In recent years, the trust that society places in opaque centralised systems has been eroding. This talk focuses on settings in which increased transparency is necessary to regain trust, and highlights technological solutions that support transparency (including the ever-hyped “blockchain”), existing efforts to increase transparency, and the need for creative design efforts to bridge the gap between the technology and the end user.
Bitcoin Theorist: Sarah Meiklejohn
Sarah Meiklejohn is a Lecturer in the Departments of Computer Science and Security and Crime Science at University College London. She has broad research interests in computer security and cryptography, and has worked on topics such as anonymity and criminal abuses in virtual currencies, privacy-enhancing technologies, and bringing transparency to shared systems. Previously, Sarah received a PhD from University of California, San Diego in May 2014, as well as an Sc.B. in Mathematics in 2008 and an Sc.M. in Computer Science in 2009, both from Brown University.
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Bill Jinks is IBM's CTO for Sales & Distribution in the UK, leading a team of architects to define industry solutions that exploit digital, cognitive and cloud technologies. Bill has over 25 years experience in IT, with a successful career defining architectures for clients and leading major systems integration projects, including some of IBM’s largest and most complex projects in Europe. Bill has worked with insurance clients since 2005, including an engagement as interim Head of IT Strategy and Architecture for a leading life and pensions provider. Prior to his current role, Bill led IBM's technical team providing outsourcing and infrastructure transformation services for a large UK property and casualty insurer. Bill has the privilege of being IBM's technical advisor to the All England Lawn Tennis Club and he is currently preparing for his 14th Championships.