Institutional Web Management Workshop 2012:
Speakers, Facilitators and Organising Committee
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In addition to the list given below the speakers and facilitators are also listed on Lanyrd and the details are embedded below.
Details of the organising committee for the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012 event are given below.
Brian Kelly [anchor]
Brian Kelly is chair of the IWMW 2012 organising committee. Brian works for the Innovation Support Centre (ISC) at UKOLN, University of Bath which has a responsibility for supporting innovation across the UK higher and further education sector.
Brian established the IWMW series of events in 1997 and has been chair or co-chair of the event ever since. Brian has also spoken at all of the IWMW events.
Brian Kelly, UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, UK, BA2 7AY
Natasha Bishop [anchor]
Natasha Bishop is the Events and Marketing Manager at UKOLN and has responsibility for IWMW 2012 organisational issues. Natasha is based at UKOLN.
Natasha Bishop, UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, UK, BA2 7AY
Michelle Smith [anchor]
Michelle Smith provides additional support for the organisation of the IWMW 2012 event. Michelle is based at UKOLN.
Michelle Smith, UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, UK, BA2 7AY
Details of the plenary session chairs for the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012 event are given below.
Katherine Pickles [anchor]
Katherine Pickles has specialised in delivering online public services for the past 12 years. Currently the Senior Web Editor at Robert Gordon University, she was formerly Web Project Manager with Skills Development Scotland (Careers Scotland) and began her passion for the web with Grampian Careers. Katherine has over 30 years experience of managing careers guidance and training services.
Katherine chaired talks #P6 and #P7 in the afternoon session on Embedding Innovation.
Colin Work [anchor]
Colin Work trained and worked as a Librarian in Dublin but was seduced into the IT support world at University of Southampton where he developed and supported information services for many years. He has been involved with the web since 1993.
Now getting back to his roots, Colin has been providing web support in the University of Portsmouth Library since 2011.
Colin chaired the final session on Institutional Case Studies.
Details of the 15 plenary speakers (11 male and 5 female) at the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012 event are given below.
Mike Nolan [anchor]
Mike Nolan is Head of Web Services at Edge Hill University where he is responsible for development of external Web sites and a portal service for staff and students.
Michael has previously facilitated sessions at IWMW on a variety of topics and regularly posts about HE web development topics on the Edge Hill Web Services blog.
Kevin Ashley [anchor]
Kevin Ashley is Director of the DCC (Digital Curation Centre). He began his career as a developer supporting researchers at a large MRC/NHS research facility. In 25 years at ULCC he was involved in network development, systems management, the provision of web services to organisations such as OFTEL and the British Museum, national services and standards development, before establishing ULCC's Digital Archives Department. That group provides digital preservation, repository and web-based services to a wide range of national bodies as well as engaging in collaborative research on topics such as web preservation (the JISC PoWR project, with UKOLN being one example.) At the DCC he is responsible for raising capability and capacity for research data management in the UK.
Kevin Ashley, Director, Digital Curation Centre, Appleton Tower, Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9LE
Talk: Data and the Web Manager
Rob Borley has been working with the web since 2002. Starting life as a developer he moved through project management and business development, today he is the co-founder of UK based mobile applications development agency Dootrix. Rob also consults on emerging technologies at UK web agency Headscape working closely with clients to help them formulate and realise their web strategy.
Rob has been involved in the wider web community as a host of leading web design podcast: Boagworld.
Headscape web site: http://www.headscape.co.uk/
Dootrix web site: http://www.dootrix.com/
Paddy Callaghan [anchor]
Paddy Callaghan has over ten years' experience of web development and has expert knowledge of all aspects of a project life cycle, and has a longstanding interest in the web and web development and has recently been honing his skills in responsive design. Paddy has several years of agency experience and currently practices in the HE sector at the University of Bradford.
Paddy Callaghan, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, BD7 1DP
University Website: http://www.brad.ac.uk/
Keith Doyle [anchor]
Keith Doyle has worked in education since 1993, including time at what is now The Manchester College as Web Master and the University of Salford as Web Content Architect. He has been a freelance information architect since 2010.
EA Draffan [anchor]
EA Draffan trained as a Speech and Language Therapist, before specialising in the field of Assistive Technology and Accessibility. She has since worked with disabled students in Further and Higher Education, set up an Assistive Technology Centre, contributed to the work of JISC TechDis and other institutions and groups. She was a member of the committee that worked on BS 8878. She is now a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton with interests in the ease of use and accessibility of cloud based services and the mainstreaming of assistive technologies.
EA Draffan, ECS, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Dawn Ellis [anchor]
Dawn Ellis leads the University Website Programme at the University of Edinburgh, supporting the University's key strategic goals and coordinating a comprehensive web publishing framework for the University community.
Dawn Ellis, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
University Web site: http://www.ed.ac.uk/
Departmental Web site: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/website-programme/programme-team
Talk: What Do You Really Want?
Stephen Emmott [anchor]
Stephen Emmott is the Head of Web Services at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
He has previously worked for King's College London, Webmedia, Netmare, Easynet/Cyberia, and the University of Westminster. Having worked on the web since 1993, Stephen combines an in-depth knowledge of web technology with sound people skills. He specialises in web management and governance within medium to large organisations. More recently, he was an external examiner for the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL).
Stephen has a BSc in Applied Psychology, a MSc in Cognitive Science and Intelligent Computing and a Diploma in Management.
The London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
Talk: Measuring Impact
Martin Hawksey [anchor]
Martin Hawksey is e-Learning Advisor at JISC CETIS based at the University of Strathclyde. In between supporting the UK's OER Programme Martin is a master of web mash-ups exploring and crafting solutions for life's little problems. Blogging on MASHe Martin tries to shine a light on the cutting edge on technological development, but often leaves readers blinded by the sun as he chases tomorrow's opportunities.
Google Reader: http://www.google.com/reader/shared/11609741331127149470
Gist GitHub: http://gist.github.com/mhawksey
Tony Hirst [anchor]
Tony Hirst is an academic in the Department of Communication and Systems at the Open University, but better known for the OUseful Blog on practical applications of Open Data.
In February 2009 Tony and colleague Joss Winn, established WriteToReply, to re-publish the UK Government's Digital Britain Interim Report in a way that allowed readers to comment on each paragraph. This was among a number of experiments to promote greater online public participation in government consultations. In March 2009 Tony created a technique for extracting and presenting subtitles generated from Twitter status updates. Tony won the 2011 "Open Up" contest for his ideas about the use of UCAS data.
Tony was described as "brilliant" in The Guardian data blog for his work analysing the use of twitter by journalists.
Tony has also been featured in Wikipedia.
Sally Kerr [anchor]
Sally Kerr has been working with the Web since the 1990s, the Council's primary website for around 10 years and has been Edinburgh Council's Web Manager for over 5 years. She is a corporate Project Manager with substantial experience of delivering websites - including corporate, partnership and individual clients. She has extensive experience of managing award winning websites, providing consultancy to enterprise level web project delivery and how to introduce new technologies. Currently she's working on the development of open data use, the Council's social media strategy and mobile site development.
Suraj Kika [anchor]
Suraj Kika: Founder and CEO of Jadu, Suraj started his career as a designer in the publishing industry, eventually moving into web development at Electrocomponents PLC. After writing the first lines of code for the Jadu CMS, Suraj led the development of Jadu's Universe Platform, which includes CMS, Forms, Search and Mobile. Suraj is obsessed with making the complex appear simple and providing non-technical tools that organise information for any enterprise.
Andrew Oakley [anchor]
Andrew Oakley is Head of Software Development at the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the authoritative source for UK higher education statistics, where he manages the development of systems to collate and disseminate statistical data from universities to government departments and the general public. Prior to joining HESA, Andrew was anti-spam development manager at MessageLabs/Symantec and has 20 years' experience in software development. In his spare time, Andrew is an open rights advocate. He enjoys politics and the countryside.
Talk: Key Information Set Data
Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski [anchor]
Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is known as a lawyer, a legal academic, a high profile public commentator and a university leader in Ireland and Scotland. A German-born Irish citizen, he is a former lecturer and Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, and was later both a Professor and a Dean at the University of Hull, before serving as the high profile second President of Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland from 2000 to 2010. He has been Principal of Robert Gordon University since late March 2011. He is an authority on employment and commercial law and on certain EU and competition policy matters, and an active commentator on academic affairs and public policy.
University Web site: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/
University entry: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/about/senior-management/the-principal
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_von_Prondzynski
Helen Sargan [anchor]
Helen Sargan has been a webmaster since 1994, and in IT since 1990. A career before that as an editor in scientific and medical textbooks and journals gives a different perspective on information. Currently absorbed in managing and supporting a Plone-based content management service and keeping up with responsive design and HTML(5).
Helen Sargan, University Computing Service, New Museums Site, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QG
Amber Thomas [anchor]
Amber Thomas is a Programme Manager in the JISC Digital Infrastructure Team. She currently works on the Open Educational Resources (OER) Programme, coordinating the IPR and technology support projects, and she oversees the work of Jorum. Her focus is on how learning and teaching materials can be supported by digital infrastructure, including repositories, tools, standards, metadata, rights management and sustainable services.
In previous roles she ran the WM-Share project, managed the Ferl service for FE, worked on the National Grid for Learning Portal, and over ten years ago she was assistant coordinator for the JISC information strategies initiative.
Details of the 18 workshop facilitators (13 male and 5 female) at the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012 event are given below. In addition details for Brian Kelly, Keith Doyle, Tony Hirst, Martin Hawksey and Paddy Callaghan are given elsewhere in this page.
In total there are 22 workshop facilitators (18 male and 5 female),
Neil Allison [anchor]
Neil Allison champions usability and user-centred design at the University of Edinburgh through his work with the University Website Programme. He is also a member of the Scottish Usability Professionals Association.
Departmental Web site: University Website Programme
Alex Bilbie [anchor]
Alex Bilbie is a developer at the University of Lincoln working towards the concept of the "connected university" by opening up disparate data stores, adding sexy RESTful APIs on top and then promoting people inside and outside the university to build awesome things with the data.
Alex developed the Common Web Design HTML5 and CSS3 presentation framework, runs the data.lincoln.ac.uk platform, built an OAuth 2.0 powered single sign-on platform and has created countless little hacks which bolt systems together.
ICT Services, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS
Session: Linking You
Steve Boneham [anchor]
Steve Boneham is a learning technologist at JISC Netskills. His work involves research and staff development to help people understand the potential of emergent technologies and make effective use of them. His interests include WordPress, mobile technologies, web design, blogging, digital storytelling and online training.
Steve Boneham, Netskills, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Session: Mobilising WordPress
Thom Bunting [anchor]
Thom Bunting, UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, UK, BA2 7AY
Phil Barker [anchor]
Phil Barker is a Learning Technology Adviser for JISC CETIS with interest in the management, description, dissemination and discovery of learning resources, especially open educational resources. He has been working in the field discovery and selection of learning resources on the web for 18 years, and is a member of the Technical Working Group of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI.net) which extended schema.org in order to describe learning resources. He hasn't been this excited about metadata since 2003.
Christopher Eddie [anchor]
Christopher Eddie is Web Officer in the Public Affairs Directorate of the University of Oxford
Christopher studied Architecture at Edinburgh University. Between 1994-2002 he worked in London beginning in graphic design, then lecturing in IT/graphics/multimedia in FE and HE colleges, then IT/web consultancy and web design for the Greenwich Enterprise Board. In mid 2002 he went AWOL for 2 years.
Since 2004 he has lived in Oxford, initially biding his time in print design for Elsevier then working on its intranet before landing his dream job at Oxford University in 2007.
Session: I've Got this Idea for an App...
Rob Englebright [anchor]
Rob Englebright is a Programme Manager in the JISC eLearning Team. He currently works on the technical aspects of the JISC #coursedata Programme, including the standardisation of XCRI-CAP as BS8581. Rob also oversees the JISC LTIG programme and is the admin of the JISCMail Champ-curriculum list for Further Education.
Prior to working at JISC Rob was the Senior Architect for Digital learning at Becta, managed the NLN implementation team and worked in Further Education as manager, lecturer and instructor over 13 years. In his free time he builds robots, draws a weekly webcomic and drinks tea at his allotment shed.
Rob also confesses to having a poorly maintained blog.
Session: The Xcri-cap Files
Joe Farthing [anchor]
As a teenager, Joseph Farthing co-founded Phoenix Labs, an open source software development community that found over 10 million users. Now he works at the University of Edinburgh as a Communications Specialist for the Website Programme and Sustainability Office, focusing on engagement and new marketing and system integration.
Joseph Farthing, Communications Specialist, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
University Web site: http://www.ed.ac.uk/
Departmental Web site: http://www.ed.ac.uk/website-project
Departmental Web site: http://www.ed.ac.uk/sustainability
Claire Gibbons [anchor]
Claire Gibbons is the Senior Web and Marketing Manager at the University of Bradford, managing the Web and Marketing teams within Marketing and Communications. Claire has worked in HE for 15 years - she was a VERY early starter ;) - nearly 11 of those in web.
Claire has facilitated sessions at IWMW previously on the University's CMS project journey (see the details for the sessions in 2007, 2008 and 2009). Claire is currently the Deputy Project Manager for the JISC project on Course Data: making the most of course information - Stage 2 through which a new interest and enthusiasm for Enterprise Architecture has been developed.
Claire Gibbons, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, BD7 1DP
Marieke Guy [anchor]
Marieke Guy works for UKOLN and has been involved with the Institutional Web Management Workshop series for many years: as a co-chair, workshop facilitator and participant.
Last year her role at UKOLN changed and she is now an Institutional Support Officer for the Digital Curation Centre(DCC), working towards raising awareness and building capacity for institutional research data management at HEIs.
She deals with researchers and the data they create. Although researchers tend to be a little more precious about their data (!) she feels that many of the issues are also relevant to Web managers and the information they work with.
Marieke Guy, Institutional Support Officer, DCC, UKOLN, University of Bath, BA2 7AY
Session: Big and Small Web Data
John X Kelly [anchor]
John X Kelly is Principal Legal Information Specialist with JISC Legal and is a solicitor with a background in commercial publishing.
John studied law at King's Inns Dublin, the University of Sydney and the College of Law in London. His background includes editorial training with Reed Elsevier before helping to progress JISC Legal from a JISC-funded project to a core JISC Service now part of JISC Advance.
He is author of "What Does the New "Cookie" Legislation Require us to do?" (updated on 15 Dec 2011) and "Cookies - Six Months Until Enforcement" (updated on 25 Nov 2011) articles hosted on the JISC Legal website.
John X Kelly, Principal Legal Information Specialist, JISC Legal.
Session: Responding to the Cookie Monster
Sheila MacNeill [anchor]
Sheila MacNeill is currently an Assistant Director with JISC CETIS (one of the JISC Innovations Support Centres). Her work in CETIS tends to centre around developments related to teaching practice e.g. learning design, educational content related specifications, enhancement of VLEs e.g. widgets and digital literacies.
Before joining CETIS Sheila was a learning technologist with the former LT Scotland, developing web-based resources for the schools sector.
Laura Murphy [anchor]
Laura Murphy is Head of Client Services and Support at TERMINALFOUR.
Mark Power [anchor]
Mark Power is a researcher in Educational Technology at the University of Bolton. Based at the Institute for Educational Cybernetics, Mark has also been involved in supporting the work of JISC eLearning Programmes through the JISC Innovation Support Centre, CETIS.
While interested in many areas of the use of technology in learning, Mark's focus is now on the rapidly evolving and expanding area of mobile technology and how best to utilise this to deliver institutional services, learning and the relationship between a user's mobile technology and how it can join up personal learning environments with institutionally controlled systems.
Julian Prior [anchor]
Julian Prior is e-Learning Technologist in the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office, University of Bath. He currently provides support to the Widening Participation and CPD Support and Development offices and is currently working on a number of projects ranging from the creation of student-focused screencasts on Moodle 2 to the JISC-funded Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE) project. He recently received an MSc with distinction in Education, Technology and Society from the University of Bristol.
Julian Prior, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY
Richard Prowse [anchor]
Richard Prowse is a graduate of the University of Leicester. In 2012 he joined the University of Bath as Web Content Manager, responsible for bath.ac.uk. Richard is a digital strategist: passionate about higher education and user experience.
In 2011 while working for Bournemouth University he was shortlisted for the Vice-Chancellor's Unsung Hero of the Year, for his contribution to the University's web development.
Richard has previously presented at Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) events.
Richard Prowse, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY
Marie Salter [anchor]
Marie Salter is e-Developments Manager in the central e-learning team at the University of Bath supporting the Widening Participation and CPD Support and Development Offices in their use of technologies to enhance the student learning experience. She is involved in a number of projects and currently leads a pilot of web conferencing tools at the University.
Marie Salter, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY
Ben Showers [anchor]
Ben Showers is one of JISC's programme managers in the digital infrastructure team working on the Library Management Systems programme. This programme of work is currently engaging with areas including: open source software, user experience and usability as well as broader areas of library infrastructure and institutional systems. He is also responsible for work with the PALS metadata group and a usability programme to help embed usability within higher education organisations.
Ben also has experience of managing digitisation and impact programmes due to his previous role as programme manager with eContent.
JISC Web site: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/
JISC Contact information: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/contactus/staff/benshowers.aspx
Session: Preparing For Mobile
David Sloan [anchor]
David Sloan is an accessibility and inclusive design researcher and consultant from the University of Dundee. His activities include teaching HCI and accessibility on undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, co-ordinating the University's Web Accessibility Support Service, serving as Dundee representative on the European eAccess+ accessibility network and leading a small accessibility consultancy group - the Digital Media Access Group.
David Sloan, University of Dundee, Dundee