Wednesday 23rd May 2012 at 7pm - Lecture Theatre T.003 (Wolfson School Building)
Digital Century – the web is your oyster
Dr Mike Short FREng CEng FIET
President, Institution of Engineering and Technology
Vice President, Public Affairs, Telefonica Europe
This lecture will examine the phenomenal developments in digital technology and services globally and their impact on modern society. After a look back at the impact of mobile and the internet over the last 30 years, Dr Short will identify some of the new services, innovation and investment that we can expect within the coming years.
The talk will cover the transition from analogue to digital communications, developments in business to consumer services, voice to data usage, internet for people and things, and the growing impact on new sectors such as education; transport and ticketing; energy and the environment; health and wellness and smart cities.Light refreshments will be available from 6.30pm onwards.
About Dr Mike Short
Mike's career spans 38 years in electronics and telecommunications, covering Technology, Innovation and Public Policy, with the last 25 years in mobile communications.
After working for Philips, Landis and Gyr, and BT, he was appointed in 1989 as Director of Cellnet (now part of Telefonica and branded O2 UK).
He has also served as a member of the UK Home Office Internet Task Force, Home Access to Broadband Committee, the UK Government Trade and Investment ICT Sector Advisory Board and its advisory committee on London 2012.
He has been board member of UK Council for Child Internet Safety and an IET Trustee since 2008 and for ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) since 2011.
Mike's Telefonica focus today is on European public policy that relates to innovation, whether research, the responsible use of mobiles or new business development. This includes a focus on advanced mobile services and data applications including mobile learning, smart metering, transport telematics and connected healthcare.