Executive Ethics Symposium


2020 Executive Ethics Symposium

August 14, 2020

Online via Zoom

The Symposium invites top business professionals to discuss the ethical implications of various trending business topics. Previous symposiums have covered material such as artificial intelligence, the B Corp movement, and mortgage issues.

Topic: The rise of big data is affecting almost every aspect of how we conduct business. The 2020 Executive Ethics Symposium will explore the ethical aspects of the collection, protection, and use of different types of data. With distinguished panelists from the non-profit, academic, and corporate arenas, attendees will be challenged to think differently about how to approach the data that drives decision-making in their industry.

The power of data continues to grow as our ability to collect and analyze is becomes more sophisticated. As the time between collection and analysis shortens and more immediate decision points are presented to us, ethical considerations become ever more important. “Data ethilytics,” a term coined by SCCE CEO Gerry Zack, identifies three big ethical questions concerning data: what are appropriate methods of collecting data, what are appropriate uses of data, and what are appropriate methods of storing data? The 2020 Executive Ethics Symposium will explore these questions and what they mean for your organization.


Thanks to the generous support of Zanes Law and The Claudia Zanes Companies, LLC, there will be no charge to participate in the Executive Ethics Symposium.

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2020 Executive Ethics Symposium Panelists

Gerry Zack


Gerry Zack is a compliance and antifraud expert and author, with more than 30 years experience in the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, noncompliance, and corruption. Effective November 1, 2018 Gerry became the CEO of SCCE & HCCA, following a 12-month transition during which he worked closely with former CEO and founder Roy Snell.

Sudha Ram

Professor, Management Information Systems &
Director, INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics at the University of Arizona

Sudha Ram joined the Eller College of Management in 1985 after earning her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She directs the INSITE center for Business Intelligence and Analytics and has received more than $60 million in research funding. Her areas of expertise include, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Network Science, and Business Intelligence. She was a speaker for a TEDx talk in December 2013 on “Creating a Smarter World with Big Data”. She received a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) award in 2018. She is an Editor for the Journal of Business Analytics, and a senior editor for Journal of AIS.

For more information on the INSITE center, please visit: www.insiteua.org

Fernando Levy

Head of Data & Analytic Solutions, Vanguard

Fernando Levy is the Head of Vanguard’s Retail Data and Analytic Solutions (RDAS). RDAS seeks to provide the right information solutions to Vanguard’s crew and clients in a timely, accessible and complete manner. RDAS comprised of 3 functions. Business Intelligence Solutions and Advanced Analytics Solutions teams serve as front-center business delivery on information solutions, from descriptive to prescriptive analytics leveraging AI/ML and visualization. The Data Management Solutions serves are Retail’s information owner, enable and data steward, including data quality, data engineering and data management. 

Fernando previously worked at AIG, holding several roles across Data, Technology and Innovation. He served as CEO of AIG consumer’s incubation business unit start up, and as CIO for one of its Global Consumer businesses, managing its portfolio of applications, data and platforms and driving the overall technology strategy.  He led development and maintenance of all applications and core systems, while driving its digital transformation.  Additionally, Fernando worked at R/GA Media Group, Avaya, and Booz & Company, developing and delivering on transformational and growth opportunities resulting from digital and data disruptions in the marketplace.  Fernando is originally from Argentina, speaks several languages, and resides in New Jersey with his wife and 2 boys. 



Previous Symposia Videos

The 2020 Executive Ethics Symposium discussed the ethical aspects of the collection, protection, and use of data. 

The 2018 Executive Ethics Symposium explored the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Participants gleaned new insights into the benefits, burdens and ethical implications of AI in society through a panel of experts from academia, business and the military.

The 2014 Executive Ethics Symposium focused on socially responsible investing:

The 2012 Executive Ethics Symposium explored the Benefit Corporation or B Corp movement, as a panel of leaders gathered at the UA to discuss ethical implications of this new legal entity.

The inaugural Executive Ethics Symposium debated strategic mortgage defaults as a panel of leaders gathered at the UA in August 2010 to hash out ethical issues.

Executive Ethics Symposium Sponsors

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The Executive Ethics Symposium is by invitation only.

Please contact Mariah Brown for more details.