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Presentation: Ethics Landscape

Track: Ethics, Regulation, Risk, and Compliance

Location: Marina

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Monday

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For humankind, ethics is old and computers are new.  Computing fast and fervent ascent to ubiquity didn't allow the field of ethics to maintain pace and society is reaping the foul fruits.  In this talk, I'll give a fly-by survey of the vast and mature field of ethics and attempt to convince you to adopt ethical considerations into the software development lifecycle. Expect time split equally between ethics, ethics in computing, and computing in society.

Speaker: Theo Schlossnagle

Founder and CEO @Circonus, Editorial board of ACM's ‘Queue’

Theo founded Circonus in 2010, and continues to be its principal architect. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University in computer science with a focus on graphics and randomized algorithms in distributed systems, he went on to research resource allocation techniques in distributed systems during four years of post-graduate work. A widely respected industry thought leader, Theo is the author of Scalable Internet Architectures (Sams), has contributed to several other published works, and is a frequent speaker at worldwide IT conferences. Theo is a computer scientist in every respect. Theo is a member of the IEEE and a distinguished member of the ACM. He serves on the editorial board of the ACM's Queue Magazine and ACM's Practitioner Board.

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