Presentation: Ethics in Computing Panel

Track: Ethics in Computing

Location: Soho Complex, 7th fl.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Wednesday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, CTO/CIO/Leadership, Developer, General Software

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Abstract

Ethics in software today is a hot topic. Join us for a panel of the speakers in the Ethics track while we discuss the important points around privacy, security, safety online, and intent of software today.

Speaker: Raghu Gollamudi

Co-Founder/VP Engineering @Integrisio

Seasoned entrepreneur and a reformed technology executive with a solid 20 plus years of experience in big data, cloud constructs, data exploration using Machine Learning and data visualization. Proven track record in building enterprise grade large scale distributed systems that are scalable, resilient, portable and containerized. Provide leadership in nurturing, mentoring and providing guidance in the decision-making process to achieve optimum results.

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Speaker: Natalie Evans Harris

COO and VP of Ecosystem Development @BrightHive

Ms. Evans Harris has dedicated over 16 years to driving the strategic use of data. Working with a broad network of academic institutions, data science organization, application developers, and foundations to advance the responsible use of data standards, APIs, and ethical algorithms to directly benefit people. Most recently launching and leading the development of a Data Science Code of Ethics in partnership with Bloomberg and Data For Democracy  Community-driven Principles for Ethical Data Sharing (CPEDS) Initiative.

As a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration, Ms. Evans Harris founded The Data Cabinet - a federal data science community of practice with over 200 active members across more than 40 federal agencies. She led an analytics development center at National Security Agency (NSA) that served as the foundation for the Enterprise data science development program. With experience on both the offensive and defensive sides of the mission, her achievements resulted in being the sole selection for NSA to spend a year on Capitol Hill as a Brookings Legislative Fellow where she spent a year focused on cyber and governmental affairs issues.

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Speaker: Kathy Pham

Product Leader and Computer Scientist, former USDS @WhiteHouse, @Google, @IBM

Kathy Pham is a computer scientist, software engineer, and product leader who has spent over 12 years building products at Google, IBM, and the federal government at the United States Digital Service at the White House where she was a founding product and engineering member. Kathy is currently researching the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab. She leads the Ethical Tech working group, where she explores topics across computer science ethics curricula, industry norms and ethics, user and community voices in product development, and how to infuse tech into other disciplines like law, policy, and social science. Kathy holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Supelec in Metz, France.

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Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones

Site Reliability Engineer

Liz is a Staff Site Reliability Engineer. She lives with her wife, metamour, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights.

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