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Meet John Graham-Cumming

Our speaker for the post-HPC-conference executive insight dinner is John Graham-Cumming, CTO of the web performance and security company Cloudflare.

John is a computer programmer and author. He studied mathematics and computation at Oxford and stayed for a doctorate in computer security. As a programmer he has worked in Silicon Valley and New York, the UK, Germany and France. He is the original writer of POPFile, an open-source, cross-platform e-mail filtering program, which won a Jolt Productivity Award in 2004.

He is the author of a travel book for scientists published in 2009 called The Geek Atlas and has written articles for The Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, New Scientist and other publications.

In 2010, he started an organisation to build Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine known as Plan 28 and in 2014 he launched his microblog MovieCode however he is perhaps best known for launching the successful petition requesting the British Government apologise for its persecution of Alan Turing.

Read John predictions for 2017 in his recent Tech Crunch article here

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Cloudflare’s technology speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services and other properties connected to the internet. Their Anycast technology enables their benefits to scale with every server they add to their growing footprint of data centers.

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The HPC IBP Executive Insight Dinner will take place directly after the HPC conference at the South Kensington Club. It will be attended by the conference’s academic speakers and delegates from IBP member organisations.