Lovelace lecture 2012

Computer architectures

Speaker: Dr Hermann Hauser CBE, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners.

There have been five waves of computing so far: mainframe, minicomputer, workstation, PC and now mobile plus cloud computing. In this talk Dr Hauser concentrates on the fifth wave of computing, demonstrating the dramatic changes that are associated with a new wave.

This always includes the arrival of new players and a spectacular broadening of the user base and in the uses of computers. They are not even called computers anymore but smartphones and tablets. There is an improvement in user interfaces which makes the interaction with computers more human and widens their appeal even further.

The lecture will finish with a few speculations about the future.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3