University Guest Lectures

by IBM Academic Ambassadors

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The path to inherently safer technology: tackling domestic abuse

Imagine being terrified of technology. Knowing that if you leave the home, connect with friends or dare to break even the smallest rule, the all-seeing devices will know - and so will your abuser. As society evolves and technology becomes …


IBM Agile Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture - Gaining Control of IT.

Based on material originally developed by Paul Homan and Simon Parker as part of the classic Managing IT Architecture (MITA) course.

1. Introduction to Enterprise Architecture (EA)
2. Doing the right things right
3. What is EA …

Topics

Design ThinkingOtherStrategy

Lecture language

DutchEnglish

Reality Simulation in Project Management

Managing uncertainty is a key component for a successful System Solutioning and its Delivery, this session focuses in an interesting and very useful modelling technique, which support Project Managers to take informative business decisions: The Monte Carlo Simulation.

At the …

Topics

Project Management

Lecture language

EnglishSpanish

An Introduction to Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing is always a topic that draws crowds and questions. In this presentation Richard will talk about the future of computing, why quantum computing is important and how IBM is travelling the road to Quantum Advantage. Topics covered include …

Topics

Quantum

Lecture language

English

The Savvy Risk Taker

Managing Risks is a daily task for all of us, where we are trying to rationalize and make decisions around the uncertainty of what may or may not happen the future, which is significant to successfully manage such Risks. This …


Intelligent Simulation - Making HPC Work Smarter not Harder

For a long time, computational scientists have relied on Moore's law (bigger, faster, cheaper) to realize their complex computational workflows on ever more powerful machines. Recently, however, this bastion of the digital world has started to show some cracks - …

Topics

AI Algorithm

Lecture language

N/A

Getting to know the Academic Initiative

The IBM Academic Initiative is a self-service program that provides students and faculty at accredited academic institutions with access to select IBM resources at no-charge for classroom and non-commercial research purposes.

Find out how to register for the Academic Initiative and …


Physical Fitness: Responses and Adaptations and its Contribution to Well-Being - An Overview

Provide an overview of Exercise Physiology and the importance of Physical Fitness for improving general health and the mechanisms which lead to responses and adaptations of the body following exercise.

Topics

Other

Lecture language

English

Replays from IBM THINK 2020

Due to the health of IBM's clients, employees and partners being our primary concern. IBM had taken a new approach to its signature event. Normally an invite only event with world-class speakers in the industry it is now open to …


IBM Services Corps - What I learned during Romania 8

As an IBM Services Corps Alumni, Roma describes the journey of getting into the programme and delivering an exceptional client experience as part of corporate social responsibility. Roma describes the roadmap and learnings that have better enabled her to deliver …


Digital Change - Focusing on Stakeholder Experience

This overview lecture focuses on the IBM Digital Change Method and how it is different from other change management models by creating a better user experience throughout the change process. This lecture includes a definition of the method, a description …


Introduction to Building Your Personal Brand

This one-hour module provides an introduction to Personal Branding, with exercises for the participants to start building their own personal brand.
Personal Branding is the most effective strategy you can use to achieve professional success and fulfillment. In this session, …


Blockchain for Software Engineers: Workshop

As blockchain moves beyond the hype and into business-critical systems, skills for blockchain-proficient software engineers are in serious demand. Enterprises world-wide and cross-industry are recognising the value that blockchain brings, and are looking for people who can make the next …


Blockchain for Business Schools: Workshop

The World Economic Forum predicts that 10% of global GDP will be stored on blockchains or blockchain related technology by 2025. It is rare for a technology to have interest from the C-suite to the developer community. In this workshop …


Promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace and classroom

Everyone will be touched by a mental health experience at some point in their lives; whether that be personally or by association with a family member, work/educational colleague or social friend.**

What are the common mental health "conditions"?
How do we promote …

Topics

HR

Lecture language

English

AI & Doability

This lecture follows on from "How To Survive An AI Winter" and examines in detail how to ensure an AI project is doable.

After a short AI primer, to explain some fudamentals of AI, this lecture quickly focusses on the solution …

Topics

AI / Automation

Lecture language

English

How To Survive An AI Winter

With all the excitement about AI and Machine Learning, it's easy to forget that delivering AI and Machine Learning solutions is not easy.

In this lecture, James Luke explains the key lessons he has learned in 25 years delivering actual operational …

Topics

AI / Automation

Lecture language

English

Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence adoption in the industry

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are two transformative technologies that provide unprecedented opportunities for companies to create new business models, improve existing business performance as well as provide significant cost savings. Successful industry disruptors and leaders will be companies that take …

Topics

AI / AutomationBlockchain

Lecture language

English

When is innovation not innovation?

AI, machine learning, blockchain... we can do some magnificent things with modern technology, things that will make a real difference - not just in the workplace but for society. But is everything we try innovative?

From this session take away:
* …


Beyond Chatbots: Building Virtual Assistants with IBM Watson AI (Workshop)

This workshop will take you beyond building a simple Q&A chatbot, and show you how to use AI and other services to construct a cognitive virtual assistant.

Over the course of the workshop, using a set of fully guided tutorials, …

Topics

AI / AutomationCloud & Data

Lecture language

English

Chatbots 101 With Watson Assistant (Workshop)

Chatbots are becoming pervasive when it comes to improving many aspects of customer experience, whether it’s providing customer service, presenting product recommendations, streamlining the shopping experience, or providing natural language interfaces to existing applications.

With the IBM Watson Assistant service, you …

Topics

AI / AutomationCloud & Data

Lecture language

English

Node-RED and IBM Watson Workshop: Build Innovative AI Apps Without Coding Experience!

Getting started with developing web and mobile applications can be a minefield! Learning HTML and CSS technologies in order to build web pages, and programming languages like Javascript or Python to create application code takes a long time … so …

Topics

AI / AutomationCloud & Data

Lecture language

English

Weather and Climate Data: Not Just for Meteorologists

Weather is part of our everyday lives. Who doesn’t check the rain radar before heading out, or the weather forecast when planning a weekend away? But where does this data come from, and what is it made of? The answer …


Getting results with simple and pragmatic IoT (level 1)

Engineers have always found ways of finding out what's happening with their equipment - maybe it's a screwdriver held against a noisy bearing, feeling the motor cage temperature with your hand and using a tongue tester to check electric current. …

Topics

IoT

Lecture language

English

How do you get a computer excited about Tennis? Learn how IBM helps create award winning digital experiences for the Wimbledon Championships

The Wimbledon Championships are 150 years old and your first associations are probably about the traditions - Pimms and strawberries and the all white dress. However did you know that IBM applies cutting edge AI and cloud computing to help …


How to cut through in sport using data, AI and innovation

In the world of sport the competitive landscape is fierce and complex. As big brands but small organisations your product and content competes against global media organisations. Your audience can choose from a cornucopia of sports viewing as well as …


Why sport proves that disruption and tradition can co-exist.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club, better know as Wimbledon, is over 150 years old. It has lived through tumultuous world events, multi era defining technology shifts and still come out stronger. But how?

In this lecture learn about the history …


IoT and the Art of Innovation

The internet of things has has massive potential to help us work smarter. Analysts predict many billions of things will be connected, yet it has still to fulfil its potential and in reality is just emerging. This session covers, a …

Topics

Digital ReinventionIoT

Lecture language

English

The A to Z of Technical Leadership

What is technical leadership? In fact, what is a leader in general?

This 1 hour lecture will discuss the attributes that lead to you becoming a strong leader in technology.

Topics

Leadership Development

Lecture language

English

Building your Digital Eminence

Derived from internal IBM course, this one hour interactive session gets students to focus on what they want to be known for, and how that is reflected in their digital presence. Students pair up and research each others internet presence …


Leadership Lessons from IBM

This is an interactive session that gets students to think about leadership traits that they appreciate, and behaviours to avoid. It draws on external sources including Daniel Goleman's research on Emotional Intelligence and leadership, Joel De Luca on Organisational Politics, …


Handling difficult conversations

This one-hour module looks at how we handle those business discussions that we might regard as difficult. As our career or business grows, so does the frequency and complexity of such conversations. The module draws on research including the Arbinger …


AI - It changes everything (maybe)

Considers the history of AI and where we are today with the various tools and technologies available to us - is AI for 'Artificial Intelligence' or 'Absolute Ignoramus'

Looks at areas such as visual recognition, speech to text, NLU, NLC, use …

Topics

AI / Automation

Lecture language

English

The Power of Human-Centred Innovation

This lecture looks at why and how we innovate, and who is 'allowed' to 'do innovation'. Innovation is not about technology, It’s about people and about how we think about innovation to address worthy problems. Where innovation comes in is …

Topics

Digital ReinventionOtherStart Ups

Lecture language

English

Building Fan Brands: Mashing Up Sports, Retail & Entertainment

How do you turn fan engagement into consumer activity, and what is the value of that? What are the new ways you need to measure? What does the intersection between retail, sports and entertainment look like? How can we do …


Under the pavement, under the beach! Why we need a revolution in the customer experience of data.

We need a revolution in the customer experience of data.
Your customer experience of a product, service or place is dependent on the ‘data capital’ you have accumulated - or not - and how the ‘gatekeeper’ recognises you. But this goes …


'Standing At The Crossroads' - The Future of Shopping Centres

We are standing at a crossroads of what happens next for shopping centres and retail real estate of all kinds, with decisions to make about what we want that future to be. We will consider 4 possible directions we could …


The Future of Technology

Let's take a look into tomorrrow's world of technology at three separate scales - planetary, human and nano-tech. For each of them we will take a look at two or three examples of technology that has the potential to change …


An Introduction to AI/ML

IBM has been a thought leader in artificial intelligence (AI) since the field was invented in 1956. This presentation charts the evolution of AI and machine learning (ML) from Turing and the Dartmouth Confernce through to AlphaGo Zero and Project …

Topics

AI / Automation

Lecture language

English

Introduction to Cyber Security

The aims of the lecture are to:
Give an introduction to cyber security principles and risk analysis
Identify important frameworks and standards related to security
Highlight key legal and regulatory requirements affecting security measures
Provide details of security controls and their selection
Discuss the …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Better Together - The principle of partnering to do more

Smart people and businesses know their own strengths and weaknesses, smarter people and businesses address their own weaknesses by utilising the strengths of their partner networks.
This lecture covers the principles that help identify, form and operationalise partnerships and alliances, using …

Topics

Other

Lecture language

English

Importance of Business Architecture & Processes in every IT implementation

It's a well known fact that any IT implementation should be a combination of peple, process and technology with an overarching element of change management. In many cases, the technology, people and change are taken care of but processes are …

Topics

IoT

Lecture language

English

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

Enterprise Asset Management is fundemental in every industrial context. It's not only about how to maintain the assets when they are operational, but also about setting the requirements for maintenance, compliance, integrating with sensors, circular economy, leveraging through life processes …

Topics

IoT

Lecture language

English

Industrial Internet of Things / Industry 4.0 - what it really means

There has been much hype about IoT and Industrial IoT, in this lecture we describe and discuss what it really means, setting the strategy and how to get there.

Topics

IoT

Lecture language

English

Rapid Innovation with A.I

In this lecture, we provide the fundamentals around why A.I & Machine Learning are useful, and then go on to describe the technologies such that offer the means to rapidly innovate with A.I and finish by providing example projects & …


Cloud Security - evolving security for new environments

Cloud computing is changing the way we use computing and has the potential for significant economic and efficiency benefits. But the speed of adoption depends on how quickly trust in new cloud models can be established. Some of the growing …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Cloud Security: Who do you trust?

Cloud computing offers to change the way we use computing with the promise of significant economic and efficiency benefits. The speed of adoption depends on how trust in new cloud models can be established. Trust needs to be achieved, especially …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Cyber Attacks–The Bigger Picture

These attacks are almost all carried out by professional criminals (or are state sponsored) and the code used is written by professional programmers to order not spotty teenagers, as used to be the case.

The attack weapon of choice is …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Malware Forensics – Detecting the Unknown

A fairly deep look at forensics from a completely different angle, using different approaches than typically used for traditional digital forensics cases.

How do you find a new piece of malware that isn’t detected by any of the anti-malware solutions and …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Privacy in Mobile Environments

Mobile devices, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and other electronic devices form the part of communication in the ubiquitous environment and interact with each other faultlessly. Mobile devices store various sensitive data in a ubiquitous environment. Hence, having a controlled access …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Security Standards

The lecture begins with a description of the relevance and importance of standards in the IT industry and the place of Security Standards in that picture. The various standards bodies are described, both the treaty organizations including ISO/IEC and ITU-T …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Identity Assertion and Federation

Identity is critical to security because it is required for both authorisation and accountability. We can acquire an identity through authentication but, in distributed systems, we also need to be able to securely propagate identity. This lecture shows how identity …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Governance, Risk and Compliance

This lecture is focused on the security issues that arise from the selection, deployment and operation of large scale IT systems in complex industrial environments. Many large firms spend hundreds of millions every year on global IT systems and governance …

Topics

Security & Privacy

Lecture language

English

Social Network Analysis Models

To descrive what SNA actually is, and the key constructs that need to be understood, examples of these constructs and how they are applied in real life scenarios are also included

Topics

AI / Automation

Lecture language

English

Industry 4.0 - How difficult can it be?

We all know the hype and aspire to the potential that Industry 4.0 can offer. But the reality is that despite showing a lot of promise, for most organisations, achieving this accolade is proving to be quite a challenge.

Apart from …