Dr Greg Adamson
PhD (RMIT), GradDipInfoSc (University of Canberra), BTech(Eng) University of Southern Queensland
+61 423 783 527
Reception, Level 4, 111 Barry Street (ICT Building), Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
Understanding barriers to the adoption of socially beneficial technology
· Chair, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology Conference on Technology and Society, Singapore, 28-29 October 2012
· Chair, IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, Boston, March 2014
Questions of interest
· Success factors in the adoption of socially beneficial technology
· Understanding Norbert Wiener’s approach to technology and society
· Why is health sector IT so difficult?
UNIB10005 Internet Meets Society. Social and technical foundations 2: Internet Myths.
Organising Committee Member, ISTAS2010, IEEE SSIT International Symposium on Technology and Society, Wollongong, June 2010
Reviewer, Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, 2004-2006.
· Member, Board of Governors, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
· Vice-Chair, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Victoria Section
· Senior Member, IEEE
· Chair, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, Australian Chapter http://ssit.ieeevic.org
· Member, Internet Society of Australia (Board Member, 2005-08)
· Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery
· Member, Electronic Frontiers Australia
· Member, Free Software Foundation
· Member, Association of Internet Researchers
· Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Web Portals http://www.igi-global.com/journals/details.asp?id=7829
· Member, Australian Institute of Project Management
· Prince2 Practitioner, APMG-UK
Development and community involvement
· Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre, Australia (2002-06): Provided advice on information governance requirements; project approaches; publishing organisation; business development.
· Government of Ukraine (2001): Advice on e-business infrastructure requirements.
· Uluru Management Corporation, Australia (1997): Reviewed IT systems and advised on locally supportable technology solutions.
· Australian International Development Assistance Bureau, Indonesia (1991): Design and delivery Indonesia's first non-academic Internet implementation.
· Media: Australian Associated Press; BBC
· Health: Medibank Private; Scottish National Health Service
· Government: Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service; AirServices Australia; Wexford County Council; Geoscience Australia
· Financial Services: ANZ; Royal Bank of Scotland; Halifax Bank of Scotland.
· ICT: Fujitsu UK; Telstra; Hutchison-Wampoa
Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Web Portals (IJWP), IGI, Hershey, Pennsylvania (2009 to present).
The mixed experience of achieving business benefit from the Internet—a Multi-disciplinary stud, RMIT University, Melbourne, February 2004. http://adt.lib.rmit.edu.au/adt/public/adt-VIT20041105.112155/
The Internet has grown from a 1960s research project to a global communication medium with hundreds of million of users, joining the telephone, press, radio, film, television and other modern media. However, despite its commercial basis and usefulness to hundreds of millions of people, by 2003 commercial investors had rarely achieved business benefit. The thesis reviews this from five perspectives: the history of the Internet; the usage that is made of it as a communication medium; the technology of its architecture; the regulatory environment in which it developed; and the business aspects of its formation and development. The thesis identifies a difficulty in combining usage, technical and commercial understandings of the Internet, and concludes that the Internet is the first communication medium in the past two centuries for which mass uptake preceded commercialisation. As a result, the Internet lacks key functionality for investors that is available in other commercial media.
Polgar, J & Adamson, G (Eds.) 2011, New generation of portal software and engineering: Emerging technologies, Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA
Adamson, G 1981. We all live on Three Mile Island: The case against nuclear power. Pathfinder Press, Sydney
Adamson, G 2007. The technologist and Internet security and privacy practices, in Aykin, N. (Ed.): Usability and Internationalization, Part II, HCII 2007, LNCS 4560, pp. 295–304, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Refereed journal contributions
Adamson, G 2012 [accepted, in preparation], Socially Beneficial Technology: Can it be achieved in practice? IEEE Technology & Society Magazine
Adamson, G 2011, Comments on ‘An early history of the Internet’ by Leonard Kleinrock, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 49, no. 2, February, p. 12
Noble, R & Adamson, G 2010, Portal experiences for not-for-profit organisations, International Journal of Web Portals, vol. 2, no. 4
Adamson, G 2010, Portals, technology and e-learning, International Journal of Web Portals, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 56-64.
Adamson, G 2010, Research challenges for portals and the Internet, International Journal of Web Portals, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 26-37
Wong, K & Adamson, G 2010, Case study: SOA, part of the toolkit, International Journal of Web Portals, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 37-44
Adamson, G 2009, Review of ‘Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence’ edited by David Wright, D. et al, Information, Communication and Society, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1119-1120
Worley, B & Adamson, G 2009, Case study: SOA implementation challenges for medium-sized corporations, International Journal of Web Portals, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 78-90
Brewer, D & Adamson G 2009, Practical challenges in portal implementation projects, International Journal of Web Portals, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 67-77
Adamson, G 2009, Portals and the challenge of simplifying Internet business use. International Journal of Web Portals, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 17-33.
Adamson, G 2003, Internet futures: a public good or profit centre? Science as Culture, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 257–75, 2002.
Refereed conference papers
Adamson, G 2011, Socially Beneficial Technology: Can it be achieved in practice? Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, Chicago, May
Adamson, G 2010, One hundred reasons socially beneficial technology might not work, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, Wollongong, June, pp. 384-398
Arnold, M & Adamson, G 2010, A Socratic dialogue on privacy, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, Wollongong, June, pp. 427-434
Adamson, G 2007, The technologist and Internet security and privacy practices, HCI International, Beijing, July
Adamson, G 2006. The Internet: Increasing the complexity of the customer-technology relationship, Financial Literacy, Banking and Identity Conference, RMIT University, Melbourne October.
Adamson, G 2006. Technology commercialisation and the Internet, AUUG06, Australian Unix Users’ Group, Melbourne, October.
Adamson, G 2006. The Internet and other unexpected impacts of technology, IR 7.0: Internet Convergences, Association of Internet Researchers, Brisbane September.
Adamson, G 2006. Combining perspectives to understand the Internet, IR 7.0: Internet Convergences, Association of Internet Researchers, Brisbane September.
Adamson, G 2003. Early Internet regulation and current implications, Communication Research Forum, Canberra, October.
Adamson, G 2002. What do we learn from technology? e-Learning Conference on Design and Development: International Best Practice to Enhance Corporate Performance, Melbourne October.
Adamson, G 2001. Dancing with dinosaurs: Limiters for bricks and mortar e-business uptake, Internet Society conference, Stockholm, June.
Invited industry and academia publications and presentations
Adamson, G 2011, Technology and social control, Humanity+, conference of the Singularity Summit Australia, Melbourne
Adamson, G 2011, Professional technology practice: Engaging with society, invited lecture in Professional Practice in IT, University of Sydney, March
Swinburne, 2011, Beyond inter-departmental misunderstandings, invited lecture for Professional Issues in IT, Swinburne University, February
Adamson, G 2010, ‘Latest technology’ versus appropriate technology, Impact 2010, conference of the Engineers Without Borders, Melbourne
Adamson, G 2010, Hindrances to socially beneficial technology, Singularity Summit 2010, conference of the Singularity Summit Australia, Melbourne
Adamson, G 2009, Portals, EDI, and the challenge of simplifying Internet business use, invited presentation to a meeting of the Australian Computer Society, June.
Adamson, G 2004. Business use of the Internet, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, September.
Adamson, G 2001. Long term thinking in a short term marketplace, e-mmerce magazine, Ark Finance Publishing, London, October-November.
Adamson, G 2001. Long term thinking in a short term marketplace, e-Commerce Expo 2001, Birmingham, April.
Adamson, G 2001. E-business: Market utopia, snake oil fraud or what? Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Conference for the Oil and Gas Industry, Aberdeen, Fujitsu White Paper, March.
Adamson, G 1999. Practical issues facing medium sized organisations in implementing an e-commerce environment, Australian Information Security Summit, Sydney, September.
Updated: 02 August 2011