Gresham College has announced the appointment of Dr Victoria Baines as IT Livery Company Professor of IT . The professorship was established in 2015 and is sponsored by the WCIT Charity.
As the third professor of IT, Professor Baines will continue the 425-year-old tradition of delivering free lectures aimed at the public within the City of London and beyond. Gresham College live streams lectures online and delivers them to physical audiences in London, plus there are more than 3,000 past lectures freely available on the college’s website.
Professor Baines is a leading authority in the field of online trust, safety and cybersecurity. Her first lecture series will be on the cyber human, with talks covering topics such as how to fight fake news and what the metaverse is. Commenting on the appointment, the CEO of Gresham College, Dr Wendy Piatt, said “cybersecurity is critical at this time and these lectures will shed light on some really key debates around the internet and digital diplomacy.”