Business Infrastructure

22 March 2007

Speaker: Kevin Malone, IBM

Abstract: What makes an organisation run more effectively is the flexible integration of people, processes and information, across the enterprise and with key partners, suppliers and customers. Flexible IT infrastructure technologies enable organisations to transform and respond with speed to any customer demand, market opportunity or external threat.

Lecture 12: The Semantic Web

23 March 2007

Speaker: Steve Cayzer, HP

Abstract: According to the W3C, "The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries." In this lecture we shall explore what this means, with reference to semantic web standards (including RDF and OWL), technologies (including XML and URIs) and applications (including some in use at HP). Along the way we shall ponder the semantics of "semantic" and speculate on the future commercial significance of the semantic web activity (ie will it help you get a job?).

Last updated 25 April 2007.