43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

This year's Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture will be given on Wednesday 10 May by Naomi Climer, Trustee and Past President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, 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 around 5G and the Internet of Things.
When May 10, 2017
from 01:45 PM to 07:15 PM
Where Department of Engineering Science
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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 ClimerNaomi 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.

Programme for the event

The programme for this event includes the 43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture - 'Will future communications technologies lead to cyber wars or a better world?'.

The day will also include two mini-lectures on ‘Wireless Communications Using Light’  and ‘Network Complexity and the Internet of Things’ as well as exhibitions on projects being undertaken by final-year Engineering Science undergraduates and research at the Department. In addition, there will be a special schools programme to engage and excite young women in Years 10, 11 and 12 to study STEM subjects and engineering at University.

To register for this event ...

Guests wishing to attend are asked to register via https://lubbock2017.eventbrite.co.uk by Monday 24 April 2017.

Please note: seats are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.