Fostering Trust in Emerging Mobile Environments

Nigel introduces the idea of trust in new work environments and the factors that impact trust.


Mobile technology is leading to increasingly distributed workforces. In parallel changes to organisational and business processes are leading to complex, untrusted relationships between people and organisations. In the first half of this session I will introduce the idea of trust in new work environments and the factors that impact trust. The second half will be an opportunity to collaboratively design interventions that might be used to help establish trust between parties. This work is part of an on-going TSB project and it may be possible to develop these interventions further within the context of the project.

Nigel's bio

Nigel Davies is a Professor in the Computing Department at Lancaster University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, US. He has been a visiting research scientist at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), The Sony Electronics Distributed Systems Lab in San Jose, the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT) and ETH Zurich. He has participated actively in the mobile computing research community and served in a number of roles including Program Chair for IEEE WMCSA 2000, Ubicomp 2004 and MobiSys 2006. In addition, Nigel was a founding Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Pervasive Magazine and a founding Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Prof. Davies consults for a range of small and large companies and has been an investigator on grants totalling in excess of £3 million. He holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science, both from Lancaster University, UK.

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