Past Turing Lectures

YearSpeakerLecture titleMedia
2017 Guruduth Banavar, Vice President & Chief Science Officer, Cognitive Computing Beneficial AI for the Advancement of Humankind  
2016 Robert Schukai, Head of Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters The Internet of Me: It's all about my screens  
2015 Dr Robert Pepper
Vice President Global Technology Policy, CISCO
The Internet Paradox: How bottom-up beat(s) command and contro  
2014 Dr Bernard S. Meyerson
IBM Fellow & Vice President, Innovation
Beyond silicon: cognition and much, much more
 2013 Suranga Chandratillake
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of blinkx plc
What they didn't teach me: building a technology company and taking it to market Interview video
Slides (PDF)
2012 Professor Ray Dolan
Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry, and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, at UCL
From cryptanalysis to cognitive neuroscience - a hidden legacy of Alan Turing
Slides (PDF)
2011 Professor Don Knuth
Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University
An evening with Don Knuth - All questions answered (London) (Manchester)
Flyer (PDF)
2010 Professor Christopher Bishop 
Chief Research Scientist, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Embracing Uncertainty: The new machine intelligence
Slides (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)
2009 Professor Sir Michael Brady FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FIET, FInstP, FBCS
BP Professor of Information Engineering, University of Oxford
Information Engineering and its Future
Slides (PDF)
2008 Dr James Martin
Author, Business Leader and Social Entrepreneur
Target Earth
2007 Grady Booch
The Promise, the Limits and the Beauty of Software
Slides (PDF)
2006 Dr Chris Mairs
Director, Data Connection plc & Senior Vice President, Product Management & Business Development, MetaSwitch
Lifestyle Access for the Disabled – Adding Positive Drift to the Random Walk with Technology
Slides (PDF)
2005 Professor Fred Brooks Jr, FREng Dist. FBCS
Founding Kenan Professor of Computer Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Collaboration and Telecollaboration in Design
2004 Professor Fred Piper
Director of Information Security Group, Professor of Mathematics, Royal Holoway, University of London
Cyberspace Security, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
2003 Dr Carol Kovac
General Manager, IBM Life Sciences
Computing in the Age of the Genome
2002 Professor Mark E Welland
Professor of Nanotechnology, University of Cambridge
Smaller, Faster, Better – but is it Nanotechnology  
2001 Nick Donofrio
Senior Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing - IBM Corporation
Technology Innovation and the New Economy Script (PDF)
2000 Professor Brian Randell
University of Newcastle
Facing up to Faults  
1999 Professor Samson Abramsky From Computation to Interaction – Towards a Science of Information Slides (PDF)

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