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Events that Changed the IT World

  • 8 June, 00:00

Swedsoft, Science Park Mjärdevi and SICS East hereby invite you to a ”not to be missed” seminar about the past and future of computer science.

Opening with the computer pioneer Harold ”Bud” Lawson. Bud has an impressive track record in the history of IT including working with Grace Hopper, who as you know invented the word ”bug”. His professional achievements also lists creating the pointer variable among other things. Bud Lawson will highlight what he thinks history can teach us when we are looking ahead into the future.

Continuing with Andrei Gurtov, who will give us his view on the Computer Science research today and in the future. Andrei is Associate Professor at Linköping University, Sweden. He is also adjunct professor at Aalto University, University of Helsinki and University of Oulu. After these inspiring presentations we will finish off with a Q&A and debate session were you will get the opportunity to get interactive with our guests.

We think that this can be valuable for everyone with interest in the global trend Digitalization: with all its promises and threats…


13:00 – Registration & coffee
13:15 – Welcome and introduction
13:30 – Experiences and Reflections of a Computer and Systems Engineering Pioneer, Harold ”Bud” Lawson
15:30 – Coffee
15:45 – Identity-Defined Networking: The Last Chance for Humans vs. Things?, Andrei Gurtov
16:30-17:00 – Q&A with Harold ”Bud” Lawson and Andrei Gurtov

Practical information

When: Thursday, June 8, 13:00-17:00
Where: Creactive, Science Park Mjärdevi, Linköping

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