Data, Organisations and Society Conference 2018

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Tension in the Data Environment: Can Organisations Meet the Challenge? Data, Organisations and Society Conference 2018

21 November 2018, Coventry University Technology Park

Data availability has increased exponentially in the last decade, paving the way for a new business environment. As such growth accelerates, a better understanding is needed of the opportunities this new phenomenon provides and of the innovation, ethical, social, privacy and security challenges it poses.

This one day conference aims to bring together academic, practitioner and public policy researchers to present and discuss current research relevant to these issues. 

While the registration is now closed, we may consider some late registrations. Please contact

Conference Themes

The conference itself will be based around three main themes:

  • Data and strategy
  • Data and the digital economy
  • Data and society

Conference Programme

08.30 - 09.30

Coffee and registration

09.30 - 09.50

Welcome from the Conference Chairs and Coventry University Faculty of Business and Law

09.50 -11.00

Keynote speakers

Patrick McBrearty – West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit

The National Cyber Security Threat: A Law Enforcement Perspective

Samuel Fosso Wamba – Toulouse Business School

Big Data Analytics Capability Impacts on Firm Performance

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break and networking

11.30 - 12.30

Session 1: Round table discussion – parallel sessions

12.30 - 13.45

Lunch and networking

13.45 - 14.30

Keynote speaker

Blaine Price, The Open University

Smart Homes for Older Adults: Supporting Grandad or spying on Granny?

14.30 - 15.30

Session 2: Round table discussion – parallel sessions

15.30 - 15.45

Tea break

15.45 – 16.15

Plenary Discussion with speakers

16.15 – 16.30

Special Issue - Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC)

Call for Papers 




Full registration £50 

Doctoral canditates registration £30

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Registration is now closed. Please send late registration queries to Please note that the registration fee does not include travel or accommodation.

If you are unable to attend the Conference you may request a refund of your conference registration fee. Please see our cancellations and refunds policy for more details.

Nov 21

Event Time:
Start time: 09:30
End time: 17:00

Event Location:
TechnoCentre, Coventry University Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry University, CV1 2TT

Event Contact: