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Leaders in IT to speak on IU Bloomington campus

Smart machines, cybersecurity among topics of discussion

Two significant names in the world of computing, Shoshana Zuboff and Dan Geer, will kick off the 2017 Statewide IT Conference with keynote speeches that are open to the public at no cost.

The keynotes will take place on Thursday, October 19 in the IU Auditorium.

9am—In the Age of the Smart Machine, 30 years later: A conversation with Shoshana Zuboff

Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for IT & CIO hosts a Q&A with the author, scholar and Harvard Business School professor.

Shoshana Zuboff is the author of highly influential written works in the realm of human development, the digital revolution, artificial intelligence, and the evolution of capitalism, among others. Her works include Master or Slave? The Fight for Freedom and Power in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism (forthcoming, 2018), The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism and In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power.

Zuboff joined the Harvard Business School in 1981 and became the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, and one of the first tenured women on the HBS faculty. In 2014 and 2015 she was a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School.

10:30am—Clever criminals and smart machines: The future of cybersecurity

Dan Geer, CIO, In-Q-Tel

Dan Geer is an expert in computer security and risk management with extensive experience in clinical and research medical computing. Author, presenter, and consultant, Geer is advisor to or board member for a number of promising startups and their funding sources. He has over 100 refereed publications, two books, three patents, and he serves in advisory roles for the Federal Trade Commission, the Departments of Justice and Treasury, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the US Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the White House, and In-Q-Tel’s counterparties.

Parking—On-campus parking is limited and open spaces may be difficult to find. Consider walking, riding the bus, or carpooling to the event.

IU Bloomington honors parking permits from all IU campuses in comparable parking lots and garages. Visitors may also park in the IMU lot for a discounted rate. Coupons for half-price parking will be available at conference registration. For more information, visit IU Bloomington Parking Operations.