Thursday 12th September
10:00 - 12:00
The Centre for Army Leadership Speaker Series
in association with The Sandhurst Trust
Thursday 12th September 2019
at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
‘MEET THE MACHINE! BEHOLD: YOUR CYBORG FUTURE!'
GUEST SPEAKER: PROFESSOR COLIN WILLIAMS
The CAL's Leadership Speaker Series brings international, national and British Army leaders and leadership thinkers to an Army audience. Speakers are researchers or practitioners in their fields and come to share their knowledge, ideas, research and experiences of leadership. It gives leaders the opportunity to ask subject matter experts their personal views on the practical application of leadership.
1000 - 1020 Arrival and registration
1020 All to be seated in Churchill Hall
1025 Guest speakers and VIP's arrive
1030 - 1045 Welcome and Introduction
1045 - 1145 Guest speaker: Professor Colin Williams
1145 - 1200 Q&A
Jacket and tie
Parking for this event is on Churchill Hall Parade Square.
The cost of the ticket includes attendance at the event in Churchill Hall and is followed by the opportunity to meet the speaker during a lunch in the magnificence of the New College Officers’ Mess.
Spaces for lunch are available to Sandhurst Trust members only.
To book your place at the lunch please sign up on the next page.
Member tickets are for registered members of the Sandhurst Trust. All other bookings can be made via the non-member link.
About the Speaker:
Professor Colin Williams: Director SBL, Honorary Fellow University of Warwick, Visiting Professor De Montfort University, Editor "CyberTalk"
During a career in IT (and cyber) now entering its third decade, Colin has almost managed to convince himself and those around him that a refugee historian can impersonate someone with real technical aptitude. In his day job he is an executive director of a company that has been part of the UK Defence landscape for over a quarter of a century. In his academic persona he researches and teaches on the history and contemporary significance of Cybernetics. The two worlds have been overlapping a lot recently.
He thinks that the problem with thinking about thinking is that we use the thing that we are thinking about to do the thinking about the thing that's thinking about thinking, and thinking. He thinks that life will get properly interesting when the things we have invented to help us think, and think about thinking, start to use themselves to think about the thing its creators used to think about the thing it's now using to think about the thinking about thinking that its creators did in order to make it. He thinks that life will get even more properly interesting when the things we have created create new thinking things of their own.