Keynote speaker

We are pleased to announce that the academic keynote speaker at UKAIS2017 will be Dr Carsten Sørensen, Reader in Information Systems and Innovation, London School of Economics.

The title of his presentation is: Beyond Mobile IT: Computing in the small, in the large, and at scale

Dr Sørensen has published widely within Information Systems since 1989 in, for example, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, and The Information Systems Journal. He is a Senior Editor for The Information Systems Journal and serves as reviewer for all the major Information Systems journals and conferences. He has consulted with a range of large international firms and public organisations, such as Microsoft, Google, PA Consulting Group, IMF, Orange, Intel, Vodafone to name a few.

The pdf of the full set of slides from Carsten's talk are available here.

We are also pleased to announce that the industrial keynote speaker at UKAIS2017 will be John Eason.

John is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the lead Cloud Advisor for IBM in Europe. He is internationally known for his work helping commercial clients exploit large scale distributed computing infrastructures, particularly those utilising new and emerging technologies. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries with a particular focus on banks and financial markets firms. He also has significant experience in the telecommunications sector. Previous to his current role, John led a pan-European team building infrastructures to support big data and advanced analytical workloads.

Over his time at IBM, John has led initiatives around hybrid systems, computational acceleration, grid computing, energy efficiency and mission-critical systems. John is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a Fellow of both the Institute for Engineering and Technology and the British Computer Society.

The pdf of the slides from John's talk can are available here.

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