Okay so there is going to be a meeting on March the 22’nd at westpac center about coping and managing systems in natural disasters etc but then there is a guest speaker from IBM US.
Dr Colin Harrison IBM Smarter Cities, USA
He was one of the orriginal guys at CERN, EMI Central Research Laboratories in London he led the development of the world’s first clinically useful MRI system, and has enjoyed a career leading from micromagnetics to medical imaging, parallel computing, mobile networking, intelligent agents, telecommunications services, knowledge management, and now Smarter Cities. In October 2004 he was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology.
In the course of his career Dr Harrison has lead many technical innovations, including the first use of a distributed real-time control system at CERN, the clinical application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in medicine (1978), mobile computing (1990), wireless data services (1992), network services (1994), and so forth. Among his many failed innovations are magnetic bubble memories (1980), creating a medical imaging business for IBM (1984), inventing the Worldwide Web two years too late (1992), and creating a Voice over IP business