MSAN Seminar Series in Analytics

Friday, March 07, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Downtown Campus 527 - Classroom
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Contact
Keihl, Kirsten Lynn
422-4868
Department
Computer Science

Data, Data Everywhere…and Not a Byte for Me

Speaker: Kord Davis

The pace of technology innovation far exceeds that of technology legislation. Organizations have a vested interest in innovation and profit. Individuals have a vested interest in their digital identity, and their privacy, property, and reputation. How can we align our individual interests with our organizational goals for the greater good? And what are the benefits of doing so?

One first step is to understand the ethical landscape big data has brought into our daily lives. Ethics of Big Data (O’Reilly Media, 2012) author Kord Davis will be discussing this landscape and exploring ways to balance the benefits of technology innovation with the risk of unintended consequences.

Big data is evolving the very social contract which influences how our society works. Come explore and learn how some of those changes are showing up in our daily lives and what we, as individuals, can do to help align our individual values with our organizational actions.

Kord Davis is a digital strategist, author, speaker, and facilitator. Working at the intersection of people and data, Kord brings an academic background in philosophy and 20+ years of technology experience to the field. A highly experienced practitioner of design and visual thinking, Kord brings the power of collaboration to the exploration of how design and technology can help people and organizations work more effectively.

More details:

Kord Davis' LinkedIn Profile
@kordindex on Twitter

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