Published: 24 May 2017 at 15:21
Dean Nelson and Russell Poole to speak at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge
Dean Nelson, head of Uber Compute, and Russell Poole, managing director of Equinix, will deliver a keynote address on The Evolution of the Digital Age at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on Wednesday, 14 June.
Two of the most influential professionals in the global technology sector, the speakers will discuss the changing face of technology and how we now rely on data centres – even when we don’t realise it. From text messages to traffic lights, from ATM machines to air traffic control, modern technology depends on data centres, or “the cloud”, to function.
Equinix is a company that connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners through data centres in 41 markets across five continents, while Uber’s core business connects passengers to drivers through apps. Today Uber operates in over 400 cities worldwide and handles vast amounts of data.
Nelson, the former head of data centres at eBay, joined Uber last September. On his first day in the role, he blogged:
The keynote address is free to attend and is hosted by CNet Training, the global leaders in data centre and network infrastructure education, and Anglia Ruskin University, who worked together to create the world’s first and only Masters degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management.
Dr Terri Simpkin, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Corporate Education at Anglia Ruskin, said:
The event, which runs from 10.15am until 12pm on 14 June at Anglia Ruskin’s Faculty of Business and Law, is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, visit https://the-evolution-of-business.eventbrite.co.uk