Hinton Lecture 2016: Engineering the Future of Data


The Hinton Lecture is the flagship lecture of the Academy.  Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and Principal of Jesus College will give this year's lecture. 

The exponential rates of advance in computing are transforming the world we live in. The computational fabric that underpins our world is connected to every aspect of modern life; from health to education, transport to energy, finance to defence. There is a dawning recognition that the data this fabric consumes, generates and transfers is an important asset.

Data once considered dry, dull and boring is at the heart of our digital society. Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt will demonstrate that data is a vital infrastructure; for individuals, organisations and nation states that needs to be engineered, curated and cared for. 

Programme

6.00pm Registration and refreshments
6.30pm Welcome by the Chair
Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President, Royal Academy of Engineering
6.35pm Engineering the future of data
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and Principal of Jesus College 
7.15pm Question and answer session
7.45pm Closing remarks by the Chair
7.50pm Drinks reception  
8.15pm Optional buffet dinner
8.30pm Drinks reception closes  
9.45pm Dinner closes

Tickets

Lecture tickets - £15.00 each including VAT. 

Lecture and buffet dinner tickets - £40.00 each including VAT. Please note places are limited and booked on a first-come first-served basis. You will need to book your tickets in advance. 

Students can attend the lecture and drinks reception free of charge and proof if ID will be required on the night. 

For further information please contact  Jane Divito, Events Manager

Cancellations

All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to Events Team. A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Thursday 10 November 2016. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.