Professor Sue Black, June 14

SPONSORED POST Technology has changed the lives of countless people over the years, including many women from underserved communities who have been helped through education and up the career ladder with improved methods of communication, collaboration and dissemination of information that computer innovation has constantly made possible.

The second installment in the keynote series led by Lenovo, Nutanix and Intel® features Professor Sue Black.

Sue is Professor of Computing and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computing at Durham University. Professor Black will talk about her own experience with technology, the internet and the cloud and how they have changed her life for the better and can change yours too.

Her story is truly inspiring. A single parent of three living in a city of London in her mid-twenties, Prof Black ended up in a women’s shelter before returning to school aged 26, ten years after leaving school without qualifications. She went on to earn a degree and then a doctorate in computer science, before becoming a renowned academic, lecturer and technology evangelist.

Her work includes developing and running the UK Women’s Equality Party and founding the British Computer Society Women’s Network in 1998, the country’s first online network for women in technology. Professor Black then helped set up Tech Mums, a social enterprise that empowers mums and their families through technology and was heavily involved in saving Bletchley Park, the historic WWII intelligence base camp in UK and home to Enigma code breakers.

Sponsored by Lenovo, Nutanix and Intel®, the Smart Technology for the Next Reality keynote series brings together a talented array of IT industry luminaries who will discuss how today’s technology trends are shaping societies and economies in tomorrow.

Signing up for the Smarter Technology for Next Reality series will not only give you access to speeches by Professor Black and other renowned speakers such as forecaster Shivvy Jervis, a recording of which is available here. It also provides access to a host of other materials, including analyst reports, white papers, infographics and customer stories that will help you put the future in context, presented by Lenovo, Nutanix and Intel®.

So why not sign up today to hear Professor Black’s inspiring story and find out how technology can be a force for good in your life too. For more information, visit our website: www.thenexttechreality.com.

Sponsored by Lenovo.

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