It wasn't all botnets and Heartbleed at Light Reading's Mobile Network Security Show in London on Wednesday. There were some human stories, too.
One of the speakers, Mike Bursell, currently senior architect of networking at Citrix Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), revealed from the stage that he will leave that job for a new gig in a couple of weeks.
After the chat, Bursell revealed to Light Reading that he is taking up a similar role at Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). He said that he was still ironing out final details about his role at the company, but that he will be working as an "NFV architect" there.
He will work with Sean Varley, director of planning and strategic marketing for Intel's SDN division. Varley has written before on Intel's work on the bare metal switch with the Open Compute Project.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.