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Data, Data Everywhere…and Not a Byte for Me

  • Mar 7, 2014 · 1:00 PM
  • USF

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.

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Refreshments will be provided outside the room beginning at 12:30pm. Note the start time of 1pm for this event. The talk will be simulcast to room 529 for overflow seating. 

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  • Andrew P.

    The seminar had the right mix of technology, sociology and ethics for use of data now and beyond. Kord engaged the audience with thought provoking examples and involvement. Excellent talk.

    2 · March 10, 2014

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