Turing Lecture 2016 - The Internet of Me

Thursday 25 February, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suitability: 14 YRS+

Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to hear Robert Schukai, Head of Advanced Product Innovation, Thomson Reuters, deliver the 2016 IET and BCS Turing Lecture, exploring the rapid growth of personal mobile devices and expansion of data, and the trends and implications for 21st century life.

The remarkable adoption of the smart phone globally has completely revolutionised the way we play, work, and live. New applications and services are being created on a nearly daily basis, and we have the same access to global information on our wrists as we had on personal computers just a few short years ago. We cannot even imagine a world where we are unconnected and out of touch.

In near parallel, we are living in a world of big data that gets bigger with each passing day. People and machines are generating incredible amounts of content that can be accessed at any time, courtesy of cheap, connected storage.

Thus lies the crux of our information challenge in the future. Data is everywhere. It’s overwhelming. How does one find a true and accurate answer in a sea of knowledge, opinion, disinformation and pure speculation?

This lecture will explore our future in this hyperconnected environment, and how our lives will seamlessly drift into a work-life blur based on a “dayflow” of activity. It will look at the digital trends which are driving this from both a consumer perspective as well as from the service provider and will paint a picture of what this means for our 21st century lives.

Robert Schukai is the Head of Advanced Product Innovation for Thomson Reuters. In addition to overseeing the development and execution of the mobile growth strategy across the organisation, his remit also includes the development of new capabilities and experiences around data visualisation and predictive analytics for desktop, mobile, wearable devices and other products.

The Turing Lecture is free to attend and will be followed by a networking drinks reception. Pre-registration is required so book now to reserve your place.

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