Eindhoven IoT & ThingsCon: Trust Toolkit Workshop Series: CODE OF TRUST

Eindhoven Internet of Things
Eindhoven Internet of Things
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Workshop Series: Don’t Be Evil: Building a Trust Toolkit

CODE OF TRUST Defining the grey boundaries of Trust
Date: Thursday 22nd April
Time: 18.30 – 20.00
Location: Online and with Miro Collaborative Workspace

Together with ThingsCon we have set an ambitious goal for 2021 – join us to discuss how we might develop from ethical and regulatory ‘codes of conduct’ into building the first tools of a Trust Toolkit; designed to guide towards more responsible and trustworthy technology business.

Since the term “Surveillance Capitalism” established itself in 2019, the realisation has been steadily growing that the majority of us are not really the ‘users’ of technology but the ‘product’. And as we pay with our privacy, many still say ‘who cares’ while others point out that the risk of eroding trust will ultimately hit the industries who need trust to build their digital business.

With this series of interactive workshops, we build upon a 2020 ThingsCon Salon Series and Conference Seminar where we asked ourselves what might it take to turn the tide of an impending and some say inevitable ‘Privacy Crisis’”?

Our goal? To raise awareness, trigger discussions, engage with experts and inspire creativity that will help us to map out the first tools we believe could, and should, be built to create a Trust Toolkit.

Workshop 01:
CODE OF TRUST Defining the grey boundaries of Trust
We start by asking ourselves “What is ‘Evil’?” What are the practices currently eroding our trust in technology, brands, and institutions? Where might we draw the lines between good and bad practices? We will dig deeper into possible criteria and boundaries required to (re)build trust in technology by drawing inspiration from experts and evolving frameworks, such as the pillars of Ethical Technology from the European Group on Ethics, the European Commission’s guidelines on trustworthy AI, The GDPR, The European Self Sovereign identity framework (eSSIF) and ThingsCon’s own 5 Trustmark for IoT dimensions.

This workshop series is aimed at a broad audience of professionals with backgrounds in technology, ethics, regulation, (service) design, business, and finance on the requirements and possibilities for a European Code of Trust.

Iskander Smit
Lorna Goulden

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Further workshops planned in this series are:
Workshop 02:
TRUST BY DESIGN Trustworthy technology and business practices
Date: Thursday 6th May
Time: 18.30 – 20.00
Location: Miro Online Collaborative Workshop

Workshop 03:
TRUST TOOLKIT Throughout the Product lifecycle
Date: Thursday 20th May
Time: 18.30 – 20.00
Location: Miro Online Collaborative Workshop


About the organizing partners

ThingsCon was started in Berlin as a conference on new hardware and the internet of things and grew into a community that connects practitioners and fosters the creations of responsible IoT via organizing events, publishing research, and more. ThingsCon in the Netherlands is the most active chapter organizing a yearly conference in December and Salons throughout the year.

EHVIOT is the Eindhoven Internet of Things Meetup, founded in 2015 and currently over 1500 members also responsible for initiating the Eindhoven Things Network (a community-led free-to-use urban IoT LoRaWAN network). This is a group for anyone interested in building, designing, sharing, and making the internet of things meeting regularly to hold practical workshops and share a broad range of technical, design, and social perspectives focused on increasing access and creating value with IoT.