Mr Gordon Haywood

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Topic: Investigating social and managerial aspects of emergent information infrastructures using ethnographic methods. Specifically looking at a study of emergence of technology markets for information infrastructures with a focus on futures, visions and expectations.Key words: Organization, Innovation Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Social Informatics, Sociology of Technology, Cloud Computing, Classification Systems, Information Infrastructure, Fashion/Fads, Performativity, Material Culture, Ethnographic Methods, Narratives, Digital Methods

Research

Research topic

Investigating social and managerial aspects of emergent information infrastructures using ethnographic methods. Specifically looking at a study of emergence of technology markets for information infrastructures with a focus on futures, visions and expectations.Key words: Organization, Innovation Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Social Informatics, Sociology of Technology, Cloud Computing, Classification Systems, Information Infrastructure, Fashion/Fads, Performativity, Material Culture, Ethnographic Methods, Narratives, Digital Methods


Background

Background

Substantial prior experience in the information technology sector in technical and managerial roles, having worked for SMEs and larger organizations including FedEx and BSkyB. Currently an independent IT consultant. Holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and Management Science and an MBA (with distinction) both from the University of Edinburgh.