I’ve been thinking and writing recently about digital ethics, considering whether we are putting technology infrastructure ahead of people and society. Its a challenging conversation that academia has engaged with, but that has previously been missing from Digital Transformation and IT professional practice.
Technology itself currently has little ethics or empathy – people become numbers, algorithms become the rules, and reality becomes what the data says (and what big data platforms fail to monitor or identify as fake). And yet we find ourselves at a point in a time where there are ethical issues of being a human in a digital age.
A couple of articles of mine, one on Digital Ethics and one I co-authored with Dr Nava Tintarev on Data Ethics have been hosted by Digit – a collaborative forum for news, views, opinions and insight; focusing on the digital economy and exploring the impact of technology on business and society.
Dr Hannah Rudman has been supporting Leidos UK to develop a Digital Transformation practice as Associate Principal Consultant. Leidos is a $10bn t/o global science and technology solutions company, undertaking complex critical work to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. In the UK, Leidos works with with the Ministry of Defence, NATS, Ministry of Justice and many other government, commercial, health and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) organisations.
Hannah has brought to Leidos UK her academically verified, proven in the field Digital Transformation Approach , so that the Leidos UK consultancy practice can offer customer and employee focussed, creative, and ethically sound Digital Transformation as an integral part of their services.
Dr Hannah Rudman has been awarded Fellowship status from the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT. This means some more post nominal letters (FBCS), and formal recognition for Hannah as an IT Professional. To celebrate, she wrote a guest post for the BCS’s Future Tech blog – on what cannot be automated…