Northumbria University is delighted to invite you to the next event in our London Alumni Networking series on Thursday 28 November 2019, 6pm – 8pm at QA’s London centre, International House, St Katharine’s Dock.

The third event in the series will feature talks by Professor Peter Cochrane OBE, Co-Founder of Cochrane Associates and Professor of Sentient Systems at the University of Suffolk; and Professor Lynne Coventry, Principal Investigator and Research Director of Psychology at Northumbria University and Principal Lead of NCSC Cyber Security Centre of Excellence.

About our speakers:

Professor Peter Cochrane OBE will be presenting on the topic of ‘Cyber defence strategy and resilience in the era of industry 4, AI and smart societies’. Peter is a university professor, futurist, entrepreneur, and business and engineering advisor to international industries and governments. He has worked across hardware, software, systems, network and adaptive system design, and operation.

He currently runs his own company across four continents and was formerly CTO at BT, the Collier Chair for the Public Understanding of Technology at Bristol and winner of numerous awards, including an OBE and IEEE Millennium Medal. With over 40 years of technology and operational experience, Peter has been involved in the creation and transformation of corporations. His BT career saw him progress to CTO with teams engaged in optical fibre, fixed and mobile networks, artificial life and healthcare, war gaming, eCommerce, and business modelling.

Professor Lynne Coventry will be presenting on the topic of ‘The human defender’ where she will explore the role of human behaviour in cyber security, secure habits, and the difficulties of changing these. Lynne is a university professor with research interests in the relationship between technology design and human behaviour. She has worked both in industry and academia, and runs one of the few Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) groups to sit in a university psychology department. She works alongside technologists on a number of cyber security research projects to ensure a holistic approach to this topic.

Programme:

6pm: Arrival and welcome drinks reception

6:30pm: Welcome by Dr Guy Brown, Director of London Campus at Northumbria University

6:35pm: Presentations by Professor Peter Cochrane OBE, Co-Founder of Cochrane Associates and Professor of Sentient Systems at the University of Suffolk, and Professor Lynne Coventry, Principal Investigator and Research Director of Psychology at Northumbria University and Principal Lead of NCSC Cyber Security Centre of Excellence

7:15pm: Networking and canapés

8pm: Close

Places are limited so if you would like to attend, please register online by Friday 22nd November 2019.

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