Past Meetup

Prof Bill Buchanan: Times They Are A Changin: New Worlds & New Opportunities

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Edinburgh Napier, Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT · Edinburgh

How to find us

Glass Room (for a reception/drinks) and then A17 (for talks)

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS, FIET,CEng, BSc (Hons)

Topic: The Times They Are A Changin: New Worlds, New Opportunities and Finally Saying Goodbye to an Old World, Prof Bill Buchanan, OBE
Abstract: Bill will provide a vision of the future, and where many of our existing methods used in information systems will crumble and be replaced by a more trusted world which is both distributed and resilient. Along with the way, Bill will outline some of the fundamental methods which are changing our viewpoint of data and information architectures, including the move toward the full anonymisation of data, and showcase current work in areas such as health care, voting and construction.
Time: 45 mins

Liam Bell - Research Fellow - Cybersecurity & Blockchain

Topic: Building a Blockchain Identity Lab,
Abstract: The Blockpass Identity Lab – based on the Merchiston Campus - is a three-year collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Blockpass, and aims to develop a world-leading infrastructure for the integration of identity into Blockchain and DAG solutions. Liam will outline the focus on the lab, and how it can be a platform for collaborations in the development of state-of-the-art Blockchain based systems. Along with this Liam will outline some of the key challenges within distributed ledger infrastructures, and how they may be overcome.
Time: 30 mins

6.00pm : Arrive, Networking, Beer & Pizza
6.30pm: Presentations / Q&A
7.30pm: Networking and Drinks
9.00pm: Finish