Distinguished Keynote Speaker


Jerry Fishenden

Jerry Fishenden

Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics, UK

Jerry Fishenden has been acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading authorities in the world of technology. He has held a variety of senior industry positions, including as Microsoft's chief technology policy and strategy advisor; Head of Business Systems for the UK’s chief financial services regulator in the City of London; an Officer of the House of Commons, where he pioneered the Parliamentary data and video network at the Houses of Parliament, as well as putting Parliament on the World Wide Web; and as a Director of IT in the National Health Service.

He is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and working closely with key individuals and organisations across the UK, the media, analysts and professional associations to help guide future technology policy, strategy and innovation. He also advises overseas governments and organisations on effective ways of using technology to enhance policy and services - and to accelerate innovation enabled by technology. He is also a regular guest and keynote speaker, drawing on his background across both private and public sectors.

Jerry is a Fellow with Chartered status of the British Computer Society (FBCS CITP), a Fellow of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (FIMIS), a Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers (FIAP) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Jerry's popular blog on new technology observations from a UK perspective (ntouk) can be found at http://ntouk.com.


Invited Speakers for the Business Track


Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans

Head of Technology Delivery Group, Directorate of Traffic Operations, Transport for London, UK

Jeremy Evans is the Head of Technology Delivery Group Directorate of Traffic Operations in Transport for London. From 2001 to 2008, he worked in the Congestion Charging Division. He was responsible for the traffic management measures, introduced to support the Central London Congestion Charging Scheme. He was also responsible for the implementation of the enforcement infrastructure. Jerry continued with this work for the Western Extension to the Central London Scheme. He was also responsible for trials of newer technologies that can be applied in the future potential development of road user charging in London and elsewhere, using GNSS (satellite positioning), GSM (mobile phone) or DSRC (tag and beacon). The results of these trials have been published on the TfL web site.

Since November 2008, he has worked in the Traffic Operations Directorate as Head of the Technology Delivery Group. He manages a portfolio of projects that seek to optimise technology developments, achieving cost savings, or replacing obsolete technologies. Jeremy is currently Vice Chair of ITS (UK).


Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Director, Intelligent Transport Systems, Logica, UK

Richard is internationally recognised as a leading expert in Intelligent Transport Systems. He is a member of the senior management team for ITS within Logica, the international IT company.

Richard is a UK representative and the "English Language Secretary" of the World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee B2 "Network Operations" (2008-2011), served on the previous "Management of network operations" committee (2005-2008) and is a member of the UK Executive Committee. He is a member of the Joint Task Force on "Intelligent Cooperative Vehicles and Vehicle-Infrastructure Communications and Safety" established by PIARC and FISITA in 2008..

He is the International Director of ITS UK. He is a founder member of the International Benefits Evaluations and Costs (of ITS) group and serves on the management committee Chairman.


Bryan Manning

Prof. Bryan Manning

Visiting Professor in Compunetics, School of Informatics, University of Westminster, UK

After many years providing strategic management consultancy services within the Public and Health and Social Care Sectors, he is now developing Compunetics as a new inter-disciplinary research topic within the School of Informatics at the University of Westminster, London. Originating from the creation of the International Council for Medical and Care Compunetics, this focuses on the problems of technology-enabled change across a wide spectrum of service sectors by combining expertise from business psychology, management science and informatics domains.

This has spread out into an ever-expanding set of diverse application areas that include transportation and logistics, emergency services, defence, local and central government, utilities, law, etc., and combine practical experience with academic expertise through a series of networks. Typical of the variety of roles he has fulfilled in these domains are as a Strategic Advisor to the Commission for Integrated Transport; as DERA Programme Director for Technology Transfer both to the Surgeon General MoD and to NHS Trusts; and latterly as an Advisor on Crime and Disorder Reduction.

He is also deeply involved with international standards development with ISO, CEN and BSI focusing on a range interrelated topics that encompass such areas as Identity Management, Biometrics, Privacy and Security; national and international Interoperability between Administrations, Businesses and Citizens; Governance; Medical Informatics; Mobile Communication and "Smart" Services.


Christopher Reed

Christopher Reed

Director, Strategic Healthcare Projects, InterSystems Corporation

Since 2007, Christopher Reed has been responsible for implementation of major InterSystems projects in the Healthcare industry globally, including InterSystems responsibility for the Swedish National Patient Summary project, NPO.

Before joining InterSystems, Chris was Managing Director, Europe, Healthcare Global Industry for EDS. He was involved in planning for the French DMP national shared medical record project, and other national & regional initiatives, and previously had similar responsibility for EDS Asia/Pacific.

Before EDS, Chris was a consulting practice leader for IBM, Deloitte & Touche, also a CIO. Chris has over 35 years experience in IT consulting and management, primarily focused on the Healthcare industry in Europe, North America and Australia.

Chris has a degree in Financial Management and post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He is a past Director/Member of the Australian Computer Society; Australian Society of CPAs; and a current member of HIMSS.


Len Starnes

Len Starnes

Head of Digital Marketing & Sales, General Medicine, Bayer Schering Pharma

Len Starnes has over 14 years experience in pharmaceuticals e-business. He currently heads digital marketing & sales for the General Medicine business unit of Bayer Schering Pharma where he directs strategy across the Asia Pacific, Latin American, European and North American regions. His most recent areas of focus include Health and Medicine 2.0, enterprise analytics, and integrated multi-channel patient relationship management programmes.

Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry Len was located in Paris where he headed marketing and corporate communications for the Raychem Corporation, responsible the energy, process and electronics industries. He has also held executive positions with the public affairs department of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry - and in another life, has a long track record as a London-based publisher, writer and journalist specializing in science, natural resources and energy issues.

He holds degrees in business administration, solid-state physics, and physics from Boston University, Manchester University and University College London, respectively.He holds degrees in business administration, solid-state physics, and physics from Boston University, Manchester University and University College London, respectively.


Dirk Trossen

Dirk Trossen

Chief Researcher, Network Research Centre, BT, UK

Dirk Trossen, Chief Researcher in BT's Network Research Centre, has ten years of experience in network architectures, services and wireless technology. His main contributions are in the area of inter-domain networking, focusing on seamless handovers and physical network overlays. His research involves the design of network solutions for multi-access environments, building on novel concepts for virtual network operators. He also designed an architecture and platform solution for participatory mobile-centric wireless sensing, based on available Java-enabled mobile phones and available under open source license, within his work on context-aware services and architectures. He is currently returning to his research on large-scale publish-subscribe systems, now in the context of the Future Internet and possible novel internetworking solutions, as the technical manager of the PSIRP EU FP7 project.

Pursuing his interests in the intersection of technology and economics, Dirk co-chaired for more than two years the Value Chain Dynamics working group in the Communications Futures Program at MIT, now chairing the Privacy & Security working group in the same consortium. He is one of the main authors of the EIFFEL whitepaper on Future Internet efforts within the European Union and the technical manager of the EIFFEL support action within FP7.

Prior to BT Research, Dirk was Principal Scientist with Nokia Research from 2000 to 2007. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Aachen, Germany and diploma degree in Mathematics from the same university. He published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in international conferences and journals and holds currently 23 international patents in various areas.