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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)

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 and our Octoblu IoT platform.

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


The AGM will follow the talk.

AGM Agenda (pdf)

Minutes of the 2016 AGM (pdf)