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RTS and IET joint public lecture - Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future

Lecture

Mike will discuss the challenges and opportunities for innovation in the UK and do some gazing into the crystal ball...

Date and Time

13 May 2014 - 18:30-21:00

Location

London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Joint Event.


About this event

'Prediction is very difficult, particularly about the future’, Dr. Mike Lynch uses the words of Nobel prize winning physicist and philosopher Niels Bohr as a starting point to explore the big questions facing us in a technology-led future.

Mike will discuss the challenges and opportunities for innovation in the UK and do some gazing into the crystal ball…. We will find that the past may be a different country, but the future is a different realm entirely – and we may need to adapt our habits and opinions to live, and indeed, thrive there. 

About the Speaker

Dr Mike Lynch is a celebrated technologist who has a proven track record of identifying and monetising fundamental technologies. He founded Autonomy in 1996 based on technology invented at Cambridge University, where he studied Information Sciences, received a Ph.D. and held a research fellowship in adaptive pattern recognition. He served as CEO of Autonomy for over 15 years, during which time it became one of the UK's most successful technology companies on the FTSE100. The company was acquired by HP for $11 billion in 2011 and following his departure Dr Mike Lynch founded Invoke Capital, a technology investment and advisory company focused on identifying world-leading technology emerging across Europe.

Dr Mike Lynch has won numerous awards, including Computer Weekly's 'Most Influential Person of the Year' and the Chartered Institute for IT's award for Outstanding Contribution to IT in 2011. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Enterprise in 2006. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an honorary fellow of Christ's College Cambridge and a non-executive director of the British Library. He is also a scientific advisor to the UK Prime Minister.

Reasons to attend

Find out the answers to

  • Are we facing the end of privacy as we know it, and should we be concerned? 
  • How can our creative industries and technology work together successfully? 
  • Do we still have enough ambition in the UK to continue to punch above our weight?

Registration information

If you wish to attend, please email jo@rts.org.uk, indicating how many tickets you would like.

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