Data Ethics &
Equity in the Tech Workplace
When: Friday, July 28th - 2:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Ball Corporate Headquarters (BCH)
Address: 9200 W 108th Circle, Westminster, CO 80021-3691
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- Professional Members: Always Complimentary & Free!
- Guest Members: First In-Person event $0, In-Person $20, Virtual $10
- Non-members: In-Person $25, Virtual $15
Parking: Ample and Free!
Data Ethics with Dr. Gurvirender Tejay
Dr. Gurvirender Tejay will present a practical framework that data professionals can use to help their companies identify and resolve current data ethics concerns.
In the era of rapid digital transformation, data professionals are entrusted with tremendous power and responsibility in harnessing the potential of data for innovation and progress. However, this power comes with a crucial ethical dilemma: striking a delicate balance between responsibility and innovation. This talk explores the development of a workable ethical framework for data professionals, enabling them to navigate the ethical complexities inherent in their roles. The session introduces the fundamental concepts of ethics and computer ethics, establishing a foundational understanding. Participants will explore the various categories of ethics, subsequently focusing on applicable and pragmatic theories tailored to their specific needs. By embracing responsibility alongside innovation, data professionals can contribute to a digital landscape that respects individual rights and promotes fairness. A key takeaway for participants is an ethical framework as a valuable tool for effectively addressing data-related dilemmas and guiding them towards prudent actions.
Dr. Gurvirender Tejay
Gurvirender Tejay is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. His research expertise is in the field of cybersecurity management, information ethics, and digital privacy.
Dr. Tejay was selected to serve as High-Level Facilitator (Ministers Track) for the United Nation’s World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2020. He is currently serving as the Chair of Education and Training for the IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative. In this role, he developed a course on “Digital Privacy: Principles, Regulations, and Ethics” with the support of IEEE Educational Activities and IEEE Future Directions.
Dr. Tejay received Ph.D. in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. He also holds M.S. in Computer Science.
Equity in the Tech Workplace with Emilie Aries
Active Allyship: Supporting Equity at Work
In this engaging workshop, Emilie Aries discusses how individuals can contribute to gender equality at work through everyday actions. You'll learn:
- Practical strategies to amplify underrepresented voices at work
- How to identify and interrupt in microaggressions and share emotional labor
- How to practice inclusive mentorship to drive innovation and performance of diverse teams
After rising quickly in the world of campaigns and elections as a grassroots organizer and digital strategist, Emilie launched Bossed Up in 2013 to help women like herself overcome burnout and advocate for the careers and lives they want.
Emilie works with leaders at Fortune 500 companies to support learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and human resource initiatives. She has been featured in media outlets including the Washington Post, CNN Money, Buzzfeed, TODAY, Vox, and more. Emilie was ranked among such luminaries as Chelsea Clinton and Janet Mock in the LEVO 100, and received WIN’s Young Women of Achievement Award and the YWCA National Capital Area’s 2015 Rising Star Award.
She earned her B.A. in political science at Brown and completed a Fellowship on Organizing: People, Power, & Change at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Emilie is based in Denver, CO and combines her political past and personal experience with burnout to help others step into their power as the boss of their careers & lives.
Join DAMA-RMC at Ball Corporate Headquarters (BCH)'s beautiful, modern, and sustainable facility in Westminster. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
For our Boulder and Northern Colorado Members, we especially hope you join us at this event closer to your neighborhoods!
Doors open at 2:00pm.
Event followed by a 'Pint of Data' Happy hour at "Tap and Burger"
Address: 8810 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CO 80031
Security is important to BCH, so please register by 7/26 at 12pm, so we can provide an accurate list of attendees for check-in.
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