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13:00 - 13:45 9 June 2017

How to Change the World Seminar Series: Data and Services: Trade in 21st Century


County Hall | etc.venues County Hall
Riverside Building, Belvedere Road | London | London | SE1 7PB | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Professor Mandy Chessell, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Academy of Technology, Mandy Chessell CBE FREng CEng FBCS is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mandy is a trusted advisor to executives from large organizations, working with them to develop their strategy and architecture relating to the governance, integration and management of information. She is also driving IBM's strategic move to open metadata and governance through the Apache Atlas open source project.
Professor Jim Norton, Chair - Digital Systems Engineering (CoP), Royal Academy of Engineering, Jim Norton is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, where he is chair of its Digital Systems Engineering Community of Practice, and also an external member of the Board of the UK Parliament's Office of Science & Technology (POST). Jim has held senior roles in the private sector (BT, Cable & Wireless and Deutsche Telekom, Institute of Directors) and in the public sector (Chief Executive - DTI Radiocommunications Agency and founder member Cabinet Office Performance & Innovation Unit).
Professor Jim Rollo, Deputy Director, UK Trade Policy Observatory, Jim Rollo is Deputy Director and Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, Research Affiliate at the University of Sussex; Fellow of the Centre for Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS), and Associate Research Fellow at Chatham House. He is a Founder and Director of Interanalysis Ltd, the home of TradeSift, innovative software for trade data and policy analysis. Until 1988 he was the Chief Economic Adviser in the British Foreign Office. Jim’s research is currently focused on Brexit and UK trade policy options, and the impact of Mega Regional agreements on excluded developing countries and on China- EU Value Chains.
Professor Graeme Reid (chair), Chair of Science and Research Policy, UCL, Professor Graeme Reid has spent much of his career at the interface between science and government. He is Chair of Science and Research Policy at UCL and teaches regularly at postgraduate and undergraduate levels through STEaPP. He was specialist advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee and Chairman of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, a Trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities and Strategic Advisor to the National Centre for Universities and Business.

The seminar will focus on the development of trade agreements that are fit for purpose in the 21st Century. Trade in data and services continue to intensify and present different challenges to traditional physical product based trading. As the UK looks to develop its new role in the world, it is vital that we understanding the shifting balance between trade in physical and intangible goods and how to position the UK to take advantage. Drawing on leading expertise from across academia and industry this event will probe what these changes mean for the UK’s future trade profile and its needs. This seminar is co-hosted by The Royal Society

  • Please note, UCL students taking part in HtCtW are not eligible to attend the seminar series*

This seminar series is running in parallel with How to Change the World, a two-week design and problem-solving programme run by STEaPP for 750 UCL UG engineers. A drinks reception will follow.


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