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Embedded IoT World Conference & Expo 2022
April 5 - 7, 2022
Santa Clara Convention Center

Julia Downes
Principal Embedded Operating Systems Engineer at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - GOV.UK


Dr. Julia Downes has spent over 20 years in the computing industry. Starting out building and fixing computers for a local computing company, then designing and creating Internet and Intranet websites for small to medium enterprises. She has worked with the USA National Weather Association (NWA) on ad-hoc wireless weather sensor networks - advising on protocols and network setups. She has also worked extensively with embedded devices - from programming surround sound software for portable entertainment devices to near real-time software for controlling a stimulus waveform generator within a closed loop. A chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology working group on AI in functional safety. Julia currently works for Dstl and conducts R&D into a variety of computing systems. Projects include the assurance of autonomous systems within multiple domains.

Speaking on:

It’s just a Vulnerable Computer: Protecting Autonomous Systems

  • Discover the interactions between Autonomous Systems and their environment

  • Understand the security challenges for Autonomous Systems during each stage of their life-cycle

  • Learn how malicious users may abuse weaknesses in Autonomous Systems

  • Know what questions to ask suppliers to determine potential security issues