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The Magnificent Tech 7even

Friday 16 September 2016

According to UK IT Decision Makers cloud (43%), cyber security (43%) and AI (37%) are going to be the biggest enterprise technology trends in 2017. With this in mind, IP EXPO Europe 2016 is bringing together the Tech 7even, seven magnificent technology innovators across these key topic areas, to educate this year’s attendees on how key IT issues are going to be affecting businesses and humanity alike.

From the leading authority on AI and the ‘Father of Java’ to the creator of the ‘MySpace Worm’ and the world’s most well regarded cloud experts, the Tech 7even are some of the most influential technology minds of our time and are sure to make this year’s keynote program is the best yet.

IP EXPO Europe’s Tech 7even include: global AI influencer, Nick Bostrom; the ‘Father of Java’, James Gosling; cyber security legend, Eugene Kaspersky; revered cyber specialist, Samy Kamkar; cloud champions, Mark Russinovich and Gavin Jackson; and human/cyber expert, Dr Jessica Barker.

Tech-7even

1. Nick Bostrom

With his work influencing the likes of Bill Gates, Professor Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk, keynote speaker Nick Bostrom, Author & Founding Director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Opening Day One at this year’s IP EXPO Europe, Bostrom will be discussing the impact that AI and intelligent machines will have on business and society, and sets out to answer the question: ‘Will AI bring about the end of humanity?’

 

 

2. James Gosling

The ‘Father of Java’ and legendary computer programmer James Gosling will be opening Day Two of IP EXPO Europe. Now chief software architect at Liquid Robotics, he spends his time writing Open Source software for the Waveglider, an autonomous ocean-going robot which provides REAL-TIME ocean data collection and communications. The Wave Glider just swam 2,808 miles helping fight illegal fishing in the South Pacific. Gosling will be taking to the stage to give attendees a look into the creation of Java and to discuss the intersection of cloud computing and the world of remote digital communications, IoT and robotics.

3. Eugene Kaspersky

Undoubtedly one of the world’s most renowned cyber security experts, Eugene Kaspersky has been involved in defensive technologies since the 90s, establishing Kaspersky Labs in 97 and winning awards for his contribution to IT security awareness on a global scale. This expert eye for potential zero day threats and understanding of the latest cybercriminal techniques are truly remarkable and will outline his view in his seminar Judgment Day for Critical Infrastructure.

4. Samy Kamkar

Samy is probably best known for creating the MySpace worm, the fastest spreading virus of all time, along with his work being cited by the NSA, triggering hearings on Capitol Hill, and being the basis for security advancements across virtually all web browsers, smartphones, and other technologies. He’ll highlight the insecurities in every day technologies through his seminar Secret Hacking Techniques which is described as revealing something fun, fascinating and terrifying!

5. Mark Russinovich

The CTO for Microsoft Azure is one of the most influential individuals in the world of Cloud and a captivating keynote speaker who has a clear vision of how the power of cloud can be harnessed. Join Mark as he describes how to leverage the most of its principles and solutions to fully embrace cloud in Clearing Last Mile Barriers for Cloud Adoption.

6. Gavin Jackson

As the leading Cloud Computing business, Amazon Web Services presents their MD in the UK, Gavin Jackson, who is responsible for driving the teams and strategies that are helping customers and partners to power Britain’s digital economy. AWS has helped businesses of all sizes transform themselves through access to innovative, low cost and secure cloud services.

7. Dr Jessica Barker

With a background in sociology and civic design, Dr Jessica Barker specialises in the human side of cyber security. Combining sociological and psychological research with mythology and classic horror fiction Dr Barker will be addressing why humans are in fact the weakest link in the security chain. She will also discuss how hackers are increasingly using social engineering tactics, and how to transform user behaviour both in and out of the workplace to make the online world more secure.

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