Fujitsu: Nigel Greenaway, ‘The Internet of Things and Human Centric Innovation’

Nig Greenaway, Fujitsu







Biography: Nig Greenaway, Enterprise Architect & Fujitsu Fellow

Nig is an Enterprise Architect with over 45 years experience gained from differing roles within the IT industry. He has worked on major bids and initiatives in both central and local government and has led technical teams on projects of up to £160m value.

Having worked in operations, technical support and systems software development, his architecture role started in the early 1990s when he wrote the three IT-specific chapters in the Prentice-Hall book “Local Government Architecture – A method for managing change”. In the late 1990’s, he was the architect for ICL’s application portfolio for UK local authorities culminating in the development of an object and process-based architecture for the Pericles set of solutions currently in use by 40+ UK local authorities.

Since then, he has worked on public sector bids and projects and specialised in the use of standards to provide quality, flexibility and longevity, having participated in UK e-Government standards and data sharing initiatives from the earliest stages. He has a pan-organisation outlook and has represented Fujitsu in a number of government forums.

Nig assisted the UK Government’s CTO Council and contributed in a number of domains producing documents and other assets that have been shared across Government and the supply industry. This included leading on various standards-related activities, most notably development of a replacement approach to supersede the UK Government’s e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) that he had helped to develop 10 years earlier.

Nig represents Fujitsu globally on the OASIS Transformational Government Framework (TGF) Technical Committee and the W3C e-Government Community Group. The former developed the Transformational Government Framework Pattern Language that has become a standard and is being applied by Nig and others in a number of government scenarios worldwide. This includes him currently working with the British Standards Institution (BSI) to develop guidance for Smart City initiatives.

In parallel, Nig is working on strategy for a major public sector account.

Nig is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

Nig was appointed an ICL Distinguished Engineer in 1995, an ICL Fellow in 1997 and a Fujitsu Fellow in 2013.

Guru Lecture:  ‘The Internet of Things and Human Centric Innovation’

This lecture provides a high-level overview of the Internet of Things and Human Centric Innovation – Fujitsu’s unique approach to innovation that is centred on people. Some examples of modern systems being developed by Fujitsu and others are discussed and some issues identified if systems are not developed ethically and with care. It concludes by pointing to some publically available documents that address the governance of such programmes and the considerations necessary to deliver them successfully.

 Additional Resources for Students: (Reading, Books, Papers, Online Resources)

Transformational Government Framework Version 2.0.  Edited by John Borras, Peter F Brown, and Chris Parker.  01 May 2014.  OASIS Committee Specification 01.  Latest version:

Transformational Government Framework e-Health Profile Version 1.0. Edited by John Borras, Hans A. Kielland Aanesen and Nig Greenaway. 19 June 2014.  OASIS Committee Note 01.  Latest version:

TGF: Impact of the Internet of Things Version 1.0 Edited by John Borras, Nig Greenaway and Chris Parker.  OASIS Committee Note 01. Latest version :

BSI Standards Publication PAS 181:2014 Smart city framework – Guide to establishing strategies for smart cities and communities

BSI Standards Publication PAS 182:2014 Smart city concept model – Guide to establishing a model for data interoperability.


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