Greg Adamson

Greg Adamson
Greg Adamson

Dr Greg Adamson is a member of the SSIT Board of Governors, chair of SSIT Australia, and an Honorary Fellow at the Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne. His research is focused on barriers to uptake for socially beneficial technologies.

Greg lives a professional life devoted to the pursuit of the research, design, delivery and operation of effective technology.
Greg Adamson’s Specialties:

  • Security/governance
  • Project management
  • Industry analysis
  • eBusiness

Greg Adamson’s Experience



(Non-Profit; Non-Profit Organization Management industry)

January 2010 — Present (7 months)

SSIT Flyer dec 2010 – IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology – CRITIQUING PRIVACY, DEFENDING SURVEILLANCE: A SOCRATIAN DIALOGUE

“Hindrances to Socially Beneficial Technology”

Link to Video of talk

Greg’s paper entitled ‘One hundred reasons socially beneficial technology might not work’ (pdf) deals with the subject in detail.

Last year Greg Adam gave a presentation entitled “Hindrances to Socially Beneficial Technology”.

Abstract: “Technologies service many human needs. Socially beneficial technologies can also assist in resolving some of the world’s most pressing problems: climate change; access to safe drinking water; quality housing; universal health care. Often a technology already exists, awaiting to be applied. In other cases it is within grasp given appropriate prioritisation. This paper considers approximately 100 theories of and approaches to technology innovation and adoption regarding the question, How is the failure of socially beneficial technology explained? Approaches include legal, regulatory, political, philosophical, sociological, usage, psychological, technical, economic, commercial, and marketing…”


Greg Adamson “Hindrances to Socially Beneficial Technology” – SingSum AU 2010 from Adam A. Ford on Vimeo.

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