University of Oxford ICTF 08

ICT Forum
2008 Conference

Wednesday 16th July - Sad Business School


Time Event Presenter Location
08:30 - 09:15 Registration Tea and coffee available Foyer
09:15 - 09:20 Introduction Pete Biggs, ICTF Chairman Lecture Theatre
First Speaker Session -- Chair: Pete Biggs, ICTF Chairman
09:20 - 10:00 Apple Software Development Update Stuart Anderson, Senior Systems Engineer, Apple UK. 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' ICT Committee
11:20 - 12:00 Low Carbon IT Liam Newcombe, British Computer Society Data Centre Specialist Group. 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 Sun Open Storage Adoption Nick Baker, Senior consultant and storage architect for Sun Microsystems UK Lecture Theatre
13:00 - 13:55 Lunch   Hall
Afternoon Session -- Chair: Jeremy Worth, Secretary to ICTF
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 ICT Forum Various. See your pack for details. Lecture Theatre
15:30 - 16:00 Tea and coffee   Foyer
16:00 - 16:40 Workshop C Various. See your pack for details. Various
16:40 - 16:50 Break For moving rooms. No refreshments provided.
16:50 - 17:30 Workshop D Various. See your pack for details. Various
Evening Session
17:30 - 19:00 Evening reception Wine and light refreshments Foyer

Talk Descriptions




Apple Software Development Update An overview of how recent developments from Apple may herald the emergence of a third consumer platform. With tools available on the Mac platform to create great Mac and iPhone applications, here's a peek at what options are also around for platform agnostic, standards based development on the Mac. HTML
Low Carbon IT Simulating the financial and environmental cost of operating a data centre PDF
Sun Sun Open Storage Adoption. Open Storage combines open source software with industry standard hardware to change the way the world stores, accesses, and manages its data. Today's storage industry resembles the server market of 10 years ago, with most companies locked into proprietary systems, Sun said, arguing that open source can increase performance, cut costs and allow for more innovative software. Open source also means companies can repurpose existing hardware, something not possible with proprietary systems. PDF

Lunch Menu

Meat and fish deli sandwiches:
 Roast beef, Caramelised onion & horseradish
 Honey roast ham & salad
 Chicken, parmesan & sun blush tomato
 Tuna mayo and Sweetcorn
 Poached salmon, dill dressing & cucumber
Vegetarian deli sandwiches:
 Red Leicester & roasted vegetables
 French brie, grapes & mustard mayo
 Cream cheese, red pepper & onion
 Free range egg & cress with roasted peppers
 Humus & mixed peppers
Vegan deli sandwiches:
 Humus, red onion, spinach & tomato
 Tomato, basil & watercress
 Chargrilled vegetable with rocket salad
 Roasted vegetable and guacamole
 Mixed Garden salad
Selection of cured meats
Mixed seafood platter
Roasted vegetables with caperberries
British & Continental cheese platter
Cherry tomato, black olive & basil kebabs
Filo tart with feta cheese & caramelized red onion
Ciabatta crostini with a tomato salsa & mozzarella
Baby leaf salad
Marinated olives
Rocket & Watercress Salad
Assorted crusty breads
Olive oil & Balsamic vinegar
Fruit platters 

Evening Reception Menu

Black olive, sun blushed tomato and asparagus crostini
Marinated beef and pimento filo baskets
Backed orange and chilli king prawn skewers
Crisp Parma ham with rocket humus
Tomato, roast pepper and basil tartlet (veggie)
Smoked chicken, coriander and parmesan muffins
Mini patisserie selection
Stripped chicken with sweet chilli dip
Thai salmon fingers, lime and basil mayo
Mini sausages in mustard glaze
Flatbreads with steak, onion marmalade and brie
Butternut squash, sweetcorn and parsley cakes (veggie)
Deep fried prawns wrapped in filo pastry
Hoi sin duck and spring onion wrap