July 2: SCONUL Conference and AGM 2015, Southampton, England

Irene Ng presented a keynote address on The University and the Internet-of-Things

May 26-27: Service Systems Forum, Venice, Italy

Part-funded by the HAT program and supporting its aims, the 1st Service Systems Forum (SSF2015) on Service Research in the Personal Data Economy was held as a forum for the exchange of ideas between service researchers and practitioners on the latest technologies, methodologies and case studies. HAT Project Lead Irene Ng presented a Keynote Address on Personal Data as an Amplification of Human Capability on the HAT.




HAT Platform Provider Enable iD is launched
HAT Platform Provider Enable iD is launched

April 24: Enable iD Launch, Stratford-upon-Avon

HAT Platform Provider Enable iD was launched at an event featuring presentations by Enable iD Chief Strategy Officer Chris Thompson, Enable Managing Director Andrew Butt, and HAT Project Lead Irene Ng, who spoke on The New Personal Data Economy. 

March 26: SMMT Connected, London 

HAT Co-I Glenn Parry presented on the HAT as a panelist in the Emerging Business Models session at SSMT Connected, a connected and autonomous vehicles conference.



Nov 5: Innovate UK 2014, London

Irene Ng presented on the HAT at Innovate UK 2014, which brings the best of UK innovation together to showcase to the world why the UK is the destination of choice for innovation. The event was organised by UK Trade & Investment and Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board), and sponsored by the Research Councils UK.

Irene’s presentation was scheduled for the session entitled Why Invest In: Digital Economy on Day 1 of Innovate UK 2014. 



July 29: Xiao Ma presented on the HAT and how SMEs can get involved at the WMG Special Interest Group for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) meeting, which joins up with the  IoT Midlands meetup this month.

June 18:  Helen Oliver presented on the HAT at Horizon’s CREATE Technology Capacity Event in Nottingham

June 13: Irene Ng presented on The HAT ( at the Computational Social Science Conference, University of Warwick in Coventry

June 12: Irene Ng presented on Engineering a Market: Concepts and Research on the HAT at the Cambridge University Computer Lab Systems Research Group Seminar in Cambridge

 June 11: Ganna Pogrebna presented on the HAT and HARRIET to the Birmingham Smart City Alliance steering group in Birmingham


Academic Conferences


July 9-12: 24th Annual Frontiers in Service Conference, San Jose, California, USA
HAT Co-I Xiao Ma presented the abstract Towards an Ecosystem of Digital Services: an Empirical Study on Internet of Things and Sensor as a Service which was co-authored with Susan Wakenshaw, while HAT PI Irene Ng presented on Market for Personal Data and New Business Models, an abstract co-authored with Ganna Pogrebna. Irene also presented as discussant on The Internet-of-Everything & The Future of Service.

June 9-12: Naples Forum on Service, Naples, Italy

Irene CL Ng & Susan WakenshawEngineering a Platform for Personal Data as a Service: The Economic Model for the HAT (Hub of All Things)



May 27-30: 13th International Research Conference in Service Management, La Londe les Maures, France

Irene Ng presented the paper The Role of Marketing in the Design and Innovation of Future Products in the Connected Digital Economy which was co-authored with Susan Wakenshaw.


June 13-15: 8th AMA SERVSIG International Service Research Conference (SERVSIG 2014), Thessaloniki, Greece

HAT Researcher Susan Wakenshaw presented on the abstract The Role of Marketing in Product Innovation in the Digital Economy which was co-authored with Irene Ng

June 16-19: 4th Forum on Markets and Marketing (FMM), Karlstad University, Sweden

Irene Ng presented on The Market for Contextual Offerings: The Multi-Sided Market Platform of the HAT.

June 26 -29: 23rd Annual Frontiers in Service Conference, Miami, Florida

HAT Researcher Ganna Progrebna presented on the abstract Contextual Variety, Internet-Of-Things And The Choice Of Tailoring Over Platform: Mass Customisation Strategy In Supply Chain Management which was co-authored with Irene Ng, Kimberley Scharf and Roger Maull.