We have joined with our Corporate Partners to bring you an exciting lecture series of technical presentations called 'Applications of Computing in Industry'.

The technical presentations are designed to complement your studies by showing how theory is applied in practice and by describing interesting technical challenges in industry and how our partner organisations are addressing them. Learning more about how computing is applied in industry will also support you with your career choices and the insights you gain will give you a competitive edge in applications/interviews.

When? Usually Tuesday from 12pm till 2pm for the first six weeks of the Autumn and Spring term. To launch the series there will be additional talks on Tuesday and Wednesday of week 1, in the Spring and Autumn terms. Occasionally there may be ad hoc presentations at other times. For more detailed information on times, please view the below table.

Where? Usually Lecture Theatre 308, Huxley Building - but see programme below for precise dates and details.

Who? Applications of Computing in Industry is open to all DoC students and students from relevant departments. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please note that some presentations may assume prior knowledge of a technology/area and as such may be more suitable for students on certain courses or at certain stages in their study - where this is the case it will be noted in the presentation details provided below.

For details of previous years talks, see: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017.

Autumn term 2017-2018

CompanyDate TimeTitle and speakerVenue
Microsoft 3 October 2017 1pm Innovating Rapidly in a World Class Service
 
Manolis Platakis
HXLY LT308
Credit Suisse 3 October 2017 1:45pm Applications of Machine Learning in Finance
 
Kraig Appleton
HXLY LT308
The Hut Group 3 October 2017 3:15pm eCommerce at THG
 
Tolu Oguntusin
HXLY LT308
Spotify 3 October 2017 4pm Do Androids Dream of Electric Beats? Using Artificial Intelligence to Understand Music
 
Martin Gould
HXLY LT308
 Morgan Stanley 4 October 2017 1pm What's the big deal about big data?
 
Oli Bage
HXLY LT308
Maxeler 4 October 2017 1:45pm Dataflow Computing in the Public Cloud
 
Georgi Gaydadjiev
HXLY LT308
 Qarnot Computing 4 October 2017 3:15pm How Future Buildings Could Redefine IoT Architectures
 
Yanik Ngoko
HXLY LT308
Scape 4 October 2017 4pm 3D Map Data: the Digital Scaffold for the 21st Century
 
Edward Miller
HXLY LT308
Facebook 10 October 2017 12pm Building Real Time Infrastructure
 
Cristina Grigoruta
HXLY LT308
Palantir 10 October 2017 1:10pm Humanizing data: How to achieve data-driven outcomes in the real world
 
Zach Romanow
HXLY LT308
Lottovate 17 October 2017 12pm How To Deploy a Scalable Serverless Chat App to the Internet - LIVE!
 
David "Doogal" Simpson
HXLY LT308
Amadeus 17 October 2017 1:10pm Baggage With a Kick of Blockchain
 
Edward Johnson and Jun Wei FU
HXLY LT308
Nutanix 24 October 2017 12pm Using multiple storage request queues for ultimate virtual machine performance
 
Felipe Franciosi
HXLY LT308
King logo 24 October 2017 1:10pm The King reigns and the data governs
 
Nima Hamedani-Raja
HXLY LT308
Ocado 31 October 2017 12pm Disruptive Innovation at Ocado
 
Dr David Sharp
HXLY LT308
Cisco 31 October 2017 1:10pm Honey, have you turned off the lights? How hackers shut down the power grid in Ukraine
 
Cristi Grigore
HXLY LT308
 JP Morgan 7 November 2017 12pm Cyber Security at J.P. Morgan
 
Kev Jones
HXLY LT308
 Sky 7 November 2017 1:10pm A Stadium in your Pocket
 
Jeffrey Webb
HXLY LT308
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Spring term 2017-2018

CompanyDate TimeTitle and speakerVenue

Improbable

9 January 2018 12pm

 

Constructing Massive, Multiplayer Game Worlds

Ally Glennie 

HXLY LT308

Aventus

9 January 2018 12:45pm Annika Monari and Alan Vey HXLY LT308

Remora

9 January 2018 2:15pm


Evolution of Crime: From Street to Boardroom

Edward Cowen

HXLY LT308
Cadence 9 January 2018 3pm Genus, Numerics and Architectural Level Optimisation
 
Dr Theo Drane
HXLY LT308
 7digital 10 January 2018 1pm Digital music: I wouldn't start from here
 
Simon Cole
HXLY LT308
Carwow 10 January 2018 1:45pm The evolution of data storage @carwow

Ken Fassone
HXLY LT308

Netcraft

10 January 2018 3:15pm

Breaking Badware: Defending the UK against Malware

Owen Davies

HXLY LT308

ASOS

10 January 2018 4pm

Designing for Black Friday – e-Commerce at scale with ASOS

Andrew Potts and Mike Gore

HXLY LT308

IBM

16 January 2018 12pm Supporting Wimbledon in their Pursuit of Greatness
 
Bill Jinks
HXLY LT308

amazon prime video
16 January 2018 1:10pm

React Native

Simone Campora

HXLY LT308

Yelp

23 January 2018 12pm Taskerman: A Distributed Cluster Task Manager
 
Raghavendra Prabhu
HXLY LT308
arm 23 January 2018 1:10pm

Securing the IoT ecosystem 

Ron Eldor

HXLY LT308
NewVoiceMedia 30 January 2018 12pm Ten Tips For Building a Tech Company
 
Ashley Unitt
HXLY LT308

Goldman Sachs

30 January 2018 1:10pm Banking with Bots
 
Niccolo Lamanna
HXLY LT308
 BH 6 February 2018 12pm

The Role of Technology in Today’s Financial Markets

Ez-Eldeen Hassan & Alexi Esmail-Yakas

HXLY LT308

Clearmatics

6 February 2018 1:10pm

Solving industry-wide complexity with blockchain

George Ornbo

HXLY LT308
Splunk 13 February 2018 12pm The Answer is in the Data
 
Haider Al-Seaidy
HXLY LT308
 Pivotal 13 February 2018 1:10pm What in the world is DevOps?
 
Denise Yu & Giuseppe Capizzi
HXLY LT308
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