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Version of 7 August 2006
Panel Session Presentation at ICEC'06, Fredericton NB, Canada, 15 August 2006
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The International Conference in Electronic Commerce (ICEC) featured a half-day Industry-Academia Brokerage Session, organised by the McMaster e-Business Research Center (MeRC). The purpose of the Session was to bridge the gap between the kinds of research conducted at universities, and the practical requirements of business and industry.
The panellists were from diverse backgrounds:
The conference featured six plenary Keynotes. The one that immediately preceded this Industry-Academia Brokerage Session was my own, on the topic of A Major Impediment to B2C Success is ... the Concept 'B2C'.
My brief contribution to the panel started by recognising that Business and Academe mostly just pass one another by. We can leave it that way, or we can do something about it.
The brief slide-set for the presentation is at http://www.rogerclarke.com/EC/ICEC06-ABC.ppt
To do something about any gap, both sides need to suspend their doubts about one another, and get inside one another's skins. As a self-employed consultant, and dilettante academic, I live on both sides. So here goes:
I was asked to focus on policy.
The brief slide-set for the presentation is at http://www.rogerclarke.com/EC/ICEC06-Policy.ppt
Here are my quick takes:
Roger Clarke is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre at the University of N.S.W., a Visiting Professor in the E-Commerce Programme at the University of Hong Kong, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Australian National University.
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From the site's beginnings in August 1994 until February 2009, the infrastructure was provided by the Australian National University. During that time, the site accumulated close to 30 million hits. It passed 50 million in early 2015.
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