Questions like these will be addressed in our Spotlight on Web Science Day in the new Centenary Building at the University of Southampton on 8th July.

Topics of privacy, jurisdiction, ownership, fairness, social cohesion, truth and knowledge have become global issues with the Web creating radical shifts in how we live and work. The scale of change challenges both our capacity to manage the current situation and to even imagine our futures.

Speakers from some of the world’s leading technology companies and policy makers will be joining the movers and shakers of Web Science to focus on these challenges in a thought-provoking day of keynote talks and panel discussions.

Confirmed speakers so far are shown below and more will be updated as the list is developed.

More details of the programme timings and event speakers will be announced nearer the time.

The event is sponsored by the Web Science Trust and the Web Science Institute

Speakers

JP Rangaswami

JP Rangaswami

Chair, Web Science Trust Board of Trustees

Nigel Shadbolt

Nigel Shadbolt

Principal, Jesus College Oxford &
Chairman of the Open Data Institute

Noshir Contractor

Noshir Contractor

Professor, Northwestern University

Wendy Hall

Wendy Hall

Executive Director, Web Science Institute &
UK government’s Skills Champion for AI

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

Principal Engineer, BBC Research & Development

Rennie Fritchie

Rennie Fritchie

Chancellor, University of Gloucestershire

Tabitha Goldstaub

Tabitha Goldstaub

Chair, AI Council for the UK government’s Office for AI

Steffen Staab

Steffen Staab

Professor, Universität Stuttgart and University of Southampton

Doc Searls

Doc Searls

Internet Pioneer

Adrian Lovett

Adrian Lovett

President & CEO, Web Foundation

David Birch

David Birch

Thought Leader in digital identity and digital money

Susan Halford

Susan Halford

Professor, University of Bristol

Phil Tetlow

Phil Tetlow

Client Analytics Architect, IBM

James Hendler

James Hendler

Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute