Presentation: Spurring The Ethical Imagination

Track: Ethics in Computing

Location: Soho Complex, 7th fl.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

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Level: Intermediate

Persona: Developer, General Software

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How can individuals incorporate ethical decision-making and identify ethical dilemmas in their work with data? Whether you are a developer, data scientist, program manager, or leader of an organization, come to this workshop to explore your ethical imagination around data use. If you’re writing reports, creating models, scrubbing data sets, or using data from other providers, this workshop will give you tools to think more responsibly about your data practices.

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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