The first ever tri-location National Virtual Incubator (NVI) event will take place at Cambridge Judge Business School on 7 February 2013, at 19:00 to celebrate the life of Alan Turing OBE; widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. During World War II, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, where he headed up the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis.
The other participating locations for the ground-breaking NVI event are the Cisco video conferencing suites at Birmingham Science Park Aston, and Digital Enterprise Greenwich. Over 150 people from across the three locations are expected to participate.
Dr Mike Short, Vice President, Telefonica Europe will headline the event, which will be facilitated by an interactive feed from each of the three NVI locations. The NVI network has been established by Cisco to heighten the interaction between UK tech entrepreneurs, research institutions and vying tech investors.
Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, part of Cambridge Judge Business School, whose mission is to assist entrepreneurs at Cambridge said:
For the first tri-location National Virtual Incubator event to celebrate the life of the father of computer science, Alan Turing OBE, is very fitting. The network has been established by Cisco to enable tech incubator and accelerator centres to enjoy state-of-the-art communication with other incubation facilities and research institutions across the country and beyond.”