Can we engineer trust?

A programme exploring the causes of mistrust online - and how to fix it!

We are struggling to trust the internet. Gone are the halcyon days of freedom and information for the common good built on the trust of the good intentions of our fellow users; instead we are increasingly concerned with:

  • Who we can trust, be it individuals or companies
  • What we can trust, especially now that everyone is a potential provider of ‘information’
  • How we can trust businesses with increasingly personal data

In response to these concerns CW is organising a series of workshops which will bring together our enviable mix of technologist, innovators and entrepreneurs with social scientists and legal experts in an attempt to explore the root causes of this lack of trust. Our hope is that discussion will provide the spark for innovation.

We will be challenging ourselves: can we engineer trust?

Join the conversation at our first event

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

The first in this new series of workshops will be taking place on the 7th February 2019. This workshop will be looking at the impact of identity, or the lack of it, on behaviour in cyberspace.

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.

Find out more here

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this programme. Contact for more details.

CW's Engineering Trust Advocates

  • James Chapman


  • Laura James

    Entrepreneur in Residence, Trust & Technology Initiative

  • Paul Morris

    CTO, Cambridge Communications Systems Ltd (CCS)

  • Tim Phipps

    Technical Marketing Manager, Solarflare Communications

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