Executive Ethics Symposium

Executive Ethics Symposium


Executive Ethics Symposium


Friday, September 6, 2024 

2023 Topic: The Ethical Implications of ChatGPT

The Executive Ethics Symposium explored the exciting, evolving, and emerging ethical dimensions of ChatGPT. The annual symposium invited top leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors to learn about the ethical implications of various trending business topics. 










Matt Hashim

Associate Professor of MIS

Eller Fellow

The University of Arizona

Greg Heileman

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

The University of Arizona

Ricardo Vilanova

Partner, Intelligent Automation - Consulting

Ernst & Young


Matthew J. Hashim has served as a faculty member in the Eller College of Management since arriving in Arizona in 2011. He is an Eller Fellow and Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS). He completed his Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in MIS from Purdue University. Prior to joining academia, Hashim was involved in environments ranging from start-up companies to one of the largest technology organizations in the world. His industry experience in information technology includes roles such as project management, programming, consulting, security, IT audit, and training.

Hashim teaches in the Undergraduate, Evening MBA, Arizona Online, and the Global Micro-Campus programs. His efforts have resulted in multiple awards and recognition by the college, students, and academia. Hashim was selected as a Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professor by Poets&Quants for Undergrads in 2020. He has also been awarded the Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, the Robert Lusch Engaging Course Award, the Eller College Outstanding MIS Instructor Award, the Student’s Choice Award for Outstanding Faculty, the Faculty Technology Pioneer Award, and the MIS Association Faculty Member of the Year.

Hashim pursues a rigorous research agenda on information privacy, digital piracy, password security, social engineering, data breaches, and other security-related topics. His research has been published or is forthcoming in premier peer-reviewed journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, and Decision Support Systems. He received a Best Published Paper Runner-Up award from Information Systems Research in 2017. Hashim has also presented his research at major conferences and workshops and has been nominated for multiple best paper awards. Hashim co-founded the Workshop on Experimental and Behavioral Economics in Information Systems with Eller Dean Karthik Kannan.

Gregory (Greg) L. Heileman currently serves as the Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, where he is responsible for facilitating collaboration across campus to strategically enhance institutional capacity related to academic administration.  He has served in various administrative capacities in higher education since 2004.  His experience includes work in the areas of faculty development, institutional research, accreditation and academic program review, curriculum management, student success, academic advisement, tutoring, student health \& wellbeing, student conduct, budget and finance, economic development, policy development, information technology and data governance, and strategic planning. 

From 2017-2019, he served as the Associate Provost for Student & Academic Life and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky, where he was responsible for providing vision, leadership and strategic direction for campus-wide student success efforts, while also serving as the university’s Chief Student Affairs Officer. From 2011-2017, he served as the Associate Provost for Curriculum and then as the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the University of New Mexico (UNM).  During that time, he led campus-wide student academic success initiatives, and worked with key stakeholders on campus, to produce all-time record retention and graduation rates.  

Ricardo Vilanova supports Fortune-500 companies on critical technology-driven issues, including digital strategy, intelligent automation transformation, and technology investment prioritization, using data for competitive advantage and technology-enabled process redesign. Also work closely with several technology and data providers in shaping strategies and offerings to support Fortune-500 technology buyers.

Ricardo is an executive in EY’s Consulting Services practice, engagement partner on several digital programs and leading partner in different roles. During tenure as engagement partner and leader of Digital Data and Analytics team, has materially expanded his practice, created a self-funding commercial model where we partner with clients and split savings, and personally delivered numerous projects related to different digital domains.

He has also served largest life science and private equity accounts in US on digital transformation topics through intelligent automation and have led their go-to-market initiatives on Life Sciences & Wellness and Private Equity market segments.

He leads the Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem in the US, coordinating large deals and positioning AI as a differentiation lever, orchestrating global AI teams, combining industry led products and strategy, to serve our priority clients.

He led awarded projects across U.S., South America, Europe, and India, with awards from institutes like Harvard Business Review and IT Innovation Forums and platform global leaders as SAP and UiPath.

Previous Symposia Videos

On August 25, 2023, members of the Tucson community gathered at the Hacienda del Sol Hotel to attend the annual Executive Ethics Symposium organized by the Center for Leadership Ethics in the Eller College of Management

The 2021 Executive Ethics Symposium discussed the ethical considerations of working remotely.

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.


In-person attendance is by invitation only; however, we will livestream this event. 

If you are interested in attending, please email contactcle@arizona.edu

Support and Sponsors

Thanks to the generous support of Zanes Law, there will be no cost to participate in the Executive Ethics Symposium.

For more information about Zanes Law, please visit www.zaneslaw.com


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