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Innovation Leaders

Innovation Leaders is a section of Ubiquity that consists of interviews of young professionals, who comment on their concerns about the future of computing and their ambitions to shape the future through their leadership. We probe how the interviewee's big concern grew up in their history, what they are doing about it in the present, and what ambitions and plans they have for shaping the future. Through this section, we aim to give voice to the many moving and compelling stories our young professionals are bringing to their work and our field.

In addition to the written interview, we offer each interviewee the opportunity to make a podcast of themselves reading their own interviews. Podcasts appeal to many busy young professionals who can listen while they are walking or commuting. The podcasts are linked to the interview page when it is published.

Our innovation leader interviews are made visible to a large community through our Facebook page and Twitter channel.

If you are interested in being interviewed as an innovation leader, contact our section editor, Bushra Anjum. She can be reached via Twitter @DrBushraAnjum.

Articles

  • A conversation with Xiaokui Shu: the pursuit of speed in cybersecurity

    In this interview, Bushra Anjum, senior editor Ubiquity, sits down with Xiaokui Shu, a Research Staff Member at IBM, and they chat about the latest emerging issues in cybersecurity. Is it possible to discover modern cyber threats before attackers accomplish their goals? The discussion then turns to the new era of dynamic cyber defense, which consists of detection strategies and procedures developed on the fly by security analysts based on live observations.

  • A conversation with Felix Kerger: taking small steps to mitigate the universal problem of information overload

    In this interview, Ubiquity's senior editor Dr. Bushra Anjum chats with Felix Kerger, an experienced developer advocate working for King.com (Spain). They focus on the increasing challenges of information overload for computing professionals and students. The discussion then moves to some of the strategies that can be employed to make information easier to find and ensure the right audience receives the right information directly.