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Ethical Considerations in the Era of Data

May 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Tech Collective understands the power of collective collaboration and together, with our Committees, has drafted a plan to support you.

[Virtual Event]

The purpose of this virtual event is to help the community to think about the ethical implications of data on individuals, society, and industry. Sometimes we forget, or get too busy, to consider if hasty handling and interpretation of data could support inappropriate conclusions and unintentionally encourage flawed actions or policies.

We will explore the ways in which data might hinder instead of help. Concrete examples of the ways in which our actions may go wrong will be provided. We will encourage the participants to think with us about how we might prevent data from supporting unethical actions. The audience will also be urged to think about how these considerations might apply in their own settings.

Please watch this Ted Talk by Cathy O’Neil prior to the event.

About the presenter :

Joan Peckman is a Professor of Computer Science, and Campus-wide Coordinator of Big Data and Data Science Initiatives at the University of Rhode Island. Her research and teaching interests include databases, data modeling, Computer Science and Data Science education, diversity, and interdisciplinary (or convergent) engagement. She has earlier served as program director at the National Science Foundation (2008-2011), and chair of the Computer Science & Statistics Department (2011-2017). She led the development of the Data Science programs at URI.

Doug Friedman is the Data Science Manager at Johnson & Johnson’s Healthcare Technology Center in Providence, RI. There, he leads a team of data scientists solving some of the toughest analytical problems across the Johnson & Johnson enterprise – pharmaceutical, medical devices, commercial. He has a strong passion for open-source software and agile development. His work can be found at https://github.com/doug-friedman

About our Moderator:

Rob Ulmschneider is Director of Business Intelligence Solutions at Trilix, a consulting firm that helps clients create a culture of growth by focusing on data, strategy and execution. A self-described data evangelist, Rob has spoken on a number of topics including building a data-driven culture, business intelligence strategy development, data governance implementation, and leveraging analytics to drive business outcomes. Prior to joining Trilix, Rob led business intelligence teams at different companies and was a data & analytics consultant for financial institutions and non-profit organizations.

Some Important additional Details:

Our Ethical Considerations the Era of Data is taking place on Microsoft Teams. If you have never logged into a Microsoft Teams before, be sure to give yourself time beforehand to download Teams.

The link for the event will be sent out 3 hours before the event. If you have not received the link before 9:00 am, please email us at info@tech-collective.org so we can send it to you again.

Please plan on arriving at about 12:00 pm as we will start promptly at 12:10 pm!

The Ethical Considerations the Era of Data will run until 1:00 pm, with ample time for Q&A

Cameras on! Please plan on turning your camera on so we can all connect as we learn.

If you would like to contribute to our programming by hosting a session, please email Creusa Michelazzo at creusa.michelazzo@tech-collective.org

Questions? Email our team at info@tech-collective.org