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The Blurring Line Between the Physical and the Digital World

Meet us for an evening with ThoughtWorks CTO Rebecca Parsons in our Munich office, discussing the Line Between the Physical and the Digital World.


The proliferation of IoT devices and sensors provides a more precise picture of the physical world for us to process in the digital world.


Increased computing power has made the processing of this data more practical. We can now influence the physical world from the digital and vice versa in ways that simply were not possible before. What are the ramifications of this blurring of the boundaries?

This talk examines both the technology changes that underpin the phenomena as well as the consequences to business, people, and society. New and exciting applications are possible, but there are also challenges to be managed.

Speaker

Dr. Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer, ThoughtWorks

Dr. Rebecca Parsons has decades-long applications development experience across a range of industries and systems. Her technical experience includes leading the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems. Separate from her passion for deep technology, Dr. Parsons is a strong advocate for diversity in the technology industry. Committed to increasing the number of women in coding and STEM fields, Dr. Parsons served on the board of CodeChix and acted as an advisor to Women Who Code. She is a sought after speaker for industry events, serving as a featured presenter at well-known conferences, including Collision Conference, Web Summit, YOW!, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and more.

Agenda

6:30pmRegistration
7:00pmThe Blurring Line Between the Physical and the Digital World; Rebecca Parsons
7:45pmQ&A
8:15pmNetworking

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