12th IT Support Staff Conference

St Catherine's College Thursday, 21 June 2007


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All Sessions take place in St Catherine's College.

Registration, tea and coffee, and the evening reception will be in the foyer of the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre.

Time Event Presenter Location
08:30 - 09:15 Registration Tea and coffee available Foyer
09:15 - 09:20 Introduction Jeremy Worth, ITSSG Chairman Lecture Theatre
First Speaker Session -- Chair: Jeremy Worth, ITSSG Chairman
09:20 - 10:00 Trends in Data Storage and Heat Management Roger Barga, Microsoft Lecture Theatre
10:00 - 10:10 Break For moving rooms. No refreshments provided.  
10:10 - 10:50 Workshop A Various. See your pack for details. Various
10:50 - 11:20 Tea and coffee   Foyer
Second Speaker Session -- Chair: Jo Ashbourn, Chair of the Colleges' IT Group
11:20 - 12:00 Things they are a-changin' Graham Whitehead, Futurorlogist, BT Lecture Theatre
12:00 - 12:10 Break Shake your legs, talk to your neighbour while laptops plugs are pushed and pulled.  
12:10 - 12:50 Central Services Update
ICT Strategy Update
ICT Forum - a personal vision
Lou Burnard, OUCS
Paul Jeffreys, Acting ICT Director
Pete Biggs, Chair-designate
Lecture Theatre
13:00 - 13:55 Lunch   Hall
Afternoon Session -- Chair: -, -
14:00 - 14:40 Workshop B Various. See your pack for details. Various
14:40 - 14:50 Break For moving rooms. No refreshments provided.  
14:50 - 15:30 Workshop C Various. See your pack for details. Various
15:30 - 16:00 Tea and coffee   Foyer
16:00 - 16:10 Reports From ITSSG and ITS3 (.pdf  .ppt). Lecture Theatre
16:10 - 16:25 ICT Forum inaugural meeting. Lecture Theatre
16:30 - 17:10 Workshop D Various. See your pack for details. Various
Evening Session
17:15 - 19:00 Evening reception Wine and light refreshments Foyer

Talk Descriptions




Trends in Data Storage and Management Never in the history of information technology, has data storage technology gone through the kind and extent of change as it is going through today. We are headed for a world of 10TB disk drives, 64GB flash cards, massive main memories, and data storage as a service. It appears that every aspect of storage is undergoing sea change, including how data is archived, how files are managed, where files are actually stored, and how to seamlessly integrate remote users into the data center, even how basic storage boxes are architected and managed. Covered in this keynote session with Roger Barga are the important trends in storage technology that one must take into account in order to architect the next generation data center. ...
Things they are a-changin' Technology progression is not linear. There are a number of discrete pivotal points. In the next few years greater and greater computing power will be available . it is how we use it that will make the difference. The advent of broadband and new network will bring an era of AORTA (always on real time access). The human will be abstracted from the complexity of searching for information and artificial will wander around this information maze finding information of interest and pushing it towards you. Technology is changing very fast indeed. I predict that you will see more change in the next 10 years than has been experienced in the past 150 years. Technology is changing. The question is, are you changing as fast? ...
Central Services Update
The ICT Forum - a personal vision
News and update from Central Service Departments including OUCS
Pete Biggs will explain how he sees the ICT Forum working and enabling ITSS to engage properly in the ICT decsion-making process in Oxford

Lunch Menu

Chicken Breast with Coconut Milk and Lemon Grass Sauce
(v) Ricotta Tortellini and Spinach Bake

Sorbet with Orange Shortbread Biscuit

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