Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Lorna McGregor speaking at TFInstitute Autmn Conference on Security & Trust

We are delighted to have Lorna McGregor as Keynote speaker at our conference on 'Security & Trust - How to empower and protect all users'.
Lorna McGregor is a Professor in the Law School and Director of the Human Rights Centre (on study leave 2017) at the University of Essex. She is the Principal Investigator and Co-Director of an ESRC Large Grant (£5 million) on Human Rights, Big Data and Technology. Lorna is also a Co-Chair of the European Society of International Law's Interest Group on Human Rights, a Co-Chair of the International Law Association's Study Group on Individual Responsibility in International Law, a Contributing Editor of EJIL Talk! and a Commissioner of the British Equality and Human Rights Commission. 
Prior to joining the Law School, Lorna worked for REDRESS and the International Bar Association. Lorna holds an LL.B (First Class Honours) from Edinburgh Law School and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where she was a Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholar and Henigson Fellow. 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prof Howard Shrobe to talk at our conference on 'Security & Trust'

Howard Shrobe is Director of CyberSecurity@CSAIL.  His research interests include software and hardware architectures for computer security and the use of AI techniques in software development and other engineering disciplines. At the present time his main interests are in new (hardware and software) architectures for secure computing, the security of industrial control systems, intelligent  assistants for programmers, and policy issues related to cyber security.
·         From 1997 - 2000, he served as associate director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
·         From 1994 - 1997, he served at  DARPA  as Assistant Director and Chief Scientist of the Information Technology Office. He was responsible for the Intelligent Systems and Software Technology group in the office with direct involvement in the Evolutionary Design of Complex Software and the original suite of Information Survivability programs.
·        From Feb 2010 - Oct 2013, he served at  DARPA as a Program Manager Information Innovation Office where he sponsored two programs on cyber security: CRASH (Clean-slate design of Resilient Adaptive Secure Hosts) and MRC (Mission-oriented Resilient Clouds).
·         From Oct 2013 - November 2014 I served as Associate Director of CSAIL

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Uli Schlegel of ADVA to speak at our conference on Security & Trust

'ADVA Optical Networking SE' is one of our strongest supporters since the beginnings of Tommy Flowers Institute and we are delighted to have Uli Schlegel as speaker at our conference on 'Security & Trust - How to empower and protect all users'.

Uli Schlegel is ADVA Optical Networking’s technical expert for enterprise networks. He has over 17 years of experience in WDM technology and optical networking systems.
He holds an engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing. Physikalische Technik) from the University of Applied Sciences (TFH) in Berlin, Germany.

Uli currently drives product development in the data center interconnect space. He mainly focuses on solutions for storage and server connectivity as well as encryption and security relevant topics.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Ian Daft, NCA, to speak at our conference on 'Security & Trust'

We are proud to have Ian Daft from the National Crime Agency as a speaker at our conference.
Ian is a Manager within the Intelligence Collection Department of the NCA leading on the development of new capabilities to ensure the NCA is able to counter organised crime with public confidence and security.
At the moment he is giving specific attention to the application of Voice Biometrics and Analytics. A specific interest in the scope for appropriate co-operation between strategic partners.
His previous positions in the Agency have included in Financial Crime and as a Staff Officer within the Command Team. Prior to joining the NCA, Ian worked in Europol, Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Office with his last posting being as 1st Secretary at the British Embassy in Athens. He holds a MA in History as well as degree level qualifications in Financial Crime, Personnel & Development and Project Management.
We are looking forward to interesting insights and discussions during our Tommy Flowers Institute Autumn Conference on 'Security & Trust - How to empower and protect all users?'

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Prof Ben Azvine to Lead the Autumn Conference on 'Security & Trust

We are delighted to introduce you to our technical conference lead

Prof Ben Azvine PhD, MBA
Global head od security research and innovation, BT

Ben is responsible for setting direction and strategy for Security research, identify innovation opportunities and lead a strong international team of researcher to develop new capabilities in collaboration with industrial and academic partners.
Ben has 30 years’ experience in both academia and industry. His previous roles included leading the IT research centre and head of business intelligence & customer analytics research at BT Group Chief Technology Office. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Control Engineering, a PhD in Intelligent Control Systems from Manchester University, and an MBA from Imperial College, London. Having held research fellowship and lectureship posts in several universities, he joined BT in 1995 to lead a research programme to develop and exploit novel Artificial Intelligence technology to support next generation IT systems. Since then he has held senior, principal, chief research scientist posts at BT’s global R&D headquarters in Adastral Park, Ipswich where he is currently based.
He has edited two books and published more than 100 scientific articles on novel application of intelligent systems. He is an inventor of 50 patent applications, has won 4 BCS and an IET gold medals for IT innovation, and holds visiting professorship positions at the Universities of Bristol, Cranfield, Suffolk and Bournemouth. Ben is a current fellow of Institute of Telecom Engineers (FIET) and has acted as the chairman of the European network of excellence for Uncertainty management techniques from 1998 to 2001. His current research interests include the application Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Cyber security, protection of critical national infrastructure, data analysis and information & knowledge management. His current projects include Visual Analytics for Cyber defence, cloud & Internet security, machine learning and anomaly detection in network data and future identity and access management.