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The Future of Work: using IoT to change how employees interact with their physical and digital workspaces & Branch AGM

Speakers: James Bulpin (Citrix Systems), Ben Davies (Citrix Systems) & Jason Leonard (Citrix Systems)

Date: Thursday, 19 October 2017, 18:45 - 21:00.

Venue: Citrix Systems Research Development Ltd, Building 101 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0FY.


When we think of IoT we often think about things, protocols, security and all the moving parts necessary for things to talk to each other. But, just as the Internet is much more than computers talking to each other via IP, the Internet of Things is much more than a bunch of things talking to each other via networks. IoT is one of a set of technologies that enables the next generation of human-computer interaction, providing rich user experiences that extend beyond the traditional interface of screen, keyboard and mouse ...

In this session we'll explore how IoT is enabling digital transformation within the workplace and see a number of examples and demos of IoT tools and techniques bringing a wide range of things and services into everyday workflows. We'll take a look at some of the work being done within Citrix to enable the future of work, including our Workspace IoT vision, our Octoblu IoT platform and CAP Lambda from the internal Citrix Automation Platform stack.

Speaker Biographies

James Bulpin is architect and technology director in the Citrix Core Infrastructure Group focusing on platforms, automation and IoT. As well as leading the integration of Citrix platform technologies, such as XenServer and Octoblu IoT, with other Citrix and third party products, James looks for ways to exploit emerging technologies in Citrix use-cases. His role includes technology strategy, architectural evolution and open-source engagement. James has held a variety of technical and engineering leadership roles within Citrix over the last 10 years. He joined the company through the XenSource, Inc. acquisition. James holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in the UK. Follow James on Twitter: @jamesbulpin

Ben Davies is a Principal Software Engineer in the Automation Services Group focusing on platforms and automation architecture across Citrix. He contributes to the Citrix Automation Platform and several key technologies that enable automation use throughout the Citrix products pipeline. Ben has a passion for creative automation and enabling success by bringing technologies together via integrations. Ben holds a BSc Hons in Software Engineering from the University of Wales, UK.

Jason Leonard is a Staff Software Engineer in the Automation Services Group at Citrix and focuses on their cutting edge internal automation platform. Jason has always had a keen interest in making software simple and accessible to the many, whilst ensuring stability and reliability within the systems he helps create. Previously, Jason was a Perforce Administrator for 15 years and led a team which brought Perforce source control tools to Citrix global engineering. Jason holds a BSc Hons in Computer Science from the University of East Anglia, UK.


The AGM will follow the talk.

AGM Agenda (pdf)

Minutes of the 2016 AGM (pdf)

Joint BCS DevSecOps/Cybercrime Forensics SGs and OWASP Cambridge "Social Media & Faux News Forensics" Mini Conference

Speakers: Dr Char Sample, Dennis Ivory, Dr Diane Gan, Stuart Clarke and Dr Ali Dehghantanha.

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2017 13:00 - 18:30.

Venue: Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB003), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.


Hosted by the Cyber Security & Networking Research Group, Anglia Ruskin University, British Computer Society (BCS) DevSecOps & Cybercrime Forensics Special Internet Group's and OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Cambridge Chapter

As the digital world we knew continues to endlessly evolve, we must continue to adapt how we conduct cyber investigations. Evidence sources continue to grow rapidly. If we fail to keep up, the collection and validation of evidence during a cyber investigation will become a much more fraught task. For those investigators with a thorough understanding of how to leverage improvements in technology combined with the growing wealth of information available online, the evidence extracted during a digital forensic investigation ultimately created a more solid case.