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New technologies can bring immense benefits in a domestic situation - safeguarding us, easing our routines, and enriching our experiences. Unfortunately, they can also be exploited to intimidate, restrict or control another person’s behaviour - known as coercive control. There is no easy answer to ending technology facilitated abuse, however we all have an ethical responsibility to do what we can. Coercive control resistant design is about subtle design decisions that need to be made, balancing the intended and unintended consequences of our technology. While coercive control is often thought about in the context of women, it has wider ramifications in society, for example boss and subordinate, elderly person and carer - in fact, any relationship where there is an imbalance of power.

This event is jointly organised by BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Dorset Branch, BCSWomen and Solent University to celebrate International Women's Day and British Science Week.



Presentation - Henry Nash, IBM

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Henry Nash works at IBM as CTO Advocacy, Hybrid Cloud, and has been a core contributor and author to a number of open source projects (eg, OpenStack Keystone). He has a long history in the creation of enterprise software and breakthrough emerging technology, having founded five venture backed start-up companies in Europe and the USA, finally coming to IBM via acquisition in 2009. Among the awards these companies have received are The Queen’s Award for Technology and The Queen’s Award for Export. Henry holds a first-class honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

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