The Landing event to consider “new models of working with academia”

The Landing has teamed up with Cisco to host an event for leading members of the UK universities data networking community to discuss how research can tackle industry challenges.

Next Generation Networks, a two-day series, starts on December 16 with an event at Cisco’s Manchester office, which will bring together academic partners from the North to discuss how businesses and universities can work together.

Rowena Burns is among the speakers

Rowena Burns is among the speakers

Manchester Business School’s Phil Galvin will give a presentation, along with global business leaders, to kick off Cisco’s engagement programme in the North.

The series will culminate with an event on December 17 at The Landing, which will attract academics from 14 universities from across the UK.

Speakers confirmed for the event include:

  • Rowena Burns – CEO, Manchester Science Park
  • Ian Kennedy – VP, Systems Engineering, UK (Cisco)
  • Steve Simlo – IPv6 Product Manager (Cisco)
  • Joel Obstfeld – Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architects Office (Cisco)
  • Giles Heron – Principle Engineer, Chief Architects Office (Cisco)
  • Paul Horrocks – Senior Technical Solutions Architect (Cisco)
  • Energy Incubator Team – Stephanie Gauthier, Doctoral Researcher, UCL Energy Institute; Julian Szafraniec, IT Engineer (Cisco)

The speakers will be covering topics including IPv6 and UK adoption, network supplied data, Network Functionality Virtualisation, the Internet of Everything, Electronics Power Networks, and Software Defined Infrastructure.

Jon Corner, CEO of The Landing, said: “As a leader in creative digital technologies and a facilitator of strategic partnerships, we feel our collaboration with Cisco will help shape and inspire new models of working with academia to drive innovation.”

Martin Butler, Manager Education & Research UK at Cisco, said: “The Landing is an industry trailblazer fostering vital links with some of the industry’s biggest players. Therefore, working with The Landing is a key element of our regional engagement programme. We hope that this event is a catalyst for future collaborative projects between Cisco and The Landing.”

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