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43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

Eva Williams, Department of Engineering Science

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 from 13:45 to 19:15 (BST)

43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

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DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

The 43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

'Will future communications technologies lead to cyber wars or a better world?'
My dustbin is talking to the council behind my back

Speaker: Naomi Climer FREng, BSc, HonDUniv, HonDEng, CEng, FIET, HonMWES

Naomi Climer

Communications technology has enabled massive social change over the past decades. We can work from home, watch video anywhere on any device, influence governments and corporations via social media and collaborate with people all over the world. As always with the march of technology, the many benefits that we enjoy are accompanied by challenges - cyber security, inadequate coverage, the ease of spreading fake news, trolling and worse.

Naomi Climer will talk about where communications technology is heading including 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) - what will be the ‘killer apps’ of the IoT? What could we do when everything is connected to the internet? How will we use all this extra bandwidth and speed? How could communications technology improve life for everyone on the planet?

Naomi will cover the technical challenges still to be overcome and discuss some of the social challenges and spectacular opportunities that 5G and the internet of things will create.

Profile

Naomi is an engineer, whose career has been spent in the broadcast and communications technology industry including at the BBC, ITV and Sony both in Europe and the US. She isa Trustee and Past-President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Chair of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) Council and Chair of the UK Government (DCMS) Future Communications Challenge Group (FCCG) looking at the technology opportunities for the UK created by 5G and the Internet of Things. Naomi is a Governor on the Board of the National Film and Television School (NFTS), a Commissioner on an independent commission on the Future of Work and also works as a consultant with the Board of Sony’s UK Technology Centre.

Naomi is listed in the Daily Telegraph and Women’s Engineering Society 50 Most Influential Women in UK Engineering in 2016 and in Computer Weekly’s 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015 and 2016. In her spare time, Naomi is a keen sailor, motorcyclist and all things outdoors.

Programme - Wednesday 10 May 2017

1.45pm onwards: Guests arrive/registration in Thom Building Reception, Ground Floor
Research Exhibition in Thom Building Reception, Ground Floor
4th Year Project Exhibition in Lecture Room 3, Thom Building First Floor
Refreshments: coffee/tea and biscuits, Thom Building First Floor
2.30 - 3.00pm: Mini-lecture, Thom Building First Floor: Professor Justin Coon, Department of Engineering Science. Lecture title: ‘Network Complexity and the Internet of Things’
3.05 – 3.35pm: Mini-lecture, Thom Building First Floor: Professor Dominic O’Brien, Department of Engineering Science. Lecture title: ‘Wireless Communications Using Light’
3.45 – 4.05pm: Presentation of student prizes by Naomi Climer
4.05 – 4.45pm: Refreshments: coffee/tea and biscuits, Thom Building First Floor Research Exhibition (‘Technology After 5G’), Thom Building Reception, Ground Floor 4th Year Project Exhibition in Lecture Room 3, Thom Building First Floor
4.45 – 5.00pm: Guests walk from Department of Engineering Science to Mathematical Institute on Woodstock Road
NB: Guests to be seated in Lecture Theatre 1 at the Mathematical Institute by 5.00pm
5.00 – 5.05pm: Introduction by Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Head of the Department of Engineering Science
5.05 – 6.05pm: The 43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture: 'Will future communications technologies lead to cyber wars or a better world?’ presented by Naomi Climer
6.05 – 6.15pm: Vote of thanks by Lord Avebury, Chairman of the Lubbock Trust
6.15 – 7.30pm: Drinks reception at the Mathematical Institute
Do you have questions about 43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture? Contact Eva Williams, Department of Engineering Science

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Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

OX1 3PJ Oxford
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 from 13:45 to 19:15 (BST)


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