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Professional Ethics Mini-Series Panel Discussion

Seven articles to raise awareness of issues affecting ICT professionals will run from 23 Oct to 4 Dec in the ACS Information Age. This will be followed by an online panel discussion on 11 Dec where readers are encouraged to think about the issues raised and to send in discussion items. Find out more below about how you can join in the panel discussion.

Registration End Date: Tue, 11 Dec, 11:00 AM

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“Technology is not value neutral, and technologists must take responsibility for the ethical and social impact of their work” (DeepMind, world leader in artificial intelligence research, https://deepmind.com/blog/why-we-launched-deepmind-ethics-society/).  <br><br>So too ACS is committed to exploring the ethical and social impacts of technology. The seven articles in the professional ethics mini-series are designed to promote member awareness of issues affecting ICT professionals. The ACS Information Age Ethics Series began on 23 October and will run to 4 December. It will be followed by an online panel discussion on 11 December where readers are encouraged to think about the issues raised and to send in discussion items to do with ethical impacts of technology. The expert panel, consisting mostly of members of the ACS Ethics Committee (EC), will answer questions live as best they can. However, their answers are their own and should not be interpreted as ACS-endorsed positions in regards to particular matters.<br><br>Members who cannot attend the live session are encouraged to submit their questions beforehand. The panel will be chaired by the outgoing EC Chair, Professor Oliver Burmeister. He will be assisted by an ACS moderator, to ensure that questions are appropriate, respectful and that as many questions as possible are addressed in the allotted time.<br><br><b><a href="mailto:[email protected]?subject=Ethics%20mini-series%20discussion" target="_blank">Click here</a></b><a href="mailto:krysta[email protected]?subject=Ethics%20mini-series%20discussion" target="_blank"><b> to send in your questions or comments for the panel discussion on 11 Dec.</b></a>

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Oliver Burmeister

Oliver Burmeister

Oliver Burmeister is a professor in information technology at Charles Sturt University (CSU). His research is focused on ethics and on the social impact of technology. One way he achieves this is through his contributions to the field of value sensitive design, a design approach which puts ethics into practice. Another way is through his efforts to improve professional practice. Until Oct 2020 he is a Senior Research Fellow, co-leading the CSU “Flourishing Communities” research sphere; one of the three research spheres in the CSU strategic plan. 30% of the fellowship is for leadership in that sphere, and the other 70% is devoted to pursuing his research.

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Marcus Ramsay Wigan

Marcus Ramsay Wigan

Marcus Wigan FACS,SMIEEE, MA(Applied and Professional Ethics)(Melbourne) is a multiple specialist (see www.mwigan.com). He began computing in 1961, then heavily in his DPhil at Oxford from 1965, and in all his later careers: Transport Research, Public Administration, Consulting and Academia. Emeritus Professor of Transport and Information Systems at Edinburgh Napier University with a variety of recent Honorary, Adjunct and Visiting Professorships (at Imperial, Melbourne, Wollongong & Swinburne). Recent work for the EU, UNDP and US National Academies covered energy strategies for small nations, large scale repositories for documents and data and a continuing engagement in privacy, surveillance and Smart Cities.

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Philip Nathan Argy

Philip Nathan Argy

Philip is an experienced commercial mediator and arbitrator specialising in intellectual property, science, technology, consumer, franchising and competition issues.  He has been a computer buff for nearly 50 years and is an experienced programmer. Philip is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Past President (and Honorary Life Member) of the Australian Computer Society and he speaks extensively on subjects such as alternative dispute resolution, professionalism, risk management, electronic evidence and record retention. Philip has appeared as an expert witness before Parliamentary hearings in relation to On-line Content Regulation, Cybercrime and Spam. He also chairs the Ethics and Standards subcommittee of the Australian Council of Professions.

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Thomas Alexander Reid

Thomas Alexander Reid

Alex Reid has had over 56 years experience in the IT industry, mostly in Higher Education, where most recently he was IT Director at the University of WA, and previously IT Director at Oxford University, UK.  He currently advises AARNet, Australia's National Research & Education Network, regarding its eResearch program.  He remains an Honorary Professorial Fellow at UWA, where he still undertakes some teaching on Ethics in the School of Computer Science & Software Engineering.  Alex is a founding member and Fellow of the ACS and member of its Ethics Committee and a member of the ACM.

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Kirsten Wahlstrom

Kirsten Wahlstrom

Kirsten Wahlstrom is a research and teaching academic. Her doctoral research is with the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at DeMontfort University in Leicester. In this project, Kirsten applied a novel critical theoretic method to investigate whether brain-computer interfaces disrupt privacy and if so, how. Kirsten holds five awards for outstanding teaching practice, including one national award. Her teaching blends constructivist and experiential pedagogies to initiate and support meaningful transformation. Kirsten’s teaching practice is also characterised by collaborations in which professional colleagues play an important role, giving talks, projects, one to one coaching of students, placements, and more.

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Stephenie Andal

Stephenie Andal

Dr. Stephenie Andal works at AustCyber (the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd), which is responsible for growing the commercial and export opportunities for Australia’s cyber security sector at home and abroad in international markets.Prior to joining AustCyber, Stephenie was a doctoral researcher in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, where her PhD research focused on Chinese cyber security policies through a foreign policy lens, and digital politics in the Asia-Pacific region. Stephenie holds a PhD from the University of Sydney, a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary.

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