Innovation and technology – art or science?

In his lecture Dr Harter will focus on the function of “art” in innovation and technology together with not solely the aesthetic but additionally craft, design, talent, invention and instinct.

Andy will draw on his personal experience and experiences in computing and ask if we will do extra to understand and promote the significance of “art” as a characteristic on the interdisciplinary panorama?

Speaker biography

Dr Andy Harter CBE FREng FIET FBCS is a distinguished innovator and entrepreneur. He was Director of Research and Engineering on the influential AT&T Cambridge Laboratory the place he led many and software program tasks via to business exploitation.

He was accountable for VNC software program and its seminal function in establishing the distant entry market. The technology is on over a billion units, is on extra totally different sorts of pc than another software and is an official a part of the web.

He has an MA and a PhD from Cambridge University, the place he’s a Fellow of the Computer Laboratory and chair of Cambridge Network. He has obtained quite a few awards, together with the Silver Medal and MacRobert Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Faraday Medal of the IET. In 2017 he was awarded a CBE for companies to engineering.

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Talks happen as follows:

19 February 2018, 6pm – eight:30pm | IET London: Savoy Place

20 February 2018, 5:30pm – 8pm | University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

21 February 2018, 5:30pm – 8pm | University of Manchester, Manchester

22 February 2018, 5:30pm – 8pm | Belfast City Hall, Belfast



The London EngTalk shall be streamed reside as a webcast at 18.30 GMT at the moment 19 February 2018.

Watch the live webcast of the 2018 Turing Lecture


About the IET/BCS Turing Lecture

The all-pervasive nature of the final-objective pc has made a profound mark on virtually each side of our lives.

In honour and recognition of Turing’s contribution to the sphere of computing, the IET and BCS established the Turing Lecture in 1999.

The central seminal determine on this pc revolution was Alan Turing, whose excellent originality and imaginative and prescient made it doable, in work originating within the mid 1930s.

Although it’s now exhausting to see what the bounds of the pc revolution may ultimately be, it was Turing himself who identified the very existence of such theoretical limitation.

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