"Just who do you think you are" - identity, anonymity and online behaviour

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An interactive workshop looking at the impact of identity, or the lack of it, on behaviour in cyberspace.

About the event

The internet has become a major part of our lives. It has brought enormous benefits of efficiency, speed and access to knowledge. We have access to a wide range of services spanning entertainment, learning, social media and productivity tools. Around 55% of the world population now have access to the Internet and it continues to grow. However issues of trust and problems with security have meant over the last few years it’s not been looking quite as rosy. CW have formed a multi-disciplinary team of people to look at these very issues and help engineer trust across the technology landscape. CW aims to cover a variety of topics in this area with our inaugural event looking at individual identity.

Join us for an interactive workshop looking at the impact of identity, or the lack of it, on behaviour in cyberspace. The session begins with a series of short and provocative talks on the impact of identity and some possible engineering solutions including the potential need for distributed identity and the possibility that we might all end up with a reputation ranking similar to an episode of Black Mirror or as being rolled out in China. The workshop concludes with teams looking for solutions to some of the problems raised - prizes will be awarded!

To ensure we have a diverse audience attending this exclusive event we would like to invite you to register your interest by clicking 'Join the waiting list' and we will reply back to confirm your place within two weeks.

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Speakers

James Chapman - CTO, MIRACL

James loves bringing technology to market and particularly enjoys working at the boundary between the two. He has held VP positions in Engineering, Product marketing and Product Management working for companies including Qualcomm, CSR, Broadcom and TTPCommunications. James holds an MA and D.Phil in Physics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Henley Business School; he is currently the CTO for MIRACL which delivers simple and secure authentication via its game-changing distributed-trust technology. 

Laura James - Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Cambridge

Dr Laura James is Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, catalysing multidisciplinary research and activities around trust and technology. The Trust and Technology Initiative at the University of Cambridge brings together interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power. The Initiative is coordinated by Laura and Jennifer Cobbe. Laura has spent nearly twenty years exploring cutting edge internet technologies and turning them into useful products and systems, in technology and leadership roles in diverse contexts. Laura holds Masters and PhD degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and is a Chartered Engineer.

Paul Morris - CTO, Cambridge Communication Systems

Paul Morris (CEng) is CTO at Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) which is leading the development of self-organising wireless mesh networks at 60GHz. He specialises in taking new technologies from inception all the way through to market particularly in the fields of wireless, security and IoT. He's been at the forefront of the digital wireless revolution over the last 25 years most recently at Qualcomm and CSR. He has a First Class Degree in Electronic Engineering and is an inventor of multiple patents.

Tim Phipps - Technical Marketing Manager, Solarflare

Tim sees Cambridge Wireless as a way to build the network of relationships that drive business growth and a better society for us all. As Technical Marketing Manager at Solarflare, Tim works to conceive and realise the components that will make the internet faster, secure and more reliable. He has worked on technologies from their earliest beginnings to mass market adoption, including WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular from GSM to LTE. His experience includes working as a development engineer, project management, business development and product marketing.

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The Bradfield Centre, 184 Science Park, Milton Road

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