Presence Attestation: human-aided bootstrapping of trust in devices
Date: 18 October
Time: 12:30pm – 2.00pm
In his one hour presentation, Professor Gene Tsudik will address the human user element in trust establishment in the era of IoT and autonomous systems.
He will present three concrete presence attestation schemes based on different physical properties: sight-based, location-based and scene-based. They vary in terms of security and usability features, and are suitable for different application contexts. After analyzing their security, we assess their performance based on prototype implementations using a smart-phone, a Raspberry Pi-2 connected with a GPS module and a HD webcam.
FAIL NIGHT – Let’s talk about failure
Date: 19 October, 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The great Winston Churchill once said “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”. Whilst optimism is one of our key values here at the Macquarie Incubator, more often than not in the business world, we fail. As people we are not defined by these failures, but rather how we get back up and charge on. Join us as our panel of high profile speakers from the Macquarie Park Innovation District discuss their failures – and most importantly how they bounced back.
Speaker Series: Meet a Venture Capitalist
Date: 25 October, 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
We all know starting a business is hard, but are there patterns and mechanisms that predict a startups likelihood to succeed? Venture capitalists are indivdiauls who provide capital to startups or support small companies that wish to expand.
Our three speakers, Blair Pritchard, Barry Tennant & Rebecca Hay all have a background in Venture Capital and have accumulated a wealth of experience in creating, scaling and investing in businesses. These individuals know what it takes to make a startup successful, as well as understanding the factors lead to failure.
Join us for this Wednesday night Speaker Series and get an exclusive opportunity to listen to and ask questions to some incredibly insightful and knowledgable Venture Capitalists who will provide you excellent insights you can apply to your venture.
MPID Transport Hackathon
Date: 2 November – 3 November 2017
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
The Macquarie Park Innovation District is facilitating a multi-staged hackathon campaign which leverages the strength of the network to generate solutions to benefit transport and mobility in the precinct and provide meaningful outcomes for businesses, employees, students and the community.