Some Humours and Careers
Tuesday 9 February at 6:30pm
Sumpner lecture Theatre
Professor Robert Berry’s inaugural lecture is about transitions.
First: Transitions in the role of software and hardware systems - how over time they have become more and more important to the success of business and society. Robert will discuss this in relation to his own work in the field of computer system performance.
Second: Transitions in the nature of these systems themselves - how their evolution introduces new challenges and opportunities for those responsible for performance.
Third: Transitions in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and what they mean for society and the economy. From his work at IBM through to his research at Aston in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Engineering, Robert has gained valuable insights into the role of ICT in business and industry, and he will share some of those findings in this talk.
Finally: The transition from industry to Higher Education, and the profound changes taking place in the sector when Robert arrived. He will reflect on this and share some aspects of the School strategy.
This lecture is free to attend and open to all.
When: Tuesday 9 February at 6.30pm (tea and coffee from 5.30pm)
Where: Sumpner Lecture Theatre
A buffet will follow the lecture.
Please email email@example.com to book a seat. For further information about this event please contact Emily Watts.